Leading off today:
Players from three state championship teams are among the players of the year on the NYSSWA boys basketball all-state team for Classes B, C and D.
The selections were announced Wednesday morning by the New York State Sportswriters Association. The honorees in Classes AA and A will be released next week.
James Bouknight, who helped Manhattan's LaSalle Academy to a Federation championship, was selected the player of the year in Class B. He averaged 17.4 points a game in his junior season.
Classes C and D have co-players of the year.
In Class C, senior Gabe Short, who helped Moravia to the NYSPHSAA Class C championship. shares the honor with Cooperstown junior Tyler Bertram after the pair averaged 18.4 and 30.0 points a game, respectively.
In Class D, junior Dylan Trombley, who helped Moriah to the first boys basketball title by a Section 7 school, shares player of the year with Argyle senior Kobe Lufkin. Tromley averaged 19.7 points and Lufkin 33.8 this season.
Lufkin is the brother of Joey Lufkin of Argyle, the 2013 Class D player of the year. The Lufkins are the first brothers to reach 2,000 career points apiece; Kobe ended up fourth in state history with 2,678 and Joey had 2,146.
Six players repeated as first-team selections:
- Class B: Joseph Girard III of Glens Falls.
- Class C: Bertram and Trumansburg senior Austin Grunder.
- Tyler Mattison of Fort Ann, Ty Lamport of South Kortright and Elliot Bowen from Ellicottville.
The complete selections in the small-school classes can be found here
More reference material of interest:
Past NYSSWA players of the year
Recent all-state teams
Record winning streak:
New Hartford defeated Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 203-265 in golf Tuesday at Oneida Community Golf Club to break the NYSPHSAA record
for consecutive victories.
The 93rd straight triumph eclipsed the previous by Skaneateles from 1987-1991. New Hartford hasn't lost since the opening match of the 2011 season.
The match with V-V-S was a late addition after Utica Proctor dropped off the schedule at the beginning of the week.
Sophomore Fox Humphrey shot a team-best 38 for nine holes as the Spartans improved to 4-0 for the season. Baseball player-turned-golfer Jack Angelucci fired a 39.
"We were very fortunate to steal Jack Angelucci from baseball," coach Tom Snizek said.
Humphrey has medaled in back-to-back matches after moving into the lineup while Scott Mundorff has been out sick.
"I wasn't even supposed to be here today," Humphrey told The Observer-Dispatch. "Coming in I knew it would be a big deal. I knew I had to play well to prove myself into the varsity six and stay there."
Wild score of the year: Palisade Prep defeated Yonkers Gorton 46-36 in early-season softball action Tuesday in Section 1.