Leading off today:
Cleaning out the notebook after wasting a chunk of the weekend on stuff that didn't pan out:
Resignation: Brian Kiszewski has resigned from his post as executive director of the Monsignor Martin Association, multiple athletic directors told The Buffalo News.
Canisius AD Jim Mauro confirmed that Kiszewski stepped down Friday via email sent to ADs and principals, the paper reported. According to another athletic director, Kiszewski did not provide a reason for the resignation.
Kiszewski was caught in hopeless circumstances in the aftermath of the Week 6 fight that stopped the game between St. Joseph's and Bishop Timon-St. Jude in the second quarter.
The league was unable to issue a quick decision on the status of the game and disciplinary measures. Once the decisions were announced, a brand of anarchy prevailed at St. Joe's, where players threatened to boycott Saturday's game vs. Canisius as a show of support for a suspended teammate.
The status of the protest was unclear as late as St. Joe's walk-through on Friday afternoon, as was the status of disciplined Bishop Timon players. The perception that the schools were in effect deciding which game their disciplined players would miss all but doomed Kiszewski.
In any case, the MMA still came through this with a big black eye. Changing executive directors won't help if the collective mindset doesn't also change.
Champions: Adam Busiello captured his second straight championship at the Super 32, a wrestling event in North Carolina that is one of the more prestigious warm-ups for the high school season.
The Eastport-South Manor star won the 113-pound division. He was joined at the top of the podium by Vito Arujau (Syosset, 132 pounds) and Louie DePrez (Hilton, 170). Greg Diakomihalis of Hilton was a finalist at 106 pounds.
School superlative: Abbie Seamans of Bolton had two goals and two assists Thursday in a 6-0 girls soccer win vs. Granville. The assists gave her the school's all-time record with 61 -- breaking the mark of her sister Olivia, now at Potsdam State.
The Post-Star reported Seamans is closing in on 100 career goals, sitting at 95 or 96 entering sectionals.
Give us a break: If you missed it (and consider yourself blessed if you did), The New York Times ran a rather fawning story about Bruce Eugene, let go as the football coach at Grand Street Campus less than a year after winning a PSAL championship at Yankee Stadium.
Eugene, 34, was fired amidst allegations of recruiting and enrollment violations, but most of the story is dedicated to his journey from high school star to college player to crusading coach single-handedly raising Grand Street from a dump to an athletic and academic force. (I've kind of exaggerated that last part but not by much.)
It's not until the second half of the story that the lengthy list of issues leading to the demise of Eugene's coaching tenure is addressed:
• Suspended two games to start the 2015 season after holding a scrimmage that violated PSAL rules.
• A series of questionable transfers, including last season's star quarterback.