RI girls polo team to go to nationals

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) – An interscholastic girls polo team from Rhode Island is headed to a national championship tournament in Virginia next month.

The Newport Interscholastic Girls Polo team is the first Rhode Island team to advance to the U.S. Polo Association's Girls National Interscholastic Tournament.

The tournament is being held from March 1 to March 4 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The three-member team from Newport will compete against eight other teams.

The Rhode Island team won the Northeast preliminary contest on Sunday in Portsmouth after defeating Western New York in the finals.

The Newport Interscholastic polo program is for high school players.

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