We’re almost there, folks.
Tomorrow, our full slate of “Rivalry Weekend” games will be in full swing. (And in case you haven’t done so already, be sure to weigh in with your picks in our rotating polls on Manhasset-Garden City, Yorktown-Lakeland/Panas and New Canaan-Darien.)
But first, I have some scheduling news to report.
First-year Arlington coach Donny Connolly has used his connections in Hudson Valley lacrosse to add a game that will end the regular season for both his Admirals and the John Jay Indians.
The previously undefeated Admirals, who played Connolly’s alma mater Yorktown tougher than some expected in a 9-3 loss on Thursday, will play on May 19 at John Jay at 4:30 p.m. Mark your calendars, gang.
OK, now we’ve looked ahead to tomorrow — and to the end of the regular season as well.
How about we check out what’s on tap for today?
Wait. Before we get to that, don’t forget to check out the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Rankings by clicking here. Among the headlines: West Islip, the preseason No. 1 team, has climbed back to No. 2. Manhasset moved up a spot to No. 3. Ward Melville, despite losing to Walt Whitman earlier this season, has jumped up to No. 4 from No. 9. John Jay has gone from No. 15 to No. 13. Garden City has slipped from No. 8 to No. 17.
While we’re talking about rankings, you can check out the latest New York state rankings by clicking here. Of note, six teams from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region are ranked among the top 12 teams in Class A, led by No. 1 West Islip. Six squads from the region are among the Top 10 in Class B. The breakdown in Class C is even more impressive, with four teams from the region among the top five.
In the Hudson Valley, action is evenly split between day and night. At 4:30 p.m., Pelham visits Hastings, Edgemont hosts Irvington and Sleepy Hollow plays at Peekskill. At 7 p.m., Suffern, fresh off a big win over Nanuet, Clarkstown North, and Albertus Magnus plays at Rockland rival Tappan Zee. Ardsley hosts Nyack at 7:30 p.m.
Red-hot New Fairfield, which has won three straight after losing to William Floyd, plays at Joel Barlow at 7 p.m to highlight the Connecticut slate. Among other games on the schedule, Suffield visits Avon at Buckingham Field at 4:45 p.m.
In Suffolk, in a battle of 8-2 teams at 7:30 p.m., Farmingdale visits Shoreham-Wading River at the Dowling Complex.The host Wildcats are coming off a loss to Sayville.
Comsewogue, which is off to a 10-0 start but has yet to crack the national rankings, plays at Huntington at 4:30 p.m. Also at 4:30 p.m., defending Long Island Class B champ Sayville hosts Harborfields, East Hampton visits Miller Player and Half Hollow Hills West plays at Southampton.
At 4 p.m., Patchogue-Medford visits Riverhead, Hauppauge plays at Deer Park and Kings Park visits Babylon. Westhampton visits Eastport/South Manor at 7 p.m.
In Nassau action, Lynbrook visits Oceanside at 7 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Locust Valley plays at Sewanhaka, Floral Park plays at Mepham, Glen Cove visits Freeport at Cleveland Avenue Field, New Hyde Park plays at Seaford and Port Washington hosts Plainview JFK.
At 5 p.m., East Meadow visits Plainedge and Hempstead hosts Elmont.
South Side hosts Carey and Uniondale visits Wheatley at 4:15 p.m.
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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