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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”

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Boys lacrosse: Shenendehowa rallies past CBA

A five-goal third quarter propelled Shenendehowa past Christian Brothers Academy 11-8 Thursday, May 2, in a Suburban Council boys lacrosse game.

Eric Makhatadze had four goals and two assists to lead the Plainsmen, who trailed 6-5 at halftime before taking control of the game. Billy Beach recorded a hat trick, and goaltender Jacob Aragones made nine saves.

Anthony Pizzola tallied four times for the Brothers, and goalie Max Tedesco stopped 14 shots. Continue reading “Boys lacrosse: Shenendehowa rallies past CBA”

Suburban Council baseball: Niskayuna hangs on to defeat Troy

NISKAYUNA – Niskayuna fended off a seventh-inning rally to defeat Troy 13-11 Friday, April 12 in a Suburban Council baseball game.

The Flying Horses scored nine runs in the top of the seventh to close a large deficit, but Robert Schneider recorded the final out of the game to earn the save. The Silver Warriors used four pitchers in the seventh inning after starter Robert Morra allowed two unearned runs and struck out seven in six innings of work. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Niskayuna hangs on to defeat Troy”

Section 2 football: A first glance at Class A

We will be taking a look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2 this week. To read about Class D, click here. To read about Class C, click here. To read about Class B, click here.

Very little changed for Class A when Section 2 revealed its alignments and schedules for the 2019 football season. Troy, Ballston Spa, LaSalle and Columbia remain in Class A for another season after dropping down from Class AA in 2018.

The lone addition is Albany, a Class AA team that is electing to play a Class A schedule. Albany has made this move before in an attempt to be more competitive during the regular season. Because they are playing in a different class than where they would otherwise compete, the Falcons are not eligible for the playoffs. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class A”

Suburban Council boys lacrosse: Shaker silences Columbia

Shaker limited Columbia to eight shots on goal on its way to posting an 8-1 victory Thursday, April 11, in a Suburban Council boys lacrosse game.

Sean McLean and Zach Mein each notched a pair of goals for the Blue Bison, who took control of the game with a five-goal second quarter. Logan Souza contributed a goal and two assists, and goalie Ryan Mazzariello stopped seven shots.

Collin Dougherty made eight saves, and Benjamin Cook recorded his team’s lone goal for Columbia. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys lacrosse: Shaker silences Columbia”

Suburban Council boys lacrosse: Shawn Hennessey becomes Shaker’s all-time winningest coach

Shawn Hennessey became Shaker boys lacrosse’s all-time winningest coach with the Blue Bison’s 15-0 Suburban Council victory over Averill Park Thursday, April 4, in Latham.

Shaker struck for six goals in the first quarter on its way to giving Hennessey his 141st career win. Matt Calicchia, Amos Grimm and Sean McLean all had hat tricks to lead a balanced Blue Bison attack.

Shenendehowa pulled out an 11-10 overtime victory over Saratoga Springs. Eric Makahatdze notched the game winner as part of a two-goal afternoon, and Billy Beach tallied four times for the Plainsmen.

Will Fox and Huck Patton each had hat tricks for Saratoga Springs. Goalies Eric Griskowitz and Ryan Flemming stopped a combined total of 17 shots. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys lacrosse: Shawn Hennessey becomes Shaker’s all-time winningest coach”

Boys lacrosse: Shenendehowa eases past Colonie in league opener

A nine-goal second quarter propelled Shenendehowa to a 17-1 victory over Colonie in its Suburban Council season opener Tuesday, April 2.

Senior attackman Eric Makhatadze led the Plainsmen with a seven-goal effort. Four more players – sophomore midfielder Kyle Acker, junior midfielder Billy Beach, senior attackman Matt Newhall and junior midfielder Ryan Shanahan – contributed two goals apiece.

Shane Rossi had the lone goal for Colonie, and goaltender Justin Loudis stopped 13 shots.

Elsewhere in the Suburban Council, Christian Brothers Academy eased past Troy 20-8. The Brothers put the game out of the Flying Horses’ reach with an 11-goal second quarter. Continue reading “Boys lacrosse: Shenendehowa eases past Colonie in league opener”

Section 2 boys basketball semifinals: Gloversville advances past Mohonasen in Class A semifinals

GLENS FALLS – No. 2 Gloversville overcame a slow start to defeat No. 6 Mohonasen 50-41 in the Section 2 Class A boys basketball semifinals Thursday, Feb. 28, at Cool Insuring Arena.

The defending champion Mighty Warriors jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first quarter, but the Dragons responded by outscoring Mohonasen 32-19 over the course of the second and third quarters to take control.

Dante Bouchard had 21 points, and Joey Rowback contributed 13 points for Gloversville. Duncan Tallman and Chase Monroe each scored 10 points for Mohonasen.

Gloversville faces No. 1 Troy in Saturday’s Class A final. The Flying Horses dispatched No. 4 Mekeel Christian Academy 74-61 in Thursday’s other semifinal contest.

Latyce Faison and Nazaire Merritt each scored 19 points for Troy, which built a 36-24 halftime lead against the defending state Class B champions from Mekeel Christian. Faison also contributed five assists, and Zaveon Little added 14 points.

Ozzy DeJesus netted 26 points, and Alex Barnhill chipped in with 14 points for Mekeel Christian. Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball semifinals: Gloversville advances past Mohonasen in Class A semifinals”

Section 2 Class A girls basketball playoffs: Amsterdam wins 2OT thriller against Troy

Jackie Stanavich scored 32 points to lead No. 3 Amsterdam to a 70-64 double overtime victory over No. 6 Troy in the Section 2 Class A girls basketball playoffs Thursday, Feb. 21, at Queensbury High School.

The Flying Horses rallied from a 12-point deficit in the third quarter to take a four-point lead late in the fourth quarter before the Running Rams tied the score at 52-52. The lead changed hands several times in the first overtime period before ending with the score knotted at 60-60, but Amsterdam outscored Troy 10-4 in the second extra stanza to pull out the win.

Andi Gannon contributed 16 points for Amsterdam, which advanced to Wednesday’s semifinal against No. 2 Queensbury at Hudson Valley Community College. Alaina Holmes netted 24 points for Troy.

Queensbury handled No. 10 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 75-33 in Thursday’s quarterfinal round. Queensbury pulled away with a 20-6 run in the second quarter and sealed the victory by outscoring BH-BL 25-7 in the third period. Continue reading “Section 2 Class A girls basketball playoffs: Amsterdam wins 2OT thriller against Troy”

Scenes from Section 2 boys swimming: Albany Academy hangs on to win Division 2 title; Shen cruises to Division 1 crown

By ROB JONAS

CLIFTON PARK – Albany Academy had the elite swimmers. Glens Falls had the determined swimmers. In the end, the elite swimmers did enough to fend off the determined swimmers.

The Cadets built a big lead midway through Saturday’s Section 2 Division 2 Boys Swimming and Diving Championships and then held off a furious rally by the Indians to take the team title by 3.5 points. Albany Academy finished with 399 points, while Glens Falls finished second with 395.5 points.

“We knew it was going to be a battle,” said Albany Academy coach Scott Young. “I have great respect for Glens Falls. They have a great group of kids.”

“We weren’t supposed to [challenge], so we’re pretty psyched about how close we came,” said Glens Falls coach Kevin Crossman. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys swimming: Albany Academy hangs on to win Division 2 title; Shen cruises to Division 1 crown”