Category: Saratoga Catholic

Section 2 announces playoff seedings, match-ups

The Section 2 baseball committee unveiled its seedings and match-ups for the playoffs Wednesday, May 22.

Niskayuna (Class AA), Ballston Spa (A), Coxsackie-Athens (B), Chatham (C) and Whitehall (D) received No. 1 seeds for their respective classes. Whitehall and No. 2 Germantown each received byes into the semifinal round, as Class D had only six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Opening round games are scheduled for Thursday, May 23, weather permitting. The finals take place at Joseph Bruno Stadium at Hudson Valley Community College May 31 through June 3.

Here are the playoff brackets for the Section 2 baseball playoffs.

Class AA
Preliminary round (May 23)
No. 9 Columbia at No. 8 Bethlehem

Quarterfinals (May 25)
Columbia-Bethlehem winner at No. 1 Niskayuna
No. 5 Colonie at No. 4 Guilderland
No. 6 Christian Brothers Academy at No. 3 Saratoga Springs
No. 7 LaSalle at No. 2 Shenendehowa

Semifinals – May 30 at Joe Bruno Stadium, Troy

Finals – June 3 at Joe Bruno Stadium, Troy Continue reading “Section 2 announces playoff seedings, match-ups”

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Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa among top seeds for 2019 Section 2 softball playoffs

Shenendehowa (Class AA), Ballston Spa (A), Ichabod Crane (B), Chatham (C) and Whitehall (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2019 Section 2 softball tournament.

The playoffs kick off Thursday, May 23, with preliminary round games in classes A, B and C. The quarterfinals take place Tuesday, May 28, and all five finals will be played Tuesday, June 4.

Here is a look at the match-ups in the five classes.

Class AA
Quarterfinals (May 28)
No. 5 Shaker (10-7) at No. 4 Colonie (11-7)
No. 6 Guilderland (8-8) at No. 3 Bethlehem (11-6)
No. 7 Saratoga Springs (7-13) at No. 2 Columbia (14-6)
No. 1 Shenendehowa (18-2) – bye

Semifinals – May 30 at Luther Forest, Malta

Finals – June 4 at Luther Forest, Malta Continue reading “Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa among top seeds for 2019 Section 2 softball playoffs”

Section 2 football: A first look at Class B

We will be taking a look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2 this week. To read about Class D, click here. To read about Class C, click here.

Very little has changed in the Class B football ranks for 2019. The lone addition is Holy Trinity, which moved up from Class C after adding players from Bishop Maginn to its fold. Holy Trinity will play in the Reinfurt Division.

No Class B teams from 2018 moved up or down a level, which means the divisions are virtually unchanged.

North Division – Broadalbin-Perth, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Johnstown, Lansingburgh and Schuylerville

Reinfurt Division – Cobleskill-Richmondville, Holy Trinity, Hudson, Ichabod Crane, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and Schalmont Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first look at Class B”

Wasaren League baseball: Mechanicville edges Saratoga Central Catholic

One run was all it took for Mechanicville to defeat Saratoga Central Catholic 1-0 in a Wasaren League baseball game Wednesday, April 3.

Jacob Popiel scored the game’s lone run in the bottom of the second inning to support starting pitcher Jacob LaFountain, who struck out eight batters in five innings of work for the Red Raiders. Nicholas Billert and Zachary White also got hits, and Devin Garland tossed two shutout innings in relief to earn the save. Continue reading “Wasaren League baseball: Mechanicville edges Saratoga Central Catholic”

Section 2 boys basketball playoffs: Hudson Falls, Cambridge among opening round winners

No. 17 Hudson Falls went on a 23-8 run in the second quarter and held on for a 58-56 victory over No. 16 Cohoes in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B boys basketball playoffs Saturday, Feb. 15.

Riley Maddison netted 18 points, and Johnathan Beagle contributed 14 points for Hudson Falls, which led 32-23 at halftime. Troy Snyder and Jonathan LaSure each knocked down four three-pointers and finished with 18 points apiece for Cohoes. Hudson Falls advances to face No. 1 Schalmont Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Rotterdam.

