Sports

Saints savor 6-0 start

Team to beat in D-II? SRA baseball team outscores its foes, 52-8
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Exceptional pitching has been one of the reasons why the St. Raphael Academy varsity baseball team is off to its best start in nearly 20 years, and last Thursday afternoon, the... more

Triple play

NPHS baseball team improves to 6-1 in D-II with sweep of Scituate, 12-1 rout of Woonsocket
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Before North Providence High head baseball coach Dean Garganese addressed his team in left field last Wednesday afternoon following its 4-1 triumph at home over Scituate, a victory... more

Darlington Girls’ Softball League celebrates 40 years

Opening Day ceremony is Saturday at Slater Park
PAWTUCKET – After last weekend’s wet and rainy forecast postponed its Opening Day ceremony, the Darlington Girls’ Softball League will finally celebrate its 40th season with its season-opening... more

Stellar start: Shea improves to 4-2 in D-III

Baseball team sweeps regular-season series with Times2 Academy
PROVIDENCE – After winning just four games last season, the Shea High baseball team is off to a 4-2 start in its Division III season, thanks to its back-to-back victories over RIIL newcomer Times2... more

Dionne dazzles in return to Boston

Former CHS All-Stater finishes 18th in women’s field with time of 2:36.21
BOSTON – Hilary Dionne’s return to the Boston Marathon turned out to be a sensational one. Back at the legendary 26.2-mile race for the first time in three years, the former Cumberland High All-State... more

Lions embrace life in new Div. III

Boys’ volleyball team continues best start in 13 years with three-set victory over Johnston
LINCOLN – Could the magic from last fall’s Lincoln High girls’ volleyball season be spilling over onto the school’s boys’ volleyball team this spring? After five matches, it appears that could be the... more

Spartans turn two on Northmen

Pierce’s four-hit, 10-strikeout outing helps baseball team improve to 3-1
NORTH SMITHFIELD – With a 3-1 win on the road last Thursday and a 10-2 rout the following afternoon at Manning Field, the Scituate High baseball team swept its “home-and-away” series with North... more

Mounties move in right direction

Boys’ lacrosse team holds off Scituate for third D-III victory in four outings
WOONSOCKET – Michael Ethier remembers well the glory days of the Mount Saint Charles Academy boys’ lacrosse program. He was a junior on the Mounties’ team that made its RIIL debut in 2007 and posted... more

Northmen take another swing at D-II

At 0-4, baseball team adjusts to new league after superb two-year stint in D-III
NORTH SMITHFIELD – It’s been an adjustment so far for the North Smithfield High baseball team in its return to Division II this spring after spending the last two seasons in D-III, posting a 27-7... more

Macedo is 6th-fastest R.I. runner at Boston Marathon in 2:50:46

BOSTON – North Scituate resident and former Ponaganset High All-Stater Mike Macedo turned in an exceptional effort at Monday’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon, as the 30-year-old runner... more

Woonsocket’s Michel clocks 2:55:31 time in Boston Marathon debut

BOSTON – Woonsocket resident Nathan Michel’s first attempt at the Boston Marathon was a stellar one on Monday afternoon, as the 26-year-old runner finished the legendary 26.2-mile race in a time of 2... more

Lincoln’s Blanchard earns another weekly honor at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – Lincoln resident Ali Blanchard, who is a freshman pitcher on the Princeton University softball team, recently earned her second Ivy League Rookie of the Week honor after tossing a... more

CYBSL’s Challenger Division continues online registrations for players, buddies ages 5-18

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League’s Challenger Division baseball program, which provides a traditional Little League experience for children ages 5-18 with physical or mental... more