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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-18-2021

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Smithfield Scituate Foster Glocester Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 SCITUATE – It's been said time and time again in sports that defense wins championships. And while only time will tell if the Scituate High girls' basket- ball team will win the Division I crown this winter, it's been evident that their excellence on 'D' has put the Spartans in the conversation for the title. Last Saturday night, Scituate's outstanding defense was on full display in their showdown on their home floor against Cranston West. The Spartans limited the Falcons to just four points in the first quarter and recorded 19 steals on their way to a 50-36 victory. The win was a big one for the Spartans, who have settled in nicely in the D-I ranks this season after winning last year's D-II championship, and it kept them tied for fourth place in the standings. Entering Tuesday night's action, only Barrington (8-0) and SRA (5-0) remained undefeated, with South Kingstown sitting behind them with a 5-1 record. The Spartans and Wheeler shared the next spot in the standings with their 6-2 records. and Cranston West's loss last Saturday put the Falcons a step behind them at 5-2. "I couldn't be any prouder of the girls," said Scituate head coach Frank Kiser. "Over the last cou- ple of weeks, everything's been about our defense. We kind of got away from our defense and were fall- ing in love with our offense, but I think tonight we got back to really playing hard." Leading Scituate's defensive efforts was senior guard Rachel Oster, who frustrated the Falcons from start to finish and ended up with a dozen steals. She Smithfield boys win first Class C indoor track title Saddlemire, Golato win events for Sentinels; Boyd, Harrison, relay teams propel girls' squad By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com PROVIDENCE – An eventful day at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house featured a bizarre conclusion to last Saturday's Class C boys' indoor track and field championship meet that saw a disqualification by St. Raphael Academy in the final event, the 4x400 relay, result in Smithfield High capturing its pro- gram's first indoor class title. Smithfield, SRA, and Westerly left everything on the floor in that event, and when SRA's anchor leg, senior Darius Kipyego, crossed the finish line first, it looked like the Saints had all the points they needed to repeat as Class C champions. But after some time with no announcement, there were no celebrations, but just wonderment. SRA head coach Chris Magill was then informed that on a technicality, which saw the Saints use a runner in that race that had been scratched from an earlier event, his team was instead DQ-ed. Westerly was the event's winner, and Smithfield, which had placed third behind its team of seniors Aidan Sayles, Matt Antunes, and Zachary Isble and sophomore Will Schiller, moved up to second place with its 3:49.53 time, and as a result, ended the meet atop the standings with 92 points, just three more than the Saints. After the final decision, Smithfield head boys' coach Jeff Kurbec was struggling with how to han- dle the win, especially after watching his talented freshman distance runner, Jason Padula, hurt his ankle in the third event of the day, the 3,000- meter run. Padula tried to continue the race, but was limping and losing ground and finally rolled off the track in pain. "In terms of the win, it's really hard," said Kurbec, who notified the officials of the ineligible runner that the Saints used in the final relay. "We've never been in the top three in the class Scituate keeps on winning Oster's near quadruple-double, Rivera's 22 points guide girls' basketball team to D-I victory over Cranston West By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com See SMITHFIELD, Page 21 BREEZE PHOTOS BY ERIC BENEVIDES Left, Cranston West sophomore guard MAYLINA COTTO-SANTIAGO, left, tries to prevent Scituate senior guard RACHEL OSTER from bringing the ball down the court during last Saturday night's Division I game at the Spartans' gym. Oster nearly had a rare quadruple-double, as she scored 10 points, added 12 steals, and had eight rebounds and as many assists to help the Spartans roll to a 50-36 victory. Right, Scituate freshman point guard ARMANI RIVERA scored a game-high 22 points to lead the way offensively. See SCITUATE, Page 21 TOWN OF SMITHFIELD PUBLIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DRAFT RIPDES PHASE II STORMWATER ANNUAL REPORT A draft Phase II Stormwater Annual Report, prepared in accordance with the Rhode Island Pollution Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) program general permit for facilities operated by regulated small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), will be available for review at the Town Engineer's Office and on the Town's website starting February 19, 2021. A copy of the Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMPP) will also be available for review at the Town Engineer's Office. RIPDES Permit No.: RIR040034 Copies of the Phase II Stormwater Year Seventeen (17) Annual Report may be obtained at no cost by visiting the Town's website at smithfieldri.com/engineer and follow the links for the RIPDES Small MS4 Annual Report. For any questions, contact: Engineering Department Town of Smithfield 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 Telephone Number: (401) 233-1041 The administrative record containing all documents is on file and may be inspected by appointment at the Town Engineer's Office mentioned above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Should public comments be received, in writing on or before 4:00 p.m. February 26, 2021, a public hearing will be scheduled for the March 2, 2021 Town Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Smithfield Town Hall. DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL LICENSING AND REGULATION Liquor Control Section DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION NOTICE: Icon Imports RI LLC, has filed an application with DBR to transfer their existing Wholesaler Class B liquor license from 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit 3D, North Kingstown, RI 02852, to 52 West Reservoir Rd., Smithfield, RI 02917. A virtual public hearing will be conducted via Zoom on March 9th, 2021 at 10:30AM at which time comments from interested parties will be accepted and considered. Access Information: Preferably, join through this link: https://us02web.zoom. us/j/89668438234?pwd=SlA0aWd1VE1oZU1BQzJCNmdZT3M1UT09 (Meeting ID: 896 6843 8234; Password: 612007). Alternatively, join by phone: 888-788-0099 US Toll Free OR 1-646-558-8656 US (New York). For additional information, please visit https://dbr.ri.gov/divisions/commlicensing/liquor/ hearings.php or call (401) 462-9544. To request sign language and/or CART services for the deaf and hard of hearing, please contact DBR at shirley. dossantos@dbr.ri.gov or (401) 462-9551. We strongly encourage you to do this at least 5 business days before the date of the scheduled hearing to allow adequate time to process your request.

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