The entire slate of the R.I. Interscholastic League's Saturday night hockey games has been postponed because of the pending snowstorm. All the games will be rescheduled at a later date
A Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Portsmouth Abbey with St. Raphael meeting Portsmouth and Barrington facing-off against East Greenwich will be played as scheduled.
In Friday night action, Smithfield and Mount
WARWICK - Mount St. Charles jumped out to a 2-0 lead with two goals within 23 seconds early in the first period and never relinquished the lead en route to a 6-2 victory over Hendricken in the first meeting of the season between the two teams who played in the past four Division I state title series Friday night at Thayer Arena.
Hendricken twice cut its deficit to a goal in the first period, at 2-1 and 3-2, but Mount s
NORTH KINGSTOWN - The Providence Gridiron Club will hold its annual High School Most Valuable Player awards dinner at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Quonset O Club.
Two players, (Most Valuable Offensive and Most Valuable Defensive) from each R.I. Interscholastic League football team will be honored at the dinner. The dinner is open to the public. For information call (401) 946-6588 or (401) 233-0001.
The Most Valuable
CRANSTON - Al Georgio scored four touchdowns and rushed for 230-yards as the junior running back led Exeter-West Greenwich to a 42-28 victory over Middletown in the Interscholastic League-Citizens Bank Division IV Football Super Bowl Sunday at Cranston Stadium.
The victory gave Exeter-West Greenwich its second consecutive Division IV state title and made the Scarlet Knights the first team in 10 years to win two straight Divis
CRANSTON - Barrington did all its scoring in the second half as the Eagles captured the R.I. Interscholastic League Division I football state championship with a 21-0 victory over Hendricken in the title game of the Division I state tournament Saturday at Cranston Stadium.
A recovery of a blocked Hendricken punt in the end zone by Barrington's Adam Toman broke a scoreless deadlock four minutes after the start of the
Barrington's Mike Read has been named the Rhode Island Gatorade High School Football Player of the Year.
Read, the Eagles 5-8, 180-pound senior running back, has led Barrington into Saturday's Division I Super Bowl by scoring 15 touchdowns and rushing for 1,343 yards on 195 carries. The rushing performance marked the third straight year Read has rushed for over 1,000 yards.
The Gatorade award is base
BARRINGTON - Top seeded Barrington survived a determined upset effort by fourth seeded East Providence as the Eagles earned a trip to the Division I Super Bowl with a 21-20 victory over the Townies in a semifinal playoff game Tuesday night.
Brandon Lewis' third conversion kick of the night, which at the time gave Barrington a 21-7 lead proved to be the margin of victory after East Providence came back with two touchdowns in th
The Rhode Island high school hockey season gets under way Saturday with Injury Fund programs at three rinks. Included in the day's activities will be an all-day, 11-game card at the Rhode Island Sports Center in North Smithfield.
In addition to the Sports Center there also will be games at the Boss Arena and Thayer Arena. Each game will consist of two, 20-minute, running time periods.
Also four Eas
WEST GREENWICH - Exeter-West Greenwich, last year's Division IV state football champion, earned the right to defend its state title in this year's Division IV tournament as the Scarlet Knights captured the fourth and final playoff berth with a 22-18 victory over Central Falls on Saturday.
The victory gives Exeter-West Greenwich a 5-3 final regular season Division IV record and moved the Scarlet Knights into a third p
There may be only one division in the Interscholastic League girls hockey ranks this winter, but there will be two state champions.
When Lincoln School informed the Interscholastic League that it would not compete in girls hockey this winter, League officials decided to combine what had been a nine-team league with two divisions in previous years into a one-division, eight-team league for the 2009-10 season.
EAST PROVIDENCE - The Hendricken football team clinched a Division I playoff berth Monday night as the Hawks posted a 28-7 victory over East Providence at Pierce Field.
The victory gives Hendricken a final 6-2 regular season Division I record and assures the Hawks of at least the third seed for the four-team Division I playoffs and possibly a three-way tie for the second seed depending on the outcome of the Thanksgi
CRANSTON - Barrington clinched the No. 1 seed for the Division I football playoffs Sunday night as the Eagles posted a 28-0 victory over Cranston West at Cranston Stadium.
The victory gives the Eagles a final 7-1 regular season Division I record and clinched both the Division's top playoff seed and at least a regular season co-championship.
David Silvia led the Barrington attack with two touchdowns. The Eagles quic
Football fans will have to wait an extra day to know who will be the fourth team in the semifinal round of the Interscholastic League Division II playoffs as Saturday's quartefinal round game between Woonsocket and Lincoln was postponed because of rain
The game now will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. at Barry Field in Woonsocket.
The winner of the game will play Coventry in a semifinal round game on Dec. 1.
BRISTOL - James Olson's one-yard touchdown run, with five seconds to play in the first half, gave Mt. Hope its margin of victory as the Huskies posted a 7-2 victory over Cranston East in a Division II football quarterfinal round playoff game Friday night.
The victory moved Mt. Hope into the semifinal round of the eight-team Division II tournament, which will be played on Dec. 1.
Cranston East sco
The eight-team Interscholastic League Division II football playoffs get under way this week-end with three games on Friday night and one on Saturday afternoon.
Friday night Westerly visits Coventry; South Kingstown hosts West Warwick and Cranston East meets Mt. Hope in Bristol. Saturday Woonsocket and Lincoln will meet in a 1 p.m. contest at Barry Field in Woonsocket.
Semifinal round games will be played o
FOSTER - The La Salle girls pulled a surprise and the Hendricken boys delivered as expected as the Lady Rams and Hawks captured the team titles at the Interscholastic League state cross country championships Sunday.
La Salle, sparked by individual champion Molly Keating, captured its third straight girls title by upsetting national ranked Barringtron 41-49.
