Leading off today:
We can now officially stop enforcing Title IX, because girls sports have achieved equality with the male version if I'm interpreting a report Wednesday in the Democrat and Chronicle correctly.
A Hilton couple was arrested Tuesday for allegedly fighting with two other adults at a high school soccer game, the paper reported. According to Greece police, Paul Siclare, 54, and his wife Sherrie Siclare, 42, were charged with second-degree harassment, a violation, after an altercation at Greece Arcadia High School, where the girls varsity and JV soccer teams from Hilton and Arcadia were squaring off.
According to police, Sherrie Siclare is accused of arguing with a woman and following her to a parking lot, where she allegedly grabbed and pushed the woman. Paul Siclare also went to the parking lot, where he allegedly jumped on and tackled a man.
No injuries were reported, and no players were involved in the fracas. The Siclares were issued appearance tickets and are expected to answer the charges in Greece Town Court on Oct. 25, the paper reported.
Northport loses: Tyler Kirschner scored for the fifth straight game and added an assist for Half Hollow Hills East in a 2-0 win over Northport in boys soccer action.
Northport, ranked 11th in Class AA this week by the New York State Sportswriters Association, scored a 1-0 win over HHHE earlier in the season as part of a seven-game winning streak.
Lax standards? I mean no malice toward the individual and will not name her here, so don't roast me for trying to blame her by calling attention to this bit of ridiculousness. Nevertheless, here's what I'm thinking:
A golfer shot 101 for 18 holes at Country Club of Rochester on Tuesday in the Section 5 girls golf championships. That was good enough to place ninth, which gets her a spot in the state tournament.
CCR is a terrific course, one that will never by confused with hundreds of nondescript course across the state But aren't we setting standards too low when a 101 is good enough to qualify for the state tournament? Look at the cuts we've seen made in numerous high school sports these past four years and tell me with a straight face that finishing 25 shots behind the leader and 16 behind fifth place cuts it.
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It's that time of year: As has become his tradition -- and it's a good one, FWIW -- Keith McShea wrote his annual "We need more football games between Section 6 and Monsignor Martin Association teams" column in The Buffalo News this morning.
The angle this year was pegged to last weekend's St. Joe's victory over Lockport. Nigel Davis, one of the best