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February 16, 2018

This past Wednesday, Boys and Girls Varsity Fencing traveled to the Hun School of Princeton to participate in the New Jersey Interscholastic Sports Athletic Association (NJISAA) Championship. At the end of the day, both teams won the tournament for the first time since 2010. The nine-school tournament consisted of a team round in the morning, followed by an individual competition in the afternoon. In the team round, Big Red dominated, as ...

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February 09, 2018

Down 41-33, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dropped back. Eluding pressure from the right, Brady stepped up in the pocket, launching the ball 55 yards downfield. After the ball spiraled in the air for several seconds, Eagles defenders batted it away from Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski. The football fell to the ground just as the clock reached 0:00, ending Super Bowl LII. There was a split second of complete ...

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Professional - Jonathan D'Souza Professional sports are more entertaining than college sports for the simple reason that professional athletes are more talented than college athletes. While college athletes are inexperienced and young, professional athletes are paid and accomplished. Moreover, professional athletes are naturally more dedicated to the sport because college athletes must juggle their demanding athletic schedules with their rigorous academic course loads. Because of the draft, college athletes only reach ...

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January 12, 2018

This past Sunday, Girls Varsity Ice Hockey faced off against Deerfield Academy in a matinee game at the Loucks Ice Center. After a hard-fought and grueling performance, Big Red came up short, losing 2-1 to the New England powerhouse. Big Red came out firing on all cylinders to begin the game, controlling the pace of play and creating opportunities on offense. Lawrenceville took the lead in the first period, as ...

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Boys and Girls Soccer Girls Varsity Soccer ended its season with a 2-1 victory over Hill. While the game began with unsuccessful scoring opportunities on both sides, Halle Rose ’20 broke the stalemate and scored the first goal of the game off Izzy Huang ’19’s pass with ten minutes remaining in the first half. After a quick succession of close misses by Big Red, Huang scored the second goal of the ...

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November 03, 2017

Leading the Varsity Football team this year are Captains Mohammed Diakite ’18 and Alex Mauro ’18. Diakite first started playing football when he was seven, playing for the Northampton Konkrete Kids and the Bethlehem Steelers before coming to Lawrenceville as a new III Former. He said, “Watching football on TV” first got him interested in playing because “no one in [his] family really played football.” Diakite, who will be playing ...

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October 27, 2017

This past Saturday, the Varsity Field Hockey team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Princeton High School (PHS) to win the Mercer County Tournament (MCT). The win marked Lawrenceville’s sixth MCT title in the past seven years. Big Red, which came into the tournament ranked first in the county, arrived at Saturday night’s final after a series of impressive wins. In the first round and the quarterfinals, Lawrenceville shut out ...

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Boys Soccer Boys Varsity Soccer bounced back after a couple of disappointing losses earlier in the season to win against Mercersburg 1-0. Within the first five minutes, center-midfielder Jake Therrien ’18 took a right-footed shot that clipped the bottom left post. The game remained scoreless through the first half, until forward Meinhardt Rentrup ’18 found the back of the net in the 60th minute. Goalie Cameron Desnoes ’19 held a shutout ...

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September 29, 2017

While most of Lawrenceville’s Varsity and Junior Varsity athletic teams traveled to Choate this past Saturday, the Girls Varsity Tennis team challenged The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Though the matches remained competitive from start to finish, Big Red managed to squeeze out a 4-3 victory. Khatumu Tuchscherer ’19 played first singles for Lawrenceville, winning handily with a score of 6-1, 6-1. Head Coach David Cantlay P’07 ’09 ’11 ...

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May 20, 2017

This past Saturday, the Sports and Business Club welcomed Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Mark Tatum P’19 to Lawrenceville for an hour-long talk. Tatum talked about his background and his childhood playing baseball. He discussed his time attending Cornell University, describing how he played baseball for the team but planned to major in Pre-medicine if his baseball career did not work out. After Cornell ...

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May 12, 2017

This past Thursday, the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team battled Hopewell in the Mercer County Tournament final. The game, played at West-Windsor Plainsboro North High School, pitted the county’s best lacrosse teams against each other. After winning the quarterfinals and semifinals with a combined score of 32-9, Lawrenceville won the final game 16-7, taking home the Mercer County Championship and keeping their undefeated record intact. The game was tight in the first ...

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May 12, 2017

This past Thursday, the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team battled Hopewell in the Mercer County Tournament final. The game, played at West-Windsor Plainsboro North High School, pitted the county’s best lacrosse teams against each other. After winning the quarterfinals and semifinals with a combined score of 32-9, Lawrenceville won the final game 16-7, taking home the Mercer County Championship and keeping their undefeated record intact. The game was tight in the first ...

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May 05, 2017

The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs have provided viewers with exciting and entertaining basketball played by the league’s most elite teams. With the first round coming to an exciting conclusion and the second round underway, here are four major takeaways from the playoffs thus far. LeBron James and the Cavaliers know how to turn on the heat in the playoffs. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost their last four games before ...

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YES Every term I have the same worry: What I am going to do to satisfy the athletic requirement this time? Neither dancing in the Kirby Arts Center nor swinging on the golf course has given me pleasure so far, as I’d rather be working backstage or solving math problems from next year's material. Nevertheless, I go out everyday for an hour and a half and swing around a golf club. ...

