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PORTSMOUTH — Under the first Friday night lights of the year, the Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team dominated on both sides of the ball to shut out Rogers High School, … more
LITTLE COMPTON – The threatened rain never arrived, and the United Congregational Church's Summer Fair went off without a hitch, and even with a moment of striking drama. The nine-year old record set by Dan Wykes in 2007 of 22.38 minutes for the 4.8 mile "flat and fast" road race was absolutely shattered by Amas Sang, 27, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, who blew through the course in 22.26 minutes. That's 12 seconds off the previous record. more
PROVIDENCE — Alexander Senich’s third goal of the playoffs proved to be just enough for Barrington High School boys’ soccer team to beat Portsmouth, 2-1, in the Division I state … more
PROVIDENCE — A tight, close and competitive Division I girls’ soccer championship game between Portsmouth and LaSalle came down to a shootout Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, with the penalty kick of the … more
LINCOLN — The East Providence High School girls' tennis team will play for the Division III championship after the Townies dispatched a pesky Cranston East side, 4-2, in the semifinals under the … more
The Mt. Hope gymnastics team went undefeated and won the RIIL Division II State Championship for the second year in a row. The Lady Huskies edged out Middletown and Portsmouth to earn this year's … more
The Huskies dominated Chariho to kick off Homecoming weekend with a 41-7 win. Mt. Hope took advantage of Chargers’ miscues throughout the game, jumping out to an early lead after recovering … more
PORTSMOUTH- Late-game heroics from Cade McHugh was just enough for the Portsmouth High School soccer team to beat visiting Tolman, 1-0, in the Division-I quarterfinals on Saturday evening. In the … more
Led by 19 points from Jack Skrzypiec, the Portsmouth High boys’ basketball team defeated Barrington in a thriller Tuesday evening at home by a score of 61-58. more
The Mt. Hope girls lacrosse team fell just short of the Division 3 championship, losing a heartbreaker to South Kingstown, 11-10, at Brown University stadium Saturday. The Huskies had a one-goal … more
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