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Vol. LXII, No. 27
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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(Photo by Stephen Goldsmith)

CHRISTIAN MUSIC: Christian Staehely fires a pitch in action this spring during his senior season with the Princeton University baseball team. After posting a team-high six wins this spring, Staehely was chosen last month by the Seattle Mariners in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft. After a stint in Peoria, Ariz., Staehely is currently pitching for Seattle’s Everett, Wash. short season Class A team where he is 0-0 in three relief appearances with a 5.06 ERA.

Former Princeton Pitching Star Staehely Utilizing College Lessons in Pro Ranks

Bill Alden

Christian Staehely didn’t envision himself as heading to a boot camp environment after graduating from Princeton University last month.

But that is what the former PU baseball star pitcher found when he arrived at the Peoria, Ariz. baseball complex for his first stop in professional baseball after getting selected by the Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball draft in early June.

Former PHS Star Simpson Looking to Cook as He Ends Football Career in Sunshine Game

Bill Alden

Jordan Simpson loves to fire up the grill and he can whip up a tasty marinara sauce.

The recent Princeton High grad will be pursuing his love of cooking this fall when he enters the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.

After Developing Into Star QB at PDS, O’Brien Fired Up for Sunshine Classic

Bill Alden

It didn’t take long for Clint O’Brien to distinguish himself at quarterback for the Princeton Day School football team.

Starting as a freshman in the 2004 season opener, O’Brien’s first pass completion was a 70-yard touchdown bomb to his older brother Dan.

Ojeda Sees Sunshine All-Star Game as Platform to Showcase PDS Football

Justin Jez

With fewer than 400 students in its upper school and no Colonial Valley Conference or Prep A opponents on its schedule, the Princeton Day School football team isn’t a major player in the local high school gridiron scene.

For recently graduated PDS star receiver Andrew Ojeda, the chance to play in the 12th annual Sunshine Football Classic on July 2 at The College of New Jersey’s Lions Stadium is an opportunity to showcase what the Panther program has to offer.

Princeton 12s Softball Goes 2-2 in Districts; Shows It Can Compete at a High Level

Bill Alden

Charlotte Gray was in a pressure situation and she could feel her nerves jangling.

With the Princeton 12-year-old All-Star softball team locked in a 1-1 tie with West Windsor in the bottom of the sixth inning last Sunday in the District 12 Little League tournament, Gray strolled to the plate with the bases loaded.

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