Welcome back everyone! Hope you all had a great Christmas! We have two pretty big tournaments set to take place during this holiday week, but the weather is already taking its toll. Mid-Hudson tourney director Dave Ryley texted me this afternoon informing me that their start time has been pushed back to noon on Thursday. If I hear about any further postponements, I will update. My colleague Phil Terrigno will be covering the O’Connell tourney at Pearl River on Friday, so be sure to follow him on Twitter @philterrigno for live updates.
Here is info on both tournaments:
MID-HUDSON TOURNAMENT AT ARLINGTON
Teams: Arlington, Beacon, Yorktown, Port Chester, Ossining, John Jay-EF, Ketcham, Hewlett, Cornwall, Newburgh, Wallkill, Red Hook, Onteora, Valley Central, Pine Bush, Rondout Valley, Kingston, Saugerties and Brookfield (CT).
Format: Tournament-style; round robin with pools of five; top two from each pool advance to the quarterfinals on Friday.
Start time: Noon on Thursday and 9 a.m. on Friday.
O’CONNELL TOURNAMENT AT PEARL RIVER
Teams: Clarkstown North, Dobbs Ferry, East Ramapo, Hen Hud, Irvington, Lakeland/Panas, North Rockland, Nyack, Pearl River, Tappan Zee, Westlake, Sleepy Hollow, Tuxedo, Washingtonville and Warwick.
Start time: 10 a.m. on Friday
Finals: Around 6 p.m.