The Niskayuna doubles team of Ricky Dartawan and Jarod Rackliffe reached the quarterfinals at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Tennis Championships last weekend at the National Tennis Center in Queens.
Dartawan and Rackliffe won their first two matches before losing in straight sets to Dean and Ben Vlassis from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. The Vlassis brothers went on to place third in the doubles competition.
Dartawan and Rackliffe, who placed second at the Section 2 championships, opened the state tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Susquehanna Valley’s Cody Jacobs and Mason Spottek. In the round of 16, Dartawan and Rackliffe pulled out a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Logan Fligel and Stephan Gershfeld from Hewlett (Section 8) to reach the quarterfinals. Continue reading “Niskayuna doubles team reaches state tennis tournament quarterfinals”
Derin Gumustop’s third goal of the afternoon proved to be the game winner as Bethlehem fended off Averill Park 4-3 Monday, Oct. 8, in a Suburban Council boys soccer game.
Gumustop scored unassisted at the 66:01 mark to break a 2-2 tie, and he added a goal off a pass from Aidan McCaffrey five-and-a-half minutes later to put the Eagles up 4-2. Logan Bielawski tallied with 3:36 left in regulation to pull Averill Park within a goal, but that was as close as the Warriors got.
Gabe Kaprielian contributed a goal, and McCaffrey added a pair of assists for Bethlehem. Bielawski led Averill Park with two goals and assisted on Tristan Shelhamer’s goal.
Bethlehem goalkeeper Sam Lane made three saves, and Averill Park netminder Eric Schuman stopped four shots.
Shenendehowa pulled away in the second half for a 3-1 victory over Averill Park in a Suburban Council boys soccer game Saturday, Sept. 8.
Eric Makhatadze headed in a corner kick from Reggie Durden in the first half and repeated the process by heading in Ethan Brunell’s corner in the second half to put the Plainsmen ahead 2-0. Tristan Shellhamer scored off a feed from Brian Bourne to close the gap to 2-1, but Jason Breznak tallied on a rebound in the 69th minute to seal Shen’s victory. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys soccer: Shenendehowa defeats Averill Park; Niskayuna edges Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake”
The Averill Park boys soccer team outlasted Guilderland 1-0 in a Suburban Council game Thursday, Sept. 6.
The lone goal came at the 17-minute mark. Logan Bielawski tracked down the ball in the corner and crossed the ball into the Guilderland penalty box. Sam Ghent headed the ball across the box to Tristan Shellhamer, who headed it past Dutchmen goalkeeper Ryan Knoll.
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Niskayuna took advantage of a mistake by Shaker’s defense and pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory over the Blue Bison Thursday, Aug. 30, in a Suburban Council boys soccer game in Latham. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys soccer: Niskayuna stuns Shaker in OT; Averill Park rallies to tie Ballston Spa”