Leading off today:
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the answer is yes. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday's, the answer is no.
That's the way it feels with regard to the interpretation of New York's mixed competition rule when it comes to allowing boys to compete on girls teams.
In the latest chapter of this ongoing story, Section 1 has ruled that Jenson Daniel, a male student at Yonkers High, is too strong to play for the school's girls volleyball team this season.
The 5-foot-11, 145-pound senior played in the teams final five matches last fall and expected to be back for his senior season until his application was denied. The school has appealed the ruling, The Journal News reported.
“I didn’t ask for any of this,” Daniel told CBS 2 News. “It was just given to me. An opportunity came I went for it. Now they’re taking it away, which I think is unfair.”
Yonkers is 4-1 without Daniel.
This spring, SOuthampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro was banned from returning to the Southampton varsity, but his eligibility was subsequently restored upon appeal.
There have been male volleyball players on girls teams for two decades, but it became an issue last year in Section 5 when four boys showed up on rosters. This year, seven schools -- Batavia, Bloomfield, Dundee, Marion, Mynderse, Palmyra-Macedon and Pittsford -- petitioned to allow a boy to play, and all were approved.
Section 5 has stayed consistent in its interpretation of what the State Education Department standard of what constitutes "significant adverse affect," though no two sections of the state seem to have the same understanding of the meaning.
State officials continue to hold out hope that the State Education Department will offer more insight, but sources have indicated it's unlikely that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association will receive help in interpreting the rule any time soon.
Instead, look for the respective sections to come to a consensus locally and possible hash out a unified policy by early next year.
Hall of Fame selections revealed: Nine new members will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame next winter, the Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced.
The induction ceremony for the six coaches and three contributors will be March 17 at the Glens Falls Civic Center in conjunction with the NYSPHSAA final fours.
Those selected are:
• David Archer, founder of the BCANY and instrumental in launching over 40 BCANY activities and events. He's also the co-Founder of the National High School Basketball Coaches Association.
• Jeff Bieder, winner of 543 games at Long Island City, Murry Bergtraum and South Shore in New York City and the first coach to win PSAL championships with both boys and girls teams.
• Ronald Boyea, winner of 349 games in 21 seasons at Chateaugay, which in 2008 became the first Section 10 boys team to win a championship in Glens Falls.