The Class C semifinals kick off today. If anyone is keeping count, I’m 31 for 39 on predictions so far. I plan to make the drive up to Haldane to cover their game against North Salem. As usual, follow me on Twitter for updates.
Section 1 tournament
No. 4 North Salem at No. 1 Haldane, 3 p.m.
Top-seeded Haldane, like they have been the last few years, is the Class C title favorite. North Salem, which is coming off of an easy 5-0 win over Hamilton in the quarterfinals, is in my opinion the biggest competition to Haldane for the championship. The Blue Devils won both regular season meetings over the Tigers back in September, and from the game that I covered, look like the better team, so they are my pick to win. Make no mistake, however; this is a winnable game for North Salem.
No. 3 Solomon Schechter at No. 2 Tuckahoe, 3 p.m.
Both of these teams split the regular season series. Solomon Schechter, which is coming off of a win over Keio on Monday, is riding the hot hand right now, and did beat Tuckahoe 5-0 on October 8th in the last meeting between the two teams. With a winning margin that big, I’m inclined to think Schechter will take care of business and reach the final.