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. In this week’s update, Elliot discussed the spring Semifinals and more. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
I hope that everyone had an amazing Shavuot, and now point you toward another “s” word for the Spring season: Semifinals. Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, just about every indoor league has reached the “Final 4” stage, while the outdoor sports will wrap up their make-up games, and have their postseason set, we hope. All that and more, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
With last week’s rain, the three softball leagues will need an extra day or two to wrap up their regular season. Five games are scheduled for tonight in Boys JV and Varsity softball, and Girls Softball will have that many over the next two days. But, with rain in the forecast again, we will need to stay tuned, to see what transpires on the diamond. As to the action that did happen over the last week, Darchai Torah swept HANC, in Boys Varsity, to capture the East Division title, and in Girls Varsity, in a battle of two 5-1 teams, SKA doubled-up Central, 4-2, to take sole possession of first place in the East.
Back indoors, we are only a few days away from setting up the Spring division championships.
Three of the four soccer league semifinals are set, while one has already determined its two finalists. In Girls JV, it was “Lucky 7s”, as top seeds, Frisch and SAR, scored seven goals, in knocking off Maayanot and North Shore, 7-2 and 7-0, and will now meet in the finals. Girls Varsity saw all four home teams walk away with wins, as Maayanot defeated Flatbush 8-1, Kushner defeated Ramaz 8-2, North Shore knocked off SKA 8-3, while Central broke the trend, but won, knocking off SAR, 10-6. Maayanot will, now, host Central and Kushner will travel to North Shore with tickets to the final on the line.
In the Boys Junior Varsity bracket, home squads, SAR and Magen David advanced, with SAR trouncing Flatbush, 15-8, while Magen David needed Overtime to knock off HAFTR, 7-6. SAR will, now, travel to DRS in the semis, while Magen David will head to Paramus, to take on Frisch. Varsity experienced the only first-round upset, with 5th seed, JEC, knocking off #4 North Shore. They will advance to take on TABC, winners over Flatbush, in their first round match. Meanwhile, MTA avenges last year’s semifinal loss to HANC, and will now take on DRS, victors of their game over North Shore.
Girls Hockey almost saw four first-round shutouts as Kushner, SAR and Maayanot advanced, taking 7-0, 9-0 and 1-0 wins over Central, Ramaz and HAFTR, respectively. The only non-shutout, an 8-1 Heschel victory over North Shore. In the semis, SAR, the first East team to advance to the semifinals in three years, will host Heschel, tomorrow night, while West top seed Kushner will host Maayanot, at a date to be determined.
The only non-set semifinal bracket is Boys Volleyball. The 4 seed, North Shore defeated Magen David, 3 games to 1, to advance to the Final 4, but will not know their opponent until Flatbush and Solomon Schechter face. If 3rd seed SSLI wins, they will advance to face Ramaz, while North Shore battles top seed, HAFTR. However, if the 6 seed, Flatbush, gains the upset, they will face HAFTR, and the Stars will travel to Ramaz.
Finally, the raffle prizes have been announced for the 2018 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Junior High Hockey Tournament. All six prizes, including the grand prize, a Montreal Canadiens jersey autographed by legendary hockey players John LeClair and Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy. Ticket sales are now open, with the winners being selected at the tournament, in Yeshiva Har Torah, on Sunday, June 17th. To purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.mwtournament.com and to donate or sponsor, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. All proceeds for the event go to benefit Hatzolah.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.