Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ While friends and classmates are still in the process of figuring out where they want to spend their college academic careers, South Kingstownâ€™s Olivia Mattyasovszky enters the 2011-12 school year without having to worry about her selection.
Sometimes, even when you're staring at the bottom of a pool, a change of scenery still makes waves. For Saunderstown-born Elizabeth Beisel, 18, a member of the US Women's Swimming and Diving Team, such change has meant an up-shift of gears.
Indeed Beisel, a 2010 graduate of North Kingston High School who is currently competing at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai through July 31, recently completed her first year of school as a Gator at the University of Florida, where the already-energetic Rhode Islander injected even more life into her swimming career.
WARWICK â€” A Coventry little league team will be meeting a team from Cranston in the opening game of a state tournament in Warwick.
One week after Central Coventryâ€™s Major Division All-Stars played Cranston Western in the opening game of the state tournament, Coventry Little leagueâ€™s 11-Year-Old All-Stars will play the leagueâ€™s first state tournament game when they meet Westernâ€™s 11s at 1:00 p.m. at Warwick Continental.
By ERIC RUEB
WARWICK â€“ Joe Hassett is usually the most famous player in the field when he takes part in a Rhode Island Golf Association event. After an eight-year NBA career that including a title with the Seattle Supersonics in 1979, Hassett â€“ the radio color man for Providence College basketball â€“ has earned the honor.
At this weekâ€™s 28th Rhode Island Stroke Play Championship, however, Hassett knew where he stood in the pecking order.
â€śIâ€™m a distant No. 2,â€ť he said. â€śMike Schmidt, he was a Hall-of-Fame player and was a great player to watch.â€ť
COVENTRY â€” Coventry Little League 11-year Old All-Star Cam Reid had had a brilliant offensive performance against Narragansett in Friday nightâ€™s District 3 final.
Reid had already delivered a two-run home run, a two-run double, eight RBIs and three runs scored through six-and-half inning.
By ERIC RUEB
Some people say you canâ€™t always believe what you see on television.
In one case involving a local golfer, those people would be right.
On July 14, WPRI Channel 12 and its affiliate, WNAC Fox 64, showed highlights of North Kingstown resident and former Skippersâ€™ golf star Samantha Morrell and her opponent Ali Prazak putting on the 18th hole at Laurel Lane Golf Club in West Kingston in the finals of the Ocean State Womenâ€™s Golf Association championship match in its nightly sportscast.
Problem was, what viewers saw never happened.
The North Kingstown baseball team moved one step closer to a return trip to McCoy with an 11-6 win over Middletown in Game 1 of their best-of-three series.
East Greenwich took on Cranston West in the second game of the doubleheader at McCarthy Field, but the game wasn't completed because of an 11 p.m. curfew.
The Avengers trailed 10-5 after five innings and the game continued Thursday, where Cranston West held on to win 10-5, then eliminated EG with a 6-0 win immediately after.
An update from Game 2 of the NK-Middletown series will come as soon as the results are available.
North Kingstown had to wait over an hour to play their Division I semifinal Wednesday night at Rhode Island College, but when the time came to play, the Skippers responded, beating La Salle 14-11 to advance to Saturday's Division I final.
Thanks to the delay, East Greenwich and Barrington's game was postponed to Thursday afternoon. The Avengers came out red-hot and led 7-3 in the first half and 8-6 at halftime, but playing down a man most of the second half proved too much to overcome in a 16-12 loss to Barrington.
The Skippers play Barrington Saturday at Rhode Island College at 3 p.m.
Division I inners' bracket final
North Kingstown 18, East Providence 0
NORTH KINGSTOWN - James Riley-Garnett threw a five-inning no hitter and Jared Habershaw hit a three-run home run that highlighted a big day at the dish as the North Kingstown baseball team beat East Providence, 18-0, to advance to the state semifinals.
The Skippers will play either Moses Brown or Cranston West Wednesday, thanks to the Quakers win over the Falcons Saturday afternoon.
East Greenwich 12, Cranston East 5
East Greenwich 18, St. Raphael 6
EAST GREENWICH - Playing in another do-or-die game, East Greenwich scored early and didn't stop the rest of the game, eliminated St. Raphael from the Division I playoffs with an 18-6 win.
The Avengers scored 18 runs on 16 hits, three of which were home runs. John Kalajian had a pair of two-run shots and David Hopkins hit one in his 4-for-6 day.
Tolman 14, Narragansett 4
PAWTUCKET - The Narragansett baseball team looked like they'd have a shot to upset Tolman after playing a close game with the Tigers in a loss Wednesday.