"So I started going to camps and clinics to get better," she said. "You don't know what you don't know until you know."
The second story said volumes about how the aspiring Davids of the volleyball world were eager to take their shot at Goliath in the midst of the incredible winning streak.
"A lot of tournaments began with pool play with two games against teams," Kus said. "So if we would split that wasn't a loss because it didn't count as a match. But teams would bring extra money if they tied us and say, "Hey, it's 1-1. We'll pay the refs for a third game.'"
More Spencerport: I stirred up a bit of a hornets nest Saturday while tweeting during an idle moment at the McQuaid Invitational cross country meet.
There was a variety of reactions both on social media and via email. A bunch of people missed the point and wondered whether the schools reported the score in a prompt fashion.
In my mind, that's not even close to the real issue.
I don't often do it, but I felt criticism of local media was legitimate in this instance. Fully recognizing that newsrooms have been stripped as thoroughly as a Mercedes parked in front of a drug house, it's pretty awful that no one knew and/or cared that the game of the year in Section 5 regular-season soccer was being played and that the score would be of interest to readers and viewers.
Games between unbeaten football teams on the same weekend certainly got attention. Sorry, but whiffing on a marquee girls contest is not a good look for newspapers or TV.
More girls soccer: Brigid Duffy scored with a minute to play in the first half as Queensbury scored a 1-0 win over Averill Park, ranked 11th in the state in Class A.
Kaileigh Hunt made four saves for Queensbury, which improved to 8-0-1.
Super-sized numbers: Stamford, Texas, senior quarterback Peyton Bevel threw for 789 yards and 12 TDs to set state 11-man records and outgun De Leon 90-62 in a Friday football game.
Bevel's last TD came with less than two minutes remaining when he connected with Tre Mitchell, who had 305 receiving yards and three TDs, on a 79-yard play.
De Leon QB Kevin Yeager accounted for eight scores in a losing effort.