Leading off today:
Minisink Valley senior Alayna Savaglio
struck out 26 Warwick batters Thursday to highlight an 2-0 softball victory in 11 innings.
Savaglio, who finished with a three-hitter, struck out 10 straight batters after Brittany Tagg's leadoff double and a walk to Michaela Calandra to start the first inning. She struck out three batters in the first, second, third, fifth, seventh and eighth innings.
"I've seen her dominate but never like that," Minisink Valley coach Bruce Guyette said. "She was just doing every right and not having to make a lot of adjustments. It was mostly the rise ball, spotting fastballs and a couple of changeups. She just dominated."
Saviglio has fanned 45 batters in 24 innings this season.
The NYSPHSAA record for strikeouts in a game is believed to be 28 by Jasmine Ennabe of Carmel in a 2014 game that went 13 innings. Chelsea Hawks of Shoreham-Wading River notched 27 K's in another 13-inning game in 2013, a figure matched in 14 innings by Adirondack's Arielle Kranbuhl in 14 innings in 2017.
OP picks replacement: The Orchard Park school board approved Craig Dana as the new varsity football coach on Tuesday.
Dana takes over for coach Gene Tundo, who stepped down after 24 seasons, 14 Section 6 crowns and NYSPHSAA Class AA championships in 2008 and 2011. He has been the Quakers' defensive coordinator since 2012.
College decisions: Penfield senior Frankie Gissendanner, a four-time state champion, will continue his wrestling career at Rider.
Gissendanner, who is likely to redshirt as a freshman, is projected to wrestle at 141 or 149 pounds.
"We're going to see how I do at the beginning of the year wrestling unattached in open tournaments," Gissendanner said. "If I do really well, they are going to pull the redshirt. We'll just see how I do over the next couple of months."
"It's a very good school," Penfield coach John Leone said. "Hopefully, he becomes an NCAA champion, but he'll have a world-class education, and that's what it's all about."
• Elijah Buchanan, first-team all-state in Class AA for Mount St. Michael a year ago, will play for Manhattan College next season. Buchanan is completing a post-graduate year at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut.