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Oct., 12, 2019: Marion's DeLyser a hat trick away from national record

   Leading off today: Marion senior Chloe DeLyser scored four goals in a 6-3 girls soccer victory over Williamson on Friday and is just three goals away from setting the national record in the sport for career goals.

   The Ohio State commit has 54 goals for the season and 314 in her career. The National Federation of High School Associations lists the record as 316 goals by Esmie Gonzales of Fort Worth (Texas) South Hills from 2013-16. Gonzales is now a senior midfielder at Southeast Missouri, where she has twice been a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection.

   Marion plays Tuesday vs. Gananda and Friday at home against Sodus in its final tune-ups before the Section 5 tournament.

   Boys soccer: Pittsford Sutherland, ranked third in the state in Class A, rolled past East Syracuse Minoa 6-1 as Will Bowen scored four goals.

   Former Sec. 5 coach accused: A retired Brighton coach has been accused of sexually abusing two teenage gymnasts more than four decades ago, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

   Civil suits were filed Thursday by two women who say they were sexually assaulted and abused by Duncan Ververs, then the coach of the Brighton town recreation department's gymnastics program and a physical education teacher in the school district.

   He coached the high school's baseball, gymnastics and girls soccer teams at various times in his career there.

   The suits, filed under the Child Victims Act, alleged that hundreds of criminal acts of abuse occurred while the accusers were members of the gymnastics team. The acts began in 1971 when the women were 12 and 13 years old, and continued in each case for about six years, the paper reported.

   The abusive acts allegedly took place in Council Rock Elementary School, on school buses, in Verver's home, in a movie theater, at a strip club and in hotel rooms during out-of-town gymnastics trips, the lawsuit alleges.

   Ververs, 74, could not be reached for comment. The town of Brighton and the school district issued statements declining to comment on the lawsuits.

   Top golfers team up: Medina senior Melanie Green and Unadilla Valley freshman Bailey Shoemaker have earned a trip to Florida next spring to compete in the U.S. Women's Amateur Four Ball Championships.

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   Green, a two-time NYSPHSAA champion, and Shoemaker, the runner-up the past two seasons, teamed up in the qualifier Tuesday at Apawamis Club in Rye. The pair shot a 70 and then won in a four-hole playoff.

   Actions have consequences: The Ohio high school football player who head-butted a referee in an early-season game could be facing penalty considerably more harsh than his ejection from that game.

   Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. filed a motion to transfer the felonious assault charge levied against the unidentified Dayton Dunbar High player to adult court.

   "This incident was sickening," Heck said. "The defendant clearly became angry with the game official and seriously assaulted him. This is way beyond unsportsmanlike conduct. This was a felonious assault and this defendant should be held accountable."

   If Heck's motion goes through, the teen could face 2-to-8 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

   Extra points: Perry Novak reports that Bill Dowsland has retired as the softball coach at Hamilton with a career mark of 379-99. His teams won multiple Section 3 sectional titles.

   Dowsland, who was appointed superintendent of the school district in March, will be succeeded by assistant coach Zac Darrow.

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