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. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
We are only five short days away from crowning our very first champions of the 2018-2019 MYHSAL Seasons! Straight ahead, on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, the JV and Varsity Hockey championships are almost ready! We’ll go through all the details, including, who has made it, who has yet to go, and where you can tune in to watch it all go down. And JV and Varsity Boys Basketball set up for a wild two nights of quarterfinal action. All that and more straight ahead! Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg!
So as not to be guilty of “burying the lead,” we’re going to start off with JV and Varsity Hockey. By the time that the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update rolls around, next Tuesday, we will have crowned the kings of the rinks for the 2018-2019 season. The action will begin this Sunday, at Lawrence Middle School, on Long Island, with the JV Championship. This year’s participants: An “all-West affair” between, the defending champion, TABC Storm and, the upstart, Kushner Cobras. The Storm return to the finals following their 5-1 defeat of DRS, last Thursday night, riding a five assist night by, Sophomore, Zach Levy. The Cobras will make their first appearance in school history, after a 3-2 win over North Shore, last night. Sophomore, Eitan Kaynan broke a 2-2 tie, late in the 2nd period, to give the Cobras the victory. Following, will be the Varsity Championship, which is only half set, at the moment. Already punching their ticket, the Frisch Cobras. Frisch will return, for their third straight finals appearance, following a 2-0 shutout of HAFTR, last night. Junior, Natan Neugrochel providing the game winner, with just under a minute and a half to go, in the 2nd period. The other participant will be determined tonight, when TABC travels to DRS, in a matchup between winners of two of the league’s last three championships. The action for both games will start about 1:15, but, tune in to the league website, www.myhsal.com, at 12:30, for the live broadcast of the day’s action, presented by the Yeshiva Sports Network, and MacsLive. I’ll be on the call for both games, along-side Yeshiva League Coaching Legend, David Kolb, as we take you through, yet another, action -packed afternoon, brought to you by Regal Bank of New Jersey and Camp Dovid Hockey Camp.
Over in Varsity basketball, Following SAR’s 58-52 defeat of JEC last week, we are set up for a quartet of quarterfinal contests (say that five times fast), tomorrow night, when all four semifinal slots will be determined. On one side of the bracket, West top seed, Frisch, will square off with HAFTR, while Heschel travels to Flatbush, to take on the East 2nd seed. A mile away, East top seed, Magen David, will match up with SAR, in a rematch of last year’s semifinals, as TABC and DRS will round out the “Elite 8” battles. The winners will vie for the right to move on to the Max Stern Athletic Center, on the Campus of Yeshiva University, for the Varsity Championship, on March 10th.
Meanwhile, the JV will experience nearly the same tonight, when the remaining three competitions will take place. West #1 seed, SAR, has already moved on to the semis with a 47-39 win, over DRS, on Sunday. They will await the winner of tonight’s contest, between North Shore and Frisch. Over in the other bracket, defending champion, TABC, following their 63-39 first round drubbing of Ramaz, will travel to HAFTR, while Magen David and MTA square off, in Washington Heights
Finally, in Girls JV Basketball, the HAFTR Hawks will look to cap off their perfect season, with a championship, following a 41-31 win over Frisch. Their opponent, the two-time defending champion, SAR Sting. SAR finished the regular season at 5-5, but outshined the North Shore Stars, and then braved the, West top seed, Ma’ayanot Rapids, and will now get to defend their JV Basketball crown.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.