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Vol. LXI, No. 37
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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DUE BILL: Princeton University senior quarterback Bill Foran displays his passing form. Foran has big shoes to fill as he takes over the starting role in place of the graduated Jeff Terrell, who sparked Princeton to a tie for the Ivy crown and was named the league's top player.

Guarding Against Complacency after Ivy Title; PU Football Primed for Opener Against Lehigh

Bill Alden

The Princeton University football program is justifiably proud of what it has accomplished the last two seasons.

In 2005, the Tigers went 7-3, going 5-2 in Ivy League play to finish second in the league standings. Along the way, Princeton broke long losing streaks to arch-rivals Penn and Harvard.

Last fall turned into a season for the ages as Princeton produced its most memorable campaign in a generation. Sparked by several dramatic fourth quarter comebacks, the Tigers went 9-1 and tied Yale for the Ivy title with a 6-1 league mark.

After Playing Many Roles for PU Football; Linebacker Stem Excited to Fill Captain's Post

Bill Alden

Jon Stem has filled a lot of roles for the Princeton University football team over the last few years.

As a freshman, the Greensburg, Pa. native paid his dues, soaking up knowledge from the team's veterans and seeing some action on special teams.

In his sophomore season, Stem emerged as a key special teams performer, making a key fumble recovery on a kickoff in the Penn game as he posted eight tackles on the season.

Showing Commitment to Physical Play, PHS Football Routs Steinert in Opener

Bill Alden

They got up just after dawn throughout the off-season for 6:30 a.m. weight workouts, undergoing some of the most arduous conditioning in program history.

The players on the Princeton High football team were determined to establish themselves as a physical football team, a group that delivers the first lick to get the opposition reeling.

In their season opener at Steinert last Saturday, the Little Tigers didn't waste any time meting out punishment, putting together a 13-play, 71-yard scoring march on their first possession of the season.

PHS Girls' Tennis Enjoying New Courts, Maintaining Old Tradition with 3-0 Start

Bill Alden

This fall, the Princeton High girls' tennis team will be breaking in the school's gleaming new blue courts which sit a stone's throw from Harris Field.

Boasting the return of its whole singles lineup and two of four doubles players from a team that went 17-2 last fall on the way to the Central Jersey Group III sectional final, PHS figures to christen the new complex this fall with plenty of wins.

Buoyed by Depth, Resilient Attitude, Hun Girls' Soccer Feeling Optimistic

Bill Alden

Ken Stevenson thought he knew pretty much what he had talent-wise as the Hun School girls' soccer team opened their preseason camp.

But the second-year head coach has adjusted his thinking after getting a chance to see some of his newcomers in action.

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