NJSIAA Announces Fall Tournament Dates

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ROBBINSVILLE – Schedules for all of New Jersey’s fall season high school athletics tournaments have been unveiled by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association).

In total, the association will hold championship events for six girls’ sports – cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, soccer, tennis, and volleyball – and three boys’ sports – cross country, football, and soccer. The tennis competition begins tomorrow, October 6.

“For competitive athletes at any level, there’s no better time than when championships are decided,” says Steven J. Timko, the NJSIAA’s executive director. “I think that’s also true for those of us who are fans – and with that in mind, I urge everyone to check schedules and come out to support their local teams. It’s a lot of fun, and the student athletes truly appreciate the support.”

On a year-round basis, the NJSIAA offers a greater variety of championship-level, high school athletic competition than any other state association in the country.

The schedule for girls’ tournaments is as follows:

  • Cross country sectional meets are on November 5; state finals follow on November 12; the Meet of Champions is on November 19.
  • The field hockey tournament begins with Round 1 of the preliminaries on October 26-29, Round 2 on November 1-3, and Round 3 on November 4-5. Sectionals are November 7-8, followed by state semi-finals November 10 and state group finals on November 12. The Tournament of Champions semi-finals are slated for November 16, with the finals on November 20.
  • Gymnastics championships begin November 5 with sectionals. The team state finals are on November 10, while individual state finals are November 12.
  • Soccer preliminary matches will be held on October 31 to November 7. Non-public and public sectional finals are November 10, while both public and non-public state final matches will be played on November 15. State championships for public schools (all groups) are scheduled for November 19.
  • The opening round of Tennis team competition is October 6, with Round 2 on October 11, and Round 3 on October 13. Team sectional finals are on October 17, with both public and non-public team state finals on October 19. Tournament of Champions team competition begins October 23 with quarterfinals, followed by semi-finals on October 24, and finals on October 26. Singles play begins with Round 1 and Round 2 on October 9, Round 3 and Round 4 on October 15, quarterfinals and semi-finals on October 16, and the date of finals to be announced. For doubles play, preliminary competition is October 9, the next two rounds are October 15, the quarterfinals and semi-finals are October 16, and the date for the finals is still to be announced.
  • For Volleyball, Round 1 is November 1, Round 2 is November 3, and Round 3 is November 7. State finals will be held on November 12. The Tournament of Champions begins November 19 with out bracket and semi-final matches; finals follow on November 20.

The schedule for boys’ tournaments is as follows:

  •  Cross country sectional meets are on November 5; state finals follow on November 12; the Meet of Champions is on November 19.
  • For football, the opening round games will be played on November 11, 12 and 13. The second round will be held on November 18, 19, and 20. All championship final games will be played on December 2 and 3.
  • Soccer begins with preliminary matches on November 1-8. Non-public sectional finals are November 10, while public school section finals follow on November 11. The state final games for non-public schools will be played on November 14, while the public schools’ state semi- finals are on November 15. State championships for public schools are scheduled for November 17 (groups III and IV) and November 20 (groups I and II).

Additional details on all championship tournaments are available by visiting the NJSIAA Web site, at www.njsiaa.org.


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