Leading off today:
Tully's Brooke Rauber
led a Section 3 sweep of the top three spots in the girls' 1,500 meters Saturday, winning at the 78th annual Eddy Games in Schenectady with the fastest time in the nation this season.
Rauber won in 4:28.87, followed by Hali Iefield (4:30.28) of South Lewis and Carly Benson (4:36.42) of West Genesee.
Schenectady senior Maazin Ahmed, a Georgetown commit, won the boys mile for the second time in three years, using a last-lap kick to finish in 4:21.80.
"I didn't have a good start. The first two laps were so painful," Ahmed said. "I was trying to get points for the team. The last lap, I was going to be really mad at myself if I didn't kick and give 100 percent. I knew I was going to regret it when I went to bed tonight."
Shenendehowa senior Hannah Reale claimed an Eddy Meet title for the third year by winning the girls' 800 meters in 2:13.67. Reale won the 800 in 2016 and the 1,500 last year.
"I love this meet ever since I was in eighth grade," Reale said. "It brings the best competition in the area from across the state together. There is something really cool about that."
More track and field: Is this the latest Rush-Henrietta state-meet wrinkle in the making?
In 2016, Sammy Watson (now tearing it up as a Texas A&M freshman) pulled off a very unconventional 400/1,500 double at the NYSPHSAA championships. On Saturday, Royal Comets sprinter/jumper Lanae-Tava Thomas dipped a toe in the pentathlon by winning with a score of 3,085 points to take the Section 5 season lead.
Dept. of long days, Part I: It was nearly two games for the price of one as No. 7 seed West Seneca West upset No. 2 Grand Island 7-1 in 13 innings in a Section 6 Class A-1 baseball quarterfinal featuring the craziest double play of the season.
An Anthony DeJoseph double, a walk and a hit batsmen loaded the bases in the top of the 13th before Connor Schermerhorn put down a suicide squeeze. The Vikings threw the ball away to allow three runs to score, and West Seneca West tacked on three more .
Grand Island loaded the bases with none out in the ninth only to see the opportunity snuffed out by a strikeout, ground out and fly out.
The Vikings thought they had won it in the bottom of the 11th when a leadoff single was followed by a drive to center field that was misplayed by a West Seneca West outfielder. The runner from first circled the bases for what game. But it wasn't that simple.
"There was an appeal that the kid missed home plate," West Seneca West coach Jeff Helmbrecht said. "He jumped over the plate and the umpire saw it. The kids went out to celebrate, so the kid on first base ran out of the baseline, giving them two outs on the play."
Dept. of long days, Part II: Fox Lane won its Section 1 girls lacrosse quarterfinal over Tappan Zee 7-6 on Alix Riley's goal in the fourth overtime.