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”
We will be taking a look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2 this week. To read about Class D, click here.
Four Class C football programs are on the move to different classes in 2019, while two Class D teams jump in to replace them.
Holy Trinity moves up to Class B this fall after adding players from Bishop Maginn to its roster, which also includes players from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Catholic Central and Saratoga Central Catholic. Meanwhile, Chatham and Helderberg Valley slide down to Class D, and Corinth merges with Fort Edward and moves to Class D, where it will be ineligible for the Section 2 playoffs. Hoosic Valley returns to Class C from Class D, and Rensselaer moves up with the Indians. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class C”
COXSACKIE – Coxsackie-Athens scored 10 runs in the first two innings and held on for a 13-8 victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Monday, March 25, in a non-league baseball game.
The Golden Knights took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, only to see the Indians rally for four runs in the bottom half of the frame. ND-BG tied the score at 4-4 in the top of the second before Coxsackie-Athens struck for six runs in the bottom half of the inning to pull ahead for good.
Killian Schrader had two hits, three RBI and three runs scored to lead Coxsackie-Athens’ 13-hit attack. Joe Notabartolo doubled twice and drove in three runs for the Indians, and Ethan Foster added a pair of hits, two RBI and two runs scored. Gil Bell and Austin Schlenker also had two hits apiece.
Coxsackie-Athens opens Patroon Conference play Wednesday, March 27, against Chatham. ND-BG hosts Berne-Knox-Westerlo in a Western Athletic Conference contest Friday, March 29, at Rotterdam Babe Ruth. Continue reading “Non-league baseball: Coxsackie-Athens fends off Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in early season contest”
ALBANY – Shenendehowa’s Stevo Poulin and Duanesburg’s Zack Lawrence won their weight classes at last weekend’s New York State High School Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center.
Poulin claimed his second straight state title by defeating Minisink Valley’s Zack Ryder 4-3 in the Division 1 (large school) 106-pound weight class final. Poulin recorded technical falls in the first two rounds and added a 16-4 majority decision over Hilton’s Rocco Camilacci in the semifinals on his way to the title and a 48-0 record for the 2018-19 season.
Lawrence led a strong Section 2 Division 2 (small school) contingent by winning the 152-pound title with a 3-2 victory over Norwich’s Mike Squires in the finals. Lawrence posted wins by decision in all of his bouts to claim the title. Continue reading “State wrestling championships: Stevo Poulin, Zack Lawrence take home titles”
Shenendehowa’s Stevo Poulin, Maple Hill’s Trent Svingala and Duanesburg’s Zack Lawrence received No. 1 seeds for this weekend’s New York State Wrestling Championships at Albany’s Times Union Center.
Poulin was the lone Division I (large school) wrestler to gain the top seed for his weight class. The 106-pounder enters states with a 40-0 record for the Plainsmen. Svingala takes a 42-0 record into the Division II (small school) 132-pound division bracket, while Lawrence boasts a 46-0 mark as he enters the 152-pound weight bracket.
Ballston Spa’s Jake Stangle received the No. 2 seed in the Division I 285-pound weight class, while Duanesburg’s Charlie Grygas was seeded second in the Division II 160-pound bracket. Warrensburg’s Nolan McNeill gained the No. 3 seed in the Division II 195-pound weight class, despite losing to No. 4 seed Devon Shader of Coxsackie-Athens at Sectionals on an injury default Feb. 9.
There are three instances where Section 2 wrestlers could compete against each other in the quarterfinals. No. 5 seed Drew Bogdan of Albany Academy could meet Shen’s Colden Dorfman if both 160-pound wrestlers win their opening round matches, though Dorfman has to get past No. 4 seed Steven Gazzillo of Cornwall (Section 9). No. 5 Dylan Winchell (Warrensburg) and No. 4 Joey Scheeren (Galway) could be on a collision course in the Division II 113-pound weight class, as could No. 5 Ethan Cooper (Cobleskill-Richmondville) and Rich Forbes (Catskill) at 170 pounds.
