Leading off today:
Junior Julianna Cappello scored the first three goals as Lakeland defeated Vestal 5-0 for the NYSPHSAA Class B field hockey championship Sunday.
The championship was the ninth in a row for Lakeland, which went 22-0 this fall and outscored opponents by a 140-5 margin.
Cappello scored just 1:23 into the final following a penalty corner, but Lakeland didn't have breathing room until Cappello scored twice more to start the second half.
"Julianna just made things happen," longtime Lakeland coach Sharon Sarsen said.
Lakeland hasn't lost since a 2-0 setback at Darien (Conn.) on Oct. 20, 2012 and hasn't lost to a New York opponent since falling to Putnam Valley in the Section 1 Class B final Nov. 1, 2008.
Sarsen is 617-71-39 in 36 seasons as coach.
• Whitney Point made it four straight victories in Class C finals by edging Carle Place 1-0. Leanne Bough connected off a penalty corner with 3:46 left at Maine-Endwell.
"It's surreal," coach Nicole Huston said. "One was awesome, but being able to have four is hard to comprehend. It's amazing what this program is turning into."
It's never over 'til it's over: Perry/Mount Morris forfeited a pair of regular-season football wins last week due to a player eligibility issue, the Wellsville Daily Reporter noted.
York/Pavilion and Bolivar-Richburg each picked up the after-the-fact wins. Coupled win a forfeit received from Geneseo after a close loss, B-R improved to 5-4 for the season.
"It's strange for something like this to happen once, but twice is something you don't see often," B-R coach Steve Smith said. "You tell the team all the time to control what you can. Clearly, we have no control over situations like these."
The paper reported that the Perry/Mount Morris player lacked "an adequate health examination during the 2017 season."
Attempted murder charge for attack on QB: A Queens man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly using his minivan to run down Long Island City quarterback Christopher Miraba in an Oct. 31 incident, New York City media reported recently.
Keith Richard, 50, of Long Island City was being held without bail and facing up to 25 years in prison if convicted, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Miraba, 17, was leading his league in passing yards, completions and passing touchdowns at the time, The Times Ledger reported.
The junior was among a group of teens throwing eggs on Halloween night according to reports, but it was not clear whether Miraba was participating in the prank. Witnesses said Richard drove his vehicle onto the sidewalk toward the youths. As Miraba ran, Richard allegedly struck him intentionally, according to the charges. Richard then