Here is the Holbrook Heating & Air Conditioning Top 10 for the week of June 8…..

  1. Two Section III boys lacrosse teams are playing for state championships today on Long Island. There’s Marcellus trying to snatch the Class D title from Cold Spring Harbor in a rematch of the 2023 final after two lospided state tournament wins, while J-D seeks its sixth state title in Class C, taking on Bayport-Blue Point and also looking to atone for a defeat in this same game a year ago..
  2. Then there’s the girls lacrosse state final four at SUNY-Cortland, with four Section III teams involved after a regional sweep. Class A has C-NS taking on Suffern in the state semifinals on Friday right before the Class B game where West Genesee, who lost in the semifinals a year ago, took on another Section I team, Greeley, both looking to advance to finals on Saturday afternoon…
  3. On Friday morning, it would be Fulton waking up early to play in the girls lacrosse state Class C semifinal at SUNY-Cortland against Section I’s Rye, joined in the state final four by South Jefferson in Class D as the Spartans would take on perennial power Bronxville in its semifinal game. Both the Red Dragons and Spartans are looking for their first state championships….
  4. Four Section III baseball teams went to Binghamton seeking state titles. J-D, a first-time state final four participant in Class A, meets Maine-Endwell in the state semifinals, while in Class B Little Falls is opposed by Taconic Hills. Pulaski makes a push for the Class C state title, meeting Chatham in the semifinals, while Oriskany must beat Hadley Luzerne to have a chance at the state Class D title.
  5. A rough regional round for Section III softball teams had just one survivor – Marcellus, who rallied past Susquehanna Valley in the regional finals. The Mustangs meet Wellsville in the semifinals Friday night after Liverpool (AAA), Whitesboro (AA), Camden (A), Sandy Creek (C) and Sackets Harbor (D) all were turned back, the Patriots in a tough 3-2 defeat to Chateaugay….
  6. Other teams that suffered tough defeats included CBA baseball, who gave up six runs in the seventh inning to Shenendehowa 11-10, and West Genesee boys lacrosse, who saw Vestal come from behind to beat them 6-5 with a goal in the last seconds of regulation. Liverpool’s boys lacrosse team beat Corning in the regionals but lost in the state semifinals Wednesday to Rochester McQuaid 10-5…
  7. At C-NS this weekend the state track and field championships take place. Many Section III athletes are favored to medal and one, Onondaga’s Keahra Rodriguez, who is the top qualifier in the girls Division II triple jump. Rome Free Academy’s Imani Pugh is a favorite in the pentathlon and several members of CBA’s state championship football team could medal in sprint races and relays….
  8. At last weekend’s NYSPHSAA golf championships, the best Section III finish came on the girls side at Rexford from Sauquoit Valley’s Kamryn Yerman, who tied for sixth with a 149 as Albany Academy’s Kennedy Swedick won for the third year in a row. In Elmira, the boys state golf tournament had J-D’s Jackson Saroney managing a tie for 17th place shooting a two-day score of 149….
  9. And at New York City’s USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Cazenovia’s boys tennis team is in the state Division II final four for the third year in a row. On Friday morning the Lakers met Bronxville, the same team it lost to in this same round a year ago, attempting to reach the championship match later in the day against Friends Academy or Olean….
  10. Many new coaches have been named at prominent positions. J-D has new boys and girls basketball coaches, with former Red Rams player James Jones taking over the boys program and former Nottingham coach Randy Wright taking over the girls program. And at Homer, Greg Roskos replaces the retired Gary Podsiedlik after 11 seasons as a SUNY Cortland assistant…