Leading off today: Curt Fischer
, who won 221 games and two NYSPHSAA championships at Maple Grove before resigning early this year, was approved as the new football coach at Chautauqua Lake during a school board meeting Tuesday.
Fischer, 54, replaces Rich Morton, who will take over as coach of the modified program and also assist the varsity. Morton guided the team to a 4-6 record last fall.
Chautauqua Lake and Westfield will form a combined team for the 2018 season.
Dan Greco, Fischer's longtime defensive coordinator and himself a former Chautauqua Lake head coach from 2009-12, will also join the football staff.
"The success of Coach Fischer and Coach Greco on the football field is well documented, as they have won numerous league and sectional championships together and two state championships," said Josh Liddell, CLCS supervisor of athletics. "If you add up how many years they have coached football -- Dan (46) and Curt (33) -- it totals 79 years."
Fischer was 221-45 at Maple Grove from 1992-2017, capturing nine Section 6 titles, including two with the Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake combined team in 2014 and 2015.
B'ville edges West Genny: Cole Peters' two first-half goals started Baldwinsville on its way to an 8-7 victory over West Genesee in one of the first major Upstate boys lacrosse matchups of the season.
The game was played in less than optimal conditions at West Genesee, with a steady snow coating the field.
Baldwinsville entered the game ranked fourth and West Genesee eighth in Class A according to the New York State Sportswriters Association.
West Genesee rallied from three goals down to tie the contest at 55 at halftime. Brendan Wilcox, Spencer Wirtheim and Austin Bolton then scored consecutively to give the Bees an 8-5 advantage with 10:29 to play.
More weather: Syracuse.com took a look at results reported by Section 3 schools and came up with a list of 139 sports teams that have yet to play a contest this wet, cold spring.
Not surprisingly, Boys golf leads the way with 40 teams not yet having matches under their belts. There are 19 baseball and 15 softball teams that still have not yet played.