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Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017: M-W ends Warwick's cross country reign

   Leading off today: For the first time in 19 years Warwick left the Section 9 cross country championships without a boys team title Friday.

   Monroe-Woodbury overcame a 1-2 Warwick finish paced by sophomore Behailu Bekele-Arcuri (15:33.95) by placing five scorers in the top 15 en route to a 57-59 victory in the Class A race at Bear Mountain State Park.

   Daniel Hynes (16:08.94) placed sixth to lead the Monroe-Woodbury finishers.

   "All season, our strength has been our depth and our (time) compression," Crusaders coach Jim Glover said after the team won for the first time since a 1992-94 three-peat.

   Going upstate: Jillian Golden's penalty kick in the 54th minute broke a tie and gave Southold/Greenport a 2-1 win over Haldane to secure the program's first trip to the NYSPHSAA girls Class C soccer semifinals next weekend in Cortland.

   "I was thinking of all the world-class players who miss their PKs on a higher level," Golden said following her Long Island-best 33rd goal of the season. "But I knew I wasn't going to miss because I don't miss PKs. I don't let myself miss."

   Grace Syron had scored nine minutes after halftime to tie the score for Southold/Greenport, fresh off its first Section 11 championship since 1987.

   More girls quarterfinals: Chanel Alexander scored the first of her two goals midway through the second half, cashing in her own rebound on a counterattack, to lead Aquinas over Newfane 2-0 in Class B. Lea Annechino made eight saves for the shutout.

   Aquinas won 4-1 when the teams met in the regular season.

   In Class D, defending champion Wheatland-Chili dominated North Collins 6-0 on the strength of a Hannah Callaghan hat trick. Callaghan scored twice in less than a minute to extend the lead to 4-0 in the second half.

   Section 8 finals: Senior captain Morgan Camarda scored with 3:52 remaining in the second overtime as Massapequa defeated top-seeded Calhoun 1-0 to win its sixth straight county Class AA championship. Calhoun had defeated Massapequa twice during the season.

   The Chiefs have won 14 of the past 15 Nassau County large-school championships.

   "This year has definitely been, I would say, that hardest for us, goalkeeper Haylee Poltorak said. "Between losing twice to the team we played in the county finals, I definitely think this was a huge win and I couldn't be more excited about it."

    • North Shore won the first title in program history, defeating Manhasset 4-2 in the Class A final.

   Garden City and Rockville Centre South Side had won every previous championship since 2000.

   Cailey Welch's second goal of the game, midway through the second half, gave North Shore a 3-1 lead.

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  •    NYSPHSAA boys quarterfinals: John Mozrall's second goal of the game, coming with 2:00 to go, clinched Pittsford Sutherland's 3-1 win over East Aurora in Class A.

       The Knights (12-7-2) got off to a 2-4-1 start and finished fourth in Monroe County Division 3 during the regular season.

       Track athlete killed: A 19-year-old man killed Sodus High School senior Alyssa Taft, 17, when she rebuffed his advances to rekindle a romance Thursday, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said.

       David Knight-Hollis was charged with second-degree murder. Knight-Hollis and Taft had previously dated but were not in a relationship at the time of her death, Sheriff Barry Virts said Friday.

       Knight-Hollis allegedly lured Taft to his family's trailer with a promise to repay money he owed her.

       Taft competed on the tract team at Sodus.

       Eldred forfeits final: Eldred could not meet the state minimum require- ment of 16 healthy players and is forfeiting Saturday's Section 9 Class D football final vs. Millbrook.

       Eldred finishes at 0-10. Millbrook (5-5) advances to next weekend's NYSPHSAA quarterfinals.

       Decisions, decisions: The conventional path to Division I sports typically consists of two or three years of varsity competition, a year or so of recruitment and an athletic scholarship.

       My column for PressConnects.com this week was about John Lombardi Jr., a former Section 5 standout who's in his third year at a Connecticut prep school and will be playing lacrosse for Cornell University next year.

       His path to the Ivy League was anything but conventional, and he's had to make a pair of difficult decisions -- leaving home and surrendering what amounted to a full scholarship to a Big Ten school -- in order to reach his goal.


      
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