Leading off today:
I figured something was up when a tweet that I had marked with a "like" and then retweeted -- and I certainly wasn't alone in that respect -- suddenly was nowhere to be found when I went back to look for it a few hours later on Thursday.
Impolitic as it may have been, there was more than just a bit of validity to the Twitter comment in question from Shenendehowa AD Chris Culnan. So, naturally, he now finds himself apologizing for it, Spectrum News in Albany reported.
"I apologize for the way the tweet was interpreted," Culnan told the cable news channel. "I do stand behind the fact we got to continue the dialogue of how people work together when they don't agree."
The tweet in question featured a video of paper being dropped through a shredder and into a trash can labeled "the anonymous letter filing cabinet." Culnan was making the perfectly legitimate point that -- aside from usually being baseless -- anonymous, ad hominem attacks against coaches, administrators or students solve absolutely nothing.
Culnan said such missives even show up at coaches' homes and in the classrooms of players.
"We won't appease everybody and we don't have enough uniforms for every kid who wants to play a sport at Shenendehowa. So, I know there will always be kids frustrated, but I'm not sure if the answer to that is what we've been seeing," Culnan said.
Men's golf: Ben Reichert won the 97th New York State Men's Amateur Championship by one stroke at Crag Burn Golf Club following Thursday's 36-hole wrap-up.
Reichert, who graduated from Williamsville North in 2016 as a two-time Section 6 boys champion, carded a 1-over-par 73 in the fourth round to finish at 4-over 292. Chris Blyth of Mendon Golf Club finished as runner-up at 5-over 293.
"It feels unbelievable. We looked at a four-shot lead at one point, and I made it a little harder on myself than I wish I would have," Reichert said. "But I was able to get it done and it's all good now."
Earlier this summer, Reichert won the Florida State Amateur Championship in a sudden-death playoff. He begins his junior season on the University of Alabama-Birmingham golf team later this month/
Late decision: Recent Brooklyn Collegiate graduate Glen Anderson will continue his basketball career at the Maryland-Eastern Shore, he disclosed Thursday.
The point guard was a third-team all-state selection in Class AA. He had also been considering Fairfield, Howard and UMass.
On the coaching front: Pat Britton has been promoted to head girls lacrosse coach at Syracuse CBA, where he had been an assistant since 2011.
Doug Sedgwick announced earlier this summer that he was stepping down after compiling a 238-65 mark and four NYSPHSAA titles in 15 seasons.
"Those are some big shoes to fill," Britton said. "I'm excited to continue what's here, but also bring my own take to it."
• Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Rick Tomm is Eric Jantzi's successor as the North Tonawanda football coach. When Jantzi stepped down after the 2010 season for family reasons, Tomm replaced him for the 2011 campaign.
Tomm guided the Lumberjacks to a 7-2 record and a playoff appearance, but turnover in the athletic department as well as on the football staff led to Tomm stepping down after one season.