Saturday, May 19, 2007

Weekend Open thread - Easterns Edition

If you hear the scores, put em up - Easterns seems to have live updates on the score reporter site, but any reports from the fields would be welcome im sure.

The big show...

State Championships...
Other tournaments...
Thus far according to the score reporter everything seems to have progressed to seed except for Northfield Mount Hermon and Madison West possibly flipping. Scores from the last round of play should be up shortly. Needham vs. North Hills should be a hell of a game (or i guess it was, its over now). Yorktown seems to also have silenced some critics or at least made a case for their seed, going 3-0 on the day.

Play-in games will start at 4:45pm tonight deciding who will face off against the four #1 pool finishers. The action starts again tomorrow at 10:30am, by 5pm tomorrow a champion of the east will be crowned.

If you have updates or scores from any of the tournaments post em as comments.

UPDATE - 3:52pm - Pennsbury up 10-8 on Amherst in the finals of Easterns. Check the comments for the most recent updates

72 comments:

McCabe said...

UPDATE: Needham beats North Hills 11-12.

North Hills facing LC Bird now, winner takes on Pennsbury tomorrow in the quarterfinals.

a few shakeups in other pools, C and D went to seed, A and B has some changes. check out the score reporter for the details.

McCabe said...

quarterfinals scores have been posted

the quarterfinals for tomorrow...
North Hills vs. Pennsbury
Yorktown vs. Columbia HS
Amherst vs. University School of Nashville
Needham vs. Northfield Mount Hermon

the last time...

the NH vs. Peyote game was played was state champs last weekend - Pennsbury winning 15-13

the Amherst vs. USN game was played amherst won 15-13 at Paideia invite

the Columbia vs. Yorktown game was played, CHS was coed and Yorktown won 9-3

the Needham vs. NMH game was played Needham won 10-6, on April 28


SO, all these games are rematches, every last one of them, if things play a certain way tomorrow, its probable that all the semis games could be rematches as well.

its possible that the first unique matchup on sunday could come in the finals. very interesting.

-matt

Lukester said...
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Lukester said...

Though not Easterns, as stated in the post, Oregon is having its' final tournament of the spring and today was quite a bit of fun... mixed state championship photos (thus far):
Saturday All"

Highlights "

Anonymous said...

Pennsbury over North Hills by 4
CHS over Yorktown by 2 at the cap

Pennsbury vs CHS semis.

Anonymous said...

Any semis results? they update the score reporter, but the finals are about to start...meaning the semis are done....ANY UPDATES

McCabe said...

pennsbury and amherst in the finals right now

hurricanes are up 6-5 according to score reporter at the moment.

McCabe said...

UPDATE:

Pennsbury now leading 8-7 over amherst at the half!

McCabe said...

UPDATE - 4:13pm - PENNSBURY AND AMHERST ARE TIED AT 11s

Please let someone be filming this game!!

McCabe said...

game should be over now, no word on the winner yet, will update as soon as it becomes availiable.

McCabe said...

It appears Pennsbury has won Easterns 14-12 over the Amherst Hurricanes.

Congratulations to Pennsbury!

Fantusta said...

Yeah P-Bury, reppin' the Illadelph!

Ryan said...

Congratulations Pennsbury!

So when do we start looking at which teams will be back in force next year?

Can I wildly predict a North Hills, Amherst, Columbia, and NMH semifinals next year?

Anonymous said...

i hate pennsbury

Anonymous said...

ur dumb

Anonymous said...

they are all assholes and no one likes them, not even there own team (trust me, i am on there team) and i dont like any of them none of them are nice poeple

Anonymous said...

you clearly are not on THEIR team, nor are they anything like you say they are. Pennsbury and all good guys and they play hard all the time. you want a team to hate, hate north hills

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Ryan said...

I played for Columbia until last year, and *I* like Pennsbury ...

I feel like they get a lot of undeserved flak just because they're the new kids on the block, they're good, and they're not from the "traditional" ultimate community.

