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Another travel option is on the table for Hudson Valley residents looking to escape New York this summer and beyond.Breeze Airways is launching nonstop service to three U.S. cities from Westchester County Airport, located in White Plains, a short drive for mid-Hudson Valley residents.The carrier, headquartered in Utah and founded by JetBlue and WestJet founder David Neeleman, will launch new routes this summer from Westchester to Charleston, South Carolina starting June 28, and to Norfolk, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida sta...
Another travel option is on the table for Hudson Valley residents looking to escape New York this summer and beyond.
Breeze Airways is launching nonstop service to three U.S. cities from Westchester County Airport, located in White Plains, a short drive for mid-Hudson Valley residents.
The carrier, headquartered in Utah and founded by JetBlue and WestJet founder David Neeleman, will launch new routes this summer from Westchester to Charleston, South Carolina starting June 28, and to Norfolk, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida starting June 30.
In September, Breeze will begin service to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Savannah, Georgia, followed by San Francisco flights starting Nov. 2.
The eight new routes establishes nonstop service from the New York hub to the south and west coast; flights out of Westchester currently only extend as far west as Chicago. American, Cape Air, Elite Airways, Delta, JetBlue, United and Tradewind Aviation also operate out of the lower Hudson Valley airport.
Breeze Airways is also expanding service at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, launching flights to Las Vegas starting Sept. 7, the eighth new route for Breeze there.
New York Stewart International Airport is also gearing up for expanded flight options. Internationally, Play Airlines will begin service this summer, which is expected to be followed by Norse Atlantic Airways. Play launched its service from United States on April 20 with its inaugural transatlantic flight from Baltimore/Washington D.C. International Airport.
Frontier Airlines also is expanding service at Stewart in late May, adding flights to Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham.
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A German company has moved its U.S. operations from New York to Indian Land.Captron, an electronics manufacturer, has relocated its U.S. headquarters, sales and service operations to Lancaster County from White Plains.The company, based in Bavaria, Germany, manufactures high-quality sensors that support food and beverage, pharma, building engineering, automotive manufacturing, aviation, robotics, logistics and traffic and transportation.“Selecting the Charlotte region was a strategic decision, based on the favorabl...
A German company has moved its U.S. operations from New York to Indian Land.
Captron, an electronics manufacturer, has relocated its U.S. headquarters, sales and service operations to Lancaster County from White Plains.
The company, based in Bavaria, Germany, manufactures high-quality sensors that support food and beverage, pharma, building engineering, automotive manufacturing, aviation, robotics, logistics and traffic and transportation.
“Selecting the Charlotte region was a strategic decision, based on the favorable advantages of operating costs, infrastructure and talent found here,” said Sean Walters, Captron North America general manager.
The company reached out to the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance last spring in looking to relocate. The alliance then turned to Lancaster County to see if there was a place for them.
Captron moved into the Rubicon Business Center in December. Rubicon offers multi-tenant office and warehouse space in the Bailes Ridge Corporate Park in Indian Land, off S.C. 160.
“This is a new operation in the county,” said Lancaster County Economic Development Director Brian Fulk. “It is a small operation, just beginning. This is a perfect location for Captron.”
He said Captron is the “world leader for capacitive sensor switches.”
Fulk said he hopes that as Captron grows, it can expand more into Lancaster County.
The S.C. Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Grassroots Tour all over the state to engage with local business leaders and gather information on what the top challenges are for local business owners.
The first stop was in Indian Land on Aug. 3 at the Sharonview Credit Union in Edgewater.
“The information gathered will serve as a critical component in developing the South Carolina Chamber’s competitiveness agenda representing the South Carolina business community’s top priorities," said Hannah Hopewell, membership and communications manager for the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.
“The agenda is released every year before the state legislative session begins and will guide the SC Chamber’s advocacy efforts that year,” she said.
President and CEO of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce Bob Morgan said the chamber hopes to engage more than 1,000 business leaders from across the state during the tour.
“Tonight (Aug. 3) is our first (stop),” Morgan said. “This is like opening night of the tour for like The Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden.
“We are very excited to be back with an updated version that focuses on the challenges the South faces going forward, finding out and listening to business leaders,” he said.
The event, hosted by the Greater Indian Land Chamber of Commerce, drew about 50 attendees from many different businesses. Dinner and wine were included, along with a QR code interactive survey to crowdsource strengths and weaknesses for business owners.
