Leading off today:
Troy baseball coach Curtis Nobles is recovering from injuries suffered when two dogs attacked
him near a baseball diamond.
Nobles was walking from the backstop to the outfield at Geer Field on Sunday afternoon when two chocolate Labrador retrievers attacked him. Nobles suffered bite marks to his lower back and left leg, separated his right shoulder and sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, The Times Union reported.
He escaped when Kevin Rogers, a coach for the South Troy Dodgers amateur organization, arrived at the scene. Nobles jumped on the front of Rogers' car and climbed onto the roof.
"I was literally fighting for my life," Nobles told the paper.
Nobles said the daughter of the dogs' owner eventually got them into her car. Troy Animal Control is holding the dogs for seven days.
Nobles was back at work Monday for the Coaches vs. Cancer baseball game. The Flying Horses (13-2) helped raise $2,500 and edged La Salle 3-2 in eight innings on an RBI single by Christian Maldonado.
Chaminade sailing along: Chaminade, ranking No. 1 in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association, tallied four times in the first 7:44 Thursday and defeated No. 3 St. Anthony's 11-8 in boys CHSAA lacrosse action.
Michigan recruit Matt Graham scored three first-half goals to power Chaminade to a regular-season sweep of the Friars despite 19-of-22 faceoff work in the rematch by St. A's Brendan Conroy. Duke-bound Flyers goalie Danny Fowler stopped 18 shots.
The previous meeting was a 6-5 Chaminade victory on April 5. The teams are already locked into a rematch May 24 at Hofstra in the CHSAA Class AAA tournament final.
More lacrosse: The Manhasset girls lacrosse team, ranked sixth in the state in Class B, is having a huge week.
On Monday, the Indians defeated Farmingdale, ranked No. 2 by the New York State Sportswriters Association in Class A. On Thursday, they pulled a 13-9 upset of Class B No. 1 Garden City for their first win in the series since 2009.
Julia Glynn scored five goals and Halle Majorana added three assists vs. Farmingdale, and Kelsey Quackenbush made 14 saves.
The outcome left Manhasset, Farmingdale and Wantagh in a three-way tie at 8-1 in the Conference II race. According to Newsday, the title will likely be determined by a statistical tiebreaker since the teams all went 1-1 in head-to-head action.
Breakthrough: The Binghamton girls track and field team snapped a nine-year losing streak in dual meets with a 107-25 victory vs. Maine-Endwell on Thursday. The Patriots took 14 of the 16 events to end a streak that dated to May 2003.
Following up: Sweet Home Central School District officials opted not to not discipline players on the middle school girls lacrosse team accused of trading insults with opponents from Clarence in an April 26 game, The Buffalo News reported.
The district interviewed 31 players and the coaches after