Category: Shenendehowa

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 wrestling: Shenendehowa, Warrensburg advance to state dual meet tournament

Shenendehowa rallied past Columbia 47-34 to win the Division 1 title at the Section 2 Dual Meet Championships Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Shenendehowa High School.

The Plainsmen found themselves down by as many as 14 points in the championship match before taking six of the final seven bouts, including the last four in a row.

Colden Dorfman (170 pounds), Sebastian Underwood (220), David Ensminger (99) and Stevo Poulin (106) recorded pins for Shenendehowa. Jacob Slovak (126), Zach Strope (132), Jakob Edwards (160) and Ryan Duryea (195) pinned their opponents for Columbia. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling: Shenendehowa, Warrensburg advance to state dual meet tournament”

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”

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”

Hockey: Shenendehowa hangs on to hand Albany Academy its first CDHSHL loss

By ROB JONAS

ALBANY – A three-goal flurry at the end of the first period and some late-game heroics from goalie Kent Leighton helped Shenendehowa defeat Albany Academy 4-3 Thursday, Jan. 10, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany Academy Fieldhouse.

Leighton made several key saves in the third period as Albany Academy (6-1-0 league, 8-2-0 overall) attempted to pull even with the Plainsmen (3-1-0, 7-3-1).

“Great individual effort,” said Shen coach Juan de la Rocha. “He was playing solid all the way through. I love the way he was challenging the puck tonight. There was one play tonight … it was a centering pass that was really labeled for the goal, and somehow he got a blocker on it. It was about midway through the third period. It was tremendous.”

It was the first league loss for Albany Academy, which placed a team in the CDHSHL for the first time since the early 1990s when the school left Section 2 to play in the New England Prep League. The private school still operates a prep league team, with its CDHSHL entry serving as both a development program for younger players and an opportunity for older players to see more ice time.

“I thought we did an outstanding job,” said Albany Academy head coach Dave Rider. “They have an established program, they are very deep in talent [and] they’ve got experience playing in big games. For our kids, this is all brand new, and I thought they showed very well tonight.” Continue reading “Hockey: Shenendehowa hangs on to hand Albany Academy its first CDHSHL loss”

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”