Leading off today:
The only returning first-team all-state selection in girls Class AA basketball has made her college plans.
Toussaint averaged 21.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a 5-foot-9 junior while also routinely guarded the opponent's top guard or forward.
Guard Dominique Toussaint, a rising senior at Christ the King, announced Monday that she has committed to continue her career at the University of Virginia beginning in the fall of 2016.
Cavaliers coach Joanne Boyle is 72-56 in four seasons in Charlottesville and 276-149 in her career.
CK teammate Sydney Zambrotta is also closing in on her college decision. Zambrotta, fourth-team all-state last season as a junior, told Rivals.com last week that she has narrowed her choices to Louisville, Miami, Minnesota, Pitt and South Carolina.
Honoring a champion: Monday was Jamie Loeb Day in Ossining.
Since winning the NYSPHSAA singles championship as an Ossining sophomore in 2010, Loeb has gone on to the University of North Carolina, where she has been the ACC player of the year twice and won the NCAA championship this spring.
"It's so nice to have someone who grew up in our community and is making it big on the tennis scene come back and spend the afternoon here," Mayor Victoria Gearity said. "She seems to be very enthusiastic, positive and friendly athlete."
So far this summer, Loeb has won the singles title at the ITF Hunt Classic in El Paso, Texas and a doubles crown last month in Stockton, Calif. She has earned a spot in the main draw at the U.S. Open later this month.
Sentencing set: A federal judge set a Nov. 20 sentencing date for Phillip A. Kenner, a former Nichols hockey standout convicted last month of scamming NHL stars out of millions of dollars, The Buffalo News reported.
Kenner, 46, was convicted of six felony counts of wire fraud, conspiring to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering after a 10-week jury trial in Central Islip. Kenner and co-defendant Tommy Constantine were convicted of defrauding investors. His list of clients included former Buffalo Sabres Michael Peca, Jay McKee, Joe Juneau, Brian Campbell and Jason Woolley.
A star on Nichols in the 1980s, Kenner received a scholarship to play hockey at RPI.
Calling all helpers: NYSSWA historian Paul Hutzler is making progress on his annual update of the state football record book, which we'll post to our RoadToSyracuse.com website later this month.
One of Paul's more recent projects has been researching unbeaten and unscored upon seasons. This week, he added two Mynderse teams (1938 and '46) and the 1953 Syracuse CBA squad to his lists.
His most recent research also eliminated several teams from 1927-59 that we had thought may have been candidates but fell short.
Is there anyone out there with complete sets of scores from the following teams that Paul is trying to check out?
- 1930 DeWitt Clinton
- 1932 New Rochelle