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April 08, 2017

This past weekend, Lawrenceville’s Boys Varsity Lacrosse team played Choate Rosemary Hall and IMG Academy in two hard-fought games. On Saturday, Big Red picked up an impressive 13-9 win over Choate; on Sunday, the team lost in a 11-10 heartbreaker to IMG Academy.Saturday’s game saw Choate and Lawrenceville trading goals until the third quarter. From the end of the third quarter onward, the team went on a four-goal unanswered run ...

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March 31, 2017

At last week’s school meeting, Victoria Cruz ’18 of the McClellan House and Andres Larrieu ’18 of the Kennedy House were named this year’s Jeremy K. Mario ’88 Award winners. The prestigious award rewards two Circle or Crescent students who demonstrate a genuine willingness to improve spirit and community within their Houses. Winners of the Mario Award receive $5,000 for a mini-term abroad, $1,000 for a House celebration, and $2,000 ...

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February 03, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday is finally here, and no one will want to miss this year’s matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Both these star-studded teams have dismantled their opposition on the way to the Super Bowl. The Falcons battled past the gritty Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional round before crushing an extremely talented Green Bay Packers team in the NFC Championship game. As the AFC’s ...

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January 20, 2017

Recently, LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey made the difficult decision to sit out of their respective college football bowl games in order to focus on preparation for the NFL draft. These star athletes did not want to experience the nightmare scenario—getting seriously injured right before the NFL draft. Financially, this decision makes a lot of sense. After all, last year, consensus top-five pick Jaylon Smith from Notre Dame ...

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December 09, 2016

NFC: Dallas Cowboys (11–1): The Cowboys, the first team to clinch the playoffs this year, are the clear powerhouse in the NFC. For the last couple of years, they have been riding on the fringes of mediocrity, relying upon their #1 ranked offensive line with no other offensive talent. However, now they have young energy sparked by the dynamic rookie combination of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. With ...

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November 04, 2016

Jonathan D’Souza ’19: Can you highlight some of your top experiences so far in life? How have these experiences made you who you are today? Karen Bao: One of my most precious memories is going to Fiji for three weeks last summer so that I could do Senior Thesis research. We went to a village out in the boondocks where you had to take bucket showers and where they sometimes did ...

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September 16, 2016

This past Sunday, nearly 100 students and 15 faculty members gathered around the peace pole outside the Edith Memorial Chapel to mourn and remember the many lives that were lost 15 years ago on September 11, 2001. It was a bright sunny day, with a slight wind blowing over the campus, and the tone of the Chapel bells’ ringing welcomed Lawrentians around the peace pole. After a couple of minutes ...

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Yes Back in 2009, the Seattle Supersonics sadly departed to become the new basketball franchise in Oklahoma. Since I come from the Seattle area, naturally I am an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Leaving with the Supersonics, Kevin Durant, the 2014 NBA MVP and seven-time All-Star, gave up the beautiful Northwest for the chance to continue his career in Oklahoma City. This past summer, Durant became a free agent and decided to ...

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May 29, 2016

This past week, the Girls Varsity Crew team finished off their season by rowing at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Held at the Schuylkill River, this regatta attracts hundreds of crew teams from all over North America. All the training and races the team has done up to this point has led to the Stotesbury Cup. Last Thursday, the team practiced at the Stotesbury course, and last Friday, the team rowed ...

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May 21, 2016

Henry Evans ’16 and Kyle Fram ’16 are two of about 50 rowers around the nation who have recently been offered the opportunity to attend the U.S. Junior Men’s National Team Selection Camp. The Selection Camp’s purpose is to train and select 27 rowers who will be traveling to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to represent the United States in the 2016 World Junior Rowing Championships. A spot at the World ...

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May 06, 2016

Winners: Jacksonville Jaguars The Jaguars had arguably the best draft class since the New England Patriots stole Tom Brady in the sixth round and watched him grow into a franchise quarterback. In the first round, they picked cornerback/safety Jalon Ramsey from Florida State. Many thought Ramsey would have been taken by the time the Jags were up, so when he was available, the Jags snatched up the opportunity to get an incredible ...

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May 06, 2016

Winners: Jacksonville Jaguars The Jaguars had arguably the best draft class since the New England Patriots stole Tom Brady in the sixth round and watched him grow into a franchise quarterback. In the first round, they picked cornerback/safety Jalon Ramsey from Florida State. Many thought Ramsey would have been taken by the time the Jags were up, so when he was available, the Jags snatched up the opportunity to get an incredible ...

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April 08, 2016

“Didn't I put $100 in your account yesterday?” Okay, okay, I think it’s finally time to admit it: I am a Jigger addict. Last week I was clean for almost six hours, until I got the {All Stu} Sushi is in the Jigger NT email and couldn't resist. This dreaded question from a confused mother is every addict's worst nightmare. If you hear this, play dumb and act as if ...

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April 01, 2016

It is now April, but that does not mean that the college basketball madness of March is over. Tomorrow—Saturday, April 2—a pair of two seeds will face each other in the first Final Four (semifinal) match as Villanova (33-5) will play Oklahoma (29-7). In the second match of the doubleheader, the lone one-seed remaining, University of North Carolina (32-6), will take on 10-seed Syracuse (23-13), a team that has gone ...

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March 25, 2016

This past Monday, Neel Ajjarapu ’16 was awarded the Jefferson Scholarship, a prestigious award given annually by the University of Virginia. The scholarship covers tuition costs for four years at the University, along with stipends for summer opportunities and study abroad programs, the total value of the scholarship exceeding $240,000. On his initial interest in the scholarship opportunity, Ajjarapu said, “The program itself is really unique in that you have this ...