Sports

Lady Cougars finding ways to win

NORTH PROVIDENCE - They find ways to win. The North Providence High School softball team got pressed against the wall early last week, but still managed to come away with a 6-5 win over previously... more

NPHS baseball team continues hot streak

NORTH PROVIDENCE - It's still early in the season, but things could not have gone much better for the North Providence High School baseball team through the first few weeks of the season. After... more

Lincoln hosting pitch, hit and run contest Sunday

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its annual MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run event on Sunday, April 27 on Lime Acres Field at 1 p.m. Contestants are asked to report to... more

Redman, Almeida on top in bowling

CUMBERLAND - Ken Redman torched the lanes for a 607 series, and Blanche Almeida's 478 topped the women in St. Aidan Senior Bowling League action last week at East Providence Lanes. Other top scores... more

Corriveau, Almeida tops in bowling

CUMBERLAND - Will Corriveau's 517 paced all participants, and Blanche Almeida's 457 led the women in St. John Vianney Senior Bowling League action last week at Walnut Hill Lanes. Other top scores... more

Bocce League beginning May 1

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Senior Bocce League will begin play with a practice session on Thursday, May 1 at 8:30 a.m. at Bouley Field. The league is open to anyone over the age of 50 from any... more

Spinners American U-10 team improves to 10-0

The Blackstone Valley Spinners U-10 Americans swept a doubleheader from the R.I. Reds Super team Saturday in Johnston to move to a perfect 10-0 in New England AAU play. The Spinners took game one, 5-... more

North Cumberland baseball team stays undefeated

By PAUL R. DUBOIS Valley Breeze Sports Editor pdubois@valleybreeze.com Circle the date on the calendar if you're a middle school baseball fan. Tuesday, April 29. That's when the North Cumberland... more

McCourt offense erupts

By PAUL R. DUBOIS Valley Breeze Sports Editor pdubois@valleybreeze.com No one can accuse McCourt Middle School's softball coach of being a spring chicken. The veteran coach is a retired teacher and... more

Upper Deck 12-U starts fast in AAU Super Division

CUMBERLAND - The Upper Deck 12U AAU Super Division team is off to a 6-0 start. In their first double-header, the boys defeated the R.I. Reds by scores of 4-1 and 5-2. Randall Hien, Addison Kopack,... more

Sentinel lacrosse team streak ends

By KAYLA PANU Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com SMITHFIELD - Over the past three years in Division III boys lacrosse, the Smithfield High School team did not lose a league game and took... more

Smithfield boys still undefeated

The Smithfield High School boys tennis team, defending Division I state champions, continued to roll over opponents last week. The team swept Cumberland, 7-0, and defeated Lincoln by the same score.... more

Lady Sentinels lacrosse girls battle Cougars to 13-13 tie

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield High School girls lacrosse team bolted out to an early lead, but then saw it melt away in the second half as they had to settle for a 13-13 tie at North Providence last... more

Trying to resurrect baseball

By PAUL R. DUBOIS Valley Breeze Sports Editor pdubois@valleybreeze.com District IV Little League officials are trying to come up with a plan that will spark renewed interest in Little League baseball... more

Chieftain baseball team ends Mount's unbeaten streak

In a nail-biter, the Ponaganset High School baseball team plated a run in the bottom of the ninth inning and defeated previously unbeaten Mount St. Charles, Academy 5-4 last week on the Reservation.... more

Golf tournament benefits shelter

WOONSOCKET - Family Resources Community Action will host its 9th annual golf tournament on Friday, June 13 at Wentworth Hills Golf Club, Plainville. Proceeds will support the Woonsocket shelter and... more

Scituate girls blanked by East Greenwich

By KAYLA PANU Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com SCITUATE - On a sunny, but windy Saturday afternoon, the Scituate High School varsity softball team could not figure out Rebecca Black or her... more

DEM announces free fishing days

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 are free fishing days in Rhode Island. During those two days, all Rhode Islanders and visitors... more

Little League Baseball reborn

By PAUL R. DUBOIS Valley Breeze Sports Editor pdubois@valleybreeze.com WOONSOCKET - Call it Woonsocket Strong. After 60 years, Little Leaguers from throughout the city will play in the same program,... more

Big League program taking sign-ups

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Baseball and Softball League Big League Baseball Program is looking for players. Players aged 16-18 are eligible. Cumberland will be playing teams throughout the... more

No-hitter opens Woonsocket season

WOONSOCKET - Isaiah Lee and Kyle DeLuca were overpowering as they combined to fire a no-hitter for their Italian Workingmen's Club team in opening day action of the new Woonsocket Little League. Lee... more

Cumberland hosting fishing derby

CUMBERLAND - The Recreation Department is hosting a fishing derby for children on Saturday, April 26, from 6 a.m. to noon at Diamond Hill Park. The event is free and open to all town residents age 15... more

Cumberland's Gribbin honored by RIIL

EAST PROVIDENCE - Colleen Gribbin, of Cumberland, the principal of Bay View Academy's Upper School, was honored by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Girls & Women in Sport Committee for... more

Darligton American Little League opens new season

PAWTUCKET - There was a cool breeze, but Darlington American Little League's opening day went off without a hitch Saturday morning under bright blue skies. After all the weird weather from last week... more

Summer hoops gearing for new season

PAWTUCKET - For the Holloway family, basketball is a year-round sport. As the Pawtucket Hoops AAU team continues to compete, sign-ups are being held for the Pawtucket Youth Summer Basketball League... more

Junior Legion team holding sign-ups

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Junior American Legion team is returning for another year and is looking for players and sponsors. Any returning player or new player interested in signing up can register... more

NPELL results

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Lombardi slugged its way to a pair of wins as opening games in the North Providence East Little League took place last week. The team defeated Courts Sporting Goods, 11-7,... more

Zammarelli, FOP take control in NPWLL

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Zammarelli Law Offices and FOP Lodge 13 have emerged as the early leaders in the North Providence West Little League, each sporting 3-0 records. Those two are followed in the... more

NPELL hosting hit, pitch, run contest

NORTH PROVIDENCE - North Providence East Little League is hosting the annual Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) competition on Sunday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at K. of C. Field on Ivan Street. The contest is... more

Sign-ups being taken for swim lessons

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Registration is being accepted for spring swimming lessons at the North Providence Pool & Fitness Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. Cost for each session is $40, and payments... more

Spinners American U-10 team moves to 10-0

The Blackstone Valley Spinners U-10 Americans swept a doubleheader from the R.I. Reds Super team Saturday in Johnston to move to a perfect 10-0 in New England AAU play. The Spinners took game one, 5-... more

NPHS lacrosse girls tie Smithfield, lose to Pilgrim

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Battling hard, the North Providence High School girls lacrosse team played Smithfield to a 13-13 tie last week before falling to Pilgrim, 13-8. Playing at home, the Lady Cougars... more