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11 Pieces of Gear Every Runner Needs

There aren't many theatrics to running. All you need is a pair of sneakers and you're off, right? The Forrest Gump approach might work in the movies, but in reality, a beard and a trucker hat may not be on your wish list of accessories to help you cross the finish line. That's not to...

5 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before Running a 5K

Whether you have decided to run a 5k for a good cause or just because, committing to completing 3.1 miles is something to celebrate! But before you can really bask in the glory of crossing the finish line, we've got some tips to get you through your first race. 1. Choose a training schedule that...
maddie potts foundation

The Maddie Potts Foundation: Celebrating and Inspiring #ForeverEleven

A candlelit vigil held six months ago began the journey of a seventeen-year-old Chariho girl's postmortem life. Flames flickered as if in disbelief and sadness; an arduous yet comforting celebration of a spirited teenager departed too soon. Maddie Potts carried a brilliance with her everywhere she went, and that light was not dimmed by...
Gianna Cirella #CirellaStrong

#CirellaStrong: Fallen Soccer Player Shines On like the Sun

Toll Gate junior Gianna Cirella was a spontaneous force. She had a fearless spirit, a full heart and a contagious smile. She had the type of charisma and character that any parent would wish for their child, any coach would want in a player and any teammate would love. “Nine times out of ten you would...
Tony Torregrossa

Smithfield Legend Tony Torregrossa is all about the Team

Smithfied athletics legend Tony Torregrossa is the type of guy that tells it like it is. No bells and whistles. Just the simple truths embedded on the fields of play and throughout the stages of life. Torregrossa, who once served as Smithfield High's athletic director, is currently the school's wrestling coach and still assists as...
Forever Eleven: Be Like Maddie Potts

Forever Eleven: Be Like Maddie Potts

Forever eleven. These two words continue to unify the countless hearts breaking across Rhode Island. Seventeen years ago on April 11, 2000, hearts jumping for newborn Madeline Grace Egleston Potts were full with expectation and imagination. A new light was brought to Earth, except no one could have predicted just how bright little Maddie would...
Hendricken and La Salle Teaching Life Lessons on the Gridiron

Hendricken and La Salle Teaching Life Lessons on the Gridiron

The Hendricken Hawks and LaSalle Rams football teams aren't so different. Both are led by coaching staffs that believe in preparing student-athletes for life outside of the lines of a football field. Both pograms have traditions deeply rooted in family, brotherhood and school spirit. Each head coach is unique, caring and inspiring. Both men have an...
Krysten Muir

Still Kicking: The Lone Girl in an Extreme Culture of Boys

Krysten Muir had no problem splitting the goalposts in high school, but her place on the Marco de Niza football team is what gave her the confidence to know no boundaries when striving to achieve her goals anywhere else. “Being the only girl on the football team has prepared me for college by showing me...
Julio Guichard on De Todo Un Poco

Julio Guichard’s Lifetime of Achievement Finds Roots in a Little Bit of Everything

Julio Guichard is not just the host of De Todo Un Poco, a Spanish language television program airing on YurLA (previously Louisiana's Cox 4) since 1994. He is the heart and soul of his show and a prime example of what draws so many interesting characters to this special southern hub with culture and kindness...
Summer Reading

15 Picks for a Sports Fan’s Summer Reading List

What makes a good summer reading list? Well, let's take a sporty summertime approach to this picking and choosing game. This sports lineup was produced with the same mentality a kid has when picking a wiffle ball team in an open field filled with eclectic neighborhood characters. An immediate go-to-draft-pick is the all-star selection. These...