Leading off today:
Bethlehem senior striker Derin Gumustop scored with 4:14 to go in the second overtime to lift the Eagles to a 1-0 boys soccer triumph
vs. Niskayuna on Friday.
The Eagles, ranked second in Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association, improved to 7-0. Niskayuna is 4-1-1.
"We really had to fight through. It was a hot day and they put up a really good fight. It was a great team (we played)," Gumustop said. "Thankfully, at the end, we pushed through and got the goal."
Bethlehem junior Jamie Smith set up the goal with a header forward to the right. Gumustop raced forward and fired past goalkeeper Jimmy Joyce into the left side of the net for his seventh goal of the season.
"It was like a gift from heaven, that ball," Gumustop said. "I put it away."
Miami-bound: Poly Prep defensive end Jason Bissett committed to the University of Miami football program on Friday. Bissett was honorable mention all state in Class AA last season.
Postponed because of what? An exchange of taunts on social media led to the postponement of a high school football game Friday in New Jersey.
The game between Clifton and Paterson JFK was rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the same location -- Clifton's home field.
Some Kennedy players who participated in a social media video "using foul and taunting language" were benched for the game, Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer said. It was not clear whether Clifton planned to bench any of its players. Clifton players' social media "included inappropriate and taunting language," according to Paterson education officials.
It was not clear who started the exchange of taunts.
Good reading: The Buffalo News did a feature on Kaylin Kline, an impressive Lancaster St. Mary's freshman golfer who until recently was a highly regarded soccer and basketball player.
Having struggled with fatigue and shortness of breath during the spring AAU basketball season a year and a half ago, Kline's condition worsened while playing for the WNY Flash premier soccer club. Doctors discovered an abnormality in Kline's heart and referred her to the Cleveland Clinic, where she was diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease in which the heart muscle thickens and has difficulty pumping blood.
HOCM often goes undetected, making it a leading causes of death from sudden cardiac arrest in athletes under 35. Autopsies found that both Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers and Boston Celtics standout Reggie Lewis had HOCM after they collapsed and died while playing basketball.