Athletics News

  • Final game of 2017 season a success for boys’ basketball

    Posted February 21, 2017

    Senior captain D.J. Rice hit five three-pointers and scored 15 points while grabbing six rebounds and chipping in one steal and two assists in his final game for the Red Raiders.

  • Red Raiders bow out but still impress

    Posted February 21, 2017

    Junior Carly Rice scored 19 points, leaving her just four points shy of the 1,000 point mark, and Leah Johnson knocked down 14 points in the Red Raiders loss to Ewing High School in the Mercer County Tournament on February 20. Senior captains Annie Brunner and Tara Hessenthaler played their final game for Pennington.

  • Pennington swimmers heading to Easterns Championships

    Posted February 19, 2017

    Pennington's varsity swim team will send twenty-one swimmers to participate in the Easterns Championship swim meet on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25. The Easterns is one of the most prestigious and competitive high school meets in the country. It is the largest prep school aquatic event in the United States for both boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving competitions.

  • Tough overtime loss for boys' basketball in the MCT's

    Posted February 17, 2017

    Pennington lost to Lawrence High School earlier in the season by a wide margin but tonight the Red Raiders displayed their immense improvement as a team in an overtime thriller of a loss to the Cardinals.

  • Girls' basketball tops Hopewell in MCT's

    Posted February 17, 2017

    Pennington's first round win over Hopewell by a score of 53-44 was a close game throughout with lead changes and tie scores following what looked like it might be a convincing win for the Red Raiders.


At The Pennington School, we believe that students’ participation in our athletic program develops far more than their athleticism. Being an effective member of a team and playing fair requires adherence to virtue, honor, and humility, the core values of the School. Lessons learned in sports—cooperation, self-discipline, adversity, success—translate well to other areas of one’s life. Pennington has superb student athletes and championship teams, yet the focus is not on winning, but rather on developing potential, regardless a student's perceived ability. Friendships formed on the playing field; the self-awareness gained by trying to sprint faster, leap higher, or hit a ball farther than yesterday; experiencing both failures and successes; and the sheer joy of play are all vital experiences that enrich the lives of those who participate in a sport.

For even the most dedicated Pennington student athlete, sports are, and should be, only part of the picture. Academics are the top priority, and all Pennington students extend themselves to become involved in other activities and community service. The athletic program’s purpose is to help every Pennington student develop the skills and values necessary to pursue excellence in the classroom and the community with the same energy and dedication as is demonstrated in competitive athletics.