Before we get to today’s array of title games, we have a weather-related development.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16The stormy conditions have resulted in the postponement of today’s scheduled Section 1 vs. Section 2 tripleheader at the University at Albany till tomorrow. The times for the games remain the same: Niskayuna vs. Yorktown (Class B) 3:30; Bronxville vs. Glens Falls (6 p.m.) and Shenendehowa vs. Mamaroneck (8 p.m.)

Defending New York Class C champion Shoreham-Wading River is the first Suffolk champion to clinch a spot in the Long Island Championships on Saturday, June 1 at Hofstra University. SWR beat Bayport-Blue Point 18-6 to win the Section 11 title.

Today,  No. 1-seeded and unbeaten Ward Melville and No. 2 Smithtown West will battle it out at Stony Brook University at 7:30 p.m. for the Suffolk Class A crown. The winner faces Massapequa in the LIC on June 1.

That game will be preceded by the 5 p.m. Class B title game between No. 2 Huntington and No. 5 Miller Place.

You can watch both the Suffolk Class A and Class B championship games live on

A full slate of New Jersey Group championship games, is highlighted by a 5 p.m. encounter between red-hot Don Bosco Prep and fourth-seeded Seton Hall Prep, which upset previously unbeaten Delbarton in the group semis. For previews of the games, check out this preview from  It will be the Ironmen’s second straight group-final appearance.

Connecticut state tournament opening-round games are also today. Of note, 2012 Class L finalists Fairfield Prep and Ridgefield are on the same side of the bracket this season, meaning they can’t play again in the final. Greenwich, Simsbury and Staples led the other side of the Class L bracket.

Amity visits Fairfield Prep, Ridgefield hosts Cheshire, Staples hosts Conard and Newtown plays at Greenwich today.

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Nassau County crowned its boys champions yesterday, with Massapequa (Class A), Garden City (Class B) and Friends Academy (Class C) advancing to the LIC. Today, Section 8 will hold its girls title games in a tripleheader at Adelphi University.

It starts with Massapequa facing Farmingdale at 3:30 p.m. (Class A), Manhasset playing Garden City at 6 p.m. (Class B) and North Shore facing Cold Spring Harbor at 8:30 p.m. (Class C). All three games will be shown live on

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26 Responses to “Wednesday, 5/29: Unbeaten Ward Melville faces Smithtown West for Suffolk Class A supremacy; Connecticut state tourney opening-round games; New Jersey group championships; Nassau girls championships”

  1. says:

    The threat of strong thunderstorms has forced postponement of today’s Section 1 vs. Section 2 tripleheader at the University at Albany till tomorrow. Same time for all three games, starting with Niskayuna vs. Yorktown at 3:30 p.m.

  2. says:

    Miller Place leads Huntington 4-3 at the half of the Suffolk Class B final.

  3. says:

    Farmingdale has beaten Massapequa 11-9 for its eight straight Nassau County girls title.

  4. says:

    Don Bosco, Seton Hall Prep tied 6-6 at the half in the NJ Non-Public A group final.

  5. says:

    CT state opening-round finals:

    Greenwich 11, Newtown 5 (Division L)

    Wilton 15, Avon 9 (Division M)

    New Canaan 16, Waterford 0 (Division M)

  6. says:

    CT state final: Staples 9, Conard 2

  7. says:

    Final: Miller Place 5, Huntington 4. Miller Place will face defending state champ Garden City in LIC on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hofstra.

  8. says:

    Ridgewood defends NJ Group 3 title, beating Shawnee 7-3.

  9. says:

    Manhasset ends Garden City’s run of seven straight state titles and eight straight Nassau County crowns, beating the Trojans 14-8 in the Section 8 championship game.

  10. says:

    Smithtown West draws even with unbeaten Ward Melville 3-3 after one quarter of the Suffolk County Class A final at Stony Brook University.

    • says:

      Ward Melville takes a 5-4 halftime lead over Smithtown West on a goal by Christian Mazzone with 11 seconds left in the second quarter.

      • says:

        Ward Melville leads Smithtown West 9-4 after three. Patriots have scored six straight since falling behind 4-3 late in second half.

        • says:

          Ward Melville pulls away to beat Smithtown West 11-6 and will play Massapequa on Saturday in the Long Island Class A title game at Hofstra.

          The last time Ward Melville won a Section 11 Class A title was 2000, when the Patriots beat Northport 5-4.

  11. says:

    NJ Non-Public B Group Final: Rutgerd Prep 6, Immaculata 3

  12. says:

    CT opening-round state tourney finals: Ridgefield 19, Cheshire 4 (Division L); New Fairfield 12, Fairfield Warde 6 (Division M).

  13. says:

    Halftime of the NJ Group 1 final: Mountain Lakes, Rumson-Fair Haven tied 2-2

  14. says:

    Ridge leads Southern Regional 5-2 at half of NJ Group 4 final.

  15. says:

    Halftime of NJ Group 2 final: Somerville 7, Chatham 2

  16. says:

    CT Division M opening-round final/stats:

    Darien. 2-4-3-2 – 11
    Hand. 1-1-2-3. – 7

    Darien Scoring:
    Peter lindley 4-0
    Harry Gillespie. 2-0
    Jack Kniffin. 2-0
    Kyle Cornell 1-1
    Connor Waldron 1-0
    Brendan Hathaway. 1-0
    Kevin Seiler. 0-3
    Ian Burgoyne. 0-3
    Sean Foley 0-1

    Hand scoring:
    Will Reynolds 3-0
    Tyler Killkenny 1-1
    Matt Sullivan 1-0
    Kevin Raleigh 1-0
    Freddie Schweuzer 1-0

    Darien goalie saves:
    Phil Huffard 9

    Hand goalie saves:
    Sean Candee 10

    Darien record: 12-7
    Hand record: 10-8

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