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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-07-2019

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Smithfield Scituate Foster Glocester Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ NOVEMBER 7-13, 2019 N.S./Mount co-op team holds off Ponaganset Chieftains wrap up regular season Saturday at Hope, seek second seed in upcoming Div. IV playoffs By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com GLOCESTER – The undefeated North Smithfield/ Mount Saint Charles co-op football team clinched its sec- ond straight Division IV regular-season championship last Friday night, but unlike its previous seven victories, the co-op team's 22-7 win on the road over Ponaganset was a tight battle for four quarters. N.S./Mount had won five of its first seven games by 30 or more points, but the visitors weren't able to make it a two-possession game until 5:09 remained in the contest. That's when the visitors produced their final touchdown and tacked on the ensuing two-point conversion to increase their lead to 15 points. "We played hard," Ponaganset head coach James Cook added. "At times, we executed, and defensively we played very strong. (N.S./Mount) is an explosive team that scores a lot of points; unfortunately we couldn't move the ball and gave it back to them." The Chieftains, who entered this game with three straight victories, including a 40-26 win on Oct. 19 in Tiverton over PHOTO BY CHUCK NADEAU / WWW. CHUCKN.COM Ponaganset sophomore tail- back MARCUS CARPENTER is off to the races as he breaks off a long run dur- ing last Friday's Division IV game against the North Smithfield/ Mount Saint Charles co-op team. The co-op squad remained undefeated and clinched the regular-season title by posting a 22-7 victory. See CHIEFTAINS, Page 18 BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Ponaganset senior SETH DREXLER races through the woods dur- ing the first mile of last Saturday afternoon's RIIL Championships on the Chieftains' campus. Drexler was the top local finisher in the boys' race, as he took 23rd place in a time of 16:38.02. Borin earns Second-Team All-State honors Scituate resident, La Salle sophomore claims ninth place at RIIL cross country meet; PHS's Drexler highlights boys' race by taking 23rd place NORTH SCITUATE – A year after placing 61st at the RIIL Championships, Scituate resident and La Salle Academy sophomore Lily Borin earned Second-Team All- State honors at last Saturday after- noon's state championship meet on Ponaganset High's 3.1-mile course by taking ninth place out of 141 runners in a time of 19:34.05. Borin, who edged the 10th-place finisher, North Kingstown junior Olivia Joly, by 0.54 of a second, was the second La Salle runner to cross the finish line, behind the even- tual state champion, junior Kaylie Armitage. Borin's strong perfor- mance also helped the Rams place fourth in the team standings and earn a berth in Saturday's New England Championships at Wickham Park in Manchester, Conn. While the news was very good for Borin, it was the complete opposite for the Smithfield High girls' team, which surprisingly didn't place any runners in the top 75 and ended up finishing 16th out of 18 teams. Senior Ashlyn Maio, who had earned Second-Team All-State honors in the past two state meets, was the Sentinels' top finisher, but in 79th place with a time of 22:08.97. In the boys' meet, the top local finisher was Ponaganset senior Seth Drexler, who was five seconds away from landing Third-Team All-State honors. He finished 23rd out of 148 runners in a time of 16:38.02. Nevertheless, Drexler, who finished 26th in last year's meet to miss qualifying for the New England meet by one place, will be heading to See CROSS COUNTRY, Page 18 HOME OF THE $500 DOWN APPROVAL IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES We Will Match Your Downpayment up to $2,000* *All vehicles clearly marked with downpayment match. Plus sales tax, reg. & doc fees + if vehicle financed with us. YOU'RE We report to credit bureaus 1 year engine/ transmission warranty+ We service what we sell Payments as low as $50.00 a week Open Sundays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 860-774-3557 Apply Online @ BMSAUTOSALES.com 476 Providence Rd., Brooklyn, CT SELF APPROVAL CHECKLIST Valid Driver's License or State ID. Proof of Income Proof of Residence ✔ ✔ ✔

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