Nachum welcomed Elliot Weiselberg to this morning’s JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Tune in for the latest Yeshiva League Spring Sports information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. The transcript for this morning’s update is below.
Straight ahead on the Tuesday JM in the AM Sports Update, the Frisch Cougars look to dominate the soccer world, the playoffs are set in baseball and softball, and a spring update with boys hockey results in it?? What could that be? Keep listening to find out. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start off in soccer, where the Frisch Cougars will have the chance for an unprecedented feat. The Frisch Boys Varsity team advanced to the finals after a dominant win over North Shore and now await the winner of SAR and TABC. SAR advanced to the semis with an impressive 11-8 victory over Kushner, led by 8 goals from junior Gabe Sklar. Ironically, the bracket in Boys JV is exactly the same, the JV Cougars knocked off North Shore 9-6 and now await the winner of TABC and SAR JV taking place tomorrow night in TABC. Frisch’s JV Girls were the top seed and earned a bye to the finals where they will face Ma-ayanot, 10-2 winners over Kushner in their semis. That leaves the girls varsity squad who will square off with SAR next week in SAR. The Sting trounced Heschel to advance and vie for the opportunity to face Kushner, winners of a high scoring 15-10 contest with SKA. This will mark Kushner’s 4th straight trip to the finals in Girls Varsity Soccer.
In Girls Hockey, the Cougars were not as fortunate, as the battle for New Jersey’s last remaining participant was a close one, however, Kushner downed Frisch 1-0 to advance. The Cobras will play top seeded SAR in a battle of the rink teams with winner to face the winner of Heschel and Ramaz.
On the diamond, all softball and baseball leagues have their brackets set. Boys Varsity Softball will see Magen David square off at MAY tonight, SAR visiting YDE tomorrow night and Maor and Hillel on the road to face TABC and DRS respectively on Thursday. In JV, top seed Hillel hosts HAFTR. MAY meets neighborhood foe Darchai, TABC will travel to YDE and DRS will host Heichel Hatorah. In Girls Varsity East top seed Central will meet up with Hillel, Ilan will play HAFTR, tonight Ma-ayanot will face SKA and Shulamith will host SAR tomorrow. In Baseball, we’ll end off the same way we began, as Frisch advances to the semis with a 3-2 win over Kushner. The winner will play either SAR or Heschel who will meet on Thursday. The other half of the bracket will have Flatbush hosting TABC and MTA in a NYC showdown with Ramaz.
Finally boys hockey, yes boys hockey…while not Yeshiva League per se, a yasher koach to the group of 10 boys from our leagues who took part in a floor hockey tournament on Long Island this past weekend against competition from all over Nassau and Suffolk county’s dek hockey leagues. The group made an impressive showing making it all the way to the finals against established teams and players, several of whom appear in travel and international competition. Not only did the group gain the admiration of the other teams, but the tournament itself took the time to note their performance as well as the respectful manner in which they competed. A true kiddush hashem and what will hopefully be the start of many successful events. Kudos go out to goalie Max Newmark, offenseman Yitzy Yudin and defenseman Nathaniel Lawrence, all noted by the tournament organizers for their exemplary play.
Speaking of tournaments, the 2022 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Junior High Hockey Tournament will take place June 12th in HAFTR. As we have been mentioning, the event will once again couple as a fundraiser for Hatzolah. Host HAFTR, HALB, HANC, Har Torah, Moriah, Yavneh, Ramaz and Kushner will all compete to bring home the 2022 crown and will look to raise $10,000 in the process. We are excited to announce, especially off the heels of last night’s performance, that the grand prize for this year’s tournament raffle will be a jersey autographed by New York Ranger defenseman Adam Fox. Tickets will be available for purchase on our website at www.mwtournament.com later this week. To help the kids reach their goal, please reach out at email@example.com to donate or sponsor.
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And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.