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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-11-2019

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 | APRIL 11-17, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 17 Scituate's Venturini fans 21 in second no-hitter of year SCITUATE – Scituate High sophomore Haley Venturini, who is the ace pitcher of the Spartans' softball team, deliv- ered one of the most dominant performances in RIIL history last Saturday in the opening game of a doubleheader against Block Island at Manning Field. Venturini struck out 21 of the 22 batters she faced in throw- ing a no-hitter that helped the Spartans defeat Block Island, 4-0. The batter who didn't strike out reached on an infield error. It was the second no-hitter in as many starts for Venturini, who in Scituate's season-opening 7-0 win over East Greenwich last Thursday, struck out 19 batters. The Spartans won the second game of last weekend's double- header, 7-1, but junior Alison Roy pitched and ended up with a two-hitter that included six strikeouts. Venturini, meanwhile, led the Spartans offensively by going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. 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 popu- lar fishing locations for Opening Day. These trout are a color variation of a rainbow trout and provide an excit- ing 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. to receive a pin. In addition, the DEM will be stock- ing one monster golden trout, weigh- ing 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 pic- ture must accompany the application for a state record. Contact the aquatic resource education coordinator at for a list of official weigh stations. The DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife is also stocking hatchery- raised trout with an average weight of 1 to 1½ pounds in more than 100 waterways across the state. Popular locations include Lincoln Woods State Park's Olney Pond; Meadowbrook Pond in Richmond; Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown; Stafford Pond in Tiverton; Shippee Sawmill Pond in Foster; and Round Top Pond in Burrillville. Cass Pond in Woonsocket and Slater Park Pond in Pawtucket will be open to young anglers only this weekend. The Scituate Recreation Department will also host its annual youth fish- ing derby for children ages 15 and younger on Saturday at Hope Pond. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught in three age groups: 6 and under, 7-11, and 12-15. Measurements begin at 8 a.m. To register, call the Town Hall at 401-647-2822 or register in person during business hours at the Town Hall at 195 Danielson Pike. Among the ponds that are restrict- ed year-round to children ages 14 and younger are Silvy's Pond in Cumberland, Geneva Brook and Pond in North Providence, and Lapham Pond in Burrillville. The other designated trout waters in northern Rhode Island that will be stocked are Blackstone River in Cumberland/Lincoln; Abbotts Run Brook in Cumberland; Upper Rochambeau Pond and Memorial Park Pond in Lincoln; Harris River and Sylvester's Pond in Woonsocket; Tarkiln Pond in North Smithfield; Chepachet River; Mowry A.L. Pond and Woonasquatucket River in Smithfield; Peeptoad Brook and Spring Grove Pond in Glocester; Dexter Pond and Pawtuxet River (Hope Mill Dam) in Scituate; Dolly Cole Brook, Hopkins Mill Pond, Ponaganset River, Winsor Brook, and Foster Green Acres Pond in Foster; and Branch River, Wallum Lake, Clear River, Peck Pond, and Lapham Pond in Burrillville. A current fishing license and a Trout Conservation Stamp are required for anglers 15 years of age and older to keep or possess a trout or fish in a catch-and-release or "fly-fishing only" area. License fees are $18 for Rhode Island residents and current members of the Armed Forces, $33 for a com- bination hunting and fishing license, $35 for non-residents, and $16 for a tourist three-consecutive-day license. Licenses are also free for anglers over 65 (trout stamp not required), as well as for those with a 100-percent dis- ability. Visit to purchase a license, for a complete list of stocked waters, or for more information. FISHING From Page 15 BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Smithfield native and La Salle Academy senior JOE DOSREIS shows off his championship plaque after claiming first place in the Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Road Race. Smithfield's dosReis repeats as Giunta Memorial 5K champ FALL RIVER, Mass. – Smithfield native and La Salle Academy senior Joe dosReis repeated as the champion of the 25th annual Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Road Race, one of the largest 5Ks in south- eastern Massachusetts, on Sunday afternoon in the north end of Fall River, Mass., as he topped a field of 835 runners with a time of 15:54. The Davidson College-bound runner, who captured the RIIL boys' cross country state championship last fall, as well as the state 1,500-meter and New England mile championships during the past indoor track and field season, topped the hometown hero, Matt Moussamih, by 23 seconds. Moussamih was a five-time winner of the race from 2013-17, but did not run in last year's event. Two minutes and 10 seconds separated Moussamih from the third-place finisher. Last year, dosReis won the 3.1-mile race in a time of 15:48 and produced one of the most lopsided victories in the race's history when he outlasted the runner-up finisher by two minutes and three seconds. making some errors, but at least we're getting more aces than errors. There are some good things going on, but we're still learning." With 13 matches still remaining, there is plenty of time left for the Spartans to continue to learn and improve in their new division, which also includes St. Raphael Academy, Johnston, Mount Pleasant, Mount Hope, and another RIIL newcomer, Burrillville. Scituate had defeated Johnston, Burrillville, and Times2 during their preseason Injury Fund matches. While Short is looking for her team to learn and get better during the course of the year, she also wants to see her squad compete in the postsea- son and said that their goal this year is to make the playoffs. Despite hav- ing a winning record last spring, the Spartans missed the playoffs by a win. "We have a real good group of guys," said Short, whose team hosted Shea on Tuesday and will travel to Lincoln tonight to take on the Lions again in a 6:30 p.m. match. "They're working hard. They're very willing to learn." From preceding page Smithfield YMCA hosts lifeguard training classes next week at pool SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield YMCA will be host- ing lifeguard training classes next week that will run from Monday through Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested participants should contact Jennifer Bibeault at 401- 949-2480, ext. 106, to set up an appointment for a pre-test. Space is limited to 10 partici- pants. We're close, just 15 minutes from Providence off Rt. 146. 152 School St., North Smithfield Open 6 days: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We speak "cat." (401) 762-2400 • Cat have a language all their own. Fortunately, we speak it too. Visit our full-service feline-loving animal hospital with a team approach to quality veterinary care. REPLACING LOST TEETH The National Institutes of Health reports that nearly 30 percent of adults aged 65 years and older have no remaining teeth, as tooth decay and damaging habits such as tooth-grinding (bruxism) take their toll. Not only does this loss adversely affect seniors' ability to chew, speak, and hold their jaws in alignment, but tooth loss among older individuals has also been linked with mental and physical decline. Consequently, seniors have good reasons to replace missing teeth, and fortunately there are a variety of options. The most affordable of these include complete and partial dentures, which consist of replacement teeth embedded in a gum-colored resin base that is supported by the jawbones or fitted to remaining teeth. If one or more of your teeth have been lost to damage or decay, prompt attention with dentures, bridges, partials, implants, or other methods of repair will prevent additional, perhaps bigger and more painful problems later on. Visit your dentist on a regular basis, and practice good home oral hygiene. It will pay off in the long run. If you don't have a family dentist at this time, we invite you to DENTAL ARTS GROUP, 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston. We have convenient office hours by appointment. Call 401-521-3661. P.S. Dental implants may be a good choice for older adults whose teeth closest to the gap caused by the missing tooth are not strong enough to anchor partial dentures.

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