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Vol. LXIV, No. 50
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(Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

FAIR VALUE: Princeton University men’s hockey freshman forward Matt Farris waits for the puck last Saturday in Princeton’s 7-2 win over UMass-Lowell. Farris contributed two goals and an assist in the victory as the Tigers won their third straight game and improved to 8-5. Princeton is next in action when it heads up to New England to play in the UConn Hockey Classic on December 29 and 30.

South Dakotan Farris Adjusting to Pace of N.J., Helping PU Men’s Hockey to Weekend Sweep

Bill Alden

Coming from the middle of South Dakota to central New Jersey has been an eye-opening experience for Matt Farris, a freshman forward with the Princeton University men’s hockey team.

“It is a different lifestyle out here; it is the same country but it is a completely different world,” said Farris, a native of Pierre, S.D.

“Everything is just faster out here; the whole society is just more up tempo. Coming from a sleepy little town in the middle of nowhere, it is different but it has been a lot of fun.”

Senior Star Sherry Showing Sense of Urgency as PU Women’s Ice Hockey Surges Into Break

Bill Alden

Sasha Sherry and her teammates on the Princeton University women’s ice hockey team were determined to get off to a hot start last Friday as they hosted Syracuse.

Princeton flew out of the gate, outshooting the Orange 14-8 in the first period and taking a 1-0 lead on a goal by freshman Sally Butler.

“We wanted to set the pace early; we wanted to make them match our speed and not vice versa,” said senior defenseman Sherry.

PHS Boys’ Basketball Featuring New Look but Confident of Maintaining Recent Success

Bill Alden

Over the past few years, the Princeton High boys’ basketball team has utilized its athleticism and an up-tempo style to become a force in local hoops circles.

Under head coach Jason Carter, PHS has made three straight trips to the state tournament, including a stirring run to the Central Jersey Group III sectional championship game in 2008-09.

As Carter looks forward to tipping off the 2010-11 season this Friday at Hightstown, he acknowledges his team will have a different look.

Hun Girls’ Hoops Is Coming Together Quickly, as Freshman Forward Johnson Finds a Home

Bill Alden

As one of eight newcomers to the Hun School girls’ basketball program this season, Johnnah Johnson felt out of place at first.

“I missed home,” said freshman Johnson, a Blackwood, N.J. native who is boarding at Hun. “It was tough in the beginning for us to start working together as a team.”

For Johnson and her teammates, starting the season by playing two games in Maryland and staying overnight there helped things come together.

PDS Boys’ Hockey Falls at Invitational; but Encouraged by Competitive Effort

Bill Alden

Looking at the score sheet, it would appear that the Princeton Day School boys’ hockey team was outclassed by Moses Brown (R.I.) last Saturday in the title game of the 41st annual PDS Invitational Ice Hockey Tournament.

The Panthers were outshot 40-18 on the way to a 4-1 loss to the undefeated New England school.

But PDS head coach Scott Bertoli saw plenty of positives as his team battled the Quakers all over the ice at the Lisa McGraw ’44 Rink.

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