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PORTSMOUTH — The Patriots held off North Kingstown Thursday night to advance in the boys’ state open basketball championship, as sophomore Chris Herren collected his 1,000th career point. Portsmouth now advances to the Elite … more
By Nick Friend PROVIDENCE — Marcus McCarthy’s 14 points and 13 from Jarron Santos led the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team to a 54-50 win over St. Raphael Thursday night, March 3, in the Sweet 16 round of the Open … more
Garret Morris, a Tiverton resident and a senior attending Bishop Stang High School, stands on the top block at the medal ceremony after winning the Massachusetts D5 state title in the 55 meter dash in a meet record time of 6.58 seconds. He moved on … more
By Nick Friend EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team came into the week preparing for its biggest game of the year in what is the Townies' first ever appearance in six-year-old Open State Championship … more
Westport girls finally found a bit of daylight in Diman’s defense Wednesday and pulled out a late-game first-round playoff victory. The win moved the sixth seed Wildcats (15-4) on to a 6:30 p.m. game at the powerful third-seed Greater New … more
The Portsmouth High School girls' basketball team used a 19-3 run at the start of the second half to overpower Barrington and run away with a 63-49 win in a first round match-up of the Girls' State Open Basketball Tournament at … more
BARRINGTON — St. Andrew's School Varsity I boys' basketball coach Mike Hart termed the NEPSAC Class AA quarterfinal round playoff game between his fourth-seeded Saints and fifth-seeded Tilton School a "50-50" proposition. Proving himself … more
Barrington High School's Bobby Colantonio set a meet and facility record at the New England High School Weight Throw Championships on Tuesday, March 1. While competing in the 35-pound weight throw at the Providence Career and Technical … more
The Barrington Middle School boys' and girls' basketball teams had a chance to finish perfect undefeated seasons, but that all ended in heart-breaking fashion late last week. Still, both squads have plenty to be proud of. After … more
Offering up its best performance since missing out on the title by a mere half point 10 years ago, the East Providence High School wrestling team placed second to champion Hendricken at the 2015-16 … more
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