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Vol. LXIV, No. 21
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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FROST WARNING: Princeton University women’s open crew coxswain Ariel Frost gets ready to pilot the boat in recent competition. Senior co-captain Frost’s guidance helped the boat go undefeated in regular season action and place second in the Eastern Sprints. This weekend, Frost and the second-seeded Tigers will go for the national title as they compete in the NCAA Championship Regatta in Sacramento, Calif.

With Senior Frost Making Noise at Cox, PU Women’s Open Crew Primed for NCAAs

Bill Alden

Going into freshman year in high school in 2001, Ariel Frost was told that she possessed the natural attributes to be a crew coxswain.

“After eighth grade, people were joking that I should be a cox because I was short and loud,” said Frost, a native of Walnut Creek, Calif. in the San Francisco area.

PU Soccer Rolled Out Welcome Mat, Hosting U.S. Squad for Training Camp

Bill Alden

It is tucked away in a corner of the Princeton University campus and students customarily hurry by without taking a second glance.

But last week, Roberts Stadium went from being the understated but state-of-the art home of Tiger soccer into the glare of international media attention as the U.S. Soccer men’s national team used the site for a week-long training camp in preparation for the upcoming World Cup in South Africa.

With the Bryant Twins Leading the Charge,PHS Boys’ Lax Rolls Into State Title Game

Bill Alden

When Doug Bryant and his classmates arrived on the scene for the Princeton high boys’ lacrosse team as freshmen four seasons ago, there was a sense that they could make a big impact on the program.

“Ever since we were freshmen we knew our senior year was going to be big,” said senior attacker Bryant.

“We all planned it. We were playing in the summer and playing in the winter leagues. We were always preparing for this senior year.”

Showing Its Balance and Competitive Fire, PHS Boys’ Track Takes 4th at Sectional Meet

Bill Alden

In assessing his Princeton High boys’ track team earlier this spring, John Woodside thought it had the potential to challenge for a sectional title.

While the Little Tigers didn’t quite hit that standard last weekend as they finished fourth in the Central Jersey Group III sectional championships held at Egg Harbor High, head coach. Woodside had no qualms with the effort he got from his athletes.

“You can look at every meet and think that you could have done better,” said Woodside, who is in his 10th season guiding the Little Tigers.

Despite Tough Losses Down the Stretch, Hun Boys’ Lacrosse Kept Progressing

Bill Alden

Based on a glance at the won-loss record, it would seem like the Hun School boys’ lacrosse team struggled down the stretch.

The Raiders lost four of their last five games, ending the spring with an 8-9 record.

But Hun head coach Tom Kelso saw plenty of progress over the last part of the season.

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