Is this the year Chaminade unseats St. Anthony’s for the CHSAA title?

We’ll get a better idea when the teams clash for the first time during the regular season on April 10.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16But both squads have jumped out to 1-0 starts. St. Anthony’s downed Kellenberg 12-5 on Wednesday and Chaminade beat 2-12 Nassau County Class A finalist Massapequa 9-5 yesterday.

While the CHSAA has been front and center the last couple of days, following the traditional tristate lid-lifter on Tuesday between Nassau County public-school powers Garden City and Syosset (an 8-4 GC win), today is a big one for Suffolk County contenders

Smithtown West, a Section 11 Class A title contender once again, plays its opener with a home game against Syosset at 6 p.m.

Smithtown East, which could be a sleeper in Section 11, opens things up with a 4:30 p.m. home game of its own, against Rocky Point.

Also of note, Half Hollow Hills East host Plainedge at 4:15 p.m., Port Washington hosts South Side at 4:45 p.m. and Holy Trinity visits Seaford at 5 p.m.

Among the girls games scheduled,Ward Melville hosts Sayville and Garden City hosts Hewlett at 4:30 p.m. and Syosset visits Friends Academy at 4:45 p.m.

Taking a quick look ahead to tomorrow, it will be the first stacked Saturday of the new season with a marquee matchup between defending New York Class A state champion Garden City and national power Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) at 11 a.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, prior to the start of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.

In addition, it will be a LI vs. CT lineup of four defending state championship teams at the Darien Jamboree and nationally ranked St. Anthony’s and Niskayuna and New Jersey power Don Bosco Prep are among the teams that will be participating in the fifth annual Red/Gray Preseason Classic at Somers High School in Northern Westchester County in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Today’s schedule/Regular-season schedules


* CHSAA boys

* CHSAA girls

* Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) boys, girls (click on “Game schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* Section 2 (Albany area) boys, girls

* Section 3 (Syracuse area) boys, girls

* Section 4 (Binghamton area) boys, girls

* Section 5 (Rochester area) boys, girls

* Section 6 independents

* Section 8 (Nassau County) boys, girls (click on “Game schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* Section 9 (Orange and Ulster counties) boys, girls

* Section 10 (Potsdam area) boys, girls

* Section 11 (Suffolk County) boys, girls (click on “Schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* New York City boys

* New York City girls


* CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) boys

* CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) girls


* NJ boys

* New Jersey boys (Public/Parochial)

* New Jersey (Public) girls

* New Jersey (Parochial) girls


* NE boys

* NE girls


* Beyond the tristate region/boys

* Beyond the tristate region/girls

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7 Responses to “Friday, 3/22: Smithtown West, Smithtown East get started”

  1. East End says:

    Will definitely getting a better read on SE based on today’s performance.

  2. Bullax says:

    B-Balkam in net for East makes them capable of beating anyone on any given day.

  3. Townie says:

    Tomorrow should be very interesting as far as the local tournaments go, also Yorktown hosting Mamaroneck in a scrimmage.

  4. LI Guy says:


    SW 10, Syosset 8

    SE 11, RP 7

  5. SawLax says:

    Good opening win for Smithtown East.

  6. selax says:

    Tenbrink, Willets, Saggesse getting it done on offense for Smithtown East today. Danigellis running midfield like a champ. Balkham coming up big in net and Gerfo magnifico on FOs!

  7. Carry On Stix says:

    HHW will be a good early test for SE on Monday.

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