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.
Happy 6/13 everyone! Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, we wrap up the indoor season and get set for the last handful of games on the diamond, and we recap the 2023 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Junior High Hockey Tournament. All that and more straight ahead, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Boys volleyball capped off the indoor sports season as two powerhouses, SAR and Ramaz met in the finals. Ramaz, the most decorated school in boys volleyball history jumped out to a first game win 21-18 before the defending champion Sting took game 2 21-16. Game 3 would prove to be pivotal as Ramaz would take the 3 point win and then roll in Game 4 by 10 points to take home the school’s third banner in the last 4 championships.
Moving outdoors, the boys softball championship is set as defending champion MAY will look to repeat, but will need to go through perennial powerhouse Hillel to do so. The 2015, 2017 and 2018 champion Heat took out YDE 3-0 and will go toe to toe with the Eagles next Monday night at MAY. MAY will also play host to the JV Championship as the Junior Eagles outlasted YDE 7-6 to advance to take on Netzach Hatorah who pulled off the shocking upset of defending champion Hillel 2-0. That game will happen this Sunday afternoon. The Hillel varsity girls will look to make it a double as they advance to the finals defeating Ilan on Sunday 7-2. They will square off with Frisch who defeated Bruriah 2-1 in their semifinal contest.
In Baseball SAR battered Heschel 8-1 to advance to the finals where they await the winner of tomorrow night’s contest between DRS and Frisch.
Finally, the 2023 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Tournament took place this past Sunday and its 16th version paid homage to the very first, 16 years earlier. The morning session of the junior high hockey tournament featuring 8 teams from the NY and NJ leagues saw HAFTR, HANC, Yavneh and Noam take victories. In the afternoon, Moriah rebounded to defeat HAFTR and then knock them off in a play-in shootout to join HANC in one semifinal, while Noam shocked NY league finalist HALB 3-2 with a last minute tiebreaking goal to advance to the semifinals with Yavneh. The semifinals would see HANC defeat Moriah 2-1 in overtime on Isaac Silbiger’s 2nd game winning goal of the day and Yavneh blank Noam 3-0 to set up a showdown of the two league champions and a rematch of the very first tournament finals back in 2006. In that showdown, Yavneh came away victorious, and in this contest, they would do the same, as Eitan Goldwasser and Max Pomerantz scored for the Redhawks to give Yavneh it’s third tournament banner. Fellow Redhawk Adin Katler took home Tournament MVP honors with 3 goals and 2 assists on the day. Goalie Zac Nussbaum posted three shutouts and is the first honoree announced for the first-team all-tournament squad. The remainder of the first-team and second-team all-tournament awardees will be announced over the next few days. You can relive the event by going to our website, mwtournament.com and in the process donate to help us wrap up our goal of $10,000.00 for Hatzolah. A special thank you to HAFTR for providing their facilities for the day and to everyone who donated, sponsored, bought raffle tickets and volunteered their time for the 16th year in a row.
Stay tuned next week for our final episode of the 2022-2023 school year.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg!