Six more for Pulera: St. Joseph's
senior Kellen Pulera, who scored six goals Monday on his way to setting the program's record for career points, scored six more Tuesday in the Marauders' 19-14 victory over Syracuse CBA.
Hunter Parucki added three goals and two assists as St. Joe's improved to 9-0. Evan Mulderig and Ryan McGorry also scored hat tricks.
St. Joe's is ranked ninth in the state in Class A. Syracuse CBA is No. 6 in Class C.
Somers assistant coach dies: The Somers school community is mourning the death of teacher and assistant Dominic Narcisco. He died in his sleep Monday at the age of 39.
Narcisco, who also coached baseball in the past, spent more than 15 years as an assistant football coach at Somers.
"Dom wasn't just a football coach with me," head coach Dom DeMatteo said. "He's just like another son to me. He was a great father, a great man, a terrific coach. He went above and beyond. It wasn't about just winning. It was about developing these kids to become good people. He did all the right things."
Good reading: Brian Lilly was named the All-Greater Rochester coach of the year for girls nordic skiing recently, a pretty neat trick for a guy who was a no-show for the Section 5 championships.
Lilly, of course, had a legitimate reason to miss the meet. Just days before the championships in February, his Webster-based U.S. Army Reserve unit was deployed to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The 7412th Troop Medical Clinic is spending a year managing medical care for soldiers training and rotating through the base.
"We had a general idea last spring we were going somewhere," said Lilly, 39, a medical services officer and second in command. "As time went by and the date kept getting moved back, it finally came to be a week before sectionals that we had to report."
What happened shortly afterward makes for a great story. Other coaches including Craig Mattern of Brighton pitched in to help Pittsford competitors at the NYSPHSAA championships, giving Panthers assistant coach Brett Daggs a hand with waxing skis and otherwise get the racers ready to go.
"It shows what type of coaches we have here in our league, Craig actually took my athletes under his wing and helped wax their skis and stuff when they went to states," Lilly said. "His own daughter is one of the top skiers in the state and yet he waxed the skis for my kids out of the goodness of his heart. I almost feel guilty accepting the honor in lieu of all the things the other coaches around me did."
Lilly, 39, was a skier as a high school student at Fairport and came close to making the U.S. Olympic Team in 1998 and 2002 in the biathlon.