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”
With the Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships beginning today, Nov. 1, here is a look at the Sectional leaderboard, as well as area individuals and relay teams who have hit the qualifying standard for this year’s state meet.
Girls 200-yard medley relay
Bethlehem 1:49.53 NYS
Shenendehowa 1:50.29 NYS
Ballston Spa 1:50.64 NYS
Guilderville 1:51.91 NYS
Albany Academy for Girls 1:52.12 NYS
Girls 200-yard freestyle
Mary Kate Conway (Mohonasen-Schalmont) 1:53.23 NYS
Alice Han (Shenendehowa) 1:55.31 NYS
Girls 200-yard individual medley
Sydney Sorbello (Bethlehem) 2:10.68 NYS
Kasey Keaney (Guilderville) 2:11.01 NYS
Isabel Bushway (Niskayuna) 2:11.15 NYS
Shauna Killane (Shenendehowa) 2:12.38 NYS Continue reading “A look at the Section 2 girls swimming leaderboard heading into championship weekend”
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”
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”
On a rainy evening in Columbia County, Taconic Hills and Coxsackie-Athens played to a 0-0 tie Thursday, Oct. 11, in a Patroon Conference boys soccer game.
Coxsackie-Athens generated some early chances that Taconic Hills’ defenders turned away. The Titans gradually started mounting attacks of their own on the Indians’ back line, but they couldn’t generate any quality shots on goal.
The second half featured more scoring chances for both sides, but goalies from Taconic Hills and Coxsackie-Athens turned aside shot after shot to keep the score sheet clean. Coxsackie-Athens’ defense continued to thwart Taconic Hills’ attackers in overtime, but the Indians could not muster much on the counter attack.
It was the Patroon Conference’s first tie of the boys soccer season.
Devon Charron rushed for one touchdown and caught another to help Taconic Hills defeat Coxsackie-Athens 22-12 Friday, Oct. 5, in a Section 2 Class C South Division football game.
Charron carried the ball 17 times for 111 yards, caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Hartman and added a two-point conversion run for the Titans, who led 16-12 at halftime. The Taconic Hills defense also recorded a touchdown on a 95-yard interception return.
Coxsackie-Athens pulled away with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to defeat Watervliet 33-13 Friday, Sept. 28, in a Section 2 Class C football game.
Quarterback Joe Notarbartolo threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Indians. Notarbartolo connected with Jesse White on a 50-yard scoring strike in the first quarter and added a 15-yard touchdown pass to Tim Simmons in the second quarter.
Notarbartolo also ran for 67 yards and a touchdown for Coxsackie-Athens. Jaylen Buckner gained 46 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
Jarahn Parlemont led Watervliet with 60 rushing yards and a touchdown.
FREEHOLD – For the second day in a row, the Taconic Hills golf team defeated Coxsackie-Athens – this time, by an 11-1 score Thursday, Sept. 20, on the Indians’ home course at Thunderheart Country Club.
Madison Bentley led the Titans with a 1-over par round of 38, as he defeated Tristen Gerrian in their head-to-head match. It was also the ninth time in 10 matches that Bentley recorded a Sectional qualifying score.
Trevor New, Maya Manan-Singh, Ben Hunter and Skylar Waterhouse also won head-to-head matches for Taconic Hills (7-3). Anya Josberger tied Val Camacho for Coxsackie-Athens.
COPAKE – Taconic Hills won all of its head-to-head matches to sweep Coxsackie-Athens 12-0 Wednesday, Sept. 19, in a Patroon Conference golf match at Copake Country Club.
Madison Bentley earned medalist honors with a 4-over-par 40 for the Titans. Bentley defeated Tristen Gerrian in their head-to-head match.
Trevor New, Maya Manan-Singh, Val Camacho, Griffin Haskin and Skylar Waterhouse also won their matches for Taconic Hills. Haskin carded a nine-hole round of 47, and New added a round of 48.
The Taconic Hills girls volleyball team edged Coxsackie-Athens 3-2 in a Patroon Conference match Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Coxsackie-Athens took the first set 25-11, but Taconic Hills responded by pulling out a 27-25 win in the second set. Coxsackie-Athens rebounded by winning the third set 25-23 before the Titans closed out the match with a 25-19 victory in the fourth set and a 25-23 win in the fifth set.
Emma Leipman had six kills and seven aces, and Katie Runyon contributed eight kills and four aces for Taconic Hills (4-2). Morgan Monty added 25 assists.