In the boys competiton individual champion Jake Sienko
PROVIDENCE - Neil LaBier's first half goal, off a penalty shot, and a second-half tally by Chris Devin gave Chariho its margin of victory as the Chargers posted a 2-0 victory over Hendricken in the title game of the R.I. Interscholastic League MetLife Division I boys soccer tournament Saturday at Rhode Island College
Seven of the eight qualifiers for the Division II state football tournament have been decided, but the final playoff berth is still up for grabs going in the final week-end of regular season Division II play.
Mt. Hope, Woonsocket, Westerly and West Warwick have clinched the four Division II-A playoff berths and Coventry, South Kingstown and Cranston East have secured three of the four Division II-B berths.
WARWICK - Woonsocket clinched one of the four Division II-A football playoff berths as the VIlla Novans rolled to a 40-0 victory over Warwick Vets Friday night.
The victory improved the Villa Novans record to 5-1 with one league game remaining before the start of the eight-team Division II playoffs on Nov. 16.
Travis Gagne led the Woonsocket attack with three touchdowns and 137 yards rushing, all in the f
PAWTUCKET - Providence Country Day captured three of the four singles matches and the No. 2 doubles as the Knights won the Interscholastic Division IV team title with a 4-1 victory over Coventry on Sunday at Slater Park.
Lisa Brendlinger, Alissa Muto and Lynette Esteves won in singles for the Knights and the duo of Sophie Hamblett-Alexandra Prentice won at second doubles.
WEST WARWICK - Aaron Booth scored three touchdowns leading the Mt. Hope football team to a 25-6 victory over previously undefeated West Warwick in a Division II-A game Saturday.
The victory pulled the Huskies, now 4-1 in II-A play, into a first-place tie that could involve four teams by the end of the week-end.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Senior quarterback Ben Hamill scored two touchdowns and threw a pair of conversion passes as he led South Kingstown to a 22-12 victory over Cranston East in a showdown between two of the three teams tied for the Division II-B lead.
South Kingstown, the two-time defending Division II state champion, now is 4-1 in II-B play. Cranston East falls to 3-2 in League play.
Coventry, the team that
Meghan McCooey, the former Rhode Island high school girls tennis champion from Mount St. Charles and current Tufts University senior join with Tufts teammate Julia Browne to captured the National Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Small College women's doubles title last week-end.
McCooey and Browne captured the title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Jackie Shtemberg and Felice Trink of the College of New Jerse
Last week-end's rain has forced a delay in the start of the girls team tennis playoffs this week.
Because of the rain some teams could not finish their regular season schedules until Monday. So now the quarterfinal round of the Division II and III playoffs, originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday, will be played on Wednesday. Quarterfinal round matches in Division I and IV now will be played on Thursday.
PROVIDENCE - Prout maintained its status as the only undefeated R.I. Interscholastic League Division I girls volleyball team as the Crusaders posted a 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 victory over La Salle in the HS GameTime Game of the Week Tuesday night.
Prout, which won three straight Division II state titles before moving up to Division I this season, now is 13-0 in Division I play this season. La Salle, the two-time defending
PAWTUCKET - Top seeded Rebecca Curran of Bay View captured the R.I. Interscholastic League girls state singles tennis championship Sunday as she posted a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Mount St. Charles' Taylor McEldowney in the title match of the state tournament at Slater Park.
Curran's title match victory completed a state tournament performance in which she only lost a total of two games in five, best-of-three tournament
BARRINGTON - All-State running back Mike Read scored both Barrington touchdowns as the Eagles posted a 14-0 victory over East Providence in a showdown of two undefeated Division I football teams Saturday night.
Read opened the scoring with a 31-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, then added an insurance tally with a one-yard rush in the fourth quarter.
The victory upped Barrington's Division I record to 3-
PAWTUCKET - Top seeded Rebecca Curran of Bay View rolled into the title match of the Interscholastic League girls tennis singles tournament as she didn't lose a game en route to quarterfinal and semifinal round victories Sunday at Slater Park.
Curran, the runner-up in last year's tournament, now will play Mount St. Charles' Taylor McEldowney in the title match next Sunday (Oct.11) at noon at Slater Park.
PAWTUCKET - Saturday's rain has altered the schedule for the Interscholastic League's girls tennis singles and doubles state tournaments.
The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the tournaments now will be played on Sunday (Oct. 4) beginning at noon at Slater Park.
The title matches in both tournaments now will be played Sunday (Oct. 11) at Slater at noon.
EAST PROVIDENCE - The East Providence girls volleyball team ended La Salle's three-year, 50-match undefeated string as the Townies handed the two-time defending Division I state champion Lady Rams a 25-13, 25-16, 25-20 setback Tuesday night.
The loss was La Salle first since the 2006 season. The Rams had posted perfect 21-0 records (including playoffs) in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons and were 8-0 in Division
Tiverton quarterback Ryan Flick scored four second half touchdowns as the Tigers overcame an 8-0 halftime deficit en route to a 27-8 victory over defending Division III state chanmpion Johnston Friday night in Johnston.
Flick scored on runs of 60, 1, 20 and 22 yards as the Tigers evened their Division III record at 1-1 with the victory in a rematch of last year's Division III Super Bowl. The loss was Johnston's first
October 1st is the deadline for submitting applications for the 16th annual Wendy's High School Heisman awards.
The High School Heisman awards are presented to high school seniors who excel in academics, athletics and community service.
The selection process consists of five stages - school winners, state finalists, state winners, national finalists and national winners. Any high school senior
EAST PROVIDENCE - Quarterback Rob Delgado scored two touchdowns leading East Providence to a 31-14 victory over Cranston West in the opening Division I game of the season for the Townies and Falcons Friday night at Pierce Field.
