Leading off today:
Just when you thought he'd rolled up every imaginable honor after leading his football and basketball teams to state championships, Joe Girard III
has added one more.
MaxPreps has named the Syracuse-bound senior from Glens Falls as its 2018-19 male high school athlete of the year on Wednesday.
After quarterbacking the Indians' football team to a NYSPHSAA Class B championship, Girard averaged nearly 50 points a game for the second consecutive season as Glens Falls captured a Federation basketball crown in front of the home crowd. He concluded his basketball career with 4,763 points, a state record that could potentially stand for decades.
Tuohy done for the season: North Rockland junior Katelyn Tuohy, one of the most accomplished athletes in state history, will have to wait awhile to add to her remarkable list of distance-running accomplishments.
On the heels of scratching from the 1,500 meters at last weekend state track and field championships, she will forego this weekend's New Balance Outdoor Nationals and likely shut down for the summer.
Citing fatigue, North Rockland outdoor track coach said Tuesday that Tuohy will also not try to qualify for this summer's USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, which was considered a test drive for her ambitions to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials.
"It just seems like the right time to end the season with a lot of things going on," Murphy said. "It was a mutual decision between me, her and Brian (Diglio, the cross country and indoor track coach) and her family -- everybody involved.
"Junior year there's a lot of things outside track that made her more fatigued and took her focus off running."
That's consistent with what Tuohy said after winning the 3,000 meters at the state meet, capping a season in which she once again dominated but couldn't match the times posted in her sophomore year.
Following up: Our previous blog had the who. what and where about Sunday's Federation boys golf championship. And now we know a bit more about the "how."
Luke Sample of Trevor Day School won by one stroke thanks in large part to carding an albatross on the par-5 seventh hole, depositing his approach in the cup. The sophomore's spectacular second shot came from 185 yards out on the Bethpage Black Course on Long Island.
Getting together: The combining of the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid boys hockey teams could be finalized by early July. A previously studied combining of the alpine ski teams has been put off until next year.
The anticipated hockey merger comes on the heels of shrinking participation at both schools.
Saranac Lake's school board has a resolution to approve combining the boys hockey teams on the agenda for its June 19 meeting. Lake Placid school officials plan to vote July 2.
If both boards approve, it's likely that Section 7 will also sign off on the combined team.
Saranac Lake and Lake Placid already have a combined girls hockey team.