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Section 2 boys lacrosse playoffs: Voorheesville edges Cambridge in overtime

No. 4 Voorheesville outlasted No. 5 Cambridge 10-9 in the Section 2 Class D boys lacrosse quarterfinals Saturday, May 18.

Ian Owens had a six-point day for the Blackbirds, recording three goals and adding three assists. Jake Palmer also notched a hat trick, while John Hanlon contributed a pair of goals.

Gabriel Sgambettera tallied four times for Cambridge, and goaltender Daniel Blanchfield made 16 saves. Jamie Olvera chipped in with three goals and three assists.

Voorheesville meet top-seeded Schuylerville Tuesday, May 21, in one of two Class D semifinal games. The other contest pits No. 2 Johnstown against No. 3 Greenwich at Knox Field. Continue reading “Section 2 boys lacrosse playoffs: Voorheesville edges Cambridge in overtime”

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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”

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”

Suburban Council baseball: Jake Reinisch’s RBI double lifts Shenendehowa past Columbia

Jake Reinisch hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Shenendehowa a 4-3 victory over Columbia Monday, May 6, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

The Plainsmen took a 1-0 lead on Ben Lavery’s RBI single in the bottom of the third inning, but the Blue Devils plated three runs in the top of the fifth to pull ahead 3-1. Ryan Strevell plated the go-ahead run for Columbia with an RBI single.

Lavery hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull Shen within one run, and Thomas Krill tied the game with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Jake Reinisch’s RBI double lifts Shenendehowa past Columbia”

Scenes from the 2019 Colonie Relays

COLONIE – The Colonie boys and Shenendehowa girls track and field teams won their respective divisions at the Colonie Relays Saturday, May 4, at Colonie Central High School.

Fueled by its sprinters, the Garnet Raiders took the boys team title with 101 points, while Shen placed second with 88 points. Shen’s girls team claimed the title with 119 points, 28 points ahead of runner-up Niskayuna. Continue reading “Scenes from the 2019 Colonie Relays”

Scenes from Niskayuna Warrior Classic track and field meet

NISKAYUNA – The Schenectady boys and Shenendehowa girls track and field teams took first place at the Niskayuna Warrior Classic Saturday, April 13.

Schenectady edged Columbia 65-63 to take the boys team title, while Shen cruised to the girls team championship with 114 points – more than 17 points ahead of runner-up New Rochelle (Section 1).

Adrian Sanders led Schenectady with victories in the boys shot put and discus. Colonie’s Michael Hermance took first place in the 100-meter dash and joined Cristian Hubbard, Josiah Kemp and Shai Young on the Garnet Raiders’ winning 400-meter relay team.

Shen’s Chidalu and Chidera Anameze took the top two places in the girls shot put and discus, with each winning an event. Amsterdam’s Lauren Santiago had victories in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Continue reading “Scenes from Niskayuna Warrior Classic track and field meet”

Section 2 football: A first glance at Class A

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. To read about Class C, click here. To read about Class B, click here.

Very little changed for Class A when Section 2 revealed its alignments and schedules for the 2019 football season. Troy, Ballston Spa, LaSalle and Columbia remain in Class A for another season after dropping down from Class AA in 2018.

The lone addition is Albany, a Class AA team that is electing to play a Class A schedule. Albany has made this move before in an attempt to be more competitive during the regular season. Because they are playing in a different class than where they would otherwise compete, the Falcons are not eligible for the playoffs. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class A”

Suburban Council boys lacrosse: Shaker silences Columbia

Shaker limited Columbia to eight shots on goal on its way to posting an 8-1 victory Thursday, April 11, in a Suburban Council boys lacrosse game.

Sean McLean and Zach Mein each notched a pair of goals for the Blue Bison, who took control of the game with a five-goal second quarter. Logan Souza contributed a goal and two assists, and goalie Ryan Mazzariello stopped seven shots.

Collin Dougherty made eight saves, and Benjamin Cook recorded his team’s lone goal for Columbia. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys lacrosse: Shaker silences Columbia”

Suburban Council baseball: Shenendehowa fends off Saratoga Springs in pitchers’ duel

Pitcher Evan Jones held Saratoga Springs to one run on two hits and struck out six in a complete-game performance to help Shenendehowa defeat the Blue Streaks 3-1 Thursday, April 11, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

Three Saratoga Springs pitchers limited Shen to three runs on five hits and combined to strike out seven batters. Alex Henderson took the loss after giving up two runs on three hits in 4.2 innings of work.

Leadoff hitter Brendan Disonell had two singles and drove in a run for Shen. Jake Reinisch walked twice and had an RBI, while Jones and Nick Lemire each had a hit and a run scored.

Christian Kondo tripled and scored a run in the bottom of the first inning for Saratoga Springs. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Shenendehowa fends off Saratoga Springs in pitchers’ duel”

Suburban Council girls lacrosse: Niskayuna edges Shenendehowa

The Niskayuna girls lacrosse team picked up an important Suburban Council victory by edging Shenendehowa 9-8 Thursday, April 11.

Sydney McPartlon notched a hat trick to pace the Silver Warriors. Peyton Reihs and C.J. Harvey each contributed a pair of goals, and goaltender Kara Banagan made 10 saves to preserve the victory.

Grace Palowodzinski tallied three times, and Olivia Howard added two goals for Shen. Continue reading “Suburban Council girls lacrosse: Niskayuna edges Shenendehowa”