Three Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross country runners named first team All-State by sportswriters association

Cross Country Sectionals-28Three Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross country team members were named Class B first team All-State runners by the New York State Sportswriters Association Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Seniors Tyler Berg, Aidan Gillooley and Evan Brennan joined Runner of the Year Parker Stokes (Maine-Endwell), Ryan Guerci (Nanuet), Sam Lawler (Pittsford Mendon) and Jack Rosencrans (North Shore) in receiving first team honors. Senior Nick Hunziker was named to the second team, and junior Kevin Board received fourth team honors. Junior David Metacarpa was an honorable mention. Continue reading “Three Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross country runners named first team All-State by sportswriters association”

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Foothills Council bowling: Riley Griffiths’ big day leads Gloversville past Scotia-Glenville

Riley Griffths had a big evening for Gloversville in a 3,683-3,033 victory over Scotia-Glenville Monday, Dec. 17, in a Foothills Council bowling match.

Griffths rolled a 276 in the second of his three games on his way to recording a 724 series for Gloversville. Derek Taylor bowled a pair of 229 games as part of a 658 series, and Lane Daley added a 636 series.

Ryan Rockwell led Scotia-Glenville with a 222 game and a 581 series.

Scenes from the Shenendehowa Holiday Invitational boys swim meet

CLIFTON PARK – Shenendehowa hosted its annual Holiday Invitational boys swimming and diving meet Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center. Several Section 2 teams and other top programs from across the state competed in the event.

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Scenes from Section 2 wrestling: Corinth wins Sabre Duals at Schalmont

ROTTERDAM – Corinth swept its five opponents to win the Sabre Duals wrestling tournament Saturday, Dec. 15, at Schalmont High School.

The Tomahawks edged Schalmont 42-36 in the fourth round to turn aside their closest competitor at the six-team tournament. Schalmont finished second with a 4-1 record after defeating Albany, Lansingburgh, Berlin/New Lebanon and Rensselaer.

Photos by Rob Jonas

Western Athletic Conference girls basketball: Mekeel Christian pulls away in fourth quarter to defeat Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons

By ROB JONAS

SCHENECTADY – Mekeel Christian Academy scored the first 15 points of the game and then had to fend off several challenges before pulling away for a 49-31 victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Friday, Dec. 14, in a Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game.

ND-BG made several attempts to get the deficit below 10 points before Mekeel Christian sealed the victory by closing the game on an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference girls basketball: Mekeel Christian pulls away in fourth quarter to defeat Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Voorheesville soars past Cohoes; Lansingburgh fends off LaSalle

Voorheesville went on a 27-11 run over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat Cohoes 51-35 Friday, Dec. 14, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Ian Owens had 15 points, and Luke Palmer contributed 12 points for the Blackbirds, who did not allow a Cohoes player to break double digits in the scoring column. Ivan Brajac scored six points for the Tigers.

In another defensive battle, Lansingburgh fended off LaSalle 44-34. The Knights outscored the Cadets 10-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the 10-point win.

Isaiah Knight netted 14 points, and Trevor Green chipped in with 12 points for Lansingburgh. Liam Mooney led LaSalle with 14 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Voorheesville soars past Cohoes; Lansingburgh fends off LaSalle”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Frank Zotto’s big second half propels Tamarac past Greenwich

Frank Zotto scored 22 of his team-high 29 points in the second half to lead Tamarac to a 75-71 victory over Greenwich Friday, Dec. 14, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Zotto scored 13 points in the third quarter alone to help the Bengals erase a two-point halftime deficit. Jacob DeFreest contributed seven points during the surge and finished with 17 points.

John Walsh had 27 points, and Alex Curtis added 14 points for Greenwich. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Frank Zotto’s big second half propels Tamarac past Greenwich”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa upends Bethlehem; CBA skates past Capital District

Shenendehowa ended Bethlehem’s winning streak at six games with a 4-3 Capital District High School Hockey League victory over the Eagles Friday, Dec. 14, at Clifton Park Arena.

Cole Haldane and Zach Rupert each had a goal and two assists, and goaltender Kent Leighton stopped 35 shots to help the Plainsmen (2-0-0 league, 4-2-0 overall) knock off the state’s No. 2-ranked Division 1 team. Brennan Alheim and Ryan Saelens also tallied for Shen.

Justin Chenaille struck for two goals, and goalie Michael Kurdziolek made 26 saves for Bethlehem (3-1-0, 6-1-0). Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa upends Bethlehem; CBA skates past Capital District”

Colonial Council girls basketball: Cobleskill-Richmondville rallies past Albany Academy for Girls

Cobleskill-Richmondville outscored Albany Academy for Girls 18-11 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 51-43 victory Friday, Dec. 14, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.

Ellia Dannible and Jess Meade each scored 12 points for Cobleskill-Richmondville, which held a one-point halftime lead. Aaliyah Juste netted 21 points, and Mianna Jackson added 12 points for Albany Academy for Girls.

Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Voorheesville won a defensive battle against Cohoes by pulling away for a 44-23 victory. The Blackbirds outscored the Tigers 25-9 in the second half to take command of the game.

Olivia Barringer had 13 points, and Claudia Reilly contributed 10 points for Voorheesville. Olivia Huneau scored 12 points for Cohoes. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Cobleskill-Richmondville rallies past Albany Academy for Girls”

Boys soccer: Anthony Carlucci receives first team all-state honors for second time

Ichabod Crane senior midfielder Anthony Carlucci received his second consecutive first team recognition when the United Soccer Coaches announced its All-New York boys soccer team Friday, Dec. 14.

Carlucci was named to the small schools division (classes B, C and D) first team after putting together a strong 2018 campaign, in which he scored 16 goals in leading the Riders to the Section 2 Class B final. Teammate Gio Gomez was selected as a fifth team all-star. Continue reading “Boys soccer: Anthony Carlucci receives first team all-state honors for second time”