Leading off today:
Anthony Seymour scored on a 3-yard run with 21 seconds to play on Thursday, giving Miller Place
a 33-25 win over top-seeded Babylon in the Suffolk Division IV football championship game.
"I was going to do whatever it took to get into the end zone," Seymour said. "Coach put the ball in my hand, had faith in me and I had faith in myself. I crossed the goal line and it was just a surreal moment."
Seymour followed up his TD by connecting with Tom Nealis in the corner of the end zone for the 2-point conversion.
Babylon had tied the game early in the fourth quarter on Joe Rende's 3-yard throw to Justin Vega.
Miller Place will advance to the Long Island championship against Seaford at Hofstra University on Nov. 24.
Seaford won the Nassau IV title for the eighth time with a 21-0 win against Cold Spring Harbor as the defense rang up five takeaways. Joe Angelastro ran for a pair of short touchdowns.
The Seahawks turned the ball over on the second play of their first possession. Ryan Butler recovered the fumble at the Cold Spring Harbor 18, and Tyler Volpi (26 carries, 133 yards) scored from the 3-yard line three plays later.
On its first possession after halftime, Cold Spring Harbor drove 15 plays in 9:50 to the Seaford 6 only to have Seaford's Sean Allen recover a fumble.
Coach hailed as hero: Jeff Michael, a history teacher and hockey coach at Pearl River and varsity football coach at Valhalla, may have saved a woman's life Monday by coming to her rescue after he found her bloodied and stumbling down a nearby road.
"She started screaming, 'He stabbed me, he stabbed me. He's going to kill me,'" Michael said. "She said, 'Please help me.'"
Michael, 42, was heading home when he came across the woman, who had been stabbed six times with a screwdriver. Michael gave the woman a football jersey to put pressure on her wounds and dialed 911.
"That's when she told me that her ex-boyfriend was coming," he said. "I turn around and her ex-boyfriend drove up in a car and just kind of like came by and just started yelling stuff at us. Then he just kept going."
Hastings-on-Hudson police said David Rojas, 38, of Yonkers was arrested on charges of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree attempted assault.
"I just wasn't going to turn my back," Michael said. "What would happen if this was my daughter and I knew somebody turned their back on their daughter?"
Following up: I linked to a LoHud.com column in a previous blog regarding the three NYSPHSAA soccer finals that ended with co-champions being crowned, and two others have chimed in since.
The Times Herald-Record polled Section 9 boys soccer coaches, and seven of eight that responded were opposed to crowning co-champions.
"I think it is absolutely ludicrous that a high school championship game can't be played to a result and I think it's an embarrassment to the sport of soccer for that rule to be in place in New York," John A. Coleman Catholic coach Tom Segreti said.