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Vol. LXI, No. 50
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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VENTURA BOULEVARD: Princeton University basketball co-captain Caitlin O’Neill drives to the hoop in action earlier this season. O’Neill, a native of Ventura, Calif., produced an inspired effort against California last Saturday, scoring nine points with two assists and two rebounds. O’Neill’s heroics weren’t enough as Princeton fell 68-42 to the No. 11 Bears.

O’Neill Inspired by Her California Dream in Helping PU Women’s Hoop Battle Cal

Bill Alden

Caitlin O’Neill had December 8 circled on her calendar for awhile.

The Ventura, Calif. native and junior co-captain for the Princeton University women’s basketball team had special motivation as No. 11 California visited Jadwin Gym last Saturday.

After Learning From Assistant Coaching Roles; Carter Bringing Intensity to PHS Boys’ Hoops

Bill Alden

Jason Carter has paid his coaching dues, serving as an assistant coach for the Princeton High boys’ lacrosse and girls’ soccer program over the last few years.

Now, the 1996 PHS alum is getting the chance to be a head coach as he takes over the Little Tiger boys’ basketball program this winter, replacing Dave Kosa.

As Carter assumes his new post, he plans to apply some of the lessons he learned from coaching under Greg Hand in soccer and Peter Stanton in lacrosse.

Darrar’s Heroics Change the Momentum as PDS Boys’ Hockey Wins Invitational

Bill Alden

It was midway through the second period last Sunday and the tide seemed to be turning against the Princeton Day School boys’ hockey team as it faced LaSalle in the finals of the PDS Invitational.

With the game knotted in a scoreless tie, LaSalle seemed to be getting the upper hand as it went on a power play.

But PDS star forward Mike Darrar changed the momentum of the contest with one moment of brilliance.

With Rigous Stepping Into Point Guard Role, Hun School Girls’ Hoops Cruises to 3-0 Start

Bill Alden

Meg Rigous distinguished herself as a solid forward last winter in her debut season with the Hun School girls’ basketball program.

The 5’10 Rigous proved to be a rugged post presence, utilizing a blend of tenacity and offensive skills to help Hun advance to the finals in both the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and state Prep A title games.

Tierney Enjoying Foray into Family Business as She Takes Helm of Pennington Girls’ Hoops

Bill Alden

The sight of Princeton University men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney prowling the sidelines with his jaw clenched and his raspy voice pumped to a holler has sent chills down the spine of many a referee.

Tierney’s sideline histrionics have been a constant in his Hall of Fame career which has seen him lead the Tigers to six national titles.

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