Leading off today:
Dan Barrow scored the go-ahead goal with 2:32 remaining to lift Victor
to a 7-5 triumph against Ward Melville for the NYSPHSAA boys Class A lacrosse championship Saturday.
The Blue Devils, who have won 44 consecutive games, won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B crown a year ago.
Ward Melville took a 5-4 lead as Connor Grippe scored with 5:08 left in the third quarter and Eddie Munoz connected 55 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Victor's Jamie Trimboli tied the game with 5:01 left, then Barrow scored less than two and a half minutes later. After a hard-fought faceoff win by T.D. Ierlan, the Blue Devils got insurance in the form of Max Lambert's goal with 1:48 remaining.
The Blue Devils averaged 16 goals a game entering the final but trailed 3-1 at the half.
Boys Class B: Jamesville-DeWitt played a dominating fourth quarter and defeated Yorktown 9-6 for its first championship since going back-to-back in 2010-11.
Junior attackman Ryan Archer paced the Red Rams with three goals and two assists. Senior Grayson Burns registered a hat trick and Griffin Cook connected twice.
Yorktown had won two previous finals against J-D, which has now won four NYSPHSAA titles.
"It's very difficult," J-D coach Jamie Archer told Syracuse.com. "We've done it a few times, and every time you win it you don't know when you're going to get back. That's what makes it so special."
Red Rams junior Jack Mulvihill won the first five faceoffs of the fourth quarter as J-D extended its one-goal lead to an 8-5 margin, and Burns did all of his scoring in the final 12 minutes.
"It's the fourth quarter of your senior year," Burns said. "You've only got so much time left, so you've got to just let everything go at that point."
Yorktown coach David Marr was ejected with 1:31 left after being hit with his second unsportsmanlike penalty after vehemently protesting an offsides call.
Boys Class C: Cold Spring Harbor cruised to a 15-4 win over Penn Yan to capture a second straight state title at Middletown High School.
CSH led 10-1 at halftime. Kevin Winkoff (three goals) and Ian Laviano (four goals, one assist) each scored two goals in the first quarter and the Seahawks scored four times in the final 2:07 to lead 5-1 after the opening 12 minutes.
"We came out on fire today, throughout the whole game we were on fire," Laviano told Newsday. "We didn't let them get any breathing room. We just put pedal to the metal."
Defensively, Cold Spring Harbor limited Penn Yan to eight goals under its season average.
"(They) all did such a great job defensively to hold a very good team to four goals is something to be said," Seahawks coach Dennis Bonn said.
Girls Class A: Emily Ehle scored three times and Madison Cook and Rachel Ziemba each connected twice to help Syracuse CBA complete its perfect season with an 11-6 win vs. Pittsford in Cortland.
In the past five seasons, CBA has won NYSPHSAA championships in Class C (2011), Class B (2013) and now Class A.
"We wanted to be undefeated the entire season," Cook told Syracuse.com. "Right from game one to now, it's been three long months of practices. I couldn't be more proud of the team I'm on. Being undefeated and being state champs, it's unbelievable."
CBA rattled off the first four goals of the game from four different players -- Amanda Fess, Olivia Penoyer, Ehle and Cook.
"We had such a deep team," Cook said. "Everyone on the team can produce. That was the best start we could