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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-06-2019

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Pawtucket Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 PROVIDENCE – The St. Raphael Academy boys' indoor track and field team knew it had a shot at capturing the Class C championship meet last Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy field house, but the Saints also knew that Rogers was going to be a problem. In the end, Rogers took the title, its fourth in seven years, by scoring 125 points, while the Saints ended up in second place with 88. "It went as I thought it would," SRA head coach Chris Magill said. "Rogers is a very strong team that is very well coached. They scored a lot of points in the weight and the shot put, and we just couldn't overcome that. But the boys performed very well. We won a lot of events and we had a lot of good performances today, but Rogers was just too much for us." The Saints had four first-place finishes, two of them by sophomore Darius Kipyego, who scored 28 points by winning the 600 meters in a time of 1:24.77 and 1,500 in 4:17.79 and tak- ing second in the 300 in 37.46 seconds. Junior Nasavell Medeiros also won the 3,000 in 9:33.20 and placed third in the 1,500 in 4:25.62, and his classmate, Jacob Lamothe, also captured the 55-meter dash in 6.65 seconds, as he won in the finals by .01 of a second. "All those guys that won their individual events, that's outstanding," said Magill, who went on to highlight Jacob Summerly, who seized third place in the high jump with a 5-foot-8 leap, and Jake LeFort, who competed in the high jump, the long jump, and 55-meter hurdles and placed third in the hurdles in 8.55 seconds. Braxton Fontaine also took part in a number of events, and he ended up placing third in the long jump fifth place with a leap of 20-4 and fifth in the 55-meter dash in 6.95 seconds. He was also on the 4x200 relay team that included Garmodeh Willie, Joseph Torres, and Lamothe that placed second in a time of 1:37.56 that was 0.39 of a second behind Rogers' winning time. For the Saints, the running events were clearly their strong point, but they only have one boy that competes in the throwing events. The Vikings, on the other hand, took the top three places in the shot put and top four places in the weight throw and that accounted for 52 of their points. The Saints' second-place finish was an improvement over last year's third-place fin- ish and it was another big accomplishment in a season that saw them win the Northern Division regular-season title with a 10-0 record, as well as the Northern Division championship meet. "Now we have the state meet coming up (on PAWTUCKET – In an effort to save Fairlawn Little League, the board of Pineview Little League is taking over the league for the time being. "The Fairlawn president stepped down," Pineview Little League presi- dent Eli AbiAad said on Monday afternoon. "There was a lack of volunteers and coaches. I was then approached by the representative of District 2, Bob Walker, to take over Fairlawn. I didn't want to see Fairlawn fold, so we are going to try and get it back up and running." The leagues are not merging, but will be led by one president, AbiAad. He said that Fairlawn will still be Fairlawn and play on its home field. The only thing that has changed is Pineview's board of directors will be in charge. That could make things easier this summer, as all three Pawtucket leagues usually have two weeks of interleague play. Scheduling should be better, as there will be two presidents handling that in AbiAad and Darlington American Little League. A new team that will be part of interleague play is Rumford, AbiAad said. This will be the first time that Rumford plays against a Pawtucket team outside District II tournament play. Pineview has already had two regis- tration dates and has another coming up this Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairlawn kids are invited as well. With already having two signups, AbiAad said that Pineview L.L. lends helping hand to Fairlawn L.L. Board of directors will run both Little Leagues this season By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com SRA boys place second at Class C meet Rogers' dominance in throwing events gives Vikings another indoor track and field title By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com ABIAAD See LITTLE LEAGUE, Page 14 BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU St. Raphael Academy junior BRAXTON FONTAINE com- petes in the boys' long jump during last Saturday afternoon's Class C meet at the Providence Career & Tech- nical Academy field house. Fontaine took third place with a 20-foot-4 leap and also placed fifth in the 55-meter dash to help the Saints take second place in the team standings. See INDOOR TRACK, Page 14 Do you know someone celebrating a March Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for MARCH will be printed on February 28, 2019. Forms should be received by The Valley Breeze by Friday, February 22, 2019. Send in the name of someone with his or her March birth date and $2 per edition and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 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