Leading off today:
St. Anthony's running back Jordan Gowins, a first-team all-state selection last fall, tweeted Thursday night that he will enroll at Boston College in 2015.
The 5-foot-11, 206-pound junior also had offers from Stony Brook and Toledo and interest from Florida State, Maryland, Penn State and Rutgers, MSG Varsity reported. We earned the Hansen Award, awarded to the top player in Suffolk County after rushing for 2,012 yards and scoring 24 touchdowns for the Friars in an 11-1 season.
"He's that rare combination of power and speed," St. Anthony's coach Rich Reichert told the website.
Gowins is the second New York junior to have committed early to BC. Syracuse CBA offensive tackle John Phillips gave a commitment last week.
Speaking of commitments, Maine-Endwell senior Darnell Woolfolk, a key cog for the state's top Class B team at running back and linebacker, will accept an appointment to West Point, a noteworthy development that we missed earlier this year.
Rough start, great debut: It could be worse for hitters on the Hempstead baseball team -- if they were at an upstate school, they would likely be practicing on parking lots and in gyms through at least the end of next week instead of playing games.
Still, it's been a pretty rough start -- and it got worse Tuesday when Mike Delio made his first varsity start on the mound for Carle Place and struck out all 21 Hempstead batters en route to a perfect game during a 15-0 win.
Delio, a junior who played two seasons on the junior varsity, drew three walks at the plate and stole a pair of bases. Obviously, though, his work on the mound got all the attention.
"I've had dreams of throwing no-hitters and perfect games, but nothing like this," Delio told Newsday. "This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Hempstead fell to 0-4 and has been outscored 51-4. Two of the previous losses to Westbury were stopped after five innings, with Hempstead totaling one hit in 10 innings.
Assistant coach arrested: A veteran New York State Police investigator recently hired as an assistant lacrosse coach at Rocky Point was arrested by the FBI Thursday on child pornography charges, Newsday reported.
SeanMichael Pagano, 37, whose police position is the equivalent of being a detective, specializes in narcotics investigations at Troop L in East Farmingdale. He was held without bail as a danger to the community and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, the paper reported.
State Police authorities suspended Pagano without pay, and Rocky Point administrators terminated his coaching position. He was a first-year paid assistant at Rocky Point after coaching at Briarcliffe College from 2009 to 2013.
Tripped up by rules: WROC-TV did an interesting story last week on Rochester football player Jaquan McCullough, whose goal of playing football at a four-year college has been derailed for now by an NCAA rule.
He played for the varsity at Wilson Magnet and was one of the better players in the Rochester City Athletic Conference while also sailing through classes and scoring well on the SAT.