“We think we know the No. 1 challenge is workforce development,” Morgan said. “Unemployment is at near record lows, with 90,000 jobs coming back, and we will be engaged in the conversation (on) what the state can do to help companies address that shortfall.”
Morgan’s presentation included about 20 different polls, asking business leaders a variety of questions regarding challenges, feelings about the state and national economy, gas taxes, infrastructure, education and health insurance and care options for small business owners.
“Part of the reason that we go out of our way to spend time with local chambers of commerce like yours is that it really matters when business people at the local level are engaged in the process of advocacy and policy,” Morgan said.
“I'm a firm believer that more businesses gets done in settings like this, where you're talking over a glass of wine, coffee, dinner, where you get to meet people develop those relationships, than when you’re in the trenches of your day-to-day life,” said Mike Neese, Greater Indian Land Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.
“Indian Land was just a blink of spotlight on Apple Maps like 20 years ago; we've had dramatic growth,” Neese said. “If we were a city, we would now be the eighth largest city in the state of South Carolina. In 20 years, (Indian Land has had) 372% growth.”
“I think I've heard somebody say that the Indian Land ZIP code is maybe the fastest-growing ZIP code in the United States, certainly in South Carolina,” Morgan said. “So there's a vibrancy here. The challenges that we face are challenges of growth.”
Neese encouraged participants to be active members of the community, both inside and outside of the chamber.
“What we have to do as business leaders is come together and figure out ways to work together to look at those challenges, as well as opportunities to where it makes our community stronger,” Neese said.
The tour's next area stop is 8 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg.
Lancaster County School District began the process to buy enough land for another high school in the Panhandle, on the same day it closed on land for another elementary school there.
Board members met in open session Thursday, Aug. 3, to approve the procurement of about 103 acres in the Panhandle with a 5-0 vote. Board members Margaret Gamble and Courtney Green were absent.
The district began the procurement process on the 38 acres in Harrisburg Road in January. They met Jan. 30 behind closed doors to discuss the purchasing process, with a unanimous vote of approval afterward.
The land would house a new elementary school. However, the funds to build that new school would have to come from a bond referendum, which is slated for a vote March 26. Should the bond fail at the polls, the board would have to decide on the next best option for the land’s usage.
In December, Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Phipps said the district’s biggest need was for an elementary school to relieve overcrowding at Harrisburg and Indian Land elementary schools. The district just installed an eight-classroom modular units at Harrisburg to create more space for the continuous influx of students.
The combined three parcels are about 3 miles north of S.C. 160, and about a mile from Harrisburg Elementary. Several new housing developments are under construction surrounding the land.
Phipps called the recently purchased land the “perfect location for all the growth,” with great-looking land. He also said SCDOT has completed a traffic impact assessment on that stretch of S.C. 160 to manage the increase in traffic, should a school be built.
“We were real excited to find land not on U.S. 521,” Phipps said, in reference to the increasing traffic delays near Indian Land Intermediate and Indian Land Middle schools.
The land procurement process for the three parcels totaling 103 acres around Barberville and Dall Pettus roads in Indian Land is only in the initial phase; it is not yet owned by the district.
Trimnal and Myers, LLC, will “negotiate earnest money” and facilitate the process with The Snipes (Realty) Team. The board voted to spend no more than $7.5 million on the land.
Phipps said Monday that he’d like to see the district build a high school there, but that decision won’t be made until after the district owns the land.
While Indian Land High School is not yet at capacity, he hopes the board’s actions with entering the procurement process are proactive in preventing overcrowding there.
He also said that Indian Land High School’s distance from the North Carolina state line has some students experiencing long commutes through heavy traffic.
“If money was no object, any school is going to help (relieve Indian Land’s rising student population),” Phipps said.
He also said a new high school on the northern end of the Panhandle could ease the worries that come with newly licensed teenage drivers, especially when traveling along the highly congested areas of U.S. 521.
As with the 38 acres, the money to build a new school on the 103 acres would also have to come from a bond referendum.
TJNCross countryFred Gressler Memorial Cross Country RunAt White Plains, 3.1 milesBoysVarsity ITeam standings and key: 1. Scarsdale (Sc) 52; 2. Dobbs Ferry (DF) 57; 3. Clarkstown South (CS) 92; 4. Middletown (Mi) 100; 5. White Plains (WP) 111; 6. Pelham (Pl) 141; 7. Mahopac (M) 170; 8. Albertus Magnus (AM) 233; 9. Port Chester (PC) 237; 10. Keio (Ke) 251; 11. John Jay (JJ) 290; Westlak...
