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Vol. LXII, No. 47
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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DEBUT PARTY: Princeton University men’s basketball freshman guard Doug Davis looks for room last Friday in Princeton’s 55-53 loss to Central Michigan in the season opener for both teams. Davis, a former Hun School star, fired in 25 points in his college debut. His total set a record for the most points a Tiger freshman has scored in his debut. He also scored the most points by a Princeton player in the first game of his first varsity season since Bill Bradley went for 28 against Lafayette in 1962.

Former Hun Star Davis Comes Out Firing but PU Mens’ Hoops Still Drops Opener

Bill Alden

As a star for the Hun School boys’ basketball team the past two winters, Doug Davis made time to go across town to take in some Princeton men’s hoops games at Jadwin Gym.

When Davis saw the Tigers in action, he couldn’t quite envision himself in orange and black.

“I came to a couple games last year and I really didn’t actually picture myself on the court,” said Davis, who helped lead Hun to the state prep A and Mid-Atlantic Prep league titles in the 2006-07 season.

PU Field Hockey Falls Just Short of Final Four but Seniors Leave Legacy of Competitive Fire

Bill Alden

Kristin Schwab and her senior classmates in the Princeton University field hockey team set the bar high for themselves this fall.

“We have always known that our goal is to make it to a Final Four and win a national championship,” said Schwab, whose class has gone 27-1 in Ivy League play during its time at Princeton.

“Being seniors now, we all feel extra pressure and motivation to do so. We have been playing together for four years; we have a lot of experience. I think it has really helped our team a lot this year.”

PU Women’s Soccer Fights to the End as It Loses to West Virginia in NCAAs

Bill Alden

For the Princeton University women’s soccer team, its long wait was finally over.

After not having been to the NCAA tournament since its storied Final Four run in 2004, Princeton was back in the big dance last weekend.

The Ivy League co-champions were sent to Charlottesville, Va. where they faced West Virginia last Friday night with the winner slated to advance to the second round on Sunday.

PHS Football Falls to Hamilton in Finale; but Foundation in Place for Future Success

Bill Alden

Princeton High quarterback Connor Ryan embraced head coach Steve Everette for several moments after PHS wrapped up its season last Saturday.

Unfortunately, it was not a hug of joy as PHS fell 38-18 to visiting Hamilton in an NJSIAA consolation contest.

Instead, the emotional moment between quarterback and coach was triggered by a sense of shared sacrifice in the joint effort to help make the Little Tiger program something special.

Hampered by Series of Key Injuries, Hun Football Learned Life Lessons

Bill Alden

In 2007, everything fell into place for the Hun School football team as it cruised to an unblemished 9-0 record.

It didn’t take long, though, for Hun to hit some bumps in the road this season as the Raiders suffered a rash of injuries in its preseason practice.

The injury bug didn’t let up through the fall with such Raider stars as Tyler Stockton and Brian Leffler getting sidelined at various points this fall.

The injuries prevented Hun from reaching its potential, leaving the Raiders battling through an up-and-down fall.

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