"This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities," Sciarra said. "When you get to be invited and accepted into a great community and great school district, first of all, those are the things that you can't pass up."
New Spencerport AD: Jennifer Placito will move over from assistant principal to athletic director at Spencerport on July 1 when John Pelin heads off to retirement.
Prior to her time at Spencerport, Placito taught and coached at Brockport.
Service in honor of Lake Shore coach: More than 700 mourners illuminated the Lake Shore track Thursday night in tribute to Chris Ignatowski, a middle school teacher who coached tennis, swimming, volleyball and track and field teams for the Eagles over the span of more than two decades.
Ignatowski died April 3 from complications after contracting a parasitic illness. He was 48.
Here we go again: Right on cue, politicians have begun cold water on the idea of allowing Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler High School in Syracuse the opportunity to play football and soccer games on home soil again for the first time in a decade.
Some Syracuse Common Councilors expressed reservations about the proposed $20 million athletic complex project and suggested finding other sites for the project.
Councilman Tim Rudd said he's concerned peat and contamination under part of the land could cause the complex could sink. Some of the nearby school's walls began cracking in the 1980s as the building sank.
"It may not make sense to continue on this path," said Rudd, who chairs the city council committee on finance, taxation and assessment. "It's a bad investment."
Council members Khalid Bey and Bryn Lovejoy Grinnell also voiced concerns.
The school district wants the council to approve a resolution that asks the city to borrow up to $20 million to pay for the project. Suzanne Slack, the district's chief financial officer, said the state has agreed to reimburse the city for all but about $400,000.
Assault charge in Mass.: A longtime Boston-area coach has been charged with assaulting one of his varsity baseball players after he attempted to intervene in an argument between the athlete and an umpire.
Westwood, Mass., Xaverian Brothers High coach Gerry Lambert was charged with assault in Wednesday's incident during a game against Shrewsbury St. John's High. Lambert was placed on leave from the school, where he has taught for 25 years and coached for 18.
According to Westwood Police Chief Jeffrey Silva, witnesses saw the coach remove his player by grabbing him by the neck after he began to dispute a call.