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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-31-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 6, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 25 team in 2003. She also coached soccer on the collegiate level at UMass-Dartmouth and Ohio Wesleyan. Joining the list of inductees are Jay Champi, who was a multiple All-State com- petitor in track and cross country – winning two individual titles in the mid 1990s – and also receiving All-New England honors. Scott Yankee and John Heroux will also be inducted for their excellent baseball careers in the Clippers' program, and the Hall of Fame committee is currently looking to con- tact them. Tickets are $35 and must be reserved by Nov. 20. Contact Tom Kenwood at ken- wood2@cox.net to make reservations and for more information. LINCOLN – Basketball season is around the corner, and the Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department has started to accept registrations for its youth travel basketball, Biddy Hoop, youth recreational basketball, and skills programs. Travel basketball tryouts are sched- uled for Saturday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23. Those who are interested in play- ing on the travel teams are recom- mended to attend both tryout dates. Payment will be collected after the tryouts are completed, and those who wish to play travel basketball are also mandated to join the recreational league. The tryout times for each date are 9 a.m. for the 6th-grade boys, 10:30 a.m. for 7th-grade girls, noon for 5th-grade boys, and 1:30 p.m. for 4th- grade boys. The Biddy Hoop program, which is for Lincoln residents in grades 3-4, and youth recreational program, which is for Lincoln residents in grades 5-6, will play on Saturdays this winter for seven weekends. Player evaluations will be held on Dec. 7, and the cost to play is $20 per player. An eight-week skills programs for children from preschool to second grade will also begin on Dec. 14. This program will focus on fundamentals, skills, and game play, and it will pro- vide an opportunity to learn to play the right way and receive quality instruction in a fun, yet competitive environment. Registration will continue until Nov. 28 and will be accepted at Lincoln Town Hall from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Lincoln Middle School's open gymnasium session on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Lincoln Parks & Recreation's Facebook page for more information. Lincoln Parks & Rec begins registrations for youth basketball programs "These guys work hard, but again, we're a young football team," Lima said. "We're playing freshmen and sophomores, and some of them are stepping up, which is huge. But they're making a lot of mistakes and things like that and we have to keep correcting them and keep growing. That's the biggest thing." Aviles-Santos threw for an even 100 yards in last Friday's game, 29 coming on a third-quarter TD pass to sophomore Jack Proctor (which was his first varsity reception), and ran for a team-high 64 yards on eight carries, and while he's enjoying an excellent year in his first season behind center, he's not the only play- er who's contributed to the Clippers' cause. Senior tailback Isaiah Cole, who had big games in Cumberland's vic- tories over S.K. and E.P., junior wide receiver Ryan Larson, and Meerbott have also found their names on the stat sheet, and first-year senior kicker Ben Fogell has been a welcomed addition on special teams. Up front, junior Adam Barboza has led the way on the offensive line, and after last Friday's game, Lima pointed out the defensive play of senior linemen Julian Brooks, Sean Toure, and Ed inscoe and junior co- captain Emmanuel Ireland, as well as junior linebacker Aidan Faria – and he wasn't done. "There has been a lot of guys," he said. "Patrick Conserve is a freshman who has been playing extremely well on defense. ( Junior) Nick Chowning has kind of come out of nowhere from the beginning of the year and earned a starting guard spot. And (sophomore) Dylan Powers is starting at right tackle and rotating through on the D-line." "Like I said, there has been a lot of guys who have been playing well, especially some of the young guys, and I think they have a very bright future." Speaking of the future, if the Clippers qualify for the playoffs, it will mark the third straight sea- son that they have reached the D-I tournament. They will visit either Cranston West, Portsmouth (5-1), or La Salle (4-2) in their quarterfinal- round opener on Friday, Nov. 8. neighboring rival in several years. With the regular season now in the books, all the attention shifts to the RIPCOA state playoffs, which were scheduled to start on Wednesday afternoon and conclude with the championship games on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Johnston High, with the boys play- ing at 10 a.m. and the girls taking the field at noon. In the girls' tournament, Central Division champion Warwick Vets, which won the Central Division championship with a 12-0-1 record and outscored its opponents, 107-6, is the top seed. North Cumberland owns the second seed, and Southern Division champion Curtis Corner, which went 11-0, is the third. Those three teams and 4th-seed- ed Hope Highlands, which placed second in the Central Division with an 11-0-2 mark, received a bye into the quarterfinals, which are slated for next Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the field consists of Gallagher, Chariho (9-2), Kickemuit (11-2), North Smithfield, Davisville (8-2-1), Feinstein (10-3), Burrillville, and Gaudet (8-3). They will battle each other this week in opening-round games. The boys' tourney will fea- ture either North Smithfield or Lincoln as the first or fourth seeds, Southern Division champion Wickford as the second seed with a 12-0-1 mark, and Central Division champion Deering as the third seed with the same record. Those four teams will also receive a bye into next Monday and Tuesday's quar- terfinals. The next eight seeds are Cole (12-1), Bain (10-2-1), McCourt, Curtis Corner (10-1-2), Warwick Vets (10-3), North Cumberland, Chariho (9-3-1), and Kickemuit (9-3-1). McCourt, which is the seventh seed, is slated to host 10th- seeded North Cumberland in their playoff opener, with the winner traveling to Wickford for the quar- terfinals. The semifinals for the girls' and boys' tournaments will take place next Wednesday and Thursday. HALL OF FAME From Page 23 SOCCER From Page 22 CLIPPERS From Page 21 BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Cumberland senior quarterback DANTE AVILES-SANTOS, shown running toward the first down marker during the second quarter of last Friday night's 21-7 victory over Cranston East, ran for a touchdown and added two TD passes to highlight the win. Aviles-Santos, who threw four touchdown passes in the Clippers' first victory of the season over East Providence, will lead the Clippers into their Division I-A showdown against St. Raphael Academy on Friday at 7 p.m. at Tucker Field. A FLOOD OF DISINTEREST In the wake of the flooding caused by Hurricane Dorian, it is troubling to note that tens of thousands of owners of residential and commercial buildings in the hurricane's path had recently dropped their flood insurance. According to an analysis of government data, there has been a 31 percent decline in the number of federal flood insurance policies in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, areas which were under evacuation orders related to Hurricane Dorian. This decline reflects a nationwide trend that extends far beyond the East Coast, despite government efforts to increase the number of policies in the face of climate change and intensifying flood damage. Homeowner's insurance does not pay for flood damage. If your insurance agent does not sell flood insurance, you can contact the NFIP Help Center at 800-427-4661. NFIP flood insurance policies can only be purchased for properties within communities that participate in the NFIP. For more information, please call HUNTER INSURANCE, INC. at 769- 9500, or see us at 389 Old River Rd., Lincoln. We design and develop total insurance programs. We also feature insurance for woodworkers, entertainment businesses, and schools. 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