Sports

Brien lands ‘dream job’ with Novans

Longtime Woonsocket youth mentor becomes WHS’s head baseball coach
WOONSOCKET – When it comes to the baseball landscape in Woonsocket, no one has his finger on its pulse quite like Tommy Brien does. And come this spring, Brien will have his fingerprint on the... more

Ponaganset’s Rao defends state title

Penn State-bound senior rules rest of field in girls’ weight with 58-5 1/4 throw; dosReis captures boys’ 1,500, takes second in 1,000
PROVIDENCE – The bad news for defending state weight champion Gianna Rao at Saturday’s RIIL Indoor Track and Field Championships was that she drew fouls on three of her six attempts. The bad news for... more

Choquette defends state hurdles title

Cumberland senior clocks 7.68 seconds; LHS’s Doyle places second in shot, weight
PROVIDENCE – This didn’t have the drama and suspense of last year’s photo finish and the ensuing wait to decide the championship. Last Saturday, Cumberland High senior Chris Choquette left no doubt... more

Sentinels dunk D-III competition again

Girls’ swim team repeats as division champs, captures fourth title in last eight years
BRISTOL – The Smithfield High girls’ swim team has only been in existence for eight seasons, yet the Sentinels have won more Division III championships than any RIIL team. Last Friday night at Roger... more

Lincoln rules D-III meet again

Boys’ swim team repeats as champs, tops second-place E.P. by 107 points
BRISTOL – If Tom DiIorio had his way, the Lincoln High boys’ swim team would have taken part in last Saturday’s Division II championship meet at Roger Williams University and battled their dual-meet... more

Gallagher boys fall short in state basketball semifinals

Northern Division champs end marvelous season with 18-1 record
EAST PROVIDENCE – The Gallagher Middle School boys’ basketball team’s perfect season came to a bitter end last Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the semifinals of the state tournament at Bay View Academy, as... more

NP boys finish second at D-II swim meet

Girls’ team shrugs off winless season to place fourth at Div. III championship event
BRISTOL – If the North Providence High boys’ swim team was looking to stamp an exclamation mark on its impressive season, the Cougars certainly did so at last Saturday morning’s Division II... more

SRA boys’ indoor track and field team places seventh at state meet

Johnston, Medeiros, Kipyego, Castillo nail down top-five finishes at indoor track championships
PROVIDENCE – If there had been an award for Most Improved Team at last Saturday’s RIIL indoor track and field championship meet during the post-event awards ceremony, it would have unquestionably... more

What’s next for Saints?

Upset loss to Cranston West in D-I playoff opener leaves girls’ basketball team’s state tournament hopes in limbo
PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy girls’ basketball team fell victim to a 13-point run in the second half by Cranston West in their Division I playoff opener last Friday night, and as a result, the... more

Novans jump into sixth place at state meet

Upshur, Iarussi, Correia place in top three for boys’ team; Folco takes second in girls’ long jump
PROVIDENCE – The Woonsocket High boys’ indoor track and field team got a jump on its competition at last Saturday’s RIIL Championships at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house.... more

Bandoma places seventh twice at state meet

NPHS senior impresses in 300, high jump at RIIL indoor track and field championships
PROVIDENCE – Axel Bandoma came very, very close to stepping onto the awards podium at last Saturday’s state indoor track and field championship meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy... more

Cobain becomes Smithfield girls’ all-time leading scorer

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Smithfield High senior Taylor Cobain became the all-time leading scorer in the history of the girls’ basketball team last Saturday night, as she scored a game-high 27 points to... more

MSC boys finish third at D-III swim meet

BRISTOL – The Mount Saint Charles Academy boys’ swim team nailed down its fourth straight top-three finish at the Division III championship meet last Friday night at Roger Williams University by... more

Knights of Columbus crowns free throw champs

LINCOLN – Eight youngsters from Lincoln and Cumberland, ages 9 to 14, were recently named the local champions of the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships and have earned the right to... more

Hortskamp-Vinekar grabs top honors at D-I meet

Zito, McDonough, Shen, Raftery place in top six in multiple events to highlight local swimmers
BRISTOL – On a day when several local swimmers sported medals around their necks for placing in the top three of their respective events, Cumberland High sophomore Ian Hortskamp-Vinekar took home the... more

Brierly, Xavier earn N.E. Div. III indoor track honors at RIC

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Two local members of the Rhode Island College indoor track and field program, Lincoln’s Jake Brierly and Cumberland’s Jackie Xavier, earned All-New England honors at the New... more

CYSA plans to award college scholarships to graduating seniors

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Youth Soccer Association is currently accepting applications for two college scholarships for graduating high schools seniors this year. Applications are due by April 1.... more

Mount’s Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place May 11

WOONSOCKET – Twelve former standout student-athletes will be inducted into the Mount Saint Charles Academy Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Friday, May 11, in the school’s gymnasium. The... more

Tolman, Shea swimmers shine at D-III meet

BRISTOL – The Tolman/Shea co-op boys’ swim team enjoyed its finest showing at the Division III championship meet in its four seasons as a co-op program last Friday night at Roger Williams University... more

Ex-THS star Ramos nets double-doubles to lead Regis volleyball squad

QUINCY, Mass. – Pawtucket’s Jeff Ramos, a senior on the Regis College men’s volleyball team in Weston, Mass., recently enjoyed two of the finest performances of his collegiate career during the Pride... more

Baccala, Innovative Plumbing capture NPYBA regular-season titles, top seeds in postseason

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Baccala of the Senior Division and Innovative Plumbing of the Junior Division are the regular-season champions of the North Providence Youth Basketball Association and will be the... more