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Vol. LXI, No. 32
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
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UNSTOPPABLE: Derick Grant of Koehler and Company, right, races past Nick Wilson of Mercedes Benz of Princeton last week in the championship series of the Princeton Recreation Department Men's Summer Basketball League. Grant produced some of the best play in league history as he led Koehler to a 2-1 in the series. Grant, a former star guard at Montgomery High and The College of New Jersey, averaged 36.7 points a game in the final series, pouring in a league-record 54 in Koehler's 80-79 quadruple overtime win in Game Two. Grant fired in 33 points in the third and decisive game last Sunday to lead Koehler to a 75-61 win and the title.

Grant Explodes for Historic Performance as Koehler Takes Summer Hoops Crown

Bill Alden

Derick Grant was a member of the supporting cast when Dana Communications won the playoffs six years ago in the Princeton Recreation Department Men's Summer Basketball League.

This summer, Grant was determined to play a leading role for the Koehler and Company squad as it went for the title in the summer league.

Local Product Morris Starred for Big Red, Feels at Home With PU Women's Lax

Bill Alden

She thought seriously about going to Stanford or Dartmouth but in the end Nellie Morris concluded there was no place like home.

For the Princeton resident and former Lawrenceville School lacrosse star, deciding to stay in town to play for Princeton University ultimately turned out to be a no-brainer.

Former PU Star Sowanick Using Toughness in Making Impact for MLL's Denver Outlaws

Bill Alden

Scott Sowanick will get a major dose of the real world this week when he heads to Wall Street to start working with Merrill Lynch.

But hitting lower Manhattan won't be the first taste of the working world for the recent Princeton University graduate and former Tiger lacrosse All-American.

PU Grad Stone Harvests Another Gold Medal in Helping U.S. Boat to Win at U-23 Worlds

Bill Alden

Gevvie Stone had given her all but she didn't know if her ultimate goal had been accomplished.

Competing for the U.S. in the final of the women's quadruple sculls last week in Strathclyde, Scotland at the 2007 World Rowing Under-23 Championships, Stone wasn't sure if her boat had won.

For Injured Tennis Player Watkins, Learn-to-Row Class Changed Focus

Bill Alden

Dealing with a nagging case of tennis elbow last year, Yasmine Watkins became desperate to get back on the court as soon as possible.

On the advice of her husband, she turned to Pinnacle Therapy where she was directed to Bob Kaehler.

During the course of her treatment with Kaehler, a former Olympic rower as well as a therapist, Watkins' athletic focus was forever changed.


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