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Vol. LXV, No. 3
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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TERRAPIN STATION: Victoria Cassidy flies through the water in a recent race for the University of Maryland women’s swim team. Former Princeton High standout Cassidy has emerged as a solid performer in her freshman campaign for the Terrapins.

Former PHS Swimming Standout Cassidy Making Waves for Maryland Women’s Team

Bill Alden

Like many star swimmers, Victoria Cassidy led a double life during her high school years.

The Cranbury resident distinguished herself as one of the best swimmers in the history of the Princeton High girls’ swimming program, culminating her career in style last winter by leading the Little Tigers to the Public B Central Jersey sectional title.

PHS Wrestling Showing Improvement, Building Foundation for the Long Haul

Bill Alden

On one hand, the Princeton High wrestling team’s 37-30 loss to Hightstown last Saturday can be viewed as a heartbreaker.

PHS went into the last two bouts knotted 30-30 with the Rams but couldn’t pull out another win.

While disappointed with the result, PHS head coach Rashone Johnson saw the performance Saturday as a step forward in a longer process.

“It could have gone either way,” said Johnson, who got wins from Ian Snyder at 112 pounds, Alex Charwin at 125, John Marsh at 130, Scott Yehl at 152, Wendell Charles at 189, and Nick Gillette at 285.

Sparked by Colaizzo’s Focus in Sprint Races, PHS Boys’ Swimming Remains Undefeated

Bill Alden

Derek Colaizzo knew that the Princeton High boys swimming team faced a key test when it hosted WW/P-S last week.

“We were the two undefeated teams so far,” said PHS junior star Colaizzo.

“We were very excited to be able to race them and we knew it was going to be a high level meet.”

Colaizzo and PHS went on to show that they were at a higher level than WW/P-S as they cruised to a 117-53 win over their longtime rivals.

With Ofner Providing Leadership, Production, PDS Girls’ Hockey Headed in Right Direction

Bill Alden

Megan Ofner’s competitive juices got flowing after her Princeton Day School girls’ hockey fell behind Princeton High in the early going last Thursday.

“PHS is our biggest rival and getting behind in the first five minutes was definitely a real shock,” said junior forward Ofner. “It wakes you up and it really, really fueled the fire to our game today.”

Hun Boys’ Hockey Finding a Rhythm as Vukasin Gets Back to Full Speed

Bill Alden

After being slowed by a leg injury last year in his first season with the Hun School boys’ hockey team, Alex Vukasin is getting back to speed this winter.

“I had a hip thing and I have been strengthening it a lot,” said sophomore forward Vukasin. “It is finally getting better; I am almost there.”

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