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”
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”
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”
Tamarac defeated Taconic Hills 20-0 Friday, Oct. 19, in a Section 2 Class C football crossover game.
Frank Zotto caught two touchdown passes from Bo Catherwood, and the Tamarac defense returned an interception for a touchdown to earn the victory. The Bengals also recovered a pair of fumbles and intercepted a second pass.
Donovan Mier rushed for 78 yards to lead Taconic Hills’ offense.
Five players had multi-goal games for No. 2 Schalmont in a 15-0 victory over No. 15 Corinth in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B girls soccer playoffs Thursday, Oct. 18.
Isabella Amoroso recorded a hat trick and two assists, while Sofia Cassano contributed two goals and two assists for the Sabres (15-1-1), ranked No. 4 among Class B teams in the New York State Sportswriters Association poll. Jules Monlea, Ashley Cirilla and Chloe Schaffer all tallied twice, and Isabella Almodovar added three assists. Continue reading “Section 2 Class B girls soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Voorheesville among opening round winners”
Quarterfinal match-ups are now set in Class B, as eight boys soccer teams advanced to the next round of the Section 2 playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Top-seeded Schalmont (14-1-2) shut out Colonial Council rival Cohoes 4-0 in Rotterdam. Dom Scalice tallied twice for the Sabres, who shook off a slow start to pull away with three second-half goals. Zach Metzold and Dylan Martin also scored goals.
Goalkeeper Jordan Prouty made 12 saves for No. 16 Cohoes (3-15-0). Continue reading “Section 2 Class B boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Ichabod Crane among first round winners”
Bella Realbuto served up five aces as part of a strong team effort in Tamarac’s 3-0 victory over Mechanicville Wednesday, Oct. 17, in a Wasaren League girls volleyball match.
Realbuto finished with 14 service points for the Bengals (8-6 league, 9-6 overall), who won by scores of 25-14, 25-10 and 25-18. Kerianne Bugbee had 16 service points and four kills, while Francesca DiScanio contributed nine digs on defense and two kills on offense. Brionna Daniels added six digs.
Taylor Grayson had six kills and five service points for Mechanicville (8-5, 10-5), and Cialeigh Lyons added five service points and nine assists.
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”