Senior Danny Donatelli and Yorktown hope to beat longtime regional rival Wilton for the first time since 2008 tonight in Wilton.
It’s seeding time, gang.
Starting today, we will be learning who will be playing when and when in the sectional and conference playoffs in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.
We expect to have the Section 1 seeds sometime around late this morning or early afternoon. As soon as they’re available, you can access them at msgvarsity.com by clicking here. So be sure to keep checking back. The seedings for Long Island will be posted here.
Be sure to check back at msgvarsity.com for the seedings in Nassau, Suffolk and the FCIAC.
As the seedings come in, it will be interesting to break down and dissect the matchups.
But we won’t have too much time to do that because downstate New York first-round games are on Thursday and the semifinals are less than a week away — on Monday, May 23. For the full schedule up through the state finals, click here.
We still have some regular-season games to play before we start the postseason and had some interesting ones yesterday.
Greenwich outlasted Lakeland/Panas 13-12 in overtime as David Dickson scored the game-winner in yet another FCIAC vs. Section 1 down-to-the-wire affair.
In a game that could be a preview of a Suffolk County playoff clash, Ward Melville held off East Islip 10-5 as Tyler Hegarty scored four goals and Will Mazzone and Jack Bruckner each had two goals.
Also of note, Kennedy Catholic pulled off a hidden-ball trick for a goal in a 12-11 win over Croton.
Highlighting today’s slate is the renew of the tradition rich Yorktown-Wilton rivalry. The annual series began when Yorktown Jim Turnbull and his counterpart at Wilton, Guy Whitten, both legendary high school coaches, were looking to play top competition in the region.
Today, the winning team receives the Turnbull Cup, honoring the man who guided the Huskers to five of their six state titles. Wilton has won 17 state championships in its proud history.
The Warriors have won two straight against the Huskers, a streak that coincides with the arrival of coach John Wiseman, himself a former Wilton standout. Wilton won 15-7 last year and 8-6 in 2009 after the Huskers prevailed 17-10 in 2008.
Here’s today’s schedule:
Comsewogue at Islip, 4 p.m.
Staples at St. Joseph, 4 p.m.
Sayville at Miller Place, 4 p.m.
Freeport at Calhoun, 4:15 p.m.
Massapequa at East Meadow, 4:15 p.m.
Long Beach at Farmingdale, 4:30 p.m.
Rocky Point at Babylon, 4:30 p.m.
Shoreham Wading River at Elwood/John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
North Shore at Friends Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Highland at Millbrook, 4:30 p.m.
Mineola at Locust Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Warwick at Washingtonville, 4:30 p.m.
Island Trees at Seaford, 4:30 p.m.
Newburgh Free Academy at Burke Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Oceanside at Syosset, 5 p.m.
Port Washington at Hempstead, 5 p.m.
Hauppauge at Mount Sinai, 7 p.m.
Yorktown at Wilton, 7 p.m.
Westhill at Fairfield Warde at Tetreau/Davis Field, 7 p.m.
Hampton Bays at Southampton, 7 p.m.
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