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. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
Pesach is only a few days away, and like you, we will be doing some cleanup as well. Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, Solomon Schechter and North Shore meet up atop Boys Volleyball East, Ma’ayanot stays perfect in Girls Hockey, and we take a look at Tennis . All that and more, coming right up! Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We start off in Boys volleyball where a few weeks ago, we made you aware of the hot start of the Solomon Schechter Lions. Coming into last Thursday night’s game with North Shore, the Lions had not only dominated the six previous matches, but prior to their 3-1 win over MAY, two nights earlier, they had not even dropped a game to an opponent. The 4-0 Stars could not claim the same feat, having gone to five games in wins over SAR and DRS to start the year, but this would still be a battle for the top of the East all the same. North Shore would send a message from the very beginning, taking a 1-0 lead with a 21-14 score. Game two, would prove interesting as the Lions took command and evened up the contest with a 21-13 win. North Shore would follow it up with a dominant 21-11 win putting Solomon Schechter’s back up against the wall for the very first time all year. The Lions would barely pull out a 21-19 win to tie up the contest setting up the winner take all fifth game, where the Stars would pull a reverse and win 21-19 to keep North Shore perfect and hand the Lions their first loss of the year. North Shore now stands at 6-0 after defeating Ramaz and can win the division with a win over HAFTR or Kushner in their final 2 contests.
Moving over to Girls Hockey, where the Ma’ayanot Rapids have emerged as the only remaining undefeated team in the league. This, after the Rapids knocked off North Shore 2-1 in the closing seconds, last week and followed that up with a 4-2 win over Frisch last night. Ma’ayanot is now 5-0, heading into the break with contests against Heschel and Kushner on the other side of the break that can shake up the final results in the West and send one of those three teams on the road in the first round of the playoffs.
Moving outdoors, last week we discussed TABC varsity softball’s hectic schedule of 7 games in 9 days, of which they won 6, but they’ve also had to throw in a handful of baseball games as well. The Storm baseball team has won their first 3 games of the year, defeating MTA, JEC and Ramaz by a combined 28-0. Whether or not the Storm can keep riding their hot April will next be seen on May 5th when they square off with Heschel, who with a win over JEC tonight, can tie TABC at 3-0, the only two undefeated teams in the West.
Finally, we move over to the tennis courts where Boys and Girl Tennis are in full swing. In Boys Tennis, the Flatbush Falcons have been dominant in their first four contests, winning 19 of the 20 contests played for a 4-0 record at the top of the East. Joining them at 4-0 is West division leader Hillel. The two divisions are in stark contrast to each other where Flatbush’s four games played ranked them among the least in the East, whereas Hillel’s four put them at the most in the West. Moving over to Girls Tennis where four teams are undefeated, but none have played more than 2 contests. Out West, where few games have been played, it’s 2-0 Heschel essentially in first place, while in the East, 2-0 North Shore is undefeated, but it’s 4-1 HAFTR at the top of the division, awaiting the Stars in their season finale one month from today.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, Chag Sameach everyone.