Category: Taconic Hills

Section 2 football: A first glance at Class C

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”

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Section 2 wrestling championships: A look back at the class tournaments

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”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill uses hot start to defeat Albany Leadership Academy

Maple Hill jumped out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 66-43 victory over Albany Leadership Academy for Girls Friday, Feb. 1, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Stacia Coyne netted 15 points, and Callie Haller chipped in with 10 points for the Wildcats, who placed 10 players in the scoring column. Dayari Daniels had 17 points, and Jamira Galloway added 16 points for Albany Leadership.

Elsewhere in the Patroon Conference, Rensselaer edged Greenville 46-44. The Rams rallied from a 16-6 deficit to pull out the two-point win. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill uses hot start to defeat Albany Leadership Academy”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Strong start propels Greenville past Coxsackie-Athens

Greenville jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 56-34 victory over Coxsackie-Athens Friday, Jan. 18, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Natalie Krasney poured in 23 points to lead the Spartans, who extended their lead to 16 points at halftime. Isabella Trostle contributed 12 points.

Tori Brockett and Ryan Carroll each scored 10 points for Coxsackie-Athens. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Strong start propels Greenville past Coxsackie-Athens”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill cruises past Chatham

Maple Hill jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 55-41 victory over Chatham in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 11.

Stacia Coyne netted 14 points, and Lauryn Smith contributed 12 points for the Wildcats, who remained undefeated in league play. Naveah Daigle had nine points for Chatham.

Second-place Hudson kept pace with Maple Hill by defeating Cairo-Durham 61-49. Deja Beauford and Jenaya Robinson each scored 20 points for the Blue Hawks, who pulled away by outscoring Cairo-Durham 21-12 in the fourth quarter.

Jolie Polsen led Cairo-Durham with 18 points, while Arianna Myers chipped in with 13 points. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill cruises past Chatham”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill handles Hudson

Maple Hill remained undefeated in the Patroon Conference with a 53-37 victory over Hudson Wednesday, Jan. 9, in a girls basketball game.

Jenna Hoffman led a balanced attack with 10 points for Maple Hill (10-0 league, 11-1 overall), which took command by outscoring Hudson 28-14 over the course of the second and third quarters. Lydia Chittenden and Abby Utter each contributed eight points.

Deja Beauford poured in 19 points for Hudson (8-2). Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill handles Hudson”

Patroon Conference wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens handles Taconic Hills; Catskill defeats Rensselaer

Eight Coxsackie-Athens wrestlers recorded pins in an 83-3 Patroon Conference victory over Taconic Hills Thursday, Dec. 13.

Colin Brackett shut out Aidan Scarpinati 6-0 to win his 106-pound bout for Taconic Hills, but pins by Logan Campbell (113) and Kyle Green (120) got Coxsackie-Athens going. Noah Bartels (138), Julian Cruz (145), Colin Riley (152), Andrew Riley (170), Colby Lord (182) and Marc Martinez (285) also pinned their opponents for the Indians. Continue reading “Patroon Conference wrestling: Coxsackie-Athens handles Taconic Hills; Catskill defeats Rensselaer”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill shuts down Greenville; Taconic Hills wins in OT

Maple Hill’s defense limited Greenville to less than seven points in each quarter as the Wildcats pulled away for a 40-15 victory over the Spartans Wednesday, Dec. 12, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Maple Hill had a difficult time pulling away from Greenville in the first half, but the Wildcats broke the game open with a 16-6 run in the third quarter that gave them a 28-13 lead.

Natasha Strock had seven points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots to lead a balanced attack for Maple Hill, which remained undefeated after five league games. Paige Bleau and Lydia Chittenden each contributed six points.

Skyla VanVleet netted seven points for Greenville. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill shuts down Greenville; Taconic Hills wins in OT”

Patroon Conference girls basketball preview: Taconic Hills Titans

Team: Taconic Hills

Head coach: Bob Bailly

Last year’s record: 5-15

Playoff result: N/A

Returning starters: Chandler Hoose (senior forward), Morgan Hoose (senior guard), Marleah Perry (junior), Emily Mottoshiski (sophomore)

Graduated: Ali Shumsky (guard)

Newcomers: Emma Liepman (senior center), Kayla Kernan (junior forward), Karlie Gagnon (sophomore guard), Kiersten Shumsky (junior guard)

Outlook for the season: Taconic Hills is looking to move over the .500 mark this season and compete in Sectionals.

A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country Championships

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”