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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
Johnston Youth Wrestling traveled to New Hampshire to participate in the annual King of the Mat youth tournament, which features some of the best grapplers in New England, and would put on a show as … more
The spring sports season is nearing with regular season games beginning in the next two weeks. Here is a look at Johnston’s teams as they gear up for the year. Baseball Last year’s … 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 Ferri girls basketball team had a big winter as it finished the regular season unbeaten to win its division. It would go on to a solid run in the postseason, reaching the state semifinals to wrap … 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
The Johnston boys basketball team’s season came to a close last Friday night when it fell in the opening round of the open state tourney 58-54 to host East Providence. The Townies trailed until … 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
In recent months, there has been an uptick of incidents at local games involving fans getting rowdy and causing disturbances, with the most recent example being last week in Pawtucket at the Cranston … more
The top-seeded Johnston girls basketball team was upset 45-42 by No. 3 Hope in the Division IV Championship on Monday at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The Panthers had beaten the Blue Wave … more
The Johnston boys basketball team would run away with a 61-51 Division II Quarterfinal win over Rogers on Tuesday night to advance to this weekend’s semifinals against unbeaten, top-seeded … more
The Johnston Memorial Cancer Events “Super Bowl-like” golf tournament will tee off on Saturday, May 11 at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam Ct. It’s officially entitled the … more
We are in the thick of the playoffs and with so many events on the table and now off the table, here are some thoughts of mine as we grind through the postseason. First off, the wrestling state … more
At press time the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were all still seeking public comment and input on 2024 fishing regulations for saltwater fishing. So, the regulations list for … more
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League held its Gymnastics State Championships last weekend at Rhode Island College, and Johnston freshman Gianna Desmarais was the school’s lone … more
Ya gotta have heart! Many Johnston High School students had that and much, much, much more for one of the many annual storied traditions that are held on Cherry Hill. First off, it’s a Rite of … more
The Johnston girls basketball team rolled in its rematch against Davies, winning 61-39 and officially clinching the top seed in Division IV. The team will also enjoy a first-round bye in the opening … more
The Johnston girls basketball team continues to roll as it enters the final week of the regular season. With two pivotal matchups remaining, including one against first-place Davies, the Panthers are … more
Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their third Super Bowl title in four years on Sunday, establishing the NFL’s latest dynasty and the first since the Patriots in the early … more
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