The Townies broke open a scoreless game with 17 points in the second quarter, then quickly added 14 more points in the third period after Cranston West had cut its deficit to 17-7 with an
It may be football season, but some of the state's top high school baseball players are busy making verbal commitments to college baseball programs before the Nov. 1 signing date.
North Kingstown's All-State outfielder Jay Ferri has informed URI coach Jim Foster that he will join the Rams program next fall and North Providence High star Anthony Aceto has made a commitment to the University of Connecticut.
The Captains Night program on Oct. 7 is the next scheduled dinner meeting for the Providence Gridiron Club at the Quonset "O" Club.
There will be three other dinners over the next three months, in addition to the annual state awards dinner on April 8. The annual Hall of Fame Night is slated for Nov. 18. The High School Super Bowl Night is scheduled for Dec. 3 and the High School MVP Night will be held Dec. 16.
CRANSTON - The West Warwick football team gave their fans reason for early-season optimism as the Division II Wizards posted a 13-12 victory over Division I Cranston West in the nightcap of the four-game Injury Fund Round Robin program at Cranston Stadium Friday night.
Cranston West had taken an early 6-0 lead in the 24-minute exhibition contest, but West Warwick came back with touchdowns by Jordan Koehler and
BARRINGTON - All-State running back Mike Read picked-up where he left off last season as the Barrington High senior star scored two first half touchdowns leading the Eagles to a 19-6 victory over Tiverton in a 24-minute, Injury Fund Round Robin football exhibition game last night.
Read gave Barrington an early lead with a one-yard touchdown run on the first play after he had run 25 yards.
BARRINGTON - Short touchdown runs by quarterback Tyler Correiro and running back James Olson led Mt. Hope to a 13-0 victory over Rogers in a 24-minute, Injury Fund Round Robin football exhibition game Thursday night.
BARRINGTON -Ricardo McCray's 79-yard punt return for a first half touchdown provided the game's only points as Division IV Middletown posted a 6-0 victory over Division I Portsmouth in a 24-minute Round Robin Injury Fund football exhibition game Thursday's night.
The 2009 Rhode Island high school football season gets under way Thursday night with R.I. Interscholastic League Round Robin porgrams at Barrington High and Providence's Conley Stadium.
Six other Injury Fund programs will be played on Friday and Saturday at various sites throughout the state. All Injury Fund contests will be 24-minute, exhibition games.
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Chris King, the Portsmouth High senior-to-be who was a first-team All-State baseball catcher this year, has made a verbal commitment to accept a baseball scholarship at Coastal Carolina University.
King was one of the top hitters in the state this past spring as he hit .486 with 34 hits in 70 plate appearances, including 19 extra base hits. His performance helped Portsmouth capture the regular-season Division I East ti
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Four Rhode Island high school swim stars - North Kingstown's Elizabeth Beisel, Prout's Laura Sogar, Rocky Hill's Alex Forrester and Moses Brown's Kaia Simmons - combined to win the national women's 4 x 100 meter medley relay title at the Conoco Phillips National Swim Championships Saturday night.
Swimming as members of the Attleboro Blue FIsh swim club the Rhode Island quartet capatured
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - North Kingstown High's Elizabeth Beisel added another national title to her already impressive swimming resume as the Skippers senior-be won the women's 200-meter backstroke title Friday night at the Conoco Phillips National Swimmning Championships.
Thursday night Beisel had won the women's 400-meter indivdiual medley championship.
Beisel caputred the 200-back title with a 2:08
INDIANAPOLIS - North Kingstown High senior-to-be Elizabeth Beisel continued proving she is one of the top female swimmers in the country as she finished in the top five in two events during the first two days of the U.S. National Swimming Championships.
Wednesday night Beisel finished fourth in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1.00.91. The race was won by Haydey McGregory with a time of 1:00.07.
The fourth p
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Quarterback Bobby Baker of Masuk High completed 11 of 18 passes for 141 yards, including 8 for 10 and 101 yards in the first half, leading Connecticut to a 31-13 victory over Rhode Island in the 11th annual Connecticut-Rhode Island Senior All-Star football game Saturday night at Rentschler Field.
Sparked by the passing of Warwick Vets All-State quarterback Bob Bentsen, Rhode Island had taken a
Mac Bennett, the East Greenwich resident who played the past three years at the Hotchkiss School, was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round of the National Hockey League amateur draft on Saturday.
Bennett, a 6-0, 170-pound defenseman, was the 79th player selected overall in the draft which is being held in Montreal.
To nobody's surprise Westerly's Andrew Springer has been named the Rhode Island Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The star senior distance runner led Westerly to its first boys Rho0de Island state track title by winning three individuals titles and helping a relay team to a title at the outdoor state meet in early June.
A week later he won the mile run at the prestigious Midwest Distan
Coventry's Eryn Wheeler has been named this year's Rhode Island Gatorade Girls Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year
The Oakers senior won both the 800-meter and 1,500 meter runs at the Interscholastic League girls state championship meet two weeks ago. Her winning time of 4:36.74 for the 1,500 was the 21st best time in the country for that event. Wheeler finished her high school career with a total of four
Bay View's Fallon Scorpio has been named the Rhode Island Gatorade Fastpitch softball Player of the year.
The 5-foot-5 junior first baseman led the Bengals (15-5) to the Division I state semifinals this season with a .476 batting average, 13 doubles and 18 RBI. She finished the season with a .593 on-base percentage and a .730 slugging percentage. She also committed just one error in 160 chances at first ba
PAWTUCKET - Hendricken, behind Chris Costantino's three-hit shutout pitching performance, captured its second straight and fifth state baseball title in the past seven years as the Hawks posted a 5-0 victory over North Kingstown in the title game of the Division I state tournament at McCoy Stadium Thursday night.
PAWTUCKET - North Kingstown's Ryan Morris tied the game at 1-1 with a lead-off homer in the bottom of the sixth inning and neither the Skippers or South Kingstown could break the tie in the seventh sending the loser's bracket game of the Division I state baseball tournament between the Skippers and Rebels into extra innings Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium.
