Short of a Federation tournament, Jacobson thinks MLK should at least compete in the NYSPHSAA tournament -- the closest fit for the PSAL, made up of public schools from the five boroughs.
Cross country: Staying on the subject, here are the fields for the Federation cross country championships Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls:
All teams are from the NYSPHSAA unless otherwise noted.
Boys: Brooklyn Tech (PSAL), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Chaminade (CHSAA), Clarence, Collegiate (AIS), Corning, Fordham Prep (CHSAA), Ithaca, Liverpool, Maine-Endwell, McKee Staten Island Tech (PSAL), Midwood (PSAL), Monsignor Farrell (CHSAA), Mount Academy, North Rockland, Pittsford Mendon, Port Jervis, Sachem North, Saint Anthony's (CHSAA), Buffalo St. Joseph (CHSAA), Saratoga Springs, Shoreham-Wading River, Stuyvesant (PSAL), Syosset, Tappan Zee, Xavier (CHSAA) and West Genesee.
Girls: Bronxville, Benjamin Cardozo (PSAL), Colonie, Corning, Cornwall, Elmira, Guilderland, Hackley (AIS), Immaculata (CHSAA), John Jay-Cross River, Kellenberg (CHSAA) McKee/Staten Island Tech (PSAL), Miller Place, Northport, Notre Dame Academy (CHSAA), Pearl River, Penfield, Pittsford Mendon, Queensbury, Sacred Heart (CHSAA), St. Anthony's (CHSAA), St. John Baptist (CHSAA), Saratoga Springs, Suffern, Sweet Home, Susan Wagner (PSAL) and Tottenville (PSAL).
Surprise return: Cornwall wide receiver Chris Bauer, presumed lost for the season after suffering a punctured lung Oct. 15, has returned to practice in time for this weekend's NYSPHSAA football quarterfinals, the Timer HErald-record reported.
"I had to keep my composure when the doctor told me I could play," said Bauer, who has caught 34 passes for 746 yards and 13 touchdowns this year. "But I was amazed. We didn't react much in the office, but when my parents and I got into the parking lot, we couldn't stand still. I'm thrilled and I already feel the adrenaline to play."
Bauer caught five touchdowns against Saugerties in the first half Oct. 15 before being injured shortly before halftime. He spent eight days at Westchester Medical Center after sustaining the punctured lung.
A follow-up on Tuesday resulted in a green light to resume playing.
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Woodlands senior point guard Imani Tilford
, who broke off her basketball recruitment with Georgia Tech earlier this month, will sign a letter of intent with the very same ACC school Friday, Falcons coach Ty Postell told The Journal News. Tilford, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged more than 25 points in her junior season. The Yellow Jackets' other recruits include 6-2 guard Kaela Davis, daughter of former NBA All-Star Antonio Davis and a consensus top-five high school senior this winter.