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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A strange thing happened to the North Providence High and Johnston High girls’ basketball programs after they agreed in the offseason to form a co-op squad.

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St. Raphael Academy senior forward Victoria Adegboyega, bottom right, shown grabbing a loose ball during a game last season against North King… Read more

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Calla Puccetti remembers when she was 11 years old and running for the first time in a road race with her parents. More

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SMITHFIELD – It’s been an annual tradition of the Sentinel Striders’ youth running club to send a large group of runners to the USATF National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships, and for the pa… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – While two of the state’s longest tenured high school head football coaches, Tiverton’s Bob Murray and Shea’s Dino Campopiano, received state-wide attention last week for taking the si… More

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PAWTUCKET – The Tolman High football team spoiled the final game of Shea High head football coach Dino Campopiano’s brilliant career by posting a 20-7 victory over the Raiders in their Thanksgiving Eve … More

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GLOCESTER – For the second time in seven months, the undefeated Ponaganset High football team will be playing in the Division IV Super Bowl, thanks to their 29-6 victory over Davies Tech in their semifi… More

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GLOCESTER – The Davies Tech football team’s third season as a varsity team fell one victory short of ending in the Division IV Super Bowl, as the 5th-seeded Patriots suffered a 29-6 loss to unbeaten Pon… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – While two of the state’s longest tenured high school head football coaches, Tiverton’s Bob Murray and Shea’s Dino Campopiano, received state-wide attention last week for taking the si… More

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PAWTUCKET – The Tolman High football team spoiled the final game of Shea High head football coach Dino Campopiano’s brilliant career by posting a 20-7 victory over the Raiders in their Thanksgiving Eve … More

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GLOCESTER – For the second time in seven months, the undefeated Ponaganset High football team will be playing in the Division IV Super Bowl, thanks to their 29-6 victory over Davies Tech in their semifi… More

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GLOCESTER – The Davies Tech football team’s third season as a varsity team fell one victory short of ending in the Division IV Super Bowl, as the 5th-seeded Patriots suffered a 29-6 loss to unbeaten Pon… More

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DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Cumberland native Dante Aviles-Santos, who is a sophomore quarterback on the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth football team, recently earned a pair of honors, as he was named last week’s Gold Helmet Award winner as the region’s top player for Division II and III (as s… More

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CUMBERLAND – The state’s fourth longest Thanksgiving Day rivalry is back after a year’s absence, and on Thursday at 10 a.m., Cumberland High will host Woonsocket High in their 57th holiday meeting in front of what promises to be a packed house at Tucker Field. More

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CUMBERLAND – The state’s fourth longest Thanksgiving Day rivalry is back after a year’s absence, and on Thursday at 10 a.m., Cumberland High will host Woonsocket High in their 57th holiday meeting in front of what promises to be a packed house at Tucker Field. More

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WOONSOCKET – The Mount Saint Academy middle school co-ed tennis team claimed its first Catholic Athletic League state championship by netting a 4-1 victory over neighboring Saint Philip School in their title match on the Mounties’ courts. More

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CRANSTON – For the second time in the last seven months, the St. Raphael Academy football team’s bid for an undefeated championship season ended with a disappointing defeat in the Division II Super Bowl. More

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SMITHFIELD – Less than two weeks after taking premature exits from the Division IV playoffs, the North Providence High and Smithfield High football teams will try to end their strong seasons on a high note on Thursday at 10 a.m. when they battle each other for the 50th time in their Thanksgi… More

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PAWTUCKET – When the Shea High football team takes the field for its Thanksgiving Eve showdown with Tolman High at Max Read Field, the Raiders will do so with a three-game win streak over the Tigers that has seen Shea win those games by an average of 19 points. More

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PROVIDENCE – The volleyball whisperer struck again last Saturday afternoon, as second-year Scituate High head girls’ volleyball coach Luis Carvalho led his team to its first title in 50 years when the 3rd-seeded Spartans swept top-seeded Central Falls, 3-0, in the Division III finals at Rhod… More

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CRANSTON – In the end, last Saturday night’s crazy weather delay, nor a tough battle against an undefeated team, did not affect the Blackstone Valley Prep girls’ soccer team in its bid to win its school’s first RIIL championship, as the Pride shut out the Lincoln School, 1-0, in the Division… More

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SMITHFIELD – It would have been easy to blame the not-so-great weather, soggy field, and wet footballs for Smithfield High’s quick exit from the Division IV playoffs last Friday night. More

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WOONSOCKET – When Woonsocket High senior thrower Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan announced a couple of weeks ago that his top three choices to continue his athletic and academic careers were Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Mississippi, some members of the state’s track and field circuit openly wondered if … More

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THETFORD, Vt. – Making its first appearance at the New England Championships in 11 years, and its third since 2000, the Smithfield High boys’ cross country team placed 17th out of 29 teams last Saturday afternoon at the 86th annual regional meet at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt. More

