Sports

Nordby awaits battle – in MMA cage

Cumberland resident, U.S. Army vet returns from tour of duty to fight in CES MMA 53 on Nov. 2 at Twin River
CUMBERLAND – It's been 18½ long months since Cumberland mixed martial arts standout Kody Nordby last stepped in the octagon for a fight. It was March 31 of last year when, in front of a standing-room... more

Unbeaten no more

LHS girls’ volleyball team suffers 3-0 loss
 to East Greenwich in Div. II-A showdown
LINCOLN – The high school volleyball fans who packed the Lincoln Middle School gymnasium on Monday night were anticipating an action-packed, entertaining battle between the top two girls' squads in... more

Veteran Chieftains ‘trying to be better’

Girls’ soccer team hikes Div. II record to 7-3-1 with win over Johnston
GLOCESTER – With Pilgrim and Westerly expected to clinch the top two spots in the Division II girls’ soccer standings later this week, Ponaganset is among a handful of teams that is trying to finish... more

Smithfield girls’ soccer team defeats Scituate

Sentinels vault into fourth place in Div. I standings with 3-1 win
NORTH SCITUATE – For the first time since 2011, Smithfield and Scituate took the field for a Division I girls’ soccer game last Saturday afternoon at Manning Field. And under a bright sun and cold... more

Record turnout highlights Fall Foliage races

Despite rain, South Foster Volunteer Fire Company’s 7th annual event attracts 216 participants
FOSTER – It rained last Saturday morning, and the temperature was a touch below 40 degrees, but that didn’t stop Dawn Marshall from rolling out of bed and taking a short drive from her Glocester... more

Nipmuc shuts down BMR in DVC battle

High-scoring Chargers slip to .500 with 21-0 defeat to football rival
BLACKSTONE – After averaging over 32 points per game during a three-game win streak, the Blackstone-Millville Regional football team could not get its offense going during a wet, messy, frigid affair... more

Pilgrim ruins NP’s Homecoming Day

Late touchdown helps Pats cap second-half comeback, escape with 27-21 win over Cougars
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Homecoming Day is a special time during the high school football season, especially at North Providence High, which boasts one of the best halftime events in northern Rhode Island... more

Townies’ comeback stuns Raiders

Shea football team watches 19-point lead evaporate in final 10 minutes of 34-33 loss
PAWTUCKET – The Shea High football team held a comfortable 19-point lead in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter of last Friday night’s Division I-A showdown with East Providence, only to watch... more

Rei, Marceau capture B. Glad Memorial 5K

Fourth annual event attracts large turnout, raises over $3,200 for Happy Basket Program
CUMBERLAND – It rained hard and the temperature was in the low 40s on Saturday morning, but not hard enough to prevent close to 150 participants from attending the 4th annual B. Glad Memorial 5K Run... more

Gator’s Pub Fall Volleyball League ends regular season

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Gator’s Pub Fall Volleyball League recently concluded its five-week regular season with one team, How I Set Your Mother, capturing the Sunday Co-Ed ‘B’ regular-season... more

Pawtucket runners win age divisions at Crate Escape 5K

PAWTUCKET – Warwick’s Nick Fox was a runaway winner at Sunday morning’s 3rd annual Crate Escape 5K at Slater Park, as he topped a field of 151 participants in a time of 19:01 that was more than a... more