Category: Loudonville Christian

Section 2 girls volleyball: Tamarac, Stillwater and Catskill among Class C teams advancing through opening round

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”

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Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced

Shenendehowa (AA), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (A), Broadalbin-Perth (B), Voorheesville (C) and Galway (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2018 Section 2 girls volleyball tournament.

Brackets were released Tuesday, Oct. 23, with first round matches scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 24. The match-ups are as follows: Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced”

Section 2 Class D playoffs: Top two seeds advance to semifinals

No. 1 Fort Ann and No. 2 Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville each moved into the Section 2 Class D boys soccer semifinals following quarterfinal victories Thursday, Oct. 18.

Fort Ann (14-3-0) defeated No. 8 Argyle 4-0 at Queensbury High School. The game was scoreless until the second half, when Brendan Wright struck for three goals and assisted on Aidan Barnes’ tally for the Cardinals.

Goalkeeper Jared Montello had five saves for Argyle (6-10-0).

OESJ defeated No. 7 Loudonville Christian 2-0 to reach the semifinals. Jack Brundage had both goals for the Wolves (15-2-0). Josiah Westfall stopped 12 shots on goal for the Eagles (5-7-2).

The other two quarterfinals games take place Friday, Oct. 19, with No. 5 New Lebanon at No. 4 Hartford and No. 6 North Warren at No. 3 Bishop Maginn.

Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set

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”

Central Hudson Valley League boys soccer: New Lebanon edges Loudonville Christian

NEW LEBANON – An own goal proved to be the deciding goal in New Lebanon’s 1-0 victory over Loudonville Christian in a Central Hudson Valley League boys soccer game Monday, Sept. 17.

Both sides had opportunities to score goals, but only New Lebanon cashed in when Evan Vandeusen’s second-half shot bounced off a Loudonville Christian defender’s body and into the net.

Girls volleyball: Tamarac fends off Loudonville Christian in non-league match

Tamarac logoLOUDONVILLE – Tamarac needed a late rally to close out Loudonville Christian School 3-1 in a non-league girls volleyball match Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Trailing 16-10 in the fourth set, the Bengals went on a 9-1 run to take a 19-17 lead. The Eagles rallied back and had three chances to win the set, which would have forced a fifth set. However, Tamarac fought off the three set points and won 28-26 to clinch the match.

Tamarac won the first two sets 25-9 and 25-14, and the Bengals led the third set 24-20 before Loudonville Christian rallied for a 27-25 victory to keep the match going.

The Lowdown: Boys soccer

By ROB JONAS

As we draw closer to the start of fall sports team practices, Capital Region HS Sports is taking a look back at the 2017 season and any notable changes for 2018. Today, we examine Section 2 boys soccer.

2017 Recap

League champions
Adirondack League East: Fort Ann
Adirondack League West: Lake George
Central Hudson Valley League: Loudonville Christian and Bishop Maginn (tie)
Colonial Council: Ichabod Crane
Foothills Council North: Queensbury
Foothills Council South: Scotia-Glenville
Patroon Conference: Catskill and Greenville (tied for most points)
Suburban Council Blue: Saratoga Springs
Suburban Council Gray: Christian Brothers Academy
Western Athletic Conference Division 1: Mayfield
Western Athletic Conference Division 2: Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville (OESJ)
Wasaren League Division 1: Mechanicville
Wasaren League Division 2: Cambridge

Section 2 champions
Class AA: Shenendehowa defeated CBA 2-1
Class A: Queensbury defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 3-1
Class B: Ichabod Crane defeated Schalmont 2-0
Class CC: Greenville defeated Lake George 1-0
Class C: Maple Hill defeated Berlin 2-0
Class D: Fort Ann defeated Loudonville Christian 3-1

2018 Update
New BEDS numbers mean Ballston Spa and Troy have moved to Class A. Class AA and Class A now have the same number of schools (12). Note: Ballston Spa missed the cutoff to remain in Class AA by two students (963). Greenville hit the low-end cutoff for Class B (270) after playing in Class C last year. Corinth also made the move up from Class C to Class B.

Class C remains the largest group in Section 2 with 25 schools, with Class B following with 22 schools. Last year, Section 2 divided Class C into two groups (Class CC and Class C) for the playoffs.

Mohonasen and Fonda-Fultonville are in new leagues this season. Mohonasen left the Suburban Council to join the Colonial Council, where it will have the opportunity to face crosstown rival Schalmont as part of its league schedule. Fonda-Fultonville parted ways with the Colonial Council to join the Western Athletic Conference.

There are three new rules being implemented by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association this season. The first allows players to wear a head covering for medical, cosmetic or religious reasons. The second allows referees to issue a yellow or a red card when they determine that an obvious scoring opportunity has been denied by a foul committed by an opposing player, depending on the seriousness of the foul. Lastly, referees can award a direct free kick if they determine that a player or a coach interfered with play or an official by leaving the bench.

The first day for soccer practices is Monday, Aug. 13.