Category: Fonda-Fultonville

Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Fonda-Fultonville pulls away from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons

FONDA – Fonda-Fultonville outscored Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 33-19 over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat the Golden Knights 59-46 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

ND-BG contained Fonda-Fultonville’s leading scorer, Jackson Atty, to seven points, but several other Braves stepped up to propel their team to victory. Andrew Georgia netted 16 points, and John Mancini added 11 points for Fonda-Fultonville.

Todd Williamson had 15 points, Noah Foster contributed 14 points and Rodney Parker chipped in with 13 points for ND-BG. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Fonda-Fultonville pulls away from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”

Western Athletic Conference boys basketball: Middleburgh edges Northville; Fonda-Fultonville wins on the road

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”

Section 2 wrestling: Saratoga Springs wins Mohonasen Invitational; Coxsackie-Athens places second at Ossining tourney

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”

Western Athletic Conference wrestling preview: Fonda-Johnstown

Team: Fonda-Johnstown

Head coach: Clay Oeser

Last year’s record: Finished third in WAC standings

Returning starters: Owen Hicks, Loretta Newcomer, Justin Kearns, Zen Myles, Jonathan Cranker, Kyle Morton, Nasire Sanchez, Chris Estep, Luke Ahrens, Mike Martindale, Jackson Haverly

Graduated: Najon Subik (placed second at Sectionals, fourth at Section 2 championships), Marquise Johnson (second at Sectionals, fourth at Section 2 championships), Kyle Gray (second at Sectionals)

Newcomers: Dylan Cotter, Skyler Olmstead, Alex Saltsman, Brady Myles, Bradey Brownell, Alex Sheldon, Darnell VanSlyke, Kyle Anderson, Zach Vosburg, Tanner Warner, Skyler Bronson, Marquise Cinelli, Zach Tierney, Nate Schrom

Outlook for the season: Assistant coach Jim Rodecker said the merger between the Johnstown and Fonda-Fultonville wrestling programs is bearing fruit in 2018-19 season.

“This is our second year as a merged team, and it has definitely proven to increase our number of wrestlers on the roster,” said Rodecker. “We have a total of 25 varsity wrestlers on the roster this year. We have a total of 24 modified wrestlers on the roster, as well. So, the future looks great for the wrestling program.”

Rodecker said Fonda-Johnstown is looking to contend for the WAC title and a possible Section 2 Class B championship.

“The only challenge we will face is being placed in the Class B Sectionals and having to compete in the Division 1 (large school) state qualifiers,” said Rodecker.

Section 2 indoor track preview: Fonda-Fultonville Braves

Fonda-Fultonville lgoTeam: Fonda-Fultonville

Coaches: Ashleigh Griswold, Dave Petersen, Tom Carpenter

Playoff results
Boys: Third place Independent League Championships; first place Division IV Sectionals
Girls: First place Independent League Championships; third place Division IV Sectionals

Returning athletes
Boys: Myles Anderson (senior), Brady Myles (senior), Liam Viscosi (senior), Gabe Mormile (junior), Trevor Cline (sophomore), Adrian Claburn (junior), Mike LaVoie (junior), Tom Maurceri (junior), Christian Pearce (junior), Ryan Shopmeier (junior), Michael Coonradt (sophomore), John Hall (sophomore), Eric Hesch (sophomore), Shane Viscosi (sophomore), Carter Petersen (freshman)

Girls: Katelyn Babiarz (senior), Andrea Casey (senior), Kaitlyn Gray (senior), Emilia Vardai-Davidson (senior), Madison Nichols (junior), Julia Bagnardi (junior), Shelby Crahan (junior), Marisa Mycek (junior), Haley Clear (sophomore), Kianna Hanson (sophomore), Delena James (sophomore), Shianna Kemmer (sophomore), Ashley Krohn (sophomore), Mackenzie Monette (sophomore), Anissa Mosconi (sophomore)

Graduated
Boys: Anthony Gatto, Matt Klotz, Lief Morford, Austin Oliver, Chris Yarush, Aidan ZenZen

Girls: Brittany Castelluccio, Katie Dunham, Sierra Grant, Meaghan MacDougall, Emma Rhodes, Alyson Shirley

Newcomers
Boys: John Cressy (senior), Scott Valachovic (senior), Gus Snow (junior), Nathan Curtis (sophomore), Noah Ferrucci (sophomore), Dylan McCrea (sophomore), Osvaldo Sanchez (sophomore), Charlie Susi (sophomore), Camden Woodman (sophomore), Nick Butler (freshman), Jeffrey Hattat (freshman), Michael Putnam (freshman), Marc Tommell (freshman), Michael Carpenter (eighth grader), Bennett Melita, Braxton James, Joe Oathout, Jagger Teffault

