Athletics

Staying Fit During a Worldwide Pandemic

By Ava Kotsen (IV) During quarantine, many used their time to learn a new skill, spend time with their families, binge watch Netflix shows, cook, play video games, take a class online, or catch up on reading. Across the country, millions of Americans also seized this...

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Boys’ Soccer

By Sam Benton (V) 7-1 The boys’ soccer team has started the season off strong, winning two of their first three matches this year. Ranked sixth in the state, Big Blue looks to have yet another impressive season. Their main goals are to finish the season undefeated and...

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Boys’ Cross Country

By Vared Shmuler (IV) Coming off of a season filled with unexpected obstacles last year, the Boys’ Cross Country Team has hit the ground running regardless. Led by captains Henry Wood (VI) and Sahdev Patel (VI), with the support of coaches Mr. Matt Horesta and Mr. Tim...

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Girls’ Tennis

By Brooke Pan (VI) Amid the confusion and uncertainty that has consumed high school sports, the Pingry girls’ tennis team is unfazed. With a perfect record of 10-0-0, the team is cruising through its matches, looking to cling on for an undefeated season. Leading the...

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Boys’ Football

By Sam Benton (V) 2-2 The boys’ varsity football team has started the season off very strong despite the challenges they have faced due to COVID-19 and a significantly shortened preseason. This year’s Big Blue Football team has an incredibly talented and physical...

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Pingry Athletics Ambitions this Spring

Pingry Athletics Ambitions this Spring

By Pranav Jha (VI) Note: This article was written before the transition to remote school, and the subsequent cancellation of spring athletics around the country.  We have decided to publish this article because it is still worth recognizing the talent of our student...

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Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

By Hugh Zhang (V) Following successful seasons across the board last winter, Pingry boys’ athletics have raised the bar even higher this year. Outstanding accomplishments from all teams continue to demonstrate Big Blue’s athletic excellence, and Pingry is poised to...

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Girls’ Squash Update 2019-2020

By Christine Guo (IV) After their excellent season last year, the girls’ varsity squash team has high hopes for the upcoming season. Led by Captains Renée Chan (VI) and Jessica Hutt (VI), they hope to further improve on their record from the previous year. Coach...

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Boys’ Squash Update 2019-2020

By Brian Li (IV) Looking to build off last year’s success, the boys’ varsity squash team is ready for another busy and focused season. The team, led by Chris Zachary ‘19 and Jeffrey Xiao ‘19,  finished with a record of 15-2 and capped off a dominant season as...

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Wrestling Update 2019-2020

By Ben Gottesman (V) The very underclassmen heavy wrestling team is excited to see what achievements lie ahead in the next few years. Captain Mason Stahl (VI) says about this year's team: “We have a very young team this year; over half the players are freshmen. Our...

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Girls’ Basketball Update 2019-2020

By Brooke Pan (V) The girls’ basketball team is looking strong this winter, with high hopes to build on their performance from last year. Captains Jennifer Ryan (VI), Aly Feeley (VI), and Olivia Volpe (V) will be leading this year’s team as they...

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Boys’ Basketball Update 2019-2020

By Ben Gottesman (IV) After a spectacular showing in both the county and state tournaments last year, the senior-heavy boys’ basketball team is looking to make an even deeper run into this season’s tournaments. Coach Jason Murdock said, “Knowing that we have...

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Ski Team Update 2019-2020

By Brooke Pan (V) This season, the Pingry ski team is looking to continue their positive momentum by improving upon last season’s success. Led by captains Matt Dispenza (VI), Natalie Ladino (VI), Peter McClearn (VI), and Rosemary Collins (V), the team hopes to build...

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Boys’ Winter Track Update 2019-2020

By Sarah Kloss (IV) The boys’ winter track team is returning with a strong lineup this year. Despite losing a handful of senior players, the team still has fifteen boys, including five new freshmen. With both new and returning runners, Head Coach Chris Shilts says,...

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Girls’ Winter Track Update 2019-2020

By Walker Johnson (V) The girls’ winter track team, led by captains Dylan Anidjar (VI) and Kier Brown (VI), is looking to carry their great successes from last spring into the winter season. Last spring, two relay squads made it to nationals. This year, the team is...

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Girls’ Ice Hockey Update 2019-2020

Girls’ Ice Hockey Update 2019-2020

By Emily Shen (IV) With Mrs. Whitman Annis as Head Coach, the Girls’ Ice Hockey team is ready to continue their last year’s legacy.  This year, with many new players joining the team, Head Captain Lizzie Gilfillan (VI) and Assistant Captains Allie...

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Boys’ Ice Hockey Update 2019-2020

By Marc Bliemel (IV) Coming off a great season last year, the boys’ ice hockey team is hoping for another strong season. Last year, the team finished 19-3-1 overall, and 13-1 in their conference. With returning scorers and play-makers, including Eric Bush (V) and...

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Girls’ Fencing Update 2019-2020

By Anjola Olawoye (III) The girls’ fencing team anticipates a promising season this year. Led by captains Allision Lee (VI) and Jamie Wang (VI), the team is hoping to build upon its past success. Last year, the team ended their season with a 6-7 record and had success...

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Boys’ Fencing Update 2019-2020

By Caleb Park (III) This year, boys fencing is ready for anything. Although the team is still in the middle of preseason, they are confident of success in the upcoming season. Several new fencers have arrived from the middle school, including Charles Jiang (III), Andy...

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Girls’ Swimming Update 2019-2020

By Kyra Li Led by co-captains Emily Sanchez (VI), Martha Lewand (VI), Madeline Skapper (VI), and Coach Deirdre O’Mara, the girls’ swim team has started off strong with early morning and weight room practices. Coming off of a stunning season last year, the...

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Boys’ Swimming Update 2019-2020

By Justin Li (V) The Pingry boys’ swim team, led by captains Reid McBoyle (VI) and Will Stearns (VI), is looking forward to what they hope will be another dominant season. Following an undefeated 2018-2019 season, training for the upcoming season is in full swing....

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Girls’ Tennis Update 2019-2020

Girls’ Tennis Update 2019-2020

Ashana Makhija (VI) This year, the varsity girls’ tennis team has maintained a strong performance throughout the season. After losing only one match, they are ranked fifth in the state, up from tenth at the beginning of the season. At the end of September, the team...

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Football Update 2019-2020

Football Update 2019-2020

Burke Pagano (VI) The boys’ varsity football team has started off their season with a relatively strong record. The team has been working hard since the start of preseason in early August under the leadership of Head Coach Chris Shilts. Captains James Wang (VI),...

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Water Polo Update 2019-2020

Water Polo Update 2019-2020

Justin Li (V) The day preseason began, Head Coach Aleksandar Breznikar stepped down from his position. The team received this news only one year after losing its previous Head Coach, Misha Klochkov, to the Lawrenceville School.  In spite of these obstacles, the...

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Boys’ Cross Country Update 2019-2020

Boys’ Cross Country Update 2019-2020

Brian Li (VI) The boys’ cross country team is hoping to repeat their successes from last year. Despite losing four seniors, two of whom were exceptional runners, captains Roger Matthews (VI) and Henry Wood (V), along with Coaches Matt Horesta and Tim Lear are leading...

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