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SCITUATE – The Scituate 8th-grade boys’ basketball team captured the RIYBA (R.I. Youth Basketball Association) Johnston Winter Vacation Basketball Tournament, which took place from Dec. 27-29 at Johnston High and the Johnston Recreation Center, by defeating CLCF-Cranston in the title game, 47-27. MoreScituate 8th-grade boys' basketball team makes history by winning RIYBA's Johnston tournament

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – While almost all the varsity teams at North Providence High concluded December with three or four divisional games or meets under their belts, the school’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams were still counting down the days until their first dual meets of the Division II season. MoreNorth Providence swim teams split Div. II opener with Portsmouth

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CUMBERLAND – The Lincoln High boys’ basketball team put on a shooting clinic in the championship game of the 49th annual Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln’s Roadshow Holiday Classic last Wednesday, Dec. 28, as the Lions sank 10 three-pointers to help them post a 57-50 win over Cumb… MoreLincoln finally wins Roadshow Holiday Classic, tops Cumberland in title game

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In the weeks leading up to his team’s marquee showdown at Mohegan Sun Arena against Connecticut’s Hamden High, Ponaganset High head girls’ basketball coach Gary Martinelli did his homework on the top-ranked team in southern Connecticut and came away truly impressed. MorePonaganset girls fall to Connecticut powerhouse at Mohegan Sun Arena

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CUMBERLAND – After losing to Lincoln in the first round of the 49th annual Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln’s Roadshow Holiday Classic, the Woonsocket High boys’ basketball team appeared to be on its way to another loss in its consolation game against Tolman last Wednesday, Dec. 2… MoreNovans pick up second win of season in Roadshow Holiday Classic's consolation game

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When it came to championship teams and athletes, the towns of Smithfield, Scituate, Glocester, and Foster had their fair share of outstanding performances, including quite a few teams that captured titles for the first time in more than a decade. MoreState, national champions from Smithfield, Scituate, Ponaganset highlighted memorable 2022

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PAWTUCKET – When it came to high school sports in Pawtucket, 2022 was truly a sweet one for that city’s teams and athletes, especially for the St. Raphael Academy boys’ track and field/cross country program, which made headlines throughout the year not only for its excellence on the state le… MoreSRA track program highlights Pawtucket's top sports stories

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CUMBERLAND – The state’s oldest running boys’ high school basketball holiday tournament will tip off next week at Cumberland High’s Wellness Center, as the host Clippers will join neighboring Lincoln, Woonsocket, and Tolman for two nights of action-packed games in the 49th annual Boys & … MoreRoadshow Holiday Classic returns to CHS next week for 49th annual tournament

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SMITHFIELD – Smithfield resident David Parenteau became the latest member of La Salle Academy’s talented running program to receive a Division I scholarship, when on Monday, Dec. 12, he signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his athletic and academic career at Sacred Heart University. MoreSmithfield's Parenteau signs NLI to continue running at Sacred Heart

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CUMBERLAND – The student-athletes from the Class of 2023 at Cumberland High may be one of that school's best overall groups in recent memory, and an example of that class's greatness was on full display at Wednesday afternoon's National Letter of Intent ceremony inside the school's main lobby. MoreSix Cumberland High athletes sign NLIs to D-I schools: Conserve, Carr lead group

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PAWTUCKET – The head coaches for Pawtucket’s two high school boys’ basketball teams are new this season, but the rivalry between Shea and Tolman is still the same, and last Saturday afternoon’s Division II clash between the two crosstown rivals on the Raiders’ court did not disappoint. MoreRivalry renewed: Shea nips Tolman, 66-65, owns 5-0 overall record

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – After dropping its first two games of the season, all signs were pointing to the North Providence High boys’ basketball team kicking off its season with an 0-3 record less than six minutes into the Cougars’ Division III-B matchup on their home court against Blackstone Vall… MoreNP boys' basketball team rallies past BVP for first D-III victory

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SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield-based Sentinel Striders’ youth running club’s high school squad captured a national championship, and did so in dramatic fashion, at last Saturday’s USATF National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships at the Dale Watts Cross Country Course in College Statio… MoreSentinel Striders' high school team strikes gold at USATF Nationals in Texas

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SMITHFIELD – With an outbreak on offense, solid defense, and perfection from its sophomore goaltender, the Smithfield High boys’ hockey team opened its Division I season with an impressive 4-0 victory over Prout School last Friday night at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink. MoreSmithfield starts D-I hockey season with a bang, blanks Prout, 4-0

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PROVIDENCE – Victoria D’Errico finally “came home” last Friday night when the North Providence amateur boxer fought on the undercard of Barstool Sports’ Rough ‘N’ Rowdy 19 at the Amica Mutual Pavilion. But the matchmakers who put the card together seemed to be determined to not make D’Errico… MoreRough, Rowdy, and victorious again: North Providence's D'Errico wins boxing showdown

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PAWTUCKET – After enduring a winless Division I season last winter, the St. Raphael Academy girls’ basketball team came out on top of the Donaldson-Lynch Memorial Basketball Tournament last Saturday night by defeating the tourney’s defending champion, the Tolman/Shea co-op team, 43-32, at th… MoreBack on track: SRA girls' basketball team reclaims Donaldson-Lynch crown

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WOONSOCKET -- Dylan Calore, who is a sophomore offensive guard and defensive tackle on the Woonsocket High football team, sports his Offense-Defense All-American Bowl sweatshirt, as he will play against some of the nation’s top high school players in the annual game on Thursday, Dec. 22, at … MoreWoonsocket lineman Calore earns berth in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl on Dec. 22 at home of Dallas Cowboys

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A year after creating a buzz throughout the region with its debut edition, the Fall All-Scholastic sports section has returned to the Valley Breeze & Observer Newspapers, again honoring a male and a female student-athlete from each of our circulation’s 15 high schools for their excellenc… MoreTalented soccer players make up half of this year's Fall All-Scholastics

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – For the past 26 years as a physical education and health teacher in the Central Falls school district, as well as the last 11 as the high school’s athletic director, Central Falls has truly felt like a second home to Anthony Ficocelli. MoreFicocelli embraces 'chance to go home' as North Providence's new athletic director