It starts with a high school doubleheader at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and ends with the longest continuously played high school lacrosse rivalry in the nation.

In between there will be plenty of other big varsity games as well as a full slate of college, NLL and MLL games, some of which will be telecast nationally.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16We start at the Big City Classic where St. Ignatius (Calif.), coming off a highly contested loss to unbeaten Chaminade, faces Seton Hall Prep  at 11 a.m., followed by a 1:15 p.m. game between North Jersey rivals Don Bosco and Bergen Catholic, which you can watch live on MSGVarsity.com. Then comes the college doubleheader, with Princeton playing Cornell at 4 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. contest between Notre Dame and Syracuse.

Speaking of “Classics,” the 123rd Woodstick Classic will be played tonight at 7 p.m. as defending New York Class B state champion Garden City visits Manhasset. You can watch it live on MSG Varsity Channel 14 and on MSGVarsity.com. At halftime of the game, Joe Lombardi will take a look at the top goaltenders in the tristate this spring. A replay of the game can be seen Sunday, April 28 at 9 a.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14. For the all-time series results, click here.

Another rivalry will be renewed on the new turf at Charlie Murphy Field in Yorktown as the Huskers, off to an 8-1 start, host the tristate’s top-ranked team, Chaminade, the consensus No. 2-ranked team in the nation. You can watch it live on MSGVarsity.com. The premiere telecast on MSG Varsity Channel 14 will be on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m.

Two of the region’s premier programs will also be colliding in a NJ vs. CT battle as unbeaten Delbarton visits defending Connecticut Class L state champion Fairfield Prep at noon. Watch it live on MSGVarsity.com.

In a NY/NJ border battle, John Jay (8-2) visits unbeaten Ridgefield in a 7 p.m. game at Tiger Hollow Stadium in Ridgefield. The premiere telecast on MSG Varsity Channel 14 will be on Thursday, May 2 at 10 p.m.

In a CT/NJ showdown, New Canaan plays at Ridgewood at 2 p.m.

Joel Barlow takes an unbeaten record into a CT confrontation at Glastonbury at 5 p.m.

Also today, rivals Hackley (5-2) and Poly Prep (5-3) meet at 10:30 a.m. on Homecoming at Poly Prep.

In Section 1, Lakeland/Panas visits two-time New York Class C state semifinalist Bronxville at 1 p.m. as the Broncos look for their first-ever win against L/P. Somers hosts unbeaten Rye at 5 p.m., Hen Hud plays rival Croton at 10 a.m. at Putnam Valley HS, followed by a 1 p.m. game between host Put Valley and Mahopac.

Brewster (8-4) visits Hauppauge (5-5) in a Section 1/Section 11 crossover at noon. Briarcliff and Pleasantville renew their rivalry at 4 p.m. at Pleasantville.

In Suffolk, it will be a Battle of the Hills and Half Hollow Hills East hosts archrival Half Hollow Hills West at 11 a.m.

Besides the Woodstick Classic, the Nassau County slate includes a 7 p.m. game between Friends (8-1) and host Locust Valley.

In another interesting crossover contest, Byram Hills plays at Weston in a NY/CT 1 p.m. game and Duxbury (Mass.) visits Niskayuna (N.Y.).

There will be a full slate of action as Radnor High School (Pa.) hosts the 13th Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival. Among the matchups: Lawrenceville (N.J.) vs. Episcopal Academy (Pa.) on Prevost Field, St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) vs. Garnet Valley (Pa.) on Creek Field and Brunswick (Conn.) at Penn Charter on Loop Field at 1 p.m. In a 3 p.m. game, Chatham (N.J.) faces Spring-Ford HS (Pa.) on Loop Field.

In a Connecticut prep showdown, Hotchkiss visits Salisbury School.

Fairport visits Jamesville-Dewitt and Timon St. Jude hosts Ithaca in upstate New York action.

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95 Responses to “Saturday, 4/27: 123rd Woodstick; HS doubleheader at Big City Classic; Unbeaten Chaminade at red-hot Yorktown; John Jay visiting undefeated Ridgefield in border battle”

  1. Watch out says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Nisky puts a whopping on Ducky

  2. Sailors Fan says:

    Hen Hud 13, Croton 10 (final)
    6-1 1Q
    10-4 2Q
    11-6 3Q
    13-10 4Q

  3. LaxLessons.com says:

    Delbarton 4, Fairfield Prep 3 – halftime

  4. LaxLessons.com says:

    Seton Hall Prep, St. Ignatius tied at 5-5 heading into OT.

  5. sec1 says:

    Town vs Cham 12 mins from start hoping for a great game.

