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Friday, April 11, 2014: Goshen wrestler dies in crash

   Leading off today: Goshen senior Lance Golubinski, who won more than 100 varsity wrestling matches, died Wednesday when the car he was driving veered off a road and hit a tree, The Times Herald-Record reported.

   Golubinski, 18, was traveling alone. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

   Golubinski also played football and ran cross country in addition to wrestling. He was planning to enroll at Clemson University in the fall to study engineering.

   "We knew going into a match, we got this one because Lance was wrestling," Goshen coach Ed Killenberger said. "He was a solid kid for five years."

   Goshen postponed athletic events Thursday.

   "He was a great kid," Killenberger said. "Obviously going through this today, you can see how many lives he touched in his 18 years."

   Prolific pitching: Freshman pitcher Maria Noto set a school record with 20 strikeouts, but Cooperstown lost to Herkimer 3-0 in eight innings. Noto took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of the rematch of the 2013 Section 3 Class C final before Lindsey Parise doubled in two runs.

   Noto broke Ariel Smith's 2005 school mark of 19 strikeouts.

   Meanwhile, sophomore Jill Murray piled up a school-record 23 strikeouts over 11 innings as Eden opened its season with a 4-2 win over Cleveland Hill. Murray finished with a two-hitter.

   Lawsuit filed: A Section 1 softball coach has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court alleging she lost her job at a Bronx school because of a plot hatched after she rejected a supervisor's sexual advances.

   Pearl River coach Carisa Gaylardo says she was unfairly dismissed last year as a probationary physical education teacher at Riverdale-Kingsbridge Academy in the Bronx, The New York Post, The Daily News and The Journal News reported.

   Gaylardo's suit says school employee Sofia Memos propositioned her by text messages and in person in February 2013, seeking "to engage in an inappropriate romantic and salacious relationship with her and her boyfriend. Gaylardo spurned Memos' alleged advances, and the suit claims Memos and another gym teacher concocted a story about Gaylardo exchanging "inappropriate texts" with a female student.

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   Gaylardo, 30, admits in court documents there was a series of texts between herself and the student. "No student reported any inappropriate relationship ... other than the two teachers with a substantial motive to lie against [Gaylardo]," the suit asserts. The girl and her mother supplied affidavits in support of Gaylardo, The Post reported.

   The Journal News reported Gaylardo was banned from teaching in New York City following an investigation by the Department of Education, but Pearl River spokeswoman Diana Musich said "New York City may have different rules. I don't know what the situation may entail but, typically, state ed would notify us (if there was a problem)."

   Gaylardo's suit demands that the Department of Education reinstate her job, and that the city provide back pay plus unspecified monetary damages. Gaylardo said she didn't learn of Memos' role in the investigation until a disciplinary hearing last month.

   Gaylardo, who coached Pearl River to the Section 1 finals last spring, was not at practice Thursday and could not be reached for comment, The Journal News reported.

   Extra points: Frank Kelly, who previously coached three seasons at Somers JFK, has resigned after one season of girls basketball at Yonkers Sacred Heart.

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