He sure made them count, in a stellar performance under center.
The quarterback at Hun (2-0) was 15-of-18 passing for 415 yards and five touchdowns as the Raiders beat Stellar Prep of California, 48-0. It was the second week in a row the Harvard-bound Holly threw for over 300 yards. He was 13-for-21 for 303 yards and three TDs in a 63-6 win over Royal Imperial of Canada last week.
While Kathy Quirk acknowledges that her Hun School field hockey team lacks experience, she believes it possesses a lot of grit.
“We lost 12 seniors last year and the year before that we lost 13,” said Hun head coach Quirk.
“I have seven seniors and only five of them saw playing time last year. We are going to be very young. We do seem to be a lot more scrappier in front of the cage than the teams I have had in the past so I am hoping that is going to buy us some goals.”
In the first week of the season Hun has demonstrated its scrappiness, tying Springside-Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 2-2 in its opener on September 13 and then losing a 3-2 nail-biter to Pennington the next day.
You couldn’t blame Martin Adams if he approached last Saturday’s Newark Academy Invitational cross-country meet with a little trepidation. After all, it was in this same race a year ago that Adams suffered a season-ended injury just prior to finishing his first high school cross-country meet.
Although the Hun School girls’ soccer doesn’t boast quantity in terms of numbers this fall, it does possess quality all over the field.
“Our numbers are pretty thin but the core group that we have coming back is good and strong,” said Hun head coach Joanna Hallac, who guided the Raiders to a 7-10-2 record in 2016. “We have added a couple of newcomers.”
BALL HAWK: Ashley Maziarz surveys the action from her center back position in action last season during her sophomore season for the Lehigh University women’s soccer team. Former Hun School standout Maziarz played a key role for a stingy Mountain Hawk defensive unit that started the 2016 season with eight straight shutouts as Lehigh went on to post an 11-5-2 record. Last Friday, Maziarz started her junior campaign by helping Lehigh play to a 0-0 draw through two overtimes with visiting Monmouth. (Photo Courtesy of Lehigh Athletics)
After yet another dominant performance in its opening game on Saturday, Hun extended its winning streak to 23 consecutive games, which is currently the second longest in New Jersey High School Football behind Westfield which now stands at 26 games.
Squash player Brynn Bank, who just graduated from the Hun School of Princeton and will attend Dartmouth University in the fall, grew up in Princeton in a mixed family; her father, Scott, is Jewish, and her mother, Kathy, is Christian. For Bank, playing in Israel pushed her to think more deeply about her Jewishness. As a Maccabiah player, she said, “I felt a much deeper connection with my Jewish faith. Just the fact that everyone was there for the same reason — they were all Jewish, all athletes, and all young. It was cool for me to see all these people I had so much in common with.
Mike Ford was a history major at Princeton University, but the annals of baseball were not his area of expertise. “Not so much, to be honest with you,” said Ford, the first baseman for the Trenton Thunder, the Class AA affiliate of the Yankees. “I’m pretty terribly versed in that.” In his own way, though, Ford, 24, is a small part of baseball history. Before Scooter Gennett hit four homers on Tuesday for the Cincinnati Reds, Ford was the most recent professional player to accomplish the feat, according to the Society for American Baseball Research.
On Wednesday, May 24th, The Hun School of Princeton celebrated the successes of the spring sports season which included the MAPL and Prep "A" Championships, won by the Varsity Softball team, and the Prep "A" Championship, won by the Varsity Baseball team. Among those honored were Julia Revock '18 and Brett Renna '18, who were respectively named the Kathryn M. Quirk Scholar Athlete and the William McQuade Scholar Athlete. Julie Fassl '17 and Blake Brown '17 received the BoBo Holmes Award for durability and fortitude throughout their athletic careers.
The difference in The Hun School baseball team from the two times it played the Lawrenceville School in a three-week span from March to April and the two-day span in which the teams met this weekend in the NJISAA Prep A Tournament was mind-boggling to some. The Raiders went from scoring two runs in two one-run losses versus the Big Red early in the season to scoring 26 runs in their two state tournament meetings. The end result was a 15-3 victory over L’ville in the Prep A final Sunday as Hun successfully defended its state title.
For the first time since 2013, The Hun School softball team is back in the Prep A Tournament final. Behind 14 strikeouts and no walks from Alanna Pearson in a two-hitter, top-seeded Hun beat the fourth-seeded Peddie School, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon, setting up a Thursday final back at Hun against either second-seeded Blair Academy or the third-seeded Lawrenceville School at a time to be set.
