Friday, May 17, 2013
Some, long-time employees of the Portsmouth School District are hired without a background check, the Portsmouth School Committee learned Tuesday night.
Background checks are mandatory for most employees everywhere, but, as the Portsmouth School Committee learned Tuesday, a flaw in the hiring process has not checked all employees of the Portsmouth School District. An audit recently revealed some temporary and seasonal employees and coaches, who have worked in the Portsmouth School District for years, were hired without background checks, according to Portsmouth School Superintendent Lynn Krizic. "These are longtime, repeat coaches who have been with the district for years," said Krizic. "It was the system, not the workers. I think we were proactive in doing the audit and now we're saying it's important to put the pieces in place. The process (background checks) has already started." …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Portsmouth High School football team lost on Wednesday night.
Portsmouth High School lost in the semi-final round of the Division 1 playoffs on Wednesday night. The final score was 42 to 14, with LaSalle Academy defeating the Patriots, according to The Providence Journal. The winner will now proceed to the finals. To follow the team's season or for more information on the playoffs, click here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
RIHS Football Poll – Johnston tumbles down the polls after being upset in the Division II playoffs.
After being upset by Central in the opening round of Division II playoffs, the Johnston Panthers have dropped from No. 5 to No. 11 in the Rhode Island Sports Media High School Football Poll. No. 10 West Warwick and No. 13 Central took advantage of the loss, moving up four and five sports, respectively. The highest ranked Division II team is now Cumberland, at No. 5. La Salle remains in the top spot of the poll, collecting all 14 first place votes, followed by fellow Division I playoff teams Hendricken, Portsmouth and Cranston East. Portsmouth and East flip-flopped in the polls after the Thunderbolts barely beat South Kingstown 23-17. Thanksgiving games for most teams take place either Wednesday or Thursday of this week. The Division II …
Friday, September 28, 2012
RIHS Football Media Poll – South Kingstown moves up two spots, despite a loss to Attleboro High School.
La Salle remains at No. 1 in the latest Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll, after taking care of Tolman, 42-20. The three teams after La Salle – Hendricken, Cranston East and Portsmouth – also remain the same. Westerly and Johnston moved up to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, after Barrington lost 41-18 to East. The rest of the poll: Dropped from poll: Shea (17). Also receiving votes: Smithfield 27, Coventry 9, North Kingstown 8, Shea 6, North Smithfield 2, Tiverton 2, Mount Pleasant 1. The Rhode Island Sports Media football poll is voted on by 13 local media members who regularly cover Rhode Island high school football. The poll is administrated and compiled by Eric Rueb of Southern Rhode Island Newspapers. PATCH BALLOT It wasn’t …
Friday, September 21, 2012
RIHS Football Media Poll – Portsmouth dropped a place in this week's football poll.
After a win over No. 3 Portsmouth, top-ranked La Salle has solidified its grip on the No. 1 spot in the latest Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll. La Salle gained six points and three more first place votes from last week, increasing its lead on No. 2 Hendrickren from two points to nine. The Hawks won their game, shutting out South Kingstown. The rest of the poll stayed relatively stable, except for two teams. Cumberland moved up four spots, from No. 16 to No. 12. The Clippers are 1-1, with a competitive 12-6 loss to Division I Cranston West and a shutout of Division II Central, 28-0. Woonsocket plummeted in the rankings, from No. 10 to No. 19. They were thrashed by No. 7 Johnston, 43-6, on Friday night. The Panthers moved up two…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This week's Rhode Island High School varsity football poll
La Salle remains at the top of the Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll, although their margin has narrowed to just two points over Bishop Hendricken thanks to an increased electorate. After just nine ballots were cast for the preseason poll, the ranks have swollen to 13 voters for week two. As a result, La Salle’s point margin for first has shrunk from nine points to just two. Portsmouth, the No. 3 team, remains the same. After that, well, the first week of league and non-league games sure has made a mess of the poll. Expect a lot of turbulence in the next few weeks though, before things settle down after five games or so. The poll is compiled thanks to the hard work of Eric Rueb, a sports editor with Southern Rhode Island …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Portsmouth Patriots drop a point in latest football poll.
Playing at home tonight at 6 p.m. in Newport, the No. 1 seeded Rogers Vikings will attempt to defeat No. 4 seed Classical for the first time this year. The Vikings lost 27-20 to Classical earlier this year. If Rogers wins, they take on the winner of the No. 2 seeded Narragansett Mariners and No. 3 seed Middletown. The Division III Super Bowl takes place 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Cranston Stadium. Rogers beat Narragansett and Middletown earlier this season. Football Poll: Portsmouth Drops To No. 7 In the Rhode Island Sports Media football poll, Narragansett improved one spot, from No. 17 to No. 16. Their opponent, Middletown, improved from being not ranked to a tie for No. 19, following a Thanksgiving Day game with Portsmouth. Rogers …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Portsmouth High School Patriots played against Middletown on Thursday, Nov. 24.
The Portsmouth High School Patriots football team has another win to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Under beautiful blue skies and sunshine on a cool November day, the Patriots defeated the Middletown High School Islanders 34-12. This was the 48th year of Portsmouth playing against Middletown. Among the important plays of the day was a last-minute touchdown only one minute before the close of the first half. As part of a sportsmanship tradition, Portsmouth presented Nick Gomes of Middletown High School with a trophy. Middletown awarded Portsmouth's Danny Thorpe with a trophy. Also honored were players Francis Wiley of Middletown High School and Portsmouth High's Austin Szczepaniak. Photos from Thursday's game can be seen above. …
Monday, November 21, 2011
How are the Patriots doing this season as they prepare to face Middletown at the Thanksgiving home game? Find out below!
Portsmouth High School's Patriots are holding on to a strong sixth place in the latest Rhode Island football poll before the Thanksgiving game. The Patriots will play against Middletown this Thursday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at home. Leading the poll is Division I powerhouse La Salle, which is undefeated in games against Rhode Island schools. Among local schools, South Kingstown is No. 3 after clinching a Division I playoff spot, and Division II leader Chariho is No. 4. Other local programs – Division I North Kingstown, Division II Coventry and Division III East Greenwich – did not receive a vote. All three are struggling this year. MEDIA BALLOT Dropped out: Mount Pleasant (No. 19) Also receiving votes: Middletown 9, Mount Pleasant 7, …
Monday, October 31, 2011
With temperatures dropping to near freezing, and the homecoming parade and half-time festivities cancelled, Portsmouth High School students still managed to crown this year's homecoming king and queen before the start of Saturday's game.
Against the backdrop of darkened skies and a driving rain, Portsmouth High School Seniors Nicoletta Evangelatos and James Boyadjian were named the 2011-2012 homecoming king and queen. "The student body take their king and queen very seriously," said Lori McEwen, Assistant Principal at PHS. "They choose the students who best represent the school and continue to contribute in a positive way." Boyadjian admits he was "very surprised to have been picked," adding, "there are a lot of really great kids in this school." "I thought for sure that Mr. Portsmouth would run away with it, but the people have spoken, and I should be good in the role." Senior Jason Burghouwt was named Mr. Portsmouth at Monday night's pagent kicking off of Spirit Week, …