Tag: Donovan Pacatte

Colonial Council boys basketball: Messiah Mallory, J.J. Chestnut lead Watervliet past Cohoes

Messiah Mallory and J.J. Chestnut combined to score 39 points to lead Watervliet to a 68-53 victory over Cohoes Tuesday, Feb. 5, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Mallory did his damage near the basket as he poured in 20 points, while Chestnut made five three-pointers on his way to a 19-point night for the Cannoneers, who pulled away in the second half.

Kyle Milligan and Troy Snyder each scored 14 points for the Tigers.  Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Messiah Mallory, J.J. Chestnut lead Watervliet past Cohoes”

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Colonial Council boys basketball: Mohonasen edges Lansingburgh

Mohonasen overcame a four-point halftime deficit to edge Lansingburgh 59-55 in a Colonial Council boys basketball game Friday, Jan. 25.

Chase Monroe had 24 points for the Mighty Warriors, who outscored the Knights 21-14 in the third quarter. Shawn Gillisslee contributed 18 points, and Duncan Tallman added 13 points.

Vinny Tario led Lansingburgh with 15 points, and Isaiah Knight chipped in with 13 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Mohonasen edges Lansingburgh”

Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic

ALBANY – Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy won their games at Saturday’s ZG Slam North South Classic at the Washington Avenue Armory.

Schalmont kicked off the first day of the event with a 63-40 victory over Colonial Council rival Cobleskill-Richmondville. The Bulldogs hung with the Sabres through the first quarter, but Schalmont pulled away with a 13-4 run in the second quarter and a 22-6 spurt in the third quarter.

Shane O’Dell poured in 25 points to lead Schalmont. LJ Randle contributed 11 points, and Gannon Strube added 10 points. Donovan Pacatte got into early foul trouble for Cobleskill-Richmondville and was limited to 10 points. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Mohonasen dominates second quarter in victory over Catholic Central

Mohonasen outscored Catholic Central 23-9 in the second quarter to take control on its way to a 66-50 home victory Friday, Jan. 11, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Duncan Tallman led four Mohonasen players in double digits with 15 points. Nicholas Richmond had 13 points, Shawn Gillisslee contributed 12 points and Logan Calkins added 10 points for the Mighty Warriors.

Jackson Brown scored 30 points for Catholic Central, but it was not enough to offset Mohonasen’s balanced attack.  Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Mohonasen dominates second quarter in victory over Catholic Central”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Duncan Tallman’s 32 points leads Mohonasen past Cobleskill-Richmondville

Duncan Tallman scored more than half of Mohonasen’s points to lead the Mighty Warriors to a 59-54 victory at Cobleskill-Richmondville Tuesday, Jan. 8, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Tallman made three shots from behind the three-point arc on his way to a 32-point evening for the Mighty Warriors, who have now won their last five games. Drew Coelho added nine points.

Donovan Pacatte poured in 21 points, while Pat Nichols and Steve Maniscalco each contributed 10 points for Cobleskill-Richmondville. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Duncan Tallman’s 32 points leads Mohonasen past Cobleskill-Richmondville”

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”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Voorheesville soars past Cohoes; Lansingburgh fends off LaSalle

Voorheesville went on a 27-11 run over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat Cohoes 51-35 Friday, Dec. 14, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Ian Owens had 15 points, and Luke Palmer contributed 12 points for the Blackbirds, who did not allow a Cohoes player to break double digits in the scoring column. Ivan Brajac scored six points for the Tigers.

In another defensive battle, Lansingburgh fended off LaSalle 44-34. The Knights outscored the Cadets 10-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the 10-point win.

Isaiah Knight netted 14 points, and Trevor Green chipped in with 12 points for Lansingburgh. Liam Mooney led LaSalle with 14 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Voorheesville soars past Cohoes; Lansingburgh fends off LaSalle”

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”

Cobleskill-Richmondville football preview

Cobleskill logoCobleskill-Richmondville Bulldogs

Head coach: Ed Hantho

Last year’s record: 7-2

Playoff result: Lost in Section 2 Class B quarterfinals to Schuylerville

Returning starters: Donovan Pacatte (quarterback), Hunter Edwards (running back/linebacker), Patrick Nichols (tight end/defensive end), Joe DeChristopher (wide receiver/linebacker), Steve Maniscalco (wide receiver/defensive back), Spencer Lindstead (offensive guard), Ron Smith (offensive guard), Timothy Benac (offensive tackle), Isidro Santiago (defensive tackle), Alan Sperbeck (defensive back), Alex Javitz (free safety)

Graduated: Tim Dahl (offensive tackle/defensive end), Cameron Strang (wide receiver/defensive back), Mitchell VanDerWerken, Austin Kubat (center)

Newcomers: Tucker Farnum (wide receiver), Danny Veley (center), Jacob Dafeldecker (wide receiver), Jeff Crooks (linebacker), Willim Madgziuk (defensive end), Isiah Gerhardt (wide receiver/defensive back)

Outlook: The Bulldogs lost key cogs on the line with the graduation of Dahl (first team Reinfurt Division defensive end, third team All-State) and Kubat (second team Reinfurt Division), along with VanDerWerken (first team all-purpose player) and Strang (first team defensive back). However, they have a strong group of returning skill position players on offense.

“We [have to] focus on the future while building on last season, where ego is in check and we accept our role[s],” said Hantho. “The offensive line jells, and we stay healthy. We grasp offensive and defensive changes quickly.”