Leading off today:
A Bronx teen's journey to a possible pro baseball career took a horrible turn Friday when he was arrested on his way to a tryout in Reading, Pa.
Barring a late development, High School for Media & Communications senior Albert Dominguez, 18, will miss his graduation ceremony Thursday. The teen was with his father and trainer when their car was stopped in Hunterdon County, N.J., and drugs were found, according to court papers, and Dominguez was being held on $100,000 bail, The Daily News reported.
The three were charged with felony marijuana possession. A lawyer for Dominguez, who played shortstop for city semifinalist George Washington High School, was working to get the bail reduced but the judge refused to expedite the hearing.
"It's a shame the kid can't go to graduation -- he's not a flight risk or anything," George Washington coach Steve Mandl told the paper. "I don't know all the details, but I do know he's a great student."
Said lawyer Preston Leschins: "There is no evidence to even suggest that he was aware at any time of the presence of marijuana in the car at the time of the arrest."
Search is over: Veteran coach Bill Roos is expected to be appointed football coach at Roy C. Ketcham when the Wappingers school board meets July 7, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.
Roos, 56, a physical education teacher who coached Ketcham from 1992-2000 and has worked at the high school and college levels as a coach and as an NFL scout. He inherits a team that went 7-2 last fall under coach Pat Keevins, who stepped down in January. Keevins has been hired as a Poughkeepsie assistant.
Some Ketcham parents and players expressed concern as the hiring process dragged on through the spring, and some asked the school board to consider former Poughkeepsie coach Ken Barger, who is still in hearings with the State Education Department as part of a district investigation into whether students were given special accommodations while taking Regents exams in January 2013.
At the urging of his daughter, Roos applied for and was subsequently offered the position.
"I just couldn't see it fall on its face," Roos said. "That would really bother me as a former Ketcham coach. I felt someone had to step up and I'm hoping I'm the right person for the job."
Wrapping up the year: Section 3 produced a highlight video for the just-concluded school year:
Shift of seasons? The Journal News revived a question that comes up fairly frequently: Would boys high school golf be better off if the sport was played in the fall rather than the spring?
"This spring, do you need a better reason to go to fall golf?" asked Metropolis Country Club head pro Craig Thomas, who coached at Solomon Schechter this season. "It was cold. It was nasty. It was wet. Now both teams played under the same conditions, so it was fair, but is that really the best thing for the kids?"
There is support to move to the fall, but there is no formal proposal in place in Section 1 or statewide.
"It's a topic we've kicked around," Section 1 golf chairman John Bauerlein told the paper. "It's something that came up again this year with the difficult weather everyone had to deal with. ... After it was all said and done, most schools got in 12 matches, and our section won the state title."