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”