Leading off today:
A quintet of seniors has garnered player of the year honors on the all-state baseball team announced Thursday morning.
The players of the year are:
- Class AA: Pitcher Leury Tejada of Walton in the PSAL.
- Class A: Pitcher Lenny Torres, Beacon.
- Class B: Pitcher/outfielder Liam Pulsipher of Center Moriches.
- Class C: Pitcher/shortstop Maxx Countryman of Avon.
- Class D: Third baseman/pitcher Darren Shaver of Deposit/Hancock.
The full all-state team can be found here
College decision: Highland rising senior Brianna Rozzi said this week that she will play her college basketball at Loyola (Md.) beginning in the fall of 2019.
Rozzi was second-team all-state in Class B as a junior after averaging 19 points and six assists a game for the Section 9 champions.
Rozzi visited the Loyola campus last month.
SU coach departs: Chris Fox, who built the men's cross country program at Syracuse University into a national power in no small part with the help of in-state recruits, announced his retirement for college coaching on Thursday.
Fox served as the head coach of the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs at Syracuse since 2005. The men's squad won the NCAA Division I championship in cross country in 2015 and has won eight straight conference titles.
Associate head coach Brien Bell will serve as interim head coach pending a national search for a replacement, the school announced.
Retired PSAL coach dies: Stuart "Ace" Adler, football coach at Lafayette High in the PSAL for 21 seasons beginning in the late 1950s, died Friday in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 88.