McCabe said...

to anonymous 12:13 and anyone else who feels the need to use profanity or slurs in your comments:

your comments will be deleted and if they persist i will change the site and require that a login email be provided. users who continue will have their IP addresses banned from the site entirely.

this site's purpose is to discuss ultimate, i do not mind playful banter or goodhearted trashtalk, or even a little creative name calling if it is tasteful, or humorous or relevant to the discussion. as a result i have been fairly lenient in regards to removing comments.

however, the above comment is none of those things. and i see no need to allow comments similar to it to be posted to the site.

to all reading this: use your discretion when posting, no one wants to be the reason everyone else has to sign in everytime they would like to post a one line comment.

gapoole said...

There's always been rivalry and players getting heated during games, but it's sad to see all the team-bashing that there has been on this site recently. I think a little accountability for one's comments is not too much to ask.

Anonymous said...

ryan do u play for stanford now?

Anonymous said...

The Columbia-Pennsbury semi was incredible. Those teams always drive each other into the ground.

Anonymous said...

the tournament was really good.
players to watch out for/players of the tournament
blue hat on pensburry
33 on amherst
2 and 9 on nashville were probably the best players there

Ryan said...

Yes, I do play for Stanford now.

33 on Amherst is Russell Wallack, going to Kenyon College.

Anonymous said...

blue hat on pennsbury is scotty wright, going to penn state, #29

Anonymous said...

pennsbury may have some assholes on their team, but for the most part they are a fairly well-spirited team. the same cannot be said for north hills, if you hate a team hate them. their games were consistently poor-spirited, and many players and coaches mentioned this. their game against needham got particularly heated...im not really sure what happened, but it looked as though north hills was mostly the cause of it. things were said, and there was a *lot* of yelling.

Nick said...

As the coach of North Hills, I was not approached once by an opposing coach or player to discuss poor spirit. The Needham game did get a bit heated, but to say that North Hills was "mostly the cause of it" is absurd. Both teams played with a lot of emotion in a tight game and an argument near the end of the game was stessful, but well managed by all the players in the game (considering that it affected the final goal on Universe Point).

We have a very good relationship with a lot of the teams we've played this year and we'll continue to work at this.

Anonymous said...

high school easterns pics/videos is all i want
anyone have links???

Anonymous said...

why is there no writeup of easterns, i want teams like nashville and columbia to get the credit and recognition they deserve, 2 and 9 on nashville are sick

Anonymous said...

Noah Saul > "blue hat on pensburry
33 on amherst
2 and 9 on nashville were probably the best players there"

환희 said...

i talked to some needham players and they said that the north hills game was more fun with the spiking and bad spirit.

and also, pennsbury are all really chill guys you're probably some no-name on a really bad team. so stop hating

Anonymous said...

"Noah Saul > "blue hat on pensburry." what do you mean by this comment

환희 said...

well in math, the crocodile mouth means greater than, or less than depending on which way its facing
since crocodiles like to eat, it faces the greater of the 2 queries...

so what i take it to mean is that noah saul is better than scotty wright

Anonymous said...

hahah nice police work

Anonymous said...

why hasn't there been any write ups for the girls or open division yet??

also, where can we find pictures from those awesome photographers..

Anonymous said...

it means noah saul was the best player at easterns, which is true

Anonymous said...

I have played pennsbury four times this season and each game has been both highly competitive and spirited. I have never been so pleased with the results of any four games, and that includes the two we lost. Congrats to Pennsbury on a great season.
On another note I won't comment on my teammates because i am biased, but i think you have to include Andrew Lunetta, and Zander Padget in the top players at easterns conversation.

Russell Wallack #33
Amherst Hurricanes

Anonymous said...

Another CHS player who deserves recognition is Jesse Moy.

Russell said...

Damn you #33. We share the same name, which is relatively rare, and I was so confused for so long because I thought people kept yelling my name =( Eventually I figured out who they were talking to and started living up the "Go Russell go!"-esque cheers.

Anonymous said...

write ups? photographs? videography?

not thorough...

Anonymous said...

hahaha people complaining about North Hills...there's something new. North Hills having bad spirit is old news guys.

Anonymous said...

i was at the tourny and i saw a nice ass pic of a pennsbury kid laying out toe tapping a point. it could be magazine material

Anonymous said...

it was the most insane pic iv ever seen, on universe of semis to win it

coach of pennsbury said if it isnt the cover of upa magazine, they shouldnt have a cover at all

McCabe said...

