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My biggest takeaway through the first week of spring sports is how excellent our softball teams are here at Beacon Communications. All five of our teams have impressed and could be contenders by … more
Warwick resident Erin Taylor continued her quest to raise funds for cancer research and treatment when she participated in her first Pan-Mass Challenge Winter Cycle at Fenway Park in March. The event … more
Opening Day of the freshwater fishing season in Rhode Island is 6 a.m. Saturday, April 13. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has stocked over 60,000 brook, brown,  … more
Senior Trinity Hayes (Providence) finished first in both the 100m (12.45) and 200m (25.71) as the Rhode Island College women’s track and field team competed at the Coast Guard Spring … more
The Cranston West boys volleyball team is on a revenge tour this spring after falling in the Division II Championship last season and has rolled to a 3-0 start. After beating Woonsocket 3-0 in … more
The Ocean State Grand National Karate Championship returned for its 42nd tournament this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick and hosted some of the world’s best practitioners in front … more
The Cranston East softball team enjoyed a bounce back season last spring and reached the Division III playoffs after multiple years away. Through the first week of action this year, the Bolts look … more
The spring migration run of striped bass will soon be underway. The water temperatures off Narragansett at press time was 41 degrees. Traditionally 55 degrees is the temperature when the fish are … more
Last Thursday, Beacon Communications lost one of its longest-tenured contributors as freelancer Pete Fontaine passed away at 77 years old. Pete was a staple in Rhode Island sports journalism for … more
The spring high school sports season is underway and a handful of Cranston teams have begun their regular season slates. The Cranston West boys tennis team hosted East Providence in its opener on … more
After a groundbreaking 2023 season, the Emmanuel College men’s lacrosse team has struggled mightily in its bid for an encore, but one bright spot for the 1-9 Saints has been Cranston native … more
The 42nd annual Ocean State Grand National Karate Championship is set to go down this weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, and will once again host some of the top competitors throughout the world … more
The Cranston East baseball team won its season opener in a 1-0 decision against Pilgrim on Monday afternoon. The two teams were scoreless heading into the final inning, but East would get the … more
After years of development, Cranston Western Little League added a new indoor training facility to its complex up at Hope Road that opened its doors earlier this month for its players and coaches. … more
The Rhode Island Boys Basketball Coaches Association unveiled its division and league award winners and a handful of Cranston hoopsters made the list. Leading the way was West senior captain … more
We’ve made it to spring. Now, I will be taking a deeper dive into our teams in next week’s column as I continue to research and speak with coaches regarding the upcoming season, but … more
The Cranston East and West baseball and softball teams are in the middle of their spring training schedules and are getting prepared for the 2024 season. Here is a look at where the teams stand as … more
Cranston West graduate Paige Cote is starting to make herself at home inside the pitching circle for the Assumption softball team, chalking up seven appearances during the opening weeks of the … more
Junior starting pitcher Ryan Seaver (Norton, Mass.) registered the win, allowing just one hit to go along with seven strikeouts in six innings of work, to lead Rhode Island College past Rivier, 9-4, … more
It is my honor to be the guest speaker at the RI Saltwater Anglers Association seminar Monday, March 25, 7 p.m. at the West Warwick Elks, 60  Cyle Street, West Warwick. The presentation, … more
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