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PORTSMOUTH — Local resident and Portsmouth High School rising junior Nick Spaner is working toward his dream: Division 1 college baseball.  more
A handful of local basketball players have been selected to participate in a special event called “A shot for life,” which will be held at St. George’s School in Newport on Aug. … more
After an 8-4 conquering of Rumford delivered the Bristol Warren 10U Little League team a District 2 title and a trip to the state tournament, their story ended last week when the lost in the semi-final round to Cumberland by a score of 2-12. more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association (PYSA) has been busy, busy, busy with games this summer. Here are some results from recent contests. July 11-14 U6 It was an … more
Barrington’s Ava Kovolyan and Kate Robertson were recently named All Americans in girls lacrosse. Kovolyan and Robertson, who helped lead the Barrington High School girls lacrosse team to a … more
If you want proof that baseball can sometimes be a cruel game of inches, look no further than what happened to the Portsmouth Little League Major All-Stars during their quest for a state championship in North Providence Saturday night. more
The Barrington 11U All-Star baseball team lost 4-1 to Cranston East in a must-win game in the state tournament last week. Barrington dropped its first tournament game 11-0 to the eventual champs, … more
The Portsmouth Little League Major All-Stars advanced to the state finals after edging Cumberland 3-2 on Saturday and topping North Kingstown/Wickford 7-6 on Monday in the 12U state championship … more
The Barrington Minors Division All-Star softball team took an early lead against Warwick North in an elimination bracket game at the state tournament on Wednesday, July 20, but struggled to hold onto … more
PORTSMOUTH — The fifth annual Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., … more
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