Leading off today:
Sandy Creek's Grace Wallace
became the second upstate female to rush for a touchdown in a varsity football game this fall when she reached the end zone on a 2-yard run in the second quarter as the Comets routed Oriskany 60-0.
The 5-foot-3 senior, who also plays volleyball and softball at Sandy Creek, is a backup defensive back and finished Friday's contest with three tackles, two assists and a pass break-up.
Last month, Jensine Falu-Montes of Webster Schroeder scored in a game vs. Rochester Wilson, also on a short run. In 2010, Mariah Provost of Phoenix scored against Homer in what is believed to be the first instance in New York of a female scoring a TD in a varsity game.
Changing duties: Al Roy, the Section 2 baseball coordinator for the past nine years, has given up that role to become the section's internal control officer -- giving him oversight of the organization's budget.
I have a business background and a sports background, Roy told the Schenectady Gazette. Its a perfect fit for me.
Maple Hill coach Rico Frese will take over the baseball responsibilities.
A national honor: A ceremony late last month honored Tappan Zee as one of the nation's two outstanding public high school for overall commitment to promoting a positive experience for student-athletes.
The recognition came from Coach and Athletic Director Magazine. University School of Milwaukee was the other school selected for the highest honor.
The honorees were selected based on eight criteria: participation rate, coaches certification, community service, athletic director national certification, scholar-athlete status, level of participation, sportsmanship and parent participation.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake made it to the final cut, landing on the four-school "best in class" list.