February 1, 2017

STATEMENT GAME: Princeton University men’s hockey player David Hallisey controls the puck in recent action. Last Saturday, junior forward Hallisey scored two goals as Princeton rallied from a 4-2 third period deficit to defeat No. 4 Penn State 5-4 at the Wells Fargo Center in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. The Tigers, now 8-11-2, play at Yale on February 3 and at Brown on February 4. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It was a situation that could have gone downhill quickly for the Princeton University men’s hockey team. more

RECORD PACE: Princeton High girls’ swimmer Melinda Tang displays her butterfly form in a recent meet. Last Saturday, senior star Tang won the 100 butterfly at the Mercer County Swimming Championships to help PHS finish fifth of 14 schools in the team standings at the meet.  Tang established a meet record in the 100 fly in the preliminary round when she clocked a time of 1:02.80. The Little Tigers are next in action when they compete in the Public state tournament. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Melinda Tang wasn’t feeling 100 percent physically as she hit the pool last week for the Princeton High girls’ swimming team at the Mercer County Swimming Championships. more

January 25, 2017

BORN LEADER: Tyler Osborne tracks a shot during his career with the Princeton University men’s squash team. Osborne ’15, who helped the Tigers win the 2012 national title in his freshman season, is currently serving as a full-time assistant coach for both the Princeton men‘s and women’s squash programs. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Tyler Osborne came to Princeton University in the fall of 2011 from Canada to join the Tiger men’s squash team as a prized recruit of legendary head coach Bob Callahan. more

ALEX THE GREAT: Princeton High boys’ swimmer Alex Petruso churns through the water in a backstroke race earlier this season. Senior star Petruso helped PHS go 9-3 in regular season action. This week, Petruso and the Little Tigers will be looking to come up big at the Mercer County Championships, which take place from January 26-28 at WW/P-N. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

When the Princeton High boys’ swimming team lost 94-76 to Notre Dame on December 1 to fall to 0-2, it looked like the squad could be in for a long winter. more

WHALE OF AN EFFORT: Princeton High girls’ swimmer Maddie Whaley displays her freestyle form in recent action. Senior star Whaley played a major role as PHS went 9-0-1 in its last 10 meets to finish the regular season at 9-2-1. This week, the Little Tigers will be going for a fifth straight team title as they compete at the Mercer County Championships from January 26-28 at WW/P-N. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As the Princeton High girls’ swimming team goes for a fifth straight team title at Mercer County Championships this week, it faces an uphill battle. more

NICK OF TIME: Princeton High boys’ hockey player Nick Ashcroft controls the puck in recent action. Last Wednesday, junior defenseman Ashcroft scored a goal as PHS tied Robbinsville 2-2 and moved to 11-2-3. The Little Tigers face Middletown North on January 25 and then have a rematch against Robbinsville on January 27, with both games taking place at Mercer County Park. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Nick Ashcroft has bounced around in his high school hockey career. more

DEVINE INTERVENTION: Princeton High girls’ basketball player Erin Devine puts up a shot in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, sophomore forward Devine scored a game-high 15 points in a losing cause as PHS fell 47-35 at Montgomery to drop to 4-11. The Little Tigers play at Hightstown on January 27. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Steve Hennessy knew his Princeton High girls’ basketball team faced a big challenge when it hosted Allentown last Friday. more

FINAL PUSH: Princeton Day School girls’ hockey player Kiely French goes after the puck in recent action. Last Friday, senior defenseman and co-captain French scored a goal to help PDS defeat Oak Knoll 3-0 and improve to 10-5. In upcoming action, the Panthers play at Portledge School (N.Y.) on January 25 before hosting Kent Place on January 27. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Kiely French shrugged her shoulders after scoring a second period goal for the Princeton Day School girls’ hockey team as it hosted Immaculate Heart Academy last week. more

FORWARD PROGRESS: Hun School girls’ basketball player Leah Sutphen drives to the basket in recent action. Last Saturday, sophomore forward Sutphen scored eight points to help Hun defeat Willingboro 54-49 and improve to 6-7. Hun hosts Peddie on January 25, plays at Pingry on January 27, and hosts Nottingham on January 30. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As a freshman on the Hun School girls’ basketball team last winter, Leah Sutphen took her lumps as the main inside threat for a squad that struggled to a 1-22 record. more

Registration for the Princeton Little League’s (PLL) spring 2017 baseball and tee ball season is now open at www.princetonlittleleague.com.