WEST WARWICK - North Kingstown broke open a close game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth then held off a Cranston West seventh-inning comeback attempt as the Skippers posted a 6-4 victory over the Falcons in the first game of an opening round double header in the Division I state baseball title series Saturday at McCarthy Field.
Dave D'Errico drove home three runs with a bases-loaded double highligh
EAST PROVIDENCE - Trailing 5-2 with two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the sixth, Portsmouth tallied four runs with the two outs and posted a 6-5 victory over previously undefeated Cranston West in an Interscholastic League Division I Region 3 baseball playoff game Tuesday at Pierce Field.
The Portsmouth victory setup a winner-take-all game for the title in the double-elimination regional tournament and a berth in
Samantha Morrell captured her third consecutive Interscholastic League girls state golf title as the North Kingstown High senior fired a four-over 76 on a wind-swept Pt. Judith Country Club course Monday.
The performance gave Morrell a three-stroke margin of victory over La Salle's Juliet Vongphoumy.
PROVIDENCE - Freshman Olivia Mattyasovszky scored four goals leading South Kingstown to a 9-6 victory over Warwick Vets in the title game of the Interscholastic League Division III girls lacrosse championship Saturday at Rhode Island College.
North Kingstown shortstop Ryan Morris has been named the R.I. Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior had produced a .443 batting average, 34 RBI, 30 runs scored and seven home runs to lead the Skippers (18-2) into the state playoffs this week. The 2009 Division I-South Most Outstanding Player , Morris had compiled an .885 slugging percentage and a .580 on-base percentage thi
Providence Journal photo / Steve Szydlowski
Ed Hjerpe, of Barrington, tees off on the 10th green of the Cranston Country Club in the second and final day of the RIIL individual golf championship. Herp
CRANSTON - Barrington took a major step toward its third straight state team golf title as the Eagles forged a 16-stroke lead over second place Hendricken in the first round of the 36-hole R.I. Interscholastic League state golf tournament Tuesday at Cranston Country Club.
A pair of two-over 73s by Ed Hjerpe and Jeff Ray led the Eagles to a four-player total of 301. Hendricken was second at 317 and East Greenwich was thir
PAWTUCKET - It came down to the third set of the final match, but South Kingstown eventually won its 11th consecutive R.I. Interscholastic League Division I boys state team tennis title as the Rebels posted a 4-3 victory over Hendricken in the title match of the state tourney at Slater Park on Monday.
With the score tied 3-3 the South Kingstown duo of Ben Sevey and Eric Troob gave the Rebels their title-clinching point
PAWTUCKET - Cumberland won its first state boys tennis title in five years as the Clippers posted a 4-2 victory over Westerly in the title match of the Interscholastic League Division II team tournament Monday at Slater Park.
Singles victories by Tim Luz and Eric Laboissoniere and doubles victories by the teams of Patrick Murray-Patrick Geddes and Kyle Eaton-Ben Proctor gave Cumberland its four points.
PAWTUCKET - St. Raphael didn't waste any time capturing the Interscholastic League Division III boys state team tennis title Monday morning as the Saints won four of the first five matches decided for a 4-1 victory over Portsmouth in the title match at Slater Park.
Singles victories by Pat Gannon and Ryan Bizier and doubles triumphs by the teams of Dave Montalbano-Eric Beaudoin and Tim Ferreira-Brian Gill gave the
PAWTUCKET - The championship matches in the Interscholastic League Division I and III boys team tennis tournaments were postponed Sunday because of rain.
Both title matches now will be played Monday at Slater Park joining the Division II title match, which already scheduled to be played Monday at Slater.
The Division III title match between Portsmouth and St. Raphael did get started SUnday, but was suspended w
The 24-team Division I Interscholastic League state baseball tournament will get underway Tuesday with opening round games in the four, double-elimination regional tournaments that will lead to next month's four-team state championship tourney.
The 12-team Division II state tournament will begin Thursday with opening round games in the two, six-team double-elimination regional tournaments.
PAWTUCKET - Providence Country Day captured its first R.I. Interscholastic League boys state tennis title Saturday as the Knights posted a 4-0 victory over Cranston East in the title match of the Division IV state tournament at Slater Park.
Singles victories by John Cerilli and A.J. Leonard and doubles triumphs by the teams of Aaron Granoff-Brandon Silva and Jeremy Harlam-Mike Galleshaw gave PCD the four points
NORTH KINGSTOWN - The North Kingstown baseball team broke away from a 1-1 tie with four runs in the third inning and kept rolling-along as the Skippers won the Division I-South regular season title with a 12-3 victory over South Kingstown Wednesday.
The Skippers and Rebels had come into the final game of the regular season for both teams deadlocked for the I-South lead with 16-1 records.
Two-run singles b
North Kingstown High's Elizabeth Beisel won a second gold medal at the Charlotte (NC) UltraSwim championships Sunday night as she captured the title in the women's 200-meter backstroke.
Beisel won the title by nearly two seconds with a 2:11.83 performance. The winning time was two seconds better than the time Beisel had posted in the Sunday morning preliminaries.
The victory, on the final day of the
Rhode Island high school swimmers were in the national swimming spotlight Saturday night as both North Kingstown High's Elizabeth Beisel and Prout's Laura Sogar won individual titles at the Charlotte UltraSwim Championships in North Carolina.
Beisel, the North Kingstown junior who was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic women's swim team, captured the title in the women's 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:01.62.
North Kingstown High junior Elizabeth Beisel capture the silver medal in the 400-meter women's individual medley Friday night at the Charlotte (NC) UltraSwim championships.
The feature of the three-day meet is the return of Michael Phelps to swim scene after serving a three-month suspension for being photgraphed using a marijuana pipe. Phelps won both the 200-meter men's freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly Friday night.
