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 hockey and basketball information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. In this week’s update, Elliot discusses the YLS action and how things are shaping up as we head toward the postseason. For a more in-depth look at Yeshiva League Sports, make sure to tune in on Sunday evening’s at 7:00 p.m. (ET) for Court Report, hosted by Elliot Weiselberg (encore on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.). The full transcript of this morning’s update is below.
With the big game now over, the most exciting action will stem from only one place, the Yeshiva League. Over the last week, all but one postseason spot has been filled and over the next 60 hours, just about every berth, position, matchup and bye will be determined in all 7 leagues. Today, on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, Varsity Hockey crowns its division champions but two rivalry games will shape up the rest of the landscape, JV and Varsity Basketball each have mind-boggling logjams to work through and Girls JV becomes the first to offer a complete postseason bracket. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
The Varsity Hockey East and West have determined both of their division champions. The defending champion, DRS Wildcats, will once again be the top seed in the East after knocking off rival HAFTR, 5-0, on Sunday. The loss puts HAFTR in a “winner-take-all” battle with Rambam for the other East bye slot. But, the top seed coming out of the regular season will be the SAR Sting. SAR rode a 3-0 week with a win over MTA, and a home and home sweep of Ramaz, to hold off TABC. The Storm will have the two seed in the West, but will need to avoid ending their season on a sour note, when they play a Frisch team, locked in a heavy battle with MTA for the 3rd seed in the West.
Back in November, after a 13 point loss to the Frisch Cougars, the SAR Girls JV Basketball squad could not be faulted for believing that the Western Division crown would be all but decided when the two met up in SAR last week. But after tallying off 4 straight wins since that loss, the Sting found themselves a second opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat, and they were not letting this chance go. SAR earned a 38-34 win to tie with Frisch at 9-1, but would leap the Cougars, based on the tiebreak, to earn the Western Division Championship. They will now await the winner of the East #2 North Shore vs. West #3 Maayanot, while the other bracket features East division champ HAFTR with the bye, awaiting Frisch hosting East #3 HANC.
Despite being only a few short days away from the postseason, both JV and Varsity Basketball have traffic jams that would put the Long Island Expressway to shame. In the JV league, defending Champion Magen David defeated HANC to punch the last ticket in the East, but with North Shore, DRS and Shaare Torah in a potential three-way tie at 7-3, tonight’s games between DRS and Darchei Eres, and Shaare Torah and Ezra can make things real messy. No matter how messy it gets, it can’t get any messier than Varsity Basketball’s West. TABC entered last week fighting for a postseason berth, however, after a desperation win over Ramaz and a knockout victory over Heschel, TABC looks primed to head a 4-team tie that threatens to overtake the huge matchup between SAR and Frisch, for the top spot in the division in SAR, tonight, as the top story.
Want some more clarity on all of these mind-boggling situations? Tune in to tonight’s feature presentation of the Court Report at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network. This week, we cover all of the previously mentioned leagues and delve into the even crazier situations in both girls varsity leagues, including the chance for a three way coin flip!! All that and more, tonight at 7PM, on the Court Report, presented by Crown Trophy of Brooklyn, only on the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.