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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018: Maine-Endwell's Stokes heads all-state team

   Leading off today: Maine-Endwell senior Parker Stokes has been selected boys cross country runner of the year, the New York State Sportswriters Association announced Tuesday.

   Stokes won four regular-season invitationals and placed second at the McQuaid Invitational and in Class B at the NYSPHSAA championships. He followed up by winning the Nike Cross Nationals regional qualifier and placing 22nd at the national meet.

   Fayetteville-Manlius dominated the Class A all-state team with Geoff Howles, Matthew Tripp and Garrett Brennan making the first team. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake placed Tyler Berg, Aidan Gillooley and Evan Brennan on the Class B first team.

   Stokes, Brennan, Berg and Gillooley were among the repeat selections to the first team, joined by Class C picks Tobias Wolfson (Riverdale Country Day), Matthew Rizzo (Bronxville), Alex Rizzo (Bronxville) and Geordie Young (Trinity) in Class C as well as Tom Appenheimer (Cardinal O'Hara), Kal Lewis (Shelter Island) and Colton Kempney (Beaver River) in Class D.

   Brennan and Lewis were also first-team picks in 2016.

   You can view the entire all-state team here.

   Indictment handed up: Nearly five months after Batavia football star Ray Leach was stabbed, his former teammate has been indicted by a Genesee County grand jury.

   Antwon Odom, 18, is charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony offense punishable by up to 25 years in state prison. He also is charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon, The Daily News reported.

   Odom allegedly stabbed Leach several times on Aug. 4 during a fistfight between the two. Leach reportedly had accused Odom of stealing money or property from him.

   Leach received stitches for 10 stab wounds in the incident. He went on the lead Batavia to an appearance in the NYSPHSAA Class B championship game, rushing for more than 400 yards in each of his last three games.

   Hall of Fame class announced: The New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports will add 16 new members to its state Girls High School Soccer Hall of Fame next September.

   The induction will take place Sept. 7, 2019, at Niskayuna High School as part of the Hall of Fame Tournament weekend.

   Those slated for induction are:

    • Jack Bayer, who coached at all levels at several schools, served on the NYSPHSAA soccer committee for 20 years and helped start the state tournament.

    • Brittany Butts, a two-time all-state midfielder who helped Massapequa to two NYSPHSAA championships in the 2000s.

    • Sarah Elnicky, a stalwart defender for Aquinas and Syracuse University who was a state player of the year and plays professionally in Sweden.

    • Kym Eynard, a 160-goal scorer for Union-Endicott in the last 1980s who went on to become the career scoring leader at UMass.


    • Brenda Gibson, who coached Pittsford Men- don to a 211-56-12 record, four Section 5 titles and NYSPHSAA crowns in 1984, '86 and '88.

    • Kathy Giocondo, a striker who helped Fayetteville-Manlius to three Section 3 titles and a 43-2-3 record in the late 1970s.

    • Katie Johnston, a defender and midfielder who was a four-year starter for Massapequa in the 1990s and a captain for the University of Florida.

    • Former Washington- ville coach Paul Krupa, whose teams went 277-49-18 from 1980-96 and won 11 Section 9 titles and appeared in the finals his other six seasons. He served as state coordinator for seven years.

    • Pearl River coach Tim Peabody, who previously also coached at Albertus Magnus and has directed teams to more than 400 wins and nine Section 1 championships.

    • Lorraine Quinn of Farmingdale a former state player of the year who was twice all-ACC last decade for Duke.

    • Rosalind Santana, a North Babylon star in the late 1980s who went on to help the University of North Carolina to a 97-1-1 record.

    • Kristin Scharphorn, who made 113 starts and posted 74 career shutouts for Niskayuna and played for three NYSPHSAA champions.

    • Jessica Shufelt, a career 89-goal scorer and state player of the year from Greece Arcadia who went on to play in Europe after graduating from UConn in 2007.

    • Jasmyne Spencer, a Bay Shore striker who set school scoring records a decade ago and went on to play professionally in the U.S. and Europe.

    • Kylie Strom of Union-Endicott, who had 85 career goals primarily as a midfielder before graduating in 2010 and going on to a college and pro career.

    • Elizabeth Traver, who compiled 67 goals and 32 assists for New Lebanon in the 1970s and went on to play for Yale.

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