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The Barrington High School baseball team bounced back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. The Eagles defeated Ponaganset, 10-2, in a Division II showdown at Barrington High School. … more
The early surprise amongst the respective East Providence High School sports squads so far in the spring of 2024 is the marked improvement shown by the boys' lacrosse team, which has already … more
Bobby Good was exactly what his surname means and much, much more during his career on the mat, and he will soon receive some richly deserved desserts when the city native and local legend of the … more
Returning just about its entire roster and then some from a side that was squarely in the championship chase all of last spring, the East Providence High School boys' tennis team began its 2024 … more
Barrington lost to South Kingstown 17-15 on Monday, April 15. Barrington led 4-2 after four innings but South Kingstown scored six runs in the top of the fifth and took an 8-4 lead.   … more
PORTSMOUTH — A local fencer is headed to Columbus, Ohio in June to compete in the Summer Nationals. Cora Powledge, from Portsmouth, scored a gold medal victory for the Rhode Island Fencing … more
The East Providence High School baseball team opened up Division II play last week with a 1-0 victory over visiting Johnston Monday night, April 8, as the Townies remained unbeaten in three league … more
The East Providence High School softball team hosted LaSalle in an early season Division I outing Thursday afternoon, April 11, the visiting Rams keeping the Townies winless with a 15-0 victory. … more
The Barrington High School girls track team pushed its record to 7-0 following lopsided wins over Middletown (127-27), Rogers (132-22), Bay View (136-17) and St. Patrick’s (152-0) on Tuesday, … more
Barrington improved to 4-0 in the division after defeating Tiverton 12-1 on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, at Tiverton.   For Barrington’s offense, Grant Culton blasted a single, a … more
The East Providence High School boys' outdoor track and field team opened up its 2024 Eastern Division meet season with a sweep of visiting Providence Country Day, Tiverton and Mt. Hope Tuesday … more
A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 … more
The expectations are high for the Barrington High School boys volleyball team this year.   BHS Coach Christian Lambert said the Eagles are an experienced, senior-heavy team team. Last year, … more
The cupboard is far from bare for new head coach Nick Boyce as he takes over the reins of the East Providence High School girls' lacrosse program in time for the 2024 season. Boyce, a Social … more
The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team lost to Portsmouth 12-7 on Thursday, April 4 and dropped to 1-1 in the division.   Anna Lombardi led the Eagles with two goals and six draw … more
The Barrington High School baseball team knocked off St. Raphael’s Academy 10-2 on Monday night, April 8, and improved to 3-0 in the division. The victory over the Saints followed a … more
The rain held off just long enough for the 18th running of the Nayatt 5K.   The road race serves as a key fund-raiser for the Nayatt School PTO. This year’s races — there was a … more
The East Providence High School boys' lacrosse team managed just one win all of last spring. In 2024, it took the Townies just one week to earn their initial Division IV victory as the Townies … more
The program now back on firm footing after a couple of lean years in the state's top tier, the East Providence High School boys' volleyball team enters the 2024 season seeking to improve upon a … more
The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team opened the season on Monday with a 12-11 win over East Greenwich, a team they had lost to three times last year.   The Eagles had seven … more
The 2024 East Providence High School boys' lacrosse season will be notable in at least one way for certain, as for the first time in the still relatively brief 16-year history of the program a Townie … more
The Barrington High School boys outdoor track team rolled to three wins in the season-opening meet on Monday, April 1. The Eagles defeated Shea 142-12, Tiverton 146-8, and Tolman 153-1.   … more
The Barrington High School baseball team knocked off East Greenwich in a rematch of last year’s Division II semifinal playoff series. The Eagles’ Jack Lawson tossed a complete-game … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity baseball team started its season in fine fashion Monday, winning a home opener against Mt. Hope by a score of 8-3.   The Patriots … more
It looked like the game was over.   It appeared that the clock had run out on the Barrington High School Unified Basketball team during a recent game against Mt. Hope.   BHS Coach … more
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