Leading off today:
A 15-year-old football player at St. Joseph by the Sea died Monday night after collapsing following a workout.
Nicholas Dellaventura, who had recently completed his freshman year, was finishing a non-contact, late-afternoon workout at the Staten Island school when he experienced difficulty breathing. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead several hours later.
AD Greg Manos said the school followed state-mandated protocol for the workout.
An initial autopsy was inconclusive, New York City media reported.
“We’re all committed to getting through this together,” freshman coach Sean Cusick told The New York Daily News.
Coach/AD takes Florida job: Lancaster St. Mary's boys basketball coach and AD Dan Gill is leaving for a job at the University School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., The Buffalo News reported.
Gill, 29, will be an associate AD at the school, which is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. He may also take on a coaching role at a later date.
Gill was 72-39 in four years as coach at St. Mary's. The Lancers were the Monsignor Martin Association's representative in the CHSAA Class B state playoffs all four seasons and played in the Federation final in 2009.
Following up: Nazareth's Akilo Samson Oluwole, a 6-foot-9 rising senior, reportedly has been found and is safe after a report that he had recently gone missing.
Oluwole, who moved to the U.S. from Nigeria and enrolled at Nazareth in January, was reported missing July 11 but showed up at a Harlem police precinct with his attorney and a clergyman to prove he was OK, The NEw York Daily News reported.
Oluwole's disappearance was believed to have triggered a confrontation between boys basketball coach Todd Jamison and Nazareth AD Rochelle Murphy this month, after which Murphy sought to fire Jamison. Principal Providencia Quiles told the paper she has investigated that incident and that Jamison and Murphy will remain in