Leading off today:
Un-social media has reared its ugly head once again, and The Troy Record
reports it cost a coach his job.
First-year coach Charlie Meacham was not on the Tamarac sideline Friday when the Bengals played Ichabod Crane in a Section 2 Class B boys soccer game. He had been fired before the second-round contest for what the Brittonkill school district characterized as “insensitive remarks” on his Facebook page concerning Ichabod Crane players.
“As soon as we were made aware of these remarks we met with the coach and relieved him of all coaching duties,” superintendent Lou McIntosh posted on the district’s website. McIntosh also apologized for the remarks.
Meacham declined to comment to the newspaper on the situation. The Facebook posting, which was subsequently removed, made ethnically stereotypical remarks.
“In today's media's age you have to be very careful and whether you think that's funny or not, that's totally unacceptable,” McIntosh said in a statement to an area TV station.
With three school administrators in charge, Tamarac was eliminated by Ichabod Crane 4-0.
Early-round jolts: The award for surprise early upset of the boys soccer postseason goes to Roslyn, seeded 16th in Section 8 Class A. Brian Cardoza scored off a feed from Zach Moskowitz midway through the second half as Roslyn shocked No. 1 seed Lawrence 1-0.
Lawrence was ranked 10th in the state by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
In girls Section 7 Class B action, the state's 12th- and 14th-ranked teams were sent backing Friday night. Plattsburgh scored three unanswered goals to beat No. 12 Beekmantown 3-2, handing the Eagles their first loss of the season. Saranac defeated No. 14 Northeastern Clinton, which had beaten the Chiefs three times this season, 1=0.
The upset winners move on to next Friday's final.
Beekmantown's Kallie Villemaire scored less than a minute into the game and made it 2-0 midway through the first half. But Plattsburgh's Madison Trombley tallied just before the half, then again less than five minuted after intermission.
later, Marle Curle connected for the game-winning goal.
Saranac advanced when Kayla Napper was fouled in the box and Amy LoTemplio banged the penalty kick in off the left post. Jamie Favreau made 10 saves for her eighth shutout.
Tottenville follow-up: The Tottenville PSAL football game against Staten Island Curtis originally scheduled for Friday night before being pushed back to Sunday will now be played on Monday at 3 p.m. and moved to the Curtis campus.
Tottenville, ranked No. 2 in Class AA by the NYSSWA, was supposed to host but the campus was jolted Wednesday when a 15-year-old female student jumped in front of a train amid allegations that she had been bullied