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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-13-2019

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28 SPORTS & RECREATION JUNE 13-19, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Woonsocket boys rule N.E. hammer championship meet Coles, Paskanik, Henley earn All-N.E. honors; Novans head to N.B. Nationals WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High boys' track and field team has traditionally enjoyed a great deal of success at the New England Hammer Championships, but last Tuesday, June 4, the Villa Novans were able to accomplish something they've never done before – place four throwers among the top 10. Sophomore standout Logan Coles, Post University-bound senior Derin Paskanik, junior Jesse Houle, and freshman Tarik Robinson-O'Hagan felt right at home at Mount Pleasant High's Conley Stadium in unleashing personal-best throws, and Coles and Paskanik earned All-New England honors by finishing in the top six. Coles, who is currently ranked fourth in the country in the hammer, took second place with a throw of 228 feet, two inches. That was more than five feet behind Lincoln junior Kyle Moison, who captured the event with a throw of 233-4. Paskanik, who will continue his throwing career at D-II Post University in Connecticut after he graduates, finished fifth with a throw of 197-2, and not far behind him were Houle, who placed seventh with a 192-foot throw, and Robinson- O'Hagan, who took 10th place with a throw of 185-6. Senior Nathan Desplaines also fin- ished 16th with a throw of 170-8. In the girls' event, Kent State University-bound senior Marissa Henley also landed a spot among the All-New England selections by taking fourth place with a throw of 156-5, and Wagner College-bound senior Bridget Damon took 15th place with a throw of 126-6. Those seven athletes and senior David Marszalkowski will represent Woonsocket at this weekend's New Balance National Championships at North Carolina A&T State University's BB&T Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. WHS throws coach Marc Piette noted on Monday that Coles, Paskanik, Houle, Robinson-O'Hagan, and Henley will compete in the Championship Division hammer, and Desplaines, Marszalkowski, and Damon will take part in the Emerging Elite hammer. Robinson-O'Hagan is also entered in the freshman shot put competition. At last Saturday's 74th annual New England Track & Field Championships at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine, Woonsocket saw two athletes place 16th in their respective events, senior Zach MacIntyre in the boys' javelin (160-6) and freshman Dajonna Lewis in the 100-meter dash (13.22 seconds). BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Woonsocket sophomore LOGAN COLES, shown throwing the hammer at the RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 1 at Brown University, took second place in that event at last week's New England Hammer Championships at Mount Pleasant High with a personal- best throw of 228 feet, two inches. WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket YWCA's 25th annu- al Gini Duarte Memorial Golf Tournament will return to Foster Country Club on Saturday, July 20. In recognition of the 25th anniver- sary of the tournament, the entry fee is only $25 and includes green fees, cart, grilled hot dogs at the turn, and a steak dinner. Space is limited to the first 72 play- ers. The tournament, which will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, is dedi- cated to Gini Duarte, a local teacher and athlete who passed away in 1994 after battling breast cancer. The proceeds from the tourna- ment and raffle will help support ENCOREplus, which promotes breast cancer awareness, and other YWCA programs. To register, sponsor a hole, donate a raffle prize, or for more information, visit or call 401- 769-7450. Woonsocket YWCA's 25th annual Gini Duarte golf tourney is July 20 S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Stump Grinding Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS

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