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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016: Mexico boys pull off soccer shocker

   Leading off today: Freshman Buddy Ruby scored on a header in the second overtime as Mexico scored a 1-0 upset of state-ranked East Syracuse Minoa in boys soccer Thursday.

   Mexico came into the game with a 3-6 record. ESM was on a nine-game unbeaten streak to start the season and ranked ninth in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   "I told the boys going into the second overtime that we would have chances to counterattack," Tigers coach James McKenna told Syracuse.com. "The kids thoroughly enjoyed the win and I don't know if there are too many Mexico kids that have felt what we felt tonight."

   Following up: On Tuesday, all 18 members of the World of Inquiry boys soccer team kneeled for the national anthem before a game at Aquinas. On Wednesday, Rochester City School District administrators sent a note home with the athletes, encouraging parents to talk through the issue and make sure family members were on the same page.

   On Thursday, World of Inquiry played at Bishop Kearney and seven members of the team stood at attention for the "Star-Spangled Banner" before the contest, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

   Players and coach Rich Paufler declined to speak with reporters following a 2-1 victory, the paper reported.

   "Our basic premise is this, is that everybody has an individual right," WOI Principal Sheelarani Webster said earlier in the day at a news conference. "We want to make sure that individual right is an informed decision and that other peoples' perspectives also are respected.

   "We will try to do our best to make sure that our boys continue to be dignified and respectful."

   Rochester talk show host Bob Lonsberry, who has plenty of contacts across the region, tweeted this on Friday:

   This weekend, Part 1: Here's the Week 5 schedule for the state's ranked football teams.

   This weekend, Part 2: The Affolder brothers are back ... for a day, anyway

   Carthage's Noah and Sam Affolder placed first and third, respectively in the seeded AA race at the McQuaid Invitational last fall in Rochester. Though they have since moved out of New York, the Affolders will be back Saturday representing Carlisle (Pa.) High in the seeded AAA race, the day's big event at the McQuaid Invitational.

   They'll be up against Liverpool standouts Ty Brownlow and Stevie Schulz and Corning's Kevin Moshier, coming off a monster run last weekend on the course that will host the NYSPHSAA championships later this season.

   The boys seeded AA race is traditionally a brawl involving multiple ranked New York squads and Canadian invaders. Some combination of Ian Russ (East Aurora), Nathan

  
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Lawler (Pittsford Mendon), Patrick Dye (Jamesville-Dewitt), Paul Dellinger (Brighton), Conor Hughes (Fordham Prep) and Canadian entrant Callum MacGregor could be leaning for the tape at the finish line, and you can be sure a couple of very good teams are going to have to eat 200 points and finish outside the top six.

   On the move: The Mary Louis Academy has bolstered its basketball lineup for the upcoming season with the addition of 5-foot-9 point guard Jordan Nixon.

   Nixon was a fourth-team all-state player last season in Class C for Horace Mann, but interest exploded over the summer, with club coach Walter Welsh saying her offers now include Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee and Virginia.

   Keep an eye on this story: A former baseball coach in Florida has been accused of illegally recruiting and housing players from Mexico and Puerto Rico in an end run of Florida High School Athletic Association rules.

   Former Miami Springs coach Rudy Camejo Jr. is accused of housing four former Miami Springs and Southridge baseball players who came to the school district from Mexico and Puerto Rico. The teens allegedly resided in a rented home during the 2015 season after being recruited by Camejo himself.

   The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of the Inspector General determined that Camejo may have been involved in the migration of 14 prep players since he began coaching in 1983, including the four in question from the 2015 season. Two other coaches in the district were also implicated.


  
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