Category: Johnstown

Foothills Council bowling: Gloversville shuts out Johnstown

The Gloversville bowling team posted its second shutout of the week by defeating Foothills Council neighbor Johnstown 4-0 Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Arterial Lanes.

Riley Griffiths rolled a high series of 627, and Lane Daley contributed a 620 series for the Huskies, who had a total pin fall of 3,369. Daley had the high game for Gloversville with a 253.

Noah Barner was the top bowler for Johnstown with a 615 series and a 216 high game.

Gloversville defeated Queensbury 4-0 Monday, Jan. 14, at King Pin. Adam Loveless led the Huskies with a 584 series, which included a high game of 221. Tony Feolele rolled a 548 series for Queensbury.

Foothills Council bowling: Gloversville eases past Johnstown

Three Gloversville bowlers rolled 600+ series to defeat neighboring Foothills Council rival Johnstown 3,586-3,019 Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Aiden Carter had the high series (644) and the high game (258) for Gloversville. Adam Loveless rolled a 631 series with a 225 high game, and Derek Taylor added a 625 series with a 248 high game. Adrian Dorman rolled a 257 game for Gloversville.

Mick Winton led Johnstown with a 617 series, which included high games of 220 and 227. Noah Barner contributed a 539 series, and Steven Hulbert added a 538 series for the Sir Bills.

Brooke Pickett, Stillwater lead the way in state girls soccer postseason honors

After winning its first NYSPHSAA girls soccer title, Stillwater cleaned up when the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) announced its year-end All-State teams this week.

Brooke Pickett was named Class C Player of the Year, and Christina Ihnatolya was chosen as the Class C Coach of the Year by a panel of sportswriters and coaches from across New York. Pickett was instrumental in leading the Lady Warriors to an undefeated season, as she led all of Section 2 with 52 goals.

Three more Stillwater players were selected to the Class C All-State Team – Keelyn Peacock (first team), Teya Staie (first team) and Devon Wagner (fifth team). Continue reading “Brooke Pickett, Stillwater lead the way in state girls soccer postseason honors”

Section 2 wrestling: Saratoga Springs wins Mohonasen Invitational; Coxsackie-Athens places second at Ossining tourney

Saratoga Springs had 10 wrestlers place in the top four of their weight classes to win the Mohonasen Invitational Saturday, Dec. 1, in Rotterdam.

Three Blue Streaks won in the championship finals, and three more earned victories in the consolation bracket finals to help Saratoga finish with 218.5 points. Maple Hill was second with 169 points, and Mohonasen placed third with 152.5 points.

Kyle Griskowitz (99 pounds), Brant Robinson (195) and Doug Cooper (215) won their weight classes for Saratoga. Griskowitz defeated Fonda-Johnstown’s Dylan Cotter 8-2 in the championship finals, while Robinson earned a technical fall over Colonie’s Colby Mattice. Cooper pinned Lansingburgh’s Y’lonte Jones Richards 17 seconds into the second round of their finals match. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling: Saratoga Springs wins Mohonasen Invitational; Coxsackie-Athens places second at Ossining tourney”

Western Athletic Conference wrestling preview: Fonda-Johnstown

Team: Fonda-Johnstown

Head coach: Clay Oeser

Last year’s record: Finished third in WAC standings

Returning starters: Owen Hicks, Loretta Newcomer, Justin Kearns, Zen Myles, Jonathan Cranker, Kyle Morton, Nasire Sanchez, Chris Estep, Luke Ahrens, Mike Martindale, Jackson Haverly

Graduated: Najon Subik (placed second at Sectionals, fourth at Section 2 championships), Marquise Johnson (second at Sectionals, fourth at Section 2 championships), Kyle Gray (second at Sectionals)

Newcomers: Dylan Cotter, Skyler Olmstead, Alex Saltsman, Brady Myles, Bradey Brownell, Alex Sheldon, Darnell VanSlyke, Kyle Anderson, Zach Vosburg, Tanner Warner, Skyler Bronson, Marquise Cinelli, Zach Tierney, Nate Schrom

Outlook for the season: Assistant coach Jim Rodecker said the merger between the Johnstown and Fonda-Fultonville wrestling programs is bearing fruit in 2018-19 season.

“This is our second year as a merged team, and it has definitely proven to increase our number of wrestlers on the roster,” said Rodecker. “We have a total of 25 varsity wrestlers on the roster this year. We have a total of 24 modified wrestlers on the roster, as well. So, the future looks great for the wrestling program.”

Rodecker said Fonda-Johnstown is looking to contend for the WAC title and a possible Section 2 Class B championship.

“The only challenge we will face is being placed in the Class B Sectionals and having to compete in the Division 1 (large school) state qualifiers,” said Rodecker.

Boys swimming and diving preview: Fonda-Johnstown

Team: Fonda-Johnstown

Head coach: Ken Hoefs

Last year’s record: 1-9 in dual meets, fifth place in Foothills Council

Playoff result: Placed 11th out of 14 teams at Section 2 Division 2 meet

Returning starters: Devin Boehlke, Connor Diviyak, Ryan Nawrot, AJ Peck, Scott Perry

Graduated: Tyler Benton, Tyler Frolke, Jacob Miller, Ben Poitras, Kaleb Sluti, Gus Snow

Newcomers: Brandon Handy, Connor Harding, Charles Hervy, Adam Horan, Josh Peck, Hayden Zelich

Coach’s comments: “We are looking to improve our dual meet record and Sectional placing from last season. Five of the six new members of the team never swam before. They are raw and learning how to swim competitively. Their work ethic is good. Hopefully, we will see good results by the end of the season. We would like to get more than two individual swiimers qualified for Sectionals.

“Connor Harding is joining the team as an eighth grader after an excellent modified season. Ryan Nawrot is looking to improve on his 16th-[place finish] at Sectionals in the 100-yard butterfly. We also have seniors who never qualified for Sectionals. They are more motivated than ever to qualify in their senior year.”

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”

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”

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”

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”