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The North Providence Breeze 10-14-2020

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14 SPORTS & RECREATION OCTOBER 14-20, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION ZACH AUSLANDER Teixeira scored the Cougars' final goal late in the game, as Do Rosario set up the play and senior Mario Alvarez Colin slipped a nice pass to Teixeira. While Swiczewicz was pleased with his team's performance, he also noted that there are a couple of things that the Cougars still need to clean up. "Our goal is just to go out there and improve each game," Swiczewicz reported. "Hopefully, at some point, (the RIIL) will give us an idea if there will be a postseason or not. But all we can do is go game-to-game and day-to- day and just try to improve, and if we get a playoff shot, we'll be ready." The Cougars will play their home opener on Saturday at 10 a.m. against neighboring Blackstone Valley Prep. SOCCER From Page 13 NP girls' tennis team nearly stuns Cranston West in D-II matchup NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High girls' tennis team nearly pulled off a big victory over Cranston West last Saturday afternoon at the Olney Park courts, but the Falcons squeaked out three-set victories in the first and third doubles matches to escape with a 5-2 victory. The Cougars, who are back in Division II for the first time in four years, picked up a 7-5, 6-2 victory from Paula Zhuang in third singles and a 6-2, 6-4 win from Alena Rizzo in fourth singles, but the Falcons, who had played in Division I last year before moving down to D-II, took the rest of the matches, three of them in straight sets. NP's first doubles team of Michaele Ramos and Gracen Pappas played very well despite dropping a 6-7 (10-8), 6-4, 6-3 verdict, and the third doubles team of Olivia Aveleno and Amna Khan also turned in a solid effort in their 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 loss. The Cougars will take on another team that's down from the D-I ranks, Smithfield, on Saturday at noon at the Sentinels' courts. Matches on the road against North Smithfield and Ponaganset will follow. NP-Smithfield Babe Ruth League's best-of-three semis begin tonight NORTH PROVIDENCE – FOP Lodge 13 and Barone Construction advanced to this week's best-of-three semifinal-round series in the North Providence-Smithfield Babe Ruth League by sweeping their quarter- final-round matchups last week at North Providence High. Third-seeded FOP Lodge 13 improved to 10-5 by cruising past last-place Pauly Penta's Deli by scores of 10-0 and 11-1, and 4th-seeded Barone, which is 6-9, defeated 5th- seeded KFC by scores of 4-1 and 5-3. Awaiting those two teams are top-seeded Admiral and the defend- ing champion, 2nd-seeded Genesis Marketing, which earned quarterfinal- round byes. The best-of-three semifinals will begin tonight with a doubleheader. Admiral, which is 12-2, will face Barone in the 5:30 p.m. opener, and immediately after that contest will be a game between Genesis, which is 11-3, and FOP Lodge 13. Another doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow, with FOP and Genesis facing each other in the 5:30 p.m. opener and Admiral and Barone taking the field after that game. If a third and deciding game is needed in either series, it will be held on Friday at a time to be announced. The best-of-five championship series will start next week. NP Youth Soccer Association names new board members NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Youth Soccer Association recently announced its new executive board members, with North Providence High head girls' soccer coach Kabba Joof now serving as the NPYSA's president. According to a press release from NPYSA secretary Eddie Ciotti, Tim Pedchenko stepped down as the NPYSA's president, but will be serv- ing as the chairman of the board "to make sure the transition goes smoothly, and he will act as a liaison if needed." The NPYSA's vice president is Aldo Luna, the treasurer is Sue Ragano, and the registrar is John Duarte. Ciotti and Duarte are the lone holdovers from the previous board of directors. Ciotti also reported that Tony Fernandes, who had served as the chairman of the board, "is completely stepping away from soccer, retiring if you will. He's been part of the league for over 25 years as a coach, board member, league president, and so on, and he ran the concession stand for years, week in and week out." Fernandes spent "countless hours at meetings and at the field, mak- ing sure the field was ready to play and painted, etc.," added Ciotti. "He basically gave his spare time to this league." First-place Admiral faces Barone; defending champ Genesis duels FOP DEM stocks R.I. waters with trout for fall fishing season PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently stocked trout in freshwaters across the state for the fall fishing season – a popular time for recreational fishing. Among the ponds stocked with trout are Lincoln Woods State Park's Olney Pond, Glocester's Spring Grove Pond, and Burrillville's Round Top Ponds. Visit www.dem.ri.gov for more information. Commitment to Quality Dependable Trusted Accurate Inspirational 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Phone 401-334-9555 Fax 401-334-9994 Website valleybreeze.com Making our communities stronger by telling their stories. Please consider supporting The Valley Breeze today – Visit valleybreeze.com/support In our 25 years of existence, we've been all of this and more. From the beginning, we've believed that a hyper-local news model is what best serves our readers. 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