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Field hockey team falls in playoffs (note: add quote from coach that she emailed you) The Westport Field Hockey team lost to Seekonk, 1-0, in a Mass State Field Hockey Tournament South Division II … more
Another Seekonk Speedway racing season has produced still more trophies atop what is already an impressive collection for Westport’s Lambert Brothers and Sons Racing Team. As the name suggests, … more
TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said. more
“I love the chemistry of our team. Our three senior captains (Serena Aragao, Madison Martins and Ashlie Thatcher) have really taken hold of the team and brought them together. We seem to be on a … more
TIVERTON — By any measure, the massive Longplex sports center under construction along Industrial Way in Tiverton, a little north of Fish Road, is imposing. It's clearly visible traveling in either direction north of the town on Route 24 more
Players from the Westport United Boys U12 and U11 soccer teams joined forces over the Columbus Day weekend to play in the Columbus Cup in Mansfield, which drew more than 100 teams from Massachusetts, … more
The Westport field hockey team is the epitome of a young team. The nine freshmen on the team are the oldest players. They also have eight eighth graders, and three seventh graders. “The team … more
BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race … more
WESTPORT — The Westport High School soccer team lost to Diman, 1-0, during the team’s first home game on Friday afternoon. Diman mid-fielder Dominic Rocha scored the only goal of the game at the … more
Ashley Fay and Dakodah Hall lead the Westport girls soccer team past Upper Cape, each scoring a goal in the second half, for a 2-0 win during a home game on Friday afternoon. Fay scored on a free … more
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