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September 16th, 2011
WESTERLY â€” The Chariho football team's league opener was a tough one under the lights at Westerly High School as the Bulldogs, in front of a raucous crowd, took down the Chargers, 16-0, on Friday.
Chariho was held to just 50 total rushing yards on the night against a very physical, very experienced Westerly front seven all game long.
The Chargers also had a pair of fumbles - one in each half - that halted potential scoring drives and turned the momentum over to the rival Bulldogs.
By ERIC RUEB
CRANSTON â€“ All the West Warwick football team needed Friday night was four good quarters; the result on the scoreboard meant less than how the team played in their season-opening, non-league game against Division Iâ€™s Cranston East.
The Wizards got both.
After going 3-7 last season, West Warwick was out to prove it is a much improved team; Friday against Cranston East, the Wizards were clearly the better team as their defense took the Thunderboltsâ€™ running game completely out of the books and the offense played smart football in a 33-14 win.
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â€” The Chariho football team got off to a strong start to the season by earning a 37-21 win over Narragansett in a non-league contest under the lights at Chariho High School on Friday night.
Colton Place led the offensive attack for the Chargers in scoring two touchdowns and rushed for 56 yards on eight carries in the first half. Jordan Cassidy added in 51 yards on the ground of his own and also found pay dirt twice. Jansen Williamson had the biggest rush of the game, scampering 65 yards on the first play in the third quarter for a touchdown.
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.