Fred Gressler Memorial Cross Country Run
At White Plains, 3.1 miles
Team standings and key: 1. Scarsdale (Sc) 52; 2. Dobbs Ferry (DF) 57; 3. Clarkstown South (CS) 92; 4. Middletown (Mi) 100; 5. White Plains (WP) 111; 6. Pelham (Pl) 141; 7. Mahopac (M) 170; 8. Albertus Magnus (AM) 233; 9. Port Chester (PC) 237; 10. Keio (Ke) 251; 11. John Jay (JJ) 290; Westlake (Ws) DNS.
Individual results: 1. Matt Baffuto (Pl) 16:41.6 (meet/course record); 2. Grant Sheely (DF) 16:53.6; 3. Jacob Coburn (Sc) 17:15.2; 4. Thomas Caruso (M) 17:36.5; 5. Takanori Okkotsu (DF) 17:41; 6. Evan Suzman (Sc) 17:50; 7. Leonard Pietrafesa (PC) 17:54.8; 8. Austin Labbe (CS) 17:55.6; 9. Oscar Ponce (Mi) 17:56; 10. Adrian Ojeda (WP) 18:00.5; 11. Nicholas Crino (WP) 18:03.4; 12. Greg Crowley (Sc) 18:14.9; 13. Calvin Sheely (DF) 18:19.7; 14. James Cotter (Sc) 18:27.1; 15. Conor Malagraph (CS) 18:42.8.
Team standings and key: 1. Mamaroneck (Mk) 43; 2. Lakeland/Panas (Lk/Pn) 74; 3. Irvington (I) 81; 4. Horace Greeley (HG) 102; 5. Nanuet (N) 110; 6. Edgemont (Ed) 156; 7. Harrison (H) 181; 8. Byram Hills (BH) 198; 9. Yorktown (Yk) 231; Hamilton (AH), Lawrence (L) DNS.
Individual results: 1. Ittai Rosales (Mk) 17:01.7; 2. Will Young (Mk) 17:02.6; 3. Shota Nakamura (Ed) 17:24; 4. Ryan Brennan (N) 17:49.8; 5. Alex Brandt (I) 17:50.5; 6. Scottie Mitchell (I) 17:52.1; 7. Andrew Ballard (Mk) 17:55.2; 8. Matt Sayre (Lk/Pn) 18:00.4; 9. Samuel Morton (Mk) 18:04.6; 10. Brian Camillieri (N) 18:05.2; 11. Veeral Shah (Lk/Pn) 18:22.2; 12. Guy DeMarco (Lk/Pn) 18:30.6; 13. Michael Hiebert (HG) 18:31; 14. Dan Katz (HG) 18:33.3; 15. Dylan Mariuzza (Yk) 18:34.
Team standings and key: 1. Dobbs Ferry (DF) 54; 2. White Plains (WP) 58; 3. Clarkstown South (CS) 68; 4. Scarsdale (Sc) 72; 5. Mahopac (M) 120; 6. Middletown (Mi) 138; 7. Good Counsel (GC) 161; Albertus Magnus (AM), Pelham (Pl), Port Chester (PC), Westlake (Ws).
Individual results: 1. Andrea Nardone (AM) 20:43.8; 2. Mika Andrews (DF) 20:46.7; 3. Kaitlin Doyle (Sc) 20:49.1; 4. Lizbet Navarro (Mi) 21:00.5; 5. Emily Auld (AM) 21:13.2; 6. Maggie DesRosiers (Sc) 21:39.3; 7. Breena Farrell (CS) 21.45.7; 8. Ciara McGivney (Ws) 21:49.1; 9. Sasha Clarick (DF) 21:59.6; 10. Lauren Woods (WP) 22:00.3; 11. Emma Johnston (Pl) 22:05; 12. Edith Hernandez (WP) 22:13.4; 13. Lindsay Yue (DF) 22:18.2; 14. Alison Korin (M) 22:27.9; 15. Tegan Jones (CS) 22:29.4.
Team standings and key: 1. Notre Dame (ND) 42; 2. Nanuet (N) 69; 3. Mamaroneck (Mk) 97; 4. Horace Greeley (HG) 112; 5. Harrison (H) 129; 6. Byram Hills (BH) 138; 7. Irvington (I) 164; 8. Edgemont (Ed) 174; Lawrence (L), Yorktown (Yk) DNS.
