Category: Field hockey

Finals are set in Section 2 field hockey playoffs as Shenendehowa and Saratoga win Class A semifinals

The last two pieces of the Section 2 field hockey championships fell into place Thursday, Oct. 25, as top-seeded Shenendehowa and No. 2 Saratoga Springs won their Class A semifinal contests.

Shen avoided an upset bid by No. 4 Guilderland by winning 2-1 on Rachel Sterle’s overtime goal. The Plainswomen meet Saratoga – a 5-1 victor over No. 3 Niskayuna – Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at Gloversville High School. Lindsey Frank factored in all of the Blue Streaks points with two goals and three assists.

The Class A final caps a day of Sectional finals at Gloversville. The triple-header begins with No. 2 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake meeting No. 4 South Glens Falls in the Class B final at 2 p.m. The Class C final follows at 4 p.m. with No. 1 Johnstown facing No. 2 Hoosick Falls.

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Section 2 field hockey playoffs: South Glens Falls upsets Scotia-Glenville in Class B semis; Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake wins

No. 4 seed South Glens Falls upended top-seeded Scotia-Glenville 3-2 in overtime Tuesday, Oct. 23, to advance to the Section 2 Class B field hockey championships against No. 2 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Lauren Willis tallied twice, and Jillian Willis scored a goal for the Bulldogs in their semifinal against Scotia-Glenville. Lia DiCarlo and Emma Malone each scored a goal for the Tartans.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake edged No. 3 Queensbury 3-2 in their semifinal contest. Jocelyn Hild, Grace Dodd and Emma Mitchell were the goal scorers for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, which is seeking another Section 2 title. Jordan Bentley and Emily Korniak tallied for Queensbury.

The Class B final takes place Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at Gloversville High School.

Scenes from Suburban Council field hockey: Niskayuna edges Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in shootout

NISKAYUNA – Niskayuna moved back over the .500 mark after edging Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1-0 in a penalty stroke shootout Thursday, Sept. 20, in a Suburban Council field hockey game.

The first half saw both teams applying offensive pressure, but neither side could put a shot on goal. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake carried the play over the final 15 minutes of regulation, but Niskayuna’s defense held firm to force overtime. Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council field hockey: Niskayuna edges Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in shootout”

Scenes from a field hockey scrimmage: Hoosick Falls visits Guilderland

ALBANY – On a hazy, hot and humid morning Tuesday, Aug. 28, Hoosick Falls and Guilderland met for a fiUeld hockey scrimmage at the University at Albany. There was some doubt the scrimmage would occur, as real feel temperatures at UAlbany bordered on 95 degrees – the uppermost field temperature allowed by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. A temperature of 96 degrees cut short the preceding junior varsity game between the two schools. However, the temperature lowered enough to allow the two varsity teams to scrimmage against each other, as planned.

Photos by Rob Jonas

Warrensburg field hockey team seeks a shot at the Section 2 title

Warrensburg

Head coach: Teresa Colvin

Last year’s record: 8-4 league, 12-5 overall

Playoff result: Lost to Hoosick Falls in Section 2 Class C semifinals

Returning starters: Megan Hughes (senior forward), Mairina Callahan (senior forward), Abigail Ranous (junior forward), Mikayla Rothermel (senior midfield), Sara Langworthy (sophomore midfield), Madison Binder (junior midfield), Dianne Curtis (senior defense), Grace Cupp (senior defense), Megan O’Sullivan (senior defense), Isabella DeAmelia (junior goaltender)

Graduated: Kayla Raymond (forward)

Newcomer: Nayana DeAmelia (sophomore forward)

Outlook for season: The Burgers return 14 players from last year’s team, making them one of the more veteran-laden teams in the combined Wasaren-Adirondack League.

“The team should be very competitive both within the Wasaren-Adirondack League and Section 2 this year,” said Colvin. “We hope to make a deep run into Sectionals. We have eight seniors leading a very motivated team that knows this may be the last year Warrensburg can field a team without a merger.”

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.