New York State Sportswriters Association   
→ Rankings
NYSSWA rankings are updated weekly.
See the latest plus the earlier weeks'
updates on our rankings page.


→ User tools

John Moriello's NYSSWA blog
Wednesday, March 30, 2011: SU recruit Broyld charged with public lewdness
   Leading off today: Rush-Henrietta two-sport star Ashton Broyld, a Syracuse University football recruit and the NYSSWA player of the year in Class AA last fall, has been charged with public lewdness for his actions after a high school basketball game earlier this month, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

   Broyld, 19, appeared in Rochester City Court on Wednesday to answer the misdemeanor charge. Broyld pleaded not guilty, according to Monroe County Assistant Public Defender J.B. Afoh-Manin, who said that he was representing Broyld.

   The incident in question took place after R-H lost to Irondequoit on March 9 in a state qualifier at Blue Cross Arena. The school district issued a statement two days later that an unnamed student’s behavior after the game was “completely unacceptable." WHEC-TV reported Wednesday Broyld is alleged to have pulled down his shorts, exposing his genitals to taunting Irondequoit fans.

   J-E update: I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the Jordan-Elbridge boys lacrosse program had been thrown into chaos by the embattled (sorry, that's as far as I want to go in a family publication) school board's refusal to re-appoint the incumbent coaches.

   Well, it appears the program has landed on its feet -- for the moment, anyway.

   The Citizen in Auburn reported this week that the varsity team is currently being coached on an interim basis by B.J. O’Hara, a former NCAA Division I and III coach after a stellar playing career at Hobart, and veteran player Regy Thorpe, the former Syracuse University star.

   However, it's a stop-gap measure at best while the dysfunctional (again, that's as far as I want to go in a family publication) district figures out how to restore sanity after the board accepted the resignations of assistant varsity coach Patrick Smart, JV assistant coach James Gunnip and modified coach Mike Frood on Monday.

   That was the continuation of chaos started March 4 when then-varsity coach Richard Young was not reappointed during what should have been a routine procedure.

   Permanent appointments -- or what passes for permanent in a district in which the school board meetings are now the community's most popular spectator sport -- could be made April 6.

Winter season bonus links
  • Federation tourney: Schedule, results
  • Boys hoops: Road to Glens Falls, your all-purpose destination
  • Boys hoops: Sectional tourney scores and NYSPHSAA brackets
  • Girls hoops: NYSPHSAA brackets

  • Read the tweets
       Many reporters use Twitter to deliver updates from fall sports contests. We track those tweets from a variety of venues 24/7. Visit the page to see what's going on.
    Read the tweets

       Stat line of the week: Randy Seymour scored 10 goals and assisted on six as Massena rolled past Ogdensburg Free Academy 19-2 in boys lacrosse on Tuesday.

       Roster help: I'm trying to help MaxPreps collect as many baseball, softball and lacrosse rosters as possible for the just-started spring season.

       MaxPreps and the New York State Sportswriters Association have been sharing information for the past few years, and it's my belief that they have both the easiest national H.S. sports site to use and the one that is most likely to survive the eventual shakeout of major players in the business.

       User names and passwords on MaxPreps have already been created for all coaches to allow them (or a trusted helper) to enter their rosters. Coaches needing help retrieving their password can send an e-mail to MaxPreps from their school e-mail account.

       Extra points: Kyree Hull, 16, who played for the Peekskill boys basketball team this season, faces a felony assault charge after he allegedly broke a girl's nose, The Journal News reported. Hull was charged Monday with second-degree assault, police told the paper. ... Dundee is the latest Finger Lakes West school district proposing phasing out modified basketball and volleyball plus JV baseball and softball in the next budget. Several other schools in that Section 5 league have already started to move in that direction.

    Read previous blog entries from John Moriello. | Send us an e-mail. | Subscribe to RSS feed.

    → Recent blogs and news     NYSSWA RSS feed
  • 5/27: Football gets approval to add a game
  • 4/29: Officials turning focus toward the fall
  • 4/23: Boys all-state basketball (large schools)
  • 4/22: Westhill hoops star dies in crash
  • 4/16: Boys all-state basketball (small schools)
  • 4/8: LuHi girls coach Slater steps down
  • 3/24: NYSPHSAA ends winter sports season
  • 3/18: Davis, Poole capture BCANY honors
  • 3/18: Weekly NYC boys basketball recap
  • 3/13: Dutchess Co. teams idle until April 30
  • 3/12: A day unlike any other in H.S. sports
  • 3/11: Coronavirus hits hockey, hoops plans
  • This Site

    ©2007-19 Abbott Trento Online Media. All rights reserved. Contact us via e-mail.

    → Twitter
       Get all the latest:

    Follow the NYSSWA on Twitter

    Road To Syracuse H.S. football in New York   Ten Man Ride H.S. lacrosse in New York
    Road To Glens Falls boys H.S. basketball in N.Y.   Road To Troy girls H.S. basketball in N.Y.