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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-11-2019

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 | JULY 11-17, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 21 The SMITHFIELD STRIKERS U16 BOYS' SOCCER TEAM wrapped up a superb spring season by winning the R.I. Super Liga's Rhody Division championship with a record of 10-0 that saw the Strikers total 41 goals and only allow four. In the semifinals, they posted a 6-0 victory over the Pawtucket Storm, and in the finals at Colt State Park, they beat the Warwick Fire Fighters, 4-1. "This was an amazing accomplishment for the boys, as most of the team was younger than the teams they played against," said head coach Michael Swain. The members of the team are, in front from left, Michael Leveille, Gianni Palumbo, Alex Nardolillo, Matthew Swain, Shane Stamp, Braden Crough, and Gregory Swain; in back, Bailey Green, Nicholas Pitrone, Vonne Goffe, Evan Theroux, Ayden Estrada, Jacob Waskiel, Jackson Arcand, and head coach Michael Swain. Elijah Maleski is also a member of the team. Smithfield Strikers' U16 boys' soccer team claims R.I. Super Liga title DEM announces free fly-tying workshops at Greenville library SMITHFIELD – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will host two free fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers on Wednesday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library on 573 Putnam Pike. Instruction on freshwater angling will be included, and all equipment and materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials if they prefer. Children ages 10 and older are invited to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact Scott Travers at to sign up or for more information. night, the all-stars fell into the losers' bracket by dropping a 3-2 decision at Whipple Field. Smithfield was back in action on Wednesday night, facing Lincoln again for the right to play Woonsocket in Saturday afternoon's title game at Lincoln's Hien Field. In the 11-12 all-star team's loss, which saw a 40-minute delay, because umpires were trying to be found, Cumberland American scored two quick runs on a home run by Joshua Lyon in the top of the first inning, and throughout the game, took advantage of some Smithfield mis- takes. Both teams then traded runs, but the fourth inning was not great for Smithfield in the field. Being down by a 3-1 score to start the inning, Smithfield left it trailing 7-1, with Aidan Roy's two-run double to center capping Cumberland American's rally. "It came down to us making too many errors – catching and throwing errors," Smithfield manager Dan Snowman said. "Cumberland is an excellent team. They had hits and we just couldn't really hit the ball." Smithfield's first run came in the bottom of the second on a bases-loaded walk to starting pitcher Shaun Dwyer that forced in Marco Senerchia, who had reached base on an infield error with one out. Michael Villandry and Nathan Dorsey had also walked to load the bases. Dwyer also scored Smithfield's second run in the fifth "The season's over for us and (Cumberland) moves on," Snowman said. "That's life." Despite not being in the tournament very long, Snowman said his team did have a posi- tive experience this summer. "We're in a very tough district, competing with Cumberland, and both of their teams, and Lincoln," he said. "We did our best, but we came up short this year." From preceding page BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Smithfield pitcher SHAUN DWYER gets ready to deliver a pitch to the plate during Sunday night's District IV Major Division losers' bracket game against Cumberland American at Whipple Field. Smithfield took a quick exit in the double- elimination playoffs by suffering a 10-2 loss. Scituate Youth Soccer Association continues signups for fall season SCITUATE – The Scituate Youth Soccer Association is currently holding its online regis- trations for the upcoming fall season and invit- ing youngsters from Scituate and Foster, born between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2015, to visit to sign up or for more information. The cost to play is $95 per player (with a $275 maximum fee per family), and the cost includes a See SOCCER, Page 22 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! FREE Hearing Screenings FREE Hearing Aid Checks & Cleanings Just call to schedule an appointment! 401-475-6116 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Building 3, Suite 307, Lincoln, RI Accepting New Patients Dental Associates of RI General dentistry with a caring touch Welcomes Dianne Accetturo, R.D.H. Amalgam free Root Canal Specialist on Staff 401-331-7665 1414 Atwood Avenue, Suite 350, Johnston, RI 02919

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