Leading off today:
The Murry Bergtraum girls basketball team still does not have a coach following the resignation of Ed Grezinsky, but workouts are underway at the Manhattan PSAL power.
The Daily News reports Nerva Jean Pierre, who was a boys JV coach at Tilden in the mid-1990s and led the Norman Thomas girls to a 13-1 mark two years ago, is running practices for now and would consider taking the coaching position.
The job is still listed as open in the Bergtraum office, according to Jean Pierre. Grezinsky disclosed his resignation early this month. His string of 15 straight PSAL championships with Bergtraum ended last season.
"I volunteered because I didn't want the girls standing around not doing anything," Jean Pierre said. "The girls have really impressed me with their hard work, their commitment."
Postponed: Due to snow storm south of Buffalo, the Monsignor Martin Association football championship game between Canisius and Bishop Timon-St. Jude has been moved to Monday at All-High Stadium.
The game had been scheduled for Thursday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Canceled again: With Archbishop Stepinac one win from an appearance in the inaugural state CHSAA football championship game on Thanksgiving weekend, the annual Turkey Bowl game vs. White Plains has been canceled by mutual consent, The Journal News reported.
It will be the second straight year the teams will play rivalry game, which dates to 1971. They played 42 straight years before the 2013 game was canceled because White Plains qualified for the NYSPHSAA playoffs.
Following up: One of the former Westchester Community College basketball players whose scholarship was yanked last month at Florida A&M University because of transcript fraud lost an offer at PIU Post in September 2013 over suspicions of irregularities, The Journal News reported.
Jamell Walker was denied a full scholarship at Division II LIU Post after the university received two "transcripts that didn't match" for his time at another junior college, Bob Cimmino, his coach at Mount Vernon, confirmed to the paper.
"I said to him (Walker), can you explain the difference?" Cimmino said, referring to the transcripts. "He said he really couldn't."
Walker, who started on Mount Vernon's 2011 state and Federation championship team, is one of four former WCC players recently booted or suspended from NCAA Division I basketball teams as a result of the transcript scandal, first revealed by The Journal News. WCC canceled its men's basketball season Thursday amid a criminal investigation by the state Office of the Inspector General.
LIU Post coach Erik Smiles found that Walker's official 2011-12 transcript from Tompkins Cortland Community College didn't match a previously obtained transcript, Cimmino confirmed. The origin of the first transcript is unknown.
The official transcript was sent to LIU Post after Destination: College, a Bronxville-based nonprofit, paid a