To those clamoring for writeups, pics or video -

I was not at easterns this year, nor as far as i know were any of our contributors. I personally would not be comfortable telling you about games i didnt watch.

Related to a previous post though - apply to be a contributor starting this summer. Or email the site with a writeup of your own and we can figure out a one-time or limited post arrangement.

Apologies for not being able to attend myself. If i were financially capable of doing so i would attend every ultimate tournament possible. Until then though, click the ads i guess.

-Matt

Anonymous said...

noah saul might have been the most talked about player at easterns. but no one who watched numbers 9 and 2 on nashville can say that saul is definitively better than either of them.
11 and blue hat played better than saul in the finals

Anonymous said...

any good players on yhb, colombia or northfield mount hermon

Anonymous said...

columbia: people already mentioned zander and jesse. zander is a real player, you need to totally gameplan around him when you play em. jesse is really good too, but they 100% feature zander, basically just iso him and throw it to him every reset

northfield mount hermon has a set of twins that are pretty solid, nothign spectacular but i think they might be kinda young? nothing really beyond them

Anonymous said...

oo, and everyone keeps talking about the nsane toe-the-line layout penns had in the semis on universe

no one has yet mentioned the ridiculous layout by jesse to get it to universe...he kicked it into anotyehr gear speedwise that i didnt know he had, and had a huge layout for the goal...apparently he also ahd an enormous layout callahan to take half in that game

Anonymous said...

who was the play, or what number was he at least, with the pink headband on madison west. he was a lefty i think, and seemed to do 100% of everything that they did, and was pretty good too

Anonymous said...

*player

McCabe said...

who took the photo(s) that everyone is talking about?

can we get a link please?

Anonymous said...

the pic of the toe tap is nasty. thats my boy joe karoly aka jk aka diamond cuts.

Anonymous said...

while the north hills spirit may be old news, the took it to a whole new level this time, calling picks from 10 feet away (from the guy they supposedely were going to run into, not their man), trucking players and then calling fouls, and making up rules about who saw what...

Anonymous said...

"11 and blue hat played better than saul in the finals"



lol, stop posting.

Anonymous said...

Semis- Both semis games were fun for everyone to watch, but the CHS vs Pennsbury game was def the best game of the tournament.

Top players for the semis teams:

CHS:
Zander Padget-He is the real deal, gave Noah a run for his money and def had a much better semis and overall tournament.

Jesse Moy-This guy is so much fun to watch. He is real speedy, has great break side throws, and is willing to put his body on the line.

Josh Cincotta- Played great defense in the semis had two hand blocks and reset the offense with solid handler cuts and fantastic throws.

#32-Where did this guy come from, he scored a bunch for chs and even got up on a few of them to sky his pennsbury defenders.

Pennsbury:

Mark-Had some big plays and kept the disc moving. one of their other main throwers who are not scott or noah.

Scott-was very poised with the disc and knew exactly when to take the right shots.

Noah- Sometimes being the best player means you draw the other team's best player. Noah handled some hard nosed defenders and was able to help his team with some great hucks and real solid cuts.

#19-This kid can throw, he put up great hucks left and right in both the semis and the finals.

Amherst:

Russell Wallack-A great handler who can play a whole game and not get tired. Puts his body out on the line and will really make his defender work.

Pat Roberts-Solid receiver cuts and worked really well with Russell keeping the Amherst offense flowing smooth.

Dan Batcher-great defender and gave a lot of the better players on teams trouble getting open.

Needham:

John Barker-Great thrower, with a booming forehand. Also a very great athlete who will move quickly and get the disc every other throw if need be.

Andrew Lunnetta-Great receiver who is dangerous both cutting in and cutting deep.

Hopefully most of these players will be playing YCC!

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that noone mentioned that Pennsbury's coach is Bill Kieffer former CHS player, and his team was playing against his former coach Nunez.

All the semis teams were great athletes, and very well coached.

Anonymous said...

#32 on Columbia is Brian Walter AKA Stilt, hes a beast

Ryan said...

