CLIFTON PARK – Shenendehowa (Division 1) and Queensbury (Division 2) eased to the team titles at the Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center.
Shen dethroned defending Division 1 champion Niskayuna with a commanding total of 441 points. Niskayuna placed second with 407 points, and Bethlehem finished third with 254 points.
Mohonasen-Schalmont’s Mary Kate Conway and Bethlehem’s Sydney Sorbello each won a pair of individual events at the Division 1 meet. Conway claimed first place in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, while Sorbello finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle.
Niskayuna’s Lillian Bushway (500-yard freestyle) and Yunfan Dong (100-yard backstroke) also won individual events Saturday, as did Albany Academy’s Claire Gerdeman (50-yard freestyle), and Guilderville’s Kasey Keaney (100-yard breaststroke). Continue reading “Shenendehowa, Queensbury win team titles at Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving 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”
By ROB JONAS
Christian Brothers Academy (Class AA), Queensbury (A), Schalmont (B), Lake George (C) and Fort Ann (D) are the No. 1 seeds in this year’s Section 2 boys soccer playoffs.
CBA earned the No. 1 seed after posting the best record in the Suburban Council (12-1-1 league, 13-1-1 overall). The Brothers – along with No. 2 Albany (11-2-1, 12-2-1), No. 3 Bethlehem (10-3-1, 12-3-1) and No. 4 Shenendehowa (10-3-1, 10-3-1) – received byes through the first round.
Queensbury (15-1-0), No. 2 Albany Academy (11-5-0), No. 3 Averill Park (6-8-2), No. 4 South Glens Falls (10-6-0) and No. 5 Mohonasen (9-5-2) all received byes in Class A.
Here are all of the match-ups for the first two rounds of Sectionals: Continue reading “Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set”
SCHENECTADY – How “sweep” it was for the Shaker boys and girls cross country teams at this year’s Grout Run Saturday, Oct. 6, at Schenectady’s Central Park.
The Shaker girls fended off Bethlehem 34-42 for the Varsity Division I championship, while the Shaker boys eased past Schenectady 26-54 in the Varsity Division II race.
“I’m really proud of them. They did really well,” said Shaker girls cross country coach Marbry Gansle. Continue reading “Shaker cross country sweeps team titles at Grout Run”
SCHENECTADY – The annual Grout Run took place Saturday, Oct. 6, at Schenectady’s Central Park. More than 20 teams from around New York State ran on the 2.75-mile road course in and around the park.
Washingtonville (Section 9), Shaker and Broadalbin-Perth won their respective boys varsity division team titles; while Shaker, Greenwich and Duanesburg took the girls varsity division team titles. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 cross country: Grout Run 2018 highlights”
The Shaker boys soccer team prevailed on Senior Night with a 4-1 victory over Ballston Spa Tuesday, Sept. 25, in a Suburban Council game.
Ian Wu converted a penalty kick at the five-minute mark to give the Blue Bison (6-2-1 league, 7-3-1 overall) a 1-0 lead. Then, Ryan Watson tallied three minutes later off a feed from Zaheer Irani to put Shaker in front by a pair of goals.
Ballston Spa (3-6-1, 4-7-1) scored to pull within a goal, but Ryan Pardo and Jack Acquario tallied before halftime to give Shaker a 4-1 lead. The Scotties controlled the tempo for much of the second half, but they could not get any closer.
Elsewhere in the Suburban Council, Christian Brothers Academy downed Schenectady 7-0. Brady Van Epps had two goals and two assists within the first 20 minutes for the Brothers (8-1-0), while Keegan Vedder contributed a goal and two assists in that time span. Eli D’Onofrio chipped in with a goal and an assist, with Josh Huckans, Michael Puccioni and Drew Decker rounding out the scoring for the Brothers.
Schenectady’s record dipped to 2-7-1 in the league and 2-8-1 overall.
There were several noteworthy performances around Section 2 cross country from Sept. 22:
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross country team took first place in the Varsity Large division at the Baldwinsville Invitational outside Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 22. Tyler Berg, Evan Brennan and Aidan Gillooley swept the top three places for the Spartans, who won the division with 26 points. Continue reading “Top Section 2 cross country performances from September 22”
Christian Brothers Academy’s quick strike offense was too much for Niskayuna in a 3-1 Brothers’ victory Thursday, Sept. 20, in a Suburban Council boys soccer game.
Connor Pierre and Brady Van Epps tallied in a two-minute span of the first half to give the Brothers a 2-0 lead. Niskayuna got one goal back before halftime, but Sumahri Stewart scored midway through the second half to restore CBA’s two-goal cushion. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys soccer: Christian Brothers Academy handles Niskayuna; Averill Park shuts out Schenectady”
The Guilderland girls soccer team improved its record to 6-0-1 with a 5-1 Suburban Council victory over Colonie Thursday, Sept. 13.
Margot Nezaj and Marissa Gordon tallied in the first half to stake the Lady Dutch to a 2-1 halftime lead. Cara Mortati, Alex Gavigan and Riley Grimm added second half goals. Mortati and Gavigan also had assists, as did Jamie Golderman, Lauren Conti and Maddie Sullivan. Continue reading “Suburban Council girls soccer: Guilderland remains unbeaten with victory over Colonie, while Troy defeats Schenectady”
Mantas Remancus’ overtime goal lifted Colonie to a 3-2 overtime victory over Averill Park in a Suburban Council boys soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Logan Bielawski converted a penalty kick to give Averill Park a 2-1 lead, but on the ensuing kick off, Remancus fired a long distance shot that eluded Averill Park goalkeeper Eric Jeschke to knot the score at 2-2. Remancus then kicked home a loose ball in the Averill Park penalty box to net the game winner. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys soccer: Colonie edges Averill Park in overtime; Shaker surges past Schenectady”