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”
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”
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”
Shenendehowa (AA), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (A), Broadalbin-Perth (B), Voorheesville (C) and Galway (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2018 Section 2 girls volleyball tournament.
Brackets were released Tuesday, Oct. 23, with first round matches scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 24. The match-ups are as follows: Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced”
Due to poor field conditions, Schoharie’s home game against Galway Saturday, Oct. 13, was moved to Galway High School, with the Indians remaining the “home team.”
Schoharie then overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit to tie Galway 2-2 in their Western Athletic Conference boys soccer season finale.
Derek Dietz tallied 40 seconds into the second half, and Noah Fagnani scored less than six minutes later to pull Schoharie even. The two teams remained tied through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods thanks in large part to Galway goalkeeper Henry Flint, who made several saves.
Flint finished with 12 stops for the Golden Eagles, while Daryl Conor and Anthony Powers scored Galway’s goals.
Rachel Wnuk tallied in overtime to complete a hat trick and lead Galway to a 3-2 victory over Mekeel Christian Academy Wednesday, Oct. 10, in a Western Athletic Conference girls soccer game.
Wnuk added a pair of goals in regulation time, and goalkeeper Kimberly Martin made six saves for the Golden Eagles.
Jo Galarneau tallied both of Mekeel Christian’s goals, and goalie Angel Barton stopped 13 shots for the Lions. Bella Biscossi and Mia Biscossi contributed assists.
Delaware Academy and Amsterdam picked up victories in the first round of Schoharie’s Kyle Sharpe boys soccer tournament Saturday, Sept. 29.
Amsterdam defeated Fonda-Fultonville 4-1, while Delaware Academy shut out Schoharie 3-0 to advance to the finals Saturday, Oct. 6. Continue reading “Non-league boys soccer: Delaware Academy and Amsterdam pick up victories at Schoharie tournament”
Head coach: Geoff Maliszewski
Last year’s record: .500 in dual meets
Playoff result: Boys placed 11th in Section 2 Class D race; Girls placed ninth at Sectionals
Returning starters: Boys – Ryan Ingle, Holden Decker, Justin Kozlowski, Osie Johnston, Aidan Obeirne, Josh Rumsey, Trevor Carnevali, Ben Jordan; Girls – Natalie Zembsch, Jade Siculna, Vanessa Colangelo, Morgan Dourin
Graduated: Tim Oliver, Ben Lafranier, Ella Decker, April Carlson
Newcomers: Emma Jordan (eighth grade), James Hilton (freshman)
Outlook for season: Maliszewski said his boys’ team is solid at the top with Ingle and Holden Decker, but the team’s success will depend on what the rest of his top seven runners do.
For the girls, Maliszewski said Zembsch will be leading the way once again. “Emma [Jordan] is looking impressive in practice,” he added. “It depends on how much [our] three, four and five [runners] can improve.”
Galway is hosting its 46th annual invitational September 29 at Bob’s Trees.