Shenendehowa (Class AA), Ballston Spa (A), Ichabod Crane (B), Chatham (C) and Whitehall (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2019 Section 2 softball tournament.
The playoffs kick off Thursday, May 23, with preliminary round games in classes A, B and C. The quarterfinals take place Tuesday, May 28, and all five finals will be played Tuesday, June 4.
Here is a look at the match-ups in the five classes.
Quarterfinals (May 28)
No. 5 Shaker (10-7) at No. 4 Colonie (11-7)
No. 6 Guilderland (8-8) at No. 3 Bethlehem (11-6)
No. 7 Saratoga Springs (7-13) at No. 2 Columbia (14-6)
No. 1 Shenendehowa (18-2) – bye
Semifinals – May 30 at Luther Forest, Malta
Finals – June 4 at Luther Forest, Malta Continue reading “Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa among top seeds for 2019 Section 2 softball playoffs”
COHOES – The Cohoes girls and Lansingburgh boys finished with 2-0 records at a Colonial Council tri-meet with Watervliet Friday, April 12, at Cohoes High School.
The two head-to-head matches between Cohoes and Lansingburgh were very close. The Cohoes girls edged Lansingburgh 66-64, while the Lansingburgh boys pulled out a 62-61 victory over Cohoes. Cohoes defeated Watervliet 82-23 on the girls’ side and 77-28 on the boys’ side. Lansingburgh also swept Watervliet by scores of 99-25 (girls) and 71-26 (boys). Continue reading “Colonial Council track and field: Cohoes girls, Lansingburgh boys sweep tri-meet”
We will be taking a look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2 this week. To read about Class D, click here. To read about Class C, click here.
Very little has changed in the Class B football ranks for 2019. The lone addition is Holy Trinity, which moved up from Class C after adding players from Bishop Maginn to its fold. Holy Trinity will play in the Reinfurt Division.
No Class B teams from 2018 moved up or down a level, which means the divisions are virtually unchanged.
North Division – Broadalbin-Perth, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Johnstown, Lansingburgh and Schuylerville
Reinfurt Division – Cobleskill-Richmondville, Holy Trinity, Hudson, Ichabod Crane, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and Schalmont Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first look at Class B”
SYRACUSE – Lansingburgh turned in a dominating performance to win the Division 2 (small school) boys team title at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Bowling Championships Sunday, March 10.
The Knights knocked down 3,100 pins during the morning session and added an afternoon score of 3,113 to finish the tournament with a score of 6,213 – more than 300 pins ahead of runner-up Tonawanda (Section 6).
Codi Genthner and Michael Connally led Lansingburgh with strong all-around performances. Genthner recorded the best six-game series score of the day by rolling a score of 1,391, while Connally posted the third-best series with a 1,304. Connally had the high game for the Knights with a 259, while Genthner rolled a 258 during his series. Grant Laustrup added a 1,256 series and a high game of 245 for Lansingburgh.
Cohoes finished third in the Division 2 girls team standings with a score of 5,280. Dunkirk (Section 6) won the state title with a score of 5,671, 140 pins ahead of runner-up Newark (Section 5).
Kiersten Tague led the Lady Tigers with a six-game series of 1,170, which placed her sixth among all bowlers for the day. Abby Houser was 10th with a 1,124 series, which included a high game of 217. Continue reading “State bowling championships: Lansingburgh wins Division 2 boys team title; Cohoes girls place third”
SYRACUSE – Mohonasen’s Amber Lupi had one of the top 10 series, and Canajoharie’s Cian DiMezza posted one of the top three games at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Bowling Championships March 8 and 9 in Syracuse.
Lupi posted a six-game series of 1,217 to lead Mohonasen to a fifth-place finish in the girls Division 1 tournament. Lupi started strong with an opening game score of 246 and concluded the morning session by rolling a 245. She struggled to start the afternoon session, but she rolled a 222 in the final game to finish with one of the top series in her division.
Mackenzie Simmons rolled a 1,121 series, and Elizabeth DeLorenzo added a 1,112 series for Mohonasen, which finished with a total pinfall of 5,349. Section 1’s North Rockland won the state title with a score of 6,057, more than 160 pins ahead of runner-up East Islip (Section 11).
