Furtado-Rahill, St-Germain lead North Providence girls' team at state track and field meet
PROVIDENCE – North Providence High seniors Elaine Furtado-Rahill and Eva St-Germain wrapped up their high school track and field careers by finishing in the top 12 of their throwing events at last Saturday afternoon’s state championship meet at Mount Pleasant High’s Conley Stadium. Furtado-Rahill took 10th place...
Miss. State forward Will McNair Jr. aims to fortify Providence basketball's frontcourt
Providence College added to its veteran frontcourt depth on Tuesday thanks to a morning commitment. Will McNair Jr. pledged to the Friars through a post on his social media accounts. He’ll spend his final college season in the Big East after previous time at New Mexico State and Mississippi State.
Local Little Leagues taking steps to stop unruly parents
At any Little League field you can find proud parents cheering on their kids, but sometimes, they forget it's just a game.
North Providence men's league gets more grief; school officials conciliatory
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Men’s Basketball League settled into its new home in the Stephen Olney Elementary School gym for the start of its summer league season last week, but the day didn’t come without more drama. Organizer Marcus DaRosa said just about everything went...
Cumberland and Johnston stay alive in high-school softball playoff action
Caroline Lanzi's outstanding effort on the mound would be just enough for Cumberland to get by East Providence in the D-I one-loss-bracket final. Lanzi, who threw a complete-game shutout, allowing only two hits while striking out 10, outdueled Townies' hurler Keira Quadros, who was nearly as good as she gave only three hits with 10 strikeouts. The Clippers accounted for the only run in the fourth inning when Reilly Austin singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Bri Grenier. East Providence advances to the D-I consolation semifinals.
North Providence's Coro earns Second-Team All-Little East honors with RIC baseball team
PROVIDENCE – North Providence’s Joey Coro, who is a senior left fielder on the Rhode Island College baseball team, recently earned All-Little East Conference honors for the second time in his career by earning Second-Team recognition. Coro played in 42 games and batted .299 (49-for-164) with 31 runs...
Johnston softball eliminates SK in playbacks
JOHNSTON (WPRI) – Johnston softball kept its season alive on Tuesday evening with a come-from-behind win, 4-2, against visiting South Kingstown. The big blow came off the bat of Arianna Velasquez. Her bases clearing double turned a one-run deficit into a two-run lead. Highlights are in the video above. The Panthers will now face Mt. […]
Mendoza and Trejo Zamudio are top two at Central Falls High School
CENTRAL FALLS – Central Falls High School has named Ailyn Mendoza as valedictorian and Berenice Trejo Zamudio salutatorian for the Class of 2023. Mendoza is the daughter of Dolca and Caleano Mendoza and she will be attending Brown University this fall to study research with a concentration in microbiology.
PIT BOX: Return to Seekonk Speedway up next for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
With a quarter of the 2023 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season officially in the books, the Mod Squad shifts its focus to Seekonk Speedway this Saturday night for the running of the Seekonk 150. The Seekonk 150 marks a return for the series to Seekonk Speedway after last visiting the...
Commentary: Spotlight on 2023 Townie Graduate Ava Mendence. A Student-Athlete Profile
This is a snapshot of an East Providence High School 2023 graduate with whom I’ve been fortunate to have known for many years. Ava Mendence is an example of hard work, talent, family support and what EPHS offers one if you choose to accept it. I am lucky to have watched her development through the years. As a volunteer with the youngest Townie baseball campers most summers, I was amazed when a young Mendence showed up at camp and basically said, put me in coach. That little girl mostly outplayed the boys and the rest is history. This story for me began before Ava was born as I knew her Dad, Paul Mendence from sports and school many years ago. Paul was a junior high football captain in 1994 with my son Bobby. He led the team in touchdowns. Paul also wrestled a season at EPHS. He has contributed back to EP as a well-respected coach, especially for youth softball and the EPHS team. It has been a family affair as Ava’s mom, Lisa, is a great photographer and is never without a camera at a game. It doesn’t seem possible that little Ava is now a Townie graduate and heading off to study and play inter-collegiate sports. A rite of passage, I guess.
