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 spring sports information. You can read the transcription of this morning’s update below:
Welcome back from Pesach vacation everyone. With only a month and a half left to the school year, the spring season is about to pick up some major steam, with several contests already happening despite being only a few days removed from the break. Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, softball opens up their season with some familiar results, MTA varsity soccer caps off a perfect season and Maayanot Girls Soccer hopes to do the same, and, an update on the 2017 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Junior High Hockey Tournament. Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg
It’s spring and when the flowers bloom, boys and girls hit the diamonds for softball and baseball action. In Boys Varsity Softball, most teams have kicked off their regular seasons, including last year’s finals participants, runner-up YDE and defending champion Frisch. The Frisch Cougars are already staking a claim to repeat, busting out to a 3-0 record in the West, taking all 3 games by at least 9 runs over SAR and JEC. The Thunder, however, are looking to work their way back to the finals and finish off their mission, and have taken their first two games of the season over Magen Avraham in similar fashion. But, making no secret about their plans of reversing last year’s upsetting finish, the Hillel Heat currently lead the league with a record of 4-0. Hillel took 2 close games with Maor to start the season and have added wins over SAR and MTA to their ledger. In the game against SAR this past Sunday, the Heat broke a 5-5 tie with 4 runs in the 6th inning en route to a 9-7 win.
In Girls Softball, Solomon Schechter of Long Island has jumped out to an impressive start, taking the first 4 games of their season over Flatbush, North Shore and Shalhevet and a 2-0 win over perennial powerhouse Central. In the Shalhevet game, sophomore pitcher Tali Schor recorded 10 strikeouts in a shortened 4-inning game.
Moving back indoors, the soccer leagues are rounding out their regular seasons. In Boys Varsity, 3 teams remain undefeated with one team assured that it will finish up as such. Last night the MTA Lions defeated Ezra to cap off a perfect 8-0 season, clinching the Central division crown. TABC and DRS will both finish up their schedules over the next week and by our next Sports Update, can find themselves in similar position in the West and the East.
In Girls Varsity, the Maayanot Rapids have run away with the West and are on the verge of finishing off their own undefeated regular season. Currently at 7-0, with the nearest team having 3 losses, Maayanot is assured of the West Division Crown and with a win over Frisch at home tomorrow night, they will go into the post-season ready to defend their title. In the East, last year’s finalist Central still looms with a perfect record and can open a wide gap with a win over SKA tomorrow night. The Sonics have not lost a game yet, either, but do have two ties to their ledger instead and a win by the Wildcats will put them a win or Flatbush loss or tie away from clinching the top seed.
While it is Spring, we will go back to a winter sport for just a moment. The 2017 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Junior High Hockey Tournament is less than 4 weeks away. This year’s event will be Sunday May 21st in Yeshiva Har Torah and will feature 8 teams from the New York and New Jersey Junior High Hockey leagues, including: Har Torah, HANC, HAFTR, Kushner, Moriah, Yavneh, HALB and defending champion Noam. Today, we are unveiling our amazing raffle prizes on facebook, which will include our grand prize, an autographed Henrik Lundqvist Rangers jersey. All proceeds go to Hatzolah, and all sponsorships, donations and raffle purchases are welcome. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and stay tuned to JM in the AM for more details.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.