South Kingstown senior Kyle Burke, who won his third consecutive R.I. Interscholastic League state singles tennis title on Sunday will be playing tennis at Philadelphia University next year.
Burke will join a veteran Philadelphia University men's tennis team that won the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title this spring and competed in the NCAA Division II national tournament.
North Kingstown High's Ben Sternberg is one of 96 players from throughout the country selected to play in the US Lacrosse National High School Senior Showcase scheduled for June 20 at Bryant University.
Sternberg will play for the East Team in the four-team regional one-day tourney. Sternberg, the captain of this year's North Kingstown boys lacrosse team, earned All-State and high school All-American honors last year wh
The National High School football championship trophy that has been sitting in the La Salle Academy trophy case for 64 years will be moving to the New England Football Exhibit at the Hall at Patriot Place.
The La Salle administration and the surviving members of the Rams 1945-46 football team that shared the mythical national CYO football title with Holy Cross College High of Louisiana, have decided to donate the cha
Meghan McCooey, the former Mount St. Charles girls state singles tennis champion who now plays for Tufts University, is a member of one of the 16 teams selected to play in the national NCAA Division III women's doubles tournament.
McCooey and her partner Julia Browne of Brookville, NY, were selected to compete in the national tourney that will be held May 22-24 at Oglethorpe University in Georgia. McCooey and Browne post
Joe Goniprow, the former Barrington High football star who now plays for the University of Pennsylvania, has been named a pre-season All-American by the Consensus Draft Services.
Goniprow, a 6-1, 275-pound defensive lineman who will be a Penn senior next season, was fourth in tackles for loses last season in the Ivy League with 32. He was the Rhode Island high school Gatorade Football Player of the Year in 2005 when hi
PAWTUCKET- South Kingstown's Kyle Burke, a point away from being dethroned as the state's boys singles tennis champion, captured his third consecutive state title with a sensational comeback en route to a 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Wheeler's Jesse Frieder in the title match of the Interscholastic League state tournament Sunday at Slater Park.
After having lost the first-set, Burke was facing a match-point def
PAWTUCKET - Top seeded Jesse Frieder of Wheeler and two-time defending state champion Kyle Burke of South Kingstown reached the title round of the Interscholastic League boys state singles tennis tournament with victories in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds Saturday at Slater Park.
Frieder, who earned the top seed with two victories over Burke in regular season team matches this spring, gained his title round be
BY JOHN GILLOOLY
Journal Sports Writer
WARWICK -- Defending state champion Hendricken didn't waste any time evening its season series with Cranston West as the Hawks scored three runs in each of the first three innings en route to an 11-0 victory over the previously undefeated Falcons in a mercy-rule shortened 4 ½ -inning Division I baseball game Wednesday.
The victory pulled the Hawks into a first place Division
The Rhode Island chapter of the National Football Foundation is now officially the Emo DiNitto/Rhode Island Chapter of National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Howie Vanderseas, the Eastern Regional Director of the National Football Foundation announced Monday that the Rhode Island chapter was being named in honor of DiNitto, the former Toll Gate High football coach and city of Warwick athletic di
Dan Rhault, the former Lincoln High All-Stater who now is a senior shortstop for the University of Rhode Island baseball team, is one of 37 collegiate shortstops named to the initial watch list for the 2009 Brooks Wallace award.
The Wallace award is presented by the College Baseball Foundation to the top college shortstop in the country.
Rhault currently is URI's hitter with a .380 average and also leads the
There were no surprises in the Division I and II qualifying competition for the Interscholastic League state singles tennis tournament as the top eight seeds in each of the two divisional qualifying tournaments earned berths in the 32-player state tourney on Saturday.
The Division III-IV qualifying tournament started on Saturday and will continue on Sunday.
Heading the list of Championship Tournament qualifiers
The Division I, II and III-IV qualifying tournaments for the R.I. Interscholastic League state singles and doubles boys tennis championships, which were scheduled to start Friday afternoon, have been postponed because of rain.
All qualifying tournaments have been rescheduled to begin Saturday at 2 p.m. at the original sities.
The state singles and doubles championship tournaments are scheduled for May 8-10.
Wheeler's Jesse Frieder assured himself of the top seed for the Interscholastic League boys singles state tennis tournament Tuesday afternoon as he registered his second victory of the season over two-time defending state champion Kyle Burke of South Kingstown.
Frieder, who lost to Burke in the title match two years ago, but didn't play high school tennis last season, posted a 6-4, 7-6(7-2) victory in Tuesday's match. Earli
CRANSTON - Mike McClarmon didn't waste any time giving the undefeated Cranston West baseball team all the runs Falcons actually needed for their ninth Division I victory of the season Tuesday afternoon.
McClarmon, a senior outfielder, blasted a three-run homer over the left field fence in the bottom of first inning starting the Falcons on the way to a 6-2 victory over La Salle in the HS GameTime Game of th
Rhode Island high school principals and athletic directors are reminded that Friday (May 1) is the deadline for submitting your school's nominees for the 2009 Providence Journal Honor Roll Boy and Girl awards and the 2009 Dick Reynolds Correspondent award.
Each Rhode Island high school can nominate one male and one female member of their Class of 2009 for the Honor Roll Boy and Girl awards, which recognize the top senio
WEST WARWICK - Nominations are now be sought for the 2009 induction class of the West Warwick High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
A class of no more than five individuals will be inducted in the fall.
Nominees must be former West Warwick athletes, who graduated no later than 1989 or former West Warwick coaches.
Nominations must be submitted by May 10 and mailed to Gunny Gonsalves, 104 Burlingame
Two former Cranston West baseball teammates could be involved in an interesting college baseball mound duel Wednesday when Eastern Connecticut and Wheaton meet in an important New England Division III game in Norton, Mass.
