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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-09-2020

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10 SPORTS & RECREATION JANUARY 9-15, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER The SMITHFIELD 5TH-GRADE GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM had a December to remember, as the squad won back-to-back R.I. Youth Basketball Association tournaments, Coventry's Winter Jam Tournament, which took place from Dec. 6-8, and the Warwick Warriors Tournament, which was held the following weekend. Smithfield posted a 3-0 mark in each tournament. At the Coventry tournament, Smithfield defeated Exeter/West Greenwich in the title game, 46-32, and at the Warwick tourney, the locals downed South Kingstown in the finals, 39-15. The members of the team are, from left, head coach Roland Reed, Elaina Reed, Olivia Sands, Alyssa Parenteau, Stella Simonelli, Maddie Bose, Annabelle Lally, Ava Lopez, Meaghan Bennett, and assistant coach Tim Bose. The NRI VIKINGS' BANTAM WALES GREEN YOUTH HOCKEY TEAM recently captured the Bantam 'A' divi- sion championship of the Newport Whalers Christmas Tournament that took place at the St. George's School's Howard & Cutler Rinks in Middletown. Skating in a divi- sion higher than they normally play in, the Vikings ended up posting a 2-1 win in the championship game over the Watertown Flyers of Watertown, Conn. The Flyers had defeated the Vikings, 2-1, during the tournament, but the Vikings also defeated Barnstable, Mass., 5-0, and played the host Whalers to a 3-3 tie. The players on the team are, in front from left, Mason Caramante and Giano Maiello; in back, Domenic Pacia, Andrew Tamul, Will Cavanagh, Boden Tomka, Thomas Mallette, Gennaro Ursillo, James Cavanagh, Troy Gerbi, Kyle Gauthier, Jack Rebello, and Chris Doyle. Brandon Boudreau is also a player on the team. The coaches are head coach Mike Caramante, Jeff Pacia, Scott Gauthier, Chuck Boudreau, and Bryan Tamul. NRI Vikings hockey team wins Newport Whalers Christmas tourney title Tedeschi (19 points) and Lasalandra (14) providing the bulk of the scoring. Tedeschi also scored 16 points in the loss to ConVal. While Bennett did not think his team played well at the tournament, he said they played tough. And he thought his team played well against Cumberland, despite not shooting very well. "We just have to keep getting better day by day and working on the stuff we need to work on," said Bennett, who has a new assistant coach on his staff, J.J. Pierpaoli. "We're doing some differ- ent stuff now." The loss to La Salle saw LaSalandra score 18 points, Riley Gran add 11, and Tedeschi toss in 10. In what Bennett called "a very tough stretch" for his team, Smithfield was back at home on Wednesday, playing defending state cham- pion North Kingstown. The Sentinels will visit Coventry on Friday at 7 p.m. SENTINELS From Page 9 Smithfield 5th-grade girls capture two RIPYBA titles The BAYSIDE FC R.I. STRIKERS U9 BOYS' SOCCER TEAM took first place in the Holiday Soccer Tournament that was recently held at the Wide World of Indoor Sports complex. The players on the team are, in front from left, Andrew Marcello, Gavin Kot, Nicholas Ceprano, Tyler Ceprano, Jaiden Williamson, and Will Lally; in back, Andrew LiCalzi and Asher Ninnivaggi. The team is coached by Peter Ceprano, James Williamson, and Michael Ceprano. Bayside FC R.I. Strikers claim U9 championship NO REASON TO GO WITHOUT "Edentulism" is the absence or complete loss of all of a person's natural "dentition" (teeth). While tooth loss had long been considered a natural part of the aging process, advances in oral care and treatment have led to the understanding that tooth loss need not be inevitable. By 1996, only one percent of 25-to 34-year-olds were edentulous, compared to 44 percent of those aged 75 or over. It has been estimated that by 2024, only ten percent of Americans age 65 to 74 will be edentulous, compared to nearly 28 percent in 1988 to 1991. Until tooth loss is eradicated, patients should take comfort in knowing that current technologies involving dentures, dental implants, and other prosthetic options are readily available. At DENTAL ARTS GROUP, A Collaborative Practice Committed to Excellence, our dental team is fully trained and experienced in providing a complete range of dental services, including multiple general, restorative, and cosmetic procedures. We strive to offer our patients as many options as possible so that they can make educated decisions. Call us today, 401-521-3661, to start your way to a healthy, amazing smile. Located at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, office hours are Monday-Thursday 8a.m. to 4p.m.; Friday 8a.m. to 12p.m. P.S. Consequences of missing teeth include significant nutritional changes, obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and some forms of cancer. nter Ball Tis the Season to be Jolly & Smart... Why buy when you can rent? Solstice Ball • Company Party Tuxedo or Suit Your Choice $ 45 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 www.ourplacetux.com

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