Leading off today:
Former Yonkers Saunders baseball player Michael Nolan, a prospect in the Oakland A's organization, was listed in critical condition Saturday after being shot in the head and torso the previous day.
Nolan, 23, was shot in a Burger King parking lot by an unknown person. The Journal News reported no arrests had been made and police were examining video footage from the scene. Police suspect the shooting could be related to an argument that developed following a drag race Wednesday night, according to the New York Daily News.
Nolan, a left-handed pitcher who played at Oklahoma City University, was drafted in the 18th round in 2014 by the A's. Most recently, he was pitching for the minor-league Arizona Athletics, but has been on the restricted list since June 2014 following Tommy John surgery.
Boys soccer: Nick Juan scored on a shot from about 20 yards out with 6:10 remaining in the second overtime to give Horseheads a 3-2 victory over host Vestal in Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys soccer Friday.
Horseheads is ranked 19th in Class AA and Vestal 14th in Class A in the first set of New York State Sportswriters Association ratings.
Tyler Morehouse made 18 saves for the winners.
Suspended: Reporter Kurt Semder of News12.com in New York City tweeted Friday that Grand Street Campus football coach Bruce Eugene has been suspended by the PSAL for three games. Semder said Eugene told home the ruling has to do with a preseason scrimmage at Rutgers and that he plans to appeal.
Eugene's Grand Street teams went 1-7 in 2012, 6-3 in 2013 and 11-2 last fall.
Read of the week: The New York Times took an in-depth look as IMG Academy, the private and for-profit sports boarding school in Bradenton, Fla., on the premise that "prep football talent is being consolidated on powerful public, private, parochial, charter and magnet school teams."
IMG Academy, founded by a global sports management conglomerate (their logo adorns the team's football helmets), had already attracted attention based on its for-profit model and sports-centric focus. Interest intensified with the arrival of Shea Patterson, considered the nation's top quarterback prospect and now playing for his third high school. His teammates include receiver Drake Davis, a