Tag: Jake Palmer

Section 2 boys lacrosse playoffs: Voorheesville edges Cambridge in overtime

No. 4 Voorheesville outlasted No. 5 Cambridge 10-9 in the Section 2 Class D boys lacrosse quarterfinals Saturday, May 18.

Ian Owens had a six-point day for the Blackbirds, recording three goals and adding three assists. Jake Palmer also notched a hat trick, while John Hanlon contributed a pair of goals.

Gabriel Sgambettera tallied four times for Cambridge, and goaltender Daniel Blanchfield made 16 saves. Jamie Olvera chipped in with three goals and three assists.

Voorheesville meet top-seeded Schuylerville Tuesday, May 21, in one of two Class D semifinal games. The other contest pits No. 2 Johnstown against No. 3 Greenwich at Knox Field. Continue reading “Section 2 boys lacrosse playoffs: Voorheesville edges Cambridge in overtime”

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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”

Class C football: Two third quarter touchdowns are all Voorheesville needs to edge Taconic Hills

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”

Ian Owens’ big day propels Voorheesville past Helderberg Valley in a battle between neighbors

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”

Scenes from Section 2 football: Voorheesville at Helderberg Valley

BERNE – Late touchdown runs by quarterback Ian Owens and tailback Jake Palmer helped Voorheesville pull away from Helderberg Valley 38-21 in a Class C South Division football game Saturday, Sept. 1. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 football: Voorheesville at Helderberg Valley”