Several Section 2 players were first-team selections in their respective classes on this year’s New York State Sportswriters Association All-State softball team.
Shenendehowa outfielder Emily Carroll (Class AA), Ballston Spa’s Lauren Kersch and Angelina Stile (Class A), South Glens Falls’ Leah Vanderwarker (Class A), Ichabod Crane’s Bella Milazzo and Gabbie Cox (Class B), Lake George pitcher Tyler Bergman (Class C), Chatham pitcher Jenna Skype (Class C), Whitehall pitcher Madison Gould (Class D) and Fort Ann pitcher Kayla Bailey (Class D) earned first-team honors.
Ballston Spa and Ichabod Crane tied for the most All-State team representatives with three. Shen, Lake George, Chatham, Greenwich and Fort Ann all had two players who received honors. Continue reading “Section 2 represented on New York State Sportswriters Association’s All-State softball team”
CARY, N.C. – McKinley Wheeler’s first trip to the New Balance Nationals track and field meet led to a pair of titles.
The Saratoga Springs eighth-grader won the middle school girls 2-mile race in a battle with her twin sister, Sheridan. Then, she teamed up with Sophie Tesla, Ella Kurto and Kelsey Chmiel to win the girls championship 4×1 mile relay.
The Wheeler twins led a strong contingent of Section 2 runners in the middle school girls 2-mile run. McKinley finished with a winning time of 11:04.58, while Sheridan placed second with a time of 11:08.24. Shaker’s Kaleigh Higgins was third with a time of 11:21.03, and Greenwich’s Teagan Wright took 13th place with a time of 12:01.50. Columbia’s Shea Fajen (15th place) and Abigail Moxon (17th) also finished in the top 20. Continue reading “Track and field: McKinley Wheeler wins two titles at New Balance Nationals”
MIDDLETOWN – It was a good weekend for Section 2 athletes at the New York State High School Track and Field Championships at Middletown High School.
Colonie and Schenectady’s 400-meter boys relay teams highlighted the weekend by taking the top two places in Saturday’s Federation championship race. Fresh off winning the public school Division 1 championship Friday, Colonie’s team of Josiah Kemp, Shai Young, Cristian Hubbard and Michael Hermance claimed the Federation title with a time of 41.39 seconds. Schenectady – which placed fourth in the Division 1 race – took second place with a time of 41.75 seconds,
Section 2 also demonstrated its strength in the boys pole vault. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s Shane Racey cleared the bar at 16 feet to win the Division 2 and Federation titles, while Albany Academy’s Donald Jones finished second by clearing 15 feet, 6 inches. Continue reading “Section 2 wins several titles at state track meet”
The Niskayuna doubles team of Ricky Dartawan and Jarod Rackliffe reached the quarterfinals at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Tennis Championships last weekend at the National Tennis Center in Queens.
Dartawan and Rackliffe won their first two matches before losing in straight sets to Dean and Ben Vlassis from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. The Vlassis brothers went on to place third in the doubles competition.
Dartawan and Rackliffe, who placed second at the Section 2 championships, opened the state tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Susquehanna Valley’s Cody Jacobs and Mason Spottek. In the round of 16, Dartawan and Rackliffe pulled out a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Logan Fligel and Stephan Gershfeld from Hewlett (Section 8) to reach the quarterfinals. Continue reading “Niskayuna doubles team reaches state tennis tournament quarterfinals”
Three Section 2 athletes enter this weekend’s New York State High School Track and Field Championships with the top performances in their individual events.
Ichabod Crane’s Ama Boham posted the top time among Division 2 (small school) athletes in the girls 100-meter high hurdles this season (14.40). No other girl in the Division 2 field posted a time close to Boham’s mark, and it is the second-fastest overall in New York State this season. Only Chibugo Obichere of Division 1’s Valley Stream South (Section 8) posted a faster overall time (13.80).
