By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – One race lived up to its pre-event billing, while another showdown never materialized at Friday’s Section 2 Cross Country Championships at a soggy Saratoga Spa State Park.
The Class A boys race turned into a battle royale between Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs, with the Plainsmen pulling out a three-point victory over the Blue Streaks, 60-63. Saratoga had two of the top four runners in the race, but Shen’s pack mentality proved to be the deciding factor.
“Our sixth and seventh runners beat Saratoga’s fifth runner. That was the game right there,” said Shen boys head coach Lance Jordan. Continue reading “A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country Championships”
By ROB JONAS
Christian Brothers Academy (Class AA), Queensbury (A), Schalmont (B), Lake George (C) and Fort Ann (D) are the No. 1 seeds in this year’s Section 2 boys soccer playoffs.
CBA earned the No. 1 seed after posting the best record in the Suburban Council (12-1-1 league, 13-1-1 overall). The Brothers – along with No. 2 Albany (11-2-1, 12-2-1), No. 3 Bethlehem (10-3-1, 12-3-1) and No. 4 Shenendehowa (10-3-1, 10-3-1) – received byes through the first round.
Queensbury (15-1-0), No. 2 Albany Academy (11-5-0), No. 3 Averill Park (6-8-2), No. 4 South Glens Falls (10-6-0) and No. 5 Mohonasen (9-5-2) all received byes in Class A.
Here are all of the match-ups for the first two rounds of Sectionals: Continue reading “Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set”
SCHENECTADY – How “sweep” it was for the Shaker boys and girls cross country teams at this year’s Grout Run Saturday, Oct. 6, at Schenectady’s Central Park.
The Shaker girls fended off Bethlehem 34-42 for the Varsity Division I championship, while the Shaker boys eased past Schenectady 26-54 in the Varsity Division II race.
“I’m really proud of them. They did really well,” said Shaker girls cross country coach Marbry Gansle. Continue reading “Shaker cross country sweeps team titles at Grout Run”
SCHENECTADY – The annual Grout Run took place Saturday, Oct. 6, at Schenectady’s Central Park. More than 20 teams from around New York State ran on the 2.75-mile road course in and around the park.
Washingtonville (Section 9), Shaker and Broadalbin-Perth won their respective boys varsity division team titles; while Shaker, Greenwich and Duanesburg took the girls varsity division team titles. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 cross country: Grout Run 2018 highlights”
SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Shaker claimed first place in the Girls Varsity division, and Saranac Lake won the boys division title at the South Glens Falls Killian Invitational Saturday, Sept. 29.
Kaleigh Higgins and Leoni Griffin swept the top two places to lead Shaker’s girls team. Higgins won the individual title with a time of 18:14.28, and Griffin took second place with a time of 18:23.09. Continue reading “Cross country: Shaker girls win South Glens Falls Killian Invitational”
Head coach: Christopher Nelson
Last year’s record: 2-16
Playoff result: N/A
Returning starters: Victor Hernandez (forward), Conner Monroe (forward), Shane Caunter (forward), Jay Hopper (midfield), Joe Phelps (midfield), Jack Jannings (midfield), Alfonso Hernandez (defense), Caleb Morehouse (defense), Jack Buckman (defense), John Winter (defense)
Graduated: Stephen Monroe (goalkeeper), Peter Clune (defense)
Newcomers: Ryan Hill (defense), John Conway (defense), Dominic Giordano (forward)
Outlook for season: Nelson said North Warren is hoping for a turnaround after a 2017 season that included a number of injuries and one-goal losses.
“We were very young last year, and we are returning almost every single starter,” said Nelson. “We look forward to seeing how a healthy and more experienced team plays together and continues to grow as a single unit. We feel that we have the skill level and work ethic that wil lhelp our team to be successful this coming season.”