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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 09-05-2019

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16 SPORTS & RECREATION SEPT. 5-11, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION ANYTHING FROM THE VOLLEY, which was the fifth seed in the Gator's Pub Summer Volleyball League's Sunday Nites' Co-Ed 'B' 6's Division I playoffs, ousted the second and the third seeds on its way to winning the title. The members of the team, which includes several former North Smithfield High volleyball players, are, from left, Dylan Narodowy, Julia Cloutier, Walker Strick, and Lauren Fatse. Connor Narodowy and Sarah Leclerc are also members of the team. Despite finishing in fifth place during the regular sea- son, TYRANNOSAURUS SETS put together a strong run in the playoffs to capture the Gator's Pub Summer Volleyball League's Sunday Nites' Co-Ed 'B' 6's Division II championship. The members of the team are, in front from left, Lindsey Morin and Brittney Daniels; in back, Dawn Gamberdella, Ed Leja, and Matt Piskunov. Madison Picard and Jake Eknaian are also members of the team. Gator's Pub Summer Volleyball League honors champs The BEACH BUMS recently captured the Gator's Pub Summer Volleyball League's Wednesday Nites' Co-Ed 'B' 6's championship by defeat- ing the regular-season cham- pion, Nice Hits, Better Aces, in the finals. The members of the team are, from left, Jimmy McGee, Ryan Proulx, Jean Morse, Corrie Burdick, Gina Kozimor, and Jon Kozimor. Lisa Garneau and Jeff Lemire are also mem- bers of the team. Dr. Day Care wins again in Field of Dreams Softball League WOONSOCKET – Dr. Day Care took a big step toward clinch- ing the Field of Dreams Senior Softball League's regular-season championship last Friday at Cold Spring Park's Baldelli Field by breaking a 6-6 tie with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and ending up with a 13-8 win over Village Haven. The victory, which was Dr. Day Care's second in three weeks over Village Haven, improved the defending champion's record to 8-2. The win also gave Dr. Day Care a three-game lead in the standings Providence Gridiron Club announces schedule of events PROVIDENCE – The Providence Gridiron Club, which has been in existence since 1945 and promotes football in this state at all levels, has announced its upcom- ing slate for this coming fall, as well as its Annual Awards Night next April. The kickoff event will be Wednesday, Oct. 9, with a Leadership Night featuring the captains and coaches of each of the 46 football-playing high schools and prep schools in the state. College coaches will also be at attendance at this event. Meals will be priced at $10 for players and $20 for coaches. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the club will honor the teams that will participate in this year's four RIIL Super Bowls. A five-course chicken dinner will be served, and tickets are $30 for parents and friends, $20 for coaches, and $10 for athletes. On Sunday, Dec. 1, the club will host its annual Hall of Fame Brunch at the Rhode Island Country Club – all tickets are $25 – and three nights later will be the Hall of Fame Banquet that will feature a prime rib dinner. Tickets are $40 for this event, and the names of this year's honorees will be announced in the near future. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the club will honor the Most Valuable Offensive and Defensive Players from each high school and prep school team in the state. The tick- ets for this event, which will also feature a five-course chicken dinner, are $30. The club will host its final event of the 2019-20 school year, the Annual Awards Night, on April 8, 2020, and it will pay trib- ute to the outstanding players, coaches, and officials from the previous fall. This is another prime rib night, with tick- ets priced at $40. The Player and Coach of the Year will be announced, as well as the top players from each division in the RIIL. And thanks to a successful inaugural golf tournament, the club hopes to initiate its first scholarship program to deserving high school seniors going on to college. The club also hopes to add a "Home State Hero" Award to go with its "Pride of Rhode Island" Award. The "Home State Hero" Award will go to a former Rhode Island high school player who has stayed within the state and stood out at one of the four football playing colleges in R.I., while the "Pride of Rhode Island" Award will be presented to a player who has gone to an out-of-state institution and done Rhode Island proud. With all these events scheduled, the club needs the support of coaches, players, offi- cials, fans, and its Hall of Famers by either purchasing a membership for $180 or attending one or two of the events. Continues on next page 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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