Category: Hoosic Valley

Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosic Valley defeats Cambridge at home

Hoosic Valley went on a 13-5 run in the third quarter to take the lead and held on for a 46-38 victory over Cambridge Friday, Jan. 18, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game in Schaghticoke.

Eight players contributed points for Hoosic Valley, led by 11 points each from Isaac Carlo and Derek Eddy. Brian Hall had 12 points, and Jeffrey Burke chipped in with nine points for Cambridge. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosic Valley defeats Cambridge at home”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac eases past Berlin

Tamarac jumped out to a 46-15 halftime lead and cruised to a 91-32 victory over Berlin in a Wasaren League boys basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Anthony Ciampolillo led the Bengals with 23 points, while Bo Catherwood contributed 19 points. Dan Honsinger added 10 points for Tamarac.

Kasey Billert paced Berlin with a 10-point effort. Malachi Ritter chipped in with eight points. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac eases past Berlin”

Wasaren League boys basketball: A big second quarter propels Tamarac past Spa Catholic

Tamarac outscored Saratoga Central Catholic 24-10 in the second quarter to pull away for a 74-52 victory over the Saints Friday, Jan. 11, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Brandon Napoli netted 18 points, and Anthony Ciampolillo contributed 12 points for Tamarac (5-2 league, 8-3 overall). Dan Honsinger was one of two players to score nine points for the Bengals, but it was his defensive work that made the difference as he limited Spa Catholic’s leading scorer, Jordan Catone, to two points.

Tim Barrett had 14 points, and Jake Welcome added 13 points for Spa Catholic. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: A big second quarter propels Tamarac past Spa Catholic”

Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state

Glens Falls quarterback Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Co-Player of the Year for the second year in a row when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its small school all-state football teams Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Girard threw for 3,084 yards and 36 touchdowns against six interceptions to lead the Indians to their second state Class B title in three years. He also carried the ball 107 times for 395 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he had three touchdowns on defense and special teams.

Girard split Player of the Year honors with Batavia running back Ray Leach, who set Section 5 records for rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored in leading the Blue Devils to the state final against Glens Falls.

Glens Falls kicker Sam Hogan and Hudson linebacker Spencer Goldstein were first team all-state selections in Class B. Hogan converted 57 extra point kicks and added a pair of field goals, while Goldstein was one of the top defenders for a Hudson team that finished second in the Reinfurt Division. Continue reading “Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state”

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”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac continues its upward trajectory with victory over Mechanicville

After winning three games in 2017-18, the Tamarac boys basketball team continued its ascent of the Wasaren League standings with a 70-63 victory over Mechanicville Friday, Jan. 4.

Jacob DeFreest led five players in double digits with 17 points for the Bengals, who improved to 4-1 in the league and 7-2 overall. Dalton Maxon had a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds, while Bo Catherwood and Frank Zotto each added 13 points. Anthony Ciampolillo chipped in with 11 points.

Devin Garland had 20 points, and Nick Billert registered 13 points for the Red Raiders (3-2, 5-4). Luci D’Ambro and Josh Germain each added 12 points. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac continues its upward trajectory with victory over Mechanicville”

Girls basketball: Notre Dame of Utica wins Mohonasen Holiday Classic

Notre Dame of Utica defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 43-36 to win the inaugural Mohonasen Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament Saturday, Dec. 29.

Emma Sehring netted 20 points to lead Notre Dame to the seven-point win. Ajla Sedjic made three shots from beyond the three-point arc as part of a 10-point night.

Carlie Rzeszotarski had 17 points for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

In the consolation game, Mekeel Christian Academy fended off a late Mohonasen charge to win 48-41. Avery Mills scored 20 points, and Madison Show added 15 points for the Lions, who led by 13 points entering the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Girls basketball: Notre Dame of Utica wins Mohonasen Holiday Classic”

Girls basketball: Notre Dame of Utica advances past Mohonasen at inaugural Mohon Holiday Classic

Notre Dame of Utica fended off a late rally to defeat Mohonasen 40-37 in the opening round of the inaugural Mohonasen Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 28.

Notre Dame outscored Mohonasen 11-5 in the second quarter to build a 20-14 halftime lead. The Mighty Warriors closed the gap to one possession several times in the fourth quarter before running out of time.

Breanna Lott netted 16 points for Mohonasen, which meets Mekeel Christian Academy in the consolation round Saturday, Dec. 29. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake edged Mekeel Christian 43-41 in the other opening round game to advance to Saturday’s final against Notre Dame. Continue reading “Girls basketball: Notre Dame of Utica advances past Mohonasen at inaugural Mohon Holiday Classic”

Boys basketball: Mechanicville defeats Cohoes, Hoosic Valley edges Galway in non-league contests

Mechanicville built a 19-point lead by the end of the third quarter and cruised to a 61-49 victory over Cohoes Thursday, Dec. 20, in a non-league boys basketball game.

Nick Billert scored 16 points, and Devin Garland contributed 11 points for Mechanicville, which held a 31-20 halftime lead. Ivan Brajac netted 13 points, and Troy Snyder added 12 points for Cohoes.

In another non-league contest involving a Wasaren League team, Hoosic Valley defeated Galway 33-30. Isaac Carlo and Zach Ryan each scored nine points to lead Hoosic Valley in a defensive struggle. Mike Sowle had 10 points for Galway.

Wasaren League boys basketball: Frank Zotto’s big second half propels Tamarac past Greenwich

Frank Zotto scored 22 of his team-high 29 points in the second half to lead Tamarac to a 75-71 victory over Greenwich Friday, Dec. 14, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Zotto scored 13 points in the third quarter alone to help the Bengals erase a two-point halftime deficit. Jacob DeFreest contributed seven points during the surge and finished with 17 points.

John Walsh had 27 points, and Alex Curtis added 14 points for Greenwich. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Frank Zotto’s big second half propels Tamarac past Greenwich”