STILLWATER – Tamarac went on a 9-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 45-38 victory over Stillwater Friday, Jan. 18, in a Wasaren League girls basketball game.
The lead changed hands several times in the second half until Emily Erickson made a free throw to give the Bengals a 37-36 lead. Kate Machnick hit a three-pointer, and Syrita Faraj made a long jump shot during Tamarac’s run to put the game out of Stillwater’s reach.
Erickson finished with 25 points for the Bengals, more than half of which came from the free throw line. Machnick and Faraj each contributed seven points.
Marley Mueller had 15 points, and Molly Sheehan chipped in with 10 points for Stillwater, which had a 21-18 halftime lead after trailing 9-3 in the first quarter. Continue reading “Scenes from Wasaren League girls basketball: Tamarac tops Stillwater”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
The Tamarac boys basketball team equaled its win total from last year by defeating Waterford-Halfmoon 78-58 Wednesday, Dec. 12, in a Wasaren League game.
The Bengals (3-0) went on a 20-4 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Fordians (2-3). Jacob DeFreest scored nine points during the spurt and finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Tamarac.
Frank Zotto also scored 17 points for the Bengals, while Dalton Maxon contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds. Bo Catherwood scored 12 points in the first half and finished with 16 points for the game.
Bobby Valigorsky led Waterford-Halfmoon with 19 points, and Michael Talavera added 15 points. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac pulls away from Waterford-Halfmoon”
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”
The Wasaren League girls soccer coaches named Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett the Offensive Player of the Year and Mechanicville’s Ryleigh Hopeck as Defensive Player of the Year when they revealed their all-star teams.
Pickett, a sophomore, led Section 2 in goals scored (52) as she helped Stillwater claim the Class C state title this season. Hopeck was part of a Mechanicville defensive unit that was one of the stingiest in the league.
The full list of Wasaren League girls soccer all-stars is as follows: Continue reading “Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett named Wasaren League girls soccer Offensive Player of the Year; all-star teams revealed”
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.