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Sunday, June 19, 2016: Canisius pitcher Dallas signs MLB contract

   Leading off today: Canisius High pitching standout Dan Dallas signed a contract with the San Diego Padres on Saturday, The Buffalo News reported. The 6-foot-2 left-hander was expected to report today for rookie camp in Arizona.

   The Padres selected Dallas in the seventh round of the recent Major League Baseball Draft. Dallas, who had previously signed to play for Monmouth University, didn't reveal the amount of his signing bonus but did say his deal includes a clause covering the cost of his college education once his playing career is over. The projected signing bonus for the 204th pick in the draft is $219,000 but can fluctuate based upon how much the team spends on its other high picks.

   "They cover me for the future," Dallas told the paper. "They took priority in signing their first 10 guys (selected in the draft). They gave me everything I asked for. It's nice. It's finally here. I can't be more excited."

   Dallas was 10-0 with a 0.15 ERA as a senior.

   Coach disciplined: Yorktown boys lacrosse coach Dave Marr reportedly will be suspended from running the program for a full season in the fallout from his tantrum late in the Huskers' state-final loss last weekend.

   The report cam via the Twitter account of Ray Gallagher, sports editor at TheExaminerNews.com:

   Marr was ejected with 1:31 left in the 9-6 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt in the NYSPHSAA Class B championship game when hit with his second unsportsmanlike penalty after vehemently protesting an offsides call.

  

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  •    Yorktown's school board has a regularly schedule meeting set for Monday. The posted agenda includes an advisory that the board expects to go into executive session to discuss "matters specific to the employment of a particular individual." It's not clear whether that is related to Marr's punishment.

       Nohilly, Reilly win again: Fresh off victories last week at the state meet in the 800 meters and the 3,000 steeplechase, John Jay Cross River senior Eion Nohilly won Saturday's 2,000 steeplechase at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

       Nohilly, a Georgetown recruit, win in 5:55.40, giving his the nation's fastest scholastic time this season at both steeplechase distances.

       New York Federation champ Megan Reilly of Warwick won the girls steeplechase in 6:46.01 at North Carolina A&T.

       Elmira's Abbey Wheeler was only third in the girls' two miles, but it was still a monster effort. The Providence-bound senior's 10:08.64 clocking was third in state history, behind only performances by Cornwall's Aisling Cuffe and Elmira Notre Dame's Molly Huddle. Weini Kelati of Leesburg, Va., won in 10:00.38.

        • Rush-Henrietta junior Sammy Watson won the girls 800 meters at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle with a time of 2:05.95, edging Billings, Mont., senior Christina Aragon (2:06.04).

       Retired coach dies: Former Half Hollow Hills West and C.W. Post lacrosse coach Stanley Kowalski died June 5 in Bluffton, S.C., Newsday reported.

       A three-time all-America midfielder at Cortland State in the late 1960s, he was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997.

       A good read: Many of us in Section 5 knew about the family-related challenges faced by Canandaigua athlete Coron Broomfield, who was a third-team all-state running back last fall. In short, Broomfield's mother landed in some trouble that left the youngster living with the family of a Canandaigua teacher on a temporary basis -- an arrangement that became permanent.

       Last week, though, Bob Chavez of The Daily Messenger told the rest of the story. Broomfield has spent much of his life contending with vision problems with both eyes. Keratoconus, a genetic condition, has led two cornea transplants. The first procedure went well, but his body hasn't taken to the second transplant.

       "And this is why the 17 goals and six assists this past spring is more remarkable than it appears on paper," Chavez writes. "He played this senior season with essentially one eye because the transplant for his right cornea is not working."

       You can read the full story here.


      
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