April 27, 2016

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FINISHING KICK: Princeton High girls’ lacrosse player Taylor Lis races upfield in recent action. Last Thursday, senior midfielder and Cornell-bound Lis scored four goals to help PHS defeat Allentown 11-8 on the program’s annual Senior Day. On Monday, Lis had a goal and two assists in a losing cause as the Little Tigers fell 13-8 to undefeated Lawrenceville. PHS, who moved to 5-5 with the loss to the Big Red, will start play in the Mercer County Tournament this week where the Little Tigers are seeded fourth and will host No. 13 WW/P-S in a first round contest. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Taylor Lis and her classmates on the Princeton High girls’ lacrosse team viewed their Senior Day last Thursday as an opportunity to display their growth on the field. more

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SWINGING AWAY: Princeton High softball player Kelli Swedish takes a cut in a game this season. Last Saturday, senior third baseman Swedish had two hits and a run on the day to help PHS win the John Czeterko Highwaywomen Softball Classic in Teaneck as it topped Bogota 8-3 in the semis and then outlasted Teaneck 4-0 in nine innings in the title game. The Little Tigers, now 5-5, will look to keep on the winning track as they play at WW/P-S on April 27 and at Trenton on April 29 before hosting Hopewell Valley on May 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Having lost 4-0 to WW/P-N a week earlier, the Princeton High softball team was primed for the rematch with the Northern Knights last Friday. more

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SPLIT DECISION: Hun School baseball player Alex Mumme follows through on a swing in recent action. Last Saturday, senior outfielder Mumme went 1-for-4 with a run to help Hun defeat Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) 6-2 as the Raiders salvaged a split in a doubleheader with the Blue Storm after falling 4-1 in the opener. Hun, now 8-4, plays at Hill School (Pa.) on April 27 before hosting Blair Academy on April 30 and Peddie on May 3. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Displaying the nose for the ball that has made him a star receiver on the football field, Luke Apuzzi has turned heads this spring, coming up with a number of circus catches in center field for the Hun School baseball team. more

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READY TO STRIKE: Hun School girls’ lacrosse player Kate Davis gets ready to go after the ball in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, junior midfielder/attacker Davis scored four goals to help Hun defeat Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) 16-5. Hun, who defeated Monroe 16-11 on Monday and improving to 5-6, plays at Pennington School on April 27 and hosts Hights-town on April 28. In addition, the Raiders will be starting play in the Mercer County Tournament where they are seeded 10th and slated to play at No. 7 Pennington on April 30 in a first round contest. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As Kate Davis hit the field for the Hun School girls’ lacrosse team last Saturday against visiting Mercersburg Academy (Pa.), she had the word “focus” scrawled in black ink on her left arm. more

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COMING AROUND: Princeton Day School softball player Julie Patterson rounds second base in recent action. Last week, freshman catcher Patterson had a triple, a single, a run and two RBIs in a 19-8 loss to Hopewell Valley. PDS, now 1-4, plays at Pennington School on April 28 before hosting Morrisville High (Pa.) on April 30 and Willingboro High on May 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Julie Patterson had a level of comfort as the Princeton Day School softball team faced the Hopewell Valley junior varsity squad last week. more

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STICKING WITH IT: Stuart Country Day School lacrosse star -Julia Maser looks to get by a foe in recent action. Last Wednesday, senior star and Colby College bound Maser scored four goals in a losing cause as Stuart fell 17-5 to South Brunswick. Stuart, who moved to 1-6 with the loss to South Brunswick, hosts Lawrence High on April 27 before starting play in the Mercer County Tournament where the 14th-seeded Tartans are slated to play at No. 3 Lawrenceville in a first round contest on April 30. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

While the Stuart Country Day School lacrosse team misfired in a 17-5 loss to South Brunswick last Wednesday, Julia Maser was on target. more

April 25, 2016

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ON POINT: Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse player Madison Mundenar controls the ball in a game earlier this season. Last Monday, sophomore star Mundenar had three goals and two assists to help PDS defeat Pennington 18-15. The Panthers, now 6-3, play at Blair Academy on April 20 and at Hopewell Valley on April 25. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Madison Mundenar is looking to be a more versatile performer on attack this spring in her sophomore campaign for the Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse team. more

