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The North Providence Breeze 04-10-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 10-16, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 13 State's freshwater fishing season gets underway Saturday DEM stocks 75,000 trout into R.I.'s waters; Mayor Lombardi fishing derby is Monday PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced late last week that it is stocking 75,000 brook, brown, and rainbow trout into the state's ponds and streams in advance of the freshwater fishing sea- son, which will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday with more than 40,000 anglers across the state. "Every year on Opening Day, gen- erations of Rhode Islanders head out to a favorite fishing spot to experi- ence the thrill of reeling in the first trout of the season," DEM Director Janet Coit said in a press release. "The DEM is proud to support fresh- water fishing through our stocking program so that anglers of all ages can experience our beautiful fresh- waters and have fun catching beauti- ful hatchery-raised trout. And this year, the gorgeous golden rainbow trout we're stocking in local ponds for Opening Day will bring added excitement to this time-honored Rhode Island tradition." New this year are hatchery-raised golden rainbow trout, which are being stocked at 16 of the state's most popular fishing locations for Opening Day. These trout are a color variation of a rainbow trout and provide an exciting angling experience. Anglers who catch a golden trout from Opening Day through April 29 will receive a free golden trout pin. Take a picture of your catch and send it to dem.fish- ri@dem.ri.gov to receive a pin. In addition, the DEM will be stocking one monster golden trout, weighing at least 7 pounds, in one of these locations. The location is secret, but the lucky angler who catches it will receive a special prize. The fish must be weighed at a certified official weigh station with a digital scale, and a picture must accompany the application for a state record. Contact the aquatic resource education coordinator at Kimberly. sullivan@dem.ri.gov for a list of offi- cial weigh stations. The DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife is also stocking hatchery- See FISHING, Page 14 Youth football organization Jets to R.I. Preteen league Inaugural flag football league takes field at end of month with 15 teams By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Jets youth football organization is switching sides. After calling the Blackstone Valley Youth Football Conference their home for several seasons, the Jets will be moving to the Rhode Island Preteen Football & Cheerleading Association this fall, noted fourth-year president Josh Johnson. And while Johnson gave a few rea- sons for the move, the biggest one that he stressed was the logistics of the schedule. "When we were in AYF last year, it seemed like we'd have a team in Fall River, another team in Johnston, and another one somewhere else," offered Johnson. "In Preteen, all our teams will be playing at the same field, either at home or on the road, or whether it's football or cheerlead- ing. And that's a huge plus, especially for families with a lot of kids who are playing football and cheering at differ- ent ages. You won't have one parent at one field and the other parent at another." Johnson, who has been involved with the Jets for the past 16 years, including two as the organization's vice president, also noted that the Jets "doesn't have the draw of kids to choose from that all of the teams had that we were playing against," and had always been forced to combine BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY North Providence Jets president JOSH JOHNSON, shown showing off the new Jets helmet before the start of the 2016 season, recently reported that his organization will play in the R.I. 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