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For the Princeton University football team, recent trips to Colgate have proven to be fruitless journeys.
The Tigers haven't won at Andy Kerr Stadium since 1997, having lost five of the last six games overall in the series with the perennial Patriot League power.
Last Saturday, Princeton looked like it was following the same script as it fell behind the home-standing Raiders 7-0 in the first quarter.
As the Princeton University women's cross country team went through its preseason training, head coach Peter Farrell got a sinking feeling.
Farrell, the only head coach the program has ever had in its 28-year history, realized that his two top returning runners, senior captain Catha Mullen and sophomore standout Jolee VanLeuven, weren't going to be helping the team anytime soon.
Things didn't start too well this season for Princeton High junior football player Doug Borchert.
The linebacker/running back suffered a knee injury in the preseason and was sidelined for PHS' season opener against Steinert.
Borchert chafed on the bench as the Little Tigers started their season on a down note, falling to Steinert 20-0.
Carys Johnson brought sprinter's speed to the Stuart Country Day field hockey team last fall when she made the varsity squad.
In the spring of 2005, Johnson had raced to the title in the 100-meter dash at the state Prep B championship track meet.
Johnson, though, was not an instant success with the Stuart field hockey team, spending a lot of time on the bench as she mastered the finer points of the game.
There is no go-to guy on the Hun School boys' soccer team and that suits everybody just fine.
Spreading the wealth offensively, Hun has gotten off to a sizzling 7-0-1 start.