Category: Berne-Knox-Westerlo

WAC boys basketball: Mayfield surges past Northville

Garrett Delaney led four Mayfield players in double figures with 18 points as the Panthers defeated Northville 64-46 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

The Falcons (1-7 league, 6-9 overall) led 16-14 after the first quarter, but the Panthers scored 21 points in the second quarter to grab a four-point halftime lead and pulled away by scoring the final 11 points of the game. Continue reading “WAC boys basketball: Mayfield surges past Northville”

Section 2 wrestling: Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George prevails at Joe McCabe Invitational

Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George held on to win the team title at the Joe McCabe Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 12, at Maple Hill High School in Schodack.

The War Eagles finished with 219.5 points, 11 points ahead of runner-up Watervliet and 22 points ahead of third-place Columbia.

Coxsackie-Athens placed sixth in the team standings, but had the most individual champions with three. Logan Campbell pinned Columbia’s Michael Yelle midway through the first period to claim the 113-pound division title, while Marc Martinez earned a first-period fall over Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George’s William Mitcham for the 285-pound championship. Devon Shader edged Whitehall-Fort Ann’s Brendan Covey 5-4 for the 195-pound division title.

Several schools had two individual champions, including Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George, Watervliet, Columbia and Maple Hill. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling: Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George prevails at Joe McCabe Invitational”

Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Jakob Stahl leads Duanesburg past Berne-Knox-Westerlo

By ROB JONAS

DELANSON – Jakob Stahl had himself a game for the Duanesburg boys basketball team.

Stahl made four three-pointers on his way to a 25-point evening as he led the Eagles to a 53-43 victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo Friday, Jan. 4, in a Western Athletic Conference contest.

“That’s a by-product of our guys moving the ball around, and Jake doing a good job of moving without the ball to get into positions where he could shoot,” said Duanesburg head coach John Johnson. “I thought Jake showed a lot of composure, as did the entire team.” Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Jakob Stahl leads Duanesburg past Berne-Knox-Westerlo”

Boys basketball: West Genesee edges Shenendehowa in Hoops for the Hospital Tournament final

West Genesee (Section 3) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter and pulled out a 49-48 overtime victory over Shenendehowa in the finals of the Hoops for the Hospital boys basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 28, at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.

The Plainsmen used an 18-7 run in the second quarter to help build a 37-23 lead going into the final period. However, West Genesee outscored Shen 20-6 in the last eight minutes to force overtime.

Shen’s Jake Reinisch led all scorers with 20 points, while two West Genesee players combined to score 28 points.

Shen advanced to the finals with a 50-36 victory over Fairport (Section 5) Thursday, Dec. 27. James Altenburger netted 15 points, while Reinisch and Lucas Seyoum each added 11 points for the Plainsmen, who sealed the victory with an 18-9 run in the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Boys basketball: West Genesee edges Shenendehowa in Hoops for the Hospital Tournament final”

Cross country: Kelsey Chmiel named Senior of the Year in New York State

Saratoga Springs’ Kelsey Chmiel was named Senior of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) when it released its All-State teams in girls cross country.

Chmiel led the Blue Streaks to the Section 2 and New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A titles this season. She won the Section 2 title and placed second to North Rockland’s Katelyn Tuohy – who was named the Overall Runner of the Year – at the state meet.

Additionally, Saratoga’s Ella Kurto was named Freshman of the Year by NYSSCOGS. Chmiel and Kurto were two of the seven Class A runners to receive first team honors. Continue reading “Cross country: Kelsey Chmiel named Senior of the Year in New York State”

Shenendehowa, Queensbury win team titles at Section 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships

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”

A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country 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”

Western Athletic Conference announces its boys soccer MVPs and all-star teams

The Western Athletic Conference announced its Division 1 and Division 2 most valuable players and all-star boys soccer teams Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons senior Wil Lawson was named the Division 1 MVP, while Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville’s Jack Brundage received the Division 2 MVP honor. Lawson led NDBG with 29 goals and 10 assists, while Brundage posted 32 goals and seven assists for OESJ.

Mayfield’s Evan Lehr was selected by the WAC coaches as the Division 1 Goalkeeper of the Year, while Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Duanesburg’s Tyler Goodemote was chosen as the Division 2 Goalie of the Year.

The WAC all-star teams are as follows: Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference announces its boys soccer MVPs and all-star teams”

Duanesburg, Fonda-Fultonville prevail at Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships

FORT PLAIN – Duanesburg claimed the girls team title, and Fonda-Fultonville earned the boys team title at the Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Fort Plain Sports Complex.

Duanesburg placed four runners in the top 10 to win the girls team championship with 24 points. Berne-Knox-Westerlo was second with 58 points, followed by Galway in third place with 68 points and Fonda-Fultonville in fourth place with 71 points. Mayfield’s Madison Relyea claimed the individual title with a time of 18:05.90.

Likewise, Fonda-Fultonville placed four runners in the top 10 to claim the boys team championship with 35 points. Duanesburg took second place with 60 points, and Fort Plain-Canajoharie was third with 69 points. Duanesburg’s Andrew Drescher was the individual champion with a time of 16:33.31. Continue reading “Duanesburg, Fonda-Fultonville prevail at Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships”

Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs: Catholic Central, Schoharie among teams advancing past preliminary round

No. 17 Catholic Central and No. 13 Schoharie were among six teams advancing through the preliminary round of the Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Lucas Kania had a hat trick to lead Catholic Central (5-12-0) to a 7-1 victory over No. 16 Saratoga Central Catholic. Liam McDonald contributed a pair of goals, and Joe Piperata added a goal and two assists for the Crusaders, who will meet top-seeded Lake George Thursday, Oct. 18.

Luke Apy tallied for Spa Catholic (5-11-1), and goalkeeper Preston Famiglietti made six saves. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs: Catholic Central, Schoharie among teams advancing past preliminary round”