Leading off today: Northport
pulled off a huge rally on Monday to hand Connetquot its first girls volleyball loss to a Long Island opponent since late in the 2014 season.
Sydnie Rohme recorded 20 kills, Katie Kullack had 20 digs and Sophie Campbell added 30 assists in the Tigers' 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 victory at Connetquot.
Connetquot, winner of two of the last three NYSPHSAA Class AA championships, hadn't lost to a Long Island opponent since the 2014 Long Island Class AA championship against Massapequa. The T-Birds' last regular-season loss came earlier that season against Smithtown East. Connetquot graduated six players last June who currently play in Division I.
Northport was 3-7 last fall but is 3-0 in the current season.
"I think Northport played well, and I think that they played fearlessly," Connetquot coach Justin Hertz said.
Forfeits confirmed: Section 3 Executive Director John Rathbun confirmed Tuesday that Syracuse Corcoran has forfeited non-league football victories over Baldwinsville and West Genesee.
Syracuse.com reported Sunday that a Cougars player who was ejected from the team's final game last year and should have served a one-game suspension to begin the current season appeared in both of the now-forfeited wins.
The forfeits mean the West Genesee is now 3-0 and Baldwinsville is 1-2 this season.
The forfeits won't affect playoff seedings, which will be based upon the Cougars' results against divisional opponents.
Policy change: Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced that the city school district will work directly with its police department to plan security measures for "major sporting and other school events" in response to fights among spectators at Marina Auto Stadium during Saturday's football game between East and Wilson.
Warren met Monday with schools Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, interim Rochester Police Chief Mark Simmons, two school board members and administrators.
"Much like it currently does for other city special events, festivals and concerts, the RPD will now coordinate throughout the year with school officials to ensure these events have comprehensive security plans that include police input and approval," an announcement from the city said.
Saturday's game came to a stop twice. The first stoppage lasted approximately 45 minutes. School district officials met with police, then the teams were allowed to play the final 6:54 of the second quarter. The stadium was then cleared, and there were reports of more confrontations outside the facility.
Observations: (1) Given the history of spectator violence at basketball games involving Rochester City School District participants, it's surprising that the policy introduced Monday didn't already exist.
(2) If Police Lt. Samuel Lucyshyn's estimate that the fighting involved just 10 to 15 individuals out of the approximately 1,000 spectators is accurate, then that's a pretty sad statement about law enforcement's ability to deal with such situations given the massive response of officers to the scene.
One observer told me it certainly looked as though there were a lot more than 10 or 15 spectators involved in the