More stories by J.P. Smollins

Hometown Hero: Jehlani Galloway

The Classical junior caught nine touchdowns and racked up more than 460 yards for the Purple last fall, earning 2nd team All-State honors.

Hometown Hero: T.J. Weeks

Weeks averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds for the Hawks this season, helping his team to both the Division I and State Championships.

Hometown Hero: Terrell Brown

The East Providence native helped lead the Tilton School to the NEPSAC AA title game and a spot in the National Prep Championships.

Hometown Hero: David Duke

The Cushing Academy star helped the Penguins to the NEPSAC AA Championship in his first season, a year after leading Classical to the Divisi…

Hometown Hero: Brycen Goodine

Goodine has settled into the Saints’ starting lineup and helped lead his team to a 20-9 record and the sixth seed in the upcoming NEPSAC AA …

Hometown Hero: Katie Nelson

Nelson helped the Shamrocks take home the MIAA Division I State Basketball title last Winter

Hometown Hero: Kasey Gagan

Gagan led the Saints to a spot in the Division II Finals last Winter and is once again the team’s leading scorer, averaging over 22-points a…

Hometown Hero: Mars Bishop

His success at Barrington has earned Mars an Ivy League opportunity. He’ll run at Cornell University next fall.

Hometown Hero: Janai Crooms

Crooms has been attracting attention from Division I college coaches across the nation thanks to her all-around play at the point guard spot…

Hometown Hero: J.D. Roussel

Roussel is preparing for his 2nd season with Green Bay Blizzard in the Indoor Football League

Hometown Hero: Keda Song

The top rated swimmer in Rhode Island, Song is holds two RIIL State titles through three seasons.

Hometown Hero: Jared Briere

Briere is currently ranked 3rd in the nation in the weight throw and is the favorite to take home the Indoor State title

Hometown Hero: Kate Magill

The three time reigning RIIL 500M Freestyle champion, added the 200M crown at last year’s State Meet.

Super Bowl Saturday

Hendricken and Shea won RIIL titles on Super Bowl Saturday

Hometown Hero: Andrew Wallace

Andrew Wallace has helped lead LaSalle to three straight Super Bowl appearances while earning All-State and All-Division honors

Hometown Hero: Chris Hindle

A two-year starter at quarterback, Hindle has led the Hendricken Hawks to back-to-back undefeated seasons.

Hometown Hero: Kelly Martin

This week’s Cardi’s Hometown Sports Hero is LaSalle Cross Country Coach Kelly Martin. Martin lead the Rams to their 4th straight team title …