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. This week, due to circumstances beyond our control, Nachum presented Elliot and the latest YLS news on Thursday morning instead. 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 transcription for this morning’s update is below.
Good Morning Nachum and Mazal Tov to you and your family.
Today on the JM in the AM Sports Update, after a very eventful week in the Weiselberg household, a one-day delay only adds to our coverage. Straight ahead, SAR returns to the conversation in Varsity Hockey, Magen David and North Shore get ready for a showdown in Boys Varsity Basketball, and SAR and TABC continue their undefeated seasons in both JV sports. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start out in Varsity Basketball where North Shore finds itself in a very unfamiliar position over the last few years. Hot off of last year’s JV championship the Junior-heavy squad rolls into mid-December at 8-0, despite a scare against Magen Abraham this past week, a 56-52 Overtime win for the Stars. Now, North Shore gears up to square off against the other Magen, the 8-1 Magen David Warriors, a squad full of Juniors still stinging from last year’s overtime championship loss. The Warriors have a battle-tested schedule off late, taking victories over Flatbush and DRS. The two teams will meet up for the only showdown this season next Wednesday, in a battle that could either determine the Eastern Conference, with a North Shore win, or bust it wide open if Magen David is victorious. In other action Frisch moves to 8-1, knocking off Heschel, and will now gear up to play SAR tomorrow night, in a battle that could do the same for the West.
Speaking of SAR, the Sting Varsity Hockey team has shrugged off their slow start and taken 5 of 6 points from top ranked opponents in the last 10 days. Following a 5-2 win over HANC and an overtime 5-4 loss to undefeated Frisch, the Sting rolled into TABC, against whom SAR suffered a 4-1 loss less than two weeks ago. However, the Sting would have their revenge as, tied late in the 3rd, Junior Asher Rudman would put home the game-winner for the 4-3 SAR victory, knocking the Storm from the ranks of the undefeated and placing the Sting 3 points behind the Storm for 2nd place in the West. In other action, Flatbush suffers a pair of close losses, taking a pair of 4-3 losses to HAFTR in overtime on Saturday night and to rival Magen David last night at home, both results come about after defeating Magen David in Magen David, last week, by the score of, you guessed it, 4-3.
Onto JV where SAR and TABC control the West in both sports. In Basketball, the Storm dropped Hillel to improve to 7-0 while SAR last played two weeks ago, but currently sit at 5-0. Both teams are gearing up for battles with 5-1 Frisch, SAR tonight and TABC Saturday night. Wins by both teams would cement the two as the above-and-away favorites and set the stage for the division crown on January 26th when both teams meet in SAR for the last game of the regular season. In Hockey, SAR is 6-0, following a 2-0 shutout of Frisch, 2 points ahead of TABC at 5-0. The two teams will know who has the advantage much earlier than their basketball counterparts as the two are set to square off next Thursday in SAR as both teams next contest. However, For TABC it’s the beginning of a brutal stretch, as they follow it up with DRS on New Year’s Day and Frisch and SAR again on the other side of the break.
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And that was your JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m going to try to get some sleep.
Elliot M. Weiselberg, Esq.