Category: Shaker

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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Scenes from Section 2 girls lacrosse playoffs: Guilderland outlasts Shaker in Class A quarterfinals

GUILDERLAND CENTER – Three players accounted for 14 goals to lead No. 4 Guilderland to a 16-12 victory over No. 5 Shaker in a Section 2 Class A girls lacrosse quarterfinal game Thursday, May 16.

Amanda Nieman led the Lady Dutch attack with seven goals and four assists. Jamie Golderman contributed four goals, and Caitlyn Miller added a hat trick. Hannah Sharlow notched four goals for Shaker.

Guilderland advances to face No. 1 Shenendehowa Monday, May 20, in Clifton Park. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 girls lacrosse playoffs: Guilderland outlasts Shaker in Class A quarterfinals”

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”

Suburban Council baseball: Nick Szesnat pitches Shaker past Shenendehowa

Nick Szesnat tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Shaker to a 6-0 victory over Shenendehowa Wednesday, May 8, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

Szesnat struck out nine batters and walked one to pick up the victory. The junior had an 18-22 first pitch strike rate and induced seven groundouts. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Nick Szesnat pitches Shaker past Shenendehowa”

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”

Girls lacrosse: Ballston Spa wins Route 50 battle with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Ballston Spa jumped out to an 11-5 halftime lead on its way to a 15-8 victory over Route 50 rival Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Saturday, May 4, in a Suburban Council girls lacrosse game.

Maddy Barnum led the Scotties with six goals, and goaltender Gia Burdick made 14 saves. Jordyn Ostrander and Sarah Rule both contributed hat tricks, and Sam DeVito chipped in with two goals and two assists.

Izzy Adams, Sydney Fitzgerald and MK Lescault all had two-goal games for the Spartans. Continue reading “Girls lacrosse: Ballston Spa wins Route 50 battle with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake”

Boys lacrosse: Niskayuna pulls away late to defeat Shaker

In its biggest challenge of the Suburban Council season, the Niskayuna boys lacrosse team scored four times in the fourth quarter to defeat Shaker 8-4 Saturday, May 4.

The Silver Warriors grabbed a 3-1 lead in the first quarter, only to see Shaker pull even by halftime. After the teams traded goals in the third quarter, Niskayuna took control to remain undefeated in the league. Continue reading “Boys lacrosse: Niskayuna pulls away late to defeat Shaker”

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”

Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem soars past Shaker

Bethlehem jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and cruised past Shaker 9-1 Thursday, May 2, in a Suburban Council softball game.

Clare Boegel came close to hitting for the cycle for the Lady Eagles. Boegel finished the game with a single, a double, a triple and four RBI. Aria Losee singled twice and scored three runs, and Haley Nash added a two-run homer. Continue reading “Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem soars past Shaker”