What a day for lax.
It’s the first full Saturday of action of the season, and almost on cue, temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid 50s under partly cloudy skies.
So are you ready?
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Are you ready?
First off, before we run down what’ s on that for today, please make sure your cell phone is fully charged before heading out to the action so that you can post frequent score updates on whatever game you attend right here on this thread.
Today’s schedule is highlighted by three highly awaited showdowns — Garden City at Ward Melville, John Jay at Yorktown and Delbarton at St. Anthony’s — as well as a talent-filled tournament at Northport.
We’ve broken down the teams — and the games — for quite some time here. There’s not much more to say at this point, to be honest, other than – let’s get the games going.
Before we run down today’s slate (including some intriguing scrimmages in Connecticut), please allow me a quick word about yesterday’s action.
The big news of the day was Manhasset eking out a 12-11 win over rival Cold Spring Harbor. The closeness of the game was a bit of a surprise considering ‘Set is the two-time defending Class C state champions (having beaten CSH in the Nassau finals each of those last two years) while CSH was coming off a 6-1 loss to Hicksville.
Now, to today’s slate.
First, a quick programming note.
If you’re not out and about this afternoon, you can catch the Delbarton-St. A’s clash live on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum) at 2:30 p.m. It’s the first of weekly live lax broadcasts on the nation’s only 24/7 network devoted to high school athletics and activities.
Now, here’s today’s schedule:
Northport Tournament: Eastport/South Manor vs. Walt Whitman, 10 a.m.; Corning vs. Northport, noon; East Islip vs. Mahopac, 2 p.m.; Shoreham-Wading River vs. Rocky Point, 4 p.m.
Harrison at White Plains, 9 a.m.
Roslyn at Locust Valley, 9 a.m.
Bellmore Kennedy at Copiague, 10 a.m.
Wantagh at Hen Hud, 11 a.m.
Carey at Bethpage, 11 a.m.
Bayshore at Madison (N.J.), 11 a.m.
Hempstead at Herricks at Herricks Community Center, 11 a.m.
Plainview JFK at Island Trees, 11 a.m.
Pearl River at Kennedy Catholic, 11 a.m.
Wappingers at Haldane, 11 a.m.
Longwood at Harborfields, 11 a.m.
Elmont at Uniondale, 11 a.m.
Friends Academy at Lynbrook, 11 a.m.
Bronxville at Fox Lane, noon
Hastings at Clarkstown North, noon
Great Neck North at Commack, noon
Putnam Valley at Byram Hills, 1 p.m.
Garden City at Ward Melville, 2 p.m.
Delbarton at St. Anthony’s, 2:30 p.m.
Fordham Prep at Comsewogue, 3 p.m.
Floral Park at Jericho at Robbins Lane Park, Syosset, 6:30 p.m.
Yorktown at John Jay, 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity at Seaford, 7 p.m.
Ardsley at Mamaroneck, 7 p.m.
With the regular season starting next week in Connecticut, today is a busy day for scrimmages. Ridgefield, the 2009 FCIAC champion, hosts Sayville at 10 a.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium after beating Manhasset 7-5 in a scrimmage a week earlier.
In other CT scrimmages of note, Greenwich hosts Hotchkiss at 3 p.m. and Darien will be holding another jamboree, starting at 8 a.m. This one will include another defending state champ, Cheshire, as well as Staples.
Put those cell phones to good use
Be sure, as always, to weigh in with info/thoughts/scores on games you attend. And don’t forget to put those mobile phones to good use in providing in-game updates, gang.
Big City Classic, college schedule
The college lax spotlight will be on the metro area on Sunday as the New Meadowlands Stadium serves as the host site once again for the Big City Classic tripleheader. A showdown between Syracuse and defending national champion Duke highlights the slate. For the schedule of games, and the entire D-I slate (and results of games already played) for this week, click here.
Click here for today’s weather and a look at the three days ahead
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