Defending New York State Class A champion West Islip and two-time New York Class B state semifinalist Yorktown get their seasons started today.

West Islip, which ends the week with a showdown against Chaminade on Saturday, visits Suffolk County rival Connetquot at 4 p.m.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16Also among the games during a busy day in Section 11, Ward Melville, coming off a 15-4 season, gets things going with a 10 a.m. game at Riverhead.

Smithtown East looks to improve to 3-0 when it plays at Port Washington at 10:30 a.m. Smithtown West, meanwhile, has an 11 a.m. game at Farmingdale.

In an intriguing Long Island vs. Westchester clash, Wantagh hosts defending Section 1 Class A champion Mamaroneck at 1 p.m.

Yorktown opens its season with an 11 a.m. contest against Columbine (Colo.) at Shea Stadium on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. We’ll get a good read on Saturday’s Yorktown at John Jay showdown because Columbine will turn around and play at John Jay on Thursday.

In other Section 1 openers today, Hen Hud visits Carmel at 6 p.m., Pelham visits Pleasantville at 4:30 p.m. and Nyack is at Lourdes at 11 a.m.

In a CHSAA vs. Section 1 regular-season opener, Archbishop Stepinac visits Clarkstown South at 1 p.m.

There’s a marquee scrimmage matchup as Darien takes on Salisbury at Darien High School’s DHS Stadium at 4 p.m.. The scrimmage had originally been scheduled for Yale University.

In another scrimmage of note, Greenwich plays at Manhasset at 6:30 p.m.

Continuing with preseason action, defending CHSAA Division AA champion Iona Prep hosts two-time New York Class C state semifinalist Bronxville at 4:30 p.m.

In girls lacrosse, Northport (N.Y.) takes on Sachem North (N.Y.) in a regular-season game.

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32 Responses to “Wednesday, 3/27: West Islip, Yorktown get things started; Mamaroneck visits Wantagh; Darien-Salisbury, Greenwich-Manhasset, Bronxville-Iona Prep highlight scrimmages”

  1. Old Rugger says:

    Anyone going to Ytown Columbine game today? Can we get updates if possible? Thanks some of us are stuck at work.

  2. Indian J says:

    Updates would be great, but service there could be spotty.

  3. Murph's Place says:

    Just got a cell signal. Town up 4-1 after 1. Vercruysse with 2 gs. Game didn’t start till around 11:20.

  4. xlax says:

    5-1 Y’town end 1

  5. Indian J says:

    Thanks guys. Fill us in on any details on Columbine and Yorktown schematically . We all wish we could be there.

    • Murph's Place says:

      Sorry Indian J. I’m not giving any schemes. If JJ wants to scout Columbine and Yorktown they can do it themselves. 😉

      • Indian J says:

        I’m sure they are, 🙂 I was just curious for myself , especially about Columbine. Town is very similar every year in what they do, it’s just a question of who they have and how well they’re doing it when you play them.

  6. Murph's Place says:

    7-3 Town after 3. CV now has 3gs.

  7. Murph's Place says:

    8-5 Town wins!

  8. Indian J says:

    So Columbine could give Jay trouble . Someone want to give a description of how this played out ?

    • slacrosse says:

      Despite the score Town dominated the game winning the vast majority of FO, gb, taking many more shots then C. Margin could have been far greater but for Town’s play which was not up to their usual standard of passing, shot selection, etc. 1st game rustiness and expect Town to play much better on Saturday. Also Columbine’s goalie is good and definitely helped to keep the score down.

      Columbine is average with 2 legit O kids (22/10) and a decent pole + a good goalie. Their clearing was weak.

      So in summary J will definitely win and if they play really well should win by 5+ goals.,

  9. eatit329 says:

    Town had this game under control from the opening whistle. Sloppy 4th quarter, kids were getting too comfy!
    nice first win.

    good luck jj!

  10. Tom b says:

    Very hard to get d mods on in today’s game!! You need two way mids

  11. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Wantagh 10, Mamaroneck 5. The Warriors pulled away after leading only 3-1 at the half.

    • SoWest says:

      Heard Mamo was banged up with injuries

    • Lax says:

      Mamo lost their number one offensive and defensive player at half time both due to injury. Mamo was actually leading 3-1 at half time and would have been a different game with both of them in.

      • Pops says:

        If you gave up 9 more goals in the 2nd half because you lost 1 defensive player then Mamo is in trouble. Not sure how you can say different game? The entire team is back from last year right?

  12. LI Guy says:

    Finals ….

    Smithtown West 10, Farmingdale 3

    Ward Melville 17, Riverheard 3

  13. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Chaminade 8, Fordham Prep 0. The Flyers will take a 2-0 record into Saturday’s game at West Islip.

  14. LaxLessons.com says:

    Stepinac defeated Clarkstown South 9-6 in both teams’ season opener.

  15. LaxLessons.com says:

    West Islip defeated Connetquot 14-6 as senior midfielder Ryan Wieczorek scored five times.

  16. Panther Pride says:

    Pleasantville 14, Pelham 6 – final… Nice effort boys!

  17. Cards Lax says:

    I know some may say it’s “just a scrimmage”, but very nice job by Greenwich in beating Brunswick 7-6 in overtime in the ‘battle of Greenwich’. Bring on Ridgefield next Wednesday!

  18. Sailors Fan says:

    Hen Hud 18, Carmel 1. Not much of a game, but a nice way to shake the rust off. Starters sat in the 2nd half.

  19. Just Sayin says:

    Town 11-Iona Prep 8…B’Ville 12- Iona Prep 10…just scrimmages, but just sayin’…looking forward to 4/13

  20. just a fact says:

    Town-18-IP-9 WAS 8-0 at one point plusYtown sub freely

  21. Just sayin says:

    Heard differently, just scrimmages, all sub freely, just sayin

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