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Run for the Pumpkins 5K Trail Run
10 a.m. - Noon Westerly

Native Gardens Tour
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Westerly

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

RI Families in Nature Hike at Wahaneeta Preserve
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Westerly

Hopkinton Fall Festival
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ashaway

Seal Tour
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Westerly

Public Square Rosary Rally
Noon - 1 p.m. Hope Valley

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

Master Gardener Kiosk and Soil Test
9 a.m. - Noon Westerly

Fall Stroll-A-Thon
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

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Stonington's Ben Dellacono outruns the Middletown defense for a touchdown in the Junior Midgets game. (Christine Corrigan / The Westerly Sun)
Stonington's Jayson Tuggle tackles Middletown's Daryll Stanton as Ben Dallacono (33) and Anthony Moore trail the play. (Christine Corrigan / The Westerly Sun) Stonington's Travis Pacheol leaps for a pass as he is defended by Middletown's Mitchell Ventura (10) and Austin Walker. (Christine Corrigan / The Westerly Sun)  On the far right is Stonington player, #33 ,Ben Dellacono with the ball, getting ready to pass it.Stonington vs Middletown Junior Midgets Football at S.H. S.
(Christine Corrigan / The Westerly Sun) Philadelphia Eagles' Vinny Curry forces New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning to throw during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The Eagles Beat the Giants 36-21. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Steven M. Falk) MAGS OUT TV OUT

Stonington drops close one

STONINGTON — Two fourth-quarter touchdowns spoiled the day for the Stonington Junior Midget football team as Middletown (Rhode Island) beat the Bears 18-14 in a non-league Ocean State Pop Warner game Sunday.

Stonington led 14-6 after Ben Dellacono scored on the very first play of the fourth quarter on a 60-yard sweep.

Middletown (4-1) responded with a long touchdown drive capped by a 30-yard run to make the score 14-12.

Stonington’s defense forced a punt on the very next Middletown drive and the Bears’ offense had the ball with 4 minutes left.

The Bears (2-3) were trying to run out the clock when Middletown forced a fumble on a third down run and returned it 40 yards for the go-ahead score.

Stonington got the ball back and managed to drive to midfield before time expired.

Travis Pacheco scored the Bears’ first touchdown and Ben Dellacono added the two-point kick to make the score 8-0 at halftime.

Smithfield got within 8-6 with a third quarter score before Dellacono’s long run put Stonington up by eight.

“One of the officials came up to me after the game and told me that this was the best game he’s officiated all year,” Stonington coach Mike Pacheco said.

“Everyone played really well for us both offensively and defensively.”

Auston Baton intercepted a pass at midfield to end Middletown’s last drive of the first half and preserve the 8-0 lead.

Stonington plays at Oakwood in Pawtucket Sunday at 3 p.m.




STONINGTON — The Bears had a great day running the football and cruised to a win Sunday.

Stonington coach Jim Moore said his offensive line of Brandon Lee, Matt Tipple, Nick Rofrano, Grant Hamilton and Manny DaSilva dominated the game and opened big holes for his running backs.

Stonington (3-2) led 20-0 at halftime.

Riley Burnside had a pair of 50-yard touchdown runs for Stonington.

Alex Freeman scored on an 11-yard run, recorded a sack and had an interception.

Evan Champagne had a 15-yard touchdown run, a conversion run and a sack.

Aliza Bell scored on a 6-yard touchdown run.

Justin Holland and Charlie Bresnahan had good games defensively.

Coventry fell to 0-5 with the loss.

Stonington travels to Oakwood in Pawtucket to take on the Raiders Sunday at 1:30 p.m.


Coventry......................... 13

Stonington...................... 0

STONINGTON — Coventry scored once in each half to hand Stonington the loss on Sunday.

Defensive end Kyle Sullivan had a good game for the Bears finishing with six tackles. Linebacker Andrew Blake contributed four tackles and defensive end Colin Startz recovered a fumble. Linebacker Owen Williams contributed three tackles.

Dorian White completed a 15-yard pass to Justin McKenna in the third quarter for the bears.

A number of Stonington drives were halted by turnovers.

Stonington dropped to 1-4, while Coventry improved to 4-1.

Stonington plays at Oakwood in Pawtucket Sunday at noon.

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