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Scenes from Section 2 Class A baseball playoffs: Alex Yash plays the hero in Averill Park’s comeback over Mohonasen

By ROB JONAS

ROTTERDAM – With the season on the line, Averill Park manager George Brooks called upon a freshman who had recently been called up from the junior varsity team to get the big hit.

Pinch hitter Alex Yash was up to the challenge. Yash lined lined a one-out RBI single to drive in the tying run in the top of the seventh inning and then scored the go-ahead run on an error to lift the sixth-seeded Warriors to a 2-1 victory over No. 3 Mohonasen in the Section 2 Class A baseball quarterfinals Saturday, May 25.

“We didn’t have a spot on varsity for him this year, so I put him on JV to get him reps,” said Brooks. “At the same time, we’ve seen him at practice. Something about his swing really stuck with me. So when I had the chance to put him in, I didn’t hesitate.” Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class A baseball playoffs: Alex Yash plays the hero in Averill Park’s comeback over Mohonasen”

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Section 2 football playoffs: Semifinal match-ups set in all five classes

Semifinal match-ups are set for all five classes in Section 2 football, as well as the final round of crossover games. Here is a look at who’s playing, and how they got there.

Class AA – All semifinal games Friday, Oct. 26
No. 1 Shaker (8-0) vs. No. 4 Guilderland (5-3)
How they got there: Shaker capped an undefeated regular season by defeating crosstown rival Colonie 31-7, while Guilderland clinched the No. 4 seed by pulling away for a 41-19 victory over Christian Brothers Academy (3-5) Friday, Oct. 19. Guilderland’s victory avoided a four-way tie for fourth place, as both Bethlehem (4-4) and Niskayuna (4-4) won their final regular season games

No. 2 Shenendehowa (7-1) vs. No. 3 Saratoga Springs (6-2)
How they got there: Shen wrapped up the No. 2 seed by defeating Saratoga 35-7 at home. Brendan Belott threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Shen to victory. The Plainsmen’s reward is to host the Blue Streaks for the second week in a row.  Continue reading “Section 2 football playoffs: Semifinal match-ups set in all five classes”

Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park runs over Columbia in battle of neighbors

By ROB JONAS

EAST GREENBUSH – As Suburban Council rivals, Averill Park and Columbia play against each other in virtually every varsity sport. Gridiron meetings have been rare in recent years, though, because football leagues are determined by class level.

Until this season, Columbia had been a Class AA football team, while Averill Park was in Class A. The only way the neighboring schools could have met was in a crossover game after the regular season concluded. Continue reading “Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park runs over Columbia in battle of neighbors”

Scenes from Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park pulls away from Columbia

EAST GREENBUSH – Two touchdowns in the first quarter propelled Averill Park (5-0) to a 34-0 victory over Columbia (3-2) Friday, Sept. 28, in a Section 2 Class A football game.

Averill Park quarterback Anthony Childrose had two touchdown runs and a touchdown pass to lead the way. The Warriors also forced two Columbia turnovers that they turned into scoring drives, blocked a punt and deflected another. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park pulls away from Columbia”

Averill Park football team pursues another strong season in Class A

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Head coach: Zach Gobel

Last year’s record: 7-2

Playoff result: Lost in Class A Sectional semifinal

Returning starters: Jacob Lucier (offensive line), Austin Bradway (offensive line), James Finelli (running back), Carl Nitz (running back/linebacker), Kyle Nethercott (running back/linebacker), Jake Bornt (wide receiver/defensive back), Joe Magill (defensive line), Tim Daniel (defensive line), Andrew Kardelky (linebacker), Joe Milanese (defensive back)

Graduated: Kevin Ryan (defensive line), Jerry Marciele (offensive line), Austin Quell (wide receiver/defensive back), Dom Law (running back/linebacker), Jack Wellington (wide receiver/defensive back), Nick Ferlito (quarterback), Cooper Willis (offensive line/defensive line)

Newcomers: Matt Morin (wide receiver/defensive back), Mike Minehan (offensive line/defensive line), Anthony Childrose (quarterback/defensive back)

Outlook for season: Gobel said the Warriors will have another strong season if the newcomers to the offensive and defensive lines play well.