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Saturday, May 27, 2017: Forestville is Franklinville ace's unlucky 13th victim

   Leading off today: Junior Ally Haskell hurled the 13th no-hitter of her career Friday, striking out 13 batters as Franklinville defeated Forestville 6-0 in the Section 6 Class D softball semifinals.

   "Forestville had a pretty good game plan. They tried to bunt her a whole lot," Franklinville coach Allan Dunlap told The Buffalo News. "Teams are trying to do that more and more. She's pretty hard to hit. She moves the ball well, hits her spots and pitches her breaking ball pretty well."

   Marissa Diescher holds the NYSPHSAA record of 27 career no-hitters from 2007-11 for Livingston Manor.

   Offensively for Franklinville, Katie Michaelis drove in three runs, going 2-for-3 with a home run.

   More softball: Maureen Murphy's two-out single in the top of the 11th inning drove home the winning run for Tully in a 2-1 win over Cooperstown in the Section 3 Class C quarterfinals.

   Murphy threw out Cooperstown's potential winning run at the plate to end the 10th inning.

   Pitcher Amanda Bielecki went all 11 innings, allowing only three hits and one walk while striking out 11. Hawkeyes starter Maria Noto struck out 17 and did not walk a batter in her 11 innings.

   Milestone: Brandon Hage's walk-off single propelled Cooperstown over Little Falls 10-9 in the Section 3 Class C quarterfinals and gave coach Frank Miosek his 300th career victory in baseball.

   Miosek is in his 27th season at Cooperstown.

   Hage and Dante Wellman drove in a pair of runs apiece. Taylor Price scored four runs.

   Title No. 40: Yorktown won its seventh consecutive Section 1 boys lacrosse championship -- and 40th overall -- with a 14-6 win over John Jay Cross River in Class B.

   "This never gets old," Huskers attackman Kyle Casey said. "It gets better and better with each one, especially this one, in my senior year."

   Anthony Altimari won 21 faceoffs and attackman Justin Cavallo scored five goals. Jamison Embury added four goals in the victory.

   "I think we'd be judged (harshly) in Yorktown if we didn't win this game," Casey told The Journal News. "This is our seventh in a row. We didn't want to be one of those teams that ended up with a loss in the sectional final."

   Kellenberg advances: Sean Crotty's goal with 8:26 left gave Kellenberg a two-score lead in its 11-9 boys lacrosse victory over Iona Prep in the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional championship. The tally came 1:30 after Jack Leghart's goal broke a 7-7 tie.

   Leghart added his third goal of the game with 3:04 remaining to give the Firebirds a 10-8 lead.

   P.J. Argiros won 18 of 24 faceoffs for Kellenberg.

   "P.J. helps us so much," Crotty said. "We can't have many wins without P.J."

   Kellenberg will take on Buffalo St. Joseph's on Tuesday in pursuit of the program's first state championship.

   Girls lacrosse: There are no unbeatens left in the state this season following Brighton's 8-6 loss to Webster Thomas in the Section 5 Class B semifinals.


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  •    Mary Soures had three goals and one assist, and Emily Glagolev had two goals and two assists for the Titans, who got 11 saves from Hayley Barrett.

       A quadruple for Lee: Shoreham-Wading River's Katherine Lee, who's outstanding junior year was knocked off track by an ankle injury during the Millrose Games, is clearly back in top form.

       She won four Section 11 Division III championships, completing the quadruple with victories in the 1,500 meters and 3,200 relay on the second day of event at Ward Melville.

       Lee, who missed six weeks after the Millrose mishap, took the 1,500 in 4:28.62. On Tuesday, Lee won the 800 in 2:11.33 and the 3,000 in 9:58.52.

       "It was really tough on me, especially mentally," she told Newsday. "I had never taken off that long from running. ... I got out of shape. It was really tough coming back, but I'm on the way."

       Lee's performance helped Shoreham-Wading River win the Division III team title.

       More track: Remember this name: Valley Stream Central seventh-grader Olivia Miller won the 100 meters in the Section 8 Class AA championships in :12.51.

       "This is all new to me," Miller said. "But at the same time, it's great to beat 12th-, 11th- and 10th-graders that have been doing this for a while."

        • Rush-Henrietta's amazing Sammy Watson clocked 2:01.47 for third place in the 800 meters Friday at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore. Charlene Lipsey won in 1:59.87.

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