Thursday, April 18, 2013
The annual Beast of the East Tournament will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Portsmouth's Glen Farm on East Main Road.
Glen Farm will swarm with rugby fans this weekend as players from up and down the Atlantic coast battle for the Beast of the East 2013 Collegiate Rugby Tournament Title. In its 15th year in Portsmouth, it is expected to draw a magnificently large crowd. With more than 70 teams competing, it is known to be the largest college rugby tournament in the country and most likely the world, according to director Chris Palombo. Shuttles to and from the event will be made available at the Portsmouth Middle School. Among the school teams to compete this weekend are Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, University of Rhode Island, UMass Amherst, Boston University, Providence College, Yale and Princeton. Both men's teams and women's teams…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media. Two Portsmouth residents ran in today's marathon: Elizabeth Guidone and Kevin Callahan.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Are you running in the Boston Marathon this year? Fill out the form below to submit your profile to Portsmouth Patch—make sure to email a photo to Sandy@patch.com—and we'll print the profiles before the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Are you running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15? Fill out the form above to submit your profile to Portsmouth Patch and email a photo of yourself running to Sandy@patch.com, and we'll print the profiles before the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Portsmouth Patch this season.
Around Portsmouth, youth sports are underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Portsmouth Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at the game? Catch the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The bill would allow school districts to have gender-exclusive events as long as similar events are offered to the opposite gender.
A Senate Committee approved a bill that would allow school districts to have father-daughter dances and other gender-exclusive events, as long as comparable events for the opposite gender is offered. The bill now heads to the senate floor. The bill, 2013-S 0012 — submitted by Cranston Sen. Hannah Gallo — would alter state gender discrimination laws, which Cranston school lawyers have said traditional father-daughter dances violate. A complaint from the mother of a Cranston girl triggered the review, prompting Cranston Superintendent Judith Lundsten to cancel the district's dance. “I understand that the superintendent was acting out of an abundance of caution when he announced the cancellation of the dances,” Gallo said. “I also …
The 3rd annual PHS Lacrosse Team Polar Plunge took place on April Fool's Day. The team members raised funds to help with the cost of uniforms and an assistant junior varsity coach. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Portsmouth High Schoo
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bobby Hurley served as the associate head coach for his brother Danny at URI, and will now take over at Buffalo University.
Wednesday, March 27
Bobby Hurley, one of the most iconic figures in college basketball history, has been named the 12th men's basketball head coach at the University at Buffalo. He joins UB from the University of Rhode Island where he has been serving as associate head coach. UB Director of Athletics Danny White made the announcement on Tuesday at a 5:00 pm press conference at Alumni Arena. "After reviewing a large and highly qualified national pool and following my conversations with some of the most respected figures in college athletics, Coach Hurley was clearly the choice to lead the next era of UB basketball," White said. "As we continue to foster our role as the flagship athletic department for the state of New York, the appointment of Coach Hurley …
Beers, wings and slam dunks! It's tournament time—here's where to catch all the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Portsmouth: Scampi The Beach House West Main Pizza Fieldstones Grille Too busy to stop by your favorite local sports joint? Download the March Madness Live app to watch on the go from your mobile device. Where are you watching March Madness this year? Tell us in the comments!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Portsmouth High School met its new mascot at a pep rally Friday afternoon.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Newport Girls’ Interscholastic Polo Team competed at the national championship held recently in Storrs, CT.