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Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020: Haskell sets Section 6 mark, nears 3,000 points

   Leading off today: Friday was a big night for notable achievements, continuing a week of milestones and accomplishments on the New York scholastic sports scene.

   Leading the way was Franklinville girls basketball star Danielle Haskell, who took over the Section 6 career scoring lead and edged closer to a big round number.

   The senior guard scored 38 points to pass Mckenna Maycock on the section's career scoring list during a 75-66 victory over Randolph. The Canisius College commit stands at 2,947 points, one more than Maycock, who was in attendance.

   Haskell also contributed eight rebounds and dished seven assists to Franklinville's 10th straight victory.

   "It's an incredible goal to pass. Mckenna was a great player and had a lot of points," said Haskell, a six-year varsity player. "It's a really cool accomplishment."

   Haskell, now with striking distance of 3,000 points, is the fourth member of her family to hold the No. 1 spot on the section's scoring list. Cousin Samantha Kopp (Franklinville) had 2,420 points at the time of her graduation in 2009, aunt Laura Hughes (Franklinville) held No. 1 from 1983-2001 with 2,196, and cousin Joelle Connelly of Pioneer held the mark with 2,300 when she graduated in 2008.

   400 for R-H coach: One game after winning his 300th game as the Royal Comets' boys basketball coach, Chris Reed booked his 400th overall with a 75-72 win over Penfield.

   Reed's first 99 victories came at Geneseo.

   "I've been fortunate to have a lot of good players for a long time," Reed said. "When you coach good players, you look good. I've been fortunate to coach a lot of good players and I've done it a long time. It was probably those two things, but it means a lot, obviously."


   More achievers: Minisink Valley wrestling coach Kevin Gallagher, whose team is competing in the NYSPHSAA dual-meet championships today, picked up his 500th career victory last week, joining Cornwall's Don Blaine at that level on the Section 9 list.

   "He does not care about the records," assistant coach Scott Hendershot said. "He makes you believe in the common goal and the common goal is to get better. He talks you into it sometimes."

   Gallagher, 501-103 overall, began coaching at Middletown in 1983 and has been at Minisink Valley since 2000.

    • Dolly Cairns is now the No. 1 scorer in girls or boys basketball for Saratoga Springs, reaching 1,902 career points with a 3-pointer Thursday to move ahead of 11987 graduate Tim Parker.

    • Arlington captain Dennis Robin became Dutchess County's all-time wrestling wins leader earlier this season and went over 250 for his career this week.

   Huge rally: Schalmont led only once in its boys basketball game against LaSalle, but it came at the right time as guard Trent Randle found Austin Redmond cutting to a lay-in with 2.8 seconds remaining for a 62-61 win.

   The play capped a rally from a 22-point deficit.

   "This is really big. It shows us we can do that. We just don't give up," Schalmont senior Shane O'Dell said.

   Schalmont made just 8 of 34 shots (LaSalle was 17 of 33) in the first half to fall behind 40-21. The deficit had been as large as 22 late in the second quarter.

   This is getting ridiculous: Fresh off a national high school record-tying time in the 60-meter dash, a Florida junior sprinter has turned professional.

   Tamari Davis, 16, announced the decision Thursday, spurning standing offers from Clemson, Florida, LSU, Miami, Texas and USC.

   Davis possesses world age-group records for 14 (:07.30), 15 (:07.25), and 16 (:07.19) year old. The :07.19 two weeks ago equaled Ashley Owens' 2004 high school record set at altitude.

   Davis signed with Adidas. Claude Bryan of On Track Management, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Davis, will represent her. Bryan said Davis, who turns 17 this month, is the youngest athlete his management team has signed in its history.

   Davis plans to leave East Ridge High and begin taking classes online, coach Gary Evans said.

   Bryan said the next goal for the sprinter is to man an Olympic trials qualifying time in the 100 meters (:11.15) or 200 meters (:22.80).

   Wisconsin rejects ban: A delegation of about 300 Wisconsin school board members overwhelmingly rejected a proposed measure to ban all Native American mascots.

   The Wisconsin Association of School Boards rejected the measure, which would have banned the use of Native American nicknames, mascots and logos, by a 218-101 margin.

   More than two dozen school districts in the state use Native American nicknames and mascots.

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