  6. sec1 says:

    1-0 Cham Man up

  7. sec1 says:

    1-1 Strassman

  8. sec1 says:

    1-1 end of 1 very even play with Town with the better of it, Cham goalie came up big.

  9. LaxLessons.com says:

    Chaminade, Yorktown tied 1-1 after one.

  10. sec1 says:

    2-1 Town Palmadesso

  11. sec1 says:

    3-1 T Roc

  12. sec1 says:

    3-1 TRoc

  13. HudVal says:

    3-1 Yorktown :). Towns not my team but i’m hoping to God that they beat these preps.

  14. sec1 says:

    3-2 Town

  15. sec1 says:

    4-3 Cham on turnover

  16. Luv Lax says:

    Final; L/P 4, Bronxville 14 Ouchhhhhh!

  17. sec1 says:

    4-4 BakerHalf

  18. sec1 says:

    5-4 Town Prestreau

  19. sec1 says:

    6-4 Palmadesso

  20. sec1 says:

    7-4 Connor V

  21. sec1 says:

    8-4 Connor V

  22. LAX says:

    8-4 town. time they get respect now?

  23. sec1 says:

    9-4 Prestreau end of 3

  24. sec1 says:

    10-4 Connor V

  25. sec1 says:

    Before the end of the 3rd Luke Palmadesso took a Vicious hit to the head and is outi

  26. sec1 says:

    10-6 Tuenovers

  27. sec1 says:

    11-6 Nicky B

  28. sec1 says:

    12-6 Mariano

  29. Vutnam Palley says:

    Putnam Valley 8 mahopac 7 final

  30. sec1 says:

    12-8 Final Town better in almost all aspects of the game. If you were here you know this was no fluke.

  31. SALax says:

    Yorktown very impressive, Chaminade didn’t know what hit them. Congrats to Yorktown and hope you go all the way

  32. slacrosse says:

    Congrats Town–Great “statement” win speaking to nationally elite status of team.

    How the heck did you lose to Shen ??

  33. WestLax says:

    Slacrosse- statement game for Rye tonight how do you see it?

    • slacrosse says:

      Disappointed and very surprised at margin of loss. A thorough beat-down by Somers in all phases of the game. Yeah at least in today’s game Rye didn’t make a case at all for being competitive with a top Section 1 team.

      Somers a very good team but also maybe Rye didn’t have enough of a tough edge coming into this game having had a relaticely easy time up to today in its schedule.

      Hopefully this was a wake- up call and they’ll be a lot more competitive against another very good Jay team.

      • South of 287 says:

        their lack of competitive schedule could not have helped

        • slacrosse says:

          It all seems like you’re doing it right as you move thru easy games. But you better have an additional 20% or so effort, team work, technique, etc in you to play vs the most competitive teams. Not saying at all that this means you win but at least when you take the field your expectations of how to perform and what to expect are primed to a higher degree.

          • lax says:

            Definitely seems like a similar type of situation to the Bronxville teams you liked to harp on the last couple of years. Solid team that is hanging big wins on average teams on a mediocre schedule that can’t elevate to the better teams.

  34. always around says:

    Some times an early loss makes you better ,and they weren’t so bad.We did not play well but we did today

  35. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien 3 – 4 – 3 – 4 = 14

    McMahon 0-1-0-0 = 1

    Darien Scoring:

    Peter Lindley 3-2

    Jack Kniffin 3-0

    Hudson Hammill 1-1

    Mark Evanchick 1-0

    John Reed 1-0

    Kevin Seiler 1-0

    Ian Burgoyne 1-0

    Sean Foley 1-0

    James Lyons 1-0

    Colin Minicus 1-0

    Connor Waldron 0-1

    Peter Gesualdi 0-1

    McMahon Scoring:

    Paul Valdes-Rodriquez 1-0

    Darien Goalie Saves:

    Phil Huffard 2

    Christian Miller 1

    McMahon Goalie Saves:

    Josh Miller 18

    Darien Record: 6-4 (6-1 FCIAC)

    McMahon Record 6-3 (6-1 FCIAC)

  36. always around says:

    BIG EASY DID U SEE WHAT TOWN DID TODAY,ITS CALLED TEAM EFFORT.MAY NOT HAVE HAD 7 ,BUT THEY HAD TO DOUBLE HIM.AND U KNOW WHAT HAPPENS THEN,SOMEONE ELSE STEPS UP.