Matt Fontaine, who earned All-State honors as a third baseman and pitcher for Cranston West in 2006, is one of the top three starting pitchers for Eastern Connecticut while his former Falcons teammat
Bob Gourley, the man who keeps track of virtually the day-to-day activities of Rhode Island and U.S. high school track weight performers, says Nicole Heinl, the Barrington High national-ranked girls weight and hammer thrower, has signed a Letter of Intent with Stanford University.
Ric Reetz, the veteran Rhode Island high school football coach who spent the past four years as head coach at Cumberland High, is leaving Rhode Island to coach in South Carolina.
The Charleston Post & Courier reported Sunday that Reetz has been named the new head football coach at Porter-Gaud, a private school in Charleston.
Reetz's 2008 Cumberland team finished in a tie for fourth in Division II-B durin
CRANSTON - Ed Hjerpe overcame a four-stroke deficit over the final 18 holes as he captured the individual title and led Barrington to the team title in the 27th annual Challenge Cup high school golf tournament Tuesday at the Alpine Country Club.
Hjerpe fired a two-over par 74 in Tuesday's final round for a 36-hole total of 153 and a three-stroke margin of victory over three players who tied for second, Cumberland's Jam
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown boys tennis team left little doubt it's serious about capturing its 11th consecutive Division I state title this season as the Rebels rolled to a 7-0 victory over Barrington in the showdown between the two undefeated teams Tuesday morning.
All four South Kingstown singles players - Kyle Burke, Cliff Bueno De Mesquita, Andrew Burnap and Mike Mulroy, posted straight sets victories led by B
WOONSOCKET - Seven former Woonsocket High star athletes and the 1986 state championship baseball team will be inducted into the Woonsocket High School Hall of Fame on April 20th.
The individual inductees include Arthur "Archie" Boulet former Woonsocket High three-sport standout and long time Bryant University golf coach; Bob Caliascibetta, three-sport Woonsocket star in the 1960s; Tom Wikiera, the Woonsocket
North Kingstown senior quarterback Dave D'Errico was named recipient of the Providence Gridiron Club's Gilbane Award as the 2008 Rhode Island high school football Player of the Year.
The award, which is named in honor of the late Brown University football All-Americans Tom and Bill Gilbane, was presented Wednesday night at the Gridiron Club's annual spring awards dinner.
D'Errico was the Division I
Erik Murphy, the South Kingstown resident who currently is a senior at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Mass., is one of 40 high school boys basketball players who have been named to the Parade Magazine High School All-American team.
Murphy, a 6-10 forward who is headed to the University of Florida in the fall, was selected to the Parade fourth-team All-American squad. The All-American selections were announced in t
A reminder to winter sports coaches and game officials that Monday (April 6) is the deadline for submitting nominations for the Providence Journal/R.I. Interscholastic League Injury Fund Dick Reynolds Team Sportsmanship awards.
Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination forms that were mailed to coaches and game officials. Only coaches and game officials can nominate teams for the awards.
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West Warwick High senior Karissa Greig earned high school All-American wrestling honors this past week-end when she finished fifth in the 109-pound class at the USAW Girls Folk style National High School championships in Okahoma City.
Greig, who competed for the West Warwick wrestling team in the co-ed Interscholastic League this winter, won her first two matches in the national girls tournament before losing a semfinal r
Andrew Ferreira, the All-State pitcher who helped the Hendricken baseball team captured the Division I state title last spring, is having an outstanding season pitching as a post-grad for Choate this spring.
Ferreira, who is headed to Harvard in the fall, posted his second victory in two starts this week as he pitched six innings of one-hit ball en route to a 3-0 victory over Taft.
Ferreira had nine strikeou
Ten players and five coaches have been selected as recipients of their respective R.I. Interscholastic Football League divisional Lineman, Back and Coach of the Year awards by the Providence Gridiron Club.
All of the recipients will be honored at the Gridiron Club's annual spring awards dinner on April 8 at the Quonset "O" Club in North Kingstown.
The state Linemen of the Year, Back of the Year,
Six former high school and amateur swimming standouts are members of the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame 2009 induction class.
Michelle McWeeney Chessin, Laura Iabobucci-DelVecchio; Maarten Kraaijvanger, Collen Lynch, Jen Salamon Morin and Lynne Peckenham (Tedesco) Simmons will be inducted at the annual Hall of Fame induction dinner Friday night (April 3) at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown.
The deadline for high school girls sports teams to apply for a Women's Sports Foundation GoGirlGo Ambassador Team award is July 17.
The GoGirlGo awards are presented to girls teams that demonstrate leadership in their communities by inspiring girls to get involved in sports and physical activity.
Each year the Women's Sports Foundation, in conjunction with Gatorade, awards $2,500 grants to 20 recipients
You wouldn't think it could get any better for La Salle's Meghan Fogarty and Meghan Saltys than the back-to-back, one-two finishes the Lady Rams senior duo posted in the 2008 and 2009 R.I. Interscholastic League state gymnastics championships.
But Saltys and Fogarty found a way to put a special touch on their last high school competition as they led La Salle to the team title in the New England Interscholastic Gymnastics
Two members of last year's Providence Journal All-Star baseball team haven't wasted any time establishing their credentials as outstanding college players.
Anthony Meo, a first team All-State pitcher in both 2007 and 2008 while playing for Cranston West, has played a big role in Costal Carolina University's 18-2 start so far this season.
Meo has seen duty as both a starter and reliever as he h
Kaia Simmons, the Moses Brown senior swimmer who earned her fourth high school All-American honor this year, will be headed to the West Coast next fall to swim at Stanford University.
