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R.I. Rebels holding tryouts this weekend


The Rhode Island Rebels baseball program will conduct open tryouts for the 2013 season for all of its age groups Oct. 27-28, 2012 at the Bomb Squad Baseball Company at 1174 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 

“As our players succeed and our program continues to grow, we have increased the number of teams for the 2013 season,” said Phil Davidson, the former Toll Gate star and the R.I. Rebels founder and director. “We are excited about the expansion for the upcoming year. Our program provides players with the best possible coaches, tools, resources and knowledge to succeed. We coach at a higher level and hold our players to a higher standard. We expect all players to be committed and dedicated to our program. We look forward to the 2013 season.”

RI Rebels tryouts will be held at the following days and times:
9U, 10U, 11U and 12U teams: Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
13U & 14U: Saturday, October 27, 1-3 p.m.
15U, 16U, 17U & 18U: Sunday, October 28, 5- 8 p.m.

There is no fee to tryout. Interested participants must register at www.bombsquadri.com. Those who are unable to attend tryouts must contact Steve Breitbach at 401-284-0411. For more information the Rhode Island Rebels visit www.rirebels.com

The RI Rebels recently concluded a successful fall season. The unbeaten U14 team cruised through the fall with a 14-0 record and the Rebels Select team posted an impressive 13-3-1 mark, which included victories over Dean College and the War at the Shore tournament title. The 9 and under team, the youngest group of ball players in the RI Rebels elite travel program, earned bragging rights throughout the region as they concluded the season by capturing the New England AAU Fall Championship. The 9U Rebels, the third seed in the NE tournament, defeated top-seed and previously unbeaten Haverhill Shoemakers, 9-6, in the final to take the New England title.

Bryant field hockey holding Pink Out

The Bryant University field hockey team has joined hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in the third annual “Stick it to Cancer” campaign, in which field hockey teams across the country are invited to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.

Bryant will be donating proceeds from its game Oct. 28, 2012 versus Quinnipiac University to NFCR.

“We are looking forward to participating in Stick It to Cancer this year to raise money for cancer research, especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Shaunessy Saucier, head coach for Bryant University. “Almost everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, and our team is committed to giving back to the community.”

To raise funds, the team will be collecting general donations at the event. All fans attending the game – deemed a “Pink Out” –are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause.

The game begins at 1 p.m. and will be held on Bryant University’s campus. Admission cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and free for Bryant students with student ID.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

Lead the Way set for showcase

High school field hockey players are invited to sign up for Lead the Way Field Hockey’s Fall Showcase event on Nov. 12 at the Brown University Athletic Complex. Division I, II and III college coaches have been invited. Players currently in 10th, 11th or 12th grade may sign up as individuals and will be placed on open teams. The showcase will feature teams bound for the National Field Hockey Festival in Florida as well as the individuals who are interested in showcasing their skills. For more information and to register, visit leadthewayfieldhockey.com.

NCW coming to West Warwick

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Northeast Championship Wrestling continues its 2012 wrestling season when it returns to the Elks Lodge in West Warwick for the Halloween spooktacular “No Fear.”

Competing in a seasonal format from February through November, NCW presents a unique night of entertainment for fans wherever it goes, bringing forth larger than life characters, dynamic storylines, and incredible athleticism all while providing a unique experience for fans of all ages.

The West Warwick Elks Lodge is located at 60 Clyde Street in West Warwick. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a special NCW trick or treat event for fans of all ages. Bell time for wrestling is at 7:30 p.m., with tickets being $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Anyone dressed in costume will also receive $2 off at the door. For more information on this event and NCW, visit thencw.com. As always, card is subject to change.


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