WAC volleyball all-stars honored

Galway's Hayley Martin, Brittany Orminski and Emily Orminski were named the Western Athletic Conference Northern Division's most valuable hitter, defender and setter of the year, respectively, as the league released its 2012 volleyball all-star teams.

Martin and Emily Orminski were Northern Division first-team all-stars, along with Mayfield's Nicole Little, Canajoharie's Shyanna Logan and the Saratoga Central Catholic duo of Meghan McDonough and overall WAC Most Valuable Player Natalie Pikus.

The Northern Division second team consisted of Mayfield's Karissa Morey, Fort Plain's Shawna Cotton, Canajoharie's Abbey Dearwester, Galway's Emily Zawisa and Saratoga Catholic's Erin Thornton and Sierra Matthews.

Cetnar records hole-in-one at Muni

Rick Cetnar aced the 16th hole to lead recent action at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course.

Cetnar recorded his hole-in-one using a 7-iron on the 150-yard 16th while playing in a foursome with Joe Emmanuele, Frank Riley and Ron Barone.

Also at Muni, Dean Salak posted an eagle on the 10th hole.

Top teams hold in AP men's hoops poll

The opening weekend of the 2012-13 college basketball season did little to change The Associated Press' Top 25.

Led by Indiana and Louisville, the first seven teams in the initial regular-season poll were the same as the preseason Top 25. The Hoosiers (1-0) were again a solid No. 1, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Louisville (1-0) was No. 1 on 18 ballots.

Kentucky (1-0), which received one first-place vote, was third, followed by Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina State and Kansas.

Syracuse and Duke swapped places at eighth and ninth and Florida again rounded out the top 10.

The only newcomer to the poll is Connecticut (1-0), which jumped in at No. 23 after beating then-No. 14 Michigan State (0-1) in a game played in Germany. Florida State (0-1), which lost 76-71 to South Alabama, dropped out from 25th.

Free agents reject $13.3M contracts

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Josh Hamilton, B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse were among nine free agents who turned down $13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday as the annual general managers' meetings ended and team officials headed home for what figures to be a busy month of negotiations.

Also rejecting the one-year guaranteed offers were the New York Yankees' trio of Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Hiroki Kuroda, along with David Ortiz, Michael Bourn and Adam LaRoche.

Under baseball's new labor contract, all the deadlines of the business season have been speeded up in an attempt to prompt quicker decisions before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.