Riley Peloquin, a sophomore guard/forward on the Westerly High girls basketball team, scored 22 points and had 19 rebounds in two games for the Bulldogs, one a win and one a loss.
Sponsored by Antonino Auto Group: For the 2021-2022 school year, The Westerly Sun will be selecting high school Athletes of the Week. Voting closes on Tuesday at 9am and the top selection will be announced on Thursday. The nominees for the week ending January 22nd are as follows:
Keith Zardies, a sophomore guard on the Wheeler High boys basketball team, scored 15 points and made seven steals in the Lions' victory over Putnam.
Addie Hauptmann, a senior on the Wheeler High girls basketball team, scored 32 points in two games during the Montville Christmas Tournament.
Nate Cyr, a senior on the Stonington High boys basketball team, scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Bears’ 70-62 win over Woodstock Academy.
Sydne Haik, a sophomore on the Westerly High girls basketball team, scored 14 points as the Bulldogs opened the season with a victory over Cumberland.
Dante Wilk, a senior on the Westerly High boys basketball team, scored 23 points and had eight assists as the Bulldogs opened the season with a victory over longtime rival Chariho.
Stonington’s boys soccer team closed the season with 21 straight victories and earned its second straight Class M state championship, while the Bears field hockey team reached the Class S state title game.
Luke Lowry, a junior receiver on the Stonington High football team, caught a pair of touchdown passes in the Bears’ Thanksgiving Day loss to Westerly.
Sam Montalto, a senior striker on the Stonington High boys soccer team, scored a pair of goals as the Bears defeated Ellington, 3-1, for the Class M state title.
Billy DeCastro, a senior on the Stonington High boys soccer team, was named the most outstanding player of the ECC Division I tournament and is the athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 6.
Riley Matarese, a sophomore on the Chariho High girls soccer team, scored four goals in the Chargers’ 8-0 win over Woonsocket on Oct. 22.
Samantha Harris, a senior on the Stonington High field hockey team, scored the game’s only goal with no time left on the clock in the Bears' victory over Avon on Oct. 16.
Alex Stoehr, a freshman on the Westerly High softball team, hit three triples and a double in a doubleheader sweep of Barrington.
Josh Mooney, a sophomore on the Stonington High boys track and field team, won the 110 hurdles at the Class M state championships with a time of 14.65 seconds.
Stonington High's Tori LoPresto, a senior on the softball team, finished 10 for 18 (.556) at the plate in a busy four-game week for the Bears.
Makayla Delzer, a sophomore on the Wheeler High softball team, hit a bases-loaded double in the Lions’ victory over St. Bernard.
Chad Mayne, a junior on the Westerly High football team, kicked a 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter in the Bulldogs’ 30-7 victory over Mt. Hope.
Dorian White, a junior on the Stonington High boys basketball team, scored 53 points in two games, including the Bears’ first win of the season.
Zoe Ribeiro, a senior on the Stonington High girls basketball team, scored a career-high 32 points in the Bears' Class M state tournament victory over Morgan on March 5.
Three Chariho High wrestlers — Kyle Merritt, James Dougherty and Nate Marchione — won titles at the state championship meet on March 1.
Bella Santos, a Chariho High sophomore, placed 12th at the state individual gymnastics championships to qualify for the New England meet.
Mackenzie Fusaro scored 16 points in Westerly High's win against Shea on Feb. 4. She made a pair of 3-pointers in the 42-34 victory over the Raiders.
Spencer Shiels, a Chariho High junior, scored 13 points, dished out 10 assists and had 12 steals in a win over Middletown.
Addie Hauptmann, a sophomore guard, scored 53 points and had 25 steals in three games as the Lions clinched a berth in the Class S state tournament.
Chariho High's Kate Powers, a senior, scored the 1,000th point of her career with 2.5 seconds remaining in a win against Cranston East.
Kyle Merritt, a senior at Chariho High, went 6-0 and placed first in the 145-pound weight class at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28.
Kate Powers, a senior, scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Chariho defeated Exeter-West Greenwich in a Division II girls basketball game.
Levi King, a senior forward on the Chariho High boys basketball team, totaled 42 points and 24 rebounds over two games as the Chargers opened the season with victories over Ponaganset and Division I South Kingstown.
Stonington won its first state title since 1993 with a 1-0 win against Ellington on Nov. 23. Wynn Hammond scored the game’s only goal heading in a corner kick from Tyler Fidrych in the second half.
Pierce, a sophomore midfielder, scored a pair of goals and assisted on another as the Lions beat Coventry in penalty kicks in the Class S tournament on Nov. 11.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — On the eve of Thanksgiving, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team, as usual, was thankful for its veteran guards.
Pezzullo scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Chariho High past North Smithfield, 2-1, in the Division II girls soccer semifinals on Nov. 6.
Westerly High's Rocco Cillino rushed for 128 yards and scored a touchdown in the Bulldogs' 14-13 loss to Burrillville on Nov. 2.
Montalto, a sophomore striker for the Stonington High boys soccer team, scored five goals for the week ending Oct. 26 to help the Bears clinch the ECC Division I championship.
Haxton returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown as the Chargers defeated the Juanita Sanchez/Providence Country Day/Wheeler School co-op, 12-6, on Oct. 19.
Chariho's Abby Cole earned wins on Sept. 30 against North Kingstown and Westerly to cap an undefeated season in the Southern Division