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Friday, April 15, 2016: Binghamton's Daniels extends Sec. 4 discus mark

   Leading off today: Binghamton senior Alexis Daniels shattered her own Section 4 record in the discus during Thursday's Southern Tier Athletic Conference track meet at Johnson City.

   Daniels threw 162 feet, 6 inches to easily eclipse her mark of 149-9 last season.

   "It astonished quite a few people, including her," Johnson City coach Eric Putman told the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

   Daniels is a two-time NYSPHSAA indoor shot put champion.

   Girls lacrosse milestone: Senior Logan Brennan scored six goals, including the 300th of her career, to lead Kingston past Red Hook 12-1 on Thursday.

   It was the third straight six-goal game for the Brennan, who connected for the 300th on her final score.

   Boys lacrosse: Alex Burgmaster scored the game-winning goal with six seconds left as Auburn defeated West Genesee 10-9. It's only the third time the Maroons have beaten the Wildcats since the program started in the 1970s.

   Burgmaster finished with three goals. Fellow attackman Brian Cunningham scored four goals in the win.

   "We stayed disciplined, sustained runs and did what we need to do, especially on the defensive end," Auburn coach Matt Smith told The Citizen. "In the defensive area, we've been struggling, but we executed our offense and never gave up on the ball."

   Pearl River streak ends: I didn't catch this earlier in the week, but Nanuet put an end to an amazing win streak by handing the Pearl River girls their first dual-meet loss in track and field since 1986.

   The Pirates had won 193 consecutive dual meets.

   Heading to court: An attorney for Bronx volleyball player Anyela Aquino filed a petition Thursday in State Supreme Court asking a judge to declare her eligible for the boys team at Taft Educational Campus, the New York Daily News reported.

   The lawyer, Robert Siano, is also seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the PSAL from removing Anyela's name from the roster of Taft's varsity boys team.

   Anyela helped the Taft girls team to an 11-1 record in the fall and was set to join the boys team before the PSAL and the city's Education Department stepped in.

   Siano said the decision to exclude Aquino was "based solely on her gender."


   'Stewie' selected No. 1: To the surprise of no one, former Cicero-North Syracuse star Breanna Stewart was selected No. 1 overall Thursday by the Seattle Storm in the WNBA draft.

   "To actually see it happen, to actually be drafted, that's a memory you'll have forever," Stewart said.

   The national high school player of the year recently capped an unprecedented career at UConn -- four national championships, four Most Outstanding Player awards in the Final Four and three national player of the year awards. She led the Huskies to a 151-4 record during her career.

   Eligibility shocker: Jason Groome, a left-handed pitcher regarded as the potential No. 1 pick in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, has been ruled ineligible by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. reported the Barnegat High senior was ruled ineligible because he did not sit out the required 30 days following his transfer from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Groome began his high school career in Barnegat, transferred to IMG Academy for his junior season and returned to Barnegat for his senior year. Under NJIAA rules, Groome's move from the boarding school did not constitute a bona fide change of address and Groome had to sit out 30 days or half of the season's games before becoming eligible.

   He could return to the roster in early May for the remainder of the team's 24-game schedule.

   Some projections have Groome, 17, being taken No. 1 overall in June by the Philadelphia Phillies, setting him up for a signing bonus in the neighborhood of $7 million.

   Groome threw a 19-strikeout no-hitter against Central Regional in his second game this spring. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Groome has hit 97 mph with his fastball. More than 150 baseball scouts and personnel came out to his first start of the season last week.

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