PRINCETON: Sports News and Notes

   The Princeton Running Company will be holding staff-led evening training runs beginning at the Princeton Running Company, 108 Nassau Street in Princeton.
   The runs leave at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday and are held weekly rain or shine. There is no cost.
   For more information, call 252-9110 or email
   The Princeton Recreation Department is now taking registration for the Dillon Youth Basketball League. The registration deadline is Nov. 15. Teams fill up ona first-come, first serve basis or via the registration deadline, whichever comes first.
   This year marks the 43rd season of the league. The season runs from mid-December through mid-March and games are played on Saturday mornings at Dillon Gym on the campus of Princeton University. In addition, each team will have one practice per week at one of the public schools in Princeton.
   The Dillon league is open to boys and girls in grades 4-9 that are Princeton residents or that attend school in Princeton.
   Individuals can register online at: Dillon Youth Basketball is located under the “2013/2014 Fall/Winter Youth Sports” tab.
   For more information, log or call the Recreation Department at 921-9480.
   Baseball players from Montgomery High School will offer their services to local residents and businesses for leaf raking and other odd jobs. The proceeds from a donation of $10 per player per hour will be dedicated to improve Montgomery’s baseball facilities.
   This program, which is entitled “Leaf the Raking To Us,” is being organized by the Diamond Club, the fundraising booster organization that supports MHS baseball. In recent years, the Club has successfully made many facility improvements including replacement of the backstop, infield dirt, and outfield fence at the varsity field; construction of new batting cages; and repair or older batting cages.
   The overall goal is to increase involvement by the players while providing a valuable service to the community. The players will come equipped with rakes. Homeowners need only supply the leaf bags, a smile and, of course, a donation.
   Further information and electronic sign up are available at or by calling (917) 886-6444.
   Registration is now underway for the PAWS youth wrestling program, which runs from early November through late February. PAWS is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8.
   PAWS practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at Jadwin Gymnasium on the campus of Princeton University. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged.
   Registration is also underway for the Tiger Cubs program, which introduces the basic fundamentals of wrestling to boys and girls in grades K-2. Participants are taught the importance of stretching, conditioning, physical fitness and the ability to follow instructions. The program meets on Saturday mornings at Jadwin Gymnasium.
   Participants can log onto to register. PAWS & Tiger Cubs are located under the “2013/2014 Fall/Winter Youth Sports” tab.
   For more info, log onto or call 921-9480.
   Beginning Nov. 10, boys and girls can take their field hockey skills inside on eight Sunday mornings during November, December, and January. The program is for beginners and experienced players in three age groups (elementary, middle, and high school) and will be run by Cris Maloney, former member of the USA Men’s National Squad and technical director of the Ocean Atlantic Field Hockey Association.
   Players have to provide their own mouth guard and shin guards and dress in sneakers and athletic clothing. Goggles and helmets are NOT allowed.
   The cost per player is $80. Fully kitted goalkeepers are only $5. All sessions will be held at Princeton Day School.
   For more details and to register, please visit
   Registration is now open for the 2014 Resolution Run 5K. Participants receive the legendary, high quality, long sleeve, hooded Resolution Run sweatshirt. Every finisher also receives a special Finisher’s Ribbon.
   There will be age groups in five-year increments after the ‘9 and Under’ group that will go to an 80-plus age group. There will also be 92 awards plus random prizes.
   Proceeds are donated to Project Graduation 2014 (an all night drug and alcohol-free party for the Year 2014 Class of Hillsborough HS) and to pet-friendly organizations in the area. The Presenting Sponsor, Hillsborough Massage Therapy LLC, is again offering a $5 discount off a 60-, 75- or 90-minute massage with online registration.
   Visit the website at for more information.
   Nassau Tennis Club is offering free instructional tennis clinics for adults who have never (or barely) played tennis.
   Free 60-minute adult instructional clinics will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1-2 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 1h from 9-10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m.;Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 10-11 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 a,.m, until 12:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
   ”It’s never too late to learn to play tennis,” says Benton Camper, Manager of the Nassau Tennis Club, “at Nassau, we can get you started with a free 60-minute clinic so you see how you can get fit and have fun.”
   Registration for the Winter 2013 programs will open on Monday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. Nassau Tennis offers instructional clinics for juniors and adult at all ability levels — beginners to the advanced player. Nassau tennis is also taking registrations for adult singles and doubles leagues.
   To register for clinics or leagues, visit or call (908) 359-8730.
   The NJ Marlins Baseball Organization will be once again be running Winter Training Camps for Little League, Middle School and High School players.
   This year will feature three different camps — a Defensive/Pitching Camp, Catching Camp, and Hitting Camp.
   The Defensive/Pitching Camp and Catching Camp will take place at the Robbinsville Field House, a 45,000 square foot turfed facility that is perfect for doing full infield/outfield practice. The Hitting Camp is taking place at Langan Baseball in Morganville.
   The Catching Camp is run by current Boston Red Sox Minor Leaguer, Jayson Hernandez. The rest of the staff includes all professional coaches with years of experience working with all different age groups.
   Sessions begin in early December.
   To get more info or to register, please go to or email
   Princeton Day School will host an Athletics Recruiting Panel discussion at in the McAneny Theater on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 20 7 p.m. This event, designed for all Upper School students and parents, as well as 7th and 8th grade students and parents, is a wonderful way to get an inside view of the recruiting process for college and university sports.
   The panel, organized by Director of Athletics Tim Williams with assistance from the PDS College Counseling Office, will include the following coaches and representatives from NCAA Division I and III schools: Coach Glenn Crooks (Rutgers Women’s Soccer); Coach Brian Brecht (Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse); Coach Dan Donigan (Rutgers Men’s Soccer); Coach Ben Bucca (Rutgers Women’s Tennis); Coach Krissy Turner (Monmouth Women’s Soccer); Coach Barry Davis (Rider University Baseball); Coach Gene Peluso (Stevens Institute of Technology Men’s Lacrosse); and Randi Larson (Rutgers Assistant Director, Academic Support Services).
   In addition, Associate Director of College Counseling Andy Ramirez will be on hand, along with the coaches, to answer any and all questions about the recruiting process.
   For more information, contact Tim Williams at
   The Princeton High girls basketball team will hold a Preseason Skills Clinic for girls in grades 4-8 on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Princeton Academy.
   Princeton High girls basketball coaches Dan Van Hise and Clarence White will work with players one on one as they rotate through skills stations led by members of the Princeton High team.
   The registration fee is $50.
   For more information, contact Dan Van Hise at
   The Princeton High School boys basketball varsity team will hold a clinic on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Princeton High School.
   The clinic, for boys in grades 4-8, will focus on improving each player’s individual skills with stations and drills and a scrimmage game. Players will be broken down into groups based on age.
   The donation fee for the clinic is $20 per player.