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”
GLENS FALLS – Pool play match-ups are set for this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball Championships at the Cool Insuring Arena.
Pool play for classes AA, B and D start Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8:30 a.m., while classes A and C begin their pool play session at 3 p.m. The order of matches for Section 2 teams are as follows: Continue reading “Section 2 teams get their pool play assignments for the NYSPHSAA girls volleyball tournament”
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 will be well represented at this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball Championships at Cool Insuring Arena.
All five Sectional representatives won their regional finals Saturday, Nov. 10, to qualify for the state tournament, which takes place Nov. 17 and 18 in Glens Falls.
Class AA champion Shenendehowa had the toughest challenge of regionals, as it needed four sets to defeat Section 3 champion Baldwinsville at Gloversville High School. The Plainswomen won the first two sets 27-25 and 25-22 before the Bees took the third set 25-22. Shen and Baldwinsville continued to battle back and forth before the Plainswomen closed out the match with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set. Continue reading “Five Section 2 teams advance to NYSPHSAA Girls Volleyball Championships with regional wins”
Four Section 2 girls volleyball teams reached the second round of state regionals with victories Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Class A representative Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake had little trouble with Section 3’s Jamesville-DeWitt, as the Spartans won 25-7, 25-9 and 25-16 to set up a regional final match against Section 10’s Massena Saturday, Nov. 10. Carlie Rzeszotarski recorded 10 kills and two blocks, while Claire Isaksen contributed 31 assists for BH-BL. Grace Isaksen led the defensive effort with 19 digs. Continue reading “Girls volleyball regionals: Four Section 2 teams advance to next round”
The Wasaren League girls volleyball coaches announced their Most Valuable Player and all-star team selections Thursday, Nov. 1.
MVP – Chloe Farr (Stillwater) – senior outside hitter
Elise Brownell (Saratoga Central Catholic) – senior setter
Kyleigh Frank (Stillwater) – junior middle hitter
Taylor Grayson (Mechanicville) – senior outside hitter
Isabella Realbuto (Tamarac) – senior outside hitter
Ashley Formosa (Waterford-Halfmoon) – senior outside hitter
Shannon Brown (Hoosic Valley) – junior setter/outside hitter
Adrianna Rourke (Cambridge) – junior setter Continue reading “Wasaren League announces its girls volleyball all-star teams”
Mohonasen setter Bryannah Green received the Most Valuable Player award when the Colonial Council girls volleyball coaches revealed their all-star selections Monday, Oct. 29.
Green led the Mighty Warriors with 105 service aces, 225 assists and 42 kills. She helped Mohonasen win its first Section 2 playoff match when the fifth-seeded Mighty Warriors defeated No. 4 Averill Park in the quarterfinals.
Mohonasen Libero Hailey DeGuire was chosen by the league’s coaches as the Defensive Player of the Year. DeGuire notched 185 digs for an average of 3.5 digs per match in 2018.
Outside hitter Sydney Neff from Academy of the Holy Names was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Neff had a hitting average of .562 to lead Holy Names’ offense, and she also led her team in defensive digs. Continue reading “Mohonasen’s Bryannah Green leads list of Colonial Council girls volleyball all-star honorees”
Class AA and Class A held their quarterfinal matches Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Section 2 girls volleyball playoffs.
The top four seeds advanced in Class AA, though two of the matches were close. No. 4 Columbia edged No. 5 Guilderland 3-2, while No. 3 Niskayuna got past No. 6 Bethlehem 3-1.
Columbia and Guilderland split the first four games before the Blue Devils pulled out a 25-23 victory in the fifth game. Chesney Romer had 20 kills for Columbia in the victory.
Niskayuna won the first two games of its playoff against Bethlehem 25-20 and 25-15. The Lady Eagles took the third game 25-18 before the Silver Warriors closed the match with a 25-13 victory in the fourth game. Molly Mason and Katie Atchinson each had four service aces for Niskayuna. Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball tournament: Semifinal match-ups are set for Class AA and Class A”
The opening round of the Section 2 Class C and Class D girls volleyball tournaments took place Wednesday, Oct. 24.
In Class C, most of the higher seeds won their opening round matches. The exceptions were No. 12 Greenville (15-4) and No. 10 Tamarac (9-6). Greenville edged No. 5 Saratoga Central Catholic 3-2, while Tamarac swept No. 7 Hudson 25-13, 25-19 and 25-23.
No. 3 Stillwater (13-2), No. 4 Catskill (19-0), No. 6 Albany Academy for Girls (7-8) and No. 8 Canajoharie/Fort Plain (7-3) all won their opening round matches. Stillwater defeated No. 14 Chatham 3-0 to advance into the quarterfinals against Albany Academy for Girls, which defeated No. 11 Loudonville Christian 3-1. Catskill swept No. 13 Taconic Hills 3-0, and Canajoharie/Fort Plain defeated No. 9 Mechanicville 3-0. Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball: Tamarac, Stillwater and Catskill among Class C teams advancing through opening round”
Shenendehowa (AA), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (A), Broadalbin-Perth (B), Voorheesville (C) and Galway (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2018 Section 2 girls volleyball tournament.
Brackets were released Tuesday, Oct. 23, with first round matches scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 24. The match-ups are as follows: Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced”