championship in the heptathlon as a junior. She went on to win an array of honors in the sport at the University of Florida.
What a day, part I: Hutch-Tech senior Nia Price had a memorable day on the softball diamond, slugging five home runs and driving in 12 runs Tuesday while helping sweep Buffalo Emerson by scores of 10-5 and 17-2 in a doubleheader.
Price homered twice in the opener and three more times in Game 2, with all five blasts going to center field. She has a total of six homers in her team's 2-1 start to the season.
What a day, part II: Franklinville senior Ally Haskell pitched a perfect game in the opener and a no-hitter in the second game as the Panthers swept Cattaraugus/Little Valley 6-0 and 1-0.
Haskell struck out 11 in the first game and her sister Danielle went 3-for-3 with a triple and home run. The only baserunners against Haskell in the second game reached on errors. She struck out 12 and went 2-for-2 at the plate.
Victor wins showdown: Top-ranked Victor got a hat trick from sophomore Camden Hay and edged Webster Thomas 10-9 in a showdown between the state's top two boys Class B lacrosse teams. Alexander Mabbett scored twice for the Blue Devils, winners of three straight NYSPHSAA championships.
Senior Trevor Ford's four goals led the Titans.
Mabbett's goal gave Victor a 10-6 lead with 24.1 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Ford scored twice in the final four and Thomas had a final possession but was unable to get off a shot.
Victor is in the middle of a demanding stretch of games, and coach Jim Andre expressed concern about some decisions he saw and penalties his team took.
"The final score was a positive but we're going to start our practice tomorrow and Thursday with a fix-it period," he told the Democrat and Chronicle. "It's going to take quite a while. We have some things to work on."
More lacrosse: Senior midfielder Patrick O'Brien scored with :23.8 to go as Syracuse CBA edged Homer 9-8. As was the case with Webster Thomas, Homer had entered the contest undefeated.
CBA carried an 8-4 lead into the fourth quarter, but Homer tied the contest with 2:20 to go.
"We got the ball into (Homer's) corner and got the ball to Pat," coach Ric Beardsley told Syracuse.com. "Pat dragged the ball to the corner and we set up an invert with him. He kind of drained the clock down or close to it. Pat decided it was the time to go for it. It was a great leadership move for Pat."
The contest matched up a pair of No. 4 state-ranked squads -- Homer in Class C and CBA in Class D.
• The Baldwinsville girls rallied from four goals down in the second half and defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 14-13 on an overtime goal from Maria Henwood. Teammate Katie Pascale had forged a tie with 1:42 remaining in regulation.
Monday action: Trevor Robinson pitched a perfect game with 17 strikeouts as Bloomfield defeated Dundee 3-0 in baseball. Robinson also contributed two hits at the plate.
More later (hopefully): There's a slew of other stuff I wanted to mention, but I'm short on time and this blog is already long enough to challenge the average attention span. That being said, I may follow up with a second blog later Wednesday.