Princeton Lax Coach Suspended for Incident

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Princeton, n.j. — Chris Bates, head coach of the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team and a 1990 Dartmouth graduate, was placed on administrative leave Monday because of contact made with a Brown University player during the teams’ Ivy League game Saturday in Providence, R.I.

ESPN online video shows the Bears’ John Yazzo-Scaperotta running off the field in front of the Tigers’ bench early in the second half. Bates, standing a few steps onto the playing surface, throws his right forearm into Yazzo-Scaperotta’s right shoulder. No foul was called, but a Princeton press release Monday read in part that the “university is taking this matter seriously and will be conducting a prompt and thorough review. Offensive coordinator Matt Madalon will lead the team during this process.”

Bates, who played at Dartmouth, previously was the head coach at Drexel. He was hired in 2009, following Bill Tierney, who departed for Denver University after winning six national titles with Princeton. The Tigers are 2-6 this season and were 9-6 last spring. The program has not reached the NCAA tournament since 2012.       — Tris Wykes

FootballDartmouth Hands Out Team Awards 

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team gathered this week to celebrate last fall’s Ivy League championship and hand out team awards for the season.

To no surprise, senior quarterback Dalyn Williams received the Coach Bob Blackman Trophy as team MVP. The Texas native broke several Dartmouth records during the Big Green’s 9-1 campaign, completing 219 of 342 passes for 2,592 yards and 17 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He graduates having hit on 620 of 989 passes for 7,458 yards and 56 TDs.

In all, Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens handed out 18 awards, including one to Hanover High graduate Dan Gorman. The Etna native left with the Manners Makyth Man Award as the player who best conducted himself to the team’s advantage.

Girls TennisWoodstock 6, Springfield 1

Woodstock — The Wasps (1-0) swept to four straight-sets wins to control the Cosmos in their season opener at the Woodstock Athletic Club.

Morgan Hartman, Kenzie Biele, Sarah Findeisen and the doubles team of Emma King and Elise Gershardt all won for Woodstock, which also picked up two forfeit victories. Springfield’s Lexi Bellows battled her way past the Wasps’ Grace Frazier, 1-6, 6-2, 10-4, at first singles for the visitors’ point.

Woodstock hosts Burr & Burton on Wednesday

Women’s GolfBig Green Wins in Pa.

Littlestown, Pa. — Dartmouth came home on Monday with the title at the Seahawk Invitational, posting a team tally of 61-over-par 637 at the par-72 Quail Valley Golf Course.

The Big Green shot a team 318 on the final day, edging tournament host Wagner by a stroke. Albany took third at 642.

Sophomre Radi Sauro led the Big Green with a final-round 77. Having won its first tournament since last September’s Dartmouth Invitational, the Big Green moves on to the Dolores Black Invitational in Bowling Green, Ohio, this weekend.