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Monday, May 5, 2014: Headley resigns as Peekskill girls coach

   Leading off today: The strange case of Rodney Headley Jr. has come to a conclusion that apparently satisfies both the Peekskill girls basketball coach and his employer, The Journal News reported.

   Headley, 29, has been cleared by an investigation into unspecified accusations against him but has also submitted a letter of resignation from his teaching job at Peekskill Middle School effective June 30, the paper reported.

   Headley coached Peekskill to three Section 1 Class A championships in the last four years, including a state title in 2011. He was reassigned by the district on the eve of a loss to Maine-Endwell in the state tournament in March.

   "To be honest, I didn't want (the process) to get as far as it did," Headley said. "It's something that's never going to be an issue anymore as far as Peekskill goes."

   Headley intends to pursue other coaching jobs, perhaps at the college level.

   College lacrosse player dies: Police are investigating the death of a SUNY Geneseo sophomore men's lacrosse player whose body was found Sunday in an off-campus fraternity house, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

   Alex Davis, 20, a 2012 Victor graduate, was discovered in an upper-floor bedroom of the Phi Sigma Xi fraternity house. The Livingston County coroner declared Davis dead at the scene.

   Performance of the weekend: Carmel senior Jasmine Ennabe racked up 28 strikeouts in the Rams' 5-4 softball win over Brewster in 13 innings on Saturday, setting the presumed NYSPHSAA record for K's in a game.

   The game was scoreless through nine innings. Carmel twice was one out away from losing but both times Nicole Monahan delivered run-scoring hits.

   Chelsea Hawks of Shoreham-Wading River fanned 27 batters in a 13-inning game last season.

   "I honestly can't believe it," said Ennabe, The Journal News Westchester/Putnam softball player of the year. "It hasn't hit me yet. It's amazing."

   Ennabe fanned 20 in an 11-inning game earlier this season.

   Ugly prank: Syracuse University officials are unhappily dealing with the aftermath of football players Terrel Hunt and Marcus Coleman posing for a photograph on Facebook that NCAA rules would interpret as an improper advertisement.

   The episode almost pales in comparison to a story The Journal News told Monday about a girls basketball player.

   A classmate got hold of point guard Ryan Doherty's smart phone last week and briefly hijacked her Twitter account, posting a statement in support of embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

   Mortified, Doherty deleted the tweet about 10 minutes after it had been posted, but not before any number of people could have seen the remark.

  
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   "That's not the person I am," the senior told the paper. "(The classmate) didn't mean anything by it, but it's not a joking matter."

   "It wasn't until later in the evening that Doherty realized someone from Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College, where she'll enroll in the fall, could have seen the tweet/

   "I didn't even think about that," she said. "I'm actually freaking out a little now."

   New gig for West: Former Malone star Missy West was introduced as the new head women's basketball coach at Saint Leo's College in Florida last week.

   West previously served as the head coach at Hartwick College, posting 22-win seasons in the last three of her six years there.

   Before heading off the Duke University on scholarship in 1997, West was a four-time letterwinner in soccer, basketball and softball at Malone, where her father and brother coach.

   Rough road ahead: Pittsford will ascend to No. 1 in the boys Class A lacrosse rankings the New York State Sportswriters Association will post later Monday, but it's not as though the Panthers can coast to the finish line in the regular season.

   Beginning Tuesday vs. Fairport, Pittsford will play four straight games vs. state-ranked foes. The others are Victor on Thursday, Penfield on May 13 and Canandaigua on May 15.

   Extra points: North Babylon star Brianna Jones will continue her basketball career at Louisville in 2015. The 5-foot-10 junior guard averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds, and made 68 3-pointers last season.


  
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