Where we’re going, and where we’ve been, in sports.
This past week (or so…):
- Big Blue Football opened the fall athletics season on September 2 by delivering a 40-0 statement win against Capital Prep Harbor school.
- Reigning state champions NJ.com #1 Girls’ Tennis continued Pingry's winning ways last Tuesday with a win over Montgomery. Meanwhile, Field Hockey followed suit by defeating Montgomery with a score of 4-2.
- A heat wave caused a series of cancellations and postponed events, but that didn't stop Girls’ Volleyball from playing their first game ever in front of an enthused crowd. “It’s been so great to see the support for the girls from the Pingry community,” says Coach Minhas, adding that, as the first ever Volleyball team at Pingry, she reminds her players "we’ve already made history, and I can’t wait to see how they continue to make their mark on Pingry Athletics.” Captain Coco Simon '24 praised the team's first performance. "Our first game went really well," she said. "We are a new team, so it was really special to see everyone work together for our first-ever game... We're also hoping this season inspires many more students to join the volleyball program and continue our legacy."
- Coed Water Polo was also active, competing hard and coming away with a win against St. Benedict's. And Girls’ Soccer earned a gritty tie against Hunterdon Central on Saturday. As the heat clears, fall sports is getting ready for week 2 of Pingry Athletics action.
- The Boys’ Cross Country team opens its season tonight racing NJ #10 Bernards and Somerville at the Natirar Speedway Invitational. Then on September 23 the team will head to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, New York, to race against several of the top teams in the tri-state area. The Pingry boys completed a strong summer of training, and have their sights set on repeating as Prep A champions, qualifying for the State Meet of Champions, and finishing the season with an NJ top 20 ranking.
- Girls’ Cross Country also has their first meet tonight against Bernard’s and Somerville at Natirar. With several promising newcomers, and a very strong core group returning from last year, including Liv Murray '24—who finished 3rd at the State Championships last year and went on to run the Nationals—the team is ranked 7th by Milesplit NJ, and ready to go.
Contact: Sara Courtney, Communications Writer