It may not have felt like it, but looking back at the date receipts… it’s been a while. For the first time since 2019’s Fall Showcase, Empire State Takeover brought a one-day event back into the home base of the Albany area. After a two-year hiatus from the 518 – none in 2020 due to … More Summer Kickoff Makes Its Return to the 518: Notes & Standouts
It took long enough, but it was apparently just the right time. After seven years of operation and nearly 20 one-day events that have taken place in the Albany, Utica, and Scranton areas (along with several dozen summer sessions), 2022 became the year of the first EST showcase based in Western New York. St. John … More A Friday Night in Rochester: 1st Annual EST WNY Warm-Up Notes & Standouts
5th Annual EST Summer Kickoff *** THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. ALL SUBMITTED REGISTRATION NOW ENSURES YOUR SPOT ON THE WAIT LIST! *** Site: Poole Athletic Center @ The Albany Academies (Albany, NY) Date: Fri, June 10, 2022 Time: 5:00-9:00 (two separate sessions – 5-7 & 7-9 – athlete’s choice on first-come first-serve basis) … More 5TH ANNUAL EST SUMMER KICKOFF: Info & Registration
4th Annual EST MS Combine *** THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. ALL SUBMITTED REGISTRATION NOW ENSURES YOUR SPOT ON THE WAIT LIST! *** Site: Accelerate Sports Complex (Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)) Date: Fri, June 3, 2022 Time: 6:30-9 PM For: Girls in Classes of 2026-2027 (7th/8th grade) Cost: $75 Registration (done/submitted online): https://jeffmlinar.wufoo.com/forms/mboq59l1ha2jl9/ Payment: … More 4TH ANNUAL EST MIDDLE SCHOOL COMBINE: Info & Registration
1st Annual EST WNY Warm-Up *** THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. ALL SUBMITTED REGISTRATION NOW ENSURES YOUR SPOT ON THE WAIT LIST! *** Site: St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY) Date: Fri, April 29, 2022 Time: 6:30-9:00 PM For: Girls in Classes of 2023-2025 (9th-11th grade) Cost: $75 Registration (done/submitted online): https://jeffmlinar.wufoo.com/forms/q3zv1z60urqvbs/ Payment: INQUIRE … More 1ST ANNUAL EST WNY WARM-UP: Info & Registration
The title says it all. With the EST scholastic coverage going to a more comprehensive fashion in the winter, there was plenty of built-in content to provide, whether it was detailed articles from games I attended or just recaps & previews of the action statewide. After 4 months of that, we’re onto AAU season. Ok, … More HS Season is Over… What’s Next?
Setting the Stage: 78 days & 112 games. That was the schedule load since Day 1 of scrimmages/games in NY, and with how active my home state has *finally* been, none of those days were spent in Pennsylvania. That changed on Monday, as Day 1 of a two-day PA swing took me to Back Mountain … More Dougherty & Defense Take Center Stage in Lake-Lehman Triumph
Setting the Scene: I hadn’t been to a game in Massachusetts yet this winter – in fact, it had been two years since I didn’t push the issue to get in for games last year – but I haven’t stopped paying attention. “The more things change, the more they stay the same” is certainly true … More Hoosac Valley Strikes Last for Big Berkshire W over Wahconah