The Woodstick Classic is the nation’s longest uninterrupted high school boys lax annual affair.
Last year’sevent, the 120th edition of a rivalry that started in 1935, had special significance since both Garden City and Manhasset were aligned in the same class, meaning it was a likely preview of the Nassau County Class B title game.
That’s precisely what proved to be the case as Garden City won the Woodstick Classic 10-6 before beating Manhasset 6-5 for the Section 8 championship – its sixth straight Nassau County crown.
Manhasset entered last season having won two straight state titles in Class C.
The scenario for this year – entering the season – is identical. How it plays out, of course, remains to be seen.
For now, we can tell you this.
The 121st edition of the Woodstick Classic will be played on Saturday, May 5 at Garden City. It will be GC’s second-to-last game of the regular season.
That’s among the highlights of the two-time state finalist Trojans’ schedule, which GC coach Steve Finnell sent along to me last week.
For a look at how schedules for teams from throughout the region for the 2012 season are shaping up, be sure to check out the “Schedules galore” thread.
Now, here’s how GC’s 2012 schedule looks:
Date Opponent Site Time
3/14 St Anthony’s (scrim) Home 4:30 pm
3/15 Bridgewater-Raritan, NJ (scrim) Home 4:30 pm
3/17 Delbarton, NJ (scrim) Away 11:00am
3/20 Syosset (NL) Home 4:30 pm
3/21 Carey (L) Home 4:30pm
3/24 Ward Melville (NL) Home 1:00pm
3/31 St Paul’s, MD (NL) Away ??:am
4/2 Elmont (L) Home 4:30 pm
4/5 Long Beach (L) Home 4:30 pm
4/14 Conestoga, PA (NL) Away ??:pm
4/16 Calhoun (L) Away 4:30pm
4/18 Great Neck South (L) Away 4:30pm
4/21 Duxbury, MA (NL) Home 11:00 am
4/24 Jericho (L) Away 4:30 pm
4/28 SWR (NL) Away 3:00 pm
5/2 Bellmore JFK (L) Home 4:30 pm
5/5 Manhasset (NL) Home 4:30 pm
5/9 Wantagh (L) Away 4:30 pm
5/11 First round Playoffs Home
5/17 or 5/18 County quarterfinals Hofstra TBD
5/22 or 5/23 County semifinals Hofstra TBD
5/29 County finals Hofstra TBD
6/2 LI championship Hofstra TBD
6/6 State semifinals Stony Brook TBD
6/9 State championship Middletown HS TBD
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* For a look at how schedules for teams from throughout the region for the 2012 season are shaping up, be sure to check out the “Schedules galore” thread.