Talking the art of retention with PC head coach Kim English
WARWICK – Player retention, or re-recruiting if you will, is an area that Kim English was familiar with prior to becoming Providence College’s basketball head coach back in March. In 2021, English assumed command of the George Mason program. The task awaiting the first-time head coach was simple...
Playoff stats, scores: No. 2 D-R softball cruises past No. 34 B-P in D3 Round of 32
NORTH DIGHTON— For one Greater Taunton area softball team, Monday afternoon marked the start of their tournament run at the expense of another local team and their season. Propelled by a combined 19 hits and two walks, No. 2 Dighton-Rehoboth (17-4) cruised to a 21-2 win over No. 34 Bristol-Plymouth (10-9) in five innings to send the Falcons to the Sweet 16 and put a close to the Craftsmens’ 2023 campaign. ...
North Providence's Thomas lands First-Team All-Region XXI honors with CCRI baseball team
WARWICK – North Providence resident Zak Thomas, who is a sophomore corner infielder on the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team, recently received First-Team All-Region XXI honors for his exceptional season with the Knights, which more than doubled their win total from 2022. Thomas started 38 games for...
St. Raphael Academy boys' tennis team falls to unbeaten Chariho in D-III title match
PAWTUCKET – All season long, the St. Raphael Academy boys’ tennis team was forced to start each match staring at a 1-0 deficit because the Saints didn’t have enough players to field a third doubles team. But despite not having the minimum 10 players for their lineup,...
Cranston West sweeps Central to advance to D2 title match
CRANSTON (WPRI) – The No. 2 seeded Cranston West Falcons swept the No. 6 seed Central Knights in Tuesday night’s Division II semifinal. Highlights from the game are in the video above. The Falcons advance to Saturday’s championship game at Rhode Island College against the winner of Barrington-Lincoln.
Kipyego, McCann-Carter strike gold again, help St. Raphael place fifth at state track meet
PROVIDENCE – The good news for all the middle distance and distance runners at last Saturday afternoon’s RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships was that St. Raphael Academy senior Devan Kipyego was not going to enter – and possibly win – four individual events like he did during last indoor season’s state meet.
Men's Tennis Coach Nestor Bernabe Steps Down
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men’s tennis coach Nestor Bernabe has announced his decision to step down to pursue other opportunities. Bernabe served as the head coach for the 2022-23 season, guiding the Bulldogs into their first season as members of the Southland Conference. "I want to...
A look at an amazing high school championship weekend across RI
This past weekend was one of the busiest — and most exciting — on the high school sports calendar, as spring championships were decided in boys and girls outdoor track, boys team tennis and the four divisions of boys and girls lacrosse. Records were broken on the track, hearts were broken on the court and field and dreams came true as student-athletes from across Rhode Island hoisted that cherished championship plaque. For many, this marked the end...
Boys Lacrosse Shuts Out Seekonk, Advances To Sweet 16
Behind junior sniper Cole Chamber’s 100th career varsity goal, the Nantucket boys lacrosse team coasted to a dominant 16-0 victory over Seekonk Monday afternoon. “The biggest thing was our ball movement,” head coach Sam Aloisi said. “Possession was good. We found the extra passes and there wasn’t a lot of selfish play from us on offense. Our ride was really, really good to the point where (Seekonk) just couldn’t play with the ball.”
Walsh and Defense Carry KP into Sweet Sixteen
PLAINVILLE, Mass. – King Philip was in a groove at the end of the regular season. Although the final game was an extra innings loss to Bridgewater-Raynham, the Warriors had won the previous 10, including a title-clinching victory over Taunton, with eight shutouts. It is hard to carry momentum...
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