Sports

High school football season ends with Thanksgiving showdowns

Shea-Tolman, Cumberland-Woonsocket, NP-Smithfield matchups highlight slate
Eight Thanksgiving games, featuring the readership’s 12 high school football teams, will take place on Wednesday night and Thursday morning at gridiron fields across the area. These games are non-... more

Blades of glory

North Smithfield’s Sherman continues pro hockey career with CWHL’s Boston squad
WINTHROP, Mass. – Cassandra Sherman’s Jeep Liberty has been logging a ton of miles these past couple months. The North Smithfield native’s hockey odyssey – which has taken her from North Smithfield... more

Sentinels fall in D-II soccer finals

Moses Brown repeats as champions, edges Smithfield in double overtime
PROVIDENCE – After coming from behind to knot the score at 2-2, the Smithfield High boys’ soccer team fell to top-seeded Moses Brown in double overtime, 3-2, in the Division II championship game last... more

Penalty kicks doom Scituate

Broncos dethrone Spartans as D-II girls’ soccer champs
PROVIDENCE – For the second November in a row, Scituate and Burrillville were back at Rhode Island College, playing for the Division II girls’ soccer championship, but this year’s game came down to... more

Amico’s ready for Stonehill

Girls' soccer star awaits NLI signing with Div. II Skyhawks
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Aria Amico has decided to continue her soccer career at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. But the position she’s going to play for the Division II Skyhawks has raised eyebrows... more

Saints’ Cinderella run comes to an end

Seventh-seeded boys’ team suffers 1-0 loss to top-seeded Cranston East in D-III finals
PROVIDENCE – A lucky bounce and a ball that found the back of the net was the difference in the Division III boys’ soccer championship game last Saturday night as seventh-seeded St. Raphael Academy’s... more

Cumberland seniors ink NLIs

Brown-bound Fogell joins Bodington (Bryant), Henson (SNHU), and Cotter (Saint Leo) at Friday morning's ceremony
CUMBERLAND – Four of the top student-athletes at Cumberland High made their collegiate plans official on Friday morning before their classmates, coaches, and family members in the school’s front... more

Bulldogs shock Raiders

Seven turnovers help lead to Shea’s 32-7 loss in D-II quarters
PAWTUCKET – After turning the page on last year’s Division II Super Bowl championship, the Shea High football team saw its playoff run come to a sudden end in the D-II quarterfinals last Friday night... more

Sentinels’ Treanor lands N.E. honors

BELFAST, Maine – Una Treanor did something last Saturday in Maine that no member of the Smithfield High girls’ cross country team had been able to do for the past 25 years – earn All-New England... more

Ex-Clipper runner Sankey captures B. Glad Memorial 5K at Monastery

CUMBERLAND – The past defeated the future at last Saturday morning’s 3rd annual B. Glad Memorial 5K at the Monastery’s 3.1-mile course, as Kody Sankey, a 2015 graduate and former standout runner at... more

Scituate’s Vinacco helps Stonehill win regional cross country crown

AMHERST, N.Y. – Scituate’s Kenny Vinacco, a senior captain on the Stonehill College men’s cross country team, helped the Skyhawks win the NCAA Division II East Regional championship on Saturday, Nov... more

Henson, McLoughlin excel at New England high school cross country meet

BELFAST, Maine – The Cumberland High girls’ cross country team completed its superb season by placing 26th at the 83rd annual New England Championships last Saturday at Troy Howard Middle School’s 3.... more

Local runners deliver excellence at N.E. Junior Olympics

SMITHFIELD – Several local youngsters from the North Cumberland Surge and Sentinel Striders running teams delivered strong performances at Sunday’s USATF New England Junior Olympic cross country... more

Bennett, Borin place in top four at USATF N.E. Junior Olympics

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield’s Meaghan Bennett and Scituate’s Lily Borin were among the local members of the Sentinels Striders’ youth running team that placed in the top four of their respective races at... more

Smithfield’s Meinertz receives All-LEC cross country honors at RIC

KEENE, N.H. – Smithfield’s Rebecca Meinertz, a sophomore on the Rhode Island College women’s cross country team, earned All-Conference honors by placing eighth out of 72 runners at the Little East... more

Bailey earns Academic All-Conference honors with WPI soccer team

WORCESTER, Mass. – North Providence resident Mari Bailey, a senior midfielder on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute women's soccer team, recently concluded her collegiate career by earning NEWMAC... more

Junior Clippers continue R.I. Pre-Teen playoff runs this weekend

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Junior Clippers varsity and junior varsity youth football teams will continue their R.I. Pre-Teen playoff runs on Sunday, as the varsity team will face the undefeated... more

Turkey Trot 5K hits downtown Pawtucket on Thanksgiving Day

PAWTUCKET – The Semper Home Loans R.I. Family Turkey Trot 5K and Youth Fun Run will take place on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. in front of Pawtucket City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. This event... more

NP Pool & Fitness Center hosts winter youth swim lessons

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Pool & Fitness Center will again host its winter session of youth swim lessons through the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, and registrations for... more