Individual results: 1. Lauren Chapey (Mk) 19:32.6 (meet/course record); 2. Brooke Madry (N) 20:03.9; 3. Sydney Rice (ND) 20:07; 4. Lauren Pitaressi (ND) 21:14.9; 5. Kristen Carbone (N) 21:15.8; 6. Tara Kelly (ND) 21:38.1; 7. Chihiro Yorita (Ed) 22:24.1; 8. Rebecca Cawkwell (BH) 22:29.1; 9. Claire Hotchkin (HG) 22:29.5; 10. Maddy Weiland (BH) 22:30.3; 11. Charlotte Stevens (Mk) 22:38; 12. Katie DeVore (Mk) 22:52.8; 13. Catherine Rocchi (H) 22:53.6; 14. Jackie Roda (ND) 23:03.7; 15. Ariella Garcia (ND) 23:06.7.
DURHAM — No one understands the potential of AJ Griffin more than Trevor Keels.The two five-star talents faced each other in high school before injuries began to plague Griffin's career.He lost part of his junior season at Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, New York was lost due to an ailing knee and the entire next year to an ankle injury.Griffin's first year at Duke began the way his high school career ended. He sprained his right knee at a practice in October that greatly slowed his development ...
DURHAM — No one understands the potential of AJ Griffin more than Trevor Keels.
The two five-star talents faced each other in high school before injuries began to plague Griffin's career.
He lost part of his junior season at Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, New York was lost due to an ailing knee and the entire next year to an ankle injury.
Griffin's first year at Duke began the way his high school career ended. He sprained his right knee at a practice in October that greatly slowed his development and pushed him from potential starter to reserve.
He's had some highs — an 18-point outing against Lafayette — but mostly, his time as a Blue Devil has been about finding the player he used to be.
"When he went down, it slowed him down. A knee injury is nothing to play with," Keels said. "I talk to AJ a lot. I played him in high school and I know he's a dog. I tell him all the time, 'go back to that New York AJ.'"
On Tuesday night during a 103-62 win over South Carolina State at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Griffin looked the part of 'New York AJ.'
After playing eight combined minutes against Gonzaga and Ohio State, Griffin erupted for a season-high 19 points, hitting 7-of-8 shots — including 3-of-4 from 3 — with four rebounds and four assists.
He was one of six Duke players to score in double digits against the Bulldogs as the No. 2 ranked Blue Devils (8-1) hit a season-high 15 three-pointers in the first of three games this week back home that will wrap up their non-conference schedule.
Yes, South Carolina State is no Gonzaga, but Griffin's long road to greatness will need to be paved with the confidence he's lost over the last two years.
"He's making up for time lost from his injury," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "It's just a matter of him continuing to work."
With Duke's two-week break after the season's first loss to Ohio State, Griffin was able to work one-on-one with coaches — spending time on the mental aspects of the game.
"It was more about the mindset that I wanted to get better with," Griffin said Tuesday. "I wanted to have the mindset of playing hard, being aggressive, being vocal and everything else would come. It was about playing with that love of the game and not forgetting about that."
Reserve forward Theo John was ruled out before Tuesday's game with a back injury that Coach K later said was not serious but could not give a timeline on when he would return.
Duke hosts Appalachian State Thursday and Cleveland State Saturday before opening ACC play Dec. 22 at home against Virginia Tech.
"His back is tight and it loosened up a little today but I think it's a day-by-day thing," Coach K said. "He's been a mainstay for us. We miss him."
John is averaging 3.8 points and 3.3 rebounds a game, but his 6-foot-9, 242-pound presence has consistently given Duke a lift off the bench.
On Tuesday, Davidson transfer Bates Jones played a season-high 15 minutes in replacement of John, scoring seven points, five assists and three rebounds.
"I worked a little more with the bigs in practice," Jones said. "It was nice to go out and knock off the rust."
Michael Savarino, the grandson of Mike Krzyzewski, returned from the team discipline Tuesday night that resulted from his drunk-driving arrest last month.
Savarino was in uniform for the first time since the Nov. 14 arrest and entered the game with 4:38 remaining with Duke up big in the second half. He hit a 3-pointer with 2:03 remaining to put Duke over the 100-point mark, which was also his first points of the season.
“We’ve suspended him and punished him,” Krzyzewski said. “We didn’t put him out and flog him in front of everybody. He still has things to do legally but that’s all being done the right way.”
