Leading off today:
Veteran coach Oscar Jensen, 75, has been removed from running the cross country program at Marcellus, The Post-Standard reported
The Marcellus school board voted to remove Jensen on Monday, and girls track coach Ted McCrane was appointed to take the reins. Neither Jensen nor district Superintendent Craig Tice would provide specifics on what led to the coach's removal.
"Yesterday I got called in for a meeting at high noon and that was it,” Jensen told the paper. “There was a misunderstanding. I really don’t want to get into it. It was time for me to go, I guess."
Jensen's coaching career began at Liverpool in 1963. He retired in 1996, but returned to coaching two years later in the Baldwinsville district, which let him go after the 2011 outdoor track season.
Jensen was recently appointed to his sixth fifth-year term as the NYSPHSAA coordinator for indoor track.
Back to work: Buffalo City Honors girls volleyball coach Deborah Matos was reinstated to her duties last week, The Buffalo News reported.
Matos, who has led the Centaurs to a NYSPHSAA championship and six Section 6 titles in 18 seasons, was placed on administrative leave Sept. 23 after parents complained to administrators about her coaching methods.
Matos has also resumed teaching elementary school physical education, a district administrator said.
Police summoned to game: Police responded to the scene Tuesday after a fight broke out during Wallkill's 3-0 win over Roosevelt in boys soccer at Hyde Park.
The altercation began with shoving late in the first half and quickly escalated, The Times Herald-Record reported. Sources told the paper punches were thrown by players, and fans from both sides came on the field to break up the brief fight.
Hyde Park Police arrived and remained at the game until it concluded. Two players from each team Wallkill and Roosevelt were given red cards, turning it into a 9-on-9 contest.
Speaking of misbehavior on the pitch, the scoreless St. Francis Prep vs. Christ the King boys game reportedly had to be called off with about 15 minutes to go. MSG Varsity's Dylan Butler tweeted that an altercation resulted