Simmons, who swam in the U.S. Olympic swim trials last June, earned another All-American recognition this season when she posted a 4:56.72 time en route to the title in the 500-yard freestyle at the New England prep school swim champ
PROVIDENCE - Three power-play goals, including two by Mike Almberg, sparked Cranston West to a 4-1 victory over Barrington in the opening game of their best-of-three Division I-A hockey title series Saturday night at Providence College's Schneider Arena.
The second game of the series will be played Sunday afternoon at 12:30 at Schneider.
PROVIDENCE - Two first-period powerplay goals by Mike Almberg gave Cranston West a 2-1 lead over Barrington after two periods of the first game of the Division I-A hockey title series Saturday at PC's Schneider Arena.
PROVIDENCE - Two late first period goals by Taylor Polhemus proved to be the difference for Prout as the Crusaders posted a 5-3 victory over Mt.Hope in the opening game of their best of three Division III boys hockey title series Saturday at Schneider Arena.
Polhemus' two goals broke a 2-2 tie and proved to be the difference after the Crusaders and Huskies traded goals in the second period and neither team score
PROVIDENCE - Two second period goals gave Hendricken a 3-1 lead over Mount St. Charles after two periods of their second game in the best of three Division I state hockey title series Friday night at Schneider Arena.
Mount St. Charles posted a 4-3 overtime victory in the first game of the series Thursday night.
PROVIDENCE -Mount St. Charles and Hendricken were deadlocked at 3-3 after regulation play and headed into sudden death overtime in the first game of their best-of-three Division I state hockey series tonight at Providence College.
Torey Jones, La Salle's senior All-State guard, has been named the Rhode Island Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
Jones, a two-time All-Stater, has averaged 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals this season in leading La Salle to the state title game of the Division I girls basketball tournament. The Lady Rams, the two-time defending state champion, will play Bay View in the title game Sunday at URI'
Elizabeth Scala's goal with 1:11 to play broke a 2-2 tie and set the stage for Bay View's 4-2 victory over Mount St. Charles in the deciding game of their best-of-three Interscholastic League Division I girls hockey title series Tuesday night at Providence College Schneider Arena.
The victory gave Bay View its second consecutive state title. After Scala broke the tie, Bay View added an insurance tally on an
The Mount St. Charles girls hockey team forced a winner-take-all third game in the best-of-three Interscholastic League Division I girls hockey state title series as the Mounties posted a 4-1 victory over Bay View in the second game of the series Saturday at Providence College's Schneider Arena.
Bay View, the defending state champion, had won the first game of the series, 3-1, on Saturday.
PROVIDENCE - Kaitlin O'Donnell's goal with just over three minutes to play in the game gave La Salle its margin of victory as the Lady Rams completed a sweep of the Interscholastic League Division II girls state hockey title series with a 2-1 victory over North Smithfield Sunday at Providence College's Schneider Arena.
La Salle had posted a 7-2 victory in the first game of the series on Saturday.
Mount St. Charles and Hendricken set-up their fourth consecutive meeting in the Division I boys state hockey title series Saturday night as they both completed sweeps of their best-of-three semifinal playoff series.
Mount St. Charles, the defending state champion, completed a sweep of its series against La Salle as the Mounties rolled to a 7-1 victory at the Cranston Vets rink.
Hendricken, which won
PROVIDENCE - Third period goals by Samantha Gouin and Jane Baruch proved to be the difference for Bay View as the Bengals posted a 3-1 victory over Mount St. Charles in the opening game of the best-of-three Interscholastic League Division I girls hockey title series Saturday afternoon at Providence College's Schneider Arena.
The second game in the series will be played Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Schneide
PROVIDDENCE - Alisha DiFilippo scored three goals and Kaitlin O'Donnell and Lauren Lanoie each added two as the trio led the La Salle girls hockey team to a 7-2 victory over North Smithfield in the first game of the best-of-three Interscholastic League Division II state title series Saturday afternoon at Providence College's Schneider Arena.
The second game of the series will be played Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Sc
Mount St. Charles and Hendricken will be trying to set-up their fourth consecutive meeting in the Division I hockey state title series Saturday night as both the Mounties and Hawks hit the road for the second games in their best-of-three semifinal series.
Both the Mounties and Hawks took 1-0 leads in their respective semifinal series Friday night on home ice as Mount St. Charles rolled to an 8-2 victory over La Salle at Ad
Noel Acciari's power-play goal with 34 seconds to play gave Hendricken a 4-3 victory over Moses Brown in the opening game of their best of three Division I semifinal hockey series Friday night at Thayer Arena.
The Hawks and Quakers will play the second game of the series Saturday night at Adelard Arena.
North Kingstown High junior Elizabeth Beisel placed second and Prout senior Laura Sogar finished 7th in the finals of the women's 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Swimming Association's Austin Grand Prix meet Thursday night in Austin, Texas.
The Austin meet is one of six Grand Prix meets held by the U.S. Swimming Assocation throughout the year which attract the top all-age swimmers from throughout the U.S. and se
CRANSTON - La Salle earned the right to meet defending state champion Mt. St. Charles in the semifinal round of the Division I boys hockey tournament as the Rams posted a 5-3 victory over Toll Gate in a one-game elimination quarterfinal round contest Wednesday night at Veterans Rink.
La Salle and Mount St. Charles will begin their best of three semifinal series Friday night at Adelard Arena. Hendricken and Moses Bro
Jane Baruch, a junior forward from Bay View, is this year's recipient of the William Thayer Rhode Island high school hockey award.
The award, named in honor of the late U.S. Olympic hockey player Bill Thayer, is presented each year to the player in either the R.I. Interscholastic League boys or girls hockey leagues who records the most assists in regular season play.
Baruch assisted on 28 goals of Bay View's
WARWICK - Mount St. Charles earned a share of the Interscholastic League girls Division I regular season hockey title as the Mounties posted a 2-1 victory over Bay View in the final game of the regular season for both teams Saturday night at Thayer Arena.
