Sports

Changing of the guard at MSC: Leveille is new athletic director

Heading into his 50th year at Mount, Lawrence will serve as Senior AD
WOONSOCKET – After serving as the associate athletic director at Mount Saint Charles since 2009, Ray Leveille is now serving as the school's first full-time athletic director and "flip-flopping roles... more

No finals, but an amazing postseason

Cumberland, Lincoln baseball teams make their marks with long runs in state playoffs
WEST WARWICK – Cumberland vs. Lincoln in the Division I championship series? For a while last week, it looked like there may have been a slight chance that matchup would happen. Both high school... more

No MLB Draft selection? No big deal to PHS slugger Butler

EAST PROVIDENCE – Billy Butler wasn’t angry or disappointed last week when, after 40 rounds of the three-day MLB Draft, his name wasn’t called by any of the 30 Major League ballclubs. Instead, the... more

Rao repeats as N.E. hammer champion

Penn State-bound PHS senior graduates with fourth regional title; Smithfield’s Ezeama, dosReis also claim All-New England berths
PROVIDENCE – Ponaganset High senior Gianna Rao put an exclamation point on a truly magnificent high school career at the New England Hammer Championships on Tuesday, June 5, at Mount Pleasant High’s... more

Moison captures multiple All-New England honors

Lincoln sophomore finishes fifth in hammer, discus at regional meets; Doyle places second in N.E. hammer
DURHAM, N.H. – Kyle Moison enjoyed arguably the best week of his young high school track and field career last week, as the Lincoln High sophomore thrower picked up All-New England honors in the... more

Northmen fall in D-III finals again

Baseball team suffers lopsided loss to Mount Pleasant in winner-take-all clash
WEST WARWICK – An afternoon after putting up 13 runs to hand Mount Pleasant its first loss in the Division III double-elimination playoffs, the North Smithfield High baseball team was limited to five... more

Babe Ruth season hits midway point

Three-time champion KFC holds slim lead in North Providence-Smithfield standings
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The three-time defending North Providence-Smithfield Babe Ruth League champion KFC is making a bid for a “four-peat” this season, and after last Thursday night’s action – and with... more

Villa Novans' Coles, Kurowski cop All-N.E. honors in hammer

WHS plans to send nine throwers to New Balance National Championships
PROVIDENCE – Woonsocket High freshman Logan Coles and senior Katrina Kurowski landed All-New England honors at the New England Hammer Championships last Tuesday, June 5, at Mount Pleasant High’s... more

Johnston ends Scituate’s playoff run

Softball team’s 14-6 mark is program’s best Div. II record
JOHNSTON – After winning the Division III championship last year, the Scituate High softball team did its best to repeat its success in this season’s D-II playoffs. But the Spartans’ run in the... more

Thunderbolts strike Tigers

Volleyball team bows in D-II quarters to defending champs
CRANSTON – The Tolman High boys’ volleyball team ended its regular season on a high note by winning five of its final six matches, but the Tigers could not keep that momentum going last Thursday... more

Trying for a D-II three-peat

Two-time champ Ponaganset duels Chariho in best-of-three baseball finals
EAST PROVIDENCE – There has never been a Division II baseball team in the history of the RIIL to capture three straight championships, but Ponaganset High was trying to pull off the monumental feat... more

Ponaganset Middle School’s tennis tourney nets success

GLOCESTER – Ponaganset Middle School saw four players place among the top five doubles teams at the inaugural nine-school RIPCOA-supported Middle School Tennis Tournament on Sunday, June 3, at... more

CYLAX sends five teams on road for RIYLL playoffs

Quarterfinal round takes place this week
WARWICK – Five teams from the Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association will hit the road this week for their quarterfinal-round games in the Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse League playoffs. The boys' teams... more

Bates, Gomes take top honors at Make Track for Kids 5K

SMITHFIELD – Greenville’s Barry Bates repeated as the champion of the Make Tracks for Kids 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 2, at Bryant University, as Bates posted a time of 19:09 that topped 80 other... more

Five local athletes earn Little East’s Spring All-Academic honors

PROVIDENCE – Five collegiate student-athletes from Cumberland and Lincoln were among the 247 who were recently named to the 2018 Little East Conference Spring All-Academic team for their performances... more

Dube, Bienvenue, Dubois lead locals at Reviver Challenge

LINCOLN – West Warwick’s Dale Cullen foiled North Smithfield High junior Jarrod Dube’s bid to repeat as the champion of the Reviver Challenge on Saturday, June 2, on the MacColl YMCA grounds, as... more

Lincoln’s Zammarelli lands spot in California League All-Star Game

MODESTO, Calif. – Lincoln's Nick Zammarelli, a 2013 graduate of Lincoln High who is in his third season in the Seattle Mariners' organization with the Modesto Nuts of the Class A-Advanced California... more

Fairmount Post 85 baseball team’s Beer & Dynamite fundraiser is Saturday night

WOONSOCKET – The defending American Legion Senior Division state champion Fairmount Post 85 baseball team will celebrate the start of its season by holding a Beer & Dynamite fundraiser on... more

Inaugural Softball/Baseball Funds For Fun Games for Novans’ charities is June 21

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High athletes will take the field one last time in the inaugural Softball/Baseball Funds for Fun Games on Thursday, June 21, to help raise money for the George Nasuti... more

Woonsocket YWCA’s Gini Duarte golf tourney is July 15

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket YWCA’s 24th annual Gini Duarte Memorial Golf Tournament will return to Foster Country Club on Sunday, July 15. The entry fee is $120 per person and includes green fees,... more

Jean places 16th in triple jump at N.E. track meet

DURHAM, N.H. – Recently graduated North Providence High senior Ralph Jean wrapped up his superb high school track and field career at last Saturday afternoon’s New England Championships at the... more

NP Women’s Softball League offers signups for summer season

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Registration for the North Providence Women’s Softball League’s summer season is currently underway, and any interested players ages 18 and older can sign up any weeknight from 6... more

Sen. Ciccone, FOP-13 share NPWLL regular-season title

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Senator Ciccone and FOP-13 NPPD earned a share of the North Providence West Little League’s Major Division regular-season championship by capturing their respective finales at... more