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Saturday, May 14, 2017: J-D earns overtime lacrosse win vs. Victor

   Leading off today: Senior Joseph Kiesa scored 30 seconds into overtime to lift Jamesville-DeWitt a 9-8 victory over Victor in boys lacrosse Saturday.

   Kiesa (two goals) scored off a feed from Casey Platenik. Ryan Archer and Griffin Cook scored three goals apiece for the Red Rams. Goalie Bennett Chirco had 11 saves in the victory.

   The teams were the NYSPHSAA champions in their respective classes a year ago, with each moving down a class this spring as the tournament expands to four classes. Victor is ranked fourth in Class B and J-D is second in third.

   "It's great timing for us, to play a team like that and win it," J-D coach Jamie Archer told Syracuse.com. "It was a great game -- hard-fought all the way through."

   Loucks Games: North Rockland freshman Katelyn Tuohy shook off a cold rain to wire the field in the girls championship mile in 4:49.43.

   Junior Katherine Lee of Shoreham-Wading River was second in 4:52.91 as she continued a comeback from a mid-February injury at the Millrose Games that wrecked the conclusion of her indoor season.

   Fairport's Ben Bulkeley won the boys mile in 4:21.30 seconds to edge Mason Gatewood (4:21.38) of St. Anthony's.

   New Rochelle's Olivia Morgan was selected the meet's outstanding female field athlete after putting up a score of 3,205 points in the pentathlon. Morgan PR'd in the shot put (32-04.25) and 100 hurdles (:15.12).

    • Cary Smith and Dr. Stan B. Dawkins were presented the Eleanor Loucks Memorial Award for service to the Games, with each having officiated all 50 Loucks meets.

   More track: Rush-Henrietta senior Sammy Watson warmed up with a 2:06 leg in the 3,200 relay and then won the girls 800 in 2:04.88 at her school's own invitational for the nation's top scholastic time this spring.

   O-A ceremony: Oakfield-Alabama dedicated its baseball field in the memory of coach Dan Gilbert, who died March 1 at the age of 47.

   Gilbert was a 1987 graduate of O-A and returned after college to be a teacher's aid and special ed instructor. After a stint in another job, he returned and became a teacher and coach.

   L.I. soccer figure dies: Former Brentwood boys soccer coach Bill Lown died Wednesday at the age of 82. Lown was varsity coach in Brentwood for 10 seasons and was the school's AD and Suffolk County soccer chairman from 1990-99.

   Lown was inducted into the New York State Soccer Hall of Fame in 1998.

   Still streaking: The Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh girls lacrosse team won its ninth consecutive Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland conference crown and finished its eighth straight perfect season with a 12-9 victory against Towson (Md.) Notre Dame Prep.

   The win extended McDonogh's streak to 177 straight victories.

  
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   Everybody just thinks we're a machine or whatever," McDonogh coach Chris Robinson said, "but we're humans and that NDP team is as talented as any high school team I've ever seen and they're pushing the envelope of women's lacrosse also."

   New event: Eight teams will play in the inaugural Geico High School Lacrosse Nationals tournament for boys squads in Washington, D.C., from May 28-30.

   All seven games will be available via the WatchESPN app.

   There are no New York teams lined up to participate.

   "With the popularity of lacrosse growing nationwide, we are excited to introduce this prestigious post-season event in the tradition of the Dick's Nationals (basketball) and the GEICO Bowl Series (football)," Rashid Ghazi of organizer Partner Paragon Marketing Group said in a statement. "The beauty of this tournament is that it provides players, coaches and fans the opportunity to end their season against top-ranked teams from across the country on a nationally televised stage."

   Barrier breaker: Hunter Woodhall, a double amputee who received little recruiting interest in the fall despite winning a pair of Paralympics medals in Rio de Janeiro picked Arkansas on Friday and will be the first "blade runner" to compete for the Razorbacks and in the Southeastern Conference.

   Woodhall has lowered the Utah state record in the 400 meters to :46.56 and ran a PR time of :21.52 in the 200 on Thursday.


  
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