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Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Iona Prep captures CHSAA lacrosse championship

   Leading off today: John Mitchell scored five goals and midfielder John Schreiber netted three as Iona Prep defeated St. Joseph's 11-8 on Tuesday for the CHSAA boys lacrosse state championship.

   It was the Gaels' first state championship since 2015 and the fourth overall.

   Goalie Stephen Klug made 10 saves for the winners.

   The Marauders closed to within 9-8 with 1:50 to go in the third quarter, but Schreiber responded to give Iona Prep a two-goal cushion and St. Joe's did not score again.

   Manhasset rallies for title: Freshman Joseph Terenzi scored with 2:17 left in the second overtime to lead Manhasset to a 6-5 victory over Garden City in the Section 8 boys Class B lacrosse final.

   The Indians, who got 10 saves from goalie Alex Racanelli while avenging three straight losses to Garden City in the finals, trailed 5-2 at halftime but Aidan Mulholland scored twice to make the score 5-5 in the third quarter.

   "It could have been anyone tonight," said Terenzi, who scored twice to raise his season total to 21 goals. "Before the year, I absolutely could not picture myself in this situation. Going from JV to varsity is a huge jump. I didn't know if I would play or start, but a couple of games into the season, I found my groove."

   More boys lacrosse: Anthony Cimino scored in overtime as Shoreham-Wading River defeated previously undefeated Mount Sinai 14-13 in the Section 11 Class C final for its 13th Suffolk County crown.

   After a timeout 10 seconds into overtime, Xavier Arline worked the ball toward the middle of the field and delivered an on-target pass to Cimino.

   "X was doing his thing, and I was just there to finish the ball," Cimino said. "If he's throwing me the ball, I know I'm open. I can just finish."

    • Logan Tucker and Garrett Gibbons scored in the final five minutes to extend a one-goal lead to three and Angelo Petrakis won all six faceoffs in the fourth quarter to lead Massapequa over Syosset 11-8 for the Section 8 Class A title.

   It is the third straight championship for Massapequa, which got four goals and an assist from Gibbons and 17-for-21 faceoff work from Petrakis.

   "Angelo is the fuse, he lights us, he sparks us and leads us," said Tucker, who had three goals and an assist. "He's everything we need all the time."

   Milestones: Kerri Gutenberger netted career goal No. 300 and scored her 400th point as North Rockland beat Monroe-Woodbury 18-8 in the first round of the NYSPHSAA girls Class A lacrosse tournament.

   Gutenberger scored nine times in the contest.

   Friars hang on: St. Anthony's scored five runs in the top of the first, then held on for a 6-5 win over Archbishop Molloy in the CHSAA softball champions game.

   Junior Alyssa Seidler, who pitched a no-hitter to beat Moore Catholic in the semifinals, was available for a save opportunity in the seventh, but Friars coach Mike Massa stuck with Erin Steinert, who carried most of the pitching load after an early-season injury shelved Seidler.

   "I told Erin, listen, I believe in you, you've done it all year, I know you can get it done," Massa said. "We rode you the whole year and you're going to take us to the finish line."


   Perfect again: Makenzie Stiles extended her state record by spinning her 16th career perfect game in softball as Deposit beat Laurens 3-0 in a game shortened to five innings by rain. Stiles struck out 12 of the 15 batters she faced.

   Deposit catched Bryn Martin hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third to start the scoring.

   Sec. 3 baseball upset: A couple of high seeds bowed out of the Section 3 tournament with close losses in the quarterfinals.


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  •    Seventh-seeded Fay- etteville-Manlius plated a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning and beat No. 2 West Genesee 3-1 in Class AA. The Hornets' Max Parker walked with the bases loaded for the go-ahead score and Sean O'Connor added insurance with a run-scoring sacrifice fly.

        • No. 7 seed Westhill handed No. 2 Port Byron/Union Springs its first loss by a 4-2 score.

       Nate King scored a run and picked up the win with relief help from Nick Bistrovich.

       More baseball: Rafael Smith of Kenmore West singled to score Dom Schmidt in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 4-3 win vs. Williamsville South, assuring the program's first trip to a Section 6 Class A-1 final.

       The Blue Devils trailed 3-2 before Zach LaPlant and Dom Schmidt walked in the seventh and advanced on a passed ball. A sacrifice fly by Mike Miranda to center field tied the game and then Smith's single dropped between shortstop and left field.

       Former all-state player killed: Former Albany High girls basketball star Ayanna Hunter was shot and killed Monday night at a Memorial Day holiday gathering in Niskayuna. She was 21.

       Hunter was 10th-team all-state in Class AA as a senior in 2016.

       Police and witnesses said a gathering was taking place at an apartment complex when as many as eight shots were following a dispute with another group. Hunter was taken by paramedics to Ellis Hospital, where she died.

       Police were interviewing witnesses and working with other agencies to develop leads in the case.

       Arrests in Argyle: Former Section 2 basketball star Kobe Lufkin was charged with attempted second-degree assault, a felony, while his father, Joseph M. Lufkin, 52, and a 17-year-old were each charged with second-degree harassment, a non-criminal violation, following a road-rage incident this month, The Post Star reported.

       Police said a man suffered two broken facial bones when he was attacked at the Stewart's Shops store on Route 40 in Argyle the night of May 11. The victim told police he was in a vehicle being driven on Route 40 when a vehicle followed him to the store around 11:30 p.m., and four people got out and accosted him.

       Joseph Lufkin said the complainant's vehicle had been tailgating the vehicle driven by his 17-year-old son for miles with its high-beam headlights on. Lufkin said family members defended him as an argument turned physical and it was "unfortunate" one of the men was seriously hurt.

       One of the occupants of the injured man's vehicle said that he called police as they followed the Lufkin van because he thought there was an issue with the driver because he was driving very slow. He said he did not know the Lufkins were in the vehicle, but refuse that appeared to be beverage cans were being thrown at them.

       Kobe Lufkin was the NYSSWA co-player of the year as a senior and is fifth all-time in New York State scoring history, with 2,678 points. He just completed his sophomore season at Utica College.

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