Leading off today:
Manhasset senior Adam Xiao only managed a 3-over-par 75 in the final round on the Eisenhower Red course, but it was more than enough to pull out his fourth straight Section 8 boys golf championship
His 81-75--156 bettered Max Van Son of Cold Spring Harbor by three strokes and Saurav Bhasin of Plainview JFK by four.
"I didn't play my best out there, the conditions were super tough, but I am definitely happy with the way I finished up," Xiao said. "It was super windy (Tuesday) and the greens were dry as can be. It was like playing on concrete. ... It was a grind, that's the one word to perfectly describe it."
Xiao, who is the defending state champion, will lead the Nassau County delegation once again in the NYSPHSAA tournament June 2-3 at Cornell University.
"I am just going to trying to stick to the same game plan that I have been playing the last two years," Xiao said. "I know how to play that course. I just have to sharpen up a little bit on the short game and I think I'll be pretty set."
Kingston dethroned: Micaela Ross scored in sudden death to give Monroe-Woodbury a 9-8 victory over Kingston for the Section 9 Class A girls lacrosse championship.
The attacker's fifth goal of the game ended Kingston's 12-year reign as the Section 9 champion. Monroe-Woodbury had lost to Kingston in the section final the past two seasons and in their regular-season matchup this spring.
The Crusaders' Mackenzie Schroeder had tied the score with 5:10 to go in regulation. Less than three minutes into overtime, Ross handled a penalty shot and whipped her stick straight toward the goal.
"We were all really nervous," Ross said, "but we knew that this year was the year we could finally beat them."
Section 4 OT battle: Chenango Forks edged Whitney Point 13-12 in the Section 4 Class D final as freshman Tierra Reh connected 33 seconds into overtime to complete a rally from a pair of three-goal deficits.
The teams split a pair of regular-season matchups, the more recent being a 20-10 Whitney Point rout.
Senior Gabby Panko scored five goals to pace Chenango Forks and help offset half a dozen tallies by senior Amy Stevens of Whitney Point. Stevens had made it 12-12 with 1:10 remaining in regulation.
"We've come back in games before and we knew that it was going to be a tight game from the start," Reh said. "We knew what we had to do and we were fighting all the way through."
St. Joe's rolls: St. Joseph's dominated Canisius 16-2 for the Monsignor Martin boys championship as Trey Gehen scored five goals, including three straight in span of 65 seconds.
Evan Mulderig and Kellen Pulera each added three goals and two assists. The Marauders' Austin Holley won 20 of 23 faceoffs.
St. Joe's returns to the field Tuesday with a trip downstate for the CHSAA championship game.
"Really it's just all our guys following through with everything we wanted to do," Hudecki said. "We knew once we had six on six offense, we have six really good players on offense. It's hard to focus on one."
NYSAIS final: Juniors Julia Thomson and Leah Holmes both scored five times as defending champ Hackley romped past Rye Country Day 18-7 in the girls lacrosse title game.