Leading off today:
Christ the King is starting the season at No. 1 in Class AA in the first boys basketball rankings of the season from the New York State Sportswriters Association.
The Royals opened last week with a 71-70 victory against Cardinal Hayes.
Others holding top sports in their respective classes are Springfield Gardens (Class A), Collegiate (B), Buffalo Middle College (C) and Argyle (D).
The complete season-opening rankings can be found here.
Now that's a schedule: Albany Academy has rejoined Section 2 in boys basketball after a year of going the AIS route in the postseason, though it might me tough to tell based on the schedule.
The Cadets have already played Kingston and have games against Rochester Bishop Kearney, Long Island Lutheran, Syracuse Henninger, Brooklyn Nazareth and Utica Notre Dame this month alone. After the holidays, opponents include the likes of Syracuse Bishop Ludden, Burke Catholic from Goshen, Manhasset St. Mary's and a rematch with LuHi.
Albany Academy will compete in Class AA in sectionals.
Reference material: We've updated our lists of 2,000-point career scorers in boys and girls basketball and will be turning our attention this week to fleshing out the lists of top single-game performances. Stay turned.