Category: Albany Academy for Boys

Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic

ALBANY – Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy won their games at Saturday’s ZG Slam North South Classic at the Washington Avenue Armory.

Schalmont kicked off the first day of the event with a 63-40 victory over Colonial Council rival Cobleskill-Richmondville. The Bulldogs hung with the Sabres through the first quarter, but Schalmont pulled away with a 13-4 run in the second quarter and a 22-6 spurt in the third quarter.

Shane O’Dell poured in 25 points to lead Schalmont. LJ Randle contributed 11 points, and Gannon Strube added 10 points. Donovan Pacatte got into early foul trouble for Cobleskill-Richmondville and was limited to 10 points. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa shuts out Shenendehowa

Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa moved into a tie with Bethlehem for first place in the Capital District High School Hockey League with a 3-0 victory over Shenendehowa Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility in Glenville.

Goalie Kyle Grace made 25 saves to earn his second shutout of the season for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa (6-2-0 league, 9-3-0 overall). Noah Sinclair tallied in the second period, while Grant Rice and Sean Speck added insurance goals in the third period.

Elsewhere in the CDHSHL, Joe Amodio and Michael Montague each scored a pair of goals to lead Saratoga Springs (6-2-0, 10-3-0) to a 5-2 victory over LaSalle (3-5-0, 4-7-1) at Hudson Valley Community College. Andrew Blanchard also tallied for the Blue Streaks, and goalie Brad Blake stopped 20 shots.

Sebastian Geiger and Nic Pauley notched LaSalle’s goals, and goalie Leo Paul made 19 saves. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa shuts out Shenendehowa”

Hockey: Shenendehowa hangs on to hand Albany Academy its first CDHSHL loss

By ROB JONAS

ALBANY – A three-goal flurry at the end of the first period and some late-game heroics from goalie Kent Leighton helped Shenendehowa defeat Albany Academy 4-3 Thursday, Jan. 10, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany Academy Fieldhouse.

Leighton made several key saves in the third period as Albany Academy (6-1-0 league, 8-2-0 overall) attempted to pull even with the Plainsmen (3-1-0, 7-3-1).

“Great individual effort,” said Shen coach Juan de la Rocha. “He was playing solid all the way through. I love the way he was challenging the puck tonight. There was one play tonight … it was a centering pass that was really labeled for the goal, and somehow he got a blocker on it. It was about midway through the third period. It was tremendous.”

It was the first league loss for Albany Academy, which placed a team in the CDHSHL for the first time since the early 1990s when the school left Section 2 to play in the New England Prep League. The private school still operates a prep league team, with its CDHSHL entry serving as both a development program for younger players and an opportunity for older players to see more ice time.

“I thought we did an outstanding job,” said Albany Academy head coach Dave Rider. “They have an established program, they are very deep in talent [and] they’ve got experience playing in big games. For our kids, this is all brand new, and I thought they showed very well tonight.” Continue reading “Hockey: Shenendehowa hangs on to hand Albany Academy its first CDHSHL loss”

Non-league boys basketball: Mohonasen cruises past Guilderland in rivalry game

Mohonasen and Guilderland used to be neighboring Suburban Council rivals until Mohonasen moved to the Colonial Council this season.

The boys basketball teams from the two schools kept their rivalry going this season, with Mohonasen getting the better of Guilderland 77-41 Saturday, Jan. 5.

Guilderland kept the game close through the first quarter, but Mohonasen used a 22-7 run in the second quarter to build a 37-17 halftime lead. The Mighty Warriors continued their onslaught with a 24-point third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Duncan Tallman sank six three-pointers on his way to a 28-point afternoon for Mohonasen. Chase Monroe contributed 17 points, while Nicholas Richmond, Drew Coelho and Shawn Gillisslee all added eight points.

Billy Lia led Guilderland with 14 points. Continue reading “Non-league boys basketball: Mohonasen cruises past Guilderland in rivalry game”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa strikes quickly in third period to pull away from Capital District

Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa scored three times in the first six minutes of the third period to pull away for a 6-0 victory over the Capital District Jets in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Friday, Jan. 4, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Noah Sinclair tallied 37 seconds into the final period, and Nicholas Nucci struck less than two minutes later to help Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa break the game open. Connor Cecala added a goal at the 5:35 mark to seal the six-goal victory.

