Sports

Baptista’s the best!

Smithfield resident, La Salle infielder wins R.I. Gatorade Softball Player of Year award
SMITHFIELD – A giant checklist hangs on the wall of Kayla Baptista’s bedroom, and on that list are the La Salle Academy senior captain’s “big goals and dreams,” not only in her academic and softball... more

Paiva takes over as Saints’ A.D.

Former multi-sport star embraces ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ with alma mater
PAWTUCKET – One of the greatest multi-sport athletes in St. Raphael Academy’s history is taking over her alma mater’s sports program. Erika Paiva, who graduated from SRA in 2000 after putting... more

No Boston Marathon? No surprise for Macedo, Vinacco

Scituate distance runners turn page on event’s cancellation, set sights on next 26.2-mile run
SCITUATE – As runners who share a lot in common, Mike Macedo and Kenny Vinacco were expected to share the same corral in the first wave at this year’s Boston Marathon, seeing how their qualifying... more

Waiting to pitch again

Conte looks ahead to next week’s MLB Draft, summer baseball before beginning collegiate career at Duke
NORTH PROVIDENCE – If this world was a perfect one, Nick Conte and the North Providence High baseball team would currently be in the middle of a deep run in the Division II playoffs, with Conte... more

Baseball is back in Lincoln!

Little League wastes no time in hitting field for first workouts
LINCOLN – It’s been said that practices aren’t supposed to be fun, but on Monday night, it looked like the Tigers didn’t get the memo for their first one-hour workout of the season at Lincoln Little... more

‘Everyone is ready to go’ at Gator’s Pub

Popular volleyball league decides to bump season opener to June 14
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Scratch those plans for the Gator’s Pub Summer Volleyball League’s season opening on June 21. And, no, the popular league isn’t pushing its start date into the following weekend or... more

NSLL cancels regular season

Little League hopes to begin fall ball action in September
NORTH SMITHFIELD – For the past few days, the sound of the crack of the bat and the sight of Little League players running around the bases and fielding, throwing, and hitting baseballs have been... more

NP-Smithfield Babe Ruth League announces summer registrations

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence-Smithfield Babe Ruth League plans to have a baseball season this summer "in accordance with the rules and guidelines soon to be announced," reported league... more

Smithfield/NP Post 29 Legion baseball clubs conduct signups for summer season

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Smithfield/North Providence Post 29 American Legion baseball program for players ages 14-19 is currently taking registrations for its Senior and Junior Division teams for the... more

OakWood Raiders begin preparation for football season

PAWTUCKET – The OakWood Raiders’ youth football organization is currently accepting football players and cheerleaders for the Rhode Island Pre-Teen Association’s upcoming season. Workouts will begin... more

Moison, Plante win Lincoln’s Outstanding Athlete Awards

Hien, Kennedy, Leonetti capture multiple awards; D’Aloisio, Crooks share Coaches of the Year honor
LINCOLN – Senior track and field standouts Kyle Moison and Allison Plante, who will continue their magnificent throwing careers for Division I colleges later this year, received Lincoln High’s two... more

Registrations begin for Arnold Mills Road Race’s virtual event

CUMBERLAND – The Arnold Mills Road Race, which was scheduled to host its 52nd annual event on the Fourth of July, will instead be a virtual race this summer, reported race director Steve Mazzone.... more

Fourth of July’s Glocester Road Race is virtual event

GLOCESTER – Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the Glocester 5.5-Mile Road Race, which was planning to celebrate its 47th annual event on the Fourth of July, will instead be a virtual run... more

CYBSL Instructional, Farm, Jr., Sr. divisions still have openings

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League has announced that it is continuing its online registrations for its Instructional, Farm, Junior, and Senior baseball divisions until Friday... more