Sports

Cougars wrestle with youth

Freshmen, sophomores make up bulk of NP’s roster this season
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The growing pains continue. A season after fielding a 27-man roster that contained 13 freshmen, five of whom broke into the starting lineup, the North Providence High wrestling... more

Shea loses cool, wins D-II game

Boys’ hoop team overcomes four technical fouls to top Portsmouth
PAWTUCKET – Neither team was down or out during their grudge match last Friday night, but the Shea High boys’ basketball team got the key baskets it needed down the stretch to post a 78-70 victory... more

NP girls’ basketball team wins big over Davies, Burrillville

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High girls’ basketball team put some distance between itself and the rest of the teams in the Division III-North standings last week by picking up a pair of... more

Doyle breaks LHS’s shot, weight records

Senior’s outstanding season includes country’s second-best weight throw at Dartmouth Relays
LINCOLN – These last three weeks have been the best of times in Garrett Doyle’s outstanding track and field career. While most of his classmates were enjoying the Christmas break away from school,... more

Spartans dominate duel with Panthers

Scituate girls’ basketball team rules defending champions in battle of D-II unbeatens
NORTH SCITUATE – In a battle of Division II-North unbeaten teams, the Scituate High girls’ basketball team used its defense to keep defending D-II champion Johnston off-balance and saw its offense... more

Northmen take D-III by storm

After enduring four straight losing seasons, hoop team breaks out to 8-1 start
NORTH SMITHFIELD – It’s been five years since the North Smithfield High boys’ basketball team last electrified its town by capturing the Division III championship and carrying a 26-0 mark into the... more

BVP tackles tough non-league schedule

With first senior class leading the way, Pride sets sights on battling for CPL title
CUMBERLAND – In order to prepare his team for what he hopes will be a strong run to the Coastal Prep League championship, Blackstone Valley Prep head coach Kevin Payette did his best to piece... more

Late goal lifts La Salle past Smithfield

Hockey team disappoints in 2-1 defeat to Rams, slips into tie for fourth place
WOONSOCKET – Despite scoring the first goal of the game, the Smithfield High hockey team was stuck playing defense the rest of the way in last Friday night’s Division I showdown with La Salle Academy... more

Ponaganset’s Rao claims weight throw at Dartmouth Relays

HANOVER, N.H. – Defending state and New England indoor weight throw champion Gianna Rao won her event with ease at last weekend’s 48th annual Dartmouth Relays at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field... more

Woonsocket Whalers dunk Gleason Riptides in SENECY swim meet

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket YMCA Whalers youth swim team made a big splash in its return from the holiday break by posting a 286-186 triumph over the Gleason Riptides in their SENECY (Southeastern... more