The victory gave Mount a final 14-1-3 regular season record and pulled the Mounties into a first-place tie with Bay View, which finished the regular season at 15-2-1. <
LINCOLN - Warwick Vets' Devon Hurst ended the quest of Scituate's Kaitlyn Bouyssou to become the first girl to win a state wrestling championship as Hurst posted a 4-2 overtime victory over Bouyssou in a 103-pound class semifinal round match of the Interscholastic League state tournament Saturday at the Community College of Rhode Island.
LINCOLN - Scituate High freshman Kaitlyn Bouyssou continued her quest to become the first girl to win a state high school wrestling title as she won her opening round and quarterfinal round matches in the R.I. Interscholastic League state tournament Friday at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Bouyssou now will meet Warwick Vet's Devon Hurst in a semifinal round match of the 103-pound class Saturday morning a
Mac Bennett, a Hotchkiss School junior from Warwick, has been named to the New England Prep School Independent Hockey Association's All-Star team.
Bennett, the son of former Cranston East and Brown University hockey star Jim Bennett, was one of the two defensemen named to the West Team of NEPSHIA all-stars.
Bennett, who played one year at La Salle before transferring to Hotchkiss, has verbally committed to a
WARWICK - If playoff competition is anything like the action in the final week of the regular season, it's going to be a great state boys basketball tournament.
Most of a standing room only crowd at Hendricken Wednesday night stood throughout the entire four-minute overtime period before finally seeing Hendricken pull-out a 77-74 ot victory over Cranston East in showdown between the top two teams in Division I-West.
The Toll Gate gymnastics team finished second in the Division II state gymnastics championships on Sunday, not third as previously reported. The Titans edged out Mt. Hope, 129.75 to 127.55 for runner-up honors. South Kingstown won its third straight Division II championship and La Salle won its seventh consecutive Division I title.
Randy Clemens, a Ponganset High grad who now lives in South Carolina and loves baseball writes this about former Cranston West star Anthony Meo's impressive start as a college baseball pitcher for Costal Carolina University against Southern Illinois last week.
"He retired the Salukis in order in the 1st and 4th; threw first pitch strikes to 12 of 23 batters; his fastball was in the neighborhood of 90 mph while his slider c
Scituate High freshman Katelyn Bouyssou added another title to her already impressive high school wrestling resume as she captured the 103-pound championship at the Interscholastic League's Division II sectional tournament at Westerly High over the weekend. Click here to see Bouyssou in action in a recent HSGameTime video.
Earlier this season, Bouys
PROVIDENCE - The La Salle gymnastic team won its seventh consecutive Division I girls state title and Rams senior Meghan Fogarty captured the all-around individual title Sunday at the R.I. Interscholastic League's state championships at Rhode Island College.
Fogarty and teammate Meghan Soltys led the way as the Lady Rams captured the Division I team crown with 147.1 points compared to 144.95 for second place North King
WARWICK - Mount St. Charles remained one game in the loss column ahead of Hendricken in the battle for the Interscholastic League Division I regular season title as the Mounties battled the Hawks to a 3-3 tie in the third and final regular season meeting between the two teams last night at Thayer Arena.
Trevor Plante's goal at 9:21 of the third period pulled Mount St. Charles into the 3-3 tie and neither team could break t
Chariho junior Nick Dubee has been selected the Rhode Island Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
Dubee, a 5-10 forward, scored 21 goals and had six assists this past fall leading the Chargers to an 11-3-4 record and the quarterfinal round of the Division I playoffs. The performance earned him both National Soccer Coaches Association high school All-American honors and Providence Journal All-State selection.
Coventry's 76-63 victory over previously undefeated Narragansett last Friday night leaves Classical as the only team with an undefeated record in regular season Interscholastic League boys basketball play
Tuesday night's victory over Pilgrim upped Classical's Division II-North record to 15-0 with three regular season games remaining.
Apparently losing to Mount St. Charles last week damaged Catholic Memorial's creditablity as the No. 1 high school hockey team in Massachusetts.
The Knights from West Roxbury were No. 1 in last week's Boston Globe Massachusetts boys high school hockey poll. But after dropping a 5-2 decision to Mount St. Charles last week at Adelard Arena, CM fell to No. 3 in this week's Globe poll.
If you're a good student, a good athlete, a good citizen, enjoy writing - and like milk - you have a chance to win a college scholarship.
High school seniors have until March 6 to apply for the 2009 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) awards and potentially win a $7,500 college scholarship.
Twenty-five high school seniors throughout the country who excel in academics, athletics, comm
WARWICK - The Moses Brown hockey team posted what probably is its most significant victory since joining the Interscholastic League Saturday night as the Quakers rolled to a 5-0 victory over Hendricken at Thayer Arena.
Derek Army scored two goals for Moses Brown as the Quakers handed Hendricken only its second loss of the season in Interscholastic League competition.
South Kingstown - Olympian Elizabeth Beisel and U.S. Olympic trials finalist Laura Sogar delivered record-setting performances at the R.I. Interscholastic League's girls state swim meet this afternoon at URI.
Beisel, the junior from North Kingstown High, won two individual titles and set state high school and URI pool records en route to championships in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke.
Pat McCarthy, a former Toll Gate High hockey player and current member of the Babson College hockey team, is one of 21 college players who have been nominated for the 2009 BNY Mellon Hockey Humanitarian award.
McCarthy, a senior defenseman at Babson, played for Toll Gate from 2000-2003 before transferring to Milton Academy where he played two seasons before attending Babson.
La Salle's Allison Kelley has been selected the 2008-09 Rhode Island Girls Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year.
The 5-3 junior midfielder recorded 11 goals and 8 assists this past fall leading the Lady Rams to a 16-1-3 record and the Division I state championship. A National Soccer Coaches Association All-American selection, Kelley scored a goal in all three of La Sa
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