Skip To Main Content
Sports Roundup VIII
Sara Courtney

Where we’re going, and where we’ve been, in sports.


This past week:


  • After ending the '22-'23 season ranked #2 in the state, Girls Ice Hockey is hungry for more, and just defeated Cranford High School 9-1 last week.


  • Girls and Boys Squash were on fire this weekend as the girls went 2-0 on Saturday, defeating CitySquash and Rye High School, while the boys shutout CitySquash by a score of 7-0. For Captain Francesca Zarbin '24, it's all about the strategy. "I love the strategy in squash—thinking analytically about playing is really fun, especially once you 'get into' the game in a match," she says. "But I also love the camaraderie that I've found there. When you're playing a match and you're down two games, but you hear your teammates cheering you on, it gives you so much strength to know that you have that bond with your teammates.


  • Girls Ski Racing will compete for their third straight Non-Public championship, after back-to-back title seasons, including Pingry's first overall Girls Ski Racing state championship in '21-'22. For Helen Pols '24, the competition and the close knit bonds make for an unforgettable experience. "As a captain, I can't wait to bond with the team and help build everyone's skills," she says. "The team always gets super close since we spend many late nights together."


  • And in Boys Ski Racing, after finishing last year's regular season as the #1 team in the state, they look to add more hardware to their trophy case as they return NJ's '22-'23's top-ranked skier in Camden Collins '25. And skier Dylan Jay '24 (pictured above) has high expectations for the season. "Our goal is for both teams to win the state championship," he says. "Also, we want to have as many as we can qualify for the Race of Champions and hopefully send some to the Eastern Championships."


  • Boys Basketball is primed for a strong 2024 campaign, with six seniors and four of their five starters returning and ready to compete.


  • Girls Swimming is eager to defend their Prep A State Championship. They return top talent, including seniors Daniela Karnaugh '24 and Emily Gao '24.


  • And Boys Swimming looks to build upon their second-place finish in last year's Prep Championship, when they collected five individual first place finishes, including three from returning senior Derek Cheng '24, who is excited for the season. "As my last year being a senior quickly is coming to an end, I am super excited to see how our team will score at Counties, Skylands, and Preps," he says. "Last year, our team swam extremely well and was able to place top 3 overall. My goal as a captain is to help this team advance and win these meets while also sending as many kids to the Meet of Champions in March. Overall, I can’t wait to watch our team progress and thrive throughout the season.


  • After sending three student-athletes to the Meet of Champions last year, and capturing the Prep A Pole Vault championship with dominant performances by Leah Solomon '26 and Madison Lewis '25, Winter Track is looking for another standout season.


  • And finally, last season Big Blue Wrestling secured Pingry's first dual meet victory in the state sectional tournament in 25 years. They return with two 20-win seniors in Matteo Littman '24 and Charles Levine '24.



Coming up:


  • Boys Basketball plays today at 4:15pm in Bristol Gym, where they host Newark Academy for a scrimmage.


  • Girls Basketball is returning four of their five starters, along with a lot of leadership and athleticism that should put Big Blue over the top this season. The team travels to Pope John XXIII today for a scrimmage.


  • Girls and Boys Fencing is looking for a boost from new coach Ronald Pack, Jr. '99, who returns to Pingry after an NCAA Division 1 fencing career at Duke University. Big Blue Fencing will kick off their season on Saturday, December 16 in the Somerset County Tournament at Bernards High School.


  • Four-time defending Skyland Cup Champions Boys Ice Hockey are excited to take to the ice this winter. They scrimmage Summit tonight at Warinanco Ice Rink at 7:00 pm.


  • And finally, in Girls Ice Hockey, the team returns their top two scorers, Alexis Glasofer '25 and Charlotte Diemar '24, and are determined to make a return to the Prudential Center this winter.






For more athletics news, check out Pingry Athletics or contact: Alex Nanfara, Assistant Director of Communications, Social Media Strategy & Athletics