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.