Farmingdale, fresh off an overtime upset victory over two-time defending state champ West Islip in the Long Island Class A championship game, started the season 0-2. Now, the Dalers are a win away from their third-ever state title-game appearance. (The Dalers, who have never won a state crown, most recently appeared in the title game in 2003, when they fell 11-10 to West Genesee .)
We’re now just a day away from state semifinal action in both New York and Connecticut — not to mention the Tournament of Champions semis in New Jersey.
Are you getting ready for what promises to be a wild Wednesday?
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Before we run down tomorrow’s slate, we have a quick programming note.
Tonight on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk,” we’ll be previewing and analyzing tomorrow’s semifinals. So be sure to catch the show at 6 p.m. on Channel 14 (Optimum). It reairs at 9 p.m.
We’ll also have our weekly “Under the Radar” segment, which we launched the opening week of the season.
As one who has always been on the look out for hidden gems, it’s been fun to present this feature each week. And, as a proponent of underdogs everywhere, it’s great to see the concept is catching on with others now getting in on the act by recognizing those whose names aren’t always in the headlines or at the top of the recruiting rankings.
Also, you can catch the Shenendehowa-Farmingdale and GC-Yorktown games live on msgvarsity.com and watch a replay of GC-Yorktown on iO Channel 14 on Friday night at 7 as well.
Also, gang, the sites are now set for tomorrow’s Connecticut semifinals. Check the rundown below.
Now, to tomorrow:
WEDNESDAY STATE SEMIFINALS
at White Plains High School
Class A: Farmingdale (Section 8 ) vs. Shenendehowa (Section 2), 3:30 p.m.
Class B: Garden City (Section 8 ) vs. Yorktown (Section 1), 5:30 p.m.
Class C: Bayport-Blue Point (Section 11) vs. Bronxville (Section 1), 8 p.m.
at St. John Fisher College, Rochester
Class A: Ithaca (Section 3) vs. Pittsford (Section 5), 3:30 p.m.
Class B: Jamesville-DeWitt (Section 3) vs. Irondequoit (Section 5), 5:30 p.m.
Class C: Cazenovia (Section 3) vs. Silver Creek (Section 6), 8 p.m.
at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk
No. 6 Ridgefield at No. 2 Staples, 4:30 p.m.
No. 8 Simsbury at No. 4 Fairfield Prep, 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 Wilton at No. 1 Darien at Fairfield Ludlowe, 4:30 p.m.
No. 7 New Canaan at No. 3 New Fairfield at Fairfield Warde, 4:30 p.m.
at West Haven
No. 3 Joel Barlow at No. 2 Stonington, 5 p.m.
No. 12 St. Joseph at No. 1 Somers, 7 p.m.
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS SEMIFINALS
At Kean University, Union
No. 3 Bridgewater-Raritan (Group 4 champ) vs. No. 2 Immaculata (Non-Public B champ), 5 p.m.
No. 4 Delbarton (Non-Public A champ) vs. No. 1 Summit (Group 2 champ), 7 p.m.
As noted, it will be Garden City vs. Yorktown in the Class B downstate semifinal on Wednesday.
Those premier programs will be renewing a tradition-rich rivalry. To check out the postseason history between the Trojans and Huskers, click here.
LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY’S FINALS
at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Syracuse
Class A: Farmingdale/Shenendehowa winner vs. Ithaca/Pittsford winner, 11 a.m.
Class B: Garden City/Yorktown winner vs. Jamesville-DeWitt/Irondequoit winner, 1:30 p.m.
Class C: Bayport-Blue Point/Bronxville winner vs. Cazenovia/Silver Creek winner, 4 p.m.
at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk
Class L: Simsbury/Fairfield Prep winner vs. Staples/Ridgefield winner
Class M: Darien/Wilton winner vs. New Canaan/New Fairfield winner
Class S: Somers/St. Joseph winner vs. Stonington/Joel Barlow winner
NEW JERSEY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
At Rutgers University
Bridgewater-Raritan/Immaculata winner vs. Delbarton/Summit winner, 3 p.m.
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