Category: Suburban Council

Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem wins home finale against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

DELMAR – The Bethlehem softball team picked up its ninth Suburban Council victory of the season in its home finale with a 3-2 win against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Friday, May 17.

The visiting Spartans took a two-run lead in the top of the second inning, but with runners on first and second base and one out, the Lady Eagles shut the door. Pitcher Anna Cleary induced a ground ball leading to 4-6 putout, and then she struck out the next batter to strand runners at first and third.

Bethlehem struck back in the bottom of the second inning. Clare Boegel led off with single to center, and Haley Nash was walked. With one out, Aurora Lagace sent a fly ball over the reach of the left fielder for a double, scoring Boegel. Cleary followed with a sacrifice fly that drove in Nash to tie the game at 2-2.

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Scenes from Section 2 girls lacrosse playoffs: Guilderland outlasts Shaker in Class A quarterfinals

GUILDERLAND CENTER – Three players accounted for 14 goals to lead No. 4 Guilderland to a 16-12 victory over No. 5 Shaker in a Section 2 Class A girls lacrosse quarterfinal game Thursday, May 16.

Amanda Nieman led the Lady Dutch attack with seven goals and four assists. Jamie Golderman contributed four goals, and Caitlyn Miller added a hat trick. Hannah Sharlow notched four goals for Shaker.

Guilderland advances to face No. 1 Shenendehowa Monday, May 20, in Clifton Park. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 girls lacrosse playoffs: Guilderland outlasts Shaker in Class A quarterfinals”

Niskayuna receives No. 1 seed for Section 2 Class A boys lacrosse playoffs

The state’s top-ranked Class A public school boys lacrosse team received the top seed for the Section 2 playoffs Friday, May 17.

Undefeated Niskayuna (15-0) will face No. 8 Colonie in Saturday’s quarterfinal round. The winner of that game meets either No. 4 Saratoga Springs or No. 5 Shaker in the semifinals Tuesday, May 21. Continue reading “Niskayuna receives No. 1 seed for Section 2 Class A boys lacrosse playoffs”

Scenes from Suburban Council baseball: Guilderland rallies past Albany

GUILDERLAND CENTER – Guilderland scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull ahead for good in a 12-4 victory over Albany Wednesday, May 15, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

Albany took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, only to see Guilderland rally for two runs in the bottom of the third. The Falcons pushed across a run in the top of the fourth to regain a slim advantage before the Dutchmen rallied in the bottom half of the frame, For good measure, Guilderland added five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council baseball: Guilderland rallies past Albany”

Local teams shine at New York State High School Rowing Championships

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Christian Brothers Academy’s Connor Toomey and Bethlehem’s Christian Sauer were among a group of Section 2 rowers who excelled at the New York State High School Championships May 11 and 12 on Fish Creek.

Competing for Saratoga Rowing Association, Toomey and Sauer defended their state title in the Varsity Men’s Pair with a winning time of 5:13.4 and helped SRA take first place in the Varsity Men’s Four with a time of 5:02.4. In the process, Toomey and Sauer qualified for the national championships, which take place June 7-9 in Sarasota, Fla. Continue reading “Local teams shine at New York State High School Rowing Championships”

Non-league baseball: Niskayuna edges Albany Academy in extra innings

Cole Hedden’s RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning propelled Niskayuna to an 8-7 victory over Albany Academy Saturday, May 11, in a non-league baseball game at Schenectady’s Central Park. Continue reading “Non-league baseball: Niskayuna edges Albany Academy in extra innings”

Track and field: Saratoga Springs, Guilderland claim team titles at Queensbury Invitational

Guilderland edged Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake by half a point to win the girls team title at the Queensbury Invitational track and field meet Saturday, May 11. Guilderland finished with 93.5 points, while Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake placed second with 93 points.

The Lady Dutch thrived in the relay events, as they won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter events and placed second in the 400-meter relay. Kate Scanlan and Tyler Howard ran on both of Guilderland’s winning relays. Makiya Donnelly added an individual victory in the high jump. Continue reading “Track and field: Saratoga Springs, Guilderland claim team titles at Queensbury Invitational”

Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem surges past Niskayuna on Senior Night

DELMAR – Bethlehem overcame an early 2-0 deficit to defeat Niskayuna 14-2 on Senior Night Thursday, May 9, in a Suburban Council softball game.

Clare Boegel singled home the first Lady Eagles’ run in the bottom of the first inning, and Haley Nash followed with a two-run double to put the home team ahead 3-2. Nash later drilled a three-run homer to put the game out of Niskayuna’s reach. Continue reading “Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem surges past Niskayuna on Senior Night”

Suburban Council baseball: Nick Szesnat pitches Shaker past Shenendehowa

Nick Szesnat tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Shaker to a 6-0 victory over Shenendehowa Wednesday, May 8, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

Szesnat struck out nine batters and walked one to pick up the victory. The junior had an 18-22 first pitch strike rate and induced seven groundouts. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Nick Szesnat pitches Shaker past Shenendehowa”

Girls lacrosse: Bethlehem hangs on to defeat Shenendehowa

Bethlehem took a 4-2 halftime lead and held on for an 8-7 victory over Shenendehowa Tuesday, May 7, in a battle of two of the top Suburban Council girls lacrosse teams.

Lauren Riker struck for four goals to lead the Lady Eagles, who moved into sole possession of second place in the league standings. Lindsey Ayres and Paige Halliday each contributed a pair of goals, and goaltender Amanda Koch stopped seven shots.

McKenzie Ballard, Grace Palowodzinski and Kira Tucker all tallied twice for Shen, which dropped to third place in the standings. Goalie Aislinn Sweeney made 12 saves. Continue reading “Girls lacrosse: Bethlehem hangs on to defeat Shenendehowa”