Glens Falls quarterback Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Co-Player of the Year for the second year in a row when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its small school all-state football teams Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Girard threw for 3,084 yards and 36 touchdowns against six interceptions to lead the Indians to their second state Class B title in three years. He also carried the ball 107 times for 395 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he had three touchdowns on defense and special teams.
Girard split Player of the Year honors with Batavia running back Ray Leach, who set Section 5 records for rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored in leading the Blue Devils to the state final against Glens Falls.
Glens Falls kicker Sam Hogan and Hudson linebacker Spencer Goldstein were first team all-state selections in Class B. Hogan converted 57 extra point kicks and added a pair of field goals, while Goldstein was one of the top defenders for a Hudson team that finished second in the Reinfurt Division. Continue reading “Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state”
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”
Defense was the name of the game Friday, Dec. 21, as Whitehall defeated Saratoga Central Catholic 34-24 in a non-league girls basketball contest.
After a sluggish first quarter, Whitehall outscored Saratoga Catholic 13-7 in the second quarter to grab the lead. Both teams continued to struggle getting shots to fall in the second half, but the Railroaders pulled away at the end for the 10-point victory.
Kyrie Smith led Whitehall (3-4) with a season-high nine points, while Jessica Moore contributed eight points. Lauren Mahar netted eight points for Saratoga Catholic (2-7). Continue reading “Whitehall girls basketball defeats Saratoga Central Catholic in defensive battle”
Saratoga Springs’ Kelsey Chmiel was named Senior of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) when it released its All-State teams in girls cross country.
Chmiel led the Blue Streaks to the Section 2 and New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A titles this season. She won the Section 2 title and placed second to North Rockland’s Katelyn Tuohy – who was named the Overall Runner of the Year – at the state meet.
Additionally, Saratoga’s Ella Kurto was named Freshman of the Year by NYSSCOGS. Chmiel and Kurto were two of the seven Class A runners to receive first team honors. Continue reading “Cross country: Kelsey Chmiel named Senior of the Year in New York State”
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”
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”
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”
ROTTERDAM – Anthony Carlucci’s second goal of the evening helped No. 2 Ichabod Crane rally for a 3-2 overtime victory over No. 3 Schuylerville in the Section 2 Class B boys soccer semifinals at Mohonasen High School.
Carlucci tied the score at 2-2 late in the second half when his direct kick sailed into the upper corner of the Schuylerville goal. Then with three minutes left in the first overtime period, Carlucci eluded the Schuylerville defense and fired a shot into the net for the game winner.
Joe Dolan headed in Edgar Gomez’s corner kick with less than 16 minutes left in the first half to give the Riders a 1-0 lead. Mike Lanfear tallied early in the second half and assisted on Christian Petralia’s goal that put the Black Horses ahead 2-1. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Ichabod Crane edges Schuylerville in overtime to win semifinal”
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”
Semifinal match-ups are set for all five classes in Section 2 football, as well as the final round of crossover games. Here is a look at who’s playing, and how they got there.
Class AA – All semifinal games Friday, Oct. 26
No. 1 Shaker (8-0) vs. No. 4 Guilderland (5-3)
How they got there: Shaker capped an undefeated regular season by defeating crosstown rival Colonie 31-7, while Guilderland clinched the No. 4 seed by pulling away for a 41-19 victory over Christian Brothers Academy (3-5) Friday, Oct. 19. Guilderland’s victory avoided a four-way tie for fourth place, as both Bethlehem (4-4) and Niskayuna (4-4) won their final regular season games
No. 2 Shenendehowa (7-1) vs. No. 3 Saratoga Springs (6-2)
How they got there: Shen wrapped up the No. 2 seed by defeating Saratoga 35-7 at home. Brendan Belott threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Shen to victory. The Plainsmen’s reward is to host the Blue Streaks for the second week in a row. Continue reading “Section 2 football playoffs: Semifinal match-ups set in all five classes”