We’re one step away from the state finals in New York and Connecticut boys lacrosse and from the Tournament of Champions final in New Jersey.
Among the day’s big headlines, we start with the Final Four in each of the three classes in New York.
Downstate New York:
* Two of the nation’s most tradition-rich programs, Yorktown and Garden City, who between them have 10 state titles (six by Yorktown), meet for the second year in the Class B semifinals.
* Nine-time Suffolk County champion West Islip takes on a red-hot Niskayuna squad eager to win a first-ever state title in Class A.
* Defending state champion Wilton, which ended Darien’s attempt at a seventh straight CIAC Class M title in last year’s semifinals, meet again in the final four.
We’ll run down the tristate semi schedules in a second.
But first, we have a major recruiting commitment. As reported Tuesday night on Twitter.com/joe_lombardi, John Jay junior midfielder Tommy Beck has verballed to Rutgers. Be sure to check back for more from Tommy on his choice.
* Seven-time Group 1 champion Summit plays Delbartonin a classic confrontation in the TOC semis.
Here’s today’s schedule:
Downstate New York boys semifinals
at Hofstra University, Hempstead
Shoreham-Wading River vs. Bronxville, 3:30 p.m.
* You can watch the game live on msgvarsity.com. The premiere telecast of this game will air Sunday, June 10 at noon on MSG Varsity Channel 14.
West Islip vs. Niskayuna, 5:30 p.m.
* You can watch the game live on msgvarsity.com. The premiere broadcast of this game will air Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14
Garden City vs. Yorktown, 8 p.m.
* You can watch the game live on msgvarsity.com. The premiere broadcast of this game will air Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14
Upstate New York boys semifinals
at Cicero North Syracuse High School
Homer vs. Penn Yan, 3:30 p.m.
Ithaca vs. Fairport, 5:30 p.m.
Jamesville-Dewitt vs. Irondequoit, 8 p.m.
Connecticut boys state semifinals
No. 5 Fairfield Prep at No. 1 Simsbury
No. 3 Ridgefield at No. 2 Newtown
No. 5 Wilton at No. 1 Darien
No. 2 Avon at No. 3 New Canaan
No. 4 Weston at No. 1 Joel Barlow
No. 2 Granby at No. 6 Somers
New Jersey Tournament of Champions
at Kean University
Summit vs. Delbarton, 5 p.m.
Bridgewater-Raritan vs. Ridgewood, 7:30 p.m.
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