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”
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”
By ROB JONAS
The playoff seedings for the Section 2 Class A, C and D football playoffs are set, but Class AA and B match-ups are still in the air following Sunday’s seeding meeting.
Shaker (7-0) will be the No. 1 seed in Class AA when the four-team playoff begins Oct. 26, while Shenendehowa (6-1) and Saratoga Springs (6-1) will battle each other Friday, Oct. 19, for the No. 2 seed. The No. 4 seed is up for grabs between Guilderland (4-3), Bethlehem (3-4), Christian Brothers Academy (3-4) and Niskayuna (3-4). A Guilderland victory over CBA Friday guarantees the Dutchmen the No. 4 seed, while a CBA win plus Niskayuna and Bethlehem wins would create a four-way tie for fourth place. Continue reading “Section 2 football playoff brackets are partially set”
Alexandra Skabowski’s two-goal, one-assist evening led Taconic Hills to a 6-1 victory over Hudson in a Patroon Conference girls soccer game Monday, Oct. 1.
Chandler Hoose, Jaclynn Boyd and Katelyn Hotaling all contributed a goal and an assist for the Titans, who out-shot Hudson 16-2. Hailee West had the other Taconic Hills goal.
Rahqeil Lebon tallied for Hudson.
COPAKE – The Hudson golf team improved its record to 5-0 with an 8-4 victory over Taconic Hills Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Copake Country Club.
Taconic Hills’ Madison Bentley shot an even par score of 36 to win his head-to-head match-up with Pat Taylor and earn a berth in the Section 2 Championships. Trevor New also won his head-to-head match with Matt Bowes for the Titans (3-2).
Brady and Jake McDonald each won individual matches for Hudson, as did Dan Zito and Matt Gowers. Brady McDonald led the Blue Hawks with a nine-hole score of 47.
Chandler Hoose’s hat trick helped Taconic Hills defeat Hudson 6-0 Tuesday, Sept. 11, in a Patroon Conference girls soccer game.
Ally Skabowski chipped in with a pair of goals, and Katelyn Hotaling added another for the Titans, who earned their first league win of the season. Six different players contributed assists – Isabelle Hamann, Macayla Sparacino, Hailee West, Marleah Perry, Amanda Rustick and Marissa Kernan.
Taconic Hills outshot Hudson 31-2.
Head coach: John Davi
Last year’s record: 5-4
Playoff result: lost in Class B quarterfinals
Returning starters: Spencer Goldstein (senior OL/LB), Nick Bernockie (senior TE/DL), Corey Topple (senior QB/LB), Charles Goodermote (senior WR/DB), Tristen Collins (senior OL/DL), Tyler Bleau (senior RB/LB)
Graduated: Willie Walker (RB/LB), Zach Wilburn (QB/LB)
Newcomers: Mike Green (sophomore WR/DB), James Robinson (junior RB/LB), Zyonn Clanton (junior RB/DL)
Outlook for season: After falling short in its bid for the Reinfurt Division title and suffering a quarterfinal loss in Sectionals, the Blue Hawks need things to go right this year in order to get back to the playoffs.
“Our season will hinge on us staying healthy,” said Davi. “Low numbers leave us with little depth. We have an athletic and talented group, and a solid line on both sides of the ball.”