Kevin Cousin and the Somers Tuskers renew their rivalry against Mahopac today at 6 p.m. at Mahopac.
Former Chicago Cubs great and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks famously said, “Let’s play two,” to illustrate his love for the game and desire to play a doubleheader on any given day.
Fans in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference can follow Banks’ credo today.
It’s not a true doubleheader.
But two of the conference’s premier rivalries will be renewed at different times within a close distance, allowing fans to “Play two.”
At 4 p.m., six-time defending Class M state champ Darien and Wilton, regarded as one of the FCIAC’s top contenders, meet at 4:30 p.m. at Darien. Then, at 6 p.m., and just about five miles from Darien, New Canaan hosts Greenwich in a rematch of last year’s FCIAC title game, won by Greenwich 5-4.
In the Hudson Valley, a pair of Section 1 champs collide as Lakeland/Panas (Class A) visits Putnam Valley (Class C) at 4:30 p.m.
Also, Class A contender Mahopac hosts Class B contender Somers in what’s always a highly contested contest. Last year, the ‘Pac won 11-9 at Somers. This year’s meeting is at Mahopac, today at 6 p.m.
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Here’s a rundown of what’s on tap for today:
Saugerties at O’Neill, 3:45 p.m.
Middle Country at Northport, 4 p.m.
Copiague at Half Hollow Hills East, 4 p.m.
Wilton at Darien, 4 p.m.
Longwood at West Babylon, 4 p.m.
William Floyd at Brentwood, 4 p.m.
Bellport at Bayport-Blue Point, 4 p.m.
Half Hollow Hills West at Ward Melville, 4:15 p.m.
Massapequa at Syosset, 4:30 p.m.
Briarcliff at Croton, 4:30 p.m.
Newburgh at FDR-Hyde Park, 4:30 p.m.
Keio at Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
Blind Brook at Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
Lakeland/Panas at Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Trumbull at Norwalk at Testa Field, 4:30 p.m.
Iona Prep at Chaminade, 4:30 p.m.
John Jay at Brewster, 4:30 p.m.
Arlington at Kennedy Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane at Wappingers at Roy C. Ketcham HS, 4:30 p.m.
North Salem at Carmel, 4:30 p.m.
North Rockland at Fox Lane, 4:30 p.m.
Yorktown at Hen Hud, 4:30 p.m.
Hewlett at Glen Cove, 4:30 p.m.
Sachem East at West Islip, 4:30 p.m.
Commack at East Islip, 4:30 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Pine Bush, 4:30 p.,m.
Albertus Magnus at Burke Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Riverhead at Connetquot, 5 p.m.
Pomperaug at Bethel at DeSantis Field, 5 p.m.
Stratford at Weston, 5:30 p.m.
Fairfield Warde at Ridgefield, 6 p.m.
Monroe-Woodbury at Valley Central, 6 p.m.
Somers at Mahopac, 6 p.m.
Greenwich at New Canaan, 6 p.m.
Smithtown East at Sachem North, 6:15 p.m.
Bay Shore at Smithtown, 6:30 p.m.
Fairfield Prep at Guilford at Kavanaugh Field, 7 p.m.
There are also lots of big games on Saturday, including the battle of the nation’s top two teams, Haverford (Pa.) and Darien, as well as Manhasset and John Jay and Summit (N.J.) and Ridgefield, the 2009 FCIAC champ. (Ridgefield is looking to end Summit’s 50-game win streak.)
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