I’m currently writing this post at 1:39 a.m. on what is technically Tuesday morning, and as of now, four schools — Ardsley, Eastchester, Hastings and Yonkers — have already announced early dismissals from class due to an impending snow storm that is expected to bring up to 10 inches in some areas.
I’m sure by the time I wake up “later today” there will be more added. Here’s the link to LoHud’s early dismissal announcements, and here’s the link to announced school closings. Since there’s a very good chance that I won’t be up by the time the official words start coming out, please click the links for updates.
Assuming it stays relatively quiet in Rockland, I will be covering Pearl River-Albertus Magnus in a rematch of last year’s epic Section 1 Class A semifinal, which the No. 4 Falcons pulled off an upset of the top-ranked Pirates in double overtime. If that game is postponed and I staff another game, the next on my “pitch list” is obviously Ossining-Horace Greeley, the rematch of an incredible game from earlier this year which the Pride won thanks to a 23-point fourth-quarter performance by Shadeen Samuels after trailing entering the quarter. Between the fact that Ossining is No. 1 in my rankings, Horace Greeley made its rankings debut, the previous meeting was tremendous, and that Pride junior Jalay Knowles is expected to score her 1,000th career point (11 away), this is an easy choice.
My third choice is Tappan Zee-Somers, and then after that I’ll see what’s left and pick something. Hopefully either everything is postponed or nothing is postponed. Anyway, here is the schedule, along with my predictions. Stay warm, and stay safe.
UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): I’m trying to confirm these final four games, but I’m 99.9 percent sure everything is postponed for today. If you hear anything regarding these games or rescheduled times for already PPD games, please let me know.
UPDATE (3 p.m.): Everything is PPD.
Tuesday, January 21
, ppd., Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. Pearl River at Albertus Magnus
Nanuet at Nyack, ppd., Jan. 22 at 4:15 p.m.
North Rockland at Suffern, ppd., Jan. 22 at 4:30 p.m. (JV at 6 p.m.)
Tappan Zee at Somers, ppd., Jan. 22, TBA
Ossining at Horace Greeley, ppd., Feb. 7, TBA
Saunders at Lakeland, ppd., TBA
Byram Hills at Westlake, ppd., TBA
Valhalla at Croton-Harmon, ppd., TBA
Sleepy Hollow at Hastings, ppd., TBA
Clarkstown South at Clarkstown North, ppd., TBA
Carmel at John Jay-Cross River, ppd. TBA
Harrison at Beacon, ppd., TBA
Bronxville at Pawling, ppd., TBA
Panas at North Salem, ppd., TBA
Keio at Rye Neck, ppd., TBA
Ardsley at Yonkers, ppd., TBA
Solomon Schechter at Yonkers Montessori, ppd., TBA
Gorton at Roosevelt, ppd., TBA