Archive - Mar 8, 2012 - Sports Article
WOONSOCKET --- This year has been a tale of two seasons for Mount St. Charles.
The first season was not a very good one by the programâ€™s standards. Back-to-back losses to La Salle in early December and a 3-4 record in January did not sit well with the teamâ€™s loyal fan base, even though Mount was entering the season with one of its youngest teams in several seasons.
WOONSOCKET â€” George Coderre sounded more like a proud father rather than a head coach upon being informed that Woonsocket High senior Kailey Fugere had been selected by Gatorade as the 2011-12 R.I. Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
â€śSheâ€™s always been an outstanding athlete,â€ť noted Coderre on Thursday morning, â€śbut to see her round out her game and see her adjust from year to year â€¦ sheâ€™s a quiet and unassuming kid and to see her take on more of a leadership role, thatâ€™s why sheâ€™s been a pleasure to coach.â€ť
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.