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Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys volleyball reaches state finals; girls teams bow out in pool play

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys volleyball team lost to Section 8 champion Bellmore-JFK in the Division 2 finals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Capital Center in Albany.

Bellmore-JFK won the first two sets 25-21 and 25-22. BH-BL came back to win the third set 25-14 before Bellmore-JFK closed out the match with a 25-20 victory in the fourth set.

BH-BL had a tough road to get to the finals. After splitting their first two games of pool play against Eden (Section 6), the Spartans played the Raiders in a tiebreaker set. BH-BL rallied from a 20-17 deficit to take a 23-21 lead and had two set points, but Eden rallied to win the tiebreaker 28-26. Continue reading “Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys volleyball reaches state finals; girls teams bow out in pool play”

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No change to Class A football semifinal between Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Cornwall

Despite a snowy forecast for eastern New York State Thursday night into Friday, the Class A state football semifinal game scheduled between Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Cornwall is still scheduled to be played Friday night at Middletown High School.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced a couple of changes to its weekend schedule Thursday. The Class D semifinal football game between Moriah and Haldane has been moved from Friday afternoon to Sunday due to the snowstorm, and it is moving the start time of the girls swimming and diving championships back two hours to avoid the possibility of people traveling during the height of the storm.

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake-Cornwall football game was the only one featuring a Section 2 champion scheduled for Friday. Class AA champion Shaker and Class B champion Glens Falls play their state semifinal contests Saturday at Middletown High School.

The NYSPHSAA boys and girls volleyball tournaments are scheduled to start Saturday. The boys tournament will be held at Albany’s Capital Center, while the girls volleyball tournament will be held at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.

2018-19 State Tournament Primer

By ROB JONAS

It may be early August, but it’s never too early to think about attending a New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship. Here is where you need to go if your school’s team (or one of its athletes) qualifies for a state tournament during the 2018-19 school year.

Fall sports
Girls tennis: Tri-City Tennis Club, Latham – October 27-29
Cross Country: Sunken Meadow State Park, Smithtown (Long Island) – November 10
Boys soccer: Middletown High School, Middletown – November 10 and 11
Girls soccer: SUNY Cortland, Homer High School and Cortland High School – November 10 and 11
Field hockey: Williamsville North High School, Williamsville (outside Buffalo) – November 10 and 11
Girls swimming and diving: Ithaca College, Ithaca – November 16 and 17
Football
East semifinals: Middletown High School, Middletown – November 16 and 17
Finals: Carrier Dome, Syracuse University – November 23 and 24
Boys volleyball: Capital Center, Albany – November 17
Girls volleyball: Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls – November 17 and 18
Golf (Note: Regular season is played in fall, but state tournament is held in the spring)
Girls tournament: Deerfield Country Club, Rochester – May 31 through June 2
Boys tournament: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, Ithaca – June 1 through 3

Winter sports
Wrestling
Dual Meet Tournament: SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse – January 26
Individual championships: Times Union Center, Albany – February 22 and 23
Skiing: Gore Mountain, North Creek – February 25 and 26
Boys swimming and diving: Nassau Aquatic Center, East Meadow (Long Island) – March 1 and 2
Gymnastics: Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor (Long Island) – March 2
Competitive cheerleading: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester – March 2
Indoor track and field: Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex, Staten Island – March 2
Bowling – AMF Strike-N-Spare Lanes, Syracuse – March 8 through 10
Ice hockey: Harborcenter, Buffalo – March 9 and 10
Boys basketball: Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton – March 15 through 17
Girls basketball: Hudson Valley Community College, Troy – March 15 through 17

Spring sports
Boys tennis: Site to be announced – May 30 through June 1
Boys lacrosse
East semifinals: University at Albany, Albany and Adelphi University, Garden City (Long Island) – June 5
Finals: St. John Fisher College, Pittsford (outside Rochester) – June 8
Girls lacrosse: SUNY Cortland – June 7 and 8
Track and field: Middletown High School, Middletown – June 7 and 8
Baseball: Various sites around Binghamton – June 14 and 15
Softball: Moreau Park, South Glens Falls – June 15

For more information about NYSPHSAA championships, visit nysphsaa.org.