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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-05-2018

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CUMBERLAND – Three leg- endary Cumberland High teams from yesteryear will join former Woonsocket High three-sport standout Danny Chattman and sports writer John Johnson as this year's honorees at The Roadshow Night of Legends VII on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at The Dugout on Cray Street. The Night of Legends is organized annually by the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Rhode Island and the Roadshow, a loyal group of Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln alumni. The proceeds from the event will not only go toward youth pro- grams at the Boys & Girls Club, but also help defray the expenses for the 45th annual Roadshow Holiday Classic on Dec. 27-28. The state's longest running high school boys' basketball tournament, the Roadshow Holiday Classic will again feature three-time champion Cumberland, Lincoln, Tolman, and Woonsocket. Chattman, who graduated from WHS in 1971, will be presented with the "Roadshow Rival" award. He shined in football, basketball, and track and field for the Villa Novans and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2008. Before Chattman graduated, he made his mark in track by capturing the state championship and placing fourth in the New England meet in the 100- yard dash. Chattman went on to join the mili- tary, attend the University of Rhode Island, and work for the Local 37 Ironworkers before retiring. "We were looking at the Roadshow rivals and we weren't sure if we were going to do it again," said David Walsh, one of the Roadshow's com- mittee members who is assisting Jim Carney, the commissioner of the Roadshow and the director of the Night of Legends. "But when our club merged with the Boys & Girls Club of Woonsocket and became the Northern Rhode Island club, we thought about how we could get Woonsocket into the mix. "And Danny was the first name that popped up. Everyone we talked to said that he was one of the top two or three athletes to come out of Woonsocket. He was just a tremen- dous athlete, and from the late '60s to the early '70s, you couldn't read the newspaper's sports pages without see- ing Danny's name in it every week." Johnson, who will receive the Paul Bohac Memorial Teammate Award, "stands out in a number of different ways," added Walsh. The captain of Cumberland High's first swim team in the late '60s, Johnson earned a bach- elor's degree in journalism at Utah State University and became a long- time sportswriter for the Narragansett Times. "He has been a great friend of everyone in the Roadshow crew," added Walsh. "John also runs the community's Happy Basket Program. CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018 SPORTS & RECREATION 29 Night of Legends VII honors Chattman, Johnson, CHS teams Ceremony returns to The Dugout on Nov. 16 By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com Left, former Woonsocket High three-sport standout DANNY CHATTMAN, shown in action with the Villa Novans' football team in 1970, is regarded as one of the great- est athletes to come out his city. He will receive the "Roadshow Rival" award at next week's Night of Legends VII at The Dugout. Right, Cumberland's JOHN JOHNSON is this year's recipient of the Paul Bohac Teammate Award Winner. See LEGENDS, Page 33 The 2007-08 CUMBERLAND HIGH BOYS' HOCKEY TEAM, which featured eight seniors, most of whom played for the Clippers since their freshman years, captured the Division II championship by sweeping St. Raphael Academy in the best-of-three title series at Providence College. It was the Clippers' first title in 19 years. Lincoln High School Student Athletes of the Month RB/LB – Football Lincoln Football October Athlete of the Month: Julien Karraz. Julien is a four year player and two year Varsity Captain. With two remaining games on the schedule, he already has rushed for over 1,000 yard for the second consecutive year. Julien's character, commitment, and work ethic provide the foundation for his success. In the month of October alone (4 games), he rushed for 552 yards (138 per game average) and 7 touchdowns. Goalkeeper – Field Hockey & Unified Volleyball Senior co-captain of the LHS field hockey team, Maddie led the Lions to a Division II semifinal appearance and third place finish during the regular season. With more than 175 saves this season, Maddie was one of the top goal keepers in the state. Her leadership on and off the field was instrumental to the success of the team. Consistent effort, incredible athleticism, and versatility make Maddie such a valuable member of the LHS Field Hockey team. In addition to serving as co-captain of the Field Hockey team Maddie also is a member of the Unified Volleyball team, serves on the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Student Advisory Board, and was instrumental in helping Lincoln High School become a National Unified Champion School this year. Julien Karraz Madison Flaxington Congratulations Julien & Madison

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