As we get set for the final weekend of the month, it will be a busy Saturday with some big preseason tournaments mixed in with a fair number of regular-season games in Long Island, highlighted by the showdown between Garden City and Smithtown West as well as a matchup between Wantagh and Farmingdale.
First, let’s check out the preseason events.
Tournaments at Darien in Connecticut and Somers in Northern Westchester will be played on adjacent turf fields. The tradition-rich Daniel Hand Tournament is set for Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Conn.
Participating teams from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region at the Daniel Hand Tournament include Wilton, Syosset, Northport and host Daniel Hand. Action begins at 9:30 a.m.
In another scrimmage of note today, Ridgefield, which won the 2009 FCIAC title, visits two-time New York Class C state champ Manhasset at 10 a.m.
The Darien Jamboree traditionally attracts some of the region’s top programs, and this year is no except.
Here’s the schedule:
Darien vs. Shoreham-Wading River, 9 a.m.
Darien vs. West Islip, 10:15 a.m.
Darien vs. Fairfield Prep, 11:30 a.m.
Fairfield Prep vs. West Islip, 9 a.m.
Fairfield Prep vs. Shoreham-Wading River, 10:15 a.m.
Shoreham-Wading River vs. West Islip, 11:30 a.m.
There will be nine team competing at the third annual Red/Gray Tournament at Somers High School, including defending Section 1 champions Lakeland/Panas and Putnam Valley as well as Yorktown, which has failed to win a sectional title just three times since 1979.
Here’s the schedule:
TURF 1 (Scoreboard field)
Somers vs. Montgomery, N.J., 8:30 a.m.
Don Bosco vs. Lakeland/Panas, 9:15 a.m.
Guilderland vs. Fox Lane, 10 a.m.
Jericho vs. Somers, 10:45 a.m.
Montgomery (N.J.) vs. Lakeland/Panas, 11:30 a.m.
Somers vs. Guilderland, 12:15 p.m.
Guilderland vs. Don Bosco, 1 p.m.
Don Bosco vs. Somers, 1:45 p.m.
Putnam Valley vs. Guilderland, 2:30 p.m.
Somers vs. Fox Lane, 4 p.m.
Fox Lane vs. Yorktown, 8:30 a.m.
Putnam Valley vs. Jericho, 9:15 a.m.
Montgomery vs Put Valley, 10 a.m.
Yorktown vs. Guilderland, 10:45 a.m.
Don Bosco vs. Fox Lane, 11:30 a.m.
Jericho vs. Yorktown, 12:15 p.m.
Fox Lane vs. Putnam Valley, 1 p.m.
Lakeland/Panas vs. Jericho, 2:30 p.m.
Guilderland vs. Don Bosco. 3:15 p.m.
Lakeland/Panas vs. Putnam Valley, 4 p.m.
Now here’s today’s regular-season slate:
Lindenhurst at Middle School, 10 a.m.
Brentwood at Southampton, 10 a.m.
New Hyde Park at Clarke, 10 a.m.
Deer Park at Roslyn, 10 a.m.
St. John’s at Elwood/John Glenn, 10 a.m.
Great Neck North at Mineola, 10 a.m.
Sewanhaka at Elmont, 10:30 a.m.
Great Neck South at Glen Cove, 10:30 a.m.
Smithtown West at Garden City, 11 a.m.
Farmingdale at Wantagh, 11 a.m.
Westhampton at Kings Park, 11 a.m.
Rocky Point at Smithtown East, noon
Bellport at Patchogue-Medford, 2 p.m.
Bethpage Tournament: Consolation 10 a.m., Championship 1 p.m.
Levittown Division Tournament: Consolation 1 p.m., Championship 3 p.m.
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* Update * Today’s final scores
Garden City 6, Smithtown West 2
Wantagh 11, Farmingdale 9
Oceanside 15, Plainview-JFK 4
Division 9, MacArthur 5
Bethpage 8, Friends 7
Patchogue-Medford 13, Bellport 1
Happauge 10, East Hampton 9
Clarke 21, New Hyde Park 15
Smithtown East 14, Rocky Point 6
Glenn 6, St. John the Baptist 5
Southampton 7, Brentwood 5
Westhampton 6, Kings Park 4
Long Island Lutheran 14, Cardinal Spellman 1
Mineola 12, Great Neck North 6
Roslyn 7, Deer Park 4
Lindenhurst 13, Babylon 7
Sewanhaka 3, Elmont 1
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