Girls: Adriana Butler (junior), Guiliana Capparello (junior), Jocelyn Miller (junior), Sierra Rose (junior), Stella Williams (junior), Chelsi Brunell (sophomore), Jadyn Cary-VanNostrand (sophomore), Gianna Changa (sophomore), Megan Mormile (sophomore), Amaya Vainauskas (sophomore), Kaylee Freeman (freshman), Grace Hotaling (freshman), Eliana Montano (freshman), Janiece Roman (freshman), Kimberly Snell (freshman), Evelyn Yun (freshman), Amelia Petersen (freshman)

Coach’s comments
On boys team: “We have a strong group of returning athletes, as well as some talented newcomers. We are looking forward to watching our young athletes grow, while continuing to strengthen our most veteran runners and field individuals.

“We are looking forward to working with a larger group of athletes this season, and as always, we hope to be in the top groups at the league championships and Sectionals.”

On girls team: “We have a dedicated group of returning girls, and also quite a talented group of newcomers. We’re looking forward to watching this group improve throughout the season. We would like to see these girls have a strong presence at the Sectional and Independent League championships this season.”

Boys swimming and diving preview: Fonda-Johnstown

Team: Fonda-Johnstown

Head coach: Ken Hoefs

Last year’s record: 1-9 in dual meets, fifth place in Foothills Council

Playoff result: Placed 11th out of 14 teams at Section 2 Division 2 meet

Returning starters: Devin Boehlke, Connor Diviyak, Ryan Nawrot, AJ Peck, Scott Perry

Graduated: Tyler Benton, Tyler Frolke, Jacob Miller, Ben Poitras, Kaleb Sluti, Gus Snow

Newcomers: Brandon Handy, Connor Harding, Charles Hervy, Adam Horan, Josh Peck, Hayden Zelich

Coach’s comments: “We are looking to improve our dual meet record and Sectional placing from last season. Five of the six new members of the team never swam before. They are raw and learning how to swim competitively. Their work ethic is good. Hopefully, we will see good results by the end of the season. We would like to get more than two individual swiimers qualified for Sectionals.

“Connor Harding is joining the team as an eighth grader after an excellent modified season. Ryan Nawrot is looking to improve on his 16th-[place finish] at Sectionals in the 100-yard butterfly. We also have seniors who never qualified for Sectionals. They are more motivated than ever to qualify in their senior year.”

Bethlehem 200-yard freestyle relay places second at New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships

ITHACA – Bethlehem’s 200-yard freestyle relay team earned a second-place finish at the New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ithaca College.

Maggie Hartman, Anna Bernasconi, Megan Novak and Sydney Sorbello finished with an All-American Consideration time of 1:37.08 in Saturday’s championship finals to place second to the team from Sleepy Hollow-Hastings-Edgemont-Irvington (Section 1), which took the state and Federation titles with a time of 1:35.56. Earlier in the day, Bethlehem’s 200-yard medley relay team of Sorbello, Hartman, Novak and Ella Kaback took sixth place with a time of 1:48.43. Continue reading “Bethlehem 200-yard freestyle relay places second at New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships”

Alayna Gray leads Section 2 contingent during opening day of state swim meet

ITHACA – Fonda-Johnstown’s Alayna Gray posted the top time in the 50-yard freestyle preliminaries during Day 1 of the New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships Friday, Nov. 16, at Ithaca College.

Gray won her heat with an All-American Consideration time of 23.39 seconds to earn the No. 1 seed for Saturday’s championship round. Bethlehem’s Sydney Sorbello also made the cutoff for the championship heat when she posted the ninth-fastest time in preliminaries (23.94).

Gray followed up her 50-yard freestyle performance by posting the fourth-fastest time in the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries at 51.76 seconds. Sorbello qualified for the championship heat of the 100-yard backstroke by posting the fifth-best preliminary time with a mark of 57.18 seconds. Continue reading “Alayna Gray leads Section 2 contingent during opening day of state swim meet”

Section 2 swimmers compete for state and Federation titles this weekend

Section 2 is sending a large contingent to Ithaca College for this weekend’s New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships. At least four swimmers from Section 2 in every event posted qualifying times throughout the season to reach the state meet. Shenendehowa, Niskayuna, Bethlehem and Ballston Spa are all sending three relay teams to states, with Shen also sending 11 individuals. Niskayuna has eight swimmers qualified for states, while Bethlehem has six individuals. Continue reading “Section 2 swimmers compete for state and Federation titles this weekend”

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”