It's going to be a big week for local athletic teams. Three Ward Melville teams and two Stony Brook University teams are still postseason contenders. Which Three Village teams are you cheering for?Team Opponent Level Time/Date Location Game Notes Ward Melville Girls' Lacrosse Middle Country quarterfinals
Monday 5/21 – 4 p.m. (rain date 5/22)Ward Melville HS No. 1 Ward Melville (15-1) enters the game after a first-round bye. The Patriots beat Middle Country (10-7) 10-9 in April. No. 8 Middle Country features Nikki Ortega, the No. 4 leader in points in Suffolk County. Ward Melville Boys' Lacrosse Smithtown East quarterfinals Tuesday 5/22 – 4:30 p.m. Ward Melville HS No. 6 Smithtown East (11-6) advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over No. 11 Walt Whitman last week. No. 3 Ward Melville had a first-round bye and enters the contest with a 13-3 overall record. Ward Melville Boys' Tennis Westhampton Seminfinals Tuesday 4/22 – 4 p.m. Ward Melville HS Ward Melville (15-0) enters the game as the No. 2 seed, and has at least 10 shutout matches this season. No. 10 Westhampton (10-6) overturned No. 7 Patchogue-Medford in the quarterfinals.
Stony Brook University Baseball Maine Round 1 of double-elimination tournament series Wednesday 5/23 – 3 p.m. Joe Nathan Field at SBU No. 1 Stony Brook (43-11) has won its second straight regular-season title and enters the double-elimination tournament having won 19 of its last 20 games. No. 4 Maine is 26-26 overall. Stony Brook University Track N/A NCAA Regional May 24-May 26 University of North Florida Eric Speakman (1,500), Patricia Barry (10,000), Olivia Burne (1,500), and Lucy Van Dalen (1,500) will represent SBU.