Leading off today:
Dane Clark has decided to retire as baseball coach of Fort Ann in the aftermath of his third NYSPHSAA championship there, The Post-Star reported
Clark, 281-91 at Fort Ann since 1990, won seven Section 2 championships and state titles in 2010, 2013 and this spring.
More coaching moves: Dominick DeMatteo will be coaching football at his third school in three years beginning this fall. DeMatteo, the former Arlington coach who spent last season at Nyack, will teach and coach at Mahopac.
DeMatteo, a Mahopac resident, replaces first-year coach Mark Langella and inherits a team that went 3-6 last fall.
• Spackenkill boys basketball coach Tom Bell is stepping down to join the staff at SUNY New Paltz.
Counting time as the girls basketball coach at Poughkeepsie and as an assistant at Spackenkill, Bell coached high schools for 27 seasons. He guided Spackenkill to the Section 9 Class B championship last season.
• LeRoy's school board has approved the appointment of Matt Weinman as boys basketball coach. Rick Rapone was dropped as the Oatkan Knights' coach late in his third season.
• Westfield baseball coach Doug Kaltenbach has retired after a 30-year career.
Heading to prep school: Elijah Buchanan, who had a huge senior basketball season at Mount St. Michael culminating in his selection as first-team all-state in Class AA, has opted for prep school in the fall.
Buchanan, who averaged 22.4 points a game as a senior, will attend Woodstock Academy in Connecticut in a bid to raise his recruiting profile. He received interest from the likes of Manhattan and Quinnipiac this winter and spring. More recently, Fordham and UMass have made contact.
Heading to college: Cardinal Hayes wide receiver Elijah Jones announced on Twitter that he has committed to Boston College.
The 6-foot-3 rising senior, had attracted at least 10 other offers in recent months, including Maryland, Purdue and Rutgers.
Following up: Having acknowledged Quentin Holmes being selected by the Cleveland Indians 64th overall earlier this week, here's how some other New York seniors fared in the Major League Baseball draft:
• Right-handed pitcher Charlie Neuweiler, Holmes' teammate at Monsignor McClancy, went to the Kansas City Royals in the fifth round.
• Jason Pineda, a first baseman at James Monroe in the PSAL, was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 17th round.
• Lancaster outfielder L.G. Castillo was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round.
• Poly Prep right-handed pitcher Nick Storz was taken by the Detroit Tigers in the 31st round.
• Ward Melville right-handed pitcher Benjamin Brown was taken in the 33rd round by the Philadelphia Phillies, who also took right-handed pitcher Brian Morrell of Shoreham-Wading River in the 35th.
• The New York Mets took Bayside third baseman Daniel Alfonzo in the 38th round.