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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-23-2019

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20 SPORTS & RECREATION MAY 23-29, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION politics with a minor in Pan-African studies at the Ohio school, is current- ly ranked 13th in the nation in the four-kilometer hammer with a throw of 163 feet. This past winter, Henley excelled in the 20-pound weight throw, plac- ing sixth at the state indoor meet, fourth in the New England meet and 23rd at the New Balance National Indoor Championships in New York. Her best throw was 50 feet, 8½ inches. While Henley visited three schools, Damon looked at only one – Wagner, which is located in Staten Island and is a member of the Northeast Conference. "It was the best opportunity for me," said Damon, who is also getting an academic scholarship to parlay with her athletic funding. "And they also have a really good psychology program, which is what I'm going into, and they offer a lot of intern- ships. Since Wagner is right outside New York City, I thought it would be the best place to get a good intern- ship in my field." Paskanik will also be "close to home" this fall when he heads to Post, which is a CACC (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference) school in Waterbury, Conn. Paskanik, who is nationally ranked 19th in the 12-pound hammer (188- 10) and ninth in the 16-pound ham- mer (145-3), looked at several D-I and D-II schools before finalizing his decision. "Post had the field I wanted and offered the major that was best suited for me," said Paskanik, who is look- ing to study Sports Marketing with a concentration in Communciations. "This was my best option." in the 16-pound hammer. Coles added another chapter to his sensational sophomore year at last Saturday's Class A champion- ship meet at Coventry High when he captured the shot (51 feet), discus (138-3), and hammer (221-1) to help lead the Novans to a tie for third place in the team standings with North Kingstown. Both squads tal- lied 48 points, well behind Bishop Hendricken's 191 and La Salle's 85. Senior Zach MacIntyre also cap- tured the javelin with a personal-best throw of 177-8 that qualified him for next month's New Balance National Championships in North Carolina, and freshman Tarik Robinson- O'Hagan also took third place in the shot with a throw of 46-5½. In the girls' meet, which saw Woonsocket take eighth place with 29 points, freshman Charity Harlan was the top performer in the triple jump, as she won the event with a leap of 34-5, and Dajonna Lewis took second place in the 100-meter dash in 12.8 seconds. Coles will join the WHS boys' team at this weekend's Bishop Hendricken Invitational, and on Saturday, June 1, he will try to bring home a state title at the RIIL Championships at Brown University. In last year's meet, Coles placed third in the hammer with a throw of 199-4 and sixth in the shot in 46-3½. A few days after that meet, Coles will return to Mount Pleasant to com- pete in the New England Hammer Championships and look to improve on his 4th-place finish from a season ago. Furland and Lincoln junior Kyle Moison, who had also delivered a throw over 220 feet this spring, will be his main competition. COLES From Page 18 THROWERS From Page 17 Novans Pride 5K is next Monday WOONSOCKET – The 6th annual George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K Run/Walk will return to the streets of Woonsocket on Monday, May 27, at 8:30 a.m. at The Gym LLC at 2168 Diamond Hill Road. The 3.1-mile race, which proceeds will again ben- efit the Woonsocket Athletic Department, will start and fin- ish in the parking lot in front of The Gym LLC, and there will be a festive gathering, featuring post-race refreshments, local vendors, and music, as well as a fun run for children ages 5-9 at 8 a.m. The event will again be held in the memory of Nasuti, a North Smithfield resident who served as a coach, educator, administrator, and athletic direc- tor in the city. He created the event in 2013 to raise funds for Woonsocket sports programs, but the follow- ing February, he died tragically after a fall while refereeing a basketball game. Organizers have since carried on the event in his honor, and thousands of dollars have been raised over the past few years. The fee is $20 per participant, $15 for youngsters ages 10-17, and $5 for youngsters ages 5-9. There will also be discounts for families or teams of three or more participants. Visit www.runsignup. com/Race/RI/Woonsocket/ NovansPride5k to register online for the race, or pick up a regis- tration form at The Gym LLC or Woonsocket High School. North Smith- field High senior JARROD DUBE won last year's George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K in a time of 18:06. Last spring's race drew more than 300 runners and walkers. BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU IN BRIEF Ex-Mount tennis star Foley has solid junior year at William Smith GENEVA, N.Y. – Former Mount Saint Charles Academy All-State ten- nis player Kate Foley, who is a junior on the William Smith College wom- en's tennis team, was recently named to this spring's All-Liberty League team, as she and classmate Allie Perron received Honorable Mention recognition in doubles. Foley and Perron led the Division III Herons with a 15-5 mark in dou- bles play, including a 7-3 record in their final 10 matches. Earlier in the season, Foley and Perron were named the Liberty League's Doubles Team of the Week. They also posted a crucial doubles win that helped the Herons edge the University of Rochester, 5-4. William Smith hadn't beaten the Yellowjackets in Rochester since 1983. Foley, who hails from Cumberland, was a 2016 graduate of MSC and a two-time First-Team All-State selection with the Mounties. Pincince heads girls' soccer school in July at Mount's lower field WOONSOCKET – Former Brown University women's soccer coach Phil Pincince, who is now the Mount Saint Charles girls' soccer coach, will lead a girls' soccer school from July 8-11 at Mount's lower field. All are welcome. There will be two sessions. The first will be for girls entering grades 6 through 8 that will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The second will be for older girls entering grades 9 through 12 that will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $195. Pincince says his coaches have an "expertise in developing players to be their best, and will fine-tune students' technical skills through fun and inno- vative training." Pincince, of Cumberland, led the Brown women to 12 Ivy League cham- pionships and seven NCAA appear- ances in his tenure there. Last fall, in his first season with the Mounties' program, he led the girls to the school's first-ever Division II championship. Call Pincince at 401-529-1680 or email him at pincincep@mtstcharles. org for more information. 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! WE SELL • WE INSTALL • NO DISAPPOINTMENT KITCHEN AID • WHIRLPOOL LG • SONY • MAYTAG • AMANA Big Screen Specialists We offer specialty air conditioning for apartments & elderly complexes! New Location: 158 Central St., Millville, MA 01529 508-883-5862 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed Fri.-Sun. 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