Adirondack League reveals girls soccer Player of the Year and all-star teams

Lake George’s Sarah Kohls was named the Player of the Year when the Adirondack League girls soccer coaches unveiled their all-star teams for the 2018 season Monday, Nov. 12.

Kohls scored 24 goals and added eight assists to lead Lake George to the league title and a Section 2 Class C semifinal appearance.

The rest of the Adirondack League all-stars are as follows: Continue reading “Adirondack League reveals girls soccer Player of the Year and all-star teams”

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Five Section 2 teams advance to NYSPHSAA Girls Volleyball Championships with regional wins

Section 2 will be well represented at this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball Championships at Cool Insuring Arena.

All five Sectional representatives won their regional finals Saturday, Nov. 10, to qualify for the state tournament, which takes place Nov. 17 and 18 in Glens Falls.

Class AA champion Shenendehowa had the toughest challenge of regionals, as it needed four sets to defeat Section 3 champion Baldwinsville at Gloversville High School. The Plainswomen won the first two sets 27-25 and 25-22 before the Bees took the third set 25-22. Shen and Baldwinsville continued to battle back and forth before the Plainswomen closed out the match with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set. Continue reading “Five Section 2 teams advance to NYSPHSAA Girls Volleyball Championships with regional wins”

Stillwater girls soccer caps undefeated season with a state title

CORTLAND – Seven playoff games. Thirty-nine goals scored. One goal allowed.

That was the story of Stillwater’s run to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C girls soccer title.

The Warriors capped a 22-0-1 campaign with a 5-0 victory over Section 3 champion Little Falls in the Class C finals Sunday, Nov. 11, at Cortland High School. Brooke Pickett recorded a hat trick, and Keelyn Peacock contributed a goal and three assists to lead Stillwater in the championship contest. Paige Brinsko also tallied for the Warriors.

Stillwater advanced to the title game with a 4-0 semifinal victory over Section 1’s Haldane Saturday, Nov. 10. Pickett and Teya Staie each notched a pair of goals for Stillwater, which out-shot Haldane 14-4. Goalkeeper Abigail Platt made 10 saves for Haldane.

Pickett’s five-goal performance in the state tournament gave the junior forward 52 goals for the 2018 season – tops among Section 2 players. Seventeen of Pickett’s 52 goals came during the playoffs.

Bethlehem, Fort Ann reach finals of NYSPHSAA girls soccer tournament

CORTLAND – Bethlehem and Fort Ann each fell short in their bids for a state title in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Soccer Championships Nov. 10 and 11 in Cortland.

Bethlehem reached the Class AA finals before losing to Section 9 champion Monroe-Woodbury 1-0 Sunday at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. Kaelyn Salatto scored on a corner kick late in the second half to give Monroe-Woodbury the lead.

Bethlehem advanced to the championship contest with a 2-1 semifinal victory over Section 6 representative Clarence Saturday. Brianna Price tallied twice for the Lady Eagles, and goalkeeper Shannon Donnelly made six saves.

Fort Ann’s bid for a Class D championship ended with a 1-0 loss to Section 5’s Kendall Sunday. Hailee Mitchell notched the lone goal of the game in the second half for Kendall.

The Cardinals reached the state finals with a 2-1 semifinal victory over Section 10’s Parishville-Hopkinton Saturday. Amanda Godfrey and Sarah Paige scored Fort Ann’s goals.

Queensbury, Schalmont boys soccer teams fall in state semifinals

MIDDLETOWN – Queensbury and Schalmont fell in the semifinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys soccer tournament Saturday, Nov. 10.

Queensbury, which entered as the top-ranked Class A team in the state, lost to Somers (Section 1) 2-1 in its semifinal contest. Lucas Fecci and John Riina scored for Somers, while Aidan Jordi-Donnelly had a second-half goal for Queensbury.

Schalmont fell to Section 3 champion Westhil 3-1 in the Class B semifinals. Mark Etoll, Jack Grooms and Braden Krzykowski notched goals for Westhill, while Devin Renaud tallied for Schalmont.

Three Section 2 cross country teams claim titles at NYSPHSAA meet

KINGS PARK – It was a good day for Section 2 at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sunken Meadow State Park.

Saratoga Springs ended Fayetteville-Manlius’ 12-year reign as the girls Class A team champion by edging the Section 3 powerhouse 46-47, and in the process won its first state title since 2005. Kelsey Chmiel led the Blue Streaks with a second-place finish in a time of 17:20.6, 18.5 seconds behind individual champion Katelyn Touhy (North Rockland). Ella Kurto (sixth place, 18:35.3) and Emily Bush (21st, 19:26.1) also landed in the top 25 for Saratoga Springs. Continue reading “Three Section 2 cross country teams claim titles at NYSPHSAA meet”

Boys soccer: NYSPHSAA switches site for Class A semifinals

With heavy rain in the forecast for Middletown Friday night, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has moved the site of the Class A boys soccer semifinals.

Section 2 champion Queensbury will meet Section 1 champion Somers Saturday, Nov. 10, at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. The winner of that contest will play either Brighton (Section 5) or Amityville (Section 11) in the finals Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Middletown High School’s turf field. The semifinals were scheduled to be played at one of the grass fields at the Middletown school district complex.

There is no change to the Class B schedule. Section 2 champion Schalmont meets Section 3 representative Westhill Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Middletown High School turf field. The winner advances to the finals Sunday at 10:30 a.m. against either East Aurora (Section 6) or Briarcliff (Section 1).

Cross country state championships preview: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys, Saratoga Springs and Greenwich girls among teams favored to win

By ROB JONAS

Three Section 2 teams are among the favorites to claim titles at Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island.

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys team has its sights set on the Class B title after completing an impressive regular season, capped by a dominating performance at the Section 2 Championships Nov. 2. The Spartans claimed five of the top six places and had seven runners finish in the top 10 to breeze to the Sectional title by a margin of 65 points. Continue reading “Cross country state championships preview: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys, Saratoga Springs and Greenwich girls among teams favored to win”

Bethlehem, Stillwater and Fort Ann travel to Cortland for state girls soccer semis

Three Section 2 girls teams are heading to Cortland for this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.

Bethlehem (Class AA), Stillwater (Class C) and Fort Ann (Class D) advanced through regionals to reach Saturday’s state semifinal rounds in their respective classes. The winners of Saturday’s semifinals play again Sunday for the championship. Continue reading “Bethlehem, Stillwater and Fort Ann travel to Cortland for state girls soccer semis”

Colonial Council girls soccer coaches name Ava Panto Player of the Year

Academy of the Holy Names junior Ava Panto was named the Player of the Year when the Colonial Council announced its girls soccer all-stars Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Panto scored a team-high 38 goals and added eight assists to help Holy Names win the Colonial Council Liberty Division and the Section 2 Class B titles.

Four more Holy Names players – Megan Marini, Bella Tronco, Marissa DeMartino and Grace Field – were named first team all-stars. Schalmont, Voorheesville and Mohonasen also had four players selected to the first team. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer coaches name Ava Panto Player of the Year”