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The North Providence Breeze 01-09-2019

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10 SPORTS & RECREATION JANUARY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION The members of the BIRCHWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM gather around their championship trophy after posting a 51-36 victory over Ricci Middle School in their annual Mayor's Cup meet last Friday. Wins were recorded for Birchwood by Jyovanne Cruz, William Soe, Micah Soe, Logan Neishel, Louis Baez III, Aiden Cote, Gaoussou Fadiga, Matthew DeSimone, Johan Quezada, Yasmine Rojas, and Thatianna Periera. Ricci's victories were recorded by Conner Malone, Evan Beausoliel, Abdallah Awad, Cole Hosey, and Stephen Marchetti. This is the first time since 2014 that Birchwood has won the Mayor's Cup. NORTH PROVIDENCE – The newly formed North Providence Little League will hold its registration sessions for the upcoming season on the next five Saturdays (from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9) from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Providence Union Free Library. Players must be ages 4-16 by Aug. 31 in order to sign up – players ages 13-16 can sign up for the Junior/ Senior Division. A birth certificate and a proof of residency is also required for all new players. The fees to sign up are $125 for the first child, $50 for the second, $25 for the third, and $75 for T-Ball. Visit come.asp?url=npwll for more infor- mation. North Providence L.L. plans signups Saturday at library Birchwood wrestling team captures Mayor's Cup trophy "they will get a little taste of leader- ship for next year because we do have a young team." Another freshman to watch for is Linda Guo, who captured the 100- yard freestyle in 1:12.09, and also win- ning events in last Thursday's meet were Sinyan (50-yard freestyle, 37 seconds), Lopez (100-yard butterfly, 1:23.31), and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Meta Konte, Huynh, Guo, and McKeen (5:08.31). As for the boys' team, which evened its record at 1-1 by easily topping a two-man Mount squad, 73-14, the Cougars won't be able to duplicate their win streak from last year, sim- ply because they only have seven meets in their new Brother Anthony Division, which contains most of the teams that will participate in next month's D-III championship meet. While the girls' team will swim two more meets than the boys – Toll Gate and Pilgrim do not have boys' teams – the Cougars, who have 15 swimmers on their squad, will also be competing against two other teams with no more than five swimmers on their rosters, Smithfield and Burrillville, and only Mount Hope and East Providence have teams with more than 10 swim- mers. "It's going to be a little less com- petitive dual season for the boys," said Bozigian. "They're going to hold their own during the dual season, but unfortunately, they're going to see a couple more teams like they did today. And while the girls will be swimming again at the D-III champi- onship (meet), the boys will be back in D-II and not see a lot of their com- petition from the dual season, so that's a little frustrating as well." The Cougars, who went into last Thursday's meet minus one of their top underclassmen from last season, sophomore Jason Kudish, still won nine of the 11 events on the docket and were led by junior co-captain Cam Erickson, who won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:14.00 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:12.68. Erickson also swam the opening leg on the first-place 200-yard freestyle and medley relay teams, which also included sophomores Jeff Cotoia, Vinny Cotoia, and Tony Azevedo. The freestyle team posted a 1:50.25 time, and the medley squad finished in 2:02.50. Also winning individual events were freshman Dylan Castle (500-yard freestyle, 7:18.97), Jeff Cotoia (100- yard butterfly, 1:11.16), Vinny Cotoia (200-yard individual medley, 2:30.62), and Azevedo (50-yard freestyle, 24.53 seconds). Henri Moise, who along with co-captain Gian Salvatore and Juan Zapata, are the lone seniors on the roster, also helped the 400- yard freestyle relay team, which also included junior James Tiner, Castle, and Azevedo, win its event in 4:26.46. The boys' and girls' team will return to the North Providence Pool & Fitness Center on Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. meet against East Providence. SWIMMING From Page 9 1637 Mineral Spring Avenue, Suite 215, North Providence 401-353-7300 Family Dentistry in a Family Environment Frank D'amato DmD We've recently Expanded and Remodeled TOP DENTISTS 2018 As Featured in RI Monthly Now Accepting ~ New Patients Jain's Laundry Lowest Price in town new state-of-the-art equiPment LocateD on the north ProViDence/Johnston Line 1 miLe from north ProViDence hiGh schooL Plaza 44 • 39 Putnam Pike, Johnston 231-7019 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. WASH • DRY • FOLD Drop Off Service only 69¢ per lb. Includes Softner, Bleach, Soap & Hangers Same Day Service Winter Ball Christmas Ball • Solstice Ball • Company Party Tis the Season to be Jolly & Smart... Why buy when you can rent? 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 Tuxedo or Suit $ 45 Your Choice

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