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 this week’s update, Elliot wrapped up the 2017-18 Yeshiva League Sports season. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is it. After nine months of intense competition, stellar achievements and amazing accomplishments, we have finally reached the conclusion of the 2017-2018 Yeshiva Sports Season. After a year that featured some of the best hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis and soccer, we are ready to wrap up the year with the four remaining outdoor championships, and then head back indoors for the final sporting event of the year. Straight ahead, on this, final, Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update of the 2017-2018 school year, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
The final four Yeshiva League championships are in the books, as the diamond sports crowned their victors this week.
We’ll start out in Baseball, where the Cinderella run has been completed. After entering the playoffs as the 8th seed, the Frisch Cougars caught fire, knocking off three of the top four seeds in the postseason, finishing off with a 4-1 win over Kushner. The win marks Frisch’s first boys championship this season after going 0 for 4 over the year.
Moving over to softball, the Boys Varsity championship took an extra inning to decide, but when the dust cleared, it would be the Hillel Heat repeating as champions. Hillel and Darchei Torah were scoreless through seven innings, but the 8th would prove to be the difference makers with the Heat, once again, emerging victorious.
Not as lucky would be the Hillel Heat Girls Varsity squad. The SAR Sting rode a 3-run first inning, with sophomore Olivia Weinstein accounting for all the runs, smacking a 2-run triple, and then coming across the plate herself, as SAR rolled to a 5-1 win. The win caps off a Cinderella run for SAR Sting, who entered the playoff as the West bottom seed, and won as many games in the postseason as they did throughout all of the regular season. Freshman Lucy Hecht recorded the win for SAR, who now celebrates their fifth banner this year.
And finally back to Boys JV ,where the final trophy of the 2017-2018 High School season would go to the HAFTR Hawks. HAFTR knocked off Shaare Torah, for the 2nd postseason in a row, this time with the championship at stake, this one, a 7-6 final, allowing HAFTR to take it one step further than they did last year, when they fell to YDE, in the championship.
For our last bit of Yeshiva Sports news, we take you to the premier Junior High hockey event of the year, the Martin Weiselberg Memorial Hockey Tournament. The 2018 tournament, held in Yeshiva Har Torah, this past Sunday, saw incredible hockey action with a very unexpected result. Following a school year that saw their championship repeat hopes dashed by eventual champion RYNJ, 4-0, in the semifinals, the Kushner Cobras gained a measure of retribution, knocking off YNJ, 2-1, in a shootout, to repeat as tournament champions. After seeing YNJ’s AJ Seplowitz tie up the score in the final three minutes of regulation, and a scoreless overtime, Kushner’s David Dunec put home the lone shootout goal, as Cobra goalie, Nate Savits, went a perfect 3 for 3 to close out the title. Savits, for his efforts throughout the day, posting two shutouts and allowing only two goals, was named tournament MVP. We at the tournament would like to thank the participants, the spectators, host Yeshiva Har Torah, the sponsors, Crown Trophy of Brooklyn, Camp Dovid hockey camp, The Court Report, Regal Bank of New Jersey, MTA, Liquid Capital and Fruits in Chocolate, and finally, the biggest thank you to all of the people who donated and bought raffle tickets, helping us reach our goal of $10,000 for Hatzolah. For those still interested in donating, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
That being said, this now brings to a close another school year and, with it, another JM in the AM Sports Update season. I want to thank all of you for coming along with us on, yet another, successful journey, with a special thank you to all of the student-athletes across the metropolitan area. As always, a thank you to Nachum, for granting me the honor of a sixth year, entrusting me with bringing the amazing effort and accomplishments of all of these stars to you each and every week. Finally, I would also like to extend an extremely special thank you to my loving wife, Amanda, with whom I have the honor of celebrating our first anniversary yesterday. To all of the graduates, we wish you the very best of luck on your future endeavors, and, to everyone else, we look forward to the history that you will make next year. That, however, is still a few months away so for now, we wish everyone a great summer and we’ll see you in September for the 2018-2019 Sports season.
So, for the last time in the 2017-2018 School year, this has been the JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.