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February 23, 2018

On Monday, February 19, the Boys Varsity Basketball team fell to Blair Academy 54-77 to end its season. Big Red finished the 2017-18 season with a winning record of 13-11. After an 11-point loss to Blair early in the season, Head Coach Ronald Kane ’83 P’20 hoped that Big Red would be able to capitalize on its experience playing this familiar opponent. In the first quarter, Blair set the tone with ...

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February 09, 2018

This past Saturday, the Boys Varsity Wrestling team traveled to Mercersburg Academy to compete in the annual MAPL Invitational. Big Red entered this tournament with a 6-8 record, while looking to improve upon an 11th place finish at the MCTA tournament. In the Invitational, Lawrenceville defeated The Hill School (48-36), fell to Blair Academy (6-75), lost to Mercersburg Academy (18-57), but finished the day triumphant over Peddie School (60-21). In its ...

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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

On December 15, 2017, Disney and Lucasfilm released the eighth installment of the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Despite the wild box office success and acclaim from critics that this film has received in the month since its release, many viewers have been dissatisfied with the direction in which new director Rian Johnson took The Last Jedi. Many hardcore fans following the series since the release of ...

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January 12, 2018

The Boys Varsity Basketball team began the 2018 portion of its season on Saturday, January 6, with a 56-67 loss to Blair Academy followed by a 57-76 defeat to the Hill School on Wednesday, January 10. Big Red entered the Blair game with a 4-3 record looking to continue a two-game win streak. Against Blair, Lawrenceville started slowly and trailed at the half. In the second half, however, Lawrenceville began ...

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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

This past Wednesday, the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Championships at the Peddie School. Both teams came into the meet having had top three finishes at the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJISAA) Championships. For the boys, this season’s MAPL race was one of the most competitive in recent years: Seven points separated the top four teams. The boys came in third ...

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October 27, 2017

After a wild second game, the World Series heads back to Houston, with both teams tied at one win each. This year’s matchup is between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and this matchup is the first World Series featuring two 100-win teams since 1970. The Astros’s success can be attributed to its high-powered offense led by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, along with a much improved pitching ...

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October 20, 2017

Kwesi Adu-Diawuo ’19 has been named the defensive back of the week by the 12th Man Touchdown Club of Trenton for his great play against the Peddie School this past Saturday. Lawrenceville’s huge 18-16 upset over the high-ranked Peddie team owed much to Adu-Diawuo’s stellar play on defense. He had nine tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and a late interception that sealed the victory for Big Red. Prior ...

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October 20, 2017

After a wild off-season, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) regular season has finally begun. Over the summer, superstars have been traded to form a handful of super teams in hopes of challenging the champion Golden State Warriors. Though the league is top heavy in terms of talent, there will still be many entertaining storylines to keep the fans interested throughout the year. In the lackluster Eastern Conference, the battle between LeBron ...

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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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-YES- Last off-season, Kevin Durant made one of the most infamous decisions in National Basketball Association history by choosing to sign a contract with the Golden State Warriors, a team with a 73-9 record, creating one of the best teams of all time. His decision disappointed the majority of the NBA community, as it created a lack of parity in the league. Going into the 2016-2017 season, most fans were expecting ...

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September 29, 2017

Thus far, the college football season has been full of upsets, spectacular individual performances, and strong play from powerhouse programs. The preseason number one, Alabama Crimson Tide, has dominated in its four games on both sides of the football. Quarterback Jalen Hurts has used his ability to run and throw the football to successfully control the tempo on offense. However, in Alabama’s week-one victory against then ranked number three Florida State, ...

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September 15, 2017

This past Saturday, the Varsity Football team began its season against the Loomis Chaffee School. The School’s population flocked to Keuffel Stadium sporting all black attire, creating an electric atmosphere for the year’s first game. Head Coach Harry Flaherty described the team before the game as excited “to start the year [...] they were all fired up to play.” The game started off as a defensive stalemate, but late in the ...

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NBA Playoffs: Starting June 1, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will play in the 2017 NBA Finals. Both teams bulldozed their ways through their respective conferences. Golden State is the first team to ever enter the finals 12-0. The Cavaliers showed similar dominance, finishing their conference play with a 12-1 record. This meeting is the third consecutive final played between Cleveland and Golden State; the Warriors won in ...

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May 20, 2017

This past Tuesday, the Lawrenceville Boys Varsity Baseball team competed against Mercersburg in a doubleheader for the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Championships. The team came into the game with a string of strong performances: It had a 4-1-1 record over the past six games, bringing its season record to 8-7-1. The first game ended with Lawrenceville’s defeating Mercersburg 2-1. Lawrenceville struck first: Post Graduate Mike MacLean ’17 stole home plate to ...

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May 20, 2017

This past Tuesday, the Lawrenceville Boys Varsity Baseball team competed against Mercersburg in a doubleheader for the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Championships. The team came into the game with a string of strong performances: It had a 4-1-1 record over the past six games, bringing its season record to 8-7-1. The first game ended with Lawrenceville’s defeating Mercersburg 2-1. Lawrenceville struck first: Post Graduate Mike MacLean ’17 stole home plate to ...

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May 12, 2017

This past Monday night, the Lawrenceville Boys Varsity Lacrosse team defeated The Hun School 11-5 in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) State final, bringing a 12-3 regular season record into the game. During Monday’s game, the final score was 11-5 with three goals from Captain Harrison Bardwell ’17, a trio of two-goal performances from Will Rice ’18, Brendan Egan ’17, and Conor McDonough ’17, and each each ...

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May 12, 2017

This past Monday night, the Lawrenceville Boys Varsity Lacrosse team defeated The Hun School 11-5 in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) State final, bringing a 12-3 regular season record into the game. During Monday’s game, the final score was 11-5 with three goals from Captain Harrison Bardwell ’17, a trio of two-goal performances from Will Rice ’18, Brendan Egan ’17, and Conor McDonough ’17, and each each ...

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April 29, 2017

This past weekend, the Lawrenceville crew team competed in the annual Mercer Sprints Regatta alongside many other crews from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The first and second varsity eights had to finish in the top two of its heat to qualify for the grand finals on Sunday. On Saturday in its evening qualifying heat, the Big Red first varsity eight finished second, only 2.78 seconds behind Salisbury, while also ...

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April 14, 2017

As the 2017 NBA regular season comes to a close, the favorites, the Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs) and the Golden State Warriors, remain at the top despite recent struggles and injuries. With Kevin Durant injured, the Warriors went through a losing spell in early March losing five of seven games, but now the Boys from the Bay Area are on a 14-game win streak, the longest of the season. At the ...

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February 24, 2017

The best way to describe the organization of the New York Knicks at this point in time is as a state of turmoil and dysfunction. What started off a promising season with the acquisitions of former All-Stars Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose, along with returning superstar Carmelo Anthony and up-and-coming sensation Kristaps Porzingis, has turned into a reality TV show of sorts with a former player attacking security guards and ...