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BULLETIN: Nov. 15, 2022 — A postponement in the nation’s most prominent field hockey state

Today’s near freezing precipitation in large portions of the eastern Appalachians up through western New York has forced the hand of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

The six semifinal matches in the three postseason brackets have been moved from this evening to Wednesday. All six of these games are being held within a 15-mile radius of Kutztown, and each of them are after school hours instead of what had been the traditional 3 p.m. start for PIAA playoff games. Four of the matches start at 5 p.m., including both games in the 1A bracket.

Before any of these six games ramp up, the other Keystone State competition, the PAISAA, will hold its final tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Pa. between Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) and Pottstown Hill School (Pa.).

Should be an interesting day.

Nov. 15, 2022 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 13

There are just 16 championships left to be contested in 2022: four each in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, three in Connecticut, two in Delaware, and the three New England prep school brackets. This week’s competition has a lot to go in order to match the drama of Saturday (just look back three days on this blog), but a lot of the best teams will be completing their seasons — and for some, their careers.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is the winner of the Division 2 bracket of the CIF San Diego Section. In the 41 years of field hockey at the school, San Diego University City (Calif.) has never won a major trophy. But the Centurions were able to come through with a 2-0 shootout win after a goalless draw..

1. Delmar (Del.) 17-0
The Wildcats will meet the Wilmington (Del.) Friends School in the semifinal round of the DIAA Division II tournament after a 12-1 win over Greenwood Woodbridge (Del.).

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 25-0
The Hornets take on Wilson West Lawn (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals after last Saturday’s 7-0 shotout of Honesdale (Pa.)

3. San Diego Canyon Hills (Calif.) 26-0
Season complete: The Rattlers won the CIF Open Division Tournament but it was not easy; the team got a penalty corner goal with 10 seconds left

4. Cherry Hill Camden Catholic (N.J.) 21-1
Season complete: Irish beat Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 2-1 to win the NJSIAA Non-Public state championship

5. Pottstown Hill School (Pa.) 19-1
Hill takes on Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) in the PAISAA final tomorrow at Conshohockey (or as we call it, “Conshohockey”)

6. Northport (N.Y.) 23-0
Season complete: Tigers got by a game Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) outfit thanks to an Olivia McKenna overtime penalty stroke

7. Palmyra (Pa.) 19-2-2
Cougars bested 2021 PIAA Class AA champion Elverson Twin Valley (Pa.), and plays Upper Gwynedd Gwynedd-Mercy Academy (Pa.) today for a berth in the state final

8. Woolwich Kingsway (N.J.) 20-2-1
Season complete: The Dragons won their first state championship in style, outscoring their opposition 36-1 including a 4-1 win in the final against Hillsborough (N.J.)

9. Watertown (Mass.) 20-0
The Raiders take on Dover-Sherborne (Mass.) in the semifinals of MIAA Division 3 Tournament in a game played at Canton (Mass.)

10. Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del..) 16-2
The Vikings take on Wilmington Padua Academy (Del.) in the semifinals of the DIAA Division 1 Tournament

11. San Diego University City (Calif.) 19-9
Season complete: Jenna Amos and Keiko Yamamuro had the shootout goals for UC in the dramatic win

Who’s out: Norfolk (Va.) Academy, 5-0 loss to Richmond (Va.) Collegiate

And bear in mind: Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 18-1, Darien (Conn.) 21-0, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 25-4, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 22-5-1, Skowhegan (Maine) Area 18-0, Annapolis Broadneck (Md.) 20-0, Ann Arbor Pioneer (Mich,) 12-1-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 20-3-1, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 17-6, Vestal (N.Y.) 15-5, Mechanicsburg (Pa.) 18-4-1, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 20-3-1, West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 23-2-1, Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 18-2, Richmond (Va.) Collegiate 17-5, Yorktown Tabb (Va.) 24-0