It’s been an annual affair. CHSAA rivals St. Anthony’s and Chaminade wage spirited regular-season battles, which they almost always wind up splitting. Then comes Round 3 — for the CHSAA championship. Round 3 for this season is today.
The opening faceoff for the CHSAA Class AAA title game is set for 4:30 p.m. today at C.W. Post University. It should be a good one.
Chaminade (14-4) won the first meeting between the teams 14-8 way back on April 13 (seems like ancient history at this point).
St. Anthony’s (17-2) took Round 2 by a count of 8-6 on May 13.
Section 1 will determine its six class finalists today. Semifinal games will be held at six sites. There’s a very good chance that all of last year’s final-round matchups — Yorktown vs. Lakeland/Panas (Class A), Somers vs. John Jay (Class B) and Put Valley vs. Rye (Class C) will occur again this year, despite the new playoff seeding formula and elimination of the power league set-up. As recently as two weeks ago, that scenario seemed highly unlikely.
Here’s the rundown:
No. 3 Suffern (13-4) at No. 2 Yorktown (10-7), 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 Mahopac (11-6) at No. 1 Lakeland/Panas (14-3) at Lakeland High School, 4:30 p.m.
No. 4 Ossining (13-5) at No. 8 No. 1 John Jay (16-1), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Brewster (9-9) at No. 6 Somers (12-6), 4:30 p.m.
No. 4 Put Valley (14-4) at No. 1 Pleasantville (16-1), 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Rye (11-7) at No. 2 Bronxville (15-3), 4 p.m.
In Long Island semifinal action, No. 3 Hicksville faces No. 2 Massapequa in a Class A game at Hofstra at 8 p.m. The winner faces Farmingdale, which beat Syosset 9-4 in the other semi last night, in the Nassau County final on Wednesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at Hofstra.
In Class B, Garden City (14-3) , the No. 2 seed, faces No. 3 Division (16-1) at 3:30 p.m. The winner faces Wantagh in the Nassau final on June 2 at 3 p.m. at Hofstra. Wantagh defeated Lynbrook 11-8 yesterday in its semifinal.
Second-seeded Cold Spring Harbor takes on No. 3 Friends Academy in the remaining Class C semifinal, with the winner playing top-seeded Manhasset in the Wednesday, June 2 final at 5:30 p.m.
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