Boys and girls between the ages of 4-13 are eligible to play. In order to be eligible, players must either live within the PLL boundary area, which includes parts of Rocky Hill, Skillman, and Hopewell, or attend a school in the PLL boundary area. more

January 18, 2017

UPPING HIS GAME: Princeton University men’s basketball player Myles Stephens goes up for a bucket in recent action. Last Saturday, sophomore guard Stephens scored a career-high 19 points to help Princeton defeat Yale 66-58. He was later named the Ivy League Player of the Week. The Tigers, now 10-6 overall and 3-0 Ivy League, are currently on exam hiatus and will be back in action when they play at Dartmouth on February 3. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Myles Stephens established himself as a defensive stopper from the minute he stepped on the court for the Princeton University men’s basketball team last winter in his freshman campaign. more

FOR THE RECORD: Princeton University men’s hockey goalie Colton Phinney prepares to ward off a shot last Friday as Princeton fell 5-1 to visiting Cornell. Senior goalie Phinney recorded 21 saves in the contest, making history in the process as his fifth stop gave him 2,952 in his career, passing the previous program record of 2,951 set by Ronald Dennis in 1983. A night later, Phinney added to his record total, making 37 saves as Princeton tied Colgate 2-2 as it moved to 7-11-2 overall and 3-9-2 ECAC Hockey. The Tigers are currently on a hiatus for exams and return to action when they face top-ranked Penn State on January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Colton Phinney has endured a lot of disappointment in his time with the Princeton University men’s hockey team. more

DOUBLE PLAY: Princeton University women’s basketball player Leslie Robinson drives to the basket in recent action. Last Saturday against visiting Yale, junior Robinson contributed a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Princeton rally to 74-62 win over the Bulldogs. A night earlier, Robinson produced another double-double in a 98-88 loss to Brown, scoring a career-high 21 points with 11 rebounds. The Tigers, now 7-9 overall and 1-2 Ivy League, are on exam hiatus and return to action when they host Dartmouth on February 3. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It was only mid-January but the Princeton University women’s basketball team was badly in need of a win when it hosted Yale last Saturday evening. more

TRUE BLUE: Princeton High boys’ basketball player Zahrion Blue drives around a foe in recent action. Last Friday, senior star Blue poured in 24 points in a losing cause as PHS fell 63-50 at Robbinsville to move to 6-4. The Little Tigers will look to get back on the winning track as they play at Allentown on January 20 before hosting Trenton on January 24. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Playing at West Windsor/Plainsboro-North last week, the Princeton High boys’ basketball team looked like it might get run out of the gym in the early stages of the contest. more

HEARTFELT: Princeton High girls’ hockey player Maggie Herring controls the puck in recent action. Last Thursday, senior forward and captain Herring tallied two goals and two assists as PHS defeated visiting Immaculate Heart Academy 12-5. The Little Tigers, who moved to 2-4 with the win, host Pingry on January 27 at Baker Rink for the program’s annual Senior Night Celebration. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Despite having defeated Immaculate Heart Academy by 10 goals earlier this month, the Princeton High girls’ hockey team wasn’t about to go through the motions when the foes met for a rematch last Thursday at Baker Rink. more

STEPPING UP: Princeton Day School boys’ basketball player David Coit races up the court in recent action. Last Saturday, sophomore guard Coit scored 13 points in a losing cause as PDS fell 58-54 at Montgomery in dropping to 9-5. The Panthers play at Pingry on January 20 before hosting Hamilton on January 23. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After getting off to a sizzling 9-1 start, the Princeton Day School boys’ basketball team has hit a rough patch, losing four of its last five games. more

SPIN CONTROL: Hun School boys’ basketball player Lorenzo Spinazzi handles the ball in a game last winter. On Sunday, Spinazzi scored nine points to help Hun defeat Mercersburg Academy 68-37 and improve to 4-9. In upcoming action, Hun hosts Trenton Catholic on January 19 and then faces The Master’s School (Conn.) on January 21 in the Mel Henderson Memorial Showcase at Hackensack High. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Lorenzo Spinazzi may not be in the starting lineup for the Hun School boys’ basketball team but he is emerging as one of the squad’s key players. more

