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Friday, April 27, 2018: St. Anthony's downs Chaminade in lacrosse

   Leading off today: Junior Jake Bonomi scored six goals as No. 2 St. Anthony's defeated No. 3 Chaminade 12-8 on Thursday in a matchup of state-ranked boys lacrosse teams.

   Bonomi scored in the closing seconds of the first quarter to spark a 5-0 run that wiped out Chaminade's 4-0 lead.

   "That was a big goal," St. Anthony's coach Keith Wieczorek said. "It settled us down."

   Brennan O'Neill's second goal of the game gave the Friars their first lead two minutes into the third quarter. Chaminade's tied the contest off the ensuing faceoff before St. Anthony's countered with the next six goals for an 11-5 advantage with 7:58 to go.

   Bonomi scored three goals during the 6-0 run.

   Lacrosse milestone: Fulton junior Keara Patterson joined the 300-point club by assist on a Hailey Carroll goal during a 19-10 win vs. Central Square.

   Patterson racked up nine points in the game. She has 143 goals and 157 assists in her career.

   Carroll, a senior, has 231 goals and 68 assists, putting her one point away from joining Patterson as a 300-point scorer.

   Saratoga girls win DMR: Saratoga captured the girls distance medley relay at the Penn Relays for the first time since 2004 on the back of junior Kelsey Chmiel's dazzling anchor leg.

   Twins Carley and Samantha Vetter, Bethan Chilton and Chmiel won in 11:59.31. Chmiel took the baton in seventh place at Franklin Field in Philadelphia but recorded a 4:49.22 leg to hit the tape first.

   In field events action, Averill Park's Alana Carroll placed first in the pole vault with a height of 12-11½. Rush-Henrietta senior Lanae-Tava Thomas was second in the long jump at 20-1.75.

   Softball: Bishop Kearney's Emily Phelan pitched a pair of one-hitters with a combined 26 strikeouts as the Kings swept Lima Christian 9-0 and 3-0.

   Record-setting thief: Wheatland-Chili senior shortstop Hannah Callaghan broke the listed NYSPHSAA record for career stolen bases Tuesday during a loss to Pembroke.


   The swipe broke the mark of 128 set by Niagara-Wheatfield's Caitlin Attfield from 2008-2012.

   Callaghan is a two-time first-team all-state selection in girls soccer who will play that sport at the University at Buffalo next fall.

    • Staying on the subject of performances that escaped my notice, Newfane sophomore Garrett Srock recorded 19 strikeouts in a 13-3 win over Barker on Monday to tie


a school record.

   Srock went 6 2/3 innings but had to give way for the final out after reaching the pitch-count limit.

   Wrestling rules changes: A new rule of thumb for what constitutes being inbounds tops the list of wrestling rules changes recently approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

   Beginning next season, a competitor will be inbounds if two supporting points of either wrestler are inside or on the boundary line. This could be two supporting points of one wrestler or one supporting point of each wrestler.

   The previous standard for the edge of the mat called on officials to make more of a judgment call based on whether the "majority of weight" was inside the boundary.

   The other noteworthy change concerns stalling calls. Stalling in the neutral position will be called when a wrestler is backing off the mat and out of bounds, as well as when the wrestler is pushing or pulling out of bounds.

   Case closed: A lawyer representing people identified in a surveillance tape who Central Square school officials say damaged the district's turf field have reimbursed the district for repairs, School Superintendent Thomas Colabufo said this week.

   Colabufo received a $1,300 check from a local attorney, and the superintendent said the district considers the matter closed.

   The turf field and track were damaged March 11 when several adults entered the stadium and cleared snow using a snow plow on a tractor and a snow blower. The damage prompted the district to close the facility until repairs could be made.

   New leader selected: Dr. Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference the past seven years, will take over as executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations on Aug. 1.

   The organization said Niehoff was chosen from among four finalists. She will succeed Bob Gardner, who is retiring after eight years as NFHS executive director and 48 years in secondary education.

   Niehoff will be the first female to head the NFHS, will mark its 100th year during the 2018-19 school year.

   The former field hockey coach has served on the NFHS board of directors the past three years, including a term this year as president-elect.

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