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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-06-2019

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22 SPORTS & RECREATION JUNE 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER that includes a five-minute swim and a 10-minute run, while children ages 11-14 will participate in a sprint triath- lon that features a five-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run. For competitors ages 15 and over, their sprint triathlon will contain a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike, and 20-minute run. The first wave (for the children) will start at 8 a.m., and the adult waves will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fees are $15 for the "Splash and Dash" and $20 for chil- dren ages 11-14, and for participants ages 15 and over, the fee will be $40 for YMCA members and $50 for non- members. A USAT one-day fee for adults ($15) or an annual membership ($50 for adults, $10 for youngsters) is also needed to participate. Each participant will receive a ROKA drawstring bag, ROKA swim cap, ROKA goggles, and a finisher medal. Awards wil be presented to the top three finishers in each of the three divisions. Entries are available at the YMCA. Contact Dawn Marshall at nrihstri@ gmail.com or Shauna Lewis at shau- na@ymca1.org for more information. YOUTH SOCCER From Page 20 Revolution Academy through their affiliation with Bayside FC. "This affiliation between the Bayside FC R.I. Strikers and CSP United solidifies the clubs' domi- nance in northern R.I. and will continue to expand our mission of providing the highest level of soc- cer available to our members at an affordable price," Lionel Delos, the president of Smithfield Youth Soccer and vice president of Bayside FC R.I. Strikers, said in a press release. "The club philosophy, structure, and soccer IQ of Cumberland's CSP United program align perfectly with our core philosophy of player devel- opment and offering a clear pathway of success for every player within our program," Delos added. "We are very excited about this partnership opportunity and the pathway that it provides for the players within our organization and in northern R.I.," Mike Friedland, the president of CYSA, and Chris Butler, the vice president of travel programs for CYSA, said in a joint press release. "CYSA has always had a solid foundation for our families and players, and our CSP program has always been the next step for allow- ing our children to play together at a slightly higher level. This partner- ship with Bayside FC R.I. Strikers, and affiliation with Bayside FC, will give our teams and players the point at the top of the development pyra- mid to play at the highest levels at an affordable cost. "We were very pleased with the similarities in goals and objectives between the Bayside FC R.I. Strikers and CSP United, and we look for- ward to a great partnership between all of the players and coaches." Bayside FC RI Strikers and CSP United are currently holding their team tryouts respectively per their tryout schedules that were already published, and from there, they will start the collaboration process. Visit www.ristrikersfc.com and www.cysa- ri.org for more information. Nationals in New York). Entering last weekend, she was also ranked 34th in the nation in the outdoor hammer with a throw of 145 feet, six inches. Orticerio, who plans to major in accounting, added that Bryant made academics a priority and she said that's really important to her. Plus, she has already taken a class at Bryant and likes the programs there. Another reason Orticerio chose Bryant was the location; she said she wanted to be close to her family and stay local. As for attending Smithfield High, "I wouldn't have had the accomplish- ments if I went any other place," Orticerio added. "I think that Rhode Island is the best state in the country for hammer. A lot of success stories have come out of Rhode Island. I definitely couldn't have done it with- out my coaches, Mr. ( John) Sliney, John Marchand, Joe Bennett, LeAnn Brown, and Meghan Malloy as well." Lamoureux, meanwhile, trains for Willow Brook Equestrian Team in Lincoln. She began riding as a 6th- grader when a friend invited her to try the sport, and she's been in love with it ever since. "My friend asked me at lunch one day if I wanted to come to the barn with her," she recalled. "I was uncer- tain at first, but I went and loved it; I loved the atmosphere. Then I sched- uled a time to ride with our trainer. And I've loved it since then." Once she fell in love with riding, she started to compete, and her soph- omore year, she went to Virginia to compete in the nationals. When deciding where she wanted to attend college, Lamoureux said that she did a little research to see if she could get a scholarship for riding. "I sent videos to multiple coaches and I went to some schools to visit them," said Lamoureux, who will major in nursing. "I loved Sacred Heart for the academics, and I wanted to see if they had an equestrian pro- gram, and they did." fourth in dosReis's career. He won the state cross country title last fall and became a two-time indoor champion in the 1,500. He even became a New England champion in the mile this past March, but in terms of his latest title, "I never won an outdoor state championship before, so it feels good to finally get it," he added. Ezeama, who became the third member of her family to win a state title when she won the girls' indoor shot put 3½ months ago, completed her indoor-outdoor sweep of the event by taking top honors with a throw of 39 feet, five inches. Prout senior Sarah Mitchell, who took second to Ezeama in the indoor meet, did so again last weekend, as her best throw was 38-¾. "I was trying to throw farther," admitted Ezeama, who had cap- tured her indoor title with a throw of 40-2¾. "But I did my best and I'm really happy. I feel privileged to have great coaching – I'm really grateful for Mr. ( John) Sliney and Mr. ( John) Marchand for really pushing me to the limits, and I'm really happy that I am in great health to perform as well as I have today." Ezeama, like dosReis, had a sen- sational day that also saw her take third place in the discus with a throw of 116-8 and crack the top 10 in the hammer with a throw of 136-1. She entered the week ranked 31st in the nation in the hammer with her PR of 147-5. Ezeama's performance helped the Sentinels place 11th out of 18 schools in the team standings with 18 points, with the rest of the points coming from Graesyn Fontaine's fifth place in the triple jump (34-2¾). Only one other local athlete came away with a medal, Scituate's Lily Borin, who is a freshman on the La Salle Academy girls' team. She placed sixth in the girls' 1,500 in a time of 4:58.18. Three members of the Smithfield girls' team just missed earning a spot on the podium: Sophia Harrison (pole vault, 8-6) and Bryant University- bound Anna Orticerio (hammer, 150-9) finished seventh in their events, and Grace Beaudry placed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.2 seconds) and ninth in the 300-meter hurdles (49.26). Ponaganset had two athletes grab top-10 finishes: Angie Colasante placed ninth in the girls' javelin (101- 10), and Ben Mancini was 10th in the boys' long jump (19-8¼). Most of the athletes who finished in the top six of their events will be back in action at Saturday's 74th annual New England Championships at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. TRI AT THE Y From Page 21 SMITHFIELD From Page 20 TRACK & FIELD From Page 19 OSTER law offices TRUSTED FOR THREE GENERATIONS Robert D. Oster, Esq. & Sarah Oster Kelly, Esq. Have you had your legal checkup? 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