The discussion on the last post is getting dangerously hilarious, so we’ve got to move forward.
Believe me, when I got back from Utica, I felt like it was finally all over. The travel, the deadlines, the blogging. But it’s not. We’ve got to do all-star stuff, and we’ve got the senior game coming up Sunday, and the CHSHL senior game coming up after that.
It’s true that we have three guys on the all-state first team – Tom Natoli, Matt Willows, and Rich Willows – and it’s pretty impressive.
Then we’ve got Chris Wynne on the all-state second team, which is a great honor but it actually short-changes him because he was the best defenseman on a team that tied state champion Ithaca 0-0 through four overtimes. Natoli gets a lot of credit, but Wynne made an unbelieveable save of his own in that game.
Then we’ve got Zach Salt and Josh Shuman on honorable mention.
Congratulations to Section 1 for getting two teams to the final four and dominating the all-state first team.
The coaches have had their meeting for all-league, and pretty soon we’ll get that list in the paper. Then I’ll get to work on the Westchester and Rockland all-star teams.
Since some of you are wondering, in the spring I’ll be going back to girls lacrosse. There will actually be a girls lacrosse blog with me and Harold Gutmann (he’ll be handling Rockland for boys and girls, while I do the other side of the river).
Of course, I’ll be doing ice hockey again when the Empire State Games roll around.