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. On this week’s update, Elliot discussed key match-ups as we wrap up another great October. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
With only a few days left in October, all leagues in the MYHSAL have hit their stride with key match-ups taking place in every sport. Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, Kushner JV Hockey takes two from across the river, a measure of revenge in Varsity hockey, and some pretty nifty scoring efforts in Varsity basketball, with many not enough to pull down a W. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start off in Varsity Hockey where we last left off in March with the SAR Sting running away with a 5-1 win over the Frisch Cougars for the championship. Last night, the two would meet up to kick off their regular seasons, with the needle flipping the way of the runners-up to begin the 2018-2019 campaign. Junior Elliot Eisner and Senior Aryeh Bloom put the Cougars up 2-0 in the 2nd period and Eisner would add another late in the 3rd to put away a 3-0 shutout victory for Frisch. Senior Isaac Markovitz posted the clean sheet in net for the Cougars. Other varsity action over the week, Senior Sammy Simcha posted a hat trick for the JEC Thunder in a 4-1 win over the North Shore Stars and Rambam took wins over Solomon Schechter and Magen David to stand atop the East at 2-0 in the early part of this season.
Moving over to JV Hockey, earlier in the evening, the Sting would jump out to a 2-0 lead midway through the 2nd, Freshman Zevi Mehl and Sophomore Boaz Kahn, the SAR scorers, but the Cougars would battle back. Sophomore Ian Bromberg would put one home in front at the 6:37 mark of the 2nd period to trim the lead to 1. The score would remain that way for a full period. Just after the six-minute mark of the third, though, the equalizer, as Sophomore Jacob Borenstein slammed home a laser from the point to tie the game at two. Neither team would score in regulation and there would be no winner in overtime, with the game ending in a tie, 2-2. In other JV Hockey action, the Kushner Cobras have started out their 2018-2019 campaign by firing two shots across the river winning their two cross-conference games in early season action. After a resounding win at home over North Shore, the Cobras traveled to DRS last night to battle the Wildcats. DRS took a 1-0 lead midway through the 2nd on a goal by Sophomore Kyle Siegel, but Sopohomores Eitan Kaynan and Jason Singer would tilt the board in Kushner’s favor. An empty netter late in the 3rd would seal the deal, keeping Kushner a perfect 2-0 on the early season. Also, TABC opened their title defense with a 3-0 win over Ramaz, North Shore bounced back with an 8-5 win over Flatbush and Rambam blanked Magen David 3-0 on 2 goals by Freshman Sam Korman in the victory.
Moving over to basketball, the Frisch Cougars have jumped out to an early 2-0 record, taking another 10-point win, this time defeating SAR 53-43. Senior Max Meyerhoff scored 19 for the Cougars in the win, he would tie with SAR’s Senior Judah Oppenheimer for the game high, although his was in a losing effort. Also, another Double-Double for Senior Gabe Plotzker, as Kushner got their first win of the season, downing Ramaz 69-61. Plotzker’s 16 points and an astounding 26 rebounds kept the Rams at distance, despite talented Sophomore Spenser Rubenstein’s game-high 17 in the losing effort. Out East, the high-water scoring mark of the early season belongs to Shaare Torah junior Jackie Haber. Haber scored 32 points for the Stars last night, albeit in a losing effort. Seniors Eddie Lincer and Jack Rosow led the way for Flatbush with 16 points each to drop the Stars 59-55.
Finally, in JV Basketball, the defending champion TABC Storm have pulled out ahead to a 2-0 start, knocking off Maor and Westchester.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.