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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-18-2018

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Smithfield Scituate Foster Glocester Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ OCTOBER 18-24, 2018 GLOCESTER – With Pilgrim and Westerly expected to clinch the top two spots in the Division II girls' soccer stand- ings later this week, Ponaganset is among a handful of teams that is trying to finish the regular season in third place. On Monday night, the Chieftains took a step toward that goal by recording a 3-1 victory at home over Johnston. That win improved their record to 7-3-1, and enter- ing Tuesday's D-II action, it kept them not only tied for fourth place with Wheeler, but also just two points behind third-place Chariho, which is 7-3-3. The Chieftains only played twice last week and came away with mixed results. After notching a 3-1 victory over East Providence last Wednesday, Oct. 10, they suffered a 1-0 loss to Exeter/West Greenwich two afternoons later that allowed the Scarlet Knights to briefly leapfrog over Ponaganset in the standings before the Chieftains defeated Johnston. After taking last season off, head coach Mirko Bigwood returned to the team this year and said that he's "super glad" to be back with his players, most of whom played for him two years ago. "They were successful last year," Bigwood reported. "I think they were 9-4-1 and made it to the (Division II) quarter- finals in the playoffs. Hopefully, we can build on that. They remember all of last season; they're trying to be better." The Chieftains enter this season with a lot of experience under their belt. They have 10 seniors, nine of whom are starters, and eight are four-year starters, including their four captains: Morgan Bigwood and Shelby Kosiver, who are two-year captains, and Sydney Marchand and Samantha McGill. "It's a good mix, but what we are really optimistic about is there are 14 freshmen coming in, two of which are starters on the varsity now," the Ponaganset head coach added. "Actually, the level of talent with the younger players is pretty good and something we can build with. We're pretty optimistic moving forward." Veteran Chieftains 'trying to be better' Girls' soccer team hikes Div. II record to 7-3-1 with win over Johnston kayla@valleybreeze.com By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Ponaganset's ZOIE STEINKAMP, left, fends off East Providence's EMILY GORSKI as she brings the ball down the field during last week's Division II game, won by the Chieftains, 3-1. Steinkamp also netted a hat trick on Monday night to help Ponaganset defeat Johnston, 3-1. See PONAGANSET, Page 21 ROSE MARIE CIPRIANO School Committee A Voice For All Smithfield Residents As a lifelong Smithfield resident, mother, grandmother and retired educator, I will be an advocate for all children. Forward Thinking ProgreSSive aCTion CommiTTed To exCellenCe Proven Leadership • Experience • Integrity Together we can ensure educational success for all Smithfield public school children. VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH Endorsed by the Smithfield Republican Committee Paid for by Friends of Rose Marie Cipriano TOOTH PRESERVATION A primary goal of dentistry is to preserve as much of a patient's tooth as possible. While a small cavity can be filled with relative ease, teeth that are decayed to a greater extent present a bigger challenge. If a tooth is still structurally sound, the dentist is likely to want to restore that tooth without replacing the entire exterior portion of the tooth with a "crown." Large fillings are often treated with either "inlays" (placed within the grooves between the cusps or points of a tooth) or "onlays" (placed within the grooves and over the cusp tips). Inlays and onlays match the color of teeth and are so durable that they actually strengthen the tooth's structure. Everyone can benefit from preventative dental care. Experience proves it is to your advantage to take time for your oral health no matter how busy your personal or professional schedule. A few minutes spent each day on your teeth can not only help preserve good oral health, but it can also help you save on future dental visits. Nothing is more economical than regular dental checkups, so please let DENTAL ARTS GROUP help you take care of your dental health. You can reach us at 401-521-3661 for an appointment for comfortable, convenient dental care at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston. Most insurance plans accepted. P.S. Dental inlays and onlays are precisely creat - ed out of tooth-colored composite resin or porcelain to fit exactly in the area that has been prepared to accept the restoration.

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