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 Kingstownâs 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 Coventryâs Major Division All-Stars played Cranston Western in the opening game of the state tournament, Coventry Little leagueâs 11-Year-Old All-Stars will play the leagueâs first state tournament game when they meet Westernâs 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 weekâs 28th Rhode Island Stroke Play Championship, however, Hassett knew where he stood in the pecking order.
âIâm a distant No. 2,â he said. âMike Schmidt, he was a Hall-of-Fame player and was a great player to watch.â
COVENTRY â Coventry Little League 11-year Old All-Star Cam Reid had had a brilliant offensive performance against Narragansett in Friday nightâs 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 canât 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 Womenâs Golf Association championship match in its nightly sportscast.
Problem was, what viewers saw never happened.