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Sunday, April 23, 2017: No. 1 Cold Spring Harbor keeps rolling

   Leading off today: Senior Ian Laviano scored four goals and added five assists as Cold Spring Harbor routed host North Shore 14-3 in boys lacrosse Saturday between the state's top-ranked Class C teams.

   Laviano, a Virginia recruit, upped his season totals to 34 goals and 53 points as top-ranked Cold Spring Harbor improved to 10-0.

   Senior midfielder Matt Licciardi had three assists and leads Nassau with 37 assists. Senior midfielder Taylor Strough had two goals and leads the county with 35 goals.

   "Today we played with energy," Cold Spring Harbor coach Dennis Bonn told Newsday. "When we do that, we're a special team."

   Chaminade prevails: Jake Sexton had five goals for Chaminade in an 11-10 victory over Yorktown.

   Pat Kavanaugh added three goals and one assist for the Flyers, ranked No. 1 in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   Jamison Embury had four goals and one assist for Yorktown, the state's No. 4 squad in Class B.

   More boys lacrosse: Orchard Park used a three-goal run beginning late in the third quarter to surge ahead for good as the reigning Section 6 Class A champion defeated defending Class B champ Hamburg 10-7.

   Six players scored for Orchard Park, with Logan Collins' man-up goal in the third quarter giving the Quakers the lead for good in the first meeting between the perennial Western New York powers since 2005. Pat Sullivan and Cayden Collins followed to give OP its biggest lead of the game with 8:19 left.

   "It was just a good, hard-fought lacrosse game between two teams and we came out on top," OP coach Larry Catalano told The Buffalo News. "We shared the ball and we got good execution."

   The teams will meet again May 15.

   "It's still good for the area (that we played each other)," Hamburg coach Jerry Severino said. "Now everybody is going to wonder what happens in the second game. We wanted good competition and we got it. We'll be looking to even the scales."

   Girls lacrosse: Mount Sinai scored seven second-half goals, including three by Meaghan Tyrrell, to defeat Syracuse CBA 9-4.

   CBA is the state's top-ranked Class A team. Mount Sinai is No. 4 in Class C.

   CBA led 3-2 at halftime.

   Friday baseball: Genesee Valley senior Carson Werner struck out 19 batters and threw a no-hitter to defeat Canaseraga 8-0.

   "Nineteen strikeouts later, it was a dominating performance on the mound," Genesee Valley coach John Zlomek told The Daily Reporter. "He was flawless, just really sound."

   NCAA rule change: It didn't receive a lot of attention, but a rule recently adopted by the NCAA could hinder high school coaches looking to move up to the collegiate level.

  
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   The legislation prevents Football Bowl Subdivision schools from filling non-field coaching jobs with people who are close to a prospective student-athlete for a two-year period before and after the student's anticipated and actual enrollment at the school.

   Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy physical conditioning coach Dave Ballou was among the first to get tripped up by the rule. He was set to be hired at Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish have three underclassmen on their roster who went to IMG, and Notre Dame is in the running for several IMG students who begin their senior season in the fall.

   The legislation was made retroactive to Jan. 18. Ballou and Notre Dame had an agreement in principle before that but the official hire wasn't announced until Jan. 30.

   Ballou went back to Bradenton this spring until the situation could be resolved, and he finally received clearance from the NCAA to take the job in South Bend.

   "Nowadays, the trend has been the off-the-field job as a recruiting guy or analyst or QC (quality control) position," Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha football coach Elijah Brooks said. "Now, a high school guy, unless you're a head coach who has great connections, it's going to be tough getting a job in college."

   Said UNLV coach Tony Sanchez, who made the leap from Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High: "To me, it's a right-to-work issue. If I cannot hire somebody and pay them $100,000 and they're making $55,000 as a high school football coach, that's a chance to better their life. How is that constitutionally OK? I probably know as many high school coaches as anybody."


  
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