CORTLAND – Seven playoff games. Thirty-nine goals scored. One goal allowed.
That was the story of Stillwater’s run to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C girls soccer title.
The Warriors capped a 22-0-1 campaign with a 5-0 victory over Section 3 champion Little Falls in the Class C finals Sunday, Nov. 11, at Cortland High School. Brooke Pickett recorded a hat trick, and Keelyn Peacock contributed a goal and three assists to lead Stillwater in the championship contest. Paige Brinsko also tallied for the Warriors.
Stillwater advanced to the title game with a 4-0 semifinal victory over Section 1’s Haldane Saturday, Nov. 10. Pickett and Teya Staie each notched a pair of goals for Stillwater, which out-shot Haldane 14-4. Goalkeeper Abigail Platt made 10 saves for Haldane.
Pickett’s five-goal performance in the state tournament gave the junior forward 52 goals for the 2018 season – tops among Section 2 players. Seventeen of Pickett’s 52 goals came during the playoffs.
Three Section 2 girls teams are heading to Cortland for this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.
Bethlehem (Class AA), Stillwater (Class C) and Fort Ann (Class D) advanced through regionals to reach Saturday’s state semifinal rounds in their respective classes. The winners of Saturday’s semifinals play again Sunday for the championship. Continue reading “Bethlehem, Stillwater and Fort Ann travel to Cortland for state girls soccer semis”
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 Wasaren League girls volleyball coaches announced their Most Valuable Player and all-star team selections Thursday, Nov. 1.
MVP – Chloe Farr (Stillwater) – senior outside hitter
Elise Brownell (Saratoga Central Catholic) – senior setter
Kyleigh Frank (Stillwater) – junior middle hitter
Taylor Grayson (Mechanicville) – senior outside hitter
Isabella Realbuto (Tamarac) – senior outside hitter
Ashley Formosa (Waterford-Halfmoon) – senior outside hitter
Shannon Brown (Hoosic Valley) – junior setter/outside hitter
Adrianna Rourke (Cambridge) – junior setter Continue reading “Wasaren League announces its girls volleyball all-star teams”
No. 1 Stillwater meets No. 3 Schoharie for the Section 2 Class C girls soccer title tonight at Mechanicville High School.
Schoharie needed penalty kicks to oust No. 2 Lake George in the semifinals Monday, Oct. 29. The two teams played to a 2-2 tie through regulation and two overtime periods to send the game into a shootout.
Katie Krohn scored both of Schoharie’s goals in the first half, and goalkeeper Carissa Palmatier stopped six shots. Gabby Marchello tallied late in the first half, and Sarah Kohls rebounded a shot by Marchello for the tying goal in the second half for Lake George. Warriors goalie Samantha Jeckel had eight saves.
Stillwater cruised to the finals with a 5-1 semifinal victory over No. 4 Hoosic Valley Monday. Brooke Pickett tallied twice to lead Stillwater’s attack, and goalie Kiersten Conroy made 11 saves. Paige Brinsko, Kate McEvoy and Teya Staie notched Stillwater’s other three goals.
Samantha Lanoue recorded Hoosic Valley’s lone goal, and netminder Sarah Sheldon had 18 saves.
Mechanicville’s Jeff Luce was named the most valuable offensive player, and teammate Justin Pugliese was selected as the most valuable defensive player by the Wasaren League boys soccer coaches when they announced the league’s all-star teams Saturday, Oct. 27.
Luce currently leads all Section 2 offensive players with 33 goals, to go along with eight assists. Pugliese led a Mechanicville defense that allowed a total of 20 goals this season, including seven shutouts.
Cambridge’s Parker Robertson was named the Wasaren League’s most valuable goalkeeper. The junior stopped 83 percent of the shots he faced to help the Indians finish with a 7-7-2 record. Continue reading “Wasaren League announces boys soccer all-stars”
ROTTERDAM – Top-seeded Lake George fended off No. 4 Mayfield 1-0 in the Section 2 Class C boys soccer semifinals Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mohonasen High School.
Phillip Shambo scored off a rebound in the 24th minute to give the Warriors their lead. Mayfield stormed back with a barrage of shots in the second half, but goalie Mason Flatley made several key saves to preserve the shutout.
Lake George advances to the Class C final, where it will meet No. 2 Maple Hill Monday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. at Colonie Central High School. Maple Hill got past No. 3 Stillwater 1-0 in the semifinals on a goal by Seth Roberts off Christian Beber’s corner kick in the first half. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Lake George edges Mayfield to reach Class C final against Maple Hill”
The opening round of the Section 2 Class C and Class D girls volleyball tournaments took place Wednesday, Oct. 24.
In Class C, most of the higher seeds won their opening round matches. The exceptions were No. 12 Greenville (15-4) and No. 10 Tamarac (9-6). Greenville edged No. 5 Saratoga Central Catholic 3-2, while Tamarac swept No. 7 Hudson 25-13, 25-19 and 25-23.
No. 3 Stillwater (13-2), No. 4 Catskill (19-0), No. 6 Albany Academy for Girls (7-8) and No. 8 Canajoharie/Fort Plain (7-3) all won their opening round matches. Stillwater defeated No. 14 Chatham 3-0 to advance into the quarterfinals against Albany Academy for Girls, which defeated No. 11 Loudonville Christian 3-1. Catskill swept No. 13 Taconic Hills 3-0, and Canajoharie/Fort Plain defeated No. 9 Mechanicville 3-0. Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball: Tamarac, Stillwater and Catskill among Class C teams advancing through opening round”
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”
No. 2 seed Lake George fended off No. 15 Waterford-Halfmoon 3-1 Saturday, Oct. 20, in the opening round of the Section 2 Class C girls soccer tournament.
Stephanie Dickinson-Frevola scored off a pass from Sarah Kohls 15:02 into the first half to give the Lady Warriors a 1-0 lead. However, Waterford-Halfmoon goalkeeper Caer Burns stopped several shots after that to keep the Fordians close at halftime.
Rebecca Kohls doubled Lake George’s lead less than five minutes into the second half off another Sarah Kohls assist. Annelise Rebel tallied less than a minute later to get Waterford-Halfmoon on the scoreboard, but Gabby Marchello provided an insurance goal at 65:14 to give Lake George some breathing room. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C girls soccer playoffs: Lake George tested by Waterford-Halfmoon; Stillwater rolls”