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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
For the second straight season, the Cranston West boys freshman basketball team took home the state championship when it beat North Providence 70-40 in the title clash. It was a historic run for the … more
It was another busy winter sports season here at Beacon Communications and as always, there was no shortage of stories to report on. The winter season is typically the longest, but this one felt … more
The Bishop Hendricken hockey team continued its run of dominance, beating Burrillville 6-2 in the state championship on Sunday night at Schneider Arena to clinch its fourth straight title. The … more
The Cranston East football program will be welcoming back a familiar face as former player and coach James Cook was announced as the team’s latest head coach. After playing for CLCF as a … more
Five Cranston West athletes made their college decisions official in a recent ceremony at the high school as they signed their National Letters of Intent. Among the standouts were Ailani Sutherland … more
I love it when a plan comes together. Scott Travers, Executive Director of the RI Saltwater Anglers Association, and his board of directors, did an outstanding job with the New England Saltwater … more
For the first time in the school’s history, Rocky Hill Country Day’s Mariners secured the NEPSAC Girls Basketball Championship title, after a 50 – 52 victory over the strong Vermont … more
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