along. The CHSAA doesn’t plan to institute similar restrictions, and the Ivy League (the largest NYC private-school circuit) hasn't talked about the issue yet.
Oh, deer: The only way this story could have been any better is if the athlete's first name was Bambi.
Sarah Glidden, a sophomore runner for Hortonville, Wis., literally ran into some bad luck last week at the Division 1 cross country sectional at Wausau's 9-Mile County Forest course. With a little more than 100 meters to go in the 4K race. she was
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knocked over by an antlerless deer that suddenly darted from the woods.
Glidden was knocked off stride but stayed on her feet and kept going. She finished 18th, which wasn't good enough to qualify for the state meet, and suffered a minor leg bruise.
Weekly awards: Pelham junior setter Lauren Keller was selected the MaxPreps/American Volleyball Coaches Association state player of the week.
Keller amassed 35 assists, five digs and six aces in three games last week.
Sectionals must be here: Two annual complaints reared their head in the last week or so.
In Section 1, the topic was seedings in the girls tennis tournament, where there are questions as to whether Westchester County players are unfairly seeded too high at the expense of other competitors.
According to The Journal News, some Rockland County coaches say they the perception that their players cannot compete with their Westchester counterparts is unfounded. They say their players receive tougher draws than they deserve.
And in Nassau and Suffolk counties, the dreaded power rankings in football were an issue down the stretch for reasons far too complicated to summarize here. Let it suffice to say, however, that it doesn't make much sense to set up conferences that are so large that schools only play around half of the other teams.
Extra points: Abraham Lincoln lineman Ishaq Williams, the state's most coveted football prospect, has his college choice narrowed to USC, Syracuse, Penn State, Notre Dame and Alabama, The New York Post reported. If Syracuse looks out of place on the list, considered that it is the alma mater of his parents, Shaun and Anastasia, who met there.
Whitehall's football season ended Saturday with a loss to Rensselaer in Section 2 Class D, but junior QB Codie Basque isn't done with sports for the season. He left after the game for Park City, Utah, where he is attending a two-week FIBT bobsled drivers' school as he bids for a spot on the U.S. Junior National team in two-man bobsled, The Post-Star reported.