Leading off today:
That's what's called a quick start.
Host Dolgeville scored the game's first 41 points and defeated Westmoreland 53-9 in a girls basketball game Monday. The score at halftime was 36-0.
Fatima Prince paced the winners with 18 points and Emilie Lewandowski chipped in with 13.
Boys basketball: More so than most sections in the state, non-league matchups tend to pair Section 5 teams from different classifications. That was the case again Monday when Avon, ranked 12th in the state in Class C, dropped a 64-62 game to Class A Rochester School of the Arts.
Christian Simmons finished with 30 points and seven rebounds for SOTA, which rallied from six points down in the final 1:30. James Clarke added nine points and nine steals.
Football coach retires:
Ray Gallagher of The Examiner News tweeted that Mahopac football coach Tom Donahoe informed players on Monday that he has resigned after 12 seasons, citing family considerations. Donahoe and his wife Linda have two sons playing college football.
Also set to leave: Croton-Harmon boys basketball coach Bill Thom, who's closing in on 400 career wins, says he'll retire at the end of the current season.
Alumni news: Jaysean Paige, the former Jamestown all-state pick who was (at least) as good as any guard to come out of the left half of the state this century, was selected the Big 12 men's basketball player of the week. Paige, a West Virginia senior, averaged 21 points and 6 rebounds in wins at Virginia Tech and Kansas State. He's averaging 12.3 points a game for the season and shooting 52.2 percent.
Former Syracuse Henninger two-sport star Romero Collier has withdrawn from Niagara University in his freshman year and is expected to transfer to a junior college, Syracuse.com reported.