They’ve combined for 14 New York state titles. Today, they will be renewing their rivalry. In a development first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section back in December, one of the nation’s most tradition-rich rivalries is being renewed this season.
Two of the top programs in New York — national powers Yorktown and Ward Melville — will be meeting for the first time since 2010 when they face off Saturday at 11 a.m. in East Setauket. It’s been a series dominated by the Patriots. Yorktown’s last win against WM came in 2001, 6-5 in overtime.
Yorktown checks in at 3-0. A young Ward Melville team, which went 22-0 en route to winning the state title last year, is 3-2. The two programs have combined for 14 state titles, eight by WM.
Of note, prior to the game, the late WM and Johns Hopkins standout Brendan Cody will be honored as his framed jersey will be presented to the family. Cody died this past fall at age 44 from a rare form of cancer.
Also on Long Island, Manhasset will look to bounce back from a loss to South Side when it hosts Cold Spring Harbor at 11 a.m., and Lynbrook, off to a surprising 5-0 start, plays at Friends, the defending Nassau Class C champs, also at 11 a.m.
In an interstate clash of national powers, St. Anthony’s (NY) visits Delbarton (NJ) at 1 p.m. in a critical game for both teams. St. A’s has had a tough start. Delby fell to Summit last weekend.
A pair of 3-0 powers collide in North Jersey when Ridgewood visits Bergen Catholic at 1 p.m.
Also of note on Saturday: West Islip (NY) at Chaminade (NY), Immaculata (NJ) at Georgetown Prep (MD), Mahopac (NY) at Northport (NY), Brewster (NY) at John Jay (NY), Arlington (NY) at Suffern (NY), Rye (NY) at Mamaroneck (NY), Massapequa (NY) at Baldwin (NY), Deerfield (MA) at Westminster (CT), Bishop Timon St. Jude (NY) at Ithaca (NY), Duxbury (MA) vs. Pittsford (NY), Kent Denver (CO) at Colorado Academy (CO), Brewster Academy (NH) at Taft (CT) and Deerfield (MA) at Westminster (CT).
The first games of the day start bright and early at 10 a.m., including Locust Valley, off to a 4-1 start on LI, hosting North Shore at Centre Island.
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