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Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015: Michael Nolan, MLB prospect from Yonkers, dies

   Leading off today: Former Yonkers Saunders baseball player Michael Nolan, a prospect in the Oakland A's organization, has died from gun, a left-handed pitcher, shot injures suffered Sept. 18.

   Nolan, 23, was gunned down outside a Yonkers fast-food restaurant. The Journal News reported he was declared brain dead on Thursday.

   The 6-foot-7 Nolan was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 18th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

   Police have made no arrests in the shooting.

   Jimmy Nolan said the family planned to donate his son's organs.

   "It's the right thing to do: Give people life. My son don't have life. Whoever gets his heart, they're going to run for ... That kid used to run six, seven, eight miles a day," he said.

   Homecoming canceled: Sleepy Hollow's homecoming football game against Somers was canceled Saturday in the aftermath of a fatal stabbing nearby the night before.

   Sleepy Hollow police Sgt. Richard D'Alessandro said officers were called to Barnhardt Park shortly after 11 p.m. They found Tahj Robinson, 17, bleeding from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla where he was pronounced dead.

   The Journal News reported Robinson was a former student at Sleepy Hollow who had most recently been living with relatives in New Jersey. A suspect, 16-year-old Berinzon Moronta of Tarrytown, was arrested hours later in Yonkers. He was arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder Saturday afternoon.

   Following up: Glens Falls representatives remain optimistic a day after it was reported that New York State Public High School Athletic Association officials have recommended that the bidding process for the 2017-19 boys basketball tournament start over.

   The New York State Sportswriters Association reported Friday there were concerns that the Sept. 25 vote by the NYSPHSAA basketball committee may have been tainted by allowing Glens Falls Civic Center officials to cite a lower arena rental fee than had been submitted by the Aug. 28 deadline for proposals, though such a change is not prohibited under existing rules.

   An email from two NYSPHSAA officials to the 22-person Executive Committee this week recommended that they not act later this month to affirm the basketball committee

  
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vote. Instead, they were asked to approve rule changes and then to authorize the process to start over.

   "We followed the rules to a T," Chip Corlew, a member of Glens Falls presenting committee, told The Post-Star. "Eight to three (over Binghamton) was a resounding vote of confidence by the state basketball committee. Wherever it goes from here, Glens Falls will be ready."

   Glens Falls has hosted the tournament semifinals and finals since 1981.

   Dan Hall, another member of the Glens Falls presenting committee, told the paper the $15,000 per year reduction in the proposed arena charge was the result of the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition's decision last month to end a contract with the concessions provider and hire its own concessions manager.

   Based upon numbers being supplied to the Executive Committee in advance of its Oct. 22 meeting, the total cost of Glens Falls' three-year proposal dropped from $119,700 to $74,700. Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton submitted a three-year bid of $84,900.



   A nice round number: An 18-38 win over Rockville Center South Side at Bethpage State Park was the 100th in a row in league competition for the North Shore girls cross country team.

   "It was our goal coming into the season," senior Diana Vizza told Newsday. "Last year, we knew we were 89-0. This year was the year for the big 100. It's really cool. We're not just running for each other. We're running for the seven-year legacy. We're running for alumni. That's pretty special."

   North Shore has won eight consecutive Section 8 titles and NYSPHSAA crowns in 2010 and '11.

   Broyld in Division II: Ashton Broyld, the NYSSWA's Class AA player of the year in 2010 as a Rush-Henrietta senior quarterback, has resurfaced as a receiver at the University of West Georgia in the Division II Gulf South Conference.

   Broyld, dismissed from the Syracuse University program late this summer, is in his final season of NCAA eligibility. He has three catches for 25 yards this fall.

   A cursory check of biographies on the West Georgia website did not uncover any obvious connections between its coaches and Syracuse or Section 5. Former Orange defensive tackle Wayne Williams, a product of Abraham Lincoln High in Brooklyn, also transferred to West Georgia this summer.


  
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