Magee undecided on Canisius
James Johnson, Jeff DiVeronica
(March 10, 2006) — Canisius basketball recruit Cory Magee, the 6-foot-8 center
from Fairport, said Thursday he isn't sure if he'll try to get out of his
letter-of-intent commitment to the Buffalo college that fired its coach, Mike
MacDonald, on Wednesday after a 9-20 season. "I was really close with coach
MacDonald. He was a big factor in my decision. I'm trying to get through my
season and then I'll see. Nothing's for sure," said Magee, whose Red Raiders
play in Saturday's state quarterfinals.
"I'll meet with the new coach and give him a chance, then we'll see. Right
now, I want to keep my options open."
Special season for Finney
The Section V Class DD boys basketball championship trophy is no longer at
Finney, the school that won it. It's not even in America anymore.
It's in Germany.
The Falcons sent it back with the family of Alex Souesters, a former teammate
and exchange student who died in a bicycle accident in Austria in August. Even
before Finney's run, the players dedicated this season to Souesters, who
played soccer, basketball and baseball last year at the school in Penfield.
"Just a fun kid, a kid who wanted to try anything he could and he worked hard
at it," said coach Joe Marchand.
Souesters' No. 20 jersey also was retired. It won't be worn again by a player
on any boys or girls team at the school.
New coach at Schroeder
Chris Urban moves from football assistant after five seasons to varsity coach
at Webster Schroeder. This is the 36-year-old's first head varsity position.
He is a graduate of St. Mary's High in Lancaster, near Buffalo, where he was a
five-year assistant, and SUNY Brockport.
Schroeder finished 7-2 last season under Stephen Romano, who returned to the
coaching staff at St. John Fisher College. The Warriors, whose losses last
season came to Class AA state finalist Webster Thomas, expect to have six
offensive and four defensive starters back. Schroeder will be in Class AAA.
# John Lockhart will return for a fifth season as Greece Arcadia's coach. The
Titans were 5-4 last season.
The Roberts Wesleyan College women's soccer team believes in adding
Spencerport's Laura Willit it has gained a "great attacking player with speed
and vision," according to coach Dan Berg. Willit, a 2005 All-Greater Rochester
pick, recently signed a letter of intent with the NAIA school in Chili.
Webster Schroeder's varsity cheerleaders earned the grand champions title at
the American Challenge competition in Indianapolis. Schroeder is the champion
of the event's varsity advanced division. ... The Rochester Lady Lions
softball team, comprised of players from nine different area schools, finished
runner-up in last month's U.S. Softball Association Invitational in Orlando.
It earned the Lions a chance top play in the USSA Worlds in Kansas in July.
... The annual "No Frills" football clinic for coaches is 11 a.m. Saturday at
Greece Olympia. Registration is $30 at the door. Call (585) 563-6400 or (585)
966-5118 for more information.