Category: Waterford-Halfmoon

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”

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”

Hoosick Falls fends off Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in non-league boys basketball game

Hoosick Falls started strong and then fended off a Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons rally to pull out a 62-55 victory Friday, Dec. 21, in a non-league boys basketball game.

The Panthers raced out to a 24-2 lead in the first quarter, only to see the Golden Knights respond with a 21-8 run in the second quarter to trim the deficit to nine points at halftime. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons continued to hang around in the second half, but Hoosick Falls held on for the seven-point win.

Tristan Williams poured in 29 points, while Max Kipp and Jon Kempf each contributed 11 points for Hoosick Falls. Rodney Parker had 18 points, and Lorenzo Marchisio added 15 points for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Continue reading “Hoosick Falls fends off Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in non-league boys basketball game”

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”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac pulls away from Waterford-Halfmoon

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”

Brooke Pickett, Stillwater lead the way in state girls soccer postseason honors

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”

Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett named Wasaren League girls soccer Offensive Player of the Year; all-star teams revealed

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”

Wasaren League announces its girls volleyball all-star teams

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

First team
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”

Wasaren League announces boys soccer all-stars

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”

Section 2 girls volleyball: Tamarac, Stillwater and Catskill among Class C teams advancing through opening round

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”