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Wednesday, May 9, 2018: No-hitter gives Fredonia coach milestone win

   Leading off today: Fredonia baseball coach Vince Gullo's 300th victory will be remembered for more than just the big round number of a milestone.

   Senior right-hander Derek Walters threw a five-inning no-hitter, striking out eight in an 11-0 victory vs. Silver Creek on Tuesday. Seth Schrader led the Fredonia attack by going 3-for-3 with a home run and scoring four times.

   Gullo's teams have won 10 Section 6 championships and a pair of NYSPHSAA championships, reaching the state finals two other times.

   Price remains on a terror: Hutch-Tech senior Nia Price, who hit five home runs in a doubleheader last week, was at it again on Tuesday, going 5-for-5 with a home run in each game of a 20-1 and 14-0 sweep of Middle Early College.

   More softball: Down by 10 runs after two innings, Union Springs rallied to five with a five-run seventh and defeated Moravia 14-11 in eight innings, snapping the Blue Devils' 10-game winning streak.

   Union Springs pitchers issues 11 walks in the first two innings, contributing to Moravia building a 10-0 lead.

   "I was proud of the way they hung in there," Union Springs coach James Bona said. "They didn't give up when we were down pretty big. It didn't look good in the first couple innings and we spotted them a few."

   Telona White's two-out single plated the tying run in the seventh inning.

   Kenedie Botindari, Brittany Waters and Grace Groesbeck drove in runs in the eighth.

   ESM wins in overtime: Junior Luke Rosaschi scored on East Syracuse Minoa's first possession of overtime to secure a 10-9 victory over Jamesville-DeWitt in overtime.

   East Syracuse Minoa is ranked 12th in the state in Class B and J-D is fourth in Class C.

   Rosaschi scored his second goal early in the fourth quarter too make the score 8-8. Timothy Crouse scored less than two minutes later to take the lead, but J-D tied again late in the fourth.

   ESM has won seven straight since getting off to a 4-3 start.

   More boys lacrosse: Connor Ball scored in overtime as Webster Schroeder defeated Webster Thomas 11-10.

   Thomas is ranked third and Schroeder 20th in Class B this week.

   Connor Bollin had three goals an assist in the victory. Matt Hill had a hat trick for Thomas.

    • Midfielder Paul Cenci Paul Cenci tied the score in regulation and won the contest with a goal with 2:12 left in overtime as No. 19 West Islip topple No. 7 Half Hollow Hills East 6-5 in a matchup of ranked Class A teams.

   Neither team led by more than a goal throughout, and West Islip goalie Jared Paquette made 10 saves.

   Kingston coach out: Kingston boys basketball coach Ron Kelder is not being brought back next season, The Times Herald-Record reported.

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   Kelder is 289-159 with four Section 9 championships in 22 seasons.

   First-year Kingston AD Rich Silverstein, who has 20 years of experience as an athletic director, said his decision not to recommend Kelder for the position for next season was rooted in his observations during the 2017-18 season.

   "This is a tough thing to share with a person that you feel it's time to move in a different direction," he told the paper.

   Kingston was 16-6 and played in the sectional Class AA semifinals last season.

   Police blotter: A Binghamton High special education teacher has been placed on admin- istrative leave following allegations of underage sexual relations, The Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.

   Timothy J. Lee, 47, of Vestal was also dismissed from his duties as coach for the TC Tremors, an elite softball squad, the paper reported. The Clell Wade online coaches director listed a Tim Lee as coaching bowling and JV softball at the high school.

   Police said Lee was charged on May 2 with two counts of third-degree criminal sex act, a felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, after allegedly engaging in oral sexual conduct with a 15- or 16-year-old girl in 2016 and 2017.

   Two online dealers of steroids and other designer drugs earned nearly $3 million over five years selling illicit substances which purchasers bought online using untraceable currency, and the New York Daily News reported at least one of their clients was a high school football coach who was not identified.

   The paper reported Mark Sanchez and Callaway Crain operated out of a Texas home and sold to college and pro football players, fitness trainers, police officers, doctors and lawyers according to New York Assistant District Attorney Adam Maltz's court statements during an arraignment.

   Rankings update: I'm sorry to report that there will be no weekly baseball rankings or all-state team in the sport this spring. For whatever reason, the proverbial wheels came off the vehicle and we lost several of the people who had been assisting us in recent seasons. Efforts to replace them were mostly unsuccessful.

   In the old days I would have taken on more of the task myself, but I'm spending more time these days than in the past working at my "real" jobs. Also contributing is the reality that newspapers and their staffs, which have always been the foundation of what the NYSSWA does, are a shell of their former selves. There are simply not enough reporters available these days with the time to contribute to the process. That's not a criticism but rather the reality of the media landscape.

   Retired coach dies in mishap: Former Tupper Lake and Long Lake coach Venessa "Lynn" Malerba, 60, died at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington after being pinned by a large tree that fell during a weekend storm at a nearby camping ground.

   Malerba coached a number of sports and taught physical education for more than two decades before retiring in 2000.


  
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