Sinclair and Cecala each had a pair of goals, and goalie Kyle Grace made 19 saves to pick up his second shutout of the season for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa. Patrick Turnbull had 47 saves for the Capital District Jets. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa strikes quickly in third period to pull away from Capital District”

Section 2 holiday wrestling tournament recap: Queensbury wins its own tourney, while Granville places second in Vermont

Three wrestlers won their weight classes to lead Queensbury to a first-place finish at its own holiday tournament Friday, Dec. 28.

Ryan Sleezer (113 pounds), Trevor Robbins (126) and Luke Little (145) earned individual titles for the Spartans, who cruised to the team championship with 218.5 points. Ryan defeated his identical twin brother, Dylan, 7-5 in the finals, while Robbins posted the same score in defeating Vincent Santilli of South Glens Falls. Little pinned Corinth’s Sam Tromblee 48 seconds into the second period of their championship bout.

Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George also had three individual champions, as heavyweights Cody York (182 pounds, Cameron Duers (195) and William Mitcham (285) won in the finals. York needed 14 seconds to pin Corinth’s Ray Procter, while Duers scored a late pin to defeat Queensbury’s Seth Guay. Mitcham edged New Hartford’s Austin Bullock 2-0 to win his championship match. Continue reading “Section 2 holiday wrestling tournament recap: Queensbury wins its own tourney, while Granville places second in Vermont”

Boys basketball: Tamarac upends Fort Ann; Albany Academy handles Newburgh Free Academy

Tamarac used a 23-7 second-quarter spurt to pull away for a 64-51 victory over Fort Ann in a non-league boys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22.

Bo Catherwood led a balanced Bengals attack with 18 points. Frank Zotto contributed 12 points, while Anthony Ciampolillo and Jacob DeFreest each added 10 points.

Luke Loso had 16 points, and Ritchie Jones chipped in with 11 points for Fort Ann.

Elsewhere, Albany Academy eased past Newburgh Free Academy 68-55 in a game played at SUNY Cobleskill. Andre Jackson poured in 28 points, and August Mahoney scored 25 points for the Cadets. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Tamarac upends Fort Ann; Albany Academy handles Newburgh Free Academy”

Quality beats quantity as Albany Academy defeats Saratoga Springs in CDHSHL action

It was a case of quality over quantity as Albany Academy defeated Saratoga Springs 5-2 Friday, Dec. 21, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game.

The Blue Streaks out-shot the Cadets 31-17, but the Cadets (5-0-0 league, 5-1-0 overall) made those shots count as they remained undefeated in league play.

Anthony Sericolo led a balanced Albany Academy attack with a goal and two assists, while goalie Dan Guy had 29 saves. Dan Moshier, Jameson McDonald and Jack Ripley also scored goals for the Cadets.

Joe Amodio and Will Detora tallied in the third period for Saratoga Springs (2-2-0, 5-3-0). Continue reading “Quality beats quantity as Albany Academy defeats Saratoga Springs in CDHSHL action”

Saratoga Springs hockey team upends Shenendehowa; Albany Academy shuts out Capital District

Mack Ogden scored a pair of goals to lead Saratoga Springs to a 5-3 victory over Shenendehowa Wednesday, Dec. 19, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at Clifton Park Arena.

Joe Amodio, Anthony LaMonda and Devon Wormley also tallied for the Blue Streaks (2-1-0 league, 5-2-0 overall), and goalie Brad Blake made 21 saves. Continue reading “Saratoga Springs hockey team upends Shenendehowa; Albany Academy shuts out Capital District”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa upends Bethlehem; CBA skates past Capital District

Shenendehowa ended Bethlehem’s winning streak at six games with a 4-3 Capital District High School Hockey League victory over the Eagles Friday, Dec. 14, at Clifton Park Arena.

Cole Haldane and Zach Rupert each had a goal and two assists, and goaltender Kent Leighton stopped 35 shots to help the Plainsmen (2-0-0 league, 4-2-0 overall) knock off the state’s No. 2-ranked Division 1 team. Brennan Alheim and Ryan Saelens also tallied for Shen.

Justin Chenaille struck for two goals, and goalie Michael Kurdziolek made 26 saves for Bethlehem (3-1-0, 6-1-0). Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa upends Bethlehem; CBA skates past Capital District”