Facing a Colonial Valley Conference opponent for the first time this season didn’t get in the way of the Hun School softball team continuing its winning run. Taking their 11th straight game behind a five-hit shutout from junior Alanna Pearson, the Raiders beat West Windsor-Plainsboro North 5-0 on Thursday.
The Hun School of Princeton crew program received a tremendous gift over Alumni Weekend 2017—a brand new, state-of-the-art shell, christened the Dr. Paul R. Chesebro, and a high-tech system that will allow Hun crews to assess their performance as they row.
The Hun School has a younger boys lacrosse team than it has had the past few years, but after a bit of a rocky start his Raiders seem to be rounding into form. That was evident Thursday when Hun looked its best and ran its winning streak to three with a 19-4 triumph over Peddie on Hun’s turf.
Last Wednesday as Hun hosted Princeton Day School, Ryan Strype '17 displayed his leadership by example. With PDS jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Strype got Hun on track by belting a two-run homer on the bottom of the first to narrow the gap to 3-2.
One of life’s greatest joys as a parent is to watch your children grow and succeed on the athletic field. For one Mercer County girls lacrosse coach, it’s so much more than just a joy. “It’s my dream come true,” said Hun’s Liz Cook of the opportunity to coach her daughters, Josie and Zoe.
Between all the rain and splitting two Mid-Atlantic Prep League games with Blair and Peddie, Hun’s softball fortunes so far this season had been up and down. But after Tuesday’s 9-1 victory over MAPL rival Lawrenceville there is no doubt about Hun’s current trajectory.
Less than a year ago, Desmond Cambridge '17 made a bold move to enroll at The Hun School as a post-graduate student after finishing at Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tennessee. Following the conclusion of this winter, it is safe to say the transition paid dividends for Cambridge. The 6-foot-5 swingman, who will play at Brown University next season, is The Trentonian’s Prep Player of the Year.
Sophomore attackman Chris Aslanian '15 erupted for a career-high 13 points and led the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 17-5 Northeast Conference victory over Wagner College on Boswell Field this afternoon. His point total—the most ever by a Division I Statesman and third most by a Hobart player all-time—came on six goals and seven assists.
The Hun School of Princeton on Wednesday honored its winter athletes with a sports banquet. Sixteen students in seven sports were given awards for their resilience, teamwork, and individual achievements.
While it was enduring a very difficult schedule, The Hun School ice hockey team’s focus wasn’t as much on the scoreboard as it was the future. “The effort has always been there all season,” said Hun coach Ian McNally. “They showed up every day no matter what the previous result was with a clean slate. We were playing for February and now here it is and it’s paying off.”
Maddie Petty '18 can’t help but feel a little bit like a protective mother each day at Hun School swim practice. “I think part of it is that even though I am a junior, I had to step into a role of being more of the big sister because we have so many freshmen,” said Petty, who is in her third year with the swim team and one of only eight non-freshmen on the 23 swimmer Raiders’ roster.
“It’s a long, long journey eight years in the making,” said Nick Williams '09. “But it’s pretty cool to reach the pinnacle of professional sports. People might have thought I was a little crazy (for thinking I could do this), but actually, Hun was a super supportive school. At a very young age, I always had a vision for myself and worked towards it and made my decisions in order with one day trying to become an NFL player.”
The Hun School of Princeton celebrated three student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent and five student-athletes signing letters of commitment to play collegiate athletics on Wednesday, February 1st.
Last Saturday against visiting Willingboro, Leah Sutphen '19 showed her increased comfort level, scoring eight points and grabbing some key rebounds to help Hun earn a 54-49 victory as it improved to 6-7.
“I love basketball,” said Austin Hutcherson '17, who scored a team-high 12 points as the Raiders topped Mercersburg, 68-37, on Sunday to improve to 4-9 on the season. “So anytime I can play it is great. The last few years have been hard being injured and now I am happy that in my senior year I can really contribute and show people what I can do.
With both teams battle tested, and with tough games still to come in the next month before tournament season begins, Hun and TCA battled for four quarters before Hun rallied from a 10-point, third quarter deficit for a 63-60 victory.
US Olympic bobsled pilot Jamie Greubel Poser, of Washington Crossing, and teammate Aja Evans took third place at the BMW International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships that took place on January 13th in Winterberg, Germany.
Last winter, Kyle Mandleur '19 made an impact for the Hun School boys’ hockey team as a freshman by virtue of his imposing 6’3 frame and a powerful shot. Coming into his sophomore campaign, Mandleur was dedicated to becoming a more well-rounded player.
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