Category: Rensselaer

Patroon Conference boys basketball: Maple Hill handles Catskill

The Maple Hill boys basketball team moved into a tie with Catskill for first place in the Patroon Conference with a 73-60 over the Cats Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Schodack.

Nate Mannion and Quinn Pratico each scored 20 points for the Wildcats (9-2 league, 12-2 overall), who put the game out of reach with a 24-point fourth quarter. Rian Jewett added 11 points.

Justice Brantley scored 17 points for Catskill (9-2, 12-3), while Bervonis Donely and Devon Haye each contributed 12 points. Continue reading “Patroon Conference boys basketball: Maple Hill handles Catskill”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill surges past Catskill

Maple Hill used a 16-3 run in the third quarter to pull away for a 58-36 victory over Catskill Tuesday, Jan. 15, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Lydia Chittenden and Natasha Strock each scored 14 points for the Wildcats, who led 28-24 at halftime. Lauryn Smith contributed 10 points in the victory.

Ashley Shook had 14 points, and Janay Brantley added 12 points for Catskill. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill surges past Catskill”

Maple Hill basketball teams sweep Rensselaer at Coaches vs. Cancer Day

Maple Hill hosted its annual Coaches vs. Cancer Day Saturday, Jan. 5, with a full day of basketball games.

After the modified and junior varsity squads played, it was time for the varsity boys and girls teams to face Patroon Conference rival Rensselaer. The boys basketball team took the court first and pulled away for a 53-37 victory over the Rams.

Maple Hill grabbed a 15-8 lead in the first quarter and padded its advantage by outscoring Rensselaer 28-16 over the next two periods. The Wildcats’ defense played a major role, as it limited the Rams to a total of 13 field goals over the full four quarters. Continue reading “Maple Hill basketball teams sweep Rensselaer at Coaches vs. Cancer Day”

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”

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. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 wrestling: Corinth wins Sabre Duals at Schalmont”

Patroon Conference wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens handles Taconic Hills; Catskill defeats Rensselaer

Eight Coxsackie-Athens wrestlers recorded pins in an 83-3 Patroon Conference victory over Taconic Hills Thursday, Dec. 13.

Colin Brackett shut out Aidan Scarpinati 6-0 to win his 106-pound bout for Taconic Hills, but pins by Logan Campbell (113) and Kyle Green (120) got Coxsackie-Athens going. Noah Bartels (138), Julian Cruz (145), Colin Riley (152), Andrew Riley (170), Colby Lord (182) and Marc Martinez (285) also pinned their opponents for the Indians. Continue reading “Patroon Conference wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens handles Taconic Hills; Catskill defeats Rensselaer”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill shuts down Greenville; Taconic Hills wins in OT

Maple Hill’s defense limited Greenville to less than seven points in each quarter as the Wildcats pulled away for a 40-15 victory over the Spartans Wednesday, Dec. 12, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Maple Hill had a difficult time pulling away from Greenville in the first half, but the Wildcats broke the game open with a 16-6 run in the third quarter that gave them a 28-13 lead.

Natasha Strock had seven points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots to lead a balanced attack for Maple Hill, which remained undefeated after five league games. Paige Bleau and Lydia Chittenden each contributed six points.

Skyla VanVleet netted seven points for Greenville. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill shuts down Greenville; Taconic Hills wins in OT”

Patroon Conference wrestling: Pins help Coxsackie-Athens defeat Rensselaer

Coxsackie-Athens got the better of Rensselaer 66-18 Thursday, Dec. 6, in a Patroon Conference wrestling match.

Andrew Riley (170 pounds), Colby Lord (182) and Marc Martinez (285) earned pins for the Indians. Riley recorded his pin against Angel Garcia in the final second of their match, while Martinez provided the fastest fall of the evening when he pinned Floyd O’Brien 46 seconds into their bout.

Eh-Doh Kyi (138 pounds) and Eh Doh Moo (99) pinned their opponents for Rensselaer. Be Soe Gaet (145) and Jeremy Hover (106) also won their bouts for the Rams. Continue reading “Patroon Conference wrestling: Pins help Coxsackie-Athens defeat Rensselaer”

Patroon Conference girls basketball preview: Rensselaer Rams

Team: Rensselaer

Head coach: Kristin Alonzo

Last year’s record: 12-8

Playoff result: Won play-in game; lost in opening round to Lake George Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball preview: Rensselaer Rams”