Virginia beat Syracuse 12-10 to win the NCAA men’s lacrosse title.
Bill Clinton was president.
“Stars Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “The Matrix” and “American Beauty” were among the most popular movies.
Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France.
The last of the Checker taxis took its final ride in New York City.
“Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” “Friends,” “E.R.,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Law and Order,” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” were among the most popular TV shows.
The Yankees swept the Braves in the World Series for their second straight title and 25th overall.
The stock market broke 11,000 for the first time.
Two of the top 10 songs for the year were Cher’s “Believe” and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca.”
Yes folks, we’ve come a long way since 1999.
But one thing hasn’t changed.
Since 1999, Yorktown has managed to win its annual game against Mahopac every time.
The Indians’ last win in the series came during the ’99 regular season. (A win Yorktown avenged later that season in the sectional final.)
Is this the year Mahopac finally snaps that streak?
It could happen. After all, Yorktown has already fallen to a Section 1 team (John Jay) and is coming off a one-goal win over Putnam Valley. Mahopac already has a win over defending Class B sectional champion Somers to its credit.
That game was extra special for four-year starting attackman John Brandofino, who had never beaten Somers. Now Brandofino, who grew up playing in the Yorktown Athletic Club, has one final chance (barring a postseason rematch) of beating the Huskers.
Action gets under way at 4:30 p.m. at Charlie Murphy Field in Yorktown.
In another intriguing Section 1 battle, Somers plays at 2009 Class C finalist Rye. Last year, Rye beat Somers in overtime, but Somers was minus starting goaltender Chris Longo in that contest. Action starts at 5 p.m. at Rye’s Nugent Stadium.
In another big game, Putnam Valley, which beat Rye last weekend, plays at 2009 Class A finalists Lakeland/Panas at 5:30 p.m. at Lakeland High School.
Iona Prep, which picked up a big win this past weekend over Somers — its second over the Tuskers in three seasons — plays St. Anthony’s for the first time in school history at 4:30 p.m. at St. A’s.
Also at 4:30 p.m.: Chaminade faces Fordham Prep, Horace Greeley visits Byram Hills, Haldane hosts Croton-Harmon, White Plains plays at Pelham at Glover Field, John F. Kennedy Catholic visits North Salem, unbeaten Arlington is at Ossining, Wappingers hosts Peekskills and Briarcliff is at Westlake.
The Connecticut slate is highlighted by a 4 p.m. game between Greenwich and host Fairfield Prep at Fairfield University’s Alumni Field and a 7 p.m. contest between longtime rivals Wilton and Darien at Wilton’s Fujitani Field.
Also at 4 p.m., Ridgefield plays at Bridgeport Central at Kennedy Stadium and Stamford intra-city rivals Trinity Catholic and Stamford meet at Stamford. Also in Stamford, Westhill hosts Trumbull on Westhill’s front turf field at 4:30 p.m. Unbeaten Weston hosts Notre Dame-Fairfield at 6:45 p.m. on its turf field.
After a huge slate of games in Long Island yesterday, especially in Suffolk, today is not nearly as eventful, but there are some good contests.
At 4 p.m., defending Long Island Class B champion Sayville hosts red-hot Comsewogue at Depot Street Field at 4 p.m. Also at 4 p.m., Mount Sinai visits Kings Park.
Northport visits Sachem East on Sachem East’s turf field at 5 p.m. Also at 5 p.m., East Hampton, off to a school-record 8-0 start, hosts Huntington.
Southampton hosts Westhampton and Babylon visits Bayport-Blue Point at 4:30 p.m.
At 7 p.m., Rocky Point host Shoreham-Wading River and Miller Place plays at Center Moriches.
The Nassau schedule is very light with just two games: Kennedy Bellmore at MacArthur (7 p.m.) and Sewanhaka at Glen Cover (4:30 p.m.).
As always, be sure to post your thoughts and predictions on these matchups as well as any info on the scores and game details.
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