Category: Saratoga Springs

Suburban Council wrestling: Shaker edges Niskayuna in dual meet

One week after defeating Saratoga Springs, Shaker edged Niskayuna 38-35 in a Suburban Council wrestling match Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Jashon Homes’ pin against Brody Johnson at 106 pounds and Michael Santore’s 15-2 victory over Matthew Whelan at 113 pounds gave the Blue Bison a 38-32 lead. Jack Schiavo closed out the match with a 5-4 victory over Austin Sill at 120 pounds for Niskayuna, but it wasn’t enough.

Ghassan Chehade (182 pounds) and Ryan Stein (195) also recorded pins for Shaker. Ben Catrambone (126), Willie Thacker (138) and Peter Meshkov (160) pinned their opponents for Niskayuna. Continue reading “Suburban Council wrestling: Shaker edges Niskayuna in dual meet”

Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem wins battle of undefeated teams

A big third quarter helped Bethlehem defeat Saratoga Springs 75-65 in a battle of undefeated Suburban Council boys basketball teams Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Eagles outscored the Blue Streaks 25-16 in the third period to open up a 12-point lead. Saratoga Springs made several attempts to get back into the game, but Bethlehem held on for the 10-point win.

Pat Ryan played a big role in Bethlehem’s victory. The senior guard made six three-pointers on his way to a season-high 20-point performance. Jake LaClair contributed 15 points, while Eric Signor (12 points) and Michael Ortale (11 points) added a combined total of 23 points.

Will Fox paced Saratoga Springs with 18 points, and Aidan Holmes chipped in with 16 points.

The victory moved Bethlehem into the Blue Division lead with a 9-0 record (13-0 overall) with seven games left in the regular season. Saratoga Springs dipped to 8-1 and 11-1. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem wins battle of undefeated teams”

Section 2 gymnastics: Saratoga Springs caps another perfect season with victory over Shaker

The Saratoga Springs gymnastics team capped its 12th consecutive undefeated dual meet season with a 169.00-144.55 victory over Shaker Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Wilton YMCA.

The Blue Streaks had eight out of the top 10 all-around scores, with Ava Dallas finishing first with a score of 36.50. Dallas won the vault (9.35), the uneven bars (9.30) and the floor exercise (9.40).

Laura Eberlein took first place in the balance beam with a score of 9.00 on her way to a second-place finish with an all-around score of 34.70 for Saratoga Springs. Kate DellaRatta finished third with a score of 32.60, while Molly Russell placed sixth with a score of 31.45. Continue reading “Section 2 gymnastics: Saratoga Springs caps another perfect season with victory over Shaker”

Six Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football players named to Class A All-State team

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”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa shuts out Shenendehowa

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”

Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem and Saratoga Springs remain undefeated ahead of Tuesday’s showdown

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”

Suburban Council wrestling: Shaker surges past Saratoga Springs

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”

Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa moves back over .500 with win over Shaker

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”

Indoor track: Shenendehowa takes team titles at Springfield Invitational

Shenendehowa won the boys and girls team titles at the Springfield Invitational indoor track and field meet Sunday, Jan. 6, at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Shen earned the girls team title by seven points over runner-up Saratoga Springs. Lily Gould led the Plainsmen with a victory in the weight throw, and the Shen 800-meter relay team of Rachel Sterle, Antonia Brancato, Lauren Daigle and Haylee Evertsen tied Amsterdam’s team of Charli Beekman, Gabby Stanavich, Emma Gomez and Lauren Santiago for first place with a time of 1:51.71.

Beekman (55-meter dash), Santiago (300 dash) and Stanavich (55 hurdles) won individual events for Amsterdam. Kelsey Chmiel took first place in the 1,000 and 1,500 for Saratoga Springs, while twin sisters McKinley and Sheridan Wheeler swept the top two places in the 3,000 for the Blue Streaks.

Shen’s boys team cruised to the team title with 115.42 points. Alex Hislop (3,200) earned an individual victory for the Plainsmen, while the 800 relay team of Mingrui Liu, Tyler Reese, Jaylin Sykes and Colin Tower brought home a first-place trophy. Continue reading “Indoor track: Shenendehowa takes team titles at Springfield Invitational”

Teams are set for Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships

The field is set for the Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships Tuesday, Jan. 15.

In Division 1, Shenendehowa received the No. 1 seed and the right to host the tournament. The Plainsmen will face No. 4 Queensbury, while No. 2 Columbia combats No. 3 Ballston Spa.

The Division 2 tournament takes place at Warrensburg, where the top-seeded Burghers wrestle No. 4 Whitehall/Fort Ann and No. 2 Watervliet takes on No. 3 Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George.

The winners from the Division 1 and Division 2 tournaments advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Dual Meet Championships Saturday, Jan. 26, at SRC Arena in Syracuse. Continue reading “Teams are set for Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships”