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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-02-2020

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10 SPORTS & RECREATION JANUARY 2-8, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Martin, serving as the assistant captain. Among the seniors that Jackson highlighted, in addition to the captains, are Ben Thibeault, Ryan Pomposelli, and Paul Marchetti. Other players he highlighted are Joey Petrone, Connor Derderian, Shane Hopkins, Rafael Negron, Reed Clavet, Charles Dhosi, Ben Mercurio, and Chris DiSano. Up-and-coming freshmen that have been chosen for the varsity squad are Chase Rinker, Nathaniel Goffe, Matt Paine, and Anthony Mercurio. Jackson said that they have about 10 more fresh- men that have become welcome addi- tions to the program and have added depth to the junior varsity program. All in all, the Sentinels hope to put everything together and play their best hockey come March. "Our goals are to get better everyday and then to make the playoffs," Jackson said. "We want to be the best team we can be." The NORTHERN R.I. VIKINGS' SQUIRT 'B' YOUTH HOCKEY TEAM won the NRI Vikings' 18th annual Thanksgiving Classic tournament in Smithfield by posting a 5-0 mark that included shutouts in its first four games and a 7-1 victory over the Providence Bears in the championship game. The members of the team are, in front from left, Zach Dolan, Jackson Stepka, Paul Cavanagh, Robert Choiniere, Anthony Lentini, Tyler Gerbi, Nicholas Szocik, Liam Moran, Logan LeBlanc, Madison Caramante, Connor Queenan, Nicholas Bianchi, Nicholas Rivard, Jackson Downs, and Nicholas Pacia; in back, coach Mike Caramante, head coach James Queenan, and coaches Jeff Pacia and Phil Moran. Northern R.I. Vikings Squirt 'B' hockey team posts 5-0 record to capture Thanksgiving Classic tourney SENTINELS From Page 9 POMPOSELLI Smithfield's ISABELLA GARCES, who was a freshman and one of the top goal scorers on this year's Tabor Academy girls' soccer team in Marion, Mass., recently made a superb impression at a U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Winter College Showcase in Sarasota, Fla. Playing on the Massachusetts- based New England Futbol Club U16 Development Academy team, Garces netted a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over Lonestar FC Academy of Texas, another goal in a 4-2 loss to San Diego Surf Bella of California, and two goals in a 5-1 win over the Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth of New Jersey. Smithfield's Garces dazzles for NEFC's U16 soccer team in Florida showcase IMPACTFUL REASONING Patients were once regularly advised to have "impacted" wisdom teeth extracted to prevent future problems, but we now know that this may not be necessary. While it is certainly true that impacted (stuck beneath the gums) wisdom teeth can develop infections or cause damage to neighboring teeth, one study found that, after age 30, no more than 12% of impacted wisdom teeth ever cause problems. In these cases, dentists can usually detect a problem early enough to remove the tooth, before damage occurs. The study also calculated that only 1% of those with impacted wisdom teeth would benefit from a preventive extraction. Decisions regarding extraction of asymptomatic impacted wisdom teeth should be based on clear evidence and the dentist's experience. Whether you are dealing with wisdom teeth, gum issues, cosmetic concerns, or complete or partial restorations, at DENTAL ARTS GROUP, we will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan you are comfortable with and that makes the most sense for you. We are currently accepting new patients at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, and we'd love to have you join our family of satisfied patients. Call 401-521-3661 for an appointment. Nervous about visiting the dentist? Ask us about calming your fears with nitrous oxide sedation. Most insurance plans accepted. P.S. Wisdom teeth (third molars) can be impacted in many different angles, with some even growing in sideways. 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 2179 Mineral Spring Ave. North Providence 401-231-1660 •Custom Upholstery and Slip Covers •Custom Window Treatments •Headboards •Bedspreads and Shams •Upholstered Antique Restoration •Blinds and Shades •Area Rugs and Wall to Wall Winter Sale Going On NOW!

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