Here is a look at all of the opening round matches featuring Section 2 wrestlers at the state tournament, which begins Friday, Feb. 22, at the Times Union Center. Continue reading “Three Section 2 wrestlers receive No. 1 seeds for state tournament”
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Brackets for the Section 2 boys basketball playoffs were revealed Wednesday, Feb. 13, and there were not many surprises.
Bethlehem (Class AA), Troy (Class A), Schalmont (Class B), Lake George (Class C) and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (Class D) were named the top seeds by the Section 2 committee. Of the five No. 1 seeds, only Schalmont (19-1) was a mild surprise, as the Sabres were chosen over Foothills Council champion Glens Falls (19-1), which has only an out-of-state loss this season. Schalmont suffered an 80-69 loss to Colonial Council rival LaSalle Thursday, Feb. 7, for its only setback of the season, but grabbed the top seed due to a better strength of schedule, according to boys basketball chairman Will Ferguson.
“They were so close that Schalmont’s [seeding] points were only slightly ahead on the sheet,” said Fergsuon. “Then, there was the schedule … the number of AA’s and A;s played vs. the B’ and C’s they played against each other. One of the other key factors was Schalmont knocked off Troy, which was the No. 1 seed for the A’s.” Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds”
SCHENECTADY – Lansingburgh bested the field by more than 200 pins to take the team title at the Section 2 Class B boys bowling championships Friday, Feb. 8, at Boulevard Bowl.
The Knights had three bowlers record six-game series of more than 1,200 pins to win their 11th Sectional title with a total pin fall of 5,912. Mechanicville was second with a score of 5,634, and Schuylerville placed third with a score of 5,487.
Codi Genthner led Lansingburgh with a six-game total of 1,254, which included a high single game of 246. Mike Connally was second on the Knights with a total of 1,228 pins, which included a three-game set of 654, and Grant Laustrup added a six-game series of 1,203 that included a high single game of 254. Continue reading “Section 2 bowling championships: Lansingburgh takes Class B boys crown”
By CONNOR WOOD
COXSACKIE – The Rensselaer Rams traveled to Coxsackie-Athens Tuesday, Feb. 5, for a boys basketball game. The Rams defeated the Indians 55-51 on their home court earlier in the season, but this game was different as Coxsackie-Athens won 58-43 on Military Appreciation Night.
Rensselaer came out of the gates hot with a 7-2 run, led by Amani Nixon. However, the Rams couldn’t keep the lead for long, as they had four turnovers in the first quarter. That resulted in a 12-5 run for Coxsackie-Athens that put the Indians ahead 14-12.
The second quarter was similar to the first quarter. Both teams came out flat and turned the ball over several times. Rensselaer scored the first five points in the period, but Coxsackie-Athens forced several turnovers to regain the momentum. The Indians finished the first half with an 8-4 spurt to build a 22-21 halftime lead. Continue reading “Coxsackie-Athens avenges earlier loss to Rensselaer in Patroon Conference battle”
Saturday, Feb. 2, was championship day for the five classes in Section 2 wrestling.
The Class A, B, C, CC and D tournaments took place around the region. The results help determine the majority of the field for this weekend’s Section 2 Division 1 (large school) and Division 2 (small school) championships, which take place at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.
Here is a recap of what transpired. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling championships: A look back at the class tournaments”
The Maple Hill girls basketball team took a 14-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in defeating Coxsackie-Athens 70-17 on the second day of the Patroon Conference Coaches vs. Cancer showcase Sunday, Jan. 27, at Columbia-Greene Community College.
Lauryn Smith led a balanced attack with 13 points for the Wildcats, who put the game out of reach by outscoring Coxsackie-Athens 56-9 over the final three quarters. Karsyn Berger contributed nine points, while three other Maple Hill players – Natasha Strock, Shannon Tacy and Abby Utter – all added eight points.
Ryan Carroll netted eight points for Coxsackie-Athens. Continue reading “Patroon Conference basketball: Maple Hill rolls past Coxsackie-Athens at Coaches vs. Cancer event”