Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons built a 14-5 lead in the first quarter and pulled away for a 75-61 victory over Duanesburg in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Schenectady.
Todd Williamson led four Golden Knights in double digits with 22 points. Lorenzo Marchisio scored 18 points, while Noah Foster contributed 13 points and Rodney Parker added 12 points.
Jakob Stahl drained four three-pointers on his way to an 18-point night for Duanesburg. Zack Gamache was equally proficient from beyond the three-point arc, as all 15 of his points came from five three-pointers. Brian Mallory added 12 points for the Eagles. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons powers past Duanesburg”
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”
Three wrestlers won their weight classes to lead Queensbury to a first-place finish at its own holiday tournament Friday, Dec. 28.
Ryan Sleezer (113 pounds), Trevor Robbins (126) and Luke Little (145) earned individual titles for the Spartans, who cruised to the team championship with 218.5 points. Ryan defeated his identical twin brother, Dylan, 7-5 in the finals, while Robbins posted the same score in defeating Vincent Santilli of South Glens Falls. Little pinned Corinth’s Sam Tromblee 48 seconds into the second period of their championship bout.
Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George also had three individual champions, as heavyweights Cody York (182 pounds, Cameron Duers (195) and William Mitcham (285) won in the finals. York needed 14 seconds to pin Corinth’s Ray Procter, while Duers scored a late pin to defeat Queensbury’s Seth Guay. Mitcham edged New Hartford’s Austin Bullock 2-0 to win his championship match. Continue reading “Section 2 holiday wrestling tournament recap: Queensbury wins its own tourney, while Granville places second in Vermont”
Defense was the name of the game Friday, Dec. 21, as Whitehall defeated Saratoga Central Catholic 34-24 in a non-league girls basketball contest.
After a sluggish first quarter, Whitehall outscored Saratoga Catholic 13-7 in the second quarter to grab the lead. Both teams continued to struggle getting shots to fall in the second half, but the Railroaders pulled away at the end for the 10-point victory.
Kyrie Smith led Whitehall (3-4) with a season-high nine points, while Jessica Moore contributed eight points. Lauren Mahar netted eight points for Saratoga Catholic (2-7). Continue reading “Whitehall girls basketball defeats Saratoga Central Catholic in defensive battle”
Middleburgh edged Northville 54-52 in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Andrew Johns drained four three-pointers on his way to a 24-point performance for Middleburgh. Brendan Henry contributed 12 points, and Will Bankston added eight points for the Knights.
Nate Reidell had five three-pointers as part of a 21-point night for Northville. T.J, Wadsworth and Jason Ellsworth each chipped in with 11points. Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference boys basketball: Middleburgh edges Northville; Fonda-Fultonville wins on the road”
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”
Saratoga Springs had 10 wrestlers place in the top four of their weight classes to win the Mohonasen Invitational Saturday, Dec. 1, in Rotterdam.
Three Blue Streaks won in the championship finals, and three more earned victories in the consolation bracket finals to help Saratoga finish with 218.5 points. Maple Hill was second with 169 points, and Mohonasen placed third with 152.5 points.
Kyle Griskowitz (99 pounds), Brant Robinson (195) and Doug Cooper (215) won their weight classes for Saratoga. Griskowitz defeated Fonda-Johnstown’s Dylan Cotter 8-2 in the championship finals, while Robinson earned a technical fall over Colonie’s Colby Mattice. Cooper pinned Lansingburgh’s Y’lonte Jones Richards 17 seconds into the second round of their finals match. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling: Saratoga Springs wins Mohonasen Invitational; Coxsackie-Athens places second at Ossining tourney”
Head coach: Chris Herron
Last year’s record: 15-7
Playoff result: 1-1 record; lost to Hoosick Falls in first round
Returning starters: Madison Stealey (senior forward), Taylor Meyer (sophomore guard), Madison Meyer (freshman guard)
Graduated: Logan Smith (forward)
Newcomers: Siena Hallberg (freshman guard), Allison O’Hanlon (seventh grader guard), Sophie Loukides (senior guard)
Coach’s comments: “We will be young, but have some talent at the guard position. [We] should be able to get to 13 wins this year, and [we’re] hoping for a first round Sectional game.”
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”
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”