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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-07-2019

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18 SPORTS & RECREATION FEBRUARY 7-13, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER The boys, who wrap up their sched- ule with a 2-5 record, saw the relay team of juniors Michael Mancino, Chris Cassidy, and Nick Bottone and freshman Matthew Wheeler claim the 200-meter (2:22.41) and 400-meter (5:44.16) freestyle events. Bottone also won the 100-meter backstroke (1:43.15) and Cassidy took first in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:49.27). The girls' team, which took on Pilgrim on Tuesday night at Warwick's McDermott Pool, will host Toll Gate in their dual-meet finale on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Both Pilgrim and Toll Gate do not have boys' teams. The BAYSIDE FC R.I. STRIKERS 2006 GIRLS' FUTSAL TEAM reached the finals of the New England Futsal Cup that was held at Providence Country Day School on Monday, Jan. 21. As finalists, the team qualified for the U.S. Futsal Northeast/Mid- Atlantic Regional Championships that will be held later this month in Atlantic City, N.J. The members of the team are, in front, Taya Bagley, Kaylin O'Connor, Mia Bettez, and Erica Gutierrez; in back, assistant coach Jerry Gutierrez, Isabella Bettencourt, Amy Gladziszewski, Sydney Pagnozzi, Jordan Nicolace, Kate Zonin, and head coach Anthony Bettencourt. BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Ponaganset's BRANDON MACOMBER, top, delivered one of the quickest pins of the night in his 170-pound match against Pilgrim's Andrew Soares. The Chieftains totaled 11 pins in their lopsided victory over the Patriots. for the state meet, which is scheduled for Feb. 22 and 23, at the Providence Career & Technical Academy. He said that right now there is no clear favorite to win the team title, but all the coaches around the league are pumped for it. As for his own team, he is pleased with how the season is going so far. "I'm really happy with the team in what's supposed to be a rebuilding year," he said. "I don't think we're rebuilding at all; I think that we're stay- ing near the top in terms of competing, and I'm always happy when our guys are doing the best they can and compet- ing for a championship." SWIMMING From Page 16 WRESTLING From Page 17 Smithfield L.L. holds online registrations for upcoming season SMITHFIELD – Registrations for the Smithfield Little League's 2019 spring season are currently open to all Smithfield children born between Sept. 1, 2002, and Aug. 31, 2014. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.smithfield- littleleague.com before Monday, Feb. 18. All players who register are assigned to a team, regardless of their playing ability. Depending on the weather, prac- tices and games will begin in April. The league will also again offer the Challenger Division, which enables boys and girls with physi- cal and mental challenges who are ages 4-18 (or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school) the oppor- tunity to play baseball. Registrations for this division can also be done on the league's web- site. Scituate Foster L.L. announces online, in-person signups SCITUATE - The Scituate Foster Little League is currently accepting online registrations for the upcom- ing season for children between the ages of 4-16, as well as holding an in-person registration session on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., inside Scituate High's gymna- sium foyer. The fees are $55 for T-Ball, $75 for the AA division, $95 for the AAA, Major, and Junior divisions, and $30 for each additional child in a family. Visit the league's website at www. scituatefosterlittleleague.com to reg- ister online, view the tryout sched- ule (which will be held on the first two Sundays in March in Scituate High's auxiliary gymnasium for players ages 8-12), or for more information on the league. IN BRIEF Strikers qualify for Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Championships do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fi ll 5 every week! They're all at valleybreeze.com Check Our Website for Today's Low Heating Oil Price 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 www.ourplacetux.com Congratulations! You're Engaged! Come see the largest selection of tuxedos and accessories in RI for all your formal wear needs! Ask about our Wedding Specials

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