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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-18-2021

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEB. 18-24, 2021 SPORTS & RECREATION 13 Rome. Twenty-four earlier, North Smithfield High and Mount Saint Charles Academy were in action at the boys' Class C and girls' Small Schools championship meets, and both teams bused back up Route 146 with their share of top-five finishes. The best event of the day was the boys' 55-meter hurdles, which saw N.S. senior Matt Stamatelatos fall short in his bid to repeat as that event's champion. He settled for runner-up honors in that event, as his teammate, Ray Marsella, took first place in 8.36 seconds to top Stamatelatos by .15 of a second. Junior Jackie deRonde also had an excellent meet for the N.S. girls' team, as she placed second in the 55-meter hurdles in 10.09 seconds and tied for third place in the girls' high jump with a 4-foot-6 leap. North Smithfield also saw freshman Nick Lamoureux finish fourth in the boys' high jump with a 5-foot-6 leap and senior Thao Nguyen take fifth in the girls' 300 in 47.25 seconds and sixth in the long jump with a leap of 14-1/2. Mount's top finish came in the girls' meet from the 4x400 relay team of junior Isabel Kailher, sophomore Carah Leclair, and freshmen Charley White and Jillian Happenny, which placed second in 4:48.88. In the boys' meet, Mount posted three third-place finishes, with the relay team of seniors Charles Dakai, Ethan Alexander, and Kyle Chauvette and junior Isaiah Smith seizing two of them in the 4x200 in 1:41.95 and 4x400 in 3:53.53. Senior Alex Faford also placed third in the shot put in 36-6 3/4. The state championship meet will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, back at the PCTA field house, with the girls' meet at 9:30 a.m. and the boys' at 1:15 p.m. But prior to that season- ending meet, there are three events that are on tap for next weekend. On Friday at 5:30 p.m. will be the "Last Chance" qualifier, with the girls competing at 5:30 p.m. and the boys in action two hours later. The following morning is the junior varsity state championship meet, and on Sunday at noon is the freshman state meet. WOONSOCKET From Page 10 NSLL begins online registrations NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Little League is cur- rently accepting registrations for the upcoming season. Anyone interested in playing base- ball or softball should visit www. northsmithfieldll.com to sign up or for more information on the league. The baseball divisions include T-Ball (ages 4-6), Minors (6-9), AAA (8-11), Majors (10-12), and Junior/ Senior (13-16), and the softball divi- sions are Instructional, U8, U10, U12, and Juniors. The registration fee is $85, and the dates for tryouts and the start of the season will be announced. Contact league president Scott Sevegny at nsmithfieldplayeragent@ gmail.com if you are a parent who is interested in coaching at any level or helping the league in another way. up and blew the doors off the place. They were having fun, which is nice to see. It doesn't happen too often. These seniors had lost a lot of games and lost a lot of big games, so it was nice to see them come in here, get a good weekend, and move on so we can look forward to the playoffs." "Because of the way the playoffs are, it's crazy, but in our subdivi- sion, (the win) gives us a leg up on Lincoln," Shatraw added. "We'll probably be in the top half of the seedings, even if we are the (num- ber) three seed in our subdivision, because it's so strong. We all have pretty good records." While the Northmen are in third place in their subdivision behind the undefeated Cranston and Warwick co-op squads, the Lions slipped to 3-1-1. They wrap up their regular season with games against South Kingstown on Tuesday night, Ponaganset on Friday at 9 p.m. at Levy Arena, and the Cranston co-op team next Sunday afternoon. "Now it's about composure," admitted Lincoln head coach Mike Forrest. "Now it's about my captains being captains. What are they going to do? I can't handle anything about what the playoff situation is going to be. I'll talk to my AD about it, but it is what it is. You got to put this one behind you and you got to move on." The Northmen scored the only goal they needed 7:12 into the con- test, as sophomore forward Brandon Boudreau took a pass from senior forward Evan Gravel and fired it off the post and past Lincoln senior goal- tender Nathaniel Beals. After a scoreless second period that saw the Lions play well, the Northmen broke open the game by scoring their final three goals in the opening 4:39 of the third period. Senior forward Luke Pasquariello and junior defenseman Seth Pickering added unassisted goals, and Gravel gave the host team a 3-1 lead by scoring off passes from Boudreau and Pickering. Pasquariello doubled the Northmen's lead just 38 seconds into the period. Lincoln junior defense- man Landon Forrest attempted a shot on net, but the puck found Pasquariello, who gained possession of it, took off on a breakaway, and flipped the puck past Beals. "We got a bad break," the Lincoln head coach said. "(The puck) kicked right off Pasquariello's skate and right to him. And that's a guy you don't want going in on your goalie because he's a good player. And then it just kind of fell apart from there. We had a good, strong (second) period, and I thought we were ready to break through (in the third) and then that happened." The Lions still had some fight left in them as they tried to get back into the game, but after the fourth goal went in, the wind came crashing out of their sails. "And it's just like the wheels came off," the Lincoln head coach added. "Everyone's hanging their heads and yelling and screaming at each other. It's about having composure." "Lincoln has always been a good team and always has a good game against us," said Shatraw, who saw senior goalie Ethan Cote earn the shutout. "This is actually the first time we've really blown it open against them. Lincoln always plays hard. They have a good goalie and their coaching is really good." In the Northmen's victory over the PSW co-op team, which entered the game with a 4-2 record, Pasquariello netted a hat trick and Gravel added a goal and three assists. Senior defen- seman Logan Weiker and Pickering added N.S.'s other goals. After the Northmen won their game, the Lions took the R.I.S.C. ice and rolled past the Narragansett/ Chariho co-op team, 4-1, as senior forwards Andrew Alfieri, Kyle Costa, and Kevin Degnan and junior forward Devin Cormier supplied Lincoln's goals. 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