Leading off today:
Bob McKenney, who coached Jamesville-DeWitt to five NYSPHSAA boys basketball championships before being dismissed in March, was introduced as the new coach at Bishop Grimes
McKenney, 57, replaces Kevin Haven, who resigned after three seasons is now the coach at Phoenix. He won more than 500 games while coaching in Vermont and New York.
McKenney, who teaches at Grimes, was asked to resign March 10 after the Red Rams played in the sectional finals two days earlier. He issued a statement March 26 saying he was never told why he was let go.
Double trouble: Penn Yan girls lacrosse teammates Courtney Lafler and Heather Conklin reached an identical milestone -- 200 career goals -- during Tuesday's 19-4 win over Mynderse in the Section 5 tournament.
Brie Yonge piled up 11 points on four goals and seven assists. Lafler (four assists) and Conklin (two assists) netted four goals apiece to reach 200 on the nose.
One for the thumb: Lancaster senior Chelsea Dantonio won a playoff Wednesday at Gowanda Country Club, giving her five Section 6 girls golf championships.
She defeated Southwestern junior Marissa DelMonaco on the third playoff hole after they matched 2-over-par 74s in regulation. DelMonaco held a four-stroke lead over Dantonio after the front nine.
"I've never been in a playoff before," Dantonio told The Buffalo News. "I was like shaking and thinking, 'OK, you've just got to breathe. Nice, slow swing.' Because when you get nervous you tend to get quicker and if you swing quick, you're gonna pull it. It's going to go all over."
Dantonio will play at Division I Winthrop next year.
Bizarre baseball twist: Jake Agnos of Haymarket (Va.) Battlefield High tied a state record by striking out 21 straight batters -- and his name is never going to make it into the record book
Battlefield had to forfeit its 6-1 victory over Osbourn Park in the Conference 8 tournament semifinals Monday because Agnos exceeded the maximum number of innings. Virginia rules limit pitchers to 14 innings in a week, and Agnos had thrown eight innings in a game in his previous outing.
After giving up a leadoff home run, Agnos fanned 21 straight batters. The junior needed just 94 pitches overall and struck out the side on nine pitches an amazing three times.
"I remember asking myself if I was going to let one missed pitch dictate my entire outing," Agnos said. "From then on I went pitch by pitch focusing on getting ahead and staying ahead, and it seemed as the game progressed I just got more into a groove and wasn't going to let up."
Osbourn Park AD Keith Laine said parents brought the violation to his attention. Laine checked with the VHSL, which verified the infraction.
"Everybody feels sorry about the situation," Laine said. "This is not the way you want a game to go."