Savarino was arrested on Sunday morning of Nov. 14 at 1:10 a.m. by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and charged with DWI with Banchero in his back seat.
He was stopped for a stop sign violation while driving a white 2017 Jeep SUV registered to freshman teammate Paolo Banchero on Brushy Creek Road outside Hillsborough. Banchero was charged but not arrested for aiding and abetting DUI.
North Carolina law states that aiding and abetting DWI is classified as "when a person knowingly encourages, aids, advises or instigates another person to drive, or attempt to drive, while impaired."
According to an arrest report obtained from the Orange County District Court, Savarino submitted to two breathalyzer tests and blew a .08 BAC. According to the report, the arresting officer said he smelled alcohol on Savarino's breath.
“We don’t condone what happened,” Krzyzewski said. “But there are a lot of things that happen to kids on campus that we wouldn’t condone. But it happens. We don’t sell them down the river. The only way you get better is by acknowledging that you did something wrong, accepting the punishment and learning from it. To me, that’s what a university is supposed to be about. So we’ve done it with the university and handled it in that manner. He’s learned a good lesson and he’s going to pay a price for it. He already has paid a price for it. You do something, you’ve got to pay a price.”
He was not with the team in the first three games after his arrest: home wins over Gardner-Webb on Nov. 16, Lafayette on Nov. 19 and The Citadel on Nov. 22. He returned to the team, but was not in uniform, for Duke’s 84-81 win over Gonzaga on Nov. 26 in Las Vegas and the Blue Devils’ 71-66 loss at Ohio State on Nov. 30. Both times, Savarino sat in street clothes on the bench.
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The Spring season for the US Youth Soccer National League Conferences, managed by EDP Soccer, is about to begin its full slate of games in the coming weekends.The top USYS leagues in the East Region, the Conferences feature 16 teams who have already punched their ticket to the 2023 USYS National Championships through National League P.R.O., with many more having a chance to do the same at the upcoming P.R.O. events in North Carolina.Th...
The Spring season for the US Youth Soccer National League Conferences, managed by EDP Soccer, is about to begin its full slate of games in the coming weekends.
The top USYS leagues in the East Region, the Conferences feature 16 teams who have already punched their ticket to the 2023 USYS National Championships through National League P.R.O., with many more having a chance to do the same at the upcoming P.R.O. events in North Carolina.
The Spring season will see 13U-19U Boys and Girls teams in the New England, North Atlantic, Mid Atlantic and South Atlantic Conferences all competing.
Teams who have already punched their ticket to Nationals include:
The region’s top teams will compete in Club vs. Club, Premier I and Premier II Divisions within their respective Conferences. Each week, teams will battle to earn their place at the top of their league table, which includes pathways to some of the most prestigious competitions in the nation, including the 2023 USYS Eastern Regional Championships, being held in Loudoun County, Va.
A Look at a couple of the Divisions in each of the Conferences:
The 17U Boys will feature a Club vs. Club Division and also a stacked Premier I Division. In Premier I, Juventus Academy Boston EDS N 06 Bianco (MA) enters as one of the nation’s top teams, while Bridgeport Premier FC 2006 (CT) looks to repeat as a first-place finisher in the Conference. Bayside FC EDP U17B Black (RI) enters the Conference, and will look to make a splash after an impressive performance at the USYS National League Regional Showcase Virginia. In Club vs. Club action, Spring 2022 winner Seacoast United Maine SC 2006B Elite (ME) looks to repeat and head back to Regionals, where it was knocked out in the group stages on a tie-breaker.
The 16U Girls Premier I Division will see 10 teams from three states looking to claim the top spot. Ginga FC 07G Elite PRO NL (CT) enters as one of the top teams, coming off an impressive performance in National League P.R.O., where it clinched a spot in USYS Nationals. AC Connecticut G07 EDP National (CT) has also had a strong winter, winning the USYS NL Regional Showcase Virginia. Other teams from Connecticut include CFC North 2007 Regional NL (CT), Southeast SC G07 (CT) and Sporting CT 2007 Girls (CT). Rhode Island Surf G2007 Elite White (RI) represents Rhode Island, and from Massachusetts is Commonwealth Football Club Girls 2007 Green (MA), Juventus Academy Boston West Girls 2007 Bianco (MA), Western United Pioneers FC 2007 Girls Elite (MA), and Scorpions SC Metrowest 2007 Girls EDP (MA).
See all Divisions and schedules here.
