Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal presents Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Tune in for the latest Yeshiva League Sports information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
Chag Sameach everyone!
We are in the home stretch of the Winter Sports season! Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, the first pieces of gold have already been awarded in Girls Basketball, Hockey will do the same this Sunday and Boys Basketball will follow suit, but not before two high-level semifinal matchups. All that and more, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball are the first to complete their seasons and crown queens of the court. In JV, Frisch topped SAR 48-40, finishing off a perfect season to take home the first of the fall championships. Their older sister Cougars, however, could not do the same. The SKA Sonics completed their perfect season, knocking off Frisch 62-52 behind 31 points from Sophomore Daphna Steinmetz. The Sonics, more used to hanging B Division banners have now earned an “A” League championship to accompany the last banner raised in 2019.
The next set of championships will come this Sunday, as the Boys JV and Varsity Hockey leagues get set to hand out their first set of Winter hardware. In a first, this year will feature a same-day split venue doubleheader, with the JV Championships between DRS and TABC taking place first in Frisch. The two met earlier this year, in TABC, with the home team victorious and now looking to cap off a perfect season. Puck drop is scheduled for 1:00PM. The day will then shift back into New York, where the Varsity championship will take place in DRS. Unfortunately for the host school, the Wildcats will not be involved, having dropped their semifinal matchup to Frisch 4-1. Frisch will now go back to the final and join the earlier repeat matchup by taking on….SAR. The Sting throttled any chance of a double repeat final, knocking off TABC 5-2. SAR led 3-0 entering the 3rd, but 2 goals in two minutes closed the gap for the Storm, however, the Sting would keep at it and stretch the lead back out in the closing minutes. Puck drop for the varsity final will be 8:00PM. You can catch both games on the Yeshiva Sports Network with pregame festivities, with current coaches Avidan Berman and Josh Kass and former coaches like David Kolb and yours truly, beginning at 12:30 and 7:30PM by going to the Yeshiva League website, MYSHAL.COM. To become a sponsor, like Yeshiva League Pass, reach out to YLSweisguy@gmail.com.
The following Sunday will see JV and Varsity Basketball’s championship take center stage at the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus of Yeshiva University. Varsity Basketball’s semifinals will take place over the next 6 days, with both #1s and #2s advancing. West #1 Frisch, 15 point winners over Flatbush in the quarters taking on Magen David in Frisch on Thursday night. In the other bracket, East #1, undefeated North Shore will face off with West #2 SAR following the Sting’s 48-41 victory over DRS. That contest will take place next Monday. In JV, East #1 Magen David rounded out the semifinal field and will host West #2 Ramaz. Magen David dropped Frisch 72-66, which means that unfortunately for my broadcast colleague, but fortunately for all of you that tune in to the championships on the Yeshiva Sports Network, Cougar coach Dovey Forman will be joining me, once again in the booth this year. In the other bracket, TABC and SAR will square off this Thursday night. SAR represents the only non- #1 or #2 seed in the JV or Varsity semis.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg!