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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019: Kellenberg rallies past state-ranked Moore

   Leading off today: State-ranked Moore Catholic surrendered a two-score halftime lead and fell to Kellenberg 29-22 in CHSFL non-league football action Sunday.

   Moore Catholic, which began the week ranked 19th in the state in Class A, was leading 22-7 to start the third quarter on the strength of two Justin Leaks touchdowns.

   Jordan Delucia scored two TDs to tie the score midway through the third and Bossuet Jules capped a long drive with a 22-yard TD run to put Kellenberg ahead 29-22 late in the fourth quarter.

   Moore drove inside the Kellenberg 20-yard line but defender Chris Durnan recovered a fumble as time expired.

   Following up: Williamsville East forfeited Monday's girls soccer game against West Seneca East as a review continues into the program following multiple player suspensions.

   The five-week suspensions to an unknown number of players from the defending Section 6 Class A-1 champions for violating terms of the interscholastic athletic contract they signed prior to the start of the season.

   The Flames had a 4-0-1 record before forfeiting two games last week after the suspensions took effect.

   L.I. swimming legend dies: Charlie Schlegel, 395-28 with 21 Section 8 boys swimming titles in 25 seasons at Plainview-Old Bethpage and a competitive swimmer in masters events into his 80s, died June 30 in Daytona Beach, Florida, his family said. He was 89.

   Schlegel's teams also won 23 league titles and posted 15 unbeaten seasons.

   "He was more proud of the fact that most of the people that came through his program did well,' Randy Schlegel said of his father. "They went to college, got a job and had a career. It didn't have to be a doctor or a lawyer, it could have been, 'This guy's a policeman. He has a great job.'"

   Big Ten commitment: Ohio State added a prized New York recruit to next fall's incoming class when 6-foot-9 Long Island Lutheran basketball forward Zed Key committed over the weekend.

   Key picked the Buckeyes over Florida, Illinois, and Marquette.

   "I love the coaching staff and I love the players, really all the people there," said Key, a ninth-team all-state pick in Class AA as a junior. "They're all about being one family, all one team. I felt like I could see myself being there and doing well there, as I'm that type of person also."

   On the move: Mike Libert reports that Romello Faison who averaged 31 points a game at MLK as a junior and was third-team all-state in Class D as a junior, has transferred to

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   Alumni news: Former Troy star Dev Holmes has left the University at Albany football program, the school announced.

   The sophomore wide receiver was suspended last week for an undis- closed violation of team rules.

   "Dev informed me today that he has decided to leave the program," coach Greg Gattuso said. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

   Holmes led the Great Danes as a freshman with 50 catches for 734 yards and five touch- downs but his perform- ance tailed off late in the season. He made six catches for 36 yards and no touchdowns this fall.

   He was first-team all-state for Troy as a senior in 2017.

   Early reviews: Section 6's two members of the eight-man football landscape made their debuts with losses to Section 5 opponents over the weekend.

   "Despite the outcome, it was just exciting. It was fun to be home," said Frewsburg coach Terry Gray, whose Bears have been merged with Randolph for the past two seasons. "It was fun to be on our field. It was fun to have our team."

   The Post-Journal points to the likes of Pine Valley, Brocton and Westfield as possible candidates to shift to eight-man football in the near future. Others might not be far behind.

   Extra points: Mark Kensy has stepped down as boys basketball coach at Maryvale after 34 seasons and 414 wins and will be replaced by veteran assistant Ryan Mohr. Meanwhile, Kensy plans to join the staff at Amherst High as a volunteer assistant so that he can work with his sons Chris (head coach) and Garrett (assistant). They currently coach modified football together at Amherst.


  
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