Leading off today:
John Jay East Fishkill pulled off an impressive turnaround three days earlier and defeated Arlington 1-0 on Thursday to had the state's top-ranked Class AA boys soccer team its first loss of the season.
Arlington had prevailed 2-0 Monday for its eighth straight shutout when the teams met for the first time.
In the rematch, Mike Ciardullo capitalized on a turnover and scored in the 69th minute in the Patriots' upset of host Arlington (8-1). Tom Dillmann intercepted a pass near the 30 and played the ball to Ciardullo, who fired into the upper left corner from 20 yards.
"We were going crazy afterwards," Ciardullo told The Poughkeepsie Journal. "Since the loss, this rematch had been the only thing running through our heads. It's a great feeling."
Harrison Kaplan made four saves for the Patriots (7-2-1).
More soccer: Skaneateles got a second-half goal from Dylan Viscomi to break a 1-1 tie and hand Westhill its first loss of the season, 2-1.
Westhill (9-1-1) is ranked seventh in the state in Class B. The Lakers improved to 7-2-1.
The Lakers' other goal came from Luke Palmer on a first-half corner kick. Westhill had taken a 1-0 lead when Michael Lantry converted a penalty kick.
Add to the list of forfeits: Salem is forfeiting its Saturday football game to Canajoharie due to a shortage of players, The Post-Star's Pete Tobey tweeted.
A year later: Thursday marked the first anniversary of the death of Shoreham-Wading River football player Tom Cutinella, a 16-year-old junior who suffered a head injury during a game against John Glenn.
Newsday interviewed Frank and Kelli Cutinella this week to talk about their son's legacy and how their lives have changed.
The lead to the story is about as attention-grabbing as one can imagine: Last Sunday, Kelli Cutinella participated in the Tunnel to Towers Run, running alongside Karen Hill -- a transplant recipient who received Tom's heart last Oct. 3 in the aftermath of last fall's tragedy.
"It was a new first for us because Thomas wasn't there," Kelli Cutinella said, before choking up and adding, "But he was there, in Karen."
Hill, then a 21-year-old Fordham University student, received his heart as a last-resort option to deal with a decade-long ailment that had left her potentially within days of dying.
"It was a very moving experience for me," Hill said. "It was such a tragedy for that family, but they did such a selfless thing for me and my family. I'm so grateful for what the Cutinellas did. A year ago, I couldn't climb a flight of stairs. Now, I'm running again."