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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-12-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JULY 12-18, 2018 SPORTS & RECREATION 15 The SMITHFIELD STORM'S U8 GIRLS' SOFTBALL TEAM captured the Darlington Sprinkler Tournament championship last weekend in Pawtucket by winning all six of its games and defeating CLCF in the title game. The members of the team are, in front from left, Ava Lopez, Grace Keenan, Maddie Bose, Mia Howard, and Hope Myers; in second row, Meaghan Bennett, Mallory Cavanagh, Olivia Keene, Ella Handwerger, Joy Matteson, Emma Casazza, and Haileigh Mooney; in back, assistant coaches Bruce Myers and Laura Handwerger, head coach Jenna Howard, and assistant coaches Tim Bose and Todd Casazza. Northern R.I. high school triathlon clinic is Aug. 5 at Smithfield YMCA SMITHFIELD – The Northern R.I. High School Triathlon Club, which will host the inaugural R.I. High School Triathlon State Championships next month at Lincoln Woods State Park, will conduct a triathlon clinic on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Smithfield YMCA on 15 Deerfield Drive. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned state championships are Sunday, Aug. 19, at 8 a.m., and this clinic will help high school competitors, ranging from incoming freshman to seniors who will graduate next year, prepare to achieve their goals. There is no charge for the clinic, but those who attend must be a member of the USAT to attend or purchase a one- day license. The state championships will encom- pass a quarter-mile swim, 10½-mile bike ride, and 2½-mile run, and awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. Visit firm-racing.com or email nrih- stri@gmail.com for more information on the clinic or the state championships. Smithfield Storm U8 softball team claims Darlington Sprinkler tourney OBSERVER PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Smithfield starting pitcher LUCAS SWEARAD gets ready to deliver a pitch to the plate during last Friday night's District IV Major Division losers' bracket game against Cumberland American at Garvin Field. Smithfield suffered a 9-2 loss to the defending state champions. Dwyer just wanted his players to have fun, but they kicked off the tourney on the wrong foot by falling to Burrillville, 5-0. In the losers' bracket, they rebounded against Cumberland National, 3-1, but weren't able to take their next game. "The first game was really the key," said Dwyer. "And I told everyone that. We need- ed to beat Burrillville. I knew if we lost to Burrillville, we'd have to play Cumberland National, which is a good team, and even if we got past that, we were getting the loser of the Cumberland American and Lincoln game. Either way we looked at it, we were getting a good team in that bracket." The ages 11-12 all-stars were one of four Smithfield Little League teams that took part in the District 4 tournament, with one of them, the Senior Division (ages 15-18) all- stars, reaching the championship game of its tourney before falling to Cumberland in the winner-take-all contest, 15-5. The Major Division ages 8-10 all-stars battled back from a lopsided loss to Burrillville in their tournament opener to edge Woonsocket, 7-6, in their losers' brack- et opener last Saturday, and on Monday night, Smithfield stayed alive in the tourney by defeating Cumberland National, 5-2. Smithfield faced Lincoln in Wednesday night's losers' bracket final. The Major Division ages 9-11 ballclub, meanwhile, only lasted two games in its tournament, as Smithfield lost to North Smithfield, 13-6, and Woonsocket, 11-4. From preceding page S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 www.StanleyTree.com Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization dentalartsgrouprI.com dental arts group Visit our newly renovated office "A Collaborative Practice Committed To Excellence" Dr. David McFarland Dr. Richard Glick Dr. Rochelle Rhodes Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 1136 Hartford Ave. Johnston 521-3661 Major insurance plans accepted Ask Us About UnderArmour Performance Enhancing Mouthwear

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