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Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoffs: Home teams sweep opening round games

All eight home teams won their Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoff games Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Top-seeded Lake George had little trouble with No. 16 Cambridge, as the Warriors prevailed 105-53. New York’s top-ranked Class C squad jumped out to a 35-3 lead in the first quarter, and it never looked back in advancing to the quarterfinals.

Mason Flatley poured in 28 points, and Chris Becker contributed 21 points for Lake George, which extended its state-best winning streak to 49 games. Ben Epler had 20 points, and Brian Hall added 17 points for Cambridge.

Up next for Lake George is Friday’s quarterfinal game against No. 8 Schoharie at Hudson Valley Community College after Schoharie edged No. 9 Stillwater 53-51. Shane Helmstadt scored 18 points for Schoharie, which built an 18-9 lead in the first quarter and fended off a Stillwater rally in the second half.

Brian McNeil netted 20 points, and James Galarneau added 12 points for Stillwater.

No. 4 Chatham and No. 5 Mayfield also advanced with opening round wins Tuesday. Chatham defeated No. 13 Fort Plain 64-46, while Mayfield eased past No. 12 Greenwich 57-37. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoffs: Home teams sweep opening round games”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Stillwater rallies past Greenwich

Stillwater outscored Greenwich 23-13 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 66-56 victory Friday, Jan. 25, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Brian McNeil poured in 31 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Warriors. Scott Travis knocked down a pair of three-pointers as part of a 17-point night for Stillwater.

Greenwich used a balanced attack to push Stillwater all night. Carson Mosher had 13 points, while Luke Pemrick and John Walsh each contributed 12 points. Jesse Kuzmich added 11 points for the Witches. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Stillwater rallies past Greenwich”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosic Valley defeats Cambridge at home

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”

Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state

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”

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”

Veteran Stillwater football team has high expectations for 2018

Stillwater

Head coach: Ian Godfrey

Last year’s record: 8-2

Playoff result: Lost to Holy Trinity in Class C Super Bowl

Returning starters: James Galarneau (quarterback/free safety), Mason Seymour (running back/linebacker), Luc Lescault (running back/defensive back), Adam Ploutz (wide receiver/defensive back), Joe Conti (running back/defensive back), Matt Breslin (tight end), Dylan Darrow (tight end/linebacker), Brody Peacock (offensive line/defensive line), Brian McNeil (offensive line/defensive line), Jake Richardson (offensive line/defensive line), Justyn Kovalsky (offensive line/defensive line)

Graduated: Dan Morris (running back/defensive back), Jake Hickey (defensive line), Mike Ahern (linebacker)

Newcomers: Rhett Mercier (offensive line/linebacker), Caleb Dyer (running back/defensive back), Max Hems (offensive line/defensive line)

Outlook for season: With most of last year’s starters returning for another go-around, Stillwater is a favorite to get back to the Class C Super Bowl.

“When you return as many players as we do this season, expectations are always higher,” said Godfrey, who owns a 15-4 record as Stillwater’s coach. “Class C is a competitive classification, and nothing is guaranteed. Each game will be a test, and hopefully we stay healthy and compete.”