In the other Class B opening-round game, No. 15 Greenville defeated No. 18 Broadalbin-Perth 71-51 to move on to the first round against No. 2 Glens Falls. Damien Fiducia netted 32 points for the Spartans, who led 22-11 after the first quarter. Keenan Mulholland sank five three-pointers to finish with 15 points.

Alexander DiCaterino scored 18 points for Broadalbin-Perth. Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball playoffs: Hudson Falls, Cambridge among opening round winners”

Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds

By ROB JONAS

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Brackets for the Section 2 boys basketball playoffs were revealed Wednesday, Feb. 13, and there were not many surprises.

Bethlehem (Class AA), Troy (Class A), Schalmont (Class B), Lake George (Class C) and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (Class D) were named the top seeds by the Section 2 committee. Of the five No. 1 seeds, only Schalmont (19-1) was a mild surprise, as the Sabres were chosen over Foothills Council champion Glens Falls (19-1), which has only an out-of-state loss this season. Schalmont suffered an 80-69 loss to Colonial Council rival LaSalle Thursday, Feb. 7, for its only setback of the season, but grabbed the top seed due to a better strength of schedule, according to boys basketball chairman Will Ferguson.

“They were so close that Schalmont’s [seeding] points were only slightly ahead on the sheet,” said Fergsuon. “Then, there was the schedule … the number of AA’s and A;s played vs. the B’ and C’s they played against each other. One of the other key factors was Schalmont knocked off Troy, which was the No. 1 seed for the A’s.” Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds”

Section 2 girls basketball playoffs: Shenendehowa, Averill Park, Tamarac, Cambridge and Fort Edward receive top seeds

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Section 2 announced its brackets for this year’s girls basketball tournament Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Shenendehowa (Class AA), Averill Park (Class A), Tamarac (Class B), Cambridge (Class C) and Fort Edward (Class D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective brackets. Shen, Averill Park and Fort Edward received byes into the quarterfinals.

Preliminary round games in Class B and C are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14. Opening round games in Class AA, Class A and Class D take place Friday, Feb. 15. Continue reading “Section 2 girls basketball playoffs: Shenendehowa, Averill Park, Tamarac, Cambridge and Fort Edward receive top seeds”

Section 2 bowling: Spa Catholic captures Class C/D title; Lansingburgh holds on to state tournament berth

Saratoga Central Catholic claimed the team title at the Section 2 Class C/D boys bowling championships Monday, Feb. 11, at Schenectady’s Boulevard Bowl.

The Saints finished with a total pin fall of 5,629 to earn the team title over runner-up Canajoharie, but it was not enough to knock Class B champion Lansingburgh from its state tournament berth. The Knights will represent Section 2 in the small school division at the state tournament in Syracuse after posting a score of 5,912 on Friday.

Timmy Barrett led Spa Catholic with a six-game series of 1,175, while Zach Miles contributed a score of 1,143 on the day. Barrett’s performance included a high game of 279 during the afternoon session. Micaela Barboldt had the high three-game series for the Saints with a 610 during the morning session. Continue reading “Section 2 bowling: Spa Catholic captures Class C/D title; Lansingburgh holds on to state tournament berth”

Boys basketball: Tamarac takes down Mechanicville on the road

Tamarac outscored Mechanicville 22-14 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 78-67 victory in a Wasaren League boys basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Anthony Ciampolillo had a big game for the Bengals, as he sank five three-pointers as part of a 30-point night. Frank Zotto contributed 23 points, and Bo Catherwood added 10 points.

Luci D’Ambro netted 17 points, and Nick Billert chipped in with 16 points for Mechanicville, which was within three points of Tamarac entering the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Tamarac takes down Mechanicville on the road”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosick Falls surges past Tamarac

Hoosick Falls outscored Tamarac 23-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 65-52 victory Friday, Feb. 1, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Jon Kempf and Max Kipp made a combined total of seven three-pointers to help the Panthers pull out the road win. Kempf finished with 22 points, and Kipp contributed 18 points, while Tristan Williams added 19 points for Hoosick Falls.

Bo Catherwood had 16 points, and Anthony Ciampolillo chipped in with 11 points for Tamarac. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosick Falls surges past Tamarac”