Wednesday: NYS Semi Finals (Upstate) Preview

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NYSPHSAAThe New York State Tournaments now head to the semi finals, often called the "Upstate" and "Downstate" Championships. The winners will play for their Class Championships on Saturday in Syracuse.

In the Upstate semis, in Class A it's Pittsford (Sect V) vs Ithaca (Sect IV). In Class B its Irondequoit (Sect V) vs Jamesville-DeWitt (Sect III) and in Class C its Silver Creek (Sect VI) vs Cazenovia (Sect III).

In the "Downstate" Championships, Farmingdale (Sect VIII) plays Shenendehowa (Sect II) in Class A. In Class B, Garden City (Sect 8) plays Yorktown (Sect 1) and in Class C, Bayport-Blue Point (Sect XI) plays Bronxville (Sect I).

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association sets the order of the games and they rotate the starting times for each of the classes each year. This year the order will be A, B, C. The Class A game, will start at 3:30. The Class B game has a planned start at 5:30 and the Class C game is planned to start at 8:00 PM. All games are at St. John Fisher College and the admission price, set by the NYSPHSAA will be $8.00.

Class A
PITTSFORD vs ITHACA 3:30 PM
Pittsford vs Ithaca Pittsford (20-0) is now one of only two teams that are still undefeated. The Panthers beat Fairport for the Sect V title and Clarence 6-5) to reach the semis. The Little Red from Ithaca is 17-1, their only loss coming from Irondequoit (13-10) back in April. They beat Corning (12-9) for the Sect IV title and then West Genesee (15-10) to reach the final four.
   
Class A
IRONDEQUOIT vs JD 5:30 PM
Irondequoit vs JD Irondequoit is returning to the NYS final four with a 17-3 record having beaten Churchville-Chili for the Sect V Championship and Niagara-Wheatfield 20-7 to reach the semis. Jamesville-DeWitt (20-0) is the other undefeated team. They beat Carthage for their Sect III title and then Vestal (16-4) in the out bracket and St. Lawrence (18-4) in the quarter finals. Last year, JD beat Irondequoit (9-5) in the semis and went on to beat Garden City for the NYS Championship.
   
Class A
SILVER CREEK vs CAZENOVIA 8:00 PM
Silver Creek vs Cazevovia Silver Creek (16-1) beat Amherst (17-10) for the Sect VI title and then beat Penn Yan (15-8) in the quarter finals. They face the Lakers from Cazenovia (20-1) , who won their Sect III title with a 12-6 win over Skaneateles. They then beat Chenango Forks (18-3) in the out bracket and Salmon River (14-13) in over time to reach the final four.

 



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