The high school season officially ended on June 12. But returning varsity players throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region have been as busy as ever the last few days. And that will continue to be the case for more than a month.
In addition, tryouts for the Empire State Games are ongoing. The Games, which were on a one-year hiatus last year because of state budget cutbacks, are back for their 32nd year and will be played July 21-25 in Buffalo. The day the Games end, one of the summer’s biggest recruiting showcases, the Battle of the Hotbeds, will be held at the University of Delaware from July 25-28 just before the NCAA-mandated evaluation period ends Aug. 2.
A developing trend on the summer season has been the emergence of summer teams made up entirely or mostly of players from one team. Examples of this include the Cross River-based Primetime team and the Manhasset-based Maveriks.
A noteworthy weekday event in the Hudson Valley will occur on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at White Plains High School when the remaining players trying out for the HV ESG team (expected to total 40) will participate in a Sound Shore League game against a team of Yorktown alumni known as Husked Corn. As always, you can post info/scores/roster for the Sound Shore League by clicking here.
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