Leading off today:
T.J. Hendricks and Reese Burek registered hat tricks as Fairport
upset host Ithaca 9-4 in a boys intersectional lacrosse game Wednesday.
Ithaca, ranked 10th in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association, had its season-opening seven-game winning streak snapped. Fairport is ranked 18th this week. (Full rankings here.)
Red Raiders senior goalie Jake Santini made nine saves in the win. Senior Nick Miller scored all four Ithaca goals.
An all-around effort: Ellenville's Teresa Baudendistel recorded her 100th career hit at the plate and also pitched a three-hitter in leading the Blue Devils to a 9-2 softball win over Dover.
Baudendistel got the milestone hit in the first inning to drive in a run in Ellenville's five-run inning. She struck out eight batters.
Double-digit day: Ai Iwamoto scored 10 goals for Keio Academy in an 18-5 girls lacrosse win over Yonkers. Moeka Ikeda added a hat trick.
Family ties: Their marks weren't especially noteworthy, but you have to give them bonus points for synchronization.
Wellsville's Kameron Pettit broke the school record in the boys pole vault by clearing 13-2 during a triangular meet vs. Bolivar-Richburg and Portville. The old mark had stood for six years.
Meanwhile, Kam's sister Jordyn, in her first season in the event, broke the school mark in the girls pole vault by clearing 8-6.
McQuaid makes hire: Jeffrey Lovier, well known in the Rochester-area youth hockey community, is the new varsity coach at McQuaid, where all-time Section 5 victories leader Al Vyverberg recently retired.
Lovier had been an assistant at Fairport since 2013.
"The McQuaid Jesuit hockey program has a strong history of passionate, dedicated coaches who not only teach the sport but instill the values the school expects from our young men." AD Matt Thomas said in the announcement. "We are confident that Jeff will do the same for our current and future Knights and are excited about what he brings to our program."
Vyverberg coached McQuaid for 30 seasons, winning 411 games, six sectional titles and a pair of NYSPHSAA championships.
Following up, Part 1: Section 5 intends to keep the University Prep boys basketball team in Class AA for the 2017-18 season, the Democrat and Chronicle reported Wednesday.
UPrep, which played for a sectional championship last month, losing to eventual NYSPHSAA tournament finalist Fairport, is projected to return a veteran roster next season led by all-state selection and coveted Division I prospect Jeenathan Williams.
The placement decision was made recently by the Section 5 Classification of Non-Public and Charter School Committee at its postseason meeting. In its 2016 wrapup meeting, the committee assigned UPrep to Class A, only to move the charter school up in October based upon the arrival of three transfer students.
UPrep appealed that decision to Section 5 and then the