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State track meet primer: Ama Boham, Allie Ryder and Donald Jones lead list of Section 2 contenders

Three Section 2 athletes enter this weekend’s New York State High School Track and Field Championships with the top performances in their individual events.

Ichabod Crane’s Ama Boham posted the top time among Division 2 (small school) athletes in the girls 100-meter high hurdles this season (14.40). No other girl in the Division 2 field posted a time close to Boham’s mark, and it is the second-fastest overall in New York State this season. Only Chibugo Obichere of Division 1’s Valley Stream South (Section 8) posted a faster overall time (13.80).

New Lebanon’s Allie Ryder enters the state meet with the top distance among Division 2 throwers in the girls discus. Ryder’s best throw this season is 122 feet, 5 inches, 2 inches ahead of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s LeeAnne Lowery. Continue reading “State track meet primer: Ama Boham, Allie Ryder and Donald Jones lead list of Section 2 contenders”


Shenendehowa, Saratoga Springs win Section 2 Alpine skiing team championships

Shenendehowa claimed the girls team title, and Saratoga Springs won the boys team championship at the Section 2 Alpine Skiing Championships Monday, Feb. 11, at Gore Mountain.

Shen had two of the top three finishers in the girls giant slalom and two of the top four finishers in the girls slalom to cruise to the team title with 37 points. Johnstown was second with 63 points, and Queensbury placed third with 68 points.

Schuylerville-Greenwich’s Hannah Klingebiel swept both individual titles on the girls’ side. Klingebiel won the giant slalom with a time of 1:11.73, nearly a half-second ahead of Shen’s Melissa Taggert. Then in the slalom, Klingebiel completed the course with a time of 31.81 seconds, nearly a full second ahead of runner-up Maddie Montgomery of Queensbury. Continue reading “Shenendehowa, Saratoga Springs win Section 2 Alpine skiing team championships”

Taconic Hills girls soccer has an ambitious plan for 2018

Taconic Hills

Head coach: Patrick McDonald

Last year’s record: 2-13-1

Playoff result: N/A

Returning starters: Alexandra Skabowski (senior center back), Chandler Hoose (forward/midfielder), Jaclynn Boyd (senior left back), Amanda Rustick (senior midfielder), Marleah Perry (junior midfielder/center back), Clare Howard (sophomore forward/midfielder), Macayla Sparacino (sophomore center back)

Graduated: Catherine Shadic (goalkeeper), Ella Wolfe (midfielder/defensive back), Nicole Kernan (defensive back), Katie Prack (midfielder/forward), Lexi Schiable (midfielder/forward), Carolee Depuy (transferred to Catskill)

Newcomers: Katelyn Hotaling (junior right back/forward), Julianna Carrasquillo (junior midfielder/goalkeeper), Hannah Wolfe (junior midfielder/forward), Marissa Kernan (sophomore midfielder/forward /defender), Hailee West (sophomore midfielder/forward), Isabelle Hamann (freshman midfielder/forward/center back), Lauren Adamo (freshman goalkeeper/midfielder), Imogen Drake (freshman midfielder/forward), Cecilia Gitt-Henderson (midfielder/forward), Violet Middlebrook (freshman defensive back/midfielder)

Outlook for season: Despite losing five key players to graduation, including a first team Patroon Conference All-Star goalkeeper (Shadic), and another to a transfer, McDonald said he believes Taconic Hills is ready for a strong 2018 season.

[The] team has good varsity experience at important positions,” said McDonald. “Our team speed is going to be hard to keep pace with. Our possession and movement off the ball have improved dramatically.”

Ultimately, Taconic Hills wants to be a contender for the Patroon Conference title.

They really want to win games while representing Taconic Hills with pride and respect,” said McDonald. “If we continue to practice hard and hold solid possession with a means of going forward and finishing, we will have success.”