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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-08-2018

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North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018 WOONSOCKET – The two newest additions to the Mount Saint Charles Academy coaching staff don't have much in common, but one thing's for certain: They have a strong admiration for the school that they will serve as head coaches. For Christina Batastini, who will take over this winter as the girls' basketball coach, her admiration began last winter, when during her daughter Ryanne's Catholic Athletic League game in the Mounties' gym- nasium, she took a good look at the facility and the rest of the campus and was impressed with what she encountered. For Drew Brissette, who will take the field next spring as the softball coach, he admired the school from afar, when as a teenager in North Smithfield, he privately "envied" the school and his friends who attended it. He wore the Northmen's Green & Gold as a baseball player during his freshman and soph- omore years, but now he's anxious to don the Mounties' Red, White, & Blue. When it comes to high school girls' basketball in Rhode Island, Batastini is one of the all-time legends. One of the greatest players to take the court in this state, the 1996 graduate of Classical High, who was a Parade Magazine and a Nike All-American) continued her hoop career at Stanford University, where she starred on three Pac-10 championship teams, and played professionally for four seasons in Europe (in Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland). After finishing her career as a practice player for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, she turned her attention to coaching. She started out as an assistant coach at Brown University, before spending seven seasons as the head coach of the Lincoln School. Under her guidance, the Lynx went from a winless team to a four-time Southeastern New England champion. She stepped down after the 2012 season and focused on coaching her daughter's hoop teams, which ranged from ages 5-9, as well as operating her Batastini School of Basketball, which offers state-wide camps, team clinic, and individual instruction. She didn't think she'd be coaching on the high school level again, but when she visited the campus again, North Smithfield native DREW BRISSETTE, who coached the Burrillville Middle School softball team last season, will be the Mount Saint Charles Academy head softball coach next spring. MSC welcomes Batastini, Brissette to coaching staff Girls' basketball, softball coaches share admiration for school By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com Continues on next page BATASTINI Is your will or trust over 5 years old? Call for a review JOSEPH J. ROSZKOWSKI Attorney at Law Serving the people & businesses of Northern R.I. for over 50 years. Estate Planning | Wills | Trusts | Probate & Estate Litigation Real Estate & Title Closings 2178 Mendon Road, Suite 300, Cumberland, RI 02864 • 769-3447 9 Powder Hill Road (Off Rt. 123) Lincoln, RI 401-728-5903 www.RhodyRug.com Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. VISIT OUR FACTORY OUTLET STORE! Check Our Website for Today's Low Heating Oil Price Consumers Propane 762-5461 BOUSQUET OIL 769-0146 139 HAMLET AVE. WOONSOCKET, RI 02895-0628 SERVICE – SALES – INSTALLATION OF GAS & OIL HEATING EQUIPMENT • Boilers • Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters WWW.CONSUMERSPROPANE.COM WE FILL GAS GRILL TANKS DRIVEN TO SUCCEED Business owners can gauge whether they need a business auto policy by consulting with their agents and providing them with the details involving vehicle usage, such as whether employees are likely to be driving the vehicles solely for business purposes. Generally speaking, business owners need the same insurance coverage for their vehicles used by the business as they do for vehicles used for personal travel, including liability, collision and comprehensive, personal injury protection (medical payments), and coverage for uninsured motorists. If the vehicle is owned by the business, the name of the business should appear on the policy as the "principal insured." Each vehicle used in the business can be separately "scheduled" (listed on the policy along with corresponding coverages). If you're considering auto insurance coverage for your business, it's important to understand the basic elements of a commercial auto policy. The more you know, the easier it is to compare and make an informed choice. For more information, please call HUNTER INSURANCE, INC., at 769-9500, or visit our agents at 389 Old River Rd., Lincoln. As an Independent Trusted Choice agency, we are able to choose from a group of reputable insurance companies and underwriters, offering superior coverage at a competitive price. NOTE: Because a Business Owner's Policy (BOP) does not provide any coverage for vehicles, a separate policy is necessary.

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