Leading off today:
The football season is over for Kiernan Shanahan
, but the two-time state tournament runner-up expects to recover from an injury in time for the majority of his senior wrestling season.
The Shenendehowa running back had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, The Daily Gazette reported. Shanahan was injured in practice before the Plainsmen's Week 7 game.
Shanahan, a North Carolina State wrestling recruit, could be back on the mats in the beginning of January.
"I'll be back about a third of the way into the wrestling season," Shanahan said. "I'll have some time to get in shape before states. That's the main goal.
Shanahan has finished as a Division I runner-up at the state championships in each of the past two seasons and has a 152-19 career record. He previously had surgery on his left meniscus after his sophomore season.
"I actually wrestled that whole season with a torn meniscus," Shanahan said.
TWKTCR (This Week's Katelyn Tuohy Course Record): North Rockland junior Katelyn Tuohy won the Section 1 Coaches Invitational meet at Bowdoin Park. knocking seven seconds off her own course record while winning in 16:45.2.
The day's second-fastest time belonged to Pearl River's Mary Borkoski, who posted a 19:07.9 for 5,000 meters in another of the day's races.
Boys soccer: Alex Tejiera scored in the 109th minute to give North Collins a 2-1 upset in overtime over Pine Valley in the Section 6 Class D semifinals. Pine Valley was ranked 10th in the state last week.
Tejiera scored the other North Collins goal midway through the first half.
Girls soccer: Elmira Notre Dame's bid for a fourth consecutive Section 4 Class C championship ended with a loss in penalty kicks in the quarterfinals vs. Newark Valley.
The teams played to a 1-1 tie through 110 minutes before the Cardinals won by a 4-2 margin in penalty kicks. Kiley Kearns clinched the victory by converting the team's fourth goal in the fifth round.
Senior night: There are few annual events on high school calendars more emotional than senior night ceremonies, which often mark the last time that athletes will be playing on their home field or court.
It can get even more emotional when mom or dad is not there to be part of the night. Westhill players and coaches were aware of just such a circumstance Friday as they