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Vol. LXII, No. 18
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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ON FIRE: Princeton University sophomore pitcher Jamie Lettire brings the heat in a recent game. Last Sunday, Lettire starred on the mound and at the plate as Princeton swept Cornell 12-11 and 6-5 to clinch the Ivy League South title. Lettire hit the game winning homer in each game and pitched a complete game in the nightcap.

Lettire Provides Late Inning Fireworks as Princeton Softball Wins Ivy South

Bill Alden

Jamie Lettire wanted to keep things simple but it wasn’t easy under the circumstances.

As the sophomore star strode to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning last Sunday for the Princeton University softball team in the game 1 of its doubleheader with visiting Cornell, Princeton’s Ivy South title hopes were flickering.

With Senior Star Holland Leading the Way, PDS Boys’ Tennis Sweeps Singles at MCT

Bill Alden

David Holland felt like he was alone on an island last Wednesday as he played in the first singles championship match in the Mercer County Tournament.

The two-time defending champion from Princeton Day School realized that the crowd at the stadium court at Mercer County Park was rooting for him to lose to his opponent WW/P-S’ Leland Richardson.

Sparked by Scott’s Catching, Hitting Prowess, PDS Baseball Rolling Into Tournament Play

Bill Alden

Jon Scott displayed his polished game last Wednesday as the Princeton Day School baseball team took on cross-town rival Hun.

The precocious sophomore catcher handled himself smoothly behind the plate, capably handling pitcher Jim Fuhrman and throwing out a Hun baserunner on an attempted steal.

At the plate, Scott made solid contact, breaking through for an RBI triple late in the game to help PDS roll to an 8-4 victory over the Raiders.

With Riley Showing Skill, Leadership, PHS Boys’ Lacrosse Making Progress

Bill Alden

Going with a bevy of new faces this spring, the Princeton High boys’ lacrosse team suffered through some growing pains as it lost four of its first five games.

Last Wednesday, PHS appeared to he headed for another hard lesson as it hosted once-beaten WW/P-S. Instead, the Little Tigers jumped off to a 7-4 first quarter lead and then held off a late charge by the Pirates to earn a 14-12 victory.

Three days later, PHS showed more growth in its annual clash with Princeton Day School, overcoming a sluggish start to pull away for a 15-3 win.

Hun’s Goulbourne Excels At MCT; Savoring His Final Shot at Tennis

Bill Alden

Lance Goulbourne is looking forward to starting his college basketball career at Vanderbilt in a few months.

The 6’7 Hun School senior is working out everyday in the gym to hone the skills that made him a highly-recruited swing man.

But the multi-talented Goulbourne has been spending his time on another court this spring, starring for the Raider boys’ tennis team as he wraps up his career in that sport.

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