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Maple Grove shines in NYSSWA's All-Sport Championship

Maple Grove defended its title as the top Class D program in the state as determined by the New York State Sportswriters Association's second annual All-Sport Championship.

The NYSSA takes the state championship results of all New York State Public High School Athletic Association events (New York City schools and Catholic schools not in the NYSPHSAA are not included) to determine overall champions in each class.

Maple Grove's overall title was driven by its boys program, which also topped the Class D boys list for the second straight year (this season it tied with Fort Ann and Chazy). Last year Maple Grove won the state football championship and made the final four in basketball; this year the Red Dragons won the basketball title.

Section VI teams which won state championships were also among the top-rated programs.

East Aurora was the top-rated Class B girls program thanks in large part to its state title in cross country -- that also put EA fourth in the overall Class B standings.

Clymer, which won the girls basketball championship in Class D, finished in a tie for first in the girls' D standings.

Eden and City Honors tied for third among Class B girls due to their state volleyball titles (City Honors won the volleyball title in Class C, but the All-Sport Championships used the basketball classifications as a universal guide -- in hoops, City Honors is a B). 

On the boys side, Southwestern's state title in football helped it to a tie for third in Class B. In Class C, state basketball champ OTC-Middle College and state football champ Randolph were among four schools tied for second.  

Check out the link above for more details on the rating system as well as state-wide results for boys and girls.

---Keith McShea

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