Video shows a Williamsville East player, being escorted to the penalty box following a roughing penalty, pushing back against the official, who fell to the ice. It resulted in a major penalty for abuse of an official and a game disqualification penalty, The Buffalo News reported
Williamsville East coach Mike Torrillo referred questions to AD Mark DiFilippo, who is also the Section 6 chairman. DiFilippo declined comment.
An ejection carries with it an automatic suspension as well as potential further discipline.
Milestone: Eastport-South Manor girls basketball coach Steve Giacolone picked up his 300th win Thursday with a 46-29 victory over East Islip. According to Newsday, it made him the first coach in Long Island history to amass at least 300 wins in two sports.
"It's very difficult to put into perspective," said Giacolone, who owns 306 wins in softball. "It's almost numbing. Honestly, when I think about the years, I go back to my wife. In order to endure all these seasons in all different sports, you have to have the support."
Giacolone, ESM's dean of students, coached softball at Brentwood from 1987-95 and ESM from 1996-2010, when he began helping out on his daughter's lacrosse team.
"He never talks about beating teams or winning championships," said ESM athletic director Bill Madsen. "He always talks about the process of getting better."
Back on track: Corning distance ace Jessica Lawson resumed running late last month and could be fit enough to be a factor at the state indoor championships.
Lawson was eighth at Nike Cross Nationals in December and then threw down a 4:26.44 in the 1,500 meters at a meet in Ithaca the following weekend -- still the season's fastest by a U.S. school girl.
But Milesplit.com reports she had to back off after that due to foot pain.
"It turned out to be a neuroma (thickening of the tissue around the nerve) of the foot," she told Milesplit. "So for the past month, I've been doing some aqua jogging back home, so it's awesome to be back running."
Her return was a 2:17 anchor in the 3,200 at the Ocean Breeze Invitational, signaling the end to her "career" in the shot put, a favorite ploy of coaches to allow runners to squeeze in the required number of meets to be able to compete at states.
Scheduling help: Archbishop Stepinac, Chaminade, Christ the King, Iona Prep and St. Peter's are looking for non-league football games the weekend of Sept. 8-9.