|WELCOME TO HUDSON VALLEY SPORTS REPORT!|
|SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13|
|* HIGH SCHOOLS *|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Hook vs. Marlboro, MHAL Division II tiebreaker, at Wallkill HS, 2 p.m.|
|HS WRESTLING: Section One, Division I Championship Meet, Preliminaries, at Arlington HS, 9 a.m.|
|HS WRESTLING: Section One, Division II Championship Meet, Semifinals and Finals, at Pearl River HS, 10:15 a.m.|
|HS WRESTLING: Section Nine Championship Meet (large school), Semifinals, Finals, at Monroe-Woodbury HS, 10:15 a.m.|
|HS ICE HOCKEY: Bronxville vs. Carmel, at Brewster Ice Arena, 6:10 p.m.|
|HS ICE HOCKEY: Pawling at Yorktown, 7:20 p.m.|
|* COLLEGES *|
|COLLEGE SWIMMING: Marist at MAAC Championships, at Buffalo, 10 a.m.|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE WATER POLO: Marist vs. Cal-Santa Barbara, at San Diego, Noon; Marist vs. Arizona St. or Cal State-East Bay, at San Diego, 4 p.m.|
|MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Manhattan at Marist, 7 p.m.|
|MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Brockport at SUNY New Paltz, 4 p.m.|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Brockport at SUNY New Paltz, 2 p.m.|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Vassar at Skidmore, 2 p.m.|
|MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS: Clark at Vassar, 1 p.m.|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS: Vassar at Army, 1 p.m.|
|* NEW YORK PRO SPORTS *|
|NHL: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.|
|NHL: New York Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m.|
The collective musings, off-the-wall thoughts, and just generally eclectic thoughts that come out of Rich’s head every day.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
5) LAWSUIT, ANYONE? – You know what surprises me? Section One makes yet another dubious decision by moving Ursuline girls basketball down to Class A – in the middle of the year – and I’m semi-shocked that there isn’t more outrage. That’s especially true now that Ursuline has the inside track for the top seed in the sectionals. I thought for sure some well-heeled parent at a Somers or Brewster or another school would file suit against this.
4) YOENIS CESPEDES – Late, but still makes me do the happy dance. Rooting for Mets and Yanks in the playoffs again next fall.
3) OFFICIALS VS. CANCER – Most definitely a worthwhile cause to help fight cancer and raise a few dollars – and see some great basketball.
2) MARIST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Back where they belong – first place.
1) JAMES ANOZIE and FRANNIE MERKEL – Right now, if the season ended today, you have to take a long, hard look at the Our Lady of Lourdes boys basketball star and the Brewster girls star for Players of the Year. There’s still a lot of season left, but they have simply been unstoppable.