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After a quick start to the season, the East Providence High School boys' lacrosse team has run into a rough patch, including a 15-4 loss to host Tiverton Wednesday night, April 24. Keigan Grant … more
Emma Boisseau's double in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a two-run rally and helped the East Providence High School softball team earn its first win of the 2024 Division I season, a 5-4 … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ and boys’ outdoor track teams hosted Barrington and Mt. Hope Tuesday and came away with several first-place finishes.   Boys’ … more
He played college hockey and professional baseball, and now he is busy coaching a variety of sports at Barrington High School.   In the fall, Jacob Kapstein helps out as an assistant coach … more
The East Providence High School golf team opened up its 2024 Eastern Division regular season with an impressive sweep of host Tiverton along with Portsmouth at Montaup Country Club Tuesday, April 23. … more
The Barrington High School boys track team remained undefeated with a pair of wins on Tuesday afternoon, April 23. The 8-0 Eagles defeated Portsmouth, 108.5-45.5, and Mt. Hope, 149.5-4.5 during … more
The East Providence High School boys' outdoor track and field team continues its 2024 regular season with the aim of remaining relevant come the championship meet schedule later this spring. The … more
Last year, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team struggled when they squared off against Westerly.   This year, they swept Bulldogs in three straight — 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. … more
Two more league games added up to two more wins for the still unbeaten East Providence High School baseball as the Townies played and won a pair of Division II outings last … more
Fittingly, it appears, the first signs of a reimagined Metacomet Country Club property off Veterans Memorial Parkway will in fact be a renovated portion of the golf course. A representative of … more
Trace Dubois wasn't even supposed to play on varsity his freshman year. He wound up accomplishing one of the sport's most coveted accolades on his very first start. more
By past standards, the East Providence High School golf team had a terrific, if yet ultimately unfulfilling season a year ago. Any squad, including the Townies would have been very satisfied … more
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
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