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PROVIDENCE – Former Smithfield High swimmer Meghan Laflamme, who is a sophomore on the Rhode Island College women’s swim team, was named the Little East Women’s Swimmer of the Week for her superb performance in the Anchorwomen’s 168-90 win at Gordon College last Saturday afternoon. More

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The Cumberland High junior varsity boys’ soccer team took home the state championship at the Junior Varsity Jamboree on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Hope High School by posting a 2-0-2 record and topping Bishop Hendricken in the title game, which was decided by penalty kicks after both teams played… More

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CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High football team’s fifth straight trip to the Division I playoffs fell two victories shy of reaching the Super Bowl last Friday night, as the Clippers suffered a 24-7 loss to Portsmouth High in their quarterfinal-round matchup at Tucker Field. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – If the defending state champion North Providence Little League’s ages 11-12 all-star baseball team manages to repeat as the District I’s Major Division champions and return to the R.I.’s “Final Four” next summer, they will do so in the friendly confines of Romano Field. More

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THETFORD, Vt. – A week after capturing the RIIL’s cross country championship, St. Raphael Academy junior Devan Kipyego turned in another outstanding performance to become the top Rhode Island finisher at last Saturday afternoon’s 86th annual New England Championships at Thetford Academy in T… More

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The St. Raphael Academy cheerleading squad captured its fourth straight RIIL Division III Game Day Competition on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Cranston Stadium. The members of the squad are, in front from left, Nicole Salazar, Diana Lopes, Makenzie Godin, Abigail Medeiros, and Amber Francisco; in mi… More

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GLOCESTER – It’s been quite some time since the Cumberland High boys’ and girls’ and Lincoln High boys’ cross country teams treasured a state championship meet as the one that transpired last Saturday afternoon. More

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SMITHFIELD – Overtime playoff games have not been kind to the North Smithfield High boys’ soccer team during the past few seasons, but last Friday night, the Northmen were able to advance to the Division II semifinals by defeating a tough opponent in the extra session. More

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LINCOLN – It was clearly not the Lincoln High boys’ soccer team’s night on Tuesday, as 5th-seeded Chariho made the long drive up Route 95 to stun the top-seeded Lions, 4-0, in the Division II semifinals at Ferguson Field. More

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GLOCESTER — For the first time in her high school cross country career, Emmy Belvin broke the 20-minute mark, and the Mount Saint Charles Academy sophomore did so on the RIIL’s biggest stage, last Saturday afternoon’s state championship meet at Ponaganset High. More

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PROVIDENCE – Going into Conley Stadium last Friday night, the Tolman High football team was a big underdog in its Division II quarterfinal-round game against the II-A’s co-regular-season champion, Mount Pleasant High. More

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GLOCESTER – Devan Kipyego’s sophomore season on the St. Raphael Academy boys’ cross country team ended the way no runner would want to finish one – in a walking boot. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – After totaling 64 goals in its 15 regular-season contests, the North Providence High boys’ soccer team couldn’t light up the scoreboard in last Thursday night’s Division III quarterfinal-round game against the Prout School at the Cougars’ Serio Field. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Playing for the final time on a grass surface in the friendly confines of Serio Field, the North Providence High football team turned in an outstanding effort on both sides of the ball to blank Scituate High, 28-0, in their regular-season finale last Friday night. More

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PAWTUCKET – The Woonsocket High football team’s bid to earn a home game in the opening round of this weekend’s Division I playoffs came up short last Friday night in its crossover game and regular-season finale against Shea High at Max Read Field. More

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CRANSTON – Cumberland High senior captain Sophia Ziniti delivered the biggest goal of her high school career – and in the history of the Clippers’ program – in Monday night’s Division II championship game against Burrillville High at Cranston Stadium. More

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GLOCESTER – It’s been five long years since the Lincoln High boys’ cross country team placed among the top five teams at the Class B championship meet at Ponaganset High’s 3.1-mile course, but the Lions ended that drought in a very big way last Saturday afternoon. More

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GLOCESTER – For the fourth straight season, the St. Raphael Academy boys’ cross country team saw one of its runners claim a Class C championship, and at last Saturday’s class meet at Ponaganset High, it was junior Devan Kipyego who took top honors to keep the streak alive. More

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PAWTUCKET – A barnburner between two Division I high school football rivals came down to the final seconds of play last Friday night at Max Read Field, but time was on Shea’s side as the Raiders held on for a 20-14 win over Woonsocket in their crossover matchup. More

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PAWTUCKET – Facing a must-win game in its regular-season finale in order to qualify for the Division III playoffs, the Shea High girls’ soccer team rose to the occasion last Friday afternoon and delivered a 7-0 victory over crosstown rival Tolman at Max Read Field. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – After concluding its regular season with a 10-2-3 record, the North Providence High boys’ soccer team has turned its attention to this month’s playoffs and its quest to reach its first championship game in 16 years. More