January 7th, 2011
COVENTRY â There was a palpable sense of relief emanating from the Coventry boys basketball teamâs locker room after Friday nightâs Division I crossover contest with Mt. Pleasant.
Fridayâs game may have finished just the first third of the season, but for coach Tom Campbell and the Oakers, Fridayâs game was nearly a must-win after dissipating losses to La Salle and Smithfield where the Oakers had a lead in the second half and blew it.
The University of Rhode Island men's basketball team opens Atlantic 10 play Sunday when it hosts Xavier at the Ryan Center at 6:30 p.m.
For those who will be unable to make the game, it will be shown live on ESPNU (channel 134 on Cox Cable; HD channel is 780).
SRIN will blog live from the game on our Facebook page at facebook.com/srinsports, or on Twitter at twitter.com/srinsports.
SRIN welcomes fans to check out the in-game blog and comment throughout the game.
WEST WARWICK â Wizardsâ guard John Morrison is quietly developing a reputation as one of the better shooters in the state.
He already has two games this season in which he made six three-pointers.
Last night, however, Morrison showed he has more to his game than just shooting by totaling 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists in an impressive all around performance that lead the Wizards to a 87-55 win over the Central Falls Warriors.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â It was the elephant in the room Thursday night North Kingstown High.
Just one night earlier the Coventry High wrestling team had lost its first dual meet of the season in frustrating circumstances to North Providence, while the Skippers were blown out at home by Hendricken.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7
Scituate at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant at Coventry, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Prout at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
La Salle at North Kingstown, 7:30 p.m.
Smithfield at South Kingstown, 7:30 p.m.
Chariho at North Kingstown, 6 p.m.
La Salle at Coventry, 5 p.m.
Prout at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Portsmouth at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Tiverton at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Middletown vs. Coventry at West Warwick Civic Center, 8 p.m.
Cumberland vs. East Greenwich at West Warwick Civic Center, 9:30 p.m.
NARRAGANSETTâRejecting the ACLUâs legal arguments, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Town of Narragansettâs highly-publicized 2005 âorange stickerâ ordinance on Wednesday. However, in upholding the ordinance on its face, the court acknowledged that it could still be subject to constitutional challenge in its application to particular cases, and the ACLU plans to go back to court to pursue those challenges.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â There is actually a film involving sex, violence and children that advocates encourage the world to see in the light of day. To combat the ongoing battle against human trafficking in the state, Day One is asking all Rhode Islanders to help spread awareness and prevent the devastating exploitation of young women.
Discussion of a possible consolidation of the East Greenwich Fire District with town government officially moved beyond talk and into the factfinding phase Tuesday night.
The districtâs newly formed committee to discuss consolidation began its task with a meeting at Fire Station No. 1 on Main Street after the districtâs Board of Fire Commissioners and Town Council voted over the past two months to study the possibility of bringing fire and emergency rescue services under the townâs umbrella.
NARRAGANSETTâU.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two local fishermen on Monday after the Damariscotta, captained and owned by South Kingstown resident Brian Loftes, sank less than 50 yards from the docks at Point Judith.
WAKEFIELD â In 1958 Donald L. Ford arrived from Philadelphia, Penn. to transform southern Rhode Islandâs only major hospital, from a small country one to a modern medical facility. Revered for his care of patients and for the hospital staff, Ford, 89, of Narragansett, the former president and CEO of South County Hospital from 1958 to 1986 died Monday, Dec. 27 at the same hospital he devoted himself to in Wakefield.