Leading off today:
Starting a new job about a month ago has led me to utter phrases that I'd never spoken in the first 57 years of my life. Today, I get to write a word that I don't believe I've ever used in 14 years of blogging about high school sports: Hooters.
It seems that the previously unbeaten Lake George boys soccer team followed its loss to Voorheesville in the Section 2 tournament last month with a visit to Hooters, a restaurant that The Times Union noted is "known for its scantily clad, all-female waitstaff."
"It's been taken seriously and we addressed it," District Superintendent Lynne Rutnik said. "Other than that, I can't comment on personnel issues."
Rutnik and School Board President Tricia Connor Biles would not say if coach Blake White will remain in charge of the team next season.
"We at the board level are aware of what occurred," Biles said. "Corrective action is being taken."
White did not respond to the newspaper's request for comment.
Cross country honors: Seniors Sam Lawler of Pittsford Mendon and Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland have been selected as cross country runners of the year by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
The honors were announced as part of the all-state team selections released Friday.
Tuohy has known nothing but victories on the courses since finishing 13th at Nike Cross Nationals at the end of her freshman season. She recently completed her NXN three-peat and owns three NYSPHSAA Class A championships and two Federation crowns. She's also a three-time winner at the Manhattan Invitational.
Lawler earned boys honors with a season that included a win at the McQuaid Invitational, his second straight Section 5 Class B title and first-place showings in the NYSPHSAA and Federation meets. He was 16th at NXN in Oregon.
The full all-state teams for the boys and the girls can be found in our reference section.
There's no slowing them: Half Hollow Hills has still lost only one boys swimming dual meet in 14 years following a 102-66 win over Ward Melville on Thursday.