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Vol. LXI, No. 45
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
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IN THE ZONE: Princeton University men’s basketball star Noah Savage locks in on a foe in action last winter. Savage, a former Hun School star and a senior team co-captain, is looking to have a big year as he plays in his final college campaign. The Tigers tip off their 2007-08 season this Sunday when they host Central Connecticut.

New Coach Johnson Promising Full Effort as PU Men’s Basketball Tips Off New Era

Bill Alden

As Sydney Johnson takes the helm of the Princeton University men’s basketball team, the 33-year-old rookie head coach will need to utilize his trademark energy and enthusiasm.

The Tigers are coming off one of the most dismal seasons in program history, going 11-17 overall and 2-12 in Ivy League play, finishing last in the league for the first time ever.

With Arrival of Rookie Head Coach Banghart, Tiger Women’s Hoops Primed for Fresh Start

Bill Alden

Courtney Banghart has captured the full attention of her players on the Princeton University women’s basketball team.

The upbeat 29-year-old rookie head coach has been a breath of fresh air for the program since taking over for Richard Barron last spring.

Johnson’s Speed Makes a Big Difference as Stuart Field Hockey Shares Prep Crown

Bill Alden

Carys Johnson stumbled out of the gate this September as she started her senior season with the Stuart Country Day field hockey team.

The speedy forward sprained her ankle in the first half of Stuart’s opener against Academy of New Church.

Not about to let the gimpy ankle derail her last campaign with the Tartans, Johnson was back in action by mid-September, returning in time to help Stuart edge Lawrenceville 2-1.

PHS Boys’ Soccer Sees Unbeaten Run End as Unheralded Neptune Pulls 3-0 Shocker

Bill Alden

It was a feeling that the players on the Princeton High boys’ soccer team had not experienced once in a glorious fall.

As the players trudged off Harris Field after falling 3-0 to visiting Neptune last Friday in the Group III Central Jersey sectional quarterfinals to end the season at 17-1, they were in a daze.

Senior Star Maher Comes Up Big in Finale; but PDS Girls’ Soccer Falls Short in Preps

Bill Alden

Alexa Maher had been waiting for this moment for three years.

As the senior midfielder for the Princeton Day School girls’ soccer team hit the field last Wednesday at Lawrenceville for the state Prep A semis, her mind went back to 2004.

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