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
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.