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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 03-14-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MARCH 14-20, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 17 Novans' Coles finishes 12th in weight at national meet NEW YORK – Woonsocket High sophomore track and field standout Logan Coles grabbed 12th place in the Championship Division's boys' 25-pound weight throw on Sunday afternoon at the New Balance National Indoor Championships at The Armory, as he unleashed a throw of 66 feet, six inches that was 5¼ inches away from a top-10 finish. Coles, who entered this week ranked 13th in the nation in the weight, also took 27th place in the Emerging Elite's boys' shot put with a throw of 49-1¾. In the Champion- ship Division girls' 20-pound weight throw, senior Marissa Henley placed 23rd with a throw of 47-6¼. The Novans also had three seniors place among the top 15 throwers in the Emerging Elite's boys' division: Derin Paskanik, who took fourth place with a personal-best throw of 62-¼, Nathan Desplaines, who finished sev- enth with a PR of 59-6¼, and Logan Burda, who placed 13th in 56-2. Before heading to New York for the national meet, the Novans also took part in the Weight-a-rama competition on March 5 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house. Taking places in the top 20 for the boys were Coles (3rd place, 68-7), Desplaines (9th, 57-6¾), Paskanik (12th, 55-7), Tarik Robinson-O'Hagan (15th, 53-9½), Jesse Houle (17th, 51-4¼), and David Marszalkowski (19th, 47-7¼), and the girls' top throw- ers were Henley (5th, 48 feet) and Bridget Damon (24th, 36-7). The Villa Novans will be back in New York this weekend when they send a team of throwers to the USATF Hershey Youth National Championships in Staten Island. Coles will compete in the shot put and the weight, and Claudia Stepien, Henley, Damon, Paskanik, Desplaines, Burda, Houle, Robinson-O'Hagan, and Marszalkowski will throw the weight. Participating in the youth shot put will be Isabella Piette, Faith Paskanik, and Mickenzie Coles. BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Mount Saint Charles senior MICHAEL CANAVAN deliv- ered a big goal late in the third period of last Saturday night's game against La Salle at Adelard Arena, but the defending state champion Rams scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to advance to their third straight state title series against Bishop Hendricken. La Salle ends Belisle era Rams sweep Mount in state hockey semis by 2-1 scores WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy hockey fans would have dearly loved to see legendary head coach Bill Belisle and his son, David, end their high school coaching careers on the state's big- gest stage – this weekend's state champion- ship series at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium – battling the Mounties' long- time rival Bishop Hendricken in pursuit of the program's record 45th state title. Unfortunately, La Salle Academy foiled that dream matchup last weekend by sweeping its best-of-three semifinal-round series with the Mounties. The Rams won both contests, Friday's opener at Smithfield Municipal Arena and the following night's rematch at Adelard Arena, by 2-1 scores, with the latter defeat taking place in a double-overtime classic and the Rams net- ting the game-winner with 1:50 left in that bonus period. The 3rd-seeded Mounties, which had swept the 6th-seeded Prout School in the quarterfinals by scores of 12-1 and 3-2, wrap up their Division I season with a 13-5 mark that included victories in 11 of their 12 games heading into their series with the 2nd-seeded Rams (13-2-1). Last Saturday's game was certainly worth the price of admission, with both sides scoring a goal in the third period to set up BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Mount Saint Charles Academy boys' hockey coaches DAVID BELISLE and BILL BELISLE saw their final season behind the Mounties' bench come to an end last Saturday night when La Salle escaped Adelard Arena with a 2-1 double-overtime win that clinched their best-of-three state semifinal-round series. See MOUNTIES, Page 18 COLES Check Our Website for Today's Low Heating Oil Price 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 Congratulations! You're Engaged! Come see the largest selection of tuxedos and accessories in RI for all your formal wear needs! Ask about our Wedding Specials Ask about our Wedding Specials Ask about our Wedding Specials

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