New Lebanon’s Allie Ryder enters the state meet with the top distance among Division 2 throwers in the girls discus. Ryder’s best throw this season is 122 feet, 5 inches, 2 inches ahead of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s LeeAnne Lowery. Continue reading “State track meet primer: Ama Boham, Allie Ryder and Donald Jones lead list of Section 2 contenders”
The Section 2 baseball committee unveiled its seedings and match-ups for the playoffs Wednesday, May 22.
Niskayuna (Class AA), Ballston Spa (A), Coxsackie-Athens (B), Chatham (C) and Whitehall (D) received No. 1 seeds for their respective classes. Whitehall and No. 2 Germantown each received byes into the semifinal round, as Class D had only six teams qualify for the playoffs.
Opening round games are scheduled for Thursday, May 23, weather permitting. The finals take place at Joseph Bruno Stadium at Hudson Valley Community College May 31 through June 3.
Here are the playoff brackets for the Section 2 baseball playoffs.
Preliminary round (May 23)
No. 9 Columbia at No. 8 Bethlehem
Quarterfinals (May 25)
Columbia-Bethlehem winner at No. 1 Niskayuna
No. 5 Colonie at No. 4 Guilderland
No. 6 Christian Brothers Academy at No. 3 Saratoga Springs
No. 7 LaSalle at No. 2 Shenendehowa
Semifinals – May 30 at Joe Bruno Stadium, Troy
Finals – June 3 at Joe Bruno Stadium, Troy Continue reading “Section 2 announces playoff seedings, match-ups”
Shenendehowa (Class AA), Ballston Spa (A), Ichabod Crane (B), Chatham (C) and Whitehall (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2019 Section 2 softball tournament.
The playoffs kick off Thursday, May 23, with preliminary round games in classes A, B and C. The quarterfinals take place Tuesday, May 28, and all five finals will be played Tuesday, June 4.
Here is a look at the match-ups in the five classes.
Quarterfinals (May 28)
No. 5 Shaker (10-7) at No. 4 Colonie (11-7)
No. 6 Guilderland (8-8) at No. 3 Bethlehem (11-6)
No. 7 Saratoga Springs (7-13) at No. 2 Columbia (14-6)
No. 1 Shenendehowa (18-2) – bye
Semifinals – May 30 at Luther Forest, Malta
Finals – June 4 at Luther Forest, Malta Continue reading “Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa among top seeds for 2019 Section 2 softball playoffs”
Broadalbin-Perth defended its boys team title, while Taconic Hills claimed the girls team championship at the Section 2 Group 3 Track and Field Championships Tuesday, May 21, at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School.
The Patriots dominated the field events to win the boys team title with 139.5 points. Johnstown was second with 72 points, and Ichabod Crane placed third with 69 points.
“Eighty-eight days ago, we started a climb in which we challenged our boys to try to repeat as Section 2 champions and our girls to return to the top for the first time since 2015,” said Broadalbin-Perth coach Jeff Richards. “Although we had our difficulties throughout the season, our team continued to move upward. Rung by rung, we moved up the ladder.” Continue reading “Section 2 Group 3 track and field championships: Broadalbin-Perth defends its boys team title; Taconic Hills wins girls title”
Bethlehem rallied from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Greenville 11-8 Monday, May 6, in a non-league softball game.
An Aria Losee sacrifice fly got the Lady Eagles on the scoreboard in the third inning. From there, Bethlehem (7-4) outscored Greenville 10-3 to pull out the victory. Continue reading “Softball: Bethlehem rallies past Greenville in non-league contest”
A five-goal third quarter propelled Shenendehowa past Christian Brothers Academy 11-8 Thursday, May 2, in a Suburban Council boys lacrosse game.
Eric Makhatadze had four goals and two assists to lead the Plainsmen, who trailed 6-5 at halftime before taking control of the game. Billy Beach recorded a hat trick, and goaltender Jacob Aragones made nine saves.
Anthony Pizzola tallied four times for the Brothers, and goalie Max Tedesco stopped 14 shots. Continue reading “Boys lacrosse: Shenendehowa rallies past CBA”