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Wednesday, September 9

It's been five days since the Rhode Island Interscholastic League made its decision to move football and girls' volleyball to its "Season 3" of its four-season format, and I'm still scratching my head over why volleyball, of all sports, got moved to next spring.

When I wrote a story in June about the Gator's Pub Summer Volleyball League becoming the first sports organization in northern Rhode Island to begin its season since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in mid-March, you couldn't help...


Thursday, September 3

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League's decision on what the upcoming fall season will look like is finally expected to be announced tomorrow, and here's hoping it's somewhat similar to what Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire is doing -- all sports, full steam ahead! -- and not what Massachusetts plans to do.

In case you missed it, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is gearing for a four-season school year, with a floating "Fall II" season -- consisting of...


Wednesday, August 26

Entering tonight's MLB action, the Boston Red Sox are 10-20 and most likely won't be one of the eight American League teams in this year's playoffs, and all signs point to them slowly trading off pieces of their team from now until next Monday's trade deadline.

That being said, three players that I hope aren't going anywhere are Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, and Christian Vazquez.

Obviously, the Red Sox could probably get a handful of prospects for each of them, but in my...


Thursday, August 20

The inaugural season of the Newport Collegiate Baseball League came to a close on Wednesday night, with Kettlebottom blanking Fisher's Island Lemonade, 8-0, in the third and deciding game of their best-of-three championship series, and sometime earlier next week, Cardines Field's other tenant, the Newport Sunset League, is expected to wrap up its 101st regular season.

With summer leagues, such as the popular NECBL (New England Collegiate Baseball League), sitting out this season...