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”
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”
Five players had multi-goal games for No. 2 Schalmont in a 15-0 victory over No. 15 Corinth in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B girls soccer playoffs Thursday, Oct. 18.
Isabella Amoroso recorded a hat trick and two assists, while Sofia Cassano contributed two goals and two assists for the Sabres (15-1-1), ranked No. 4 among Class B teams in the New York State Sportswriters Association poll. Jules Monlea, Ashley Cirilla and Chloe Schaffer all tallied twice, and Isabella Almodovar added three assists. Continue reading “Section 2 Class B girls soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Voorheesville among opening round winners”
Quarterfinal match-ups are now set in Class B, as eight boys soccer teams advanced to the next round of the Section 2 playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Top-seeded Schalmont (14-1-2) shut out Colonial Council rival Cohoes 4-0 in Rotterdam. Dom Scalice tallied twice for the Sabres, who shook off a slow start to pull away with three second-half goals. Zach Metzold and Dylan Martin also scored goals.
Goalkeeper Jordan Prouty made 12 saves for No. 16 Cohoes (3-15-0). Continue reading “Section 2 Class B boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Ichabod Crane among first round winners”
Brackets for the Section 2 girls soccer playoffs were announced Monday, Oct. 15, and two Suburban Council teams were among the five No. 1 seeds.
Bethlehem received the No. 1 seed in Class AA after winning the Blue Division title, while Averill Park claimed the No. 1 seed in Class A after finishing first in the Gray Division. Colonial Council champion Academy of the Holy Names (Class B), Wasaren League champion Stillwater (Class C) and Adirondack League runner-up Fort Ann (Class D) were the other three No. 1 seeds.
Here are the match-ups for the first two rounds: Continue reading “Section 2 girls soccer playoffs: Bethlehem, Averill Park, Holy Names, Stillwater and Fort Ann are top seeds”
By ROB JONAS
Christian Brothers Academy (Class AA), Queensbury (A), Schalmont (B), Lake George (C) and Fort Ann (D) are the No. 1 seeds in this year’s Section 2 boys soccer playoffs.
CBA earned the No. 1 seed after posting the best record in the Suburban Council (12-1-1 league, 13-1-1 overall). The Brothers – along with No. 2 Albany (11-2-1, 12-2-1), No. 3 Bethlehem (10-3-1, 12-3-1) and No. 4 Shenendehowa (10-3-1, 10-3-1) – received byes through the first round.
Queensbury (15-1-0), No. 2 Albany Academy (11-5-0), No. 3 Averill Park (6-8-2), No. 4 South Glens Falls (10-6-0) and No. 5 Mohonasen (9-5-2) all received byes in Class A.
Here are all of the match-ups for the first two rounds of Sectionals: Continue reading “Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set”
Catskill-Cairo-Durham fended off a second-half rally to defeat Taconic Hills 24-14 Saturday, Sept. 29, in a Section 2 Class C football game.
The Titans scored a pair of touchdowns to close the gap to 18-14 in the fourth quarter, but Cameron Lyles caught a 6-yard scoring strike from Jacob Hall to seal the victory for Catskill-Cairo-Durham.
Hall had touchdown runs of 72 and 27 yards in the first half, and Lyles caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Justice Brantley for Catskill-Cairo-Durham, which led 18-0 at halftime.
Gavin Bradway powered his way for a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to get Taconic Hills on the scoreboard. Marcus Hartman then threw a 34-yard scoring strike to Devon Charron in the fourth quarter, and Dusty Snyder added a two-point conversion run to pull the Titans within four points of Catskill-Cairo-Durham.
By ROB JONAS
SCHODACK – Seth Roberts’ goal less than 14 minutes into the second half proved to be the difference for Maple Hill in a 1-0 victory over Catskill Tuesday, Sept. 18, in a Patroon Conference boys soccer game.
The Wildcats (4-1) made several unsuccessful pushes towards goal until Lucas Charlebois sent a through pass into the Catskill penalty box, where Roberts redirected it past Cats goalkeeper Andrew Tran inside the left post with 26:25 left in the second half. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer: Maple Hill edges Catskill in Patroon Conference battle”
Less than 24 hours after beating Cairo-Durham 7-4, Taconic Hills bounced back by edging Catskill 1-0 in a Patroon Conference boys soccer game Saturday, Sept. 15.
The Titans controlled the tempo in the first half, but did not possess the ball well. Catskill attempted to take the lead with a couple of shots in front of the Taconic Hills goal late in the half, but goalkeeper John Disbrow stopped them both.
Taconic Hills applied more offensive pressure on Catskill in the second half, and it paid off when Phillip Davis scored off a pass from Teagan Campion-Pratt. Catskill looked for a late goal to tie the score, but the Titans’ defense held firm.
In Friday’s win over Cairo-Durham, Kolby Clegg struck for five breakaway goals to lead Taconic Hills. Richie Savoia recorded a hat trick for Cairo-Durham.