The 17U Boys Premier I Division is one of the deepest Divisions in the nation. New York Premier FC 06 Boys finished as the Regional finalist last year, while DUSC B2006 Blue was a Regional semifinalist. Dix Hills EST Ultimatum B2006 is currently in second place in its National League P.R.O. Division and Massapequa SC Boltz were State Cup Champions last Spring. NY Hota 2006 Blue and Cedar Stars Academy Hudson Valley 2006 both went 3-0-0 at the USYS NL Regional Showcase Virginia. Barca Academy Pro NY B2006 PRO, LaGrange Premier ’06, Southampton Soccer Club Academy 2006 and Two Bridges Football Club 2006 each bring strong resumes of their own and will push for the top spot.
The 14U Girls Premier I Division sees BC United 09G looking to continue their phenomenal run this season as they come off defeating PA Dominion last weekend to win their National League P.R.O. Division. South Shore Futbol Club Legacy G2009 fell just short of Regionals last year, when they ended as State Cup runners-up, and will look to make it this year through both another cup run and the league pathway. Auburndale SC Strikers 09 finished at the top of the table in the Fall and will look to do the same this Spring to follow in the footsteps of the 2008 Girls as one of the top teams in the state and region. The Division also includes SUSA FC G09 Carolina Nirvana Quest 09, Ballston Elite, and Massapequa SC Lady Spurs.
The Boys and Girls Club vs. Club Divisions include the top clubs from New York, Connecticut and North Jersey competing. The Boys will have Quickstrike FC, Brooklyn Italians, White Plains YS, AC Connecticut, Chelsea Piers Shoreline, Brentwood SC, Inter Connecticut FC and East Coast FC. The Girls will have Alleycats SC, Chelsea Piers Shoreline, East Coast NY Surf, Force FC, NJ Crush, Long Island Slammers, STA, Long Island SC, and Manhattan SC.
See all Divisions and schedules here.
All teams in the 16U Premier I Division will have their match with PDA/Vistula B2007 – Lewandowski circled, as one of the nation’s top teams once again looks to keep its spot at the top of the table. After going 1-1-1 in Nationals last summer, PDA/Vistula is still looking for the one trophy it has not won — a National Championship. PDA/Vistula will face tough competition, with Marlboro SA 2007 Gunners Blue and Keystone FC Premier 07B, who finished in second and third, respectively, last season, looking for redemption. Other challengers in the bracket will be Future SA, PA Rush, Quaker Elite and Real Jersey FC.
The 15U Premier I Blue Division features several long-time rivals once again battling it out for their place at the top of the table. Last Spring, Wall Elite Chelsea finished at the top of the table with PSA North right behind them. NJ Premier FC joins the division after playing Club vs. Club last season, and it will aim to return to the USYS National Championships for a second straight year. NLSA finished as Regional finalist just two years ago, and looks to return to Regionals and take care of unfinished business. Last weekend was the division’s first game, with Europa Lions FC 2008 G Blue and NJ Crush FC 2008 Academy battling in a hard fought 1-1 draw.
The Boys Club vs. Club features tons of top teams from the region’s top clubs including YMS, FC Bucks Dominion, Lower Merion-Europa, PSA Monmouth, FC Copa, SJEB FC, Parsippany SC and PDA Hibernian.
See all Divisions and schedules here.
The 16U Premier I Red Division is expected to be one of the tightest Divisions in the nation from top to bottom. With four National League P.R.O. teams competing, each side is looking for bragging rights in the state. Of those four, Maryland State Cup champion Potomac SA Premier 07 drew its opening match with DC Soccer Club, 2-2, and defeated Penn FC, 1-0. State Cup finalist Touch Kings FC 2007 Elite and Bethesda Blue 2007 drew, 0-0. And SAC 2007 Pre-Academy opens up this weekend against Old Line FC, with SAC being the lone team in the division that reached the National Championships last season.
Several teams are off to a fast start in the 15U Girls Premier I Red Division. Maryland State Cup champion Maryland Rush SOMD Rush 08G Kraken is 4-0-0 with wins of 3-0, 2-1, 3-1 and 2-1 to start the season. The USYS Eastern Regional Champion, Penn FC Youth 2005 Black, is 2-0-0, keeping two clean sheets, including a 1-0 win over Ellicott City SC City 2008 Girls Black. Keystone FC Premier 08G is 3-0-0, scoring nine goals through their first three games, and USYS Eastern Regional finalists FC Frederick FCF ’08 Girls won their first conference match, 4-0.