Leading off today:
Peekskill coach Rodney Headley Jr. was not with his team in the NYSPHSAA girls basketball quarterfinals loss to Maine-Endwell on Saturday because he was reassigned, The Journal News
Peekskill Superintendent Larry Licopoli said Headley, who has coached Peekskill to three Section 1 Class A titles and one state crown in his five seasons, is being investigated regarding an unspecified "personal matter" reported by the district.
Peekskill lost 62-47 with Headley's father and assistant, Rodney Sr., filling in as head coach.
"We reassigned (Headley) until the investigation is complete," Licopoli said. "I don't know when it will be completed, but we're hoping there is a resolution sooner rather than later."
TWC releases schedule: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will broadcast this weekend's 10 New York State Public High School Athletic Association basketball championships across much of New York.
Coverage will be split across two channels on TWC systems.
|Region ||Boys Channel||Girls Channel|
|Buffalo ||323 ||87 |
|Rochester ||323 ||98 |
|Central NY ||323 ||98 |
|Albany ||323 ||324 |
|Hudson Valley ||197 ||198 |
|New York City ||197 ||198 |
All 10 games will also be streamed live on TWCSportsChannel.com.
Schedules and pairing for the boys action in Glens Falls and girls games in Troy can be found on our brackets page.
Brisson steps down: Matt Brisson has retired as girls basketball coach at Sachem East after going 218-48 in 12 seasons with one NYSPHSAA championship and two trips to the final four.
A health and physical education teacher for three decades, Brisson turned in his retirement papers last week. His final season on the bench ended with a 50-47 loss to Baldwin on Friday in the NYSPHSAA Class AA quarterfinals. The team finished 16-7.
"It's been an amazing ride and I've loved it," Brisson told Newsday. "I've been blessed and very fortunate to have great kids over the years and I'm really thankful."
Calling all helpers: For over four decades, the New York State Sportswriters Association has selected the all-state boys basketball teams. The NYSSWA's Steve Grandin has begun work on assembling the 2014 edition and is once again looking to media members and league chairmen to help in the process.
Please forward your all-area team, as well as any all-section, all-class or all-league teams to Steve, who is also seeking specific information (height, grade in school, statistics, honors) for leading players in each of the five state classes.
Reporters are asked to nominate players by class, also ranking players within the class. As has been the case recently, we will not be choosing players by position since roles are often so fluid on the basketball court.
Please forward info to Steve via email no later than March 30. Although your all-area team may not have been