(July 6, 2011) -- No one was able to knock two-time defending champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake from the top perch, but the Spartans have company in the No. 1 position.
For the first time, the New York State Sportswriters Association All-Sport Championship recognizing the top athletic programs in the NYSPHSAA has ended in a tie for overall honors. Burnt Hills and Cazenovia each finished with 62.5 points in the combined scoring for boys and girls. They narrowly held off Garden City (62.17 points) in the competition, which we have renamed as the Kerr Cup All-Sport Championship in honor of longtime NYSSWA editor and treasurer Neil Kerr.
The combined-scoring class champions for the 2010-11 school year are Baldwinsville (AA), Burnt Hills (A), Cazenovia (B), Friends Academy (C) and Chazy (D). It's the third straight class championship for Burnt Hills; the other four schools are first-time champions.
In boys-only scoring, Victor and McQuaid took advantage of the inaugural NYSPHSAA volleyball championship tournament (previous events had "regional" status) by winning their respective divisions en route to tying for first place in Kerr Cup Class AA. The other winners are Jamesville-DeWitt (A), Cazenovia (B), Tuckahoe (C) and Chazy (D). It's the third straight championship for J-D and second straight for Chazy.
In girls-only scoring, the top honors in the largest classes go to Cicero-North Syracuse (AA), Garden City (A), Bronxville (B) and Haldane (C). John A. Coleman and Remsen share the Class D title. Garden City and