DiMezza posted the third-highest game in the boys section composite competition with a 258 in his final game of the competition. Section 2 placed seventh in the team standings with 5,975 pins, with Shaker’s Frank Aiello leading the way with a 1,227 series. Continue reading “State bowling championships: Amber Lupi, Cian DiMezza lead Section 2”
Defending Section 2 Class A champion Mohonasen began this year’s boys basketball tournament with a 62-37 victory over No. 11 Catholic Central Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Rotterdam.
Duncan Tallman made four three-pointers and finished with a team-leading 21 points for the sixth-seeded Mighty Warriors, who jumped out to a 19-6 lead in the first quarter. Chase Monroe contributed 12 points, and Shawn Gillisslee added nine points.
Jackson Brown scored 13 points for Catholic Central.
Mohonasen advances to face No. 3 Averill Park Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hudson Valley Community College. Continue reading “Section 2 Class A boys basketball playoffs: Mohonasen opens with victory over Catholic Central”
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Brackets for the Section 2 boys basketball playoffs were revealed Wednesday, Feb. 13, and there were not many surprises.
Bethlehem (Class AA), Troy (Class A), Schalmont (Class B), Lake George (Class C) and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (Class D) were named the top seeds by the Section 2 committee. Of the five No. 1 seeds, only Schalmont (19-1) was a mild surprise, as the Sabres were chosen over Foothills Council champion Glens Falls (19-1), which has only an out-of-state loss this season. Schalmont suffered an 80-69 loss to Colonial Council rival LaSalle Thursday, Feb. 7, for its only setback of the season, but grabbed the top seed due to a better strength of schedule, according to boys basketball chairman Will Ferguson.
“They were so close that Schalmont’s [seeding] points were only slightly ahead on the sheet,” said Fergsuon. “Then, there was the schedule … the number of AA’s and A;s played vs. the B’ and C’s they played against each other. One of the other key factors was Schalmont knocked off Troy, which was the No. 1 seed for the A’s.” Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds”
Mohonasen built an eight-point halftime lead and held on for a 48-42 victory over Catholic Central Friday, Feb. 8, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.
Shiya Hunter and Breanna Lott each scored 17 points to lead the Mighty Warriors, who went into the locker room with a 28-20 halftime advantage. Sarah Mattefield led the Crusaders with 21 points, and Riqiya Harris added 13 points.
Cohoes rallied from an eight-point deficit to knock off Voorheesville 53-48. The Tigers outscored the Blackbirds 32-19 in the second half to earn the victory.
Shawna Ferris netted 14 points, while Madison Huneau and Maddy Johnson each chipped in with 11 points for Cohoes. Olivia Barringer poured in 23 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Mohonasen fends off Catholic Central”
SCHENECTADY – Lansingburgh bested the field by more than 200 pins to take the team title at the Section 2 Class B boys bowling championships Friday, Feb. 8, at Boulevard Bowl.
The Knights had three bowlers record six-game series of more than 1,200 pins to win their 11th Sectional title with a total pin fall of 5,912. Mechanicville was second with a score of 5,634, and Schuylerville placed third with a score of 5,487.
Codi Genthner led Lansingburgh with a six-game total of 1,254, which included a high single game of 246. Mike Connally was second on the Knights with a total of 1,228 pins, which included a three-game set of 654, and Grant Laustrup added a six-game series of 1,203 that included a high single game of 254. Continue reading “Section 2 bowling championships: Lansingburgh takes Class B boys crown”
By ROB JONAS
SCHENECTADY – Once Mohonasen got rolling, no one could stand in its way.
The Mighty Warriors opened the afternoon session with their two best games of the day – a 983 and a 995 – to build a huge lead and cruised to the Class A title at the Section 2 girls bowling championships Thursday, Feb. 7, at Boulevard Bowl.
It’s the second consecutive trip to states for Mohonasen, which placed fourth in the large school division last year.
“It’s a crazy feeling to go back with teammates that I’ve bowled with for a long time,” said sophomore Kenzie Simmons, who led the Mighty Warriors with a 1,266 series. Continue reading “Mohonasen, Cohoes earn berths to the state girls bowling championships”