It’s become one of the most anticipated and meaningful rivalry games in the tristate.

It’s the Charlie Murphy Cup game between Lakeland/Panas and Yorktown.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16Today marks the 24th annual installment of the game, which honors the late co-founder of the YHS program.

The first two Murphy Cup games were both decided by one goal, including a 9-8 Yorktown win in 1991. You can watch video highlights of that contest here. For the all-time series history, click here.

Today’s game will be shown live on at 4 p.m. on what is also a busy day in both college and professional lacrosse.

Another rivalry is renewed at Bethpage High School as Darien and St. Anthony’s meet in a CT/NY matchup of defending state champions that will be shown live at 2 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum) and At halftime, Mike Quick and Joe Lombardi will be taking a look at the biggest success stories in tristate lax so far this season. A replay of the game will air tonight at 7 on MSG Varsity (Channel 14), preceding the taped replay of the April 30 Ridgefield-Yorktown game at 9:30 p.m.

There are more interesting CT/NY matchups in store as defending FCIAC champion New Canaan hosts John Jay at 7 p.m.and Greenwich visits Chaminade at 4 p.m. Both games will also be available live on

In addition, Joel Barlow hosts Wantagh at 5:30 p.m. and Staples visits Mamaroneck at 7 p.m. in two other CT/NY clashes.

There’s an intriguing matchup update between two of New York’s premier Class B programs as Jamesville-Dewitt (13-0) hosts Niskayuna (11-0).

Downstate in Section 1, Bronxville visits Mahopac at 6:30 p.m., Arlington hosts Suffern at 7 p.m. in its Senior Night, Pleasantville plays at Harrison at 7 p.m. and Brewster hosts Putnam Valley at 4:30 p.m.

There’s a huge showdown in Section 11 as Suffolk Class A powers Smithtown East (11-1) and Northport (11-2) meet in a 3 p.m. game at Northport’s Veterans’ Park.

In other 3 p.m. games in Suffolk, Ward Melville hosts Bay Shore, Sachem North visits Smithtown West and West Islip hosts Sachem East.

The Section 8 slate includes an 8 p.m. game between Jericho and visiting Elmont at Robbins Lane Park in Syosset, 7 p.m. contests between visiting Cold Spring Harbor and Seaford, host Hewlett and Bethpage and visiting Oceanside and Farmingdale, 2:30 p.m. meeting between host Baldwin and Hicksville.

In Connecticut, Wilton hosts Fairfield Ludlowe at 4 p.m. and Cheshire plays at Glastonbury at 3 p.m.

Mountain Lakes looks to bounce back from a 10-9 loss at Don Bosco on May 2 when it visits Bernards at 3 p.m. Also of note, Chatham plays at Hunterdon Central and St. Joseph’s-Metuchen hosts Immaculata at 3 p.m., and Glen Ridge plays at Ridge at 7 p.m.

Also of note, Warwick plays at North Rockland in a Section 9/Section 1 meeting at 4 p.m. with JV & varsity games benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Trinity-Pawling takes on Avon in a NY/CT prep showdown at 4 p.m. at Avon.

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* Section 2 (Albany area) boys, girls

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* Section 10 (Potsdam area) boys, girls

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* New York City boys

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* 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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53 Responses to “Saturday, 5/4: Murphy Cup set for 24th running; Darien, St. A’s in battle of state champs; Smithtown East (11-1) visits Northport (11-2); JD hosts Nisky in battle of unbeatens; John Jay visits red-hot New Canaan”

  1. says:

    Final: St. Anthony’s 8, Darien 6

  2. says:

    Northport leads Smithtown East 4-1 early in the second quarter.

  3. says:

    Lakeland/Panas, Yorktown scoreless late in the first quarter of the Murphy Cup; Chaminade leads Greenwich 2-0 late in the first quarter.

