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Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013: Sandy Creek girl scores TD in varsity game

   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. “It’s 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.

  
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   Broadcast schedule: The New York State Public High School Athletic Association and Time Warner Cable Sports- Channel have announced the mst ambitious schedule of fall championship cablecasts ever.

   This season's singles and doubles finals in girls tennis will be shown on TWC systems across New York for the first time, as will boys soccer title matches.

   Semifinals and finals and football, a sport shown live since 2003, will also be carried.

   You can read more details on the NYSPHSAA website.


  
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