Leading off today:
Eden won its seventh consecutive NYSPHSAA girls volleyball championship Sunday, beating Millbrook 25-19, 24-26, 25-11, 25-13 in the Class C final.
"I know the kids were really nervous about this beforehand," coach Stephen Pierce told The Buffalo News. "They didn't want to be the ones where the streak ended. But I'm really proud of the way they handled it."
After Millbrook squared the match, Eden broke to leads on 11-6 in the third set and then 8-0 in the fourth off Molly Breier's serve.
"Really, it's not just expected, but it's the outcome that we want," sixth-year varsity player Meghan Ballou said. "We put a lot of work into this. ... I wish I could make the season longer, I really do. It's bittersweet."
More girls volleyball: Owego won its second New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B title in the past three seasons by downing John Glenn 25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
John Glenn was seeking its seventh state championship in program history, but the Knights dropped both games to Owego in Saturday's preliminaries.
"We played defense today," Owego coach Brittney Race told the Press & Sun-Bulletin. "We had moments where we didn't, and that's kind of what happened in game two, but for the most part, we started to pass the ball. Because we did that, our offense took care of itself."
Four players on this year's team were part of the state championship in 2013, including co-captain Kayla Snyder.
"Two years ago, we were ecstatic," she said. "But now knowing that there's no next year and we can't come back and do it again, that makes it 10 times better."
The the other finals:
Long Island football:
- Class AA: Connetquot swept Pine Bush 25-17, 25-16, 25-20.
- Class A: After title-game losses the past two seasons, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake beat Walter Panas 25-16, 25-17, 25-19.
- Class D: Portville outlasted Haldane in the day's only five-setter, 17-25, 25-18, 32-34, 25-18, 26-24.
Quarterback Will Condron engineered four lengthy TD drives and halfback Khalil Owens rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns as Longwood beat Lindenhurst
44-14 in the Suffolk I final.
Lindenhurst won 26-7 when the teams met Oct. 9.
"We were undefeated and lost in heartbreaking fashion in last year's playoffs, and no one wanted to go through that again," Longwood tackle Matt Weiss told Newsday. "Somehow that loss to Lindenhurst earlier this year really woke us up. Today, we avenged that loss in a big way against a very good team."
Longwood will meet Farmingdale for the Long Island Class I title Sunday.
In the Suffolk III final, Sayville held East Islip to 174 yards off offense and defeated the Redmen 21-7.
Junior QB Jack Coan scored all three touchdowns on short runs but was unable to connect for a score through the air for the first time this season.
The Golden Flashes will face Plainedge in the Long Island Class III championship game Sunday.
Monster performance: Here's Davien Kuinlan's stat line from Saturday's Nassau III football final: 484 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
It added up to a 56-34 win for Plainedge against Glen Cove.