    • Big Easy says:

      1 Goal? Over protective, over hyped dads….;) LOVE IT!!!!

      • Vin says:

        get a clue

        • Big Easy says:

          You are missing the context…”west lax” was hyping Nick Mariano’s 7 goals against Somers last week…here was his quote….”7 for Mariano? Ouch, Look out Class B”…my response was “bet he doesn’t net 7 vs ‘Nade of ‘Field”..that’s it…I root for Town on this blog….just not for overbearing hype machines. Anyone can be anybody on this site…but I have a pretty good idea who “west lax” and “always around” is…

  37. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Bergen Catholic 16, Don Bosco Prep 15

  38. LaxLessons.com says:

    Halftime: Somers 4, Rye 2

  39. sec1 says:

    Off to see JJ vs Ridgefield, hoping Tim Schurrs guys can follow Town.

  40. Laxer says:

    Somers 9 rye 2 final

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Final stats:

      Rye Scoring:

      Nick Franchella – 1 Goal
      Chris Santangelo – 1 Goal

      Saves:

      Peter White:

      7 Saves

      Somers Scoring:

      Marc Fiocco – 2 Goals 1 Assist
      Chris Marasco – 1 Goal 2 Assists
      David Rubenstein – 2 Goals
      Alex Corpolongo – 2 Goals 1 Assist

      Saves:

      Nik Genualdo – 12 Saves

      Big Story also Justin Corpolongo winning 11 out of 13 face-offs.

  41. sec1 says:

    1-0 Ridgefield off FO
    2-0

  42. LaxLessons.com says:

    Ridgefield leads John Jay 3-0 after one. Brett Baker has two goals. Will Bonaparte has the other goal and has won three of four faceoffs.

  43. LaxLessons.com says:

    Manhasset with a big first quarter, leading Garden City 3-1 after one.

  44. sec1 says:

    5-1 Zone is working well for Ridgefield

  45. sec1 says:

    5-1 Ridgefield at Half

  46. sec1 says:

    5-2 Lee

  47. sec1 says:

    6-2 on Turn over Baker with 3

  48. On My Wy says:

    One of the best all around games for Somers. ( Wasn’t at JJ game ) Defense was smothering, goalie was solid. Offense shared the ball. Rye did not have an answer on offense. #8 for Somers was an absolute surgeon at the face-off X. Also very Im pressed with the Rye goalie. Hey Somers fans stop talking about Coach Lou’s job, he does a great Job!!!

    • Laxalicious says:

      I wouldn’t call the Somers defense smothering. I would call it effective. They played a zone and Rye didn’t have an answer. The Somers O clicked pretty well hitting backside cutters for open shots all day. The Rye goalie was insanely good.

      • slacrosse says:

        Was surprised and disappointed that Rye either didn’t come up with a way to play the zone or if they did, it didn’t work! I know this game shook the team up which hopefully could be good going forward. Also very importantly, Rye still has Jay, IP and New Canaan coming up. Even if lose to those top teams, will toughen Rye up for play-offs.

        This is not to come down on Rye’s League opponents some of whom have given Rye very close games and have beaten Rye (Fox Lane and Byram Hills in particular). It’s just that Rye and all their League opponents want (or should want) to play competition they perceive to be at least equal if not better.

  49. sec1 says:

    6-5 end of 3
    7-5 in 4th

  50. sec1 says:

    10-6 Smith with his 2nd

  51. sec1 says:

    12-6 Final

  52. JJ says:

    JJ definitely has some work to do, they can hang with town and ridgefield they just need to play with some more confidence. I was at the Town-Chaminade game and JJ players were there taking in the action before there game. They were definitely impressed by Yorktown, hopefully they can take what they saw and get back to playing JJ lacrosse

  53. Truth says:

    Truth is if Jay plays like they did against Ridgefield They won’t see Town in play offs. Town will be playing someone else.

  54. LAX says:

    Town is by far and away the best in sec 1 this year. Jay has been extremely inconsistent, very impressive vs. Manhasset though. Truth is they are just not as talented as their national ranked teams a few years back, they don’t have any Bohlanders or Bocklets (cousins don’t count) or Daniellos any more. What they need is more players like this, they don’t have any offensive stars on their roster at all especially with Beck out. Jack Lambert is exceptional but he can’t carry the load on his own particularly on offense.

    • Indian J says:

      I agree with LAX, Jay has more or less had a good year so far with all things considered. This is especially true where the Manhasset win is concerned. They are not like a 04-08 team. But, they’re alive and if they can find consistency they should close out with mostly wins and get to the sectional finals. Nothing we’ve seen as of yet suggests that they can’t do that.

      Supposedly, the 8th grade for Jay is loaded like in the past, but it’ll be a while before those kids start contributing at the varsity level.

  55. Panther Pride says:

    Finally in Pville was 15-1 Panthers over Keio

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