Leading off today:
Orchard Park's Leah Pasqualetti
set a state high school record in the girls pole vault Saturday by clearing 14 feet, 3 inches in the Section 6 Groundhog Classic at Houghton College.
Pasqualetti, who cleared 14 feet in a meet last week in Rochester, erased the record of 14 feet by Mary Saxer of Lancaster in 2005. She completed her day by placing third in the 55 meters in 7.33 seconds.
Crash kills Ardsley athlete: Eric Goldberg, a senior on the Ardsley boys lacrosse team, was one of two people killed Thursday in a crash traveling in the wrong direction on I-287.
Jordan Wachtell, 57, the father of one of Goldberg's friends, was also killed, and two passengers were injured.
The four were coming from a basketball game at a synagogue when Jaime Paucar, 50, drove his Jeep the wrong way on the expressway, New York State Troopers said. Police said there were numerous near crashes until he Paucar's vehicle slammed into Wachtell's BMW head-on around 8:30 p.m.
Wachtell's son Preston and friend Jack Rosen were hospitalized.
"We're talking about great kids. All high-achieving student-athletes. High-character kids. They come from great families, and are loved in the school district," Superintendent Ryan Schoenfeld told the Journal News.
On Saturday, counselors were available at the high school to help grieving students.
Girls basketball: Ursuline shook off a poor start, took the lead in the third quarter and held off Albertus Magnus in overtime for a 75-72 win.
Ursuline is ranked fourth and Albertus Magnus 18th in the most recent NYSSWA Class A ratings.
"I thought we were loose coming in. We were in the gym this morning working on some things," Ursuline coach Beth Wooters said. "I just don't think we executed. It was like we were looking for somebody else to pick up the slack."
Koalas forward Sonia Citron had a huge day with 31 points, 19 rebounds, and four blocks. Junior point guard Alexa Mustafaj finished with 21 points, six assists, and three