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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-25-2019

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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14 SPORTS & RECREATION APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER IN BRIEF CCF's Make Tracks for Kids 5K returns to Bryant on June 1 WOONSOCKET – Connecting for Children & Families will host its 9th annual Make Tracks for Kids 5K Run/Walk & 1K Fun Run, to benefit children and families in Woonsocket, on Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. at Bryant University. The 0.62-mile fun run for chil- dren ages 12 and under will kick off the morning's festivities, and the 3.1-mile run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. The course is USATF certified and winds through Bryant's cam- pus. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a post-event barbecue lunch, and they are welcomed to come dressed as their favorite superhero. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, and the top male and female in each age division will receive rib- bons. CCF is encouraging partici- pants to join a team, or create their own team, to raise additional funds, and there will also be prizes for the individual and team that raise the most money. Registration is $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. The children's fun run (for ages 12 and under) is $10. Everyone who registers for the event by May 1 will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Echo Dot. Visit www.maketracksforkids. for registration and sponsorship opportunities, and con- tact Lucy Davidson at ldavidson@ for more information. Marsella improves pro boxing record to 12-0 with KO HAMPTON, N.H. – Smithfield native and welterweight boxer Anthony Marsella, Jr. improved his professional record to 12-0 on April 13 at the "Riot at The Rim" show at The Rim in New Hampshire, as he knocked out his opponent, Mexican fighter Engleberto "Guarura" Valenzuela, in the opening minutes of their six-round bout. The knockout was the sixth of Marsella's career, as well as his quickest. Marsella dropped Valenzuela (11-16, 3 KOs) in the fight's opening stages, and just 79 seconds into the bout, he tagged Valenzuela with a powerful left to the body that sent Valenzuela reel- ing to the canvas. The 24-year-old Marsella, who graduated from Smithfield High in 2013 and is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, is cur- rently the International Boxing Association (IBA) Americas cham- pionship. Glocester's ALLIE DREXLER, left, DAWN MARSHALL, center, and SETH DREXLER recently returned from the USAT Duathlon 2019 National Championships in Greenville, S.C., where they placed among the top five in their respective age groups. Marshall competed in the Age Group Non-Draft Standard Distance and took fifth place in the women's ages 50-54 division in a time of 2:17:03. Due to severe weather that day, Seth and Allie, who are Marshall's children and Ponaganset High juniors, saw their age group's Non-Draft Sprint turned into a shorter, faster Super Sprint, and they both placed third in their ages 15-19 divisions with respective times of 24:42 and 29:08. Additionally, the trio, which will be heading to Spain later this month to compete with Team USA at the ITU Multisport World Championship Festival, qualified for Team USA 2020 to compete at the World Championships. Seth and Allie are also members of the Northern R.I. High School Triathlon Club, which is continuing to accept new members - email for more information. Glocester's Drexler twins, Marshall reach podium, place in top five at USAT Duathlon National Championships but also plenty of extra players on the bench during its varsity games. The Chieftains' lineup has seen a lot of movement, depending on who's pitching. In last Thursday's game, senior Matt Viveiros was at first base, but when he's pitching, junior Jack Gilmore will play first. Junior Robert Butler, who homered in two of his team's first three games, has been playing third base, but a day earlier, in the Chieftains' 6-5 loss to N.K., he was catching for the first time since his freshman year, as an arm injury last season erased his time behind the plate. Sophomore Lucas Pierce is doing the bulk of the catching right now, and junior Cal Parrillo is starting at short, while his counterpart at sec- ond is Masiello. The outfield has been pretty set with junior Christian Garneau in left, junior Cameron Hebert in center, and Bolwell in right. As for the Chieftains' pitching staff, Viveiros and Masiello have been the top two starters, with Rittall and Hebert coming out of the bullpen. Parrillo said that his team really hasn't used its bullpen, but that could change as the games start adding up. It's also different setting up a pitch- ing rotation this season, now that the division's setup has changed to play- ing a two-game series against the same team – home and away – each week. "It's interesting," Parrillo said. "I don't know if I like it yet, but I think it's OK." As for Rittall's first start of the sea- son, "Cory pitched great," Parrillo said. "(It was) just what we needed. (In the 6-5 loss, N.K.) walked off on us, so it was a heartbreaker, and we knew it was going to be a battle today. (N.K.) is a good hitting team and Cory did a real good job mixing it up. He was throwing his curve ball for strikes, which kept them off balance, and we got them to pop up a little bit and ground out." "Every game is like this," Parillo repeated. "It's close, and you just hope sometimes it goes your way. We're .500 right now, and I know we all have hopes of making the play- offs, but we'll see. It's not going to be easy." The Chieftains, who were scheduled to play La Salle and Pilgrim at the beginning of the week, will head to Warwick on Friday to face Pilgrim in a 4 p.m. game. BASEBALL From Page 12 do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at Creative Pool System, Inc. Swimming Pool Supplies & Services 17 Commerce Street, Greenville (behind A&W) • 949-4400 In shop Salt Cell and Filter Cartridge overnight deep cleaning Get Ready for Pool Openings! FILTERS & PUMPS IN SHOP REPAIRS Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Today's hearing aids are barely visible, highly effective and easy to afford. Come hear for yourself with a RISK FREE 30-day trial! 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