  4. says:

    Final: Webster Schroeder 6, Penn Yan 5

  5. sec1 says:

    1-0 Town Sloppy

  6. sec1 says:

    1-1 Prunty on turnover

  7. sec1 says:

    2-1 Mariano

  8. sec1 says:

    3-1 end of 1

  9. sec1 says:

    4-1 Prestreau with # 2
    5-1 Manning

  10. sec1 says:

    6-1 Prestreau with Hat

  11. sec1 says:

    7-1 Connor V

  12. sec1 says:

    8-1 Mariano Half

  13. sec1 says:

    9-1 Prestreau with 4

  14. sec1 says:

    10-1 Connor V

  15. sec1 says:

    11-2 Palmadesso

  16. sec1 says:

    12-2 Connor V Hat

  17. sec1 says:

    12-2 3rd

  18. sec1 says:

    13-2 DJ Peters

  19. says:

    Final:: West Islip 10, Sachem East 9 in 2OT

  20. says:

    Final; Chaminade 12, Greenwich 5

  21. says:

    Final: Ward Melville 15, Bay Shore 10

  22. says:

    North Rockland leads Warwick 8-6 after three.

  23. says:

    Final: North Salem 10, Carmel 8

  24. says:

    Bronxville leads Mahopac 3-1 early in the second quarter

  25. says:

    New Canaan jumps out to a 7-2 lead after one vs. John Jay. Harry Stanton and Duke Repko each with two goals.

  26. rat says:

    Wappingers 4 Kennedy 3 OT

  27. says:

    Niskayuna wins the battle of unbeatens 10-9 over Jamesville-Dewitt.

  28. Panther Pride says:

    Pville over Harrison 13-6

  29. WestLax says:

    Power Rankings Section 1
    1. Yorktown – my guess awaiting Nisky
    2. Bronxville – looking ahead class “C” SWR
    3. John Jay – Somers winner plays Town
    4. Somers – see above
    The rest any order:
    Hen Hud
    Watch list- North Salem, North Rockland and Pleasantville

    • slacrosse says:

      1-3 fine
      4/5 Somers/Mahopac-tie
      6 Rye

      The rest but got to include Pville. I was wrong bout Mamo. Big disappointment so far.

      • WestLax says:

        Slacrosse after the top 4 you have to include Somers they have played everyone and they beat Jay crushed Rye. I do not think any one other then Jay and Town can beat Somers in B. Mahopac they are down L/P way down , Mamo disappointing. Arlington not convinced. Slax one question why is Bronxville playing Mamo twice this week??? One college not Jojo Marasco should win Terwarton award just my vote.

        • slacrosse says:

          Yes you’re probably right about Somers. But in this crazy season who knows. Sure Somers would be favored agian vs Rye but I’ think the game will be much tighter. Bville only playing Mamo once this week.

  30. Sgt Hulka says:

    John Jay held New Canaan to 3 goals over 3 quarters and lost. It must sting to put up that type of defensive effort against a good team like NC and lose. Hopefully this makes them stronger in the playoffs.

    • Indian J says:

      The problem is they let a team go up 7-2 on them after 1 ! What was going on ?! Mahopac, Iona Prep Bronxville are next. Pac is the only game I think we’d be favored in. They need to get in the poised mind set to upset these teams and be ready to play. Don’t want to back into the sectionals.

  31. Schedule says:


    Bville plays mamaroneck just Monday. Then finish off with white plains and John jay sat night. I think the JJ/bville will be a very good game to watch.

  32. Old Rugger says:

    Yes JJ defense took too long to figure out New Caanan or just didn’t show up in first Qtr. Just like the 3.5 minutes at end of first Qtr against Somers 4 goals given up. One of the real issues is the man down defense, All 4 on Manhasets goals and a few Sat night, too many bad penalties, the 10th Goal at NC was an open netter. I believe JJ had more shots on goal, a few pipes and a few at the goalies head and stick. They need to play solid defense for 4 qtrs to win this week and to prepare for playoffs. The offense you knew would be a work in progress all season and with Beck out would take longer but I’m surprised the way the defense is giving up goals early, doesn’t help when offense turn ball over early but still, it is the strenght of this Coaching unit.

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