It would be nice if the writeups were more than just a sprinkling of new information combined with what we already know from scores/history/seeding.

Anonymous said...

yikes, that upa recap was lacking

Anonymous said...

It was lacking and wrong, it said that Columbia and Amherst were two strong programs lacking star power and looking very young. Columbia had like 8 juniors on their team, and amherst had like 9 or 10 seniors. Plus from what I understand both teams had tons of stars......

Anonymous said...

Riddiculous toe-tap catch for universe point against Columbia in the semis was Joe Karolly #11 on Pennsbury. He made the layout D and scored that same point to start Pennsbury's 3 point run from a 2 point defecit against Columbia after the cap went on.

Big up to Russell Wallack for defending the Pennsbury name. Always a spirited and talented player he even got caught up in the huge Pennsbury celebration huddle in the endzone after Noah caught the game winning goal.

Anonymous said...

i want to give a shout out to Darwin Kieffer for coaching pennsbury into wining easterns, without you we couldnt have won it, thanks for a great year of coaching.

Anonymous said...

#19 is Isaac Saul, he is a sophomore, Noah's little brother, they can all throw.

Joe Karoly was huge for Pennsbury, all year he has just been a beast deep threat and always plays hard d, this is why Pennsbury recruits ex football players.

Russell, you're the man, always spirited and a nasty player. Also props to Zander, hes a junior and probably the best player in the country next year.

Anonymous said...

i like how the recap of the U point in the needham vs. north hills game was completely wrong. north hills pulled to needham, there were zero turnovers as they worked it right up the field and the game ending catch was not a layout at all, as he was standing looking at his feet to make sure he was in. and, hard cap never went off, it was soft caped when one team had 10, meaning game to 12. nice job UPA

also, again, whats the name of the kid with the pink headband that played for madison west?

Anonymous said...

that writeup may not have been all that solid. but easterns was incredible. extremely well run from top to bottom. good work will deaver and all of the upa. keep up the sweet work

Anonymous said...

anyone have any comments on the girls games? there were some great close games and congrats to amherst for 3rd straight title

Anonymous said...

why were there stats being taken by scorekeepers at the tournament

Anonymous said...

why can we find the stats that were taken at the tournament?

could someone post up a link please, thank you.

Anonymous said...

where can we find*

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be suprised if anonymous 5/22/2007 8:23 AM is Issac Saul because he called everyone on Pennsbury by their first names except for "19"

saul said...

"Semis- Both semis games were fun for everyone to watch, but the CHS vs Pennsbury game was def the best game of the tournament.

Top players for the semis teams:

CHS:
Zander Padget-He is the real deal, gave Noah a run for his money and def had a much better semis and overall tournament.

Jesse Moy-This guy is so much fun to watch. He is real speedy, has great break side throws, and is willing to put his body on the line.

Josh Cincotta- Played great defense in the semis had two hand blocks and reset the offense with solid handler cuts and fantastic throws.

#32-Where did this guy come from, he scored a bunch for chs and even got up on a few of them to sky his pennsbury defenders.

Pennsbury:

Mark-Had some big plays and kept the disc moving. one of their other main throwers who are not scott or noah.

Scott-was very poised with the disc and knew exactly when to take the right shots.

Noah- Sometimes being the best player means you draw the other team's best player. Noah handled some hard nosed defenders and was able to help his team with some great hucks and real solid cuts.

#19-This kid can throw, he put up great hucks left and right in both the semis and the finals.

Amherst:

Russell Wallack-A great handler who can play a whole game and not get tired. Puts his body out on the line and will really make his defender work.

Pat Roberts-Solid receiver cuts and worked really well with Russell keeping the Amherst offense flowing smooth.

Dan Batcher-great defender and gave a lot of the better players on teams trouble getting open.

Needham:

John Barker-Great thrower, with a booming forehand. Also a very great athlete who will move quickly and get the disc every other throw if need be.

Andrew Lunnetta-Great receiver who is dangerous both cutting in and cutting deep.

Hopefully most of these players will be playing YCC!

5/22/2007 8:23 AM "


Nope, not me, but thanks to whichever one of my great teammates that was who suggested that


Isaac Saul
Pennsbury Varsity Ultimate
#19