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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-12-2019

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Pawtucket Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ JUNE 12-18, 2019 PROVIDENCE – After splitting their regular-season series – and eventually sharing the Division III boys' vol- leyball regular-season title with 14-2 records – St. Raphael Academy head coach Cory Linhares and Lincoln High head coach Kyle Medeiros knew that if their teams faced each other again in the playoffs, they would have another close battle on their hands. And both head coaches were right, because on Monday night at Johnson & Wales University's Wildcat Center, their teams took the court in the Division III champion- ship match. The Saints, who had won just one match as a Division II team last season, put the finishing touches on their rags- to-riches story by topping the Lions in four sets, by scores of 25-15, 25-15, 18-25, and 25-16, for the program's first title in its eight-year existence. "It's awesome," said Linhares. "It's great. I couldn't want anything more in my first year (as the Saints' head coach). I'm so proud of the kids. I thank (athletic director) Ray (Tanguay) for hiring me. It's more than what I wanted. It's fantastic." Both the Saints and Lions had similar stories, having Saints capture first volleyball crown Boys' volleyball team caps 16-2 season by topping Lincoln in D-III finals, 3-1 By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU The ST. RAPHAEL ACADEMY BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM tells everyone who's number one after captur- ing the Division III championship on Monday night at Johnson & Wales University. The Saints defeated the Lions by scores of 25-15, 25-15, 18-25, and 25-16 for the program's first title in its eight-year existence. See SAINTS, Page 14 ACROSS 1. Mathematical term (abbr.) 4. Seaport (abbr.) 7. "Unforgettable" singer 10. The GOAT 11. Used to harvest agave cactus 12. Luke's mentor __-Wan 13. Muses 15. IBM operating system 16. Hungarian village 19. Popular conver- sation topic 21. N. Atlantic island 23. Fail to discern correctly 24. The President has one 25. Irish Gaelic language 26. Gasteyer and Ivanovic are two 27. Garnished 30. National capital 34. Basics 35. Initial public offering 36. Winged horse 41. English synthpop duo 45. Mars crater 46. A lot 47. Small organelles 50. By reason of 54. "Growing Pains" actor Kirk 55. Free from con- tamination 56. Genus in the ma- hogany family 57. Body part 59. A belief in a supreme being 60. Talk a lot 61. Actors' group 62. Unit of measure- ment 63. Slick 64. No seats avail- able 65. A way to change color DOWN 1. Belongs to the daughter of Chaos 2. Wardrobe 3. Derek and Jeff are two 4. Disfigured 5. Hawaiian dish 6. What a hack drives 7. Horse gear 8. Do away with 9. Narrow straits between Sinai and Arabian peninsulas 13. Corrie 14. Hawaiian flower necklace 17. Midway between northeast and east 18. Insecticide 20. Comfort 22. Town in Galilee 27. Informal greeting 28. Relative biologi- cal effectiveness (abbr.) 29. Used to check the heart 31. Western India island 32. Credit card term 33. Female deer 37. British football team 38. Persian jurisdic- tion 39. Freshwater mus- sel genus 40. Opposite of hap- piness 41. Ban on trade 42. Bitterly regrets 43. Assented 44. Well-propor- tioned 47. Part of (abbr.) 48. Indigenous peo- ple of Thailand 49. A man of your stature (abbr.) 51. Advantageous 52. Female sibling 53. Electronic countermeasures 58. Swiss river Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 28.

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