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The 2024 season for the New Haven softball team has been filled with struggle, but the Chargers can find solace in the fact that the bat of Cranston West graduate Meg Anderson … more
The RI Department of Environmental Management filed new regulations for the 2024 fishing season last week. Anglers should take note that we have a striped bass filet law in place now that applies to … more
Rhode Island continued to open doors for female athletes last weekend when Johnston High School hosted Jen Welter’s all girls football camp. Welter was hired as the first-ever female coach in … more
The Cranston East-Johnston boys lacrosse co-op is searching for its first win as it gets settled into the 2024 spring season. The Thundercat roster has undergone significant change from last … more
The Cranston East softball team remained unbeaten when it topped Davies 12-2 last week at home. Kiara McGarty and Samaya Imondi each knocked in three runs while Nevaeh Fatorma added two runs as … more
The Cranston West softball team has quickly emerged as a Division I contender once again despite losing some key pieces to last year’s playoff roster. West is 4-0 in league play, rolling … more
The Cranston West boys lacrosse team has made its arrival as a Division II contender, roaring to a 3-0 start and beating some of the group’s best teams in the process. After beating … more
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
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