In some cases, the preseason.
First, let’s start with the big headline.
Garden City, the defending New York Class B state champions, has a huge test when it faces Maryland power Loyola-Blakefield in an 11 a.m. game at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Trojans, who started the season with an 8-4 win over Syosset this past Tuesday, are looking forward to the challenge.
The GC-LB game will be followed by a college doubleheader featuring Colgate and Navy at 2 p.m. and Virginia and Johns Hopkins at 4:30 p.m. (Both those games will be broadcast live on ESPNU.)
Another Nassau County squad, Cold Spring Harbor, has a big regular-season game today when it hosts Huntington at 7 p.m.
In another 7 p.m. game, Sachem East hosts Eastport/South Manor.
In a premier upstate clash, Pittsford plays at Orchard Park.
Now, to today’s flurry of preseason action.
Defending Connecticut Class M state champion Darien hosts a unique jamboree that is unlikely to be duplicated anywhere anytime soon.
Four defending state champs — Long Island powers West Islip and Shoreham-Wading and Connecticut Class L champ Fairfield Prep and the host Blue Wave — make up the field.
How impressive is that?
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Two-time defending Section 1 Class B champ Yorktown hosts defending Section 1 Class A champ Mamaroneck at 8:30 a.m. in a three-way scrimmage on the new turf at Charlie Murphy Field that also includes Hauppauge.
Two nationally ranked teams from New York — St. Anthony’s and Niskayuna — and New Jersey power Don Bosco Prep highlight the field at the fifth annual Somers Red/Gray Tournament, which also include sectional powers Lakeland/Panas, Mahopac and the host Tuskers.
Teams involved in the Mike Bruce Preaseason Tournament today include Wilton (Conn.), Mountain Lakes (N.J.) and host Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.).
There will be a New York vs. New Jersey scrimmage at John Jay in Cross River when the Indians host Delbarton at 11 a.m.
Greenwich hosts a three-way scrimmage with Weston as well as defending Section 1 Class C champion Bronxville at 9 a.m. Connecticut Class L finalist Ridgefield and Manhasset meet in their annual scrimmage, and, in a 2:45 p.m. scrimmage, Fordham Prep hosts West Babylon.
Turning to girls action, national power St. Anthony’s and recent Duke commit Ella Bonafede start the season against Farmingdale.
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A week from today, there will be no shortage of mega matchups in boys lax, including Chaminade at West Islip and Yorktown at John Jay.
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