Category: Amsterdam

Indoor track: Shenendehowa takes team titles at Springfield Invitational

Shenendehowa won the boys and girls team titles at the Springfield Invitational indoor track and field meet Sunday, Jan. 6, at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Shen earned the girls team title by seven points over runner-up Saratoga Springs. Lily Gould led the Plainsmen with a victory in the weight throw, and the Shen 800-meter relay team of Rachel Sterle, Antonia Brancato, Lauren Daigle and Haylee Evertsen tied Amsterdam’s team of Charli Beekman, Gabby Stanavich, Emma Gomez and Lauren Santiago for first place with a time of 1:51.71.

Beekman (55-meter dash), Santiago (300 dash) and Stanavich (55 hurdles) won individual events for Amsterdam. Kelsey Chmiel took first place in the 1,000 and 1,500 for Saratoga Springs, while twin sisters McKinley and Sheridan Wheeler swept the top two places in the 3,000 for the Blue Streaks.

Shen’s boys team cruised to the team title with 115.42 points. Alex Hislop (3,200) earned an individual victory for the Plainsmen, while the 800 relay team of Mingrui Liu, Tyler Reese, Jaylin Sykes and Colin Tower brought home a first-place trophy. Continue reading “Indoor track: Shenendehowa takes team titles at Springfield Invitational”

Teams are set for Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships

The field is set for the Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships Tuesday, Jan. 15.

In Division 1, Shenendehowa received the No. 1 seed and the right to host the tournament. The Plainsmen will face No. 4 Queensbury, while No. 2 Columbia combats No. 3 Ballston Spa.

The Division 2 tournament takes place at Warrensburg, where the top-seeded Burghers wrestle No. 4 Whitehall/Fort Ann and No. 2 Watervliet takes on No. 3 Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George.

The winners from the Division 1 and Division 2 tournaments advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Dual Meet Championships Saturday, Jan. 26, at SRC Arena in Syracuse. Continue reading “Teams are set for Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships”

Foothills Council bowling: Gloversville earns road win against Schuylerville

A strong first game and a 1-pin victory in the third game helped Gloversville defeat Schuylerville 3-1 Thursday, Jan. 3, in a Foothills Council bowling match at Saratoga Bowl.

Gloversville won the first game 1,234-1,033 before dropping the second game to Schuylerville by 26 pins – 1,136-1,110. The third game came down to the wire, as Gloversville edged Schuylerville 979-978.

Gloversville’s Derek Taylor led all bowlers with a 611 series, and he rolled the high game of the match with a 230. Adrian Dorman added a 550 series for the Huskies.

Colton Weatherwax led Schuylerville with a 589 series, including a high game of 225. Logan Steele contributed a 556 series for the Black Horses. Continue reading “Foothills Council bowling: Gloversville earns road win against Schuylerville”

Scenes from Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase

Girls basketball teams from five states and Quebec, Canada came to Amsterdam High School to play in the two-day Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase, which began Thursday, Dec. 27.

As the teams played, coaches from numerous Northeastern-based colleges watched to see which players they were interested in. The players, though, were more focused on helping their teams win.

“I think this is good competition for us. That’s what I’m focused on,” said Gloversville’s Harmony Philo, who has already committed to play collegiately at NCAA Division II school Queens College.

“I think if we all work together, good things will come,” added Bethlehem freshman Ava LaClair. Continue reading “Scenes from Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase”

Top girls basketball teams from around the Northeast arrive for Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase

The annual Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase girls basketball tournament takes place Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28, at Amsterdam High School.

Seventeen teams from around the Northeast are participating in this year’s tournament, including schools from as far away as New Hampshire, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, as well as one school from Quebec, Canada. Six Section 2 schools are playing: Amsterdam, Bethlehem, Gloversville, Guilderland, Saratoga Springs and Shenendehowa.

The two-day event draws considerable interest from college coaches based around the Northeast. Last year, more than 40 coaches from programs ranging from junior college to NCAA Division 1 attended the showcase. Continue reading “Top girls basketball teams from around the Northeast arrive for Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase”

Six Queensbury players selected as first team all-stars by the Foothills Council boys soccer coaches

Six Queensbury players – including league MVP Ray Jones – were selected as first-team all-stars by the Foothills Council boys soccer coaches.

Jones anchored a Queensbury defense that allowed a total of 10 goals during its run to the Class A state semifinals. Along the way, the Spartans posted a seven-game shutout streak against Foothills Council opponents and allowed league opponents a total of four goals during the regular season.

Four Schuylerville players and three South Glens Falls players made the first team, with the rest coming from Scotia-Glenville and Hudson Falls.

The Foothills Council boys soccer all-stars are as follows: Continue reading “Six Queensbury players selected as first team all-stars by the Foothills Council boys soccer coaches”

A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country Championships

By ROB JONAS

SARATOGA SPRINGS – One race lived up to its pre-event billing, while another showdown never materialized at Friday’s Section 2 Cross Country Championships at a soggy Saratoga Spa State Park.

The Class A boys race turned into a battle royale between Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs, with the Plainsmen pulling out a three-point victory over the Blue Streaks, 60-63. Saratoga had two of the top four runners in the race, but Shen’s pack mentality proved to be the deciding factor.

“Our sixth and seventh runners beat Saratoga’s fifth runner. That was the game right there,” said Shen boys head coach Lance Jordan. Continue reading “A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country Championships”

Section 2 girls volleyball tournament: Semifinal match-ups are set for Class AA and Class A

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”

Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced

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”

Schuylerville girls, Scotia-Glenville boys win team titles at Foothills Council Cross Country Championships

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Schuylerville finished on top of a competitive field in the girls race, and Scotia-Glenville won the boys team title at Monday’s Foothills Council Cross Country Championships at Saratoga Spa State Park.

In a race where the top five girls teams were separated by 23 points, Schuylerville prevailed by placing three runners in the top 15 to finish with 76 points. Sunni LaBounty claimed the individual title for the Black Horses by finishing in a time of 19:10.73, while teammates Anya Vautrin (seventh place, 20:23.98) and Megan Vianese (11th, 20:45.51) were among 14 runners who posted sub 21-minute times. Continue reading “Schuylerville girls, Scotia-Glenville boys win team titles at Foothills Council Cross Country Championships”