Good afternoon everyone, I’m coming to you live from the Glens Falls Civic Center, home of the 2013 NYSPHSAA volleyball championships.
The morning session (Class A, B, C) is wrapping up soon, but it features neither Section 1 team — John Jay-East Fishkill and Haldane. The afternoon block is slated to begin at 3 p.m. My Poughkeepsie Journal colleague Phil Strum covered the morning heat, since PoJo also covers Section 9 schools Cornwall and Millbrook.
Strum (@PJStrum) will have updates from John Jay-East Fishkill’s pool play, while I handle Haldane. For those of you who do not know the setup of the Civic Center, there are three courts side-by-side-by-side, so everything is within view, therefore I’ll try to update on whatever I see.
I made it to Glens Falls in a swift two hours and 35 minutes, so while I have some time during the end of the morning heat, here are some highlights from the shift, as well as local schedules for the afternoon heat and matchups for the state championships on Sunday.
Morning shift highlights
— Millbrook went 4-2 in pool play, clinching a spot in the Class C state final. The Indians were swept by two-time defending champions Eden in their final pool play contest, in what was a preview of Sunday’s championship contest.
— Cornwall posted a 1-5 record in Class A pool play and were eliminated in the semifinals.
Afternoon shift schedule (Section 1 only)
Haldane vs. Waterford, 3 p.m.
John Jay-EF vs. Our Lady of Mercy, 3 p.m.
Haldane vs. Tioga, 5 p.m.*
John Jay-EF vs. Massapequa, 5 p.m.*
Haldane vs. Randolph, 6 p.m.*
John Jay-EF vs. Baldwinsville, 7 p.m.*
* — projected start time
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUPS
Sunday, November 17 at Glens Falls Civic Center
Class A: Sutherland vs. Burnt Hills, 10 a.m.
Class C: Eden vs. Millbrook, 12 p.m.
Class B: TBD, 12 p.m.
Class D: TBD, 2 p.m.
Class AA: TBD, 2 p.m.