|WELCOME TO HUDSON VALLEY SPORTS REPORT!|
|SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22|
|* HIGH SCHOOL *|
|NYS VOLLEYBALL, CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP: Millbrook vs. Eden, Noon|
|NYS VOLLEYBALL CLASS D CHAMPIONSHIP: Portville 3, Haldane 2|
|* COLLEGES *|
|COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Marist at St. John’s, 7 p.m.|
|COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP: Marist vs. Fairfield, 2 p.m.|
|* MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY *|
|FEDERAL LEAGUE: Brewster at Danbury, 6:05 p.m.|
|* NEW YORK PRO SPORTS *|
|NFL: New York Jets at Houston, 1 p.m.|
|NHL: New York Islanders at Montreal, 7 p.m.|
|NHL: New Jersey at Vancouver, 10 p.m.|
The collective musings, off-the-wall thoughts, and just generally eclectic thoughts that come out of Rich’s head every day.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
5) SECTION ONE – It’s bad enough they screwed up football. Now word comes of another change, this in soccer, made after the schedules were set, in which the section will not consider games played outside of Section One when determining seeds next week for the postseason tournament. Arlington is 14-1 right now in boys soccer, clearly the best team in the section, but has played three non-Section One games. Depending on how things shake out, the Admirals might not get the top seed.
4) NEW YORK METS – What can you say, it’s been a heck of a run and one of the most enjoyable New York baseball seasons I can remember in a long time.
3) ARLINGTON GIRLS SOCCER – The boys always get a lot of love, time for the girls to get their due. Big victory on Friday gives the Admirals the league title and some great momentum heading into the sectionals.
2) GO FOR IT – Love, love, love the attitude of a lot of our high school football coaches lately who are opting to go for two points and a win instead of settling for a tie. Latest example was Poughkeepsie coach Jerry North, who went for two with 36 seconds left to beat New Paltz on Friday.
1) SECTIONALS – Really kind of a magical word around here. Qualifying for the postseason is a big deal; making a nice run is even bigger. I love it when our local teams get in and move on.