Leading off today:
The use of an ineligible player by St. Anthony's has resulted in Chaminade being awarded the CHSAA state Class AAA championship in boys lacrosse, Newsday reported
"It was an administrative violation on our part, not academic-related whatsoever," Friars AD Joe Minucci said. “When I found out that we had an ineligible player on our roster, we self-reported it to the league, which felt it necessary to impose sanctions."
The sanctions handed down at Wednesday's league meeting included stripping St. Anthony's its 11 lacrosse wins this season and declaring Chaminade the winner of Thursday's scheduled AAA championship.
Minucci said the question about the player's status was raised Saturday.
"Both schools are extremely disappointed but we thought it was important to make clear that we do a great job of self-policing and our league does a great job of dealing with internal issues quickly and properly," Minucci said.
Chaminade won the teams' regular-season game last month. Thursday's game would have offered the Friars the opportunity to earn a share of the league championship and state CHSAA crown.
Milestone: Victor's 6-1 win over Aquinas on Tuesday was No. 400 for Blue Devils baseball coach Sean Rucker. Drew Delaney recorded the win, going four innings and striking out four as the Blue Devils won their fourth straight game.
Three and counting: Solvay senior pitcher Lauren Nichols threw her third no-hitter of the season en route to a 5-0 win over Marcellus in softball.
Nichols struck out 15 in her fifth career no-hitter to raise her season total to 183 strikeouts.
She opened her season April 3 with a perfect game.
Shot record smashed: Alyssa Wilson of Donovan Catholic in New Jersey broke the girls national outdoor record in the shot put with a throw of 57-1.25 at the Ocean County Championships on Monday. .
The UCLA recruit tacked 16 inches onto her previous career best outdoors. She'd previous set the U.S. indoor mark of 57-5.5 this year.
Wilson also holds a New Jersey state record in the discus with a throw of 182-0.
Somewhat related aside: I'm not completely surprised that his mark has endured for so long, but it dawned upon me over the weekend that this is the 50th anniversary season of Roger Taylor's Section 5 record in the shot put.
Competing for Canandaigua in 1967, Taylor recorded a mark of 64-5.75.
'Pay to play' policy? A San Diego public school is being investigated for allegedly having a "pay to play" approach to its baseball program that includes "asking" families of players to contribute $695 each season, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported over the weekend.
The paper obtained a preseason email from the Torrey Pines High program's liaison to parents which included a