Category: Girls swimming

Bethlehem 200-yard freestyle relay places second at New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships

ITHACA – Bethlehem’s 200-yard freestyle relay team earned a second-place finish at the New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ithaca College.

Maggie Hartman, Anna Bernasconi, Megan Novak and Sydney Sorbello finished with an All-American Consideration time of 1:37.08 in Saturday’s championship finals to place second to the team from Sleepy Hollow-Hastings-Edgemont-Irvington (Section 1), which took the state and Federation titles with a time of 1:35.56. Earlier in the day, Bethlehem’s 200-yard medley relay team of Sorbello, Hartman, Novak and Ella Kaback took sixth place with a time of 1:48.43. Continue reading “Bethlehem 200-yard freestyle relay places second at New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships”

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Alayna Gray leads Section 2 contingent during opening day of state swim meet

ITHACA – Fonda-Johnstown’s Alayna Gray posted the top time in the 50-yard freestyle preliminaries during Day 1 of the New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships Friday, Nov. 16, at Ithaca College.

Gray won her heat with an All-American Consideration time of 23.39 seconds to earn the No. 1 seed for Saturday’s championship round. Bethlehem’s Sydney Sorbello also made the cutoff for the championship heat when she posted the ninth-fastest time in preliminaries (23.94).

Gray followed up her 50-yard freestyle performance by posting the fourth-fastest time in the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries at 51.76 seconds. Sorbello qualified for the championship heat of the 100-yard backstroke by posting the fifth-best preliminary time with a mark of 57.18 seconds. Continue reading “Alayna Gray leads Section 2 contingent during opening day of state swim meet”

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.

Section 2 swimmers compete for state and Federation titles this weekend

Section 2 is sending a large contingent to Ithaca College for this weekend’s New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships. At least four swimmers from Section 2 in every event posted qualifying times throughout the season to reach the state meet. Shenendehowa, Niskayuna, Bethlehem and Ballston Spa are all sending three relay teams to states, with Shen also sending 11 individuals. Niskayuna has eight swimmers qualified for states, while Bethlehem has six individuals. Continue reading “Section 2 swimmers compete for state and Federation titles this weekend”

Shenendehowa, Queensbury win team titles at Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships

CLIFTON PARK – Shenendehowa (Division 1) and Queensbury (Division 2) eased to the team titles at the Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center.

Shen dethroned defending Division 1 champion Niskayuna with a commanding total of 441 points. Niskayuna placed second with 407 points, and Bethlehem finished third with 254 points.

Mohonasen-Schalmont’s Mary Kate Conway and Bethlehem’s Sydney Sorbello each won a pair of individual events at the Division 1 meet. Conway claimed first place in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, while Sorbello finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle.

Niskayuna’s Lillian Bushway (500-yard freestyle) and Yunfan Dong (100-yard backstroke) also won individual events Saturday, as did Albany Academy’s Claire Gerdeman (50-yard freestyle), and Guilderville’s Kasey Keaney (100-yard breaststroke). Continue reading “Shenendehowa, Queensbury win team titles at Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships”

A look at the Section 2 girls swimming leaderboard heading into championship weekend

With the Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships beginning today, Nov. 1, here is a look at the Sectional leaderboard, as well as area individuals and relay teams who have hit the qualifying standard for this year’s state meet.

Division 1
Girls 200-yard medley relay
Bethlehem 1:49.53 NYS
Shenendehowa 1:50.29 NYS
Ballston Spa 1:50.64 NYS
Guilderville 1:51.91 NYS
Albany Academy for Girls 1:52.12 NYS

Girls 200-yard freestyle
Mary Kate Conway (Mohonasen-Schalmont) 1:53.23 NYS
Alice Han (Shenendehowa) 1:55.31 NYS

Girls 200-yard individual medley
Sydney Sorbello (Bethlehem) 2:10.68 NYS
Kasey Keaney (Guilderville) 2:11.01 NYS
Isabel Bushway (Niskayuna) 2:11.15 NYS
Shauna Killane (Shenendehowa) 2:12.38 NYS Continue reading “A look at the Section 2 girls swimming leaderboard heading into championship weekend”

Section 2 girls swimming midseason leaderboard report

As the Section 2 girls swimming season nears the midway point, here is a look at some of the early contenders and state meet qualifiers throughout the section.

200 Medley Relay
Division 1
Shenendehowa: 1:51.99 (qualified for states)
Ballston Spa: 1:52.16 (qualified for states)
Bethlehem: 1:53.41

Division 2
Albany Academy for Girls: 1:54.47 Continue reading “Section 2 girls swimming midseason leaderboard report”

Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls swimmers seek improvement in 2018

Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls

Head coach: Joe Hart

Last year’s record: 0-8

Playoff result: 10th place at Sectionals

Returning starters: Reilly Cahill, Lea Richard, Kiara Dutra, Korrin Picerno, Autumn Mohanlal, Destanie Summerville, Faith Holcomb, Rebecca Paton

Graduated: Kira Seaman, Emily Weaver, Emily Labelle, Kylie Alexander

Newcomers: Rosa Ray, Jana Bonesteel, Kya Konkol, Madalyn Smith, Leah Loveday, Mackenzie Pisani, Dianna Breault, Courtney Blanchard, Ashley Witherbee

Outllook for season: Hart said several swimmers this year will gain a learning experience.

“The team this season is young, with only one senior and more than half the team consisting of first-year swimmers,” said Hart. “I am excited to see who will step up this season and be a leader for this group of swimmers … I am looking forward to working to help each swimmer reach their highest potential this season, and hope to continue to have individuals qualify and compete at Sectionals. So far, I have seen a group of hard-working individuals that are dedicated. If this continues, there is no doubt that this year will be special.”

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.