Category: Gymnastics

Section 2 gymnastics: Saratoga Springs defeats Guilderland in dual meet

Saratoga Springs swept the top three all-around scores on its way to a 173.05-157.50 victory over Guilderland Friday, Dec. 21, in a Suburban Council dual meet at the Wilton YMCA.

Ava Dallas led the Blue Streaks with an all-around score of 36.15. Laura Eberlein was second with a score of 34.90, and Sophia Damiano placed third with a score of 34.40. Five more Saratoga Springs gymnasts placed in the top 10.

Dallas won two individual events – the balance beam (9.55) and the uneven bars (8.80). Eberlein had the top score in the floor exercise (9.30), and Kate DellaRatta won the vault (8.75).

Rachel Drislane was Guilderland’s top gymnast with a fourth-place all-around score of 34.15. Allison Rem finished fifth with a score of 33.40.

Gymnastics: Saratoga Springs opens league season with victory over Bethlehem

Six of Saratoga Springs’ gymnasts had top-seven scores to lead the Blue Streaks to a 171.35-155.80 victory over Bethlehem Tuesday, Dec. 11, in a Suburban Council match at the Wilton YMCA.

Sophia Damiano had the top all-around score for Saratoga Springs with 36.40 points. Ava Dallas was second for the Blue Streaks with a score of 35.05, and Laura Eberlein placed third with a score of 33.75.

Alison Gray led Bethlehem with a fourth-place score of 32.85.

Damiano won the floor exercise and the uneven bars, and she shared top honors with Dallas in the balance beam. Dallas had the top score in the vault.

Scenes from Section 2 gymnastics: Shaker Invitational kicks off season

LATHAM – The Section 2 gymnastics season started Saturday, Dec. 8, with the annual Shaker Invitational. The four Section 2 teams – Shaker, Bethlehem, Guilderland and Saratoga Springs – and Section 1’s Mahopac competed for individual all-around honors.

Three of the top four all-around gymnasts were from Saratoga. Laura Eberlein edged teammate Ava Dallas 34.500 to 34.450 for first place, while Sophia Damiano finished fourth with a score of 33.700. Damiano had the top scores in two events, the vault and floor exercise. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 gymnastics: Shaker Invitational kicks off season”

2018-19 State Tournament Primer


It may be early August, but it’s never too early to think about attending a New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship. Here is where you need to go if your school’s team (or one of its athletes) qualifies for a state tournament during the 2018-19 school year.

Fall sports
Girls tennis: Tri-City Tennis Club, Latham – October 27-29
Cross Country: Sunken Meadow State Park, Smithtown (Long Island) – November 10
Boys soccer: Middletown High School, Middletown – November 10 and 11
Girls soccer: SUNY Cortland, Homer High School and Cortland High School – November 10 and 11
Field hockey: Williamsville North High School, Williamsville (outside Buffalo) – November 10 and 11
Girls swimming and diving: Ithaca College, Ithaca – November 16 and 17
East semifinals: Middletown High School, Middletown – November 16 and 17
Finals: Carrier Dome, Syracuse University – November 23 and 24
Boys volleyball: Capital Center, Albany – November 17
Girls volleyball: Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls – November 17 and 18
Golf (Note: Regular season is played in fall, but state tournament is held in the spring)
Girls tournament: Deerfield Country Club, Rochester – May 31 through June 2
Boys tournament: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, Ithaca – June 1 through 3

Winter sports
Dual Meet Tournament: SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse – January 26
Individual championships: Times Union Center, Albany – February 22 and 23
Skiing: Gore Mountain, North Creek – February 25 and 26
Boys swimming and diving: Nassau Aquatic Center, East Meadow (Long Island) – March 1 and 2
Gymnastics: Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor (Long Island) – March 2
Competitive cheerleading: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester – March 2
Indoor track and field: Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex, Staten Island – March 2
Bowling – AMF Strike-N-Spare Lanes, Syracuse – March 8 through 10
Ice hockey: Harborcenter, Buffalo – March 9 and 10
Boys basketball: Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton – March 15 through 17
Girls basketball: Hudson Valley Community College, Troy – March 15 through 17

Spring sports
Boys tennis: Site to be announced – May 30 through June 1
Boys lacrosse
East semifinals: University at Albany, Albany and Adelphi University, Garden City (Long Island) – June 5
Finals: St. John Fisher College, Pittsford (outside Rochester) – June 8
Girls lacrosse: SUNY Cortland – June 7 and 8
Track and field: Middletown High School, Middletown – June 7 and 8
Baseball: Various sites around Binghamton – June 14 and 15
Softball: Moreau Park, South Glens Falls – June 15

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