Category: Cohoes

Colonial Council girls soccer coaches name Ava Panto Player of the Year

Academy of the Holy Names junior Ava Panto was named the Player of the Year when the Colonial Council announced its girls soccer all-stars Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Panto scored a team-high 38 goals and added eight assists to help Holy Names win the Colonial Council Liberty Division and the Section 2 Class B titles.

Four more Holy Names players – Megan Marini, Bella Tronco, Marissa DeMartino and Grace Field – were named first team all-stars. Schalmont, Voorheesville and Mohonasen also had four players selected to the first team. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer coaches name Ava Panto Player of the Year”


Section 2 Class B girls soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Voorheesville among opening round winners

Five players had multi-goal games for No. 2 Schalmont in a 15-0 victory over No. 15 Corinth in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B girls soccer playoffs Thursday, Oct. 18.

Isabella Amoroso recorded a hat trick and two assists, while Sofia Cassano contributed two goals and two assists for the Sabres (15-1-1), ranked No. 4 among Class B teams in the New York State Sportswriters Association poll. Jules Monlea, Ashley Cirilla and Chloe Schaffer all tallied twice, and Isabella Almodovar added three assists. Continue reading “Section 2 Class B girls soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Voorheesville among opening round winners”

Section 2 Class B boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Ichabod Crane among first round winners

Quarterfinal match-ups are now set in Class B, as eight boys soccer teams advanced to the next round of the Section 2 playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Top-seeded Schalmont (14-1-2) shut out Colonial Council rival Cohoes 4-0 in Rotterdam. Dom Scalice tallied twice for the Sabres, who shook off a slow start to pull away with three second-half goals. Zach Metzold and Dylan Martin also scored goals.

Goalkeeper Jordan Prouty made 12 saves for No. 16 Cohoes (3-15-0). Continue reading “Section 2 Class B boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Ichabod Crane among first round winners”

Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set


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”

Colonial Council girls soccer: Ava Panto’s four-goal day leads Holy Names past Cohoes

Ava Panto scored four goals and added an assist to lead Academy of the Holy Names to an 8-0 victory over Cohoes Saturday, Sept. 29, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.

All four of Panto’s goals came in the second half as Holy Names pulled away from Cohoes. Megan Marini contributed two goals and an assist, while Grace Field and Bella Tronco added goals.

Kathleen Harris made four saves in goal to pick up the shutout for Holy Names.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Rotterdam rivals play to scoreless tie; Catholic Central edges Cohoes

The first Colonial Council boys soccer battle between Rotterdam rivals Mohonasen and Schalmont ended in a scoreless draw Saturday, Sept. 29.

Most of the action was in the midfield, as neither side generated many quality shots on goal. Schalmont goalkeeper Ryan Taylor had four saves, while his Mohonasen counterpart, Tyson Hallberg, stopped three shots to keep a clean ledger.

Elsewhere, Catholic Central pulled out a 3-2 victory over Cohoes. Lucas Kania tallied twice, Joe Piperata contributed a goal and Noah Miller had six saves between the posts for the Crusaders.

Jarron Frangie and Adrian Sherman scored Cohoes’ goals, and goalies Paul Jewett and Jordan Prouty had a combined total of seven saves.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Big first half propels Schalmont past Cohoes

ROTTERDAM – A big burst in the first half was all the Schalmont boys soccer team needed to win its sixth consecutive game.

The Sabres (6-1-0) scored three times in a 10-minute span to pull away for a 5-1 Colonial Council victory over Cohoes Tuesday, Sept. 18. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys soccer: Big first half propels Schalmont past Cohoes”

Colonial Council girls soccer: Holy Names defeats Voorheesville; Mohonasen cruises past Cohoes

Ava Panto’s two second-half goals helped Academy of the Holy Names defeat Voorheesville 3-1 Friday, Sept. 14, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.

Panto headed in a cross from Julia Tronco, and she knocked in an insurance goal off a feed from Bella Tronco for Holy Names. Bella Tronco scored in the first half off an assist by Grace Field that gave Holy Names a 1-0 lead. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer: Holy Names defeats Voorheesville; Mohonasen cruises past Cohoes”

Colonial Council boys soccer: LaSalle upends Schalmont on the road; Catholic Central cruises past Cohoes

LaSalle began its Colonial Council season by pulling away for a 3-1 road victory at Schalmont Thursday, Aug. 30.

