NJSIAA Issues Updated Schedules For High School Championship Events

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ROBBINSVILLE — The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has issued an updated listing of dates for fall season high school championship events and tournaments, as revised due to last week’s storm.

Sports for which new schedules have been established are field hockey, football, gymnastics, soccer, and volleyball. A revised schedule for cross-country competition remains pending.

The NJSIAA’s primary focus in adjusting its event schedules is on the safety of its student-athletes, coaches, and fans. Athletic directors at all high schools involved in the rescheduling will be notified of specifics by the NJSIAA.

The new schedules are as follows:

Field Hockey

  • Quarterfinals by Nov. 10
  • Semifinals Nov. 12
  • Sectional finals Nov. 14
  • State semifinals (at Turf Fields) Nov. 16
  • Group Finals (at The College of New Jersey) Nov. 18
  • The 2012 Tournament of Champions has been cancelled

Football

  • Seeding Nov. 11
  • 1st round and consolation games Nov. 16 and 17
  • 2nd rounds Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
  • Finals Dec. 7 and 8

Gymnastics

  • Sectionals (at Bishop Ahr High School and Manalapan High School) Date to be determined
  • Sectionals (at Seneca High School, Ridgewood High School, and Hillsborough High School) Nov. 10
  • Team finals (at Montgomery High School) Nov. 15
  • Individual finals (at Montgomery High School) Nov. 17

Soccer (boys and girls)

  • 1st round by Nov. 10
  • 2nd round by Nov. 13
  • 3rd round by Nov. 16
  • Sectional finals (non-public/public, boys higher seed) Nov. 19
  • Sectional finals (non-public/public, girls higher seed) Nov. 20
  • State semifinals (at neutral sites) Nov. 27
  • Non-public boys finals (at The College of New Jersey) Nov. 27 (B at 5:30 p.m.; A at 8 p.m.)
  • Non-public girls finals (at The College of New Jersey) Nov. 28 (B at 5:30 p.m.; A at 8 p.m.)
  • Public boys finals (at The College of New Jersey) Dec. 1 (Group I at 10 a.m.; Group II at 12:30 p.m.; Group III at 3 p.m.; Group IV at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Public girls finals (at The College of New Jersey) Dec. 2 (Group I at 10 a.m.; Group II at 12:30 p.m.; Group III at 3 p.m.; Group IV at 5:30 p.m.)

Volleyball

  • 1st round by Nov. 8
  • 2nd round by Nov. 10
  • 3rd round by Nov. 13
  • Sectional finals Nov. 15
  • Group finals Nov. 17
  • The Tournament of Champions is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 18 at William Paterson University. Final confirmation is now pending, and if the university is available, the semifinals will be held during the morning, and the final will be held in the afternoon.

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