Leading off today:
Aubrey Lloyd, athletic director for the Buffalo Public Schools, has been placed on administrative leave
, The Buffalo News reported Tuesday.
District spokesperson Elena Cala confirmed the development to the paper, but no reason was disclosed and no further comments were issued by the district.
Cala said Lloyd's supervisor, Anibal Soler, is handling Lloyd's duties on an interim basis. Lloyd did not return a voicemail message from the paper.
Lloyd oversees 201 coaches and 120 physical education teachers and manages an athletics budget of $3.2 million. He has been on the job since March 2010.
Gatorade awards: North Rockland junior Katelyn Tuohy has earned her eighth Gatorade athlete of the year award, having been selected the state's top girls outdoor track and field performer for the second year in a row.
She's also been the New York girls cross country runner of the year the past two years, twice been the national cross country runner of the year and was named the national outdoor track athlete of the year last spring. And, of course, she was named Gatorade's overall female athlete of the year as a sophomore.
In the just-concluded season, Tuohy won the 3,000-meter run at the state meet in 9:21.90, which ranked as the nation's No. 2 performance for the season.
• I missed a couple of statewide awards in soccer recently because Gatorade waits until the spring to hand out honors in that sport.
The New York girls player of the year is Marion junior Chloe DeLyser, making her the first recipient to earn the recognition since Marci Pasenello of Honeoye Falls-Lima in the 2005-06 school year.
The forward scored a state single-season record 79 goals and added 26 assists this past season in leading the Black Knights to a 19-1 record. She already owns the state record for career goals with 260 and is just 57 shy of the national record with her senior season to come.
Meanwhile, Millbrook School star Ousseni Bouda repeated as the state's boys player of the year. The Stanford recruit, who was Gatorade's national boys soccer player as a junior and earned at least one national honor this past year, scored 61 goals and added 12 assists last fall as the Mustangs went 15-4.
Moving on: Cattaraugus-Little Valley baseball coach Chuck Senn is calling it a career after more than 600 wins in a career that began in 1966 at Cattaraugus. He departs with a 604-340-5 record in baseball.
"I have a lot of experiences in my career that I could talk about forever," he said. "I'll remember a lot of great things in the 53-year (46 as head coach) span. When you coach that long, a lot of great things happen and I don't want to single out any particular one."
Aside from baseball, Senn has coached varsity and junior varsity football, soccer and basketball.
Also retiring: Ron Moshier, who has seen and covered it all while at the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, wraps up his career as the sports editor there tomorrow.
"As much as I love sports -- playing and writing about them -- it's really the people and the stories they have been willing to share with all of you that have kept me in this business for the last 30-some years," he wrote is a farewell piece this week.
One of his memories in particular had a familiar ring to it for just about anyone who's worked in the business long enough.
"I can remember the day one coach swore up and down -- I mean, really swore -- that he would never talk to me again