Colin Giombetti scored off an assist from Sam Haita less than 10 minutes into the first half to put the Cadets in front. Giombetti then fed Tyler Trahan for LaSalle’s second goal early in the second half. Trahan tallied again by intercepting a back pass to the Schalmont goalkeeper.

Ryan Edwards scored of a Luca Santabarbara assist with 17 minutes left in the game for Schalmont.

LaSalle goaltender Anthony Rotello made 11 saves, while Schalmont netminder Ryan Taylor stopped eight shots.

In another Colonial Council contest, Catholic Central downed Cohoes 5-1. Liam McDonald led the Crusaders with two goals and two assists, while Lucas Kania added a goal and two helpers. Devon Harrigan and Daniel Callaghan each added a goal.

Jarron Frangie tallied for Cohoes, and goalkeepers Paul Jewett and Jordan Prouly combined to stop eight shots.

Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame announces inaugural class

Eighteen athletes, coaches and officials comprise the inaugural class of the Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame.

The list of inductees includes six Olympic athletes, one Olympic official, four NCAA champions and a slew of Section 2 record holders.

The inaugural class features:

  • Andy Bloom (Niskayuna/Wake Forest) – A 1996 NCAA champion in the shot put, Bloom placed fourth in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
  • Tracy Baskin (Albany/Seton Hall) – A 1987 NCAA champion in the 800-meter race, Baskin was ranked fourth in the world in 1988 and participated in the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea
  • Tim Lewis (Shenendehowa/University of Colorado) – Competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul as a racewalker; won the national 20-kilometer racewalk title several times from 1987 to 1995
  • Diana Richburg (Lansingburgh/University at Albany) – Competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles; won the 1985 national title in the women’s 1,500-meter race; held the United States indoor record for the women’s 1,000-meter race
  • Rudy Winkler (Averill Park/Cornell University/Rutgers University) – Won the 2016 NCAA and USATF championships in the hammer throw; competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aliann Pompey (Cohoes/Manhattan College) – Represented Guyana in the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics; won an NCAA indoor track and field championship in the women’s 200-meter race
  • Arthur Allen (Mont Pleasant/Northeastern University) – Two-time New York State high school champion in the boys’ 300-meter race (indoors) and the boys’ 200-meter race (outdoors)
  • Nicole Blood (Saratoga Springs/University of Oregon) – Two-time Millrose Games champion in the high school mile race; won state and national high school titles in the girls’ mile and two mile races
  • Shelly Choppa (Glens Falls/Arizona State) – A four-time state high school champion in the high jump; was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 1988 by Track and Field News
  • Cheri Goddard Kenah (Saratoga Springs/Villanova University) – Won the state and Federation titles in cross country; was part of Villanova’s world record-breaking 4×1500 meter relay team; competed internationally
  • Miles Irish (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/Georgetown University) – A two-time state indoor track champion; set national indoor records in the 600-meter and 1,000-meter races; was part of a world record distance medley relay team at Georgetown
  • Dan Olson (Albany Academy/Wheaton College) – Won three NCAA Division III outdoor high jump championships and two indoor titles; won Penn Relays scholastic high jump in 2001
  • Kyle Plante (Colonie) – Won a national title in indoor track (2010) and was a runner-up at outdoor nationals (2012); won two state indoor track titles and three state outdoor track titles while in high school
  • Rhonda Phillips Scott (Mont Pleasant/LSU) – Established seven Section 2 records in high school; placed sixth in the women’s heptathlon at the 1988 NCAA championships
  • Deshaya Williams (Saratoga Springs/Penn State) – Won discus title at the Pan American Games and the NCAA championships; won state high school indoor and outdoor track titles in shot put, as well as an outdoor title in discus
  • Linda and Art Kranick (coaches) – National and New York State coaches of the year in cross country; have coached more than 100 All-Americans in cross country and track while at Saratoga Springs High School; their teams have won numerous Sectional titles, including a run of 17 consecutive girls Class A cross country team titles (2000-16)
  • Barbara Palma (official) – Officiated track and field competitions at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, plus three U.S. Olympic team trials and numerous NCAA and collegiate conference championship meets; inducted into the USATF National Officials’ Committee Hall of Fame in its inaugural class; developed and taught officiating curriculum at University at Albany

The Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Red Lion Inn on Wolf Road in Colonie. Earlier that day, a meet and greet will be held as part of the annual Grout Run in Schenectady’s Central Park.