Leading off today:
Perfect games are a dime a dozen in bowling. Still, I strongly suspect this has never happened in New York high school bowling.
North Babylon teammates Dominick Casale and Anthony Cioffi went frame-for-frame with each other, tossing 12 strikes apiece to finish with 300s in the third game of Tuesday's match vs. West Babylon at Babylon Bowl.
It happened on a day when two other Suffolk County bowlers also rolled perfect games.
Newsday reported that Islip's Adam Rotbart even went so far as to predict his perfection at East Islip Lanes.
"This might sound like I'm bragging," Rotbart said, "but before I came here, I did my routine and I warmed up and I just felt really good today. Before I came here, I told my mom, 'Mom I'm gonna shoot 300 today.'"
The fourth perfect game came from Bay Shore's Brandon Guerin, just a few lanes down from Casale and Cioffi, en route to an 812 series.
Led by Casale and Cioffi, North Babylon rolled an 1,165 in the third game.
"They both were going at it frame by frame," said North Babylon coach Sonny Casale, who is Dominick's father. "Neither one wanted to be the first to not strike. And they didn't."
Big performance: Shadeen Samuels finished with 45 points, 13 rebounds and five assists as Ossining beat Our Lady of Lourdes 82-62 in a rematch of last season's Section 1 Class AA title game.
Aubrey Griffin added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Pride.
A little levity: Hey, I've had days like this.
Union-Endicott (2017) and Middleton (2019) were the choices to host upcoming state outdoor track and field championships in a meeting Tuesday.
The NYSPHSAA track and field committee and NYSPHSAA administrative staff were in agreement. The recommendations will go before the Championship Advisory Committee on Friday, and then by voted on by the Executive Committee on Dec. 18.
Cicero-North Syracuse has already been selected to host in 2016 and 2018.
M-E star picks BC: Maine-Endwell senior football star Michael Palmer will continue his playing career at Boston College, The Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.
Palmer was expected to meet with BC defensive coordinator Don Brown on Wednesday. He visited Chestnut Hill last weekend and was offered a scholarship.
Palmer, who intercepted 22 passes in three varsity seasons, is projected as a defensive back and potential punt returner at BC, which was 3-9 this season.
That's a heck of a day: A mere week and a half ago, the senior holding the unofficial title of most electrifying high school football player in New York had exactly one scholarship offer to his name.
And then Earnest Edwards put on one of the most memorable performances in the history of the NYSPHSAA football finals at the Carrier Dome, scoring three times on long pass plays and adding an interception plus a fourth TD