Leading off today:
Corning seniors Jessica Lawson and Kevin Moshier produced the fastest overall times Saturday at the McDaniel-Baxter Invitational at Chenango Valley State Park, which will host the NYSPHSAA Championships later this season.
Lawson, the 2015 Federation champion, won her five-kilometer race in 17:26.4. The day's next fastest girls times belonged to North Rockland's Katelyn Tuohy (17:45.9), Webster Thomas' Amanda Vestri (18:15.0) and Fayetteville-Manlius' Claire Walters (18:15.1), the Class A champion in last fall's NYSPHSAA Class A race.
Moshier won his race in 15:41.6, solidly ahead of the times put up by Liverpool seniors Ty Brownlow (15:52.1) and Stephen Schulz (15:55.3).
A look at the merge shows Corning's boys winning with 104 points and a five-man average of 16:19.6. Saratoga (167) and Fayetteville-Manlius (206) rounded out the top three.
In girls team merge results, F-M dominated with 58 points and an 18:44.2 average. North Rockland and Corning were next with 128 and 201 points, respectively.
Remember him? Noah Affolder ran Pennsylvania's fastest high school cross country 5K in at least a decade when he won his school's invitational in 14:47.0.
Affolder, is running for Carlisle (Pa.) this fall after moving from Upstate New York over the summer. As a Carthage junior last fall, he won his second NYSPHSAA individual title.
Boys soccer: Theo Cowett cashed in an overtime rebound to lead Ithaca to a 2-1 win over Vestal in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference showdown between unbeatens.
Ithaca is ranked ninth in the state in Class AA and Vestal is seventh in Class A.
Cowett converted with 6:34 left in OT after Mason Todhunter's direct kick. Todhunter's goal off of a direct kick midway through the second half had tied the score at 1.
A resolution in North Tonawanda: A tense, awkward situation in Section 6 appears to have been resolved, wnyathletics.com reported.
The website had reported Thursday on allegations that one or more members of the North Tonawanda boys varsity soccer team had been bullying teammate Kyle Toth. Actions against the destruction of personal property.
The player's mother staged a sit-in on the field during warmups Thursday as North Tonawanda prepared to take on Grand Island.
With multiple getting involved over the next 48 hours, the Toth family has come away feeling its concerns were heard and properly addressed, the website reported. Teammates expressed support for Toth, another player admitted his role in at least one of the misdeeds and school officials communicated with the family and the media.