May 11, 2016

sports6

COOL HAND LUKE: Hun School boys’ lacrosse player Luke Prybylski, left, tries to get past a Lawrenceville School defender last Monday in the state Prep A finals. Post-graduate and Villanova-bound Prybylski scored four goals in a losing cause as top-seeded Hun fell 13-6 to the second-seeded Big Red. The Raiders, now 9-6, host Montgomery on May 12 and Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) on May 14 before starting play in the 2016 Inter-Ac Challenge on May 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

When the Hun School boys’ lacrosse team played at Lawrenceville School in early April, its offense clicked from the start as it jumped out to a 7-3 halftime lead on the way to a 12-8 triumph over the visitors. more

sports7

POWERBALL: Hun School softball player Megan Donahue rips the ball in a game earlier this season. Freshman first baseman Donahue’s power hitting has helped the Raiders get off to an 11-2 start. In upcoming action, the Raiders will be competing in the state Prep A tournament, where they are seeded second and will host seventh-seeded Kent Place in the quarterfinals on May 12. The Prep A semis are slated for May 17 with the title game scheduled for May 19. Hun will also be hosting the Hill School (Pa.) on May 11 in a regular season contest. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

For the Hun School softball team, it was an aberration in an otherwise terrific spring as it fell 10-0 at Pingry last Thursday. more

May 4, 2016

sports4

ENJOYING THE MOMENT: Princeton High boys’ tennis star Kevin Yang is all smiles as he takes a break between matches at the Mercer County Tournament last Wednesday. Sophomore Yang had a lot to smile about as he placed second at third singles, helping PHS take second in the team standings behind champion WW/P-S. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Kevin Yang has moved to third singles from second doubles for the Princeton High boys’ tennis team this spring and is enjoying flying solo on the court.

“It is more fun, I like singles better,” said sophomore Yang. “Everything depends on yourself.” more

With the Princeton High boys’ lacrosse mired in a three-game losing streak coming into last week, Eamonn McDonald and his teammates righted the ship against North Hunterdon.

Junior attackman McDonald scored two goals to help PHS pull out a 6-4 victory.

“We practiced really hard for our North Hunterdon game; we came out really strong and probably played our best game of the year,” said McDonald, reflecting on the April 25 contest. “It was a great win for us.” more

sports5

NO FAKING: Hun School boys’ lacrosse player Christopher Fake, right, defends a foe in a game earlier this season. Last Monday, junior star and co-captain Fake helped key a stifling defensive effort and chipped in a goal as top-seeded Hun defeated fourth-seeded Peddie 18-0 in the state Prep A semifinals. Hun, now 8-4, will host second-seeded Lawrenceville in the Prep A title game on May 9. In addition, the Raiders will host the Hill School (Pa.) on May 4 and the Hill Academy (Canada) on May 6. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

For the Hun School boys’ lacrosse team, hosting Peddie in the state Prep A semifinals last Monday served as an opportunity to get rolling as it looks for a big final push this spring.  more

sports8

GROWING FORCE: Princeton Day School boys’ tennis player Lex Decker blasts a forehand last week in action at the Mercer County Tournament. Sophomore Decker took third at second singles to help PDS place sixth in the team standings at the event. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Lex Decker displayed the growth in his tennis game by the way he started his second singles semifinal at the Mercer County Tournament last Wednesday. more

sports7

GOING FOR IT: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player -Connor Fletcher, left, goes to goal in recent action. Last Saturday, senior star and co-captain Fletcher tallied two goals and three assists as PDS defeated South Brunswick 16-4 and improved to 9-1. The Panthers will start action in the Mercer County Tournament where they are seeded first and will host a quarterfinal contest on May 7 with the semis slated for May 10. PDS is also seeded first in the state Prep B tournament and will host a semifinal contest on May 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Over the last three years, Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse star Connor Fletcher has established himself as one of the top midfielders in the area. more

April 27, 2016

sports4

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

sports5

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

sports6

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

sports7

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

Julie Paterson #54 rounds 2nd on her way to a triple

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

sports9

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

sports6

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

PHS player 1st singles

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

#8 pulls in a pop fly ball

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

2nd singles  PDS player

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

sports9

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

sports4

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

sports5

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

sports6

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

#10 Ryan Agustus

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

sports8

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

sports4

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

sports5

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