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. This week Elliot began the countdown to the postseason and reminded the listeners of some great playoff rivalries from last season. 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.
We’ve now officially turned the calendar page to 2018 and the countdown to the postseason is on in all seven leagues. Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, rivalries book-end the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 in Brooklyn, Long Island and Bergen County. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
This past weekend, the 2017 rendition of the “Route 4 Rivalry” between Frisch and TABC took place in three of the four boy’s leagues. The weekend started off Saturday night with the rematch of last year’s JV Hockey Championship. Both teams came into the game undefeated and giving up less goals combined than fingers that you can count on one hand. From that description alone, you knew that this would be a grind. One goal would be the beginning and the end, as Frisch Sophomore Ari Baruch put one home in the second period and Sophomore Evan Solomon kept the Storm off the board, with a 1-0 victory, the second straight Frisch shutout over TABC. The varsity squads would have to wait 16 hours to get their share in a rematch of last year’s semifinal contest. Unlike the JV, the end result would have a different feeling. Second period goals by Junior Akiva Hain and Senior Ezra Rotblatt would be enough as TABC avenged their 2-1 loss, last March, with one of their own. Senior Charlie Bendheim scored in the loss for the Cougars. On the basketball end, the varsity boys would meet up Saturday night as well, with a result much less thrilling than last year’s fast-break at the buzzer. Frisch would stay undefeated, knocking off TABC, 65-50, behind 16 points by Senior Jack Stepner. The JV teams, currently both undefeated, will round out the action this coming Saturday night. The JV and Varsity hockey teams will meet up again in February.
The “Battle for Brooklyn” between Magen David and Flatbush is usually a heated affair, no matter where the squads are on the standings boards. This past week, the two sides met up in varsity basketball. Although a spirited effort by the Falcons, Magen David continued their winning ways, remaining undefeated, with a 76-60 win. Senior Teddy Shammah led the way with 27 points for the Warriors, Sophomore Albert Nisiri, with 22. Senior Eddie Lincer led Flatbush with 18 in the loss. The two varsity hockey squads will meet up for their second season showdown, tonight, in Flatbush. The Warriors took the first meeting, 2-1 in Overtime.
Tonight will also feature the first of two installments between DRS and HAFTR on the hockey court in HAFTR. In varsity, both teams sit at the top of the Eastern Conference and will be fighting for the #1 seed, between each other, right down to the wire. In JV, the stakes sit a little bit higher as it seems likely that only one of the two will earn a first-round home game, with the other being forced to head into, and survive, New Jersey in order to advance beyond the quarterfinals.
Looking for more Yeshiva League action? Tune in to tonight’s encore presentation of the Court Report at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network. This week, we looked ahead to the big matchup in Boys JV Basketball between HAFTR and Magen David, and gave more in-depth analysis on the fall-out of the “Route 4 Rivalry” matchups. All that and more, tonight at 7PM and an all new episode this coming Sunday night, 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.