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Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013: Clarence junior wipes out 3,000-meter record from '81

   Leading off today: Clarence junior Marissa Saenger broke a Section 6 indoor track record that had stood since 1981, winning the girls 3,000 meters at the 31st Yale Classic on Saturday.

   Saenger’s time of 9 minutes, 51.92 seconds in New Haven, Conn., obliterated Anne Dobrowolski's mark of 10:06 in 1981.

   Saenger was making her season debut at the 3K distance after reaching the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships in San Diego last month, where she placed 25th.

   Speaking of sectional records, the Section 5 mark in the boys long jump didn't last a full year. Greece Olympia senior Desmond Mobley jumped 24 feet, 1 inch at the Rochester Winter Track League’s Trent Jackson Memorial Invitational.

   That erased the previous mark of 23-10.25 by Ismail El-Amin at the 2012 state qualifier. El-Amin had broken Maurice Jackson’s 14-year-old record.

   Mobley also won the high jump in 6-7.

   One game, two buzzer-beaters: Albany Academy took its only lead of the game on a half-court, buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation in a 75-74 intersectional win over Burke Catholic in boys basketball.

   Junior guard John Moutopoulos made the winning basket.

   Albany Academy is ranked 14th in Class AA and Burke Catholic seventh in Class A by the NYSSWA. (That will change this week as Albany Academy gets reclassified into Class A based upon its decision to pursue a Federation berth via the AIS.)

   Burke had closed out the first quarter with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer of its own. Both long-distance efforts can be seen on YouTube.

   Matt Knezovic scored 20 points for Albany Academy. Stan Buczek scored 23 points and had six assists for Burke Catholic.

   Hockey: Ben Myles had a goal and an assist as Canandaigua scored a 2-1 upset of Oswego, ranked fifth in the state in Division II. Matt Alexander also scored as the Braves built a 2-0 lead in the first period.

   McQuaid and Ogdensburg, ranked 12th in Divisions I and II respectively, played to a 1-1 tie. Mike Capicotto scored 4:57 into the third period on the power play to tie it for McQuaid.

   Extra points: Little Falls erupted for 40 fourth-quarter points Friday to rally past West Canada Valley 81-71 in boys basketball. The Mounties were down by 14 after West Canada Valley’s Alex Williams hit a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter, then rattled off the next 14 points in a span of just under three minutes.

   Seaford boys basketball coach Ralph Rossetti notched win No. 300 in 31 seasons last week with a 53-37 victory over Clarke.

   If you missed it, I also blogged earlier today on a handful of items, including $93,000 of missing Section 2 money being located.

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