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The Westport baseball and softball teams finished up their regular seasons and now wait for to learn their tournament fates.  The baseball team beat South Shore 3-2 on Friday and … more
Makayla Grace struck out 9 and Jayda Pequita homered and drove in 4 runs as the Wildcats walloped South Shore 15-3, in a non-league home game on Tuesday afternoon. Westport improved their overall record to 6-8 with a power ranking of 33 in Division 5, as they fight for a playoff spot with four games left to play in the regular season. more
It’s been a tough start to the season for the Westport girls tennis team, who lost a close 3-2 match to Durfee on Monday for their seventh loss in a row. The team is currently 1-7. Their lone … more
Westport junior Luke Finglas mowed down Wareham hitters in the Westport baseball team’s 5-1 victory in an away game on Thursday afternoon. The win was the Wildcats third straight as they … more
Outfielder Bella Babb hit an inside the park home run in the third inning of their first game played on the new field behind the high school as Westport fell to Diman 9-4 in a non-league game on … 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 Westport girls basketball team began their D-5 tournament run with a dominating 74-33 pasting of 28th seeded New Mission on Friday night. The 5th seeded Wildcats improved their season record to … more
The Westport girls basketball team is playoff bound after crushing Cape Cod Academy 60-30 on Tuesday and dominating Fairhaven 56-16 on Thursday to end the regular season with a record of 19-1. The … more
The Westport basketball team celebrated senior night then fell to Blue Hills 57-38 on their final game of the season on Friday night. Seniors Fotis Machairas, Chris Duarte, Anthony Raposa, Nick … more
Korynne Holden scored her 1000th point as the Westport girls’ basketball team trampled Avon 58-22 in a league home game on Friday night. Holden, the Wildcats’ senior point guard, … more
The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of … more
Junior Owen Boudria scored the 1000th point of his career in the fourth quarter of the Westport Basketball team’s 62-54 loss to Fairhaven in a non-league home game on Friday night. The athletic … more
The boys indoor track team placed eighth in the high powered Metropolitan Division during the division championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Tuesday night. Barrington beat … more
The Westport basketball team upset undefeated Avon 66-55 in front of the hometown fans during a league game on Wednesday night. Junior Owen Boudria scored 27 points to lead the Wildcats in scoring, … more
The Westport girls' and boys' basketball teams beat Holbrook on Thursday night. Freshman forward Skylar Rezendes scored 20 points as the girls thrashed Holbrook 48-14 in a league home game. The … more
Owen Boudria scored 29 points as the Westport basketball team fell to Seekonk 60-50 in a non-league battle at Seekonk High School on Friday night. The loss drops the Wildcats’ record to 3-6 … more
The Westport girls basketball team fell to Case 37-32 in a non-league game at the high school on Wednesday night for their first loss of the season. “We didn’t take advantage of our … more
  Owen Boudria scored 19 points as the Westport basketball team pounded St. John Paul II 70-33 in a non-league home game on Thursday night. Boudria, an athletic junior that can do it all, dished out 19 assists and made 6 steals and 4 blocks defensively as the Wildcats climbed back to 4-2. The athletic junior got what he asked for, which was more scoring from his peers. Senior forward Chris Duarte scored 14, his brother Cole Boudria, a freshman guard scored 9, Will Quinlan, Dane Leary and Luke Coelho each scored 6, Max Gallant netted 5, Fotis Machairas sank a 3-pointer, and Anthony Raposa hit a jumper. more
Every high school hoops program goes through a rebuilding year and after losing four senior starters and seven of ten varsity players from last season, it’s that time for the Westport … more
Marcos Dutra Africano and Tommy Bernard scored as the gritty Westport soccer team shut out Boston International 2-0 in the Division 5 state semifinal game at Scituate High School on Tuesday night. … more
The Westport soccer team is heading to the final four after stunning one-seeded Sutton 3-2 in triple overtime during a Division 5 Elite 8 game at Sutton on Saturday afternoon. The eighth-seeded … more
Junior striker Will Quinlan scored 4 goals as the Westport Soccer team crushed University Park 8-0 in the round of 32 during a Division 5 state tournament home game on Monday afternoon.   … more
Westport girls soccer readies for playoffs as they beat Southeastern 3-1, tie Diman 0-0. Photos and story by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.   The Westport girls soccer team beat Southeastern … more
The undefeated Westport soccer team clinched the Mayflower Athletic Conference championship after crushing Holbrook 7-0 during a home game on Tuesday afternoon. Then they overpowered Atlantis Charter … more
The Westport golf team tied for second place in the annual Mayflower Athletic Conference tournament at Acushnet River Valley on Thursday. The four person team shot a 340 to tie with Bristol Plymouth for … more
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