We will be taking a look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2 this week.
The number of Class D teams hasn’t changed since last year, but the teams themselves have changed for 2019.
Section 2’s smallest division remains at six teams, but there are some differences from 2018. Rensselaer and Hoosic Valley jumped up to Class C, while Helderberg Valley returns to Class D after spending last season in Class C. Chatham dropped down to Class D after being a Class C mainstay, and Corinth merged with Fort Edward and elected to play in Class D.
Corinth/Fort Edward and Cohoes are both ineligible for the Class D playoffs, as they are not playing in their assigned classes. That means the four Class D playoff teams – Helderberg Valley, Chatham, Whitehall and defending Section 2 champion Warrensburg – have already been determined.
Each team will have five league games and two crossover games during the regular season. Here is a look at the week-by-week schedule, which starts the weekend of Sept. 6 and 7. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class D”
No. 7 Northville used a 14-2 run in the second quarter to break open a close game and pull away for a 53-34 victory over No. 10 Fort Edward in the opening round of the Section 2 Class D boys basketball playoffs Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Nate Reidell hit three shots from behind the three-point line on his way to a 20-point night for Northville, which advances to a quarterfinal match-up against No. 2 Germantown Saturday, Feb. 23, at Stillwater High School. T.J. Wadsworth contributed 16 points, and Jason Ellsworth added 10 points for the Falcons.
James Bombard had 11 points, and Cameron Sullivan chipped in with 10 points for Fort Edward. Continue reading “Section 2 Class D boys basketball playoffs: Northville, New Lebanon among opening round winners”
The top four seeds advanced to the Section 2 Class D girls basketball playoffs with quarterfinal wins Tuesday, Feb. 19.
No. 1 seed Fort Edward survived a defensive battle against Adirondack League rival Whitehall to move on with a 38-27 victory. The Flying Forts built a 17-13 halftime lead before gradually pulling away from the eighth-seeded Railroaders.
Gabby Thomas made three shots from behind the three-point line on her way to an 18-point night for Fort Edward. Zoe Eggleston led Whitehall with 13 points. Continue reading “Section 2 girls basketball: Top four Class D seeds advance to semifinals”
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Brackets for the Section 2 boys basketball playoffs were revealed Wednesday, Feb. 13, and there were not many surprises.
Bethlehem (Class AA), Troy (Class A), Schalmont (Class B), Lake George (Class C) and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (Class D) were named the top seeds by the Section 2 committee. Of the five No. 1 seeds, only Schalmont (19-1) was a mild surprise, as the Sabres were chosen over Foothills Council champion Glens Falls (19-1), which has only an out-of-state loss this season. Schalmont suffered an 80-69 loss to Colonial Council rival LaSalle Thursday, Feb. 7, for its only setback of the season, but grabbed the top seed due to a better strength of schedule, according to boys basketball chairman Will Ferguson.
“They were so close that Schalmont’s [seeding] points were only slightly ahead on the sheet,” said Fergsuon. “Then, there was the schedule … the number of AA’s and A;s played vs. the B’ and C’s they played against each other. One of the other key factors was Schalmont knocked off Troy, which was the No. 1 seed for the A’s.” Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds”
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Section 2 announced its brackets for this year’s girls basketball tournament Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Shenendehowa (Class AA), Averill Park (Class A), Tamarac (Class B), Cambridge (Class C) and Fort Edward (Class D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective brackets. Shen, Averill Park and Fort Edward received byes into the quarterfinals.
Preliminary round games in Class B and C are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14. Opening round games in Class AA, Class A and Class D take place Friday, Feb. 15. Continue reading “Section 2 girls basketball playoffs: Shenendehowa, Averill Park, Tamarac, Cambridge and Fort Edward receive top seeds”
Warrensburg’s balanced attack was too much for Fort Ann to overcome, as the Burghers pulled away for a 73-46 victory Friday, Jan. 25, in an Adirondack League girls basketball game.
Three Warrensburg players reached double digits in the scoring column, led by Hope Boland’s 18 points. Megan Hughes contributed 17 points, and Abigail Ranous added 16 points for the Burghers.
Amanda Godfrey netted 23 points for Fort Ann, which trailed 47-26 at halftime. Continue reading “Adirondack League girls basketball: Warrensburg’s balanced attack too much for Fort Ann”
Warrensburg remained the only undefeated Adirondack League girls basketball team with a 69-30 victory over Hadley-Luzerne Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The Eagles led the Burghers by one point after the first quarter, but Warrensburg (10-0 league, 14-0 overall) outscored Hadley-Luzerne 56-16 over the final three quarters to pull away.
Abigail Ranous poured in 23 points, and Megan Hughes contributed 20 points for Warrensburg, which entered the game ranked 10th in the New York State Sportswriters Association’s Class C poll. The Burghers are one of four Section 2 teams ranked in the top 10, with Hoosic Valley (No. 5), Cambridge (No. 6) and Maple Hill (No. 8) ahead of them.
Kassidy Plummer netted 13 points for Hadley-Luzerne Continue reading “Adirondack League girls basketball: Warrensburg remains undefeated with victory over Hadley-Luzerne”
After scoring one point in the first quarter, Whitehall outscored Granville 36-10 over the final three quarters to defeat the Golden Horde 37-20 Friday, Jan. 11, in an Adirondack League girls basketball game.
Zoe Eggleston and Ashlyn Groesbeck each scored nine points for the Railroaders. Groesbeck hit three shots from behind the three-point arc.
Haley Corlew had seven points for Granville, including a pair of three-pointers. Continue reading “Adirondack League girls basketball: Whitehall rebounds from rough start to defeat Granville”
Glens Falls quarterback Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Co-Player of the Year for the second year in a row when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its small school all-state football teams Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Girard threw for 3,084 yards and 36 touchdowns against six interceptions to lead the Indians to their second state Class B title in three years. He also carried the ball 107 times for 395 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he had three touchdowns on defense and special teams.
Girard split Player of the Year honors with Batavia running back Ray Leach, who set Section 5 records for rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored in leading the Blue Devils to the state final against Glens Falls.
Glens Falls kicker Sam Hogan and Hudson linebacker Spencer Goldstein were first team all-state selections in Class B. Hogan converted 57 extra point kicks and added a pair of field goals, while Goldstein was one of the top defenders for a Hudson team that finished second in the Reinfurt Division. Continue reading “Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state”
The opening round of the Section 2 Class C and Class D girls volleyball tournaments took place Wednesday, Oct. 24.
In Class C, most of the higher seeds won their opening round matches. The exceptions were No. 12 Greenville (15-4) and No. 10 Tamarac (9-6). Greenville edged No. 5 Saratoga Central Catholic 3-2, while Tamarac swept No. 7 Hudson 25-13, 25-19 and 25-23.
No. 3 Stillwater (13-2), No. 4 Catskill (19-0), No. 6 Albany Academy for Girls (7-8) and No. 8 Canajoharie/Fort Plain (7-3) all won their opening round matches. Stillwater defeated No. 14 Chatham 3-0 to advance into the quarterfinals against Albany Academy for Girls, which defeated No. 11 Loudonville Christian 3-1. Catskill swept No. 13 Taconic Hills 3-0, and Canajoharie/Fort Plain defeated No. 9 Mechanicville 3-0. Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball: Tamarac, Stillwater and Catskill among Class C teams advancing through opening round”