Category: OESJ

Non-league boys basketball: Mohonasen cruises past Guilderland in rivalry game

Mohonasen and Guilderland used to be neighboring Suburban Council rivals until Mohonasen moved to the Colonial Council this season.

The boys basketball teams from the two schools kept their rivalry going this season, with Mohonasen getting the better of Guilderland 77-41 Saturday, Jan. 5.

Guilderland kept the game close through the first quarter, but Mohonasen used a 22-7 run in the second quarter to build a 37-17 halftime lead. The Mighty Warriors continued their onslaught with a 24-point third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Duncan Tallman sank six three-pointers on his way to a 28-point afternoon for Mohonasen. Chase Monroe contributed 17 points, while Nicholas Richmond, Drew Coelho and Shawn Gillisslee all added eight points.

Billy Lia led Guilderland with 14 points. Continue reading “Non-league boys basketball: Mohonasen cruises past Guilderland in rivalry game”

Brooke Pickett, Stillwater lead the way in state girls soccer postseason honors

After winning its first NYSPHSAA girls soccer title, Stillwater cleaned up when the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) announced its year-end All-State teams this week.

Brooke Pickett was named Class C Player of the Year, and Christina Ihnatolya was chosen as the Class C Coach of the Year by a panel of sportswriters and coaches from across New York. Pickett was instrumental in leading the Lady Warriors to an undefeated season, as she led all of Section 2 with 52 goals.

Three more Stillwater players were selected to the Class C All-State Team – Keelyn Peacock (first team), Teya Staie (first team) and Devon Wagner (fifth team). Continue reading “Brooke Pickett, Stillwater lead the way in state girls soccer postseason honors”

Western Athletic Conference boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons earns victory over OESJ

SCHENECTADY – Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons outscored Oppenheim-Ephretah/St. Johnsville 20-13 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 58-46 victory Tuesday, Dec. 4, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

The Golden Knights overcame a sluggish start to build a 23-19 halftime lead against the Wolfpack. OESJ remained within striking distance in the third quarter before running out of gas down the stretch.

Noah Foster had 21 points, and Todd Williamson contributed 12 points for NDBG. Travis LaFountain paced OESJ with 19 points, and Tyler Leon added 13 points. Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons earns victory over OESJ”

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”

Fort Ann rallies past OESJ for ninth straight Section 2 Class D title

By ROB JONAS

COLONIE – The Fort Ann boys soccer team won its ninth consecutive Section 2 title by rallying past Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville 2-1 in overtime Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Class D final at Colonie Central High School.

No. 2 OESJ led 1-0 with 30 seconds left in regulation when Fort Ann’s Brendan Wright was taken down inside the box to set up a penalty kick. Sawyer Lunt stepped up to take the shot and slotted it into the lower right corner of the goal to tie the score at 1-1.

The top-seeded Cardinals, who had carried the play for much of the second half, kept the momentum going into the first 15-minute overtime period. Wright led a breakaway into OESJ’s territory and sent a crossing pass to Lunt, who directed a shot towards the lower right corner again. Wolves’ goalkeeper Adan Vasquez dove to stop the shot at the goal line, but it bounced off of him and directly to a charging Aidan Barnes, who knocked it into the goal for the game winner.

“This was a tough one, but we didn’t quit,” said Fort Ann head coach Rich McCabe. “I feel terrible for OESJ. They played a heck of a game.” Continue reading “Fort Ann rallies past OESJ for ninth straight Section 2 Class D title”

Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Fort Ann wins a thriller over OESJ

COLONIE – Aidan Barnes’ overtime goal lifted top-seeded Fort Ann to a 2-1 victory over Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville in Tuesday’s Section 2 Class D boys soccer final at Colonie Central High School.

OESJ took a 1-0 lead late in the second half when Mason Snell scored off a feed from Zach Mosher, but a foul call inside the Wolves’ penalty box led to Sawyer Lunt’s tying goal on a penalty kick with 30.1 seconds remaining in regulation.

Barnes scored the game winner for Fort Ann with less than four minutes left in the first overtime off a rebound. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Fort Ann wins a thriller over OESJ”

Section 2 Class D girls soccer playoffs: Fort Ann and New Lebanon advance to Class D final

Top-seeded Fort Ann faces No. 3 seed New Lebanon in tonight’s Section 2 Class D girls soccer final at Mechanicville High School.

Fort Ann needed penalty kicks to advance past No. 4 Northville in Monday’s semifinal game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. The Cardinals scored three goals in the second half to take a 4-3 lead, only to see Northville tie the game at 4-4 and force overtime.

After four scoreless overtime periods, the two sides went to penalty kicks, where Fort Ann edged Northville 2-1 to move on.

Sarah Paige scored all of Fort Ann’s goals, while Jaycee Frasier, Kerrigan Groff, Brianna Strouse and Kaytelenn VanHeusen tallied for Northville.

New Lebanon advanced with a slightly more conventional 2-1 overtime victory over No. 2 Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville. Emily Schafer’s second goal of the evening won it for the Lady Tigers.

Section 2 Class D playoffs: Top two seeds advance to semifinals

No. 1 Fort Ann and No. 2 Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville each moved into the Section 2 Class D boys soccer semifinals following quarterfinal victories Thursday, Oct. 18.

Fort Ann (14-3-0) defeated No. 8 Argyle 4-0 at Queensbury High School. The game was scoreless until the second half, when Brendan Wright struck for three goals and assisted on Aidan Barnes’ tally for the Cardinals.

Goalkeeper Jared Montello had five saves for Argyle (6-10-0).

OESJ defeated No. 7 Loudonville Christian 2-0 to reach the semifinals. Jack Brundage had both goals for the Wolves (15-2-0). Josiah Westfall stopped 12 shots on goal for the Eagles (5-7-2).

The other two quarterfinals games take place Friday, Oct. 19, with No. 5 New Lebanon at No. 4 Hartford and No. 6 North Warren at No. 3 Bishop Maginn.

Section 2 girls soccer playoffs: Bethlehem, Averill Park, Holy Names, Stillwater and Fort Ann are top seeds

Brackets for the Section 2 girls soccer playoffs were announced Monday, Oct. 15, and two Suburban Council teams were among the five No. 1 seeds.

Bethlehem received the No. 1 seed in Class AA after winning the Blue Division title, while Averill Park claimed the No. 1 seed in Class A after finishing first in the Gray Division. Colonial Council champion Academy of the Holy Names (Class B), Wasaren League champion Stillwater (Class C) and Adirondack League runner-up Fort Ann (Class D) were the other three No. 1 seeds.

Here are the match-ups for the first two rounds: Continue reading “Section 2 girls soccer playoffs: Bethlehem, Averill Park, Holy Names, Stillwater and Fort Ann are top seeds”

Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set

By ROB JONAS

Christian Brothers Academy (Class AA), Queensbury (A), Schalmont (B), Lake George (C) and Fort Ann (D) are the No. 1 seeds in this year’s Section 2 boys soccer playoffs.

CBA earned the No. 1 seed after posting the best record in the Suburban Council (12-1-1 league, 13-1-1 overall). The Brothers – along with No. 2 Albany (11-2-1, 12-2-1), No. 3 Bethlehem (10-3-1, 12-3-1) and No. 4 Shenendehowa (10-3-1, 10-3-1) – received byes through the first round.

Queensbury (15-1-0), No. 2 Albany Academy (11-5-0), No. 3 Averill Park (6-8-2), No. 4 South Glens Falls (10-6-0) and No. 5 Mohonasen (9-5-2) all received byes in Class A.

Here are all of the match-ups for the first two rounds of Sectionals: Continue reading “Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set”