Chaminade and West Islip battle it out during their meeting earlier this season. The two teams have big games next week. Chaminade plays at Yorktown. West Islip visits Ward Melville.
It’s a huge week for big games next week.
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* Darien at Manhasset – Monday, April 25, 7 p.m.: This is an interstate showdown of rivals who have been perennial state champs and who are now among the nation’s elite. Darien started the season ranked as high as No. 2 nationally.
* Darien at St. Anthony’s – Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. : The Blue Wave will be right back at it — and right back in Long Island — just two nights after the Manhasset shodown to take on another highly ranked national power.
* West Islip at Ward Melville – Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.: The Lions have won four state titles in the last five years, but national rankings now have Suffolk Class A rival Ward Melville ahead of the Lions. Who will prevail when they square off in what could be a preview of the Section 11 Class A title game?
* Chaminade at Yorktown – Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m.: It’s always a battle when these longtime rivals, two of the most established and respected programs in the region, square off.
* Garden City at Manhasset (Woodstick Classic) – Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.: The 120th edition of arguably the No. 1 rivalry in all of high school sports. It’s magnified in importance because Manhasset, the two-time defending Class C state champion, has moved up to Class B, meaning either the Indians or Trojans, 2010 Class B state finalists, won’t get out of Nassau. Last year’s 7-6 Manhasset win vs. GC was the Indians’ only one-goal game in a 20-0 state championship season.
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This weekend’s college schedule
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