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Don’t look now boys and girls, but there are only 20 or so more school days left on the calendar. This week will mark the end of the regular season for all indoor sports with all but a handful of outdoor sporting contests slated for early next week to wrap those leagues up as well. We’ll give you the scoop on where everything stands on this edition of the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
While boys varsity softball still has about a week left on its calendar, several teams remain undefeated, but only one is sure that it will finish the regular season with a bagel in the loss column and they are the Frisch Cougars. The Cougars capped off a perfect 8-0 regular season this past week with a 10-3 win over TABC and a blanking of MTA last night 10-0. Frisch and MTA are the only two teams to have finished their season, so for now with more than 20 games left on the schedule, the Western Division champs can sit back and watch the chaos unfold as 12 other teams still have a shot at a post season berth. Boys JV Softball finds itself in a similar scenario. YDE and Hillel are both still undefeated but both still have half their schedule yet to be played.
Meanwhile in Girls Hockey, North Shore defeated HANC 2-0 last week to clinch the final East playoff berth. Also, with Kushner’s 1-0 win over Frisch last night, all teams now know whether they will be traveling or hosting a first-round game. Kushner and Heschel will square off this Thursday night with the winner taking the top seed in the West, the loser, the 2. Maayanot gets the 3 and defending champion Frisch slips in at #4. In the East, SAR and HAFTR will play tonight with HAFTR currently in the driver’s seat, needing only a point to clinch the East. Central and North Shore each have one game remaining to help determine the East 3 and 4.
Moving over to volleyball where the defending champions are undefeated no more. The Ramaz Rams flirted with hitting the loss column being taken by opponents to 5-games in 3 of the 4 contests that they played, but always managing to come out clean. Last night, however, the Rams finally met their match, taking it on the chin at the hands of the SAR Sting. SAR opened up the match winning the first game 21-10 before the Rams found their footing and evened it up at 1-1 winning the 2nd game 21-15. In the third match though, SAR once again dominated 21-10 to put the Rams on the brink. The 4th game would go to extras where the Sting would ultimately come out on top 23-21 to hand Ramaz their first loss of the season, keep the Sting undefeated, and lock up the regular season crown for SAR. Ramaz will look to bounce back tonight against HAFTR, while SAR finishes up their season on Sunday against Frisch.
Moving over to soccer, in Girls Varsity the playoffs are all set. Western Division champs SAR will play West #4 Hillel, while Maayanot will play Kushner. In the East undefeated Central will host HAFTR and North Shore will square off against #3 Ramaz. In Boys Varsity, TABC avenges a mid-season loss to Frisch 4-0 to climb back from the brink and clinch the final automatic qualification spot in the West as Frisch drops both its games last week, losing first to JEC 3-2, making the game against TABC a playoff game for both sides. With the win, TABC will now have a chance to defend its crown while Frisch and JEC are on the outside looking in, now both at 3-4-1.
Next week, I will be in studio to discuss the 2016 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Tournament. We are now almost 10 days away and raffle tickets and donations are already pouring in. For more information, to purchase tickets or to donate, please go to www.mwtournament.com.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.