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Monday, Jan. 11, 2010: J-D and CBA kick off rivalry week Wednesday
   Leading off today: Here's a cure for the post-holiday, pre-exam blues: Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy, Section 3 rivals located less than three miles apart outside Syracuse, will compete alongside or against each other 13 times over four days this week.

   The schools field combined squads in ice hockey, boys swimming and wrestling but are spirited combatants in a number of other sports. The rivalry is so good that Time Warner will cablecast their boys and girls varsity basketball games locally this week.

   The schedule kicks off Wednesday when the indoor track teams compete at the George Constantino Memorial Invitational and with Thursday's hockey game vs. Corcoran.

   Girls basketball and boys basketball take the spotlight on Thursday and Friday night, respectively, and there's also a swim meet vs. Mexico on Friday.

   On Saturday, the wrestling team is at Marcellus, the hockey team takes on Watertown Immaculate Heart and there's also a boys freshman basketball game in the morning.

   Turning heads: Did Dartmouth steal itself a quarterback? That's what people are asking following Cole Marcoux's fourth-quarter performance Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

   Marcoux, a Fieldston School senior named to the New York State Sportswriters Association Class B second team last week, impressed observers with two TD passes and several nicely thrown balls while finishing 5-for-8 for 99 yards (plus a two-point conversion) in less than a quarter of work.

   Marcoux made the roster by winning a television contest as a last-minute replacement. He won out over seven other QBs on "The Ride," a FOX Sports reality show after being noticed at a camp in Philadelphia last spring.

   "I really wanted this for myself, to compete and stack myself up against everyone else," he told The American-Statesman in Austin, Texas. "The week of practice was just as much of a moment for me as today's game was. Today went unbelievably well and I'm really happy and feel blessed that it did go that way."

   Marcoux was 2-for-2 on his first drive, capped off by a 50-yard catch-and-run with wideout Ivan McCartney. Following a successful onside kick, he threw 16 yards to tight end Gerald Christian for another score and then threw the conversion pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz.

   "I watched him throw the first touchdown and then I watched the second touchdown and I am like, 'Why didn't this kid start? Why hasn't he been out there?'" East defen-

  
sive tackle and Florida recruit Sharrif Floyd told Rivals.com. "He turned out to be the top quarterback. It doesn't get any better than that for him."

   Green in the mix: The Post-Standard confirmed a rumor that's been out there that former NFL standout Tim Green is a candidate for the vacant football coaching job at Skaneateles.

   AD Richard Pound did not identify the other candidates. John King resigned after going 1-7 in his sixth season.

   There’s really nothing to discuss right now. I have to wait and let the process take its course and see how it turns out,” Green, an All-American at Syracuse University, told the paper.

   Green's son Troy transferred from Skaneateles last year to Baldwinsville, where he played quarterback for the junior varsity. Green still has a home in Skaneateles.

   Beacon staying put: Officials with the Beacon City School District have ceased pursuing a plan to move from Section 1 to Section 9, The Poughkeepsie Journal reported last week.

   "It was a significant increase in transportation costs that our board and superintendent thought didn't make this the right time to make the move," AD Eric Romanino said. "Competitively, it was a better move for us, but with the state of the economy, I completely understand the reasons why the decision was made."

   Beacon began investigated a move over dissatisfaction with the recent Section 1 realignment into geography-dictated divisions for most sports. Beacon faces the prospect of playing in a division that includes the much larger John Jay, Ketcham and Mahopac.

   The Section 9 vote on approving Beacon as a new member would have taken place tomorrow.

   Extra points: Mitch Kierpiec, a 2004 all-state football player for Fonda-Fultonville, was one of two people ticketed for snowmobiling while intoxicated after both suffered injuries in crashes Saturday in Glen, Montgomery County, The Times Union reported. Kierpiec, who was also ticketed for unlawful possession of marijuana, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital with serious injuries, police said. Martin Kierpiec said Sunday his son's condition was improving. . . . Achraf Yacoubou scored 37 points Saturday as Class A No. 5 Long Island Lutheran escaped with a triple-OT boys basketball win vs. Thomas Edison from Queens. . . . No, 2 Iona Prep will have Brian Voelkel back Friday for a Class A clash with No. 6 Mount St. Michael's (riding an 11-game winning streak), the NYSSWA's Joe Glus reports. Voekel served a two-game suspension for a Dec. 17 ejection vs. Bishop Ford.


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