Archive - Mar 8, 2012 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET -- They donâ€™t share the same practice facility anymore, but that doesnâ€™t mean the rivalry between Tolman and East Providence has lost any luster this season.
Their two regular-season meetings â€“ a 3-0 Tolman win on New Yearâ€™s Eve and a 4-1 E.P. victory on Jan. 28 â€“ were hard-fought, physical battles that saw a lot of penalties and hard feelings between the two Blackstone Valley rivals.
That being said, expect another royal slugfest this weekend when the teams renew acquaintances in the best-of-three Division III semifinals.
When Courtney Kent took to the starting blocks for the R.I. Interscholastic Girls Swimming Championships at the University of Rhode Islandâ€™s Tootell Natatorium back on Feb. 25, she desperately wanted to defend her titles in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles.
Naturally, it had something to do with her desire to achieve personal-best times â€“ not to mention proving to herself she still was the Ocean State's fastest â€“ but much more so to show her father, Michael, how much she had improved over the years.