Leading off today:
Somers senior Nathan Han
won his second NYSPHSAA boys golf championship in three years after shooting a final-round 70 at Cornell University's at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course on Monday.
Han, who was the first-day co-leader, shot a two-day total of 141 to finish seven shots ahead of the field.
"I've been in the final group three times now and every year has been more and more of a learning process for me," said Han, a Columbia University commit who attended prep school in Connecticut last year. "Those two years of playing in pressure-packed situations in the tournament was so helpful today, knowing how to manage the game of what the situation called for. I just stuck with my game plan and executed."
Han held a four-shot lead through 10 holes but was up by a commanding seven strokes three holes later.
Seniors Evan Sitts of Oneonta, Alex Kyriacou of Suffern and Shane DeVincenzo of Port Jefferson tied for second at 148. Sitts, who tied of fifth a year ago, shot a second-round 74. Kyriacou, who placed fourth in 2018, and DeVincenzo each made birdies at No. 18 to shoot 75.
Defending champ Adam Xiao of Manhasset placed fifth at 74-75--149.
Walk-off win: Orchard Park junior Megan Giese's solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Quakers to a 6-5 victory over Williamsville North for the Section 6 Class AA softball championship.
"I saw it coming in," Giese said. "It was right down the middle, and I turned on the gun and I got a good piece of it."
Giese relieved Orchard Park starting pitcher Elisabeth Lis with one out in the seventh and runners on second and third base. Williamsville North third baseman Allie Macon hit Giese's first pitch for a double that drove in two runs give the Spartans a 5-4 lead.
The Quakers loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, and a two-out walk brought in the tying run.
Still perfect: Williamsville East improved its record to 24-0 by defeating Iroquois 2-0 in Section 6's state qualifier game for the NYSPHSAA Class A tournament.
Sophomore pitcher Summer Clark threw a three-hitter with five strikeouts. Sophomore Abbie Stellrecht went 3-for-3 with a run scored.
It's not what our final goal is," senior shortstop Christy Mack said. "We're still looking for states and stuff, but it was a good game all around."
More softball: Jordyn Maldonado drove in three runs for Cicero-North Syracuse in a 7-3 win over Baldwinsville for a third consecutive Section 3 Class AA title.
Alayna Harbaugh and Brandi Feeney each contributed a pair of hits and an RBI for C-NS, which scored five runs in