January 11, 2017

ANSWERING THE BELL: Princeton University men’s basketball player Amir Bell dribbles the ball in recent action. Last Saturday, junior guard Bell had 12 points and four rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench to help Princeton defeat Penn 61-52 in the Ivy League opener for both teams. The Tigers, now 8-6 overall and 1-0 Ivy, host Brown on January 13 and Yale on January 14. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Even though the Princeton University men’s basketball team jumped out to a 39-18 lead against visiting Penn early in the second half last Saturday evening, Mitch Henderson knew that game was far from over. more

RUSH HOUR: Princeton University women’s basketball player Gabrielle Rush handles the ball last Saturday against Penn. Sophomore guard Rush scored a career-high 15 points but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell to Penn 62-57 in the Ivy League opener for both teams. Princeton, now 6-8 overall and 0-1 Ivy, hosts Brown on January 13 and Yale on January 14. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Gabrielle Rush was a member of the supporting cast last winter for the Princeton University women’s basketball team in her freshman season. more

ON A ROLL: Princeton University women’s hockey player Claire Thompson fires the puck up the ice last Friday against visiting Dartmouth. Freshman defenseman Thompson contributed three assists in the game to help Princeton prevail 4-0. A day later, Thompson and the Tigers edged Harvard 2-1 to extend their unbeaten streak to eight. Princeton, now 12-6-2 overall and 8-4-1 ECAC Hockey, plays at Cornell on January 13 and at Colgate a day later. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As the Princeton University women’s hockey team struggled to a 5-6-1 start this season, one of the low points came in mid-November when the Tigers fell 3-2 in overtime to previously winless Dartmouth. more

STREAK BUSTERS: Princeton High boys’ hockey player Max Garlock controls the puck in action last Friday against Notre Dame. Junior defenseman Garlock had two assists in the contest as PHS edged the Irish 4-3, snapping their 81-game winning streak against Colonial Valley Conference foes. The Little Tigers, now 10-0-2, have a rematch against Notre Dame on January 11 at the Mercer County Park rink. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

For the Princeton High boys’ hockey team, last Friday was a date that had been circled on its calendar for a while. more

GOAL ORIENTED: Princeton Day School boys’ hockey player Ryan Lisk races up the ice in recent action. Last Wednesday, junior forward Lisk scored two goals to help PDS top Wyoming Seminary in a game decided by a shootout after the teams tied at 2-2 through regulation and overtime. On Monday, Lisk chipped in a goal and an assist as PDS defeated Hun 5-1 and improved to 8-4-2. In upcoming action, the Panthers host the Hill School (Pa.) on January 11 before heading to New England to face Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) on January 13 at Amherst College and play at the Pomfret School (Conn.) on January 15. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Ryan Lisk isn’t the biggest, fastest, or most skilled forward on the Princeton Day School boys’ hockey team.

But while Lisk doesn’t stand out, his wily play in the crease has helped him emerge as a clutch goal scorer for PDS. more

SHOOTING STAR: Princeton Day School girls’ basketball player Bridget Kane puts up a jump shot in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, junior guard and team captain Kane scored 10 points to help PDS edge Princeton High 38-32. On Monday, Kane scored eight points in a losing cause as the Panthers fell 48-42 to Pennington. PDS, now 4-6, hosts Kings Christian on January 11 and Lawrenceville on January 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Trailing 26-15 at halftime against visiting Hun School last Thursday, the Princeton Day School girls’ basketball team wasn’t about to throw in the towel against its crosstown rival. more

It hasn’t taken long for Jada Jones to find a home with the Hun School girls’ basketball team.

The sophomore transfer from Randolph is thriving on and off the court at her new school.

“I  like it a lot better; here I am playing my true position and they are also giving me the green light to stretch out,” said Jones.

“My true position is shooting guard and last year I was playing point guard. I am glad I came. I like the whole vibe of the team, everything is better, I love coach (Bill) Holup. I love the school.” more

MAN POWER: Hun School boys’ hockey player Kyle Mandleur  controls the puck in a game last season. Last week, sophomore forward Mandleur tallied a goal and an assist to help Hun overcome a 2-0 first period deficit on the way to a 3-2 win over St. Joseph High (Metuchen). Hun, which fell 5-1 to Princeton Day School last Monday to move to 4-8, plays at Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) on January 11 before hosting Lawrenceville on January 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Last winter, Kyle Mandleur made an impact for the Hun School boys’ hockey team as a freshman by virtue of his imposing 6’3 frame and a powerful shot.  more