Leading off today:
The Fayetteville-Manlius baseball team has been staying busy -- and on the right side of the final score -- this week.
The Hornets rallied for a run with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Friday to earn a 5-4 victory over Central Square to make it five wins in five days as Central New York enjoyed a rare sustained stretch of decent weather.
Two two-out rally came together when Travis Macrides singled with two outs, stole second and scored on Mitchell Hoalcraft's single.
"They are definitely exhausted," F-M coach J.J. Potrikus told The Post-Standard. "it showed a little bit today."
District attorney investigating: The Onondaga County District Attorney's Office is investigating the case of former Jordan-Elbridge AD Eric Varney, who resigned after the school district found about $10,000 missing from athletic ticket sales, The Post-Standard reported.
School Board President David Gallaro read a statement at Wednesday's board meeting saying that Varney had repaid the missing money and the district considered the case closed, but District Attorney William Fitzpatrick subsequently announced his office was gathering information that could potentially lead to charges.
The district became aware of the missing money on April 24 and Varney made full restitution and resigned April 25, the district said.
The newspaper has not been able to reach Varney, 44, whose annual salary as AD and assistant principal was $98,517.
J-E appointed Mark Schermerhorn as interim athletic director/assistant principal through June 30.
Another gender barrier broken: Freshman Eliza DeMers won her first varsity baseball start Wednesday, allowing two runs over five innings, and Harley-Allendale Columbia defeated South Seneca 17-5.
DeMers allowed four hits and struck out six. She also went 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored.
DeMers played on the modified team last spring and moved up to the varsity this year since the Wolves don't field a JV squad.
"She loves baseball and it's fun watching her play the game," coach Peter Mancuso told the Democrat and Chronicle. "It was a no-brainer having her on varsity because she's been playing baseball all her life.
Milestone: Jamesville-DeWitt softball coach Phil DeAugustine picked up his 300th career win Tuesday when the Red Rams defeated Homer 6-1. The Red Rams, ranked seventh in the state in Class A, added three more wins later in the week to raise his total to 303 wins in 17 seasons, during which time J-D has won eight Section 3 championships.
Firing back: Burke Catholic Principal John Dolan called recruiting allegations made against the school's boys basketball team "inaccurate, unfounded and based on layers of third party hearsay" in a letter to parents this week, The Times Herald-Record reported.