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Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic

ALBANY – Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy won their games at Saturday’s ZG Slam North South Classic at the Washington Avenue Armory.

Schalmont kicked off the first day of the event with a 63-40 victory over Colonial Council rival Cobleskill-Richmondville. The Bulldogs hung with the Sabres through the first quarter, but Schalmont pulled away with a 13-4 run in the second quarter and a 22-6 spurt in the third quarter.

Shane O’Dell poured in 25 points to lead Schalmont. LJ Randle contributed 11 points, and Gannon Strube added 10 points. Donovan Pacatte got into early foul trouble for Cobleskill-Richmondville and was limited to 10 points. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Queensbury shuts out Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany

Queensbury dominated at both ends of the ice to defeat Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany 3-0 Saturday, Jan. 19, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at Union College.

Brayden Ordway, Jack Randall and Mason Wildermuth all tallied for the Spartans, who out-shot the Mohawks 42-13. Goalie Tony Cotugno kept the Mohawks in the game by stopping 39 shots.

Brendan Murphy added a pair of assists for Queensbury, which bounced back after suffering a 5-2 loss to Shenendehowa Friday. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Queensbury shuts out Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa strikes three times in third period to top Queensbury

Shenendehowa scored three goals in the third period to defeat Queensbury 5-2 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Clifton Park Arena.

Brennan Alheim and Cole Haldane each had a pair of goals and an assist for the Plainsmen (5-2-0 league, 9-4-1 overall). Goalie Kent Leighton stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced.

Brayden Ordway and Jack Randall tallied for Queensbury (5-3-0, 9-5-0), and goalie Owen Smith made 28 saves. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa strikes three times in third period to top Queensbury”

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”

Indoor track and field: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls distance medley relay team wins Yale Invitational

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”

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”

Scenes from Suburban Council girls basketball: Shaker fends off Guilderland

Sole Carrington scored 15 of her game-high 22 points with one burst in the third quarter to lift Shaker to a 64-54 victory over Guilderland Friday, Jan. 11, in a Suburban Council girls basketball game.

Carrington’s personal run highlighted a 30-point third quarter for Shaker that allowed the Lady Bison to build a 54-35 lead over Guilderland. The Lady Dutch closed the gap with a 19-point fourth quarter, but it was too much for them to overcome.

Kaelah Carter made three shots from behind the three-point arc on her way to an 18-point night for Shaker, and Maddisyn Mahoney added 14 points in the paint. Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council girls basketball: Shaker fends off Guilderland”