Sports

Twice as nice: North Providence repeats as Div. II basketball champs

Cougars (23-0) belt Islanders, await Moses Brown in Open Tournament
PROVIDENCE - The North Providence High fans, who filled Brown University's Pizzitola Center for Sunday's Division II championship game expecting the same heart-pounding thriller from last Friday's... more

Cumberland's Giorgio takes down 195-pound wrestling championship

Skawinski places second at 182 pounds, as does Clippers in RIIL team standings
PROVIDENCE - For a wrestler who won't hesitate to admit that he won just two matches in his middle school career, Nick Giorgio has certainly come a long way over the last four years at Cumberland... more

Mount St. Charles Academy seeks boys' cross country coach

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles Academy has an opening for a boys’ cross country coach for the fall season. Interested individuals should contact Richard Lawrence, the Director of Athletics, at 769-... more

A change in time, venue for NP, Tolman boys' basketball teams

Locals will play Open Tournament first-round games on Friday at 4:30 p.m. closer to home
PROVIDENCE -- For those North Providence and Tolman boys' basketball fans dreading the long drive to Bristol for Friday's Open Tournament games at Roger Williams University, here's a bit of good news... more

Foster, Dill help MSC win playoff opener vs. Lincoln/Cumberland co-op team in double overtime, 2-1

Mounties will try to sweep best-of-three series on Saturday at 9 p.m. at Adelard Arena
NORTH SMITHFIELD --- After losing two close contests to its neighboring rival during the regular season, Mount St. Charles picked up a very big win in its third meeting with the Lincoln/Cumberland co... more

Burrillville puts end to Cumberland's 34-game regular-season win streak

Clippers end regular season Friday vs. Coventry at Adelard Arena
HARRISVILLE – Most of the Cumberland High fans who trudged out of Levy Arena late Saturday night did so in a somber mood, as if the Clippers’ season came to a bitter, disappointing end. The Clippers... more

Feinstein clocks NCMS for boys' R.I. hoop crown

North Cumberland drops showdown of 17-0 clubs, 67-54
WEST WARWICK - There were quite a few reasons why the North Cumberland Middle School boys' basketball team lost to Feinstein last Thursday night in their state championship game, starting with NCMS's... more

Saints lose big again in Div. II title game

Juanita Sanchez posts 62-39 win; SRA awaits Johnston in Open Tournament
PROVIDENCE - After losing in the Division II finals to Rogers last season, the St. Raphael Academy girls' basketball team went into last Saturday's title game against Juanita Sanchez at Rhode Island... more

'Overconfident' Ponaganset loses battle for first place

WW/EWG co-op team skates to 6-2 win
BURRILLVILLE - In a featured battle for first place, the Ponaganset High hockey team came out in a lackluster way in front of its home crowd at Levy Rink, while the West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich... more

NP's Bouthillette wins New England track title in mile

ROXBURY, Mass. - After missing out on state championships in the 1,500 and 3,000 by less than a second, North Providence native Matt Bouthillette became a New England champion in the mile with... more

Narragansett ousts MSC in semis

EAST PROVIDENCE - Mount St. Charles Academy's youth showed against a taller, more experienced Narragansett High team last Thursday night in the Division III girls' basketball semifinals, as the... more

Cougar wrestlers take down top-six finishes at R.I. meet

PROVIDENCE - Nathan Moreira, Shawn McCarron, and Jordan Zanni finished in the top six of their respective weight classes to lead the way for the North Providence High wrestling team at Saturday night... more

Pawtucket Pacers' Special Olympics team schedules signups next week

PAWTUCKET - Signups for the Pawtucket Pacers' Special Olympics team, which is in its 16th year of existence, will be held on Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Francis J.... more

Second-half struggles haunt Spartans in Div. III semis

Pilgrim's 48-33 win silences Scituate's six-game win streak
EAST PROVIDENCE - For a team that often found itself struggling to get off to strong starts during the regular season, the Scituate High boys' basketball team found itself in a different position... more

Northmen Hoops crowns its winter champions

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A late second-half run, led by Kyle Haner and Devin Albino, helped Haner Construction produce a 30-26 win over BattlegroundZ and wrap up an undefeated season on Saturday in the... more

Pawtucket Connie Mack baseball team seeks players for summer season

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Connie Mack baseball team is looking for baseball players that are currently in high school to play on this season's team that will return to the Connie Mack Wooden Bat... more

Smithfield hockey team impresses in historic win over Mount St. Charles

Carlton stops 34 shots in Sentinels' 6-5 victory over two-time defending champions
WOONSOCKET - David Goolgasian and Charles Walsh scored goals 10 seconds apart from each other in the third period to help lead the Smithfield High hockey team to arguably its biggest victory of the... more

CSP United U13 girls surge past Norton United, move into first place

TAUNTON, Mass. - The Cumberland Youth Soccer Association's CSP United U13 girls' soccer team had to work hard for yet another come-from-behind win on Sunday morning at the Fore Kicks Sports Complex,... more

Cumberland's Scullin, Talbert place in top six at N.E. Championships

ROXBURY, Mass. - Cumberland's Meaghan Scullin and Jared Talbert took their talents to the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, Mass. last Friday night and tested their mettle against the finest high... more

Lincoln's Cummins delivers for RIC at N.E. track meets

BOSTON - Ed Cummins, a Lincoln native and a junior on the Rhode Island College men's indoor track and field team, finished fifth in the weight throw in last weekend's New England Open Championships,... more

CYSA U14 girls strike in second half to earn draw with Johnston

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Cumberland Youth Soccer Association's U14 girls' indoor soccer team came back from a two-goal halftime deficit to earn a 2-2 tie with Johnston last weekend at the Wide World of... more

Paiva, Mattson excel at N.E. track meet

ROXBURY, Mass. - Smithfield native Dan Paiva, a member of the La Salle Academy boys' indoor track and field team, took third place in the mile last Friday night at the New England Indoor Track &... more

North Stars' Squirt Norris hockey team holds off NRI Vikings, 1-0

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket North Stars' Squirt Norris youth hockey team captured its final regular-season game in a thriller, producing a last-minute goal to net a 1-0 victory over the NRI Vikings... more

Northmen hockey team plans breakfast to benefit food pantry

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield High hockey team, as part of a community service project, will conduct its annual Northmen Boys' Hockey Breakfast for the public on Sunday, March 15, from 8 to... more

N.S.'s Wilbur sets state record in two-mile run at N.E. meet

ROXBURY, Mass. - Sheridan Wilbur, a resident of North Smithfield and a senior on the La Salle Academy girls' indoor track and field team, broke the R.I. indoor record in the two-mile run last Friday... more

Woonsocket's Jerez places third at R.I. wrestling meet

PROVIDENCE - Woonsocket High 126-pound wrestler Julian Jerez came home with a bronze medal from last Saturday's RIIL Championships at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, as he seized the... more

Woonsocket YMCA hoop league cites winners

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket YMCA Youth Basketball League has announced its individual award winners for the 2014-15 season, doing so at its annual banquet on Saturday at the Bocce Club. The award... more