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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018: Weather too hot to handle in Sec. 11

   Leading off today: Oppressive heat led to the cancellation of all high school games and practices in Suffolk County on Tuesday.

   "We don't want to see kids getting heat exhaustion or heat stroke," sectional Executive Director Tom Combs told Newsday. "We just feel that, based on all the research, that this is the right way to do it. We have a safety committee that meets twice a year to update any of our standards."

   Section 11 monitors conditions in multiple communities to determine if dangerous conditions exist based

upon NYSPHSAA guidelines. The state heat policy requires that no outside activity, practice or contest, can be held when the real-feel temperature is above 96 degrees. Inside activities should only be held if air conditioning is present.

   Bertram decides: Former Cooperstown basketball star Tyler Bertram announced he has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte after visiting the campus last week.

   Bertram, a 6-foot-3 guard, left Central New York last summer to enroll at Vermont Academy, where he is now a senior. He averaged nearly 20 points per game for Vermont Academy last season.

   Football: Wyatt Renshaw (19 carries, 115 yards) scored five touchdowns as Herkimer rolled past Phoenix 41-6. He rushed for four scores and returned a punt 38 yards for another. football site

   Boys soccer: Arlington is forfeiting two victories from last week after it was determined that the team used an ineligible player, athletic director Michael Cring said.

   Girls soccer: Freshman Sitira Warren scored two goals for Nichols and her senior sisters Cam and Marisa added one apiece in a 5-1 victory against Aquinas.

   Goalkeeper Bella Simoncelli had nine saves in the victory.

    • Claire Birkemeier scored five goals and Emma Kusher had three as Lake Shore defeated Cheektowaga 10-0.


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