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 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.
Today on the last Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update of 2022, a light week that passed sets up a huge week ahead on all fronts as we expect the first sets of many playoff tickets to be punched before the turn of the calendar. We’ll take you through it all, straight ahead, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Only 10 games were played this last week, three of them in total on the hockey court but two major results that prove interesting for 2023. In Varsity, YDE continued their impressive season, knocking off Kushner, 6-4. Joe Dweck scored twice for the Thunder in their 8th win of the season. The Kushner loss officially clinches a playoff berth for Frisch ahead of their rematch with TABC tomorrow night in TABC. YDE can become the next team with a win over HAFTR on Thursday and a little help from Magen David, HANC and North Shore in their matchups this coming week. Speaking of HANC, the Hurricanes jumped to 11 points with a win over Solomon Schechter, two behind DRS who also gears up for a matchup with TABC on New Year’s Day.
In JV, only one score on the week, but a biggie at the top of the West. The TABC Storm turn a 2-1 deficit with 4 minutes left in the 3rd against SAR into a 4-2 win, behind two goals from Yoel Gellman in the process. TABC is now the sole undefeated team in the West, making this coming Sunday against DRS the battle of the two last undefeated teams in the league. In other action up ahead, Frisch and Ohr Yisroel will do battle Thursday night with both trying to keep pace with MTA and stay ahead of Flatbush for what is currently the 6th playoff spot. MTA will also be in action, taking on JEC on Monday night.
Moving over to the hardwood, where Boys games made up 6 of the remaining 7 games this past week. In Varsity, Frisch kept their hopes of a division title alive with a 69-65 win over Hillel last night. The Cougars now head into a long break with two games against undefeated division leading SAR after winter vacation. Hillel, now at 7-3, going 1-1 on the week having knocked off Heschel by 20 are still in the hunt but will need to knock off TABC tomorrow night to have a realistic shot at a bye once the postseason comes around. Out East, HAFTR defeated HANC 60-45 to move into a tie for 4th in the East with Flatbush at 6-4. HAFTR will square off with YDE and DRS in an effort to cement their postseason hopes before the winter break. Flatbush and Magen David square off tonight as the Warriors look to lock up their postseason berth, currently sitting at 8-1.
The Magen David JV team will look to do the same in the first game tonight, hoping to improve to 8-0 and clinch the top seed in the East. The Warriors knocked off North Shore this past week, dropping them two games behind Magen David. Now having beaten both DRS and North Shore in the past two weeks, Magen David controls their own destiny in wrapping up the East crown. Also taking wins this past week, HAFTR put up 91 points in a win over HANC, improving to 6-3 and Hillel improved to 3-3, knocking off Heschel 64-33.
Finally, in girls Varsity, HAFTR improved to 7-1, knocking off HANC 37-31 and keeping them in the hunt to battle SKA for the East when they meet Saturday night in HAFTR.
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And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg!