Leading off today:
Hilton and Holland Patent each have two wrestlers top-seeded in the first draft of brackets for next weekend's NYSPHSAA wrestling championships in Albany.
In Division I, Hilton's Yianni Diakomihalis (138 pounds) and Louie DePrez (170) hold down No. 1 seeds. In Division II, Holland Patent's Hunter Richard (145) and Alex Herringshaw (170) are No. 1 seeds.
Diakomihalis is a three-time defending state champion, including at 120 pounds last season as a sophomore. DePrez was the 160-pound champ a season ago. Richard and Herringshaw were Division II champs at 138 and 160, respectively, in 2015.
The other top seeds as well as the full brackets are available here in PDF format.
Long days on ice: Hockey playoff games went through four overtimes and into shootouts on back-to-back nights.
On Saturday in Section 5, Rush-Henrietta advanced to the Division I semifinals with a 4-3 win vs. McQuaid. Cameron Kuzniar stopped five of six attempts in the shootout and recorded 62 saves for the game for the Royal Comets. Keegan White scored the deciding goal.
A day earlier in Section 6, Kenmore West eliminated Lewiston-Porter 2-1 in another shootout after 45 minutes of regulation and 30 of overtime failed to resolve the matter.
Another mile record: Virginia teen sensation Drew Hunter lowered his high school national record in the indoor mile by finishing in 3:57.81 at the Millrose Games on Saturday. The Virginia native finished fourth in a professional and college-level field Saturday at the Armory in New York City after opting not to enter the headlining Wanamaker Mile.
Hunter ran a 3:58.25 mile on the same track two weeks earlier.
Having already led the Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak High boys cross country team to a Nike Cross National championship in December, Stanford recruit Isaac Cortes added a Millrose Games championship in the high school mile to his trophy case by the narrowest of margins.
Cortes sat fifth entering the bell lap and won in 4:09.87, a hundredth of a second better than Carthage's Noah Affolder. Aidan Tooker of Saratoga (4:10.20) and Conor Lundy of Fordham Prep (4:10.68) rounded out the top four.
Cortes opted to travel east after this season's California indoor state meet was canceled.
Making up for lost time: The new football staff at Syracuse University got off to an awkward start earlier this month by not using any of its scholarships on New York seniors, instead concentrating on Midwestern prospects the staff had been chasing while still at Bowling Green.
This weekend, the Orange started making inroads toward luring New Yorkers by inviting several prospects to a big recruiting weekend for underclassmen.
Scout.com's preview indicated at least five players from the state were scheduled to attend. One of them was Buffalo Bennett linebacker Isaiah McDuffie, who already committed in 2015 while Doug Marrone was still the head coach.
Dino Babers' staff brought in four others to take a look around and check out the men's basketball game vs. Pittsburgh: Fairport offensive guard Kyle Schreiner, Shoreham-Wading River offensive tackle Ethan Wiederkehr (whose father played on the line for SU), and Syracuse CBA prospects Noah Jordan-Williams (wide receiver) and Dan Damico (linebacker).
Two soccer changes OK'd: The soccer rules committee of the National Federation of State High School Associations has approved a new interpretation of the sport's offside rule for next season.