Thursday, March 3, 2011
The girls' varsity basketball team begins its drive for a sixth division title under Coach Dan Mazzulla tonight, among the upcoming games.
Tonight's girls' varsity basketball game between the Johnston High School Lady Panthers and the visiting Narragansett Mariners is the start of another packed schedule for local winter sports teams, all of whom earned playoff berths. The boys' varsity basketball squad will be in action Saturday night in the state tournament, and the hockey team is awaiting word on its next matchup in the Division III championship series. (On Feb. 26, all three teams were in action. The girls capped off their regular season with a win against Moses Brown; the boys' basketball squad fell to The Prout School in the Division III quarterfinals; and the hockey team skated to a tie against Tolman.) After posting a 14-4 Division II North record (16-6 overall), the …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A pair of premier performances propelled the Panthers to a quarterfinal victory Monday.
The Johnston High School Panthers overcame a first-half deficit to down Exeter-West Greenwich, 67-57, ousting the eighth-seeded Scarlet Knights and advancing to the divisional semifinals in boys' varsity basketball. Johnston trailed, 17-16, prior to intermission, but the top-seeded Panthers recovered to secure a five-point halftime lead. They expanded the margin to 22 during the latter stanza, and withstood the Scarlet Knights’ late rally to capture a quarterfinal victory. Senior forward Isaac Medeiros and junior guard Ryan Anderson initiated Johnston’s offensive output Monday, scoring the Panthers’ first 12 points collectively to establish a 12-5 lead. However, EWG’s Ben Andrews responded with 16 points before the break, helping the …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Here are our photos from the week; add yours!
A spelling bee, tough schedules for boys' and girls' basketball, and fire at a local car dealership — this is our gallery of photos and videos from the past week. Did you get photos or videos of something interesting that happened? Let us know! We're looking for your best shots or clips. Just set up a profile on JohnstonPatch and add your photos and videos.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Senior Night for the boys' basketball team at Johnston High School also features recognition for Isaac Medeiros.
The Johnston High School boys basketball game on Feb. 8 was, on the one hand, similar to most of the games they've played this season: the Panthers took another victory, this time over Burrillville, 76-48. On the other hand, Tuesday night's contest had its contrasts from past games, in that it was Senior Night, a chance to honor the Panthers in their last year at J.H.S.; it was an opportunity to present senior captain Isaac Medeiros with a plaque commemorating his nomination to the McDonald's All-American Team; and it was the first of four games in five nights for the Panther squad because of prior school cancellations. Medeiros, who will learn whether he has been selected for the All-American team on Feb. 10, started off the game lights-…