Leading off today:
How's this for balance? Rye has 24 players on its girls soccer and every one of them -- including the goalies -- has scored this season.
The feat was completed Saturday during an 8-0 victory against Yonkers Saunders in the Section 1 Class A first round. Jane Henstchial scored twice and six others connected.
More girls soccer: Northeastern Clinton defeated Beekmantown in penalty kicks to take down the three-time defending Section 7 Class B champions in a girls soccer semifinal Friday.
After a scoreless regulation and overtime, the Cougars netted their first three penalty kicks and led 3-2 after four rounds. They advanced when Katarina Emerich blocked the Eagles' final opportunity.
Beekmantown was undefeated and ranked ninth in the state in Class B entering the game.
Boys soccer: Defending Section 6 Class B champ I-Prep/Grover rallied from two goals down and beat Newfane 4-3 in the class semifinals. Abdullahi Hussein scored twice for the Presidents to break 2-2 and 3-3 ties, with the winner coming in the 65th minute.
A record run: North Rockland sophomore Katelyn Tuohy broke Mary Cain's sectional record while winning her race in the Section 1 Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.
Tuohy covered five kilometers in 17:28.6. That was the No. 3 time ever at Bowdoin by a female high school runner and the fastest by a Section 1 girl. Cain's 2011 mar was 17:40.
Iona Prep win criticized: I couldn't find a game recap on the SILive.com website, but I'm guessing a third-quarter touchdown pass when the score was already 63-13 is what set off a veteran reporter in a commentary posted Sunday morning.
The Advance's Joe D'Amodio, who's covered football for 31 years, took Iona Prep to task for its 70-13 football victory over St. Peter's.
"No matter what sport you compete, there is an unwritten rule that when you are smoking a team you take your foot off the pedal," D'Amodio wrote. "The Iona Prep coaching staff forgot about that Saturday in New Brighton, and some in the coaching community are upset."
According to MaxPreps, the contest's final points came on Derek Robertson's 30-yard pass play to Matthew Panker with about 5:00 to go in the third quarter. There was no description as to whether it was a simple dump off or a shot down the field over coverage.
Staying in Syracuse: Section 3 is already schedule to host the 2018 NYSPHSAA bowling championships March 10-11 at the OnCenter, in conjunction with the U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships being held there from mid-February through July.
Last week, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's bowling committee approved AMF Strike-N-Spare as the host of the two-day competition in 2019 and '20.
The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee can give final approval at its next scheduled meeting early next year.