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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-18-2021

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16 SPORTS & RECREATION MARCH 18-24, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION New-look Lions prepare for D-II football season Lincoln kicks off schedule next week by hosting Moses Brown By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com LINCOLN – The Lincoln High football team only graduated six starters from last season's squad that reached the Division II playoffs, but if you took a look at this spring's roster, you would have thought that the Lions got rocked by graduation. Several players chose not to return to this season's team for various reasons, with the big one because of COVID concerns, and of the 37 players that are on the roster, 16 are freshmen, "and most of them are literally on the field for the first time," said head coach Sean Cavanaugh. "We have a very different roster than expected, but we have our spring roster and we're moving forward," he continued. "We know we're going to struggle, but as always, we're embracing the opportunity to compete, and so far, we're enjoying the experience." Seventeen upperclassmen highlight the Lions' roster, and so does the excitement and hard work that everyone has put into three weeks of practices. The Lions began conditioning workouts on Feb. 22, "and that was a great week for us to reconnect," said Cavanaugh, and their practices after that have been very productive. "It's been great to be back with the team," said Cavanaugh, who is in his sixth year in charge of the Lions. "We share the same concerns as everyone else, but for (the players') mental and physical health, we wholeheartedly believe playing football right now is in their best interests. Based on their energy, enthusiasm, and overall happiness, so far the reward significantly outweighs the risk." "And (the practices) have been good for the staff," he added. "We're coaching them up and we're really enjoying it. (The players) are happy to be here and they're soaking it all in, and I don't have to take attendance because I know my 37 guys are going to be there everyday." The Lions have eight returning BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Senior free safety/running back JOHN JARAMILLO earned All-Division honors last season and will again be one of the players to watch this spring for Lincoln High. The Lions will host Moses Brown next Friday night in their D-II opener. See LINCOLN, Page 18 ATTORNEY JOHN F. PELLIZZARI A result oriented full service civil litigation firm concentrating in: • Personal Injury • Auto Accidents • Wrongful Deaths • Wills and Trusts • Probate Litigation • Landlord/Tenant Law • Family Law John F. Pellizzari, Esq., RN • More than 20 years of trial experience • Former Municipal Court Judge • Former U.S. Naval Reserve JAG-Officer • Licensed to practice law in: VT, MA, RI "When it comes to personal injury, think the Nurse/Lawyer." John F. Pellizzari, Esq., RN OFFICES LOCATED AT: • 57 Denby Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 • 856 North Derby Road, Newport, VT 05855 • 127 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672 1-401-767-0800 www.jfpellizzarilaw.com – FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION – Get The Perks of Personal Attention • Paints • Stains • Wallpaper • Carpet • Laminate & more www.villagepaintinc.com 900 Victory Highway, Slatersville Plaza, Slatersville, RI (401) 76PAINT • (401) 765-3128 Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. PAINT DECORATING & 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI 401-475-6116 www.hearforyouri.com Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Spring into the Conversation! At Hear For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Our services include: Call today to schedule your appointment and ask about our Interest Free Financing! • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs R.I. Lead Remodeler/Renovator Lic. #LRM-2198 R.I. Reg. No. 851, Insured, All Work Guaranteed Spring Specials Lincoln, RI 241-2214 Senior Citizen Discounts • New & Replacement Windows • Exterior Painting • Interior Painting • General Carpentry • Repairs • Small Jobs No Problem $ 25 .00 off any work totaling $250. or more $ 50 .00 off any work totaling $500. or more $ 250 .00 off Complete House Painting or Staining Schedule your spring projects now! Does your deck need attention after this winter? CHARLIE GENERAL SCHOTTER CONTRACTOR Exterior Trim Replacements with Harvey PVC Board For more information please visit our website www.schotterconstruction.com R.I. Reg. No. 851, Insured, All Work Guaranteed

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