April 20, 2016

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SINGULAR TALENT: Princeton High boys’ tennis player Noah Lilienthal hits a forehand on the way to winning the first singles title at the Mercer County Tournament. Sophomore Lilienthal is back in the top singles spot for PHS, which has gotten off to a 6-1 start in 2016. The Little Tigers host Notre Dame on April 20 and play at WW/P-N on April 22 before getting into action in the Mercer County Tournament on April 25 at Mercer County Park. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Youth is being served at the top of the lineup this spring for the Princeton High boys’ tennis team. more

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ON THE FLY: Princeton Day School baseball player Russell Kirczow gathers in a fly ball in recent action. Last Friday, junior Kirczow pitched a two-hit shutout as PDS defeated Willingboro 13-0 in five innings. The Panthers, who topped the Hill School (Pa.) 9-1 last Monday to move to 5-1, host Gill St. Bernard’s on April 21, play at Blair Academy on April 25, and host Pennington on April 26. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Russell Kirczow was looking to keep things simple as he took the mound for the Princeton Day School baseball team against visiting Willingboro High last Friday. more

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DECK HAND: Princeton Day School boys’ tennis player Lex Decker hits a backhand in a match last spring. Sophomore Decker is playing second singles this season for PDS and has helped the Panthers get off to a 3-2 start in dual match play. PDS hosts Hill School (Pa.) on April 20 before starting play in the Mercer County Tournament on April 25 at Mercer County Park. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Ultimately, the Princeton Day School boys’ tennis team would like to culminate 2016 by making history as it is going for a fourth straight state Prep B championship. more

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BRINGING THE HEAT: Hun School softball pitcher Julia Revock fires a pitch last Thursday against WW/P-N. Sophomore star Revock went the distance as Hun beat the Northern Knights 5-2. The Raiders, who moved to 5-1 with a 10-0 loss to Penn Charter (Pa.) last Saturday, are slated to host Lawrenceville on April 21, Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) on April 23 for a doubleheader, and Princeton Day School on April 26. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Having begun the season with four straight wins, Julia Revock and the Hun School softball team ran into some adversity when they hosted WW/P-N last Thursday. more

April 13, 2016

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TAYLOR MADE: Princeton High baseball player Colin Taylor heads around the bases in a 2015 game. Last Wednesday, senior third baseman Taylor went 3-for-3 and two triples, four RBIs, and a run scored as PHS defeated Notre Dame 5-1. The Little Tigers, now 1-3, play at Trenton on April 13, before hosting Trenton on April 15 and WW/P-S on April 18. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In his first three seasons with the Princeton High baseball team, Colin Taylor batted at or near the top of the order, looking to be a table setter for the squad. more

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THE RIGHT STUFF: Princeton High softball pitcher Kayla Volante fires the ball in recent action. Last Friday, junior star Volante gave up three hits and struck out seven in earning the shutout as PHS defeated Lawrence 10-0 in six innings. The Little Tigers, who improved to 2-1 with the win, were slated to host Princeton Day School on April 14 before playing at WW/P-N on April 15 and Nottingham on April 18. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After having its first two scheduled games this spring postponed due to poor weather, the Princeton High softball team finally opened its season against Hamilton last week. more

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WILL TO WIN: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player Will Brossman heads to goal in recent action. Last Monday, junior midfielder Brossman fired in six goals as PDS defeated Hun 10-6. The Panthers, now 3-1, play at Blair Academy on April 13 before hosting Shipley School (Pa.) on April 15 and Princeton High on April 18. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Coby Auslander is just a freshman at Princeton Day School but he already has plenty of experience battling the Lawrenceville School in some high stakes games. more

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IN THE SWING: Princeton Day School baseball player Ryan Augustus takes a big swing in a game last spring. PDS is looking for senior outfielder Augustus to provide punch in the middle of the lineup this season. The Panthers, who defeated Peddie School 4-3 last Monday to improve to 3-0, host the Hun School on April 13 and Willingboro on April 15 before playing at WW/P-S on April 19. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

For a program that doesn’t boast big numbers to begin with, the Princeton Day School baseball team absorbed a major hit when it lost its so-called Big 3 to graduation last June. more

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BIG GAME JAMES: Hun School baseball player James Werosta takes a cut in recent action. Senior star Werosta’s hitting and pitching, which included throwing a no-hitter against Lawrenceville in the season opener, has helped Hun produce a 4-2 start. The Raiders play at Princeton Day School on April 13, at Pennington on April 14, and at Steinert on April 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In starting 4-0 this spring, the Hun School baseball team applied the time-honored formula of good pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting. more

