Leading off today:
OK, time to empty out the notebook while wondering how September managed to sneak past us so quickly.
Classy move: Wellsville's boys soccer game last Saturday was ended with nearly 30 minutes left on the clock and went into the books as a scoreless tie because starting goalkeeper Hunter Kane suffered a facial injury in a collision.
Kane was airlifted to a Rochester hospital for treatment and was scheduled to undergo surgery on a broken jaw Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Lions took the field against Cuba-Rushford and remembered their teammate by starting the game one man down. Kane was announced as the starting goalie, but the team left the net open at the opening kick. The ball was then played out of bounds and coach Dennie Miles inserted Caleb VanSkiver into the contest at keeper to make it 11 vs. 11.
“I thought it would be nice for Hunter,” Miles said. “For us, it was just nice to get this game in, and I think the kids looked forward to that after Saturday’s game.”
Wellsville won 8-1.
More soccer: It was a rough week for goalies.
Fifth-year Bronxville varsity player Jack Connors, a four-year starter on the team, fractured his left elbow during a collision against Edgemont and is probably done for the year given the fact that the expected recovery time is 2-3 months.
Connors, who helped the team to a Section 1 championship in 2010, suffered a broken leg against Blind Brook during the 2011 sectional final but returned at full strength for the 2012 season.
His replacement, sophomore Joe Pepe, posted a 2-0 win in his first start against Eastchester last Friday.
Staying put ... probably: Monday’s announcement that UConn had fired football coach Paul Pasqualoni had to be jarring to prospective recruits, so it's understandable if Huskies prospects start looking around.
Rochester East's Justin Noye, the only New York senior who had committed to UConn thus far, will keep his options open.
“As of right now, I’m still committed but anything can happen,” he told Scout.com. “I try to look at everything in a positive way. Now, other schools will start recruiting me more because the head coach was fired.”
Selective enforcement: The federal government's partial shutdown this week has sent at least one high school scrambling for new accommodations at the same time that Camp David and several Washington-area golf courses on military property remained open.
In Brooklyn, the Aviator Sports Complex on Flatbush Avenue will reportedly stay closed until the shutdown ends. That happens to be Bishop Ford's home field, and coach Jim Esposito's squad had to surrender home turf for the scheduled Week 5 game Friday.
After running out of options, the Falcons agreed to play at Mitchel Field, which is Kellenberg Memorial's home facility.