The New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its Class AA and Class A All-State Football Teams Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake had the most players chosen to the All-State team among Section 2 programs with six, led by first-team offense selection Vincent Daviero. The senior led all area running backs with 1,557 yards and 21 touchdowns as he helped the Spartans win the Section 2 Class A title.
Linebacker Bryce Mussen was a second team All-State selection on defense for BH-BL, while tailback D.J. Lashley received a fifth team honor. Quarterback Darien LaPietro, lineman Victor Little and defensive back Logan Stubblebine were honorable mentions.
Averill Park had five players receive All-State recognition, while Queenbury had four players receive statewide honors. Shaker, Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs all had four players named to the All-State team in Class AA. Continue reading “Six Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football players named to Class A All-State team”
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake took first place in the girls distance championship medley relay at the Yale Invitational last weekend in New Haven, Conn. The Spartans finished with a time of 12:10.41 – the second-fastest national time by a high school team this season.
BH-BL also placed second in the 55-59 boys distance medley relay with a time of 10:51.61 and finished third in the championship boys 3,200-meter relay with a time of 8:07.56.
Several individual BH-BL runners excelled at the Yale Invitational. Nick Hunziker was second in the boys mile with a time of 4:23.24, while teammate Aidan Gillooley placed 10th with a time of 4:29.85. Rory Graham placed third in the girls 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:56.26, and Tyler Berg finished fourth in the boys 3,000-meter race with a time of 8:38.06. Rece Gobel took 10th place in the boys 600-meter race with a time of 1:24.63. Continue reading “Indoor track and field: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls distance medley relay team wins Yale Invitational”
Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa moved into a tie with Bethlehem for first place in the Capital District High School Hockey League with a 3-0 victory over Shenendehowa Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility in Glenville.
Goalie Kyle Grace made 25 saves to earn his second shutout of the season for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa (6-2-0 league, 9-3-0 overall). Noah Sinclair tallied in the second period, while Grant Rice and Sean Speck added insurance goals in the third period.
Elsewhere in the CDHSHL, Joe Amodio and Michael Montague each scored a pair of goals to lead Saratoga Springs (6-2-0, 10-3-0) to a 5-2 victory over LaSalle (3-5-0, 4-7-1) at Hudson Valley Community College. Andrew Blanchard also tallied for the Blue Streaks, and goalie Brad Blake stopped 20 shots.
Sebastian Geiger and Nic Pauley notched LaSalle’s goals, and goalie Leo Paul made 19 saves. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa shuts out Shenendehowa”
The two remaining undefeated Suburban Council boys basketball teams are set to square off Tuesday, Jan. 15, as Bethlehem and Saratoga Springs each won Friday night.
Bethlehem (8-0 league, 11-0 overall) closed the game on a 15-6 run to defeat Christian Brothers Academy 62-54 in Colonie. Michael Ortale netted 20 points, and Justin Barnes added 16 points to help the Eagles offset Jordan King’s 36-point performance for the Brothers.
Saratoga Springs (8-0, 10-0) built a 33-24 halftime lead and fended off Niskayuna 67-57. Nate Chudy had 24 points, and Aidan Holmes contributed 19 points for the Blue Streaks. Nick Benton scored 17 points for the Silver Warriors, and Richie Quinn added 15 points.
Saratoga travels to Bethlehem Tuesday for a game that could decide the Blue Division title and the No. 1 seed for the Section 2 Class AA playoffs. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem and Saratoga Springs remain undefeated ahead of Tuesday’s showdown”
Three consecutive pins by middleweights Tyler Stanton, Bassir Rezek and Ghassan Chehade helped Shaker defeat Saratoga Springs 42-35 Wednesday, Jan. 9, in a Suburban Council wrestling match.
Stanton (152 pounds) pinned Jake DeLuca with seven seconds left in the second period to get the streak going for the Blue Bison. Rezek (160) pinned David Wilk midway through the second period of their bout, and Chehade (170) followed suit with a second-period pin over Spencer Cornell.
Doug Cooper (220 pounds) and Kyle Griskowitz (99) scored pins to help Saratoga build an 18-0 lead before Jashon Holmes (106) and Michael Santore (113) recorded falls to get Shaker back in the match. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Shaker surges past Saratoga Springs”
The Shenendehowa boys basketball team moved over .500 overall with a 53-37 victory over Shaker Tuesday, Jan. 8, in a Suburban Council game.
The Plainsmen (5-3 league, 6-5 overall) built a 39-18 lead through the first three quarters, and they didn’t look back in handing the Blue Bison (0-8, 1-11) their 10th consecutive loss.
James Altenburger scored 12 points, while Devin Dzikas and Jake Reinisch each contributed nine points for Shen. Sean Seymour led Shaker with 13 points. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa moves back over .500 with win over Shaker”
Troy weathered a fourth-quarter rally by Shenendehowa to pull out a 60-56 victory Friday, Jan. 4, in a Suburban Council boys basketball game.
The Flying Horses carried a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter before the Plainsmen rallied to make it a one-possession game near the end of regulation.
Guards Latyce Faison and Nazaire Meritt had a field day from behind the three-point arc for Troy. Faison sank seven threes on his way to a 26-point night, while Meritt had five threes as part of a 24-point performance.
Jake Reinisch scored 14 points, and Andrew Martin contributed 12 points for Shen. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Troy hangs on for four-point victory over Shenendehowa”
Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa scored three times in the first six minutes of the third period to pull away for a 6-0 victory over the Capital District Jets in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Friday, Jan. 4, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.
Noah Sinclair tallied 37 seconds into the final period, and Nicholas Nucci struck less than two minutes later to help Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa break the game open. Connor Cecala added a goal at the 5:35 mark to seal the six-goal victory.
Sinclair and Cecala each had a pair of goals, and goalie Kyle Grace made 19 saves to pick up his second shutout of the season for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa. Patrick Turnbull had 47 saves for the Capital District Jets. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa strikes quickly in third period to pull away from Capital District”
Notre Dame of Utica defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 43-36 to win the inaugural Mohonasen Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament Saturday, Dec. 29.
Emma Sehring netted 20 points to lead Notre Dame to the seven-point win. Ajla Sedjic made three shots from beyond the three-point arc as part of a 10-point night.
Carlie Rzeszotarski had 17 points for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
In the consolation game, Mekeel Christian Academy fended off a late Mohonasen charge to win 48-41. Avery Mills scored 20 points, and Madison Show added 15 points for the Lions, who led by 13 points entering the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Girls basketball: Notre Dame of Utica wins Mohonasen Holiday Classic”
Notre Dame of Utica fended off a late rally to defeat Mohonasen 40-37 in the opening round of the inaugural Mohonasen Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 28.
Notre Dame outscored Mohonasen 11-5 in the second quarter to build a 20-14 halftime lead. The Mighty Warriors closed the gap to one possession several times in the fourth quarter before running out of time.
Breanna Lott netted 16 points for Mohonasen, which meets Mekeel Christian Academy in the consolation round Saturday, Dec. 29. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake edged Mekeel Christian 43-41 in the other opening round game to advance to Saturday’s final against Notre Dame. Continue reading “Girls basketball: Notre Dame of Utica advances past Mohonasen at inaugural Mohon Holiday Classic”