April 6, 2016

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FAST START: Princeton High boys’ lacrosse player Johnny Lopez-Ona heads past an Allentown defender in the season opener for both teams. Junior attackman Lopez-Ona tallied four goals and two assists to help PHS roll to a 14-4 win and give new head coach Chip Casto a victory in his debut. The Little Tigers, now 3-0, play at Notre Dame on April 8 and host the Lawrenceville School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As Johnny Lopez-Ona and his Princeton High boys’ lacrosse teammates hit the field last Wednesday for their season opener against nemesis Allentown, they were feeling positive about their prospects. more

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ON THE ATTACK: Princeton High girls’ lacrosse player Julia Ryan fires the ball up the field last Thursday against the Hun School in the season opener for both teams. Senior attacker Ryan had a goal and eight assists to help PHS pull away to a 19-8 win over the Raiders. PHS, now 2-0, hosts Princeton Day School on April 7, play at Lenape on April 9, and plays at Robbinsville on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As a four-year starting guard for the Princeton High girls’ basketball team, Julia Ryan got plenty of experience running an offense. more

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MORE EFFECTIVE: Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse player Morgan Mills, left, controls the ball in a 2015 game. Last Monday, junior star Mills tallied five goals and five assists to help PDS defeat Stuart Country Day 21-10. The Panthers, now 1-2, host Shipley School (Pa.) on April 6 before playing at Princeton High on April 7 and at the Hun School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Last spring, youth was served for the Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse team as a squad laden with freshmen and sophomores caught fire down the stretch and rolled to the state Prep B title. more

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ON POINT: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player Elon Tuckman looks for an opening in a game last season. On Monday, sophomore attackman Tuckman tallied three goals and four assists as PDS defeated Pennington 19-6 in its season opener. The Panthers host Lawrenceville on April 7 and Hun on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Rich D’Andrea has developed a special bond with this year’s group of seniors on the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team. more

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IN FORM: Hun School boys’ lacrosse player Griffin Moroney sends the ball up the field last Saturday in Hun’s 17-6 win over visiting Blair. Senior attackman Moroney tallied three goals and an assist in the contest as the Raiders improved to 2-0. In upcoming action, Hun plays at Don Bosco on April 7, at Lawrenceville School on April 9, and at Princeton Day School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Griffin Moroney has gotten off to a hot start this spring as he has joined the attack unit of Hun School boys’ lacrosse team. more

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FASSL FUEL: Hun School softball player Julie Fassl follows through on a swing in a game. Junior catcher Fassl figures to fuel Hun again this spring with her production at the plate and fine play in the field. After having their April 2 opener at the Blair Academy cancelled, the Raiders are hoping to get their 2016 season underway this week as they are slated to play at the Peddie School on April 5 and at the Lawrenceville School on April 8. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After taking some lumps on its preseason trip to Florida in March, the Hun School softball team was glad to get back to New Jersey. more

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CARRYING ON: Hun School girls’ lacrosse player Bridget -Carrezola hustles up the field last Thursday as Hun hosted Princeton High in its season opener. Sophomore transfer Carrezola had a big game in her Hun debut, scoring five goals but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders fell 19-8 to the Little Tigers. On Monday, Carrezola chipped in three goals as Hun defeated Lawrence 17-2 to move to 1-1. In upcoming action, the Raiders play at the Lawrenceville School on April 6 and host Princeton Day School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Liz Cook conceded that her Hun School girls’ lacrosse team suffered from some opening day jitters as it hosted Princeton High last Thursday to start the 2016 campaign. more

March 30, 2016

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QUICK DRAW: Princeton High girls’ lacrosse star Taylor Lis battles for a draw control in a game last spring. Senior midfielder and Cornell-bound Lis figures to be a key offensive threat for PHS again this season. The Little Tigers start their 2016 campaign by playing at the Hun School on March 31. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Things were a little unsettled for the Princeton High girls’ lacrosse team as it took the field for preseason this spring. more

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SPECIAL DELIVERY: Princeton High softball pitcher Kayla Volante delivers a pitch in action last spring. PHS is depending on junior Volante to be a workhorse in the circle this season. The Little Tigers start their 2016 campaign by hosting Hamilton on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

The good news for the Princeton High softball team is that it boasts a solid core of veterans. more