Sophomore attackman Kevin McDermott and ninth-seeded Hen Hud visit No. 8 Horace Greeley in a Section 1 Class B opening-round playoff game today.
It’s go time, gang.
This is the first full day of the sectional playoffs in sections 1, 8 and 9. And the seedings were unveiled last night for the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.
Among the more interesting sectional matchups today, No. 9 Hen Hud visits No. 8 Horace Greeley. Also in Section 1 Class B, the Harrison-Rye rivalry hits the lax postseason as the Huskies visit the Garnets while 2010 Class B semifinalist Brewster plays at Fox Lane.
The Class C opening round, originally slated to start today as well, will now be played tomorrow. In action yesterday,Put Valley beat Keio in a Class C outbracket contest 16-2.
In Section 8, two-time defending Class C state champ Manhasset, now playing in Class B, beat Bellmore-JFK 16-6 in an opening-round game.
The other opening-round Class B games in Nassau are set for today.
In Suffolk, of the Class A opening-round games on tap, the most intriguing matchup pits ninth-seeded East Islip at No. 8 Smithtown East.
You can look ahead to the rest of the downstate New York sectional and state playoff schedule by clicking here.
Meanwhile, the seedings for the FCIAC tournament were announced last night, with first-round action starting on Saturday, May 21.
In case you weren’t tuned in with us late last night when they were announced, Darien, to no one’s surprise, is the top seed. Defending conference champion Greenwich is No. 2. Ridgefield, the 2009 champion, is No. 3, followed by New Canaan (4), Wilton (5), Brien McMahon (6), Staples (7) and Fairfield-Ludlowe (8).
Saturday’s opening round games will be: Ludlowe at Darien (1 p.m.); Staples at Greenwich (time TBD); McMahon at Ridgefield (2 p.m.); and Wilton at New Canaan (time TBD).
The FCIAC semis are set for Tuesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at McMahon. The final will be Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at McMahon.
Now, to today’s opening-round sectional games.
Here’s today’s rundown. (Note – Friday’s Section 1 Class C opening-round games are also included on the rundown.):
Section 1 tournament
Class A opening round
No. 11 Clarkstown South at No. 6 White Plains, 1 p.m.
No. 12 Clarkstown North at No. 5 Lakeland/Panas, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Scarsdale at No. 7 Wappingers, 4:30 p.m.
No. 9 North Rockland at No. 8 Mamaroneck, 7 p.m.
Class B opening round
No. 9 Hen Hud at No. 8 Horace Greeley, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Brewster at No. 7 Fox Lane, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 Harrison at No. 5 Rye, 4:30 p.m.
No. 13 Eastchester at No. 4 John Jay-Cross River, 6 p.m.
No. 11 Ossining at No. 6 Tappan Zee, 7 p.m.
Outbracket (Postponed from Thursday)
No. 17 Edgemont vs. No. 16 Westlake at Harrison, 5:30 p.m.
Opening round (Friday, May 20)
No. 13 Haldane at No. 4 Sleepy Hollow, 1 p.m.
No. 9 Croton at No. 8 Kennedy Catholic, 4 p.m.
Edgemont/Westlake at No. 1 Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 North Salem at No. 5 Byram Hills, 4:30 p.m.
No. 14 Pearl River at No. 3 Dobbs Ferry, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Briarcliff at No. 7 Pelham, 4:30 p.m.
No. 11 Ardsley vs. No. 6 Irvington at Manhattanville College, 4:30 p.m.
No. 15 Putnam Valley at No. 2 Bronxville, 4:30 p.m.
Class B opening round
B2-8 Glen Cove at B1-1 Garden City, 4:30 p.m.
B1-5 Roslyn at B2-4 Hewlett, 4:30 p.m.
B2-6 Wheatley at B1-3 South Side, 4:30 p.m.
B1-6 Jericho at B2-3 Bethpage, 4:30 p.m.
B2-7 Sewanhaka at B1-2 Wantagh, 4:30 p.m.
B1-7 Great Neck South at B2-2 Lynbrook at Lynbrook Middle School, 4:45 p.m.
B2-5 Plainedge at B1-4 Carey, 4:45 p.m.
Class A opening round
No. 9 East Islip at No. 8 Smithtown East, 4 p.m.
No. 11 Lindenhurst at No. 6 Bay Shore, 4 p.m.
No. 10 Middle Country at No. 7 Northport, 4:15 p.m. at Veteran’s Park
No. 12 North Babylon at No. 5 Connetquot, 5 p.m.
Now that today’s HS postseason rundown is complete, here’s a quick college note.
In case you missed it, the MAAC coach of the year, Yorktown grad Scott Nelson has been named the new head coach at Binghamton. For more, click here.
Before we sign off for now, just a quick reminder to check in here with score updates from the field today with your mobile devices. You can post them directly as comments on this thread or, if it’s easier, email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The amount of score updates we’ve received here from throughout the region once again this season has been truly remarkable. I’m sure that all you folks will even go above and beyond that now that the games have even more meaning and the postseason is here.
It’s go time, indeed.
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NCAA tournament schedule
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Put those cell phones to good use
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