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”
Hoosick Falls outscored Tamarac 23-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 65-52 victory Friday, Feb. 1, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.
Jon Kempf and Max Kipp made a combined total of seven three-pointers to help the Panthers pull out the road win. Kempf finished with 22 points, and Kipp contributed 18 points, while Tristan Williams added 19 points for Hoosick Falls.
Bo Catherwood had 16 points, and Anthony Ciampolillo chipped in with 11 points for Tamarac. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosick Falls surges past Tamarac”
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”
Tamarac jumped out to a 46-15 halftime lead and cruised to a 91-32 victory over Berlin in a Wasaren League boys basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Anthony Ciampolillo led the Bengals with 23 points, while Bo Catherwood contributed 19 points. Dan Honsinger added 10 points for Tamarac.
Kasey Billert paced Berlin with a 10-point effort. Malachi Ritter chipped in with eight points. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac eases past Berlin”
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”
Mechanicville built a 19-point lead by the end of the third quarter and cruised to a 61-49 victory over Cohoes Thursday, Dec. 20, in a non-league boys basketball game.
Nick Billert scored 16 points, and Devin Garland contributed 11 points for Mechanicville, which held a 31-20 halftime lead. Ivan Brajac netted 13 points, and Troy Snyder added 12 points for Cohoes.
In another non-league contest involving a Wasaren League team, Hoosic Valley defeated Galway 33-30. Isaac Carlo and Zach Ryan each scored nine points to lead Hoosic Valley in a defensive struggle. Mike Sowle had 10 points for Galway.
The Tamarac boys basketball team equaled its win total from last year by defeating Waterford-Halfmoon 78-58 Wednesday, Dec. 12, in a Wasaren League game.
The Bengals (3-0) went on a 20-4 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Fordians (2-3). Jacob DeFreest scored nine points during the spurt and finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Tamarac.
Frank Zotto also scored 17 points for the Bengals, while Dalton Maxon contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds. Bo Catherwood scored 12 points in the first half and finished with 16 points for the game.
Bobby Valigorsky led Waterford-Halfmoon with 19 points, and Michael Talavera added 15 points. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac pulls away from Waterford-Halfmoon”
Mechanicville’s Jeff Luce was named the most valuable offensive player, and teammate Justin Pugliese was selected as the most valuable defensive player by the Wasaren League boys soccer coaches when they announced the league’s all-star teams Saturday, Oct. 27.
Luce currently leads all Section 2 offensive players with 33 goals, to go along with eight assists. Pugliese led a Mechanicville defense that allowed a total of 20 goals this season, including seven shutouts.
Cambridge’s Parker Robertson was named the Wasaren League’s most valuable goalkeeper. The junior stopped 83 percent of the shots he faced to help the Indians finish with a 7-7-2 record. Continue reading “Wasaren League announces boys soccer all-stars”
Hunter Guertin recorded a hat trick to lead Waterford-Halfmoon to a 4-2 victory over Hoosic Valley Friday, Oct. 5, in a Wasaren League boys soccer game.
Jaycen Janusz contributed a goal, and goalkeeper Bobby Valigorsky made 14 saves for the Fordians. Isaac Carlo tallied for Hoosic Valley off a free kick. An own goal against Waterford-Halfmoon with 30 seconds left gave the Indians their other goal. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys soccer: Hunter Guertin’s hat trick leads Waterford-Halfmoon to victory; Greenwich shuts out Saratoga Central Catholic”
Tamarac hung on for a 3-2 victory over Hoosic Valley in a Wasaren League boys soccer game Thursday, Sept. 27.
Alex Bassey’s goal off Dylan Briccetti’s assist in the second half proved to be the game winner for the Bengals. Briccetti and Max Ali converted penalty kicks for Tamarac’s other two goals. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys soccer: Tamarac fends off Hoosic Valley; Stillwater stifles Greenwich”