Leading off today:
Deposit ace Makenzie Stiles
pitched the 12th perfect game of her high school softball career Tuesday, striking out 17 batters in six innings during a 15-0 victory over Delhi.
The lone ball put in play in Stiles' 19th no-hitter was a come-backer to the mound.
Stiles, who signed a letter of intent last fall with the University of Pittsburgh, also went 3-for-3 at the plate to drive in four runs. Alaina Smith went 2-for-4 with three RBIs as Deposit scored six runs in the third and seven more in the fifth to take command.
Stiles, a sixth-year varsity player, has helped Deposit to a trio of NYSPHSAA Class D championships.
"She gives us all a lot of confidence. Even an off night for her is pretty darn good," Deposit coach Dan Briggs said. "You can't expect a perfect game but you can expect her to keep us in every game."
Key early victory: Two-time defending NYSPHSAA Class A champion Ward Melville improved to 7-0 for the season with a 6-2 boys lacrosse victory at previously unbeaten West Islip.
Bobby Kratochvil, Jack Gillen, Brandon Aviles and Steven Germain scored as Ward Melville broke to a 4-0 advantage with 9:21 left in the second quarter. Leading scorer Dylan Pallonetti wrapped it up with goals 1:22 apart midway through the fourth quarter.
"Our biggest competition is ourselves," Ward Melville coach Jay Negus said. "The Suffolk I division is so deep and talented. Every game can be tough. But we need to focus on us and what we are capable of doing. We haven't played our best lacrosse yet. We saw a glimpse of it today."
More boys lacrosse: Brock Schneider scored the winning goal with just "03 left in regulation to lift Hamburg past Niagara-Wheatfield 15-14.
Schneider finished with three goals and five assists for the seven-time defending Section 6 Class B champions. Spencer Nyhart led the Bulldogs with five goals.
Hamburg extending a one-goal halftime lead to 12-7 after three quarters before N-W rallied to tie with about three minutes to go.
• Junior attackman Hogan Fox became Glens Falls' all-time points leader during a 13-7 loss to Schuylerville.
The Albany commit produced two goals and three assists to reach 215 career points early in his fourth varsity season. Connor McGuirk had 214 when he completed his career in 2015.
Schuylerville senior midfielder Justin Carte had four goals and two assists to lead the Black Horses to the win.
A question for you: Shaker AD Matt Stein had an interesting question for me last week and I'm at a loss as to what the answer might be.
Does anyone out there know of any individuals who have been the varsity coaches of three sports a year for 30 or more consecutive years?
The reason for the inquiry is that Marbry Gansle intends to retire at the end of spring season after 42 years in charge of girls cross country, gymnastics and girls outdoor track,