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.
This is it folks! We’ve reached the final week of the 2019-2020 MYHSAL regular season! Today on the Tuesday morning JM in the AM Sports Update, upsets galore forcing massive shakeups, top teams knocked from their perch and the possibility of two 4-way ties for division crowns. All that and more straight ahead, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start off with Varsity Hockey where interesting results in both divisions throws some intrigue into the playoff race. In the West, an OT winner by Junior Eitan Linhart powered the Ramaz Rams to a win over the SAR Sting. The win doesn’t necessarily improve Ramaz’s playoff standing, but definitely put a damper on SAR’s chances to win the division, which also came to a halt Thursday night when Senior Elliot Eisner scored four times as Frisch knocked off the Sting 6-4 to clinch the crown and the West #1 seed. Over in the East, Flatbush upends North Shore 4-3 to lock up the final playoff spot ahead of what would have otherwise been a winner take all game with HANC tonight. In other news, Rambam defeats Solomon Schechter to all but wrap up the East #2 seed as HAFTR falls to DRS 2-0 and Kushner can wrap up the West #3 seed with a win over MTA tomorrow night.
JV Hockey would have an interesting week of its own as the chips fall the right way for the Sting. First, SAR earns a 3-2 win over Frisch on a goal by Sophomore Sam Fromen with two minutes to go and a stop by Freshman goalie Jedediah Konovitch of a last second penalty shot and last night, Frisch manhandled TABC 4-1 to knock the Storm out of first and hand the division to SAR. The Sting now await the last two games of the JV season featuring HANC and Flatbush and Rambam and YDE to see who they will host in the first round. Teams that already know their opponents, East champion DRS will host MTA following the Lions’ win over JEC and Frisch will travel to Brooklyn to face East #2 YDE.
In boys JV basketball, Frisch upended TABC to keep in play a chaotic situation as it relates to the Division title. The 56-45 victory ties the Cougars and Storm at 8-2, a game behind SAR at 8-1 and a game ahead of Ramaz at 7-2 after their win over MTA last night. The scenario exists where, tonight, SAR can win the division with a victory over Ramaz, which would also settle the West nicely 1-6. However, should Ramaz upset SAR, there will be a 4-way tie at the top of the West at 8-2. Ironically, this situation is more preferable than what could have happened in a 3-way tie, with SAR, Frisch and TABC, which wouldn’t have had a resolution, but in this scenario, TABC and Ramaz would earn the top 2 seeds, while SAR would drop to 3rd and Frisch to 4th. Out East, the #2 seed will be determined tonight when Flatbush takes on HANC. A win for the Falcons clinches the bye while a loss hands it to Magen David.
A packed slate in Varsity Basketball where there now exists its own possibility of a 4-way tie at the top of the East. DRS downed Magen David 66-65 and HAFTR knocked off Flatbush at Barclays and defeated TABC fixing the East standing boards as follows: HAFTR is 11-2, Magen David 11-3, DRS 10-3 and Shaare Torah at 9-3. HAFTR will face DRS on Thursday night where a win would wrap up the division for the Hawks. However, should DRS clip HAFTR’s wings, it would pull the teams into a three-way tie and if Shaare Torah defeats North Shore tonight and Flatbush on Thursday, potentially a 4-way tie at 11-3. Fear not, there are solutions though. In either situation, DRS would take the division title, Magen David would finish 2nd, HAFTR 3rd and Shaare Torah 4th, meaning that the winner of the HAFTR- DRS contest will be the division champions. Out West, TABC’s loss to HAFTR compounds a week that saw them lose by 10 to Frisch, dropping the Storm out of contention for the top spot all the way down to 3rd. The West title is now down to Hillel and Heschel, where Hillel can lock up the spot with a win over Waterbury tomorrow night.
Finally, in Girls varsity, in what seems like a yearly coordination, Maayanot defeated Frisch 47-37 to lock the West in a three way tie with SAR at 10-2. The tiebreaker hands the division title to Maayanot and Frisch who came in with the chance to win the division title falls all the way to #3.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.