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Cumberland High Graduation

Unique Ceremonies For Rhode Island High School Grads

There will be no hugs, high-fives or handshakes for the Class of 2020. However, Rhode Island's 105 high schools are doing their best to create memorial graduation experiences filled with pomp and circumstance. The novel ceremonies for the thousands of seniors who were born during 9/11 and will graduate during a global pandemic are...

Wheeler Baseball Coach Mark Andrews Keeps His Players Connected

Mark Andrews knew he had to think outside of the box when he was asked by the Wheeler administration to host some sort of virtual practice with his baseball team after the Coronavirus pandemic put an abrupt end to the season before it even was in full effect. Andrews, Wheeler's head baseball coach, thought long...

Jason Onye is Following the Footsteps of Fellow Bishop Hendricken Student Athletes

Perhaps if there is anyone who deserves an invite to Notre Dame Stadium in the fall of 2021, it's Malik Hill. After all, It was Hill who encouraged his longtime friend Jason Onye to give football a shot and join Hill at practice when the two were approaching their sophomore year at Bishop Hendricken. Until then,...

COVID-19 Crisis Provides an Opportunity For High School Athletes To Improve

West Point head baseball coach and Rhode Island native Jimmy Foster has strong words of advice for all high school athletes sidelined right now, especially those who are interested in continuing their athletic career in college in the future. “Focus on building those relationships with the schools and coaches that you want to look at,"...

RI High School Seniors Hope They Haven’t Played Their Last Game

Play each game like it's your last. “I've heard that before...many times," said Matthew Carvalho. “I always took it for granted." Carvalho, a senior captain on the Cranston West baseball team, will never take it for granted again. Now it appears a playoff game against South Kingstown last spring, which resulted in a 5-4 season ending loss...

URI Associate Head Football Coach Mike Flanagan is No Stranger to Challenges

It's a warm sunny day in April - the first sunny day in nearly a week. The temperature has risen above 60. The New England winter chill appears to be gone. The sun is shining bright on the University of Rhode Island campus. Meade Stadium, the multi-million dollar home of the URI football team, is empty....

Breakthrough Football Academy Helps RI Players Get To The Next Level

When Stanley Dunbar launched Breakthrough Football Academy his goal was to not only provide a year-round football program to develop RI athletes, but it was also his mission to help Rhode Island players gain exposure. “Rhode Island has talent. It's up to us coaches to develop that talent and get kids the exposure so they...

The Season That Ended Too Soon

Geoff Coyne was in his last period class on Friday afternoon when a friend approached him and said he heard the high school playoffs were cancelled. “I didn't believe him," said Coyne, a North Kingstown senior who excels in both basketball and baseball. Moments later, announcements were piped into each classroom and reinforced the message. Still,...

Competition Runs Deep in The Boyd Family

When Kaiya Boyd was 10 years-old she returned home one day after playing with her friends and announced she'd like to play soccer. She had never shown an interest in playing a sport before. “Never," said her father, Alonzo Boyd. A top all around athlete and one of the best football players to ever emerge from...
Narragansett CTEvideo

Narragansett High School CTE Programs Offer Options to Students

 For more than 25 years, Narragansett High School has offered Agricultural Science classes to its high school students. So when the Rhode Island Department of Education offered schools the opportunity to expand upon traditional teaching and add Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, it was a natural fit for the Mariners. CTE offers a...
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