Leading off today:
Jake Beber posted two goals and an assist in leading Fort Ann
to its eighth straight Section 2 Class D boys soccer championship with a 3-1 win over Loudonville Christian on Saturday.
Fort Ann went on to the NYSPHSAA championship in 2015 and lost the state title game in double overtime last fall. The Cardinals have just one senior on the current roster -- Beber, a goalkeeper until the start of the season.
"When they put me in the field, I knew I had to prove myself," Beber told The Post-Star. "Just step up, do everything they ask me to and help my teammates be better, too."
Beber scored twice midway through the opening half, including one on a penalty kick.
More Sec. 2 boys soccer: Queensbury remains one of the NYSPHSAA's five unbeaten and untied teams following a 3-1 win over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
Queensbury (19-0) has 15 returning players from last year sectional Class A championship team.
Queensbury goalie Charlie Vergneres, an exchange student from France, had four saves. The Spartans' score came on a Queensbury own goal with less than five minutes to play.
Working overtime: Several championship games around the state were decided in overtime on Saturday, including:
• Yorktown edged White Plains 2-1 in Section 1 Class AA on Sergio Spiniello's goal from a throw-in in the 97th minute. Joey Carbone's rebound goal with six minutes in regulation had pulled Yorktown into a tie.
The Huskers had last won a championship in 1990.
• Brian Netto scored with 11:40 remaining in the second OT to send Watertown past East Syracuse-Minoa Spartans 2-1 in Section 3 Class A.
• Senior Eric Ormsby kicked home the winning goal in the 27th minute of overtime as Warwick downed Monroe-Woodbury 1-0 in Section 9 Class AA.
State tennis tournament: Julia Andreach is one win away from becoming the first Section 5 girl to win a New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls tennis championship.
The Our Lady of Mercy sophomore posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory over defending champ Caitlyn Ferrante of Yorktown in Sunday's semifinals at Tri-City Tennis Club in Latham. Her opponent in Monday's final will be Rachel Arbitman of Hewlett, a 6-4, 6-1 winner over Amy Delman of Great Neck North in the other semi.
Andreach, the 2016 state runner-up, began her day with a 6-0, 6-0 win against Sarah Bodewes of Pittsford Mendon and has surrendered just five games through four matches this weekend.
The doubles championship match will pit Katerina Atallah and Maggie Bonomo of Fayetteville-Manlius against 2016 runners-up Laina Campos and Vanessa Ciano of Ursuline.