Archive - Mar 9, 2014
PAWTUCKET â€“ Six years ago, as a freshman at Tolman High, Ethan Etheridge decided to join the swim team more or less for the fun of it.
He admitted to being a decent swimmer, but nothing premier.
Slowly but surely, his times in his specialties â€“ the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke â€“ began to drop, and that naturally caused him to strive for more speed.
Etheridge claims he never would've dreamed way back when that he'd be in the position he is now, as one of the most decorated swimmers in the history of Elms College, stationed in Chicopee in western Massachusetts.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” In an era of fast-action video entertainment such as â€śGrand Theft Autoâ€ť and â€śMadden 25,â€ť the centuries-old game of chess would not seem to offer much appeal to todayâ€™s youth. Yet, from elementary to high school age, students in Central Falls are not only interested in learning the game, but in mastering it.