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Maddax Zednik

BVP’S Maddax Zednik Takes “PRIDE” In Her Distinctiveness.

Dogged and determined, Maddax Zednik went into her fifth-grade basketball tryouts expecting to make the team. She was cut. Naturally, the news was tough to swallow. “It made me upset,” said Zednik. “I went home and started crying.” Zednik isn’t the first youngster to hear the words that no one wants to hear. Sorry, but you didn’t...
AJ Quetta

Boston Bruins, Hockey Community Bolster A.J.’s Army

There are staunch shows of support, and then there’s the battle cry that was recently sounded upon learning that a North Providence hockey player had suffered a horrific on-ice injury. When we say support, we aren’t talking about the local community and leaving it at that. You know a chord has been struck when recognizable...

Ron Johnson Will Always be Remembered as “One of the Good Ones”

They only made one of the baseball lifer who didn’t go by either his first or last name. This man went by RJ, someone who had a special way about him. Ron Johnson was full of personality. He also loved to dine at the the Old Canteen, a restaurant located on Providence’s historic Federal Hill. Spend...
Sarah Bandoma

Johnston High Senior Shares RI Roots With Future College Coach

When it comes to recruiting, life on the women’s college basketball coaching carousel has enabled Linda Cimino to cast a wide net. Currently the head coach at St. Francis Brooklyn, Cimino has made a career out of scouring the globe for talent during her nearly two decades on the sidelines. This year alone, the Terriers...
Tom Marcello RIIL

Former URI Track Star Tom Marcello Hits The Ground Running At RIIL

There are road maps, then there’s the route that Tom Marcello followed on his way to becoming second in command in the R.I. Interscholastic League office. From competing in multiple sports during high school, to coaching, to performing the role of athletic director and working closely with the league through several different committees, Marcello checked...

A Last Chance at PawSox History

Years from now, the chair that came directly from the clubhouse or the game-worn jersey that possibly could have been worn by a star ballplayer, might lead to a simple, direct question. How on earth did you get your hands on such a cool memento that in essence will help keep alive the memory of...
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Mount St. Charles Girls Tennis Team Serves Up Tradition For Thanksgiving

Amidst a pandemic that keeps throwing curveballs at seemingly every turn, the two captains of this year’s Mount St. Charles girls tennis team understood that an internal approach would have to carry the day in order to keep an important cause alive. If “Pass the Plate” was going to collect nonperishable items and donate them...

La Salle Cross Country Steps Up Big in the Nike Virtual Nationals

Imagine running in a national championship high school cross-country meet where it’s just you and your teammates. Chase Leach, Jack Casey and the rest of the La Salle Academy harriers didn’t have to wonder. They lived it … running side-by-side with not another team in sight. This past Saturday, the Rams convened at the Cumberland Monastery...
Sophia G1

Moses Brown’s Sophia Gorriaran Conquers The Distance Challenge

Say Sophia Gorriaran’s name and you’re bound to conjure up all sorts of positive vibes throughout the middle-distance running community. Last winter as a freshman, Gorriaran turned plenty of heads at the R.I. Interscholastic League Indoor Track & Field Championship when she captured the 1,000 (3:03.61) and 1,500 meters (4:40.99). In August, she flew to Nashville...
Forbes Family

Sports Are A Family Affair For St. Raphael’s Tyla Forbes

Trent Forbes is where he is today because of sports – specifically playing college basketball for the Providence Friars. Now 51 and still hooping it up as part of weekly 2-on-2 games, the humble, down-to-earth Forbes continues to keep two feet firmly in the world of sports. One foot is dedicated to older daughter Tatum...