Deb Weinreich

Mike Brennan

A New Heart Only Increases Mike Brennan’s Caring And Commitment

Portsmouth coach and physical education teacher Mike Brennan, described by many as extremely caring and generous, just received the greatest gift and is ready for his next chapter.
Vin McGinn

La Salle Athletic Admin. Ted Quigley Passes The Baton To Vin McGinn

Vin McGinn readily admits he was never the best athlete when he competed as a teenager at La Salle Academy. He doesn’t hide the fact his skills were subpar at best. He learned that winning isn’t always a measure of success. He never earned All-State honors, but he was a proven leader who was named...
Stanley Dunbar

Stanley Dunbar Is Building His Own Westerly Football Legacy

Stanley Dunbar surveyed the Westerly High football field. The ground was frozen and covered in snow. Later that frigid February day, Dunbar would hold his first practice as the head coach of the Westerly Bulldogs.“I remember showing up to Westerly earlier in the day and walking around the field. I really had to make...
Ben Harding

Cranston East’s Ben Harding: A Tale Of Bolts And Falcons And Hockey And Football

Before he stepped on the ice this year, Ben Harding hadn’t played a competitive hockey game in four years. He hung up his skates in 8th grade after playing 10 years of youth hockey. The following school year, Harding entered Cranston East, a school which once housed a storied hockey program that won several championships...
Jack McMullen

Avenger Jack McMullen Puts Team Above All

The bar has been set high in the McMullen household. Jack McMullen has witnessed the incredible success achieved on the field by his hard-working mother and older sisters for years Now, it’s his turn. The 5’10” senior guard may be the smallest player on the court, but he has turned in the biggest game - night after...
Cheyenne Figueroa and Coach Bob Palazzo

Coach Of The Year Bob Palazzo’s Reward Is Supporting Student Athletes.

Cheyenne Figueroa was introduced to the hammer when she entered Classical High School. Bob Palazzo handed one to her in gym class and instructed her on what to do. Four years later she had become the best high school hammer thrower in the nation. “It was the way he (Palazzo) encouraged me that very first day...
Ila Smith

Ila Smith Is The Heart And Soul Of The East Greenwich Swim Team

The Smith Twins first entered a swimming pool when they were just sixth months old. One twin has gone on to make a splash, earning All-State honors, has been part of three straight state championship teams and is likely to add another title this season. The other will never win a race. The Smith Twins - Ila...
Kevin Negron

Central’s Kevin Negron Overcomes Daunting Obstacles To Lead Knights Hoops Squad

Central head basketball coach Mike Reed readily admits he didn’t pay much attention to Kevin Negron at the start of last season. Reed had just taken over as the Knights interim head coach shortly before the season began. He inherited a team that hadn’t won a game in two years. The attitude was poor. A...
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Maximum Drive Leads Candice Ballarin To RI State Tennis Championship Victory

Nestor Bernabe remembers vividly the first time he met Moses Brown School senior Candice Ballarin. At the time, she was just nine years old and stood on the tennis court not quite sure which hand she should hold the racquet in. “When she first started she was awful,” said Bernabe, who runs Providence Tennis Academy. James...
Ryan Putman is #42 and Nate Brown is #89

Brown Football Seniors Impact Community By Leading With Love

Nate Lussier has yet to attend a class on campus or step on a football field at Brown University, but the Bears’ freshman and former La Salle star quarterback has no doubt that he has made the right collegiate choice. The prestigious Ivy League school’s academic and football programs weren't the only aspects that attracted...