Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) with Elliot Weiselberg has returned to JM in the AM! Nachum presented Elliot on this morning’s program to deliver the latest Yeshiva League hockey and basketball information. For a deeper look at Yeshiva Sports check out Court Report, also hosted by Elliot, on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. ET (replay on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. ET). You can read the transcription of this morning’s update below:
No ladies and gentlemen, this is not a mistake, it is Wednesday morning and you are listening to a special edition of the JM in the AM Sports Update. Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
With Stella moving through the area yesterday and games either being cancelled or put in jeopardy, we decided, why not wait a day to get hold of the latest information so that everyone can be properly informed about the remaining games in the Yeshiva League. Also, we have a major announcement that you do not want to miss.
But first, we are in “Championship Season” and the Yeshiva League and Crown Trophy have already crowned its first two champions, those being the queens of Girls Varsity A and JV Basketball and one school emerges from the pack to rule the roost. Both games took place at TABC last Thursday night. The opener saw Frisch and SAR do battle. The two schools split the season series with this being the rubber match for all of the marbles. The 2nd seeded Sting jumped out to a 17-2 lead early but by the middle of the 4th, the Cougars had clawed all the way back to tie the game at 33 apiece. Unfortunately for Frisch, getting to the tie was the last bit of gas left in the tank and SAR would dominate the last few minutes of the game to emerge victorious 42-33.
In the main event the two division champions, Flatbush and SAR would square off. Again SAR would jump out to a huge lead up, 15-4 at the end of the first quarter. Flatbush though, would not step aside, also battling back and even holding a 7-point lead with only a few minutes left in the 4th. However, a 17-6 SAR run over the remaining time would turn the tide in favor of the Sting who would repeat and give SAR its second championship of the night with the 57-53 victory. Congratulations to SAR on the accomplishment.
On the boys’ side of the ledger, TABC defeated HAFTR in JV basketball last night and will now await the winner of a rematch from last year’s semifinal between Frisch and Magen David. In Varsity, the semifinals will see DRS head to Heschel while Frisch will host MTA. All three of those games will take place tomorrow night with the winners meeting up in YU at the Max Stern Athletic Center on March 26th.
The next two champions will be crowned this coming Sunday when the JV and Varsity hockey finals will take place in Lawrence Middle School on Long Island. The first game of the day, the JV Championship will feature two New Jersey schools, West #2 Frisch and West #1 TABC. The Storm reached the finals Monday night by virtue of a 2-1 win over HAFTR. This will be the first time that the two schools, separated by only 6 miles and locked in one of the tightest rivalries in the Yeshiva League, will face in a Winter Championship. Following that game, the Varsity Championship will take place. The participants in that will be determined tonight with Frisch hosting TABC in a game postponed from last night and DRS hosting SAR. Four decorated schools, two finals slots, one champion.
Before we go, for all those wondering where you will be able to watch this Sunday’s hockey championships, look no further than the Nachum Segal Network. Yes, folks, that’s right, this coming Sunday, the Nachum Segal Network will present to you the 2016-2017 MYHSAL JV and Varsity Hockey Championships, brought to you by the amazing people at Manischewitz and Crown Trophy. Coverage for the two games will start at 1PM and will be available on our home page. Yours truly will be behind the mic and I cannot wait to bring to you all of the action as we round out the Yeshiva Hockey League season. For those of you looking to get your hockey fix a little bit earlier this Sunday, tune in for our coverage of the MYJHHL New York Junior High Championship between North Shore and HAFTR, also presented by Manichewitz and Crown Trophy which will precede the JV game, also at Lawrence Middle School. Start time for that game has not yet been determined but we will update you right here on JM in the AM as soon as we find out.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, see you Sunday folks, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.