The Woodstick Classic is the nation’s longest uninterrupted high school boys lax annual affair.

Last year’sevent,  the 120th edition of a rivalry that started in 1935, had special significance since both Garden City and Manhasset were aligned in the same class, meaning it was a likely preview of the Nassau County Class B title game.

That’s precisely what proved to be the case as Garden City won the Woodstick Classic 10-6 before beating Manhasset 6-5 for the Section 8 championship – its sixth straight Nassau County crown.

Manhasset entered last season having won two straight state titles in Class C.

The scenario for this year – entering the season – is identical. How it plays out, of course, remains to be seen.

For now, we can tell you this.

The 121st edition of the Woodstick Classic will be played on Saturday, May 5 at Garden City. It will be GC’s second-to-last game of the regular season.

That’s among the highlights of the two-time state finalist Trojans’ schedule, which  GC coach Steve Finnell sent along to me last week.

For a look at how schedules for teams from throughout the region for the 2012 season are shaping up, be sure to check out  the “Schedules galore” thread.

Now, here’s how GC’s 2012 schedule looks:

Date         Opponent                                                         Site                        Time

3/14             St Anthony’s (scrim)                                                 Home                                     4:30 pm

3/15             Bridgewater-Raritan, NJ (scrim)                                          Home                                   4:30 pm

3/17            Delbarton, NJ (scrim)                                                                Away                                     11:00am

3/20            Syosset (NL)                                                                  Home                                    4:30 pm

3/21           Carey (L)                                                                          Home                                    4:30pm

3/24           Ward Melville (NL)                                                     Home                                    1:00pm

3/31           St Paul’s, MD (NL)                                                     Away                                       ??:am

4/2             Elmont (L)                                                                      Home                                    4:30 pm

4/5                 Long Beach (L)                                                              Home                                    4:30 pm

4/14           Conestoga, PA (NL)                                                     Away                                     ??:pm

4/16           Calhoun (L)                                                                    Away                                     4:30pm

4/18           Great Neck South (L)                                                  Away                                    4:30pm

4/21            Duxbury, MA (NL)                                                      Home                                    11:00 am

4/24            Jericho (L)                                                     Away                                     4:30 pm

4/28            SWR (NL)                                                                     Away                                       3:00 pm

5/2             Bellmore JFK (L)                                                          Home                                    4:30 pm

5/5              Manhasset  (NL)                                                         Home                                     4:30 pm

5/9              Wantagh (L)                                                                  Away                                     4:30 pm

5/11              First round Playoffs                                                   Home

5/17 or 5/18        County quarterfinals                                       Hofstra                                 TBD

5/22 or 5/23        County semifinals                                            Hofstra                                 TBD

5/29                       County finals                                                      Hofstra                                 TBD

6/2                         LI championship                                                              Hofstra                                 TBD

6/6                         State semifinals                                                                Stony Brook                        TBD

6/9                         State championship                                        Middletown HS                 TBD

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11 Responses to “GC-Set Woodstick Classic showdown set for May 5”

  1. oldeneagle says:

    I believe that Exeter and Andover have also played every year since 1935. The record in their rivalry stands at 38-38-1.

  2. justlaxin says:

    Is the 1st Saturday in May rivalry day?
    Lakeland Town game is that day every year as well.
    St Anthonys Chaminade?
    anymore big rivalry games that day?

  3. ND says:

    Don’t know about actual rivalries but it is a pretty good day for some interesting matchups:

    Suffern @ Mahopac
    Niskayuna @ Duxbury
    New Canaan @ JJ
    Somers @ Bronxville
    Shoreham W-R @ Mt Lakes
    St Anthonys @ Darien

  4. slacrosse says:

    Good to see Bville scheduling some top Section 1 teams this season. Would have luved to have seen them play this sched last season with their 2 senior D1 studs (Notre Dame, Gtown).

    • lax says:

      still have one more (Hopkins) with a few future ones out there with him, should still be one of the top teams.

  5. LI Guy says:

    Throwing out the first pick. . . GC 8, Set 5

  6. Nassau Coach says:

    I believe a great game flying under the radar for GC in 2012 will be against Jericho. At the conference seeding meetings for Nassau, I was surprised at the firepower returning for Jericho. Although GC will most likely win this game, Jericho will definitely give them a good game.
    As always, also, looking forward to the woodstick!

  7. Pewia says:

    GC 8, Set 5

  8. Lax LI says:

    GC 9, Set 6

  9. LaxFan12 says:

    I say GC 11-7, the D doesnt have that same firepower but the GC offense is very dangerous this year. The woodstick will definitely be the #1 game to watch possibly in the whole country though.

    I also do agree with the comment Nassau Coach stated earlier, the Jericho game should be a sleeper.

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