Leading off today:
Yet another set of venue changes for state tournament action is on the horizon following votes Friday during a meeting of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's boys lacrosse committee.
The committee and the NYSPHSAA office staff concurred on accepting a bid from Hofstra University to host the championship games in the four classes for three years beginning in 2020. In addition, the West semifinals will move to SUNY Cortland the East semis to the University at Albany.
As usual, the arrangements are tentative pending a vote of the NYSPHSAA Executive Committee. That body's approval is generally a formality.
The current three-year contracts wrap up this spring, with St. John Fisher College outside Rochester playing host to championship days. The 2019 semifinals are split between Fisher and Cicero-North Syracuse in the West and Albany and Adelphi University in the East.
In recent months, several other championship site changed have been OK'd the most notable being boys basketball shifting from Binghamton to Glens Falls and softball moving from Moreau Park in South Glens Falls to Moriches Athletic Complex in Brookhaven (Section 11), both for three years beginning in 2020.
The field hockey final fours were conducted at Williamsville North last fall for the first time and boys volleyball moved from Suffolk County Community College to the Albany Capital Center. The competitive cheerleading tournament moves to Rochester Institute of Technology next month and this spring will see the girls golf tournament contested at Deerfield Country Club, west of Rochester, for the first time.
Big night, again: Belfast senior Adam Enders extended his own school single-game record by two points, scoring 56 Thursday in a 73-62 boys basketball win over Genesee Valley.
Enders, bound for Alfred University in the fall, was playing his first game since becoming the all-time Allegany County scoring leader. He went 7-for-14 on 3-pointers and 15-for-16 from the free-throw line. He scored all 20 of the Bulldogs' fourth-quarter points.
Superb shooting: Lancaster defeated Alden 1,159-1,136 to break the ECIC record for points scored in a rifle match.
The previous record was Lancaster's mark of 1,155 last week.
Jess Clark, Emma Randall and Alex Hangen all shot a 290 while Janel Koeth shot a 289 Thursday.
Still rolling: The Bishop Kearney girls basketball team has confirmed its status as the large-school team to beat in Section 5 and a serious contender for a NYSPHSAA Class AA championship.
Playing its third game in three days, the Kings defeated Amherst 84-70 for their fifth straight win.
Kearney is ranked fourth in Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association and Amherst is 12th in Class A. Kearney beat No. 7 Penfield on Tuesday and traditional Section 5 power Our Lady of Mercy on Wednesday.
The grind continues Saturday against Jamesville-DeWitt, the defending Federation champion in Class A.
"We play a really tough schedule and that schedule is to