Leading off today:
Amsterdam junior Izaiah Brown
picked up his third straight Eddy Meet outstanding performer award by winning three individual events and a relay Saturday at Schenectady High.
Brown triumphed in the 200 and 400 meters, long jump and 1,600 relay to help Amsterdam to the boys title. His :21.84 in the 200 set a meet record, and he anchored the relay to victory with a :46.40 leg that overcame a nearly 20-meter deficit.
"I didn't want to let the team down. My adrenaline was pumping," Brown said. "It was a sprint the whole way. Not like a regular 400 with a gradual build."
David Graveley, Andrew Druziak, Edgar Maldonado and Brown finished in 3:21.84. Albany was second in 3:23.72. Brown won his third straight individual 400.
In the girls 1,600, Schalmont sophomore Julia Flower went out hard and wired the field in 4:32.09, crushing the meet mark of 4:35.46 by Columbia's Susanne Heyer in 1994.
In the girls 400 hurdles, Saratoga junior Ellery Bianco dominated in 1:00.55, the top time in New York and No. 2 mark in the country this season.
Girls basketball: Three seniors and a junior were named as players of the year as the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports announced is Class B, C and D all-state basketball team Sunday.
Utica Notre Dame's Emily Durr was selected the player of the year in Class B, Randolph's Mckenna Maycock and Harpursville's Miranda Drummond shared the honor in Class C and Jordan Beers of Franklin was named in Class D. Maycock is the only junior in the group.
Beers made the all-state team for the fifth straight season.
The full list of players of the year, coaches of the year and all-stars can be viewed here. The selections for classes AA and A will be announced later this week.
The streak continues: Fayetteville-Manlius wrapped up its 25th straight undefeated season in boys tennis by winning four matches last week.
By shutting out Liverpool, Baldwinsville and Auburn plus posting a 6-1 win over Liverpool, the Hornets ran their streak to 236 victories.
Reporter honored: Veteran Western New York reporter Mike Wertman has been recognized by the New York State Athletic Administrations Association for his more than 35 years of service.
NYSAAA Chapter 6 presented Wertman with its Community Service Award for his coverage of scholastic sports in Niagara and Orleans counties for 35 years at the Medina Journal Register and since August 2013 for the Orleans Hub.
Learning to share: With their recent agreement to blend their football teams, Fort Edward and Argyle will share