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”
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”
VOORHEESVILLE – The Voorheesville football team defeated Taconic Hills 13-0 in a Class C South Division game Saturday, Sept. 8.
All of the Blackbirds’ points came in the third quarter. Quarterback Ian Owens connected with Vinnie Patterson for a 55-yard touchdown pass, and Jimmy Gravino returned a Taconic Hills fumble 25 yards for the insurance touchdown. Continue reading “Class C football: Two third quarter touchdowns are all Voorheesville needs to edge Taconic Hills”
By ROB JONAS
BERNE – The rivalry between Albany County’s hilltowns (Berne, Knox and Westerlo) and the valley floor below (Voorheesville) has gone on for more than a century.
Yet, there have been relatively few opportunities for the high schools that represent those communities to battle each other in athletic competition because Voorheesville and Berne-Knox-Westerlo play in different leagues. Continue reading “Ian Owens’ big day propels Voorheesville past Helderberg Valley in a battle between neighbors”