Sports

Dream come true: Pirates draft Dandeneau

N.S. resident, UConn reliever is Bucs’ 37th-round pick
NORTH SMITHFIELD – C.J. Dandeneau was far from panicking last Wednesday, June 5, when his name hadn’t been called after 36 of the 40 rounds were in the books on the third and final day of the Major... more

LHS’s Moison wins N.E. titles in hammer, discus

Junior standout leads local athletes heading to this week’s New Balance Nationals in North Carolina
LINCOLN – Just when you thought Kyle Moison couldn’t possibly top his phenomenal performance from the RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships … The Lincoln High junior (pictured) put together a... more

Lions fall short in D-III volleyball finals

Saints win four-set showdown; Lincoln wraps up season at 15-3
PROVIDENCE – After splitting their regular-season series – and eventually sharing the Division III boys’ volleyball regular-season title with 14-2 records – St. Raphael Academy head coach Cory... more

Chargers walk off with playoff opener

Vadenais’ RBI hit helps BMR softball team top Tyngsborough
BLACKSTONE – After rolling out to a 5-0 lead in its Central Mass. Division II playoff opener last Thursday, the Blackstone-Millville Regional softball team needed a run-scoring single from Haley... more

S.K. doubles up Scituate for D-II title

Softball team ends 18-4 season by losing twice to Rebels in championship round
PROVIDENCE – Scituate High tried to perform a feat last weekend that’s never been accomplished by a softball team in this state – capture a Division II championship just two years after winning a D-... more

So close: Tolman falls to MSC in D-II semis

Tigers suffer 2-1 loss in deciding game of best-of-three series
EAST PROVIDENCE – A close best-of-three semifinal-round series between Tolman High and Mount Saint Charles Academy for a spot in this week’s Division II championship series went down to the wire in... more

Connie Mack team ceases operations

Lack of players forces NP program to dissolve after successful five-year run
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Two years ago, the North Providence Connie Mack baseball team put together one of the finest regular seasons in the history of the R.I. Connie Mack Wooden Bat League by posting a... more

Saints capture first volleyball crown

Boys’ volleyball team caps 16-2 season by topping Lincoln in D-III finals, 3-1
PROVIDENCE – After splitting their regular-season series – and eventually sharing the Division III boys’ volleyball regular-season title with 14-2 records – St. Raphael Academy head coach Cory... more

Woonsocket boys rule N.E. hammer championship meet

Coles, Paskanik, Henley earn All-N.E. honors; Novans head to N.B. Nationals
WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High boys’ track and field team has traditionally enjoyed a great deal of success at the New England Hammer Championships, but last Tuesday, June 4, the Villa Novans were... more

SRA’s Kipyego claims second place in 800 at New England meet

Boys’ team sends four athletes to this week’s New Balance Nationals in North Carolina
SACO, Me. – Three months after taking second place at the New England Indoor Track & Field Championships, St. Raphael Academy sophomore Darius Kipyego took home another runner-up honor at last... more

Balestra produces excellent freshman year at Suffolk

Former LHS thrower makes his mark in GNAC
BOSTON – Lincoln’s Michael Balestra, who graduated from Lincoln High last spring after enjoying an exceptional career with the Lions’ track and field program, recently wrapped up a fabulous freshman... more

Excellence: dosReis captures 1,600 title at N.E. track meet

Sentinels’ Ezeama receives All-N.E. honors in girls’ shot
SACO, Maine – A weekend after capturing the fourth state championship of his magnificent high school career, Smithfield resident and La Salle Academy senior Joe dos Reis became a two-time New England... more

MSC’s Cataldo earns R.I. Reds’ ‘Unsung Hero’ Scherza Award

Heritage Society’s reunion is Aug. 4 at Goddard Park
WOONSOCKET --- Mount Saint Charles Academy’s Maddie Cataldo, who was a senior tri-captain on this past winter’s Mount Saint Charles/Cumberland/Lincoln School co-op girls’ hockey team, will receive... more

Tolman’s Blanco earns R.I. Gatorade Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year honor

PAWTUCKET – Seven months after leading the Tolman High boys’ soccer team to the state championship, Tolman High senior Luis Blanco earned the highest honor for a high school player in this state last... more

RIIL Athletic Hall of Fame inducts NP’s Dandeneau on Oct. 30

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence’s Jerry Dandeneau will be among the members of the Class of 2019 that will be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League High School Athletic Hall of... more

Registrations are open for Arnold Mills 4-Mile Road Race on July 4

CUMBERLAND – Registration is currently underway for the 51st annual Arnold Mills 4-Mile Road Race – one of the oldest races in New England – which will be held on Thursday, July 4, at 9 a.m., at the... more

Smithfield YMCA offers lifeguard certification course, swim lessons

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield YMCA on 15 Deerfield Drive will host a lifeguard certification course that will be held from June 17-20, with each session lasting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and interested... more