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Johns Hopkins-bound Mike Pellegrino during action yesterday for Connetquot in its 10-9 Suffolk County Class A quarterfinal-round win over Sachem North yesterday.

We now have our Section 1, Section 9 and FCIAC finalists.

And some interesting happenings on Long Island.

If you’re just joining us, welcome to Championship Week.

Connetquot, the “other” team not often mentioned in the race for the championship in arguably the nation’s most competitive class, Suffolk Class A, knocked off a team highly regarded in the preseason, Sachem North, 10-9, in yesterday’s quarterfinals. Connetquot will now take on West Islip in the Section 11 semis for the third year in a row. That game’s Friday.

Before we run down today’s Long Island playoff slate,first a quick programming note.

We’ve obviously been discussing the two dramatic overtime Section 1 semifinals the last two days – Lakeland/Panas’ 13-12 win at Suffern and John Jay’s 11-10 win at Somers.

We analyzed those two games and looked ahead to tomorrow’s finals on yesterday’s tristate segment on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk.” You can check it out now by clicking here.

Now, here’s a look ahead to the upcoming finals we mentioned.

Of note in Section 1, none of the three top seeds — Suffern (Class A), Somers (Class B) and Pleasantville (Class C) — are still alive.

Thursday’s Section 1 finals

at Suffern Middle School

Class A

No. 5 Lakeland/Panas vs. No. 2 Mahopac, 3:30 p.m.

Class B

No. 4 John Jay vs. No. 2 Yorktown, 5:30 p.m.

Class C

No. 5 Byram Hills vs. No.  2 Bronxville, 8 p.m.

Thursday’s Section 9 final

at Middletown High School’s Faller Field

Class A

No. 4 Warwick vs. No. 2 Pine Bush , 8 p.m.

Class B

TBD vs. No. 1 Saugerties, 3:30 p.m.

Class C

No. 3 Millbrook vs. No. 1 Red Hook, 6 p.m.

Friday’s FCIAC final

at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk

No. 3 Ridgefield vs. No. 1 Darien, 7 p.m.

Now, to today’s playoff slate.

Today’s Section 8 semifinals

at Hofstra University, Hempstead

Class A

No. 5 Long Beach vs. No. 1 Farmingdale, 3:30 p.m.

Class B

B1-3 South Side vs. B1-1 Garden City, 5:30 p.m.

Class C

No. 5 Locust Valley vs. Cold Spring Harbor, 8 p.m.

Today’s Section 11 semifinals

Class B

No. 4 Huntington at No. 1 Comsewogue, 4 p.m.

No. 3 Eastport-South Manor at No. 2 Shoreham-Wading River, 4 p.m.

Today’s SCC semifinals

at Branford High School

Cheshire vs Guilford, 4 p.m.

Daniel Hand vs. Fairfield Prep, 6 p.m.

Today’s SWC semifinals

at Weston High School

New Fairfield vs. Joel Barlow, 5 p.m.

Newtown vs. Weston, 7 p.m

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44 Responses to “Gameday Central, Wednesday, 5/25: Finals schedule for sections 1, 9 and FCIAC; LI semifinals start; SWC/SCC semis also today”

  1. upstate says:

    In Section 1 on the ladies side we have the most exciting game of the year. The Class B final of No. 2 Yorktown vs. No 1. Fox Lane. It just so happens that the neutral site is Yorktown high school. The game will be a 5pm. If there was ever a girls game to check out in section 1, this would be the game to see.

  2. slacrosse says:

    Michigan D1 Lacrosse: It’s official

    • BigBadBear says:

      interesting in that they did not name a coach…leaving the current club coach out to dry

      • slacrosse says:

        Just waiting for Petro/Mich to finalize details–just kidding!

        • BigBadBear says:

          first, we can go to Water Moon, then over to Salzburg’s for desert…love that lemon merinque

          • Doid23 says:

            After the atrocity that was the Syracuse uniforms this weekend, and the ridiculous jay stickers on the Hopkins helmets, I can’t wait for the Michigan lax unis.

          • slacrosse says:

            Seriously agree about no mention of Paul? You’d think if he was in the picture (which I assume he would be) his name comes up with the announcement?

          • BigBadBear says:

            they do have to be a bit careful, he is not only well connected to the AD, he is a major fund raiser

  3. ralp b says:

    joe what is the date of all section meeting?

  4. Joe Lombardi says:

    Section W Class B final – Yorktown 16, Fox Lane 15

    Great game. It was 9-9 at halftime.

    Rktown has a bye into next Saturday’s regional final. o

  5. ReLAX says:

    Any LI scores from Hofstra or sect.11?

  6. sgt hulka says:

    Heard GC over Southside 14-2

  7. ESG says:

    All-Section, All-American Meeting is 5/31.



    A- Haddelands- No matter the outcome
    B- Janavey-Still think He did a good job in a crazy year
    C- Horgan- No Matter the outcome

    • Old Rugger says:

      Too close to call for some on that list.
      I’d add to the close ones and agree your coaches

  8. Calculus says:

    I agree with both of you.
    Very talented senior class for Section 1. Going to many good schools.

  9. slacrosse says:

    Janevy: Very successful in a very tough schedule inc. wins over upstate power Carthage and LI power Cold Spring Harbor

    Schurr. Should seriously be considered for coaching a semi-final team in a tough schedule that was missing multiple key players due to injury.

    Connelly of Arlington. He continues to build the program and had some close/very close losses to several top teams.

    Marr. Guided Town through another brutal schedule into semi-finals with a tight loss to powerhouse, Smithtown West

    Other Comments:

    Horgan of Bville, a good coach for sure but doesn’t deserve special accolades for a great W/L record without having played one top team in the entire region. That holds if Bville beats BH today.

  10. Black and Yellow. says:

    OK, Its halftime and I have the I-Pad with me and Im Bored, so here it goes.

    Donohue-Somers should be
    Mabus- Yorktown should be
    McCormack-Bronx should be
    Foley- Mahopac should be
    Walter-JJ should be
    Caffrey- L/P probable


    A- Haddelands- Mahopac-Although Lindsay should be considered

    B-Janavey- Somers Did the most work game in game out. Although should consider Marr

    C-Horgan- Bronxville Body of work.

    Final Power Rankings:

    3-John Jay
    6- Bronxville
    10-Byram Hills

    • Badger says:

      I dont understand how Prunty is a lock. If anyone is a lock from LP its Caffrey. Prunty has not been close to the same caliber player he was last year. If he gets it, its based solely on the fact he got it last year.

      • lax says:

        Prunty has over 30 goals and over 50 assists, as a midfielder! The only reason Caffrey has as many goals as he does is because Prunty is throwing him the ball, and being guarded by the number one defenseman. He does more for his team in creating offense and making the right play than anyone else. If he’s not a lock for All-American, than they should stop giving out the award.

        • sectonestats says:

          No question that Prunty is a good player. But to make a statement that he has done more than anyone else or that he gave Caffrey many of his goals is hard to believe. I watched Caffrey in the last several games and he seems to create many of his goals all by himself. And if MSG is correct that Caffrey has 80 goals I would think Caffrey gets the #1 pole playing him. You are also taking away from others on the team that have great impact.

          • lax says:

            You ask any coach who they’re more concerned about on that offense, and they’ll all say Prunty. He made the kids around him better, if that’s not the definition of an All-American, I don’t know what is.

          • slacrosse says:


          • slacrosse says:

            Caffrey has scored a ton of goals on his own–you wonder how he gets deadly shots off–but he clearly does.

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