Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal will present Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Tune in for the latest Yeshiva League Spring Sports information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. On today’s update, Elliot discussed the winding down of the 2018 season and more. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
We’ve come to the last two weeks of sports for the 2018 Spring season, and that means that it’s time to crown some champions. Today, on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports update, Boys Volleyball crowns its kings, SAR continues its dominance in JV Soccer, and Kushner and Maayanot battle twice in two nights with one massive upset. All that and more, straight ahead. Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start out with Boys and Girls JV Soccer, where we saw two schools who have seen a ton of each other this year. SAR and Frisch, met up, for the third and fourth time in a 2017-2018 final. This past Thursday, the Girls kicked off championship season with a back and forth battle, between the two undefeated division champions, that would ultimately fall the way of the Sting, 6-5, blocking Frisch’s road to defending their 2017 crown, and capping off a perfect Sting season. In Boys JV, the two schools split the regular season, meaning that this would be the rubber match. Once again, it would be the Sting scoring six, and holding Frisch at bay, for the 6-4 win over the West top seed. With the two wins, SAR has defeated Frisch in all four finals matchups in which they have faced this year.
Two other schools that have seen quite a bit of each other over the last 12 months, Kushner and Maayanot. The two met up in two different sports over the last two nights. First the schools met up, Sunday night, in the Girls Varsity Soccer final, a rematch of last year’s final in which Maayanot drubbed Kushner, 8-4. This year, following Kushner’s 5-0 win over Eastern Conference champion North Shore, it looked to be a tall order for the Cobras, against a team that had scored 92 goals in 10 games and had beaten Kushner, 6-1, earlier this year. But when it comes to the finals, that’s where miracles are made to happen. Kushner took it to Ma’ayanot early and often, holding them to only one score, in a 5-1 upset, avenging last year’s bitter end. The schools would meet up, again, last night, in Kushner, in the Girls Hockey semifinal, a rematch of last year’s championship, won by Kushner, 2-0. In a battle between two of the top goalies in the league, Kushner Junior Julia Morrealle and Ma’ayanot Senior Kayla Kalb, put on a display, where the difference would be one lone first period goal by Cobra Sophomore Hannah Nussbaum. The 1-0 win for the Cobras sends them back to the finals to defend their 2017 crown, and will do so this Monday night against the Heschel Heat.
Last night would also feature the 4th final of the Spring season. Boys Volleyball would see the Ramaz Rams return to glory for the 2nd time in the last four years, upending the #1 seed HAFTR Hawks 3 games to 1.
Moving outdoors to Boys JV and Varsity Softball, with the exception of the DRS come-from-behind-upset over Shaare Torah, in Varsity, the other seven top seeds all walked away victorious. In Varsity, Hillel blanked SAR, and will host DRS, on Friday. Darchai Torah and YDE each put up 8-spots on their respective opponents, and will face each other, on Friday, as well. In JV, Frisch, HAFTR, YDE and Shaare Torah moved on to the semifinals.
In Girls Softball, Western Division Champion, SAR gained revenge over 3-time defending champion, Maayanot, to move on to another final, reversing last year’s finals loss. They will now await the winners of the semifinal between Hillel and Frisch, in what could yield, yes, another SAR-Frisch finale to end the school year.
Finally, it’s time to announce the field for the 2018 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Tournament. Competing for the coveted banner in the 13th event, will be defending champion Kushner, host and former champion, Har Torah, three-time champion, Moriah, two-time champion, Yavneh, two-time champion, HANC, former champion, RYNJ and YCQ. These teams are hard at work raising money for Hatzolah and will look to pull home Crown Trophy’s finest hardware, on June 17th. To help them reach their goal, and to purchase tickets for our amazing raffle, please go to mwtournament.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, as well. Next week, I will be in-studio with Nachum to run down all of the action around the last hockey event of the year, and to recap the latest championships in the world of Yeshiva League Sports.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.