The New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its Class AA and Class A All-State Football Teams Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake had the most players chosen to the All-State team among Section 2 programs with six, led by first-team offense selection Vincent Daviero. The senior led all area running backs with 1,557 yards and 21 touchdowns as he helped the Spartans win the Section 2 Class A title.
Linebacker Bryce Mussen was a second team All-State selection on defense for BH-BL, while tailback D.J. Lashley received a fifth team honor. Quarterback Darien LaPietro, lineman Victor Little and defensive back Logan Stubblebine were honorable mentions.
Averill Park had five players receive All-State recognition, while Queenbury had four players receive statewide honors. Shaker, Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs all had four players named to the All-State team in Class AA. Continue reading “Six Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football players named to Class A All-State team”
The Shenendehowa boys basketball team moved over .500 overall with a 53-37 victory over Shaker Tuesday, Jan. 8, in a Suburban Council game.
The Plainsmen (5-3 league, 6-5 overall) built a 39-18 lead through the first three quarters, and they didn’t look back in handing the Blue Bison (0-8, 1-11) their 10th consecutive loss.
James Altenburger scored 12 points, while Devin Dzikas and Jake Reinisch each contributed nine points for Shen. Sean Seymour led Shaker with 13 points. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa moves back over .500 with win over Shaker”
West Genesee (Section 3) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter and pulled out a 49-48 overtime victory over Shenendehowa in the finals of the Hoops for the Hospital boys basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 28, at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.
The Plainsmen used an 18-7 run in the second quarter to help build a 37-23 lead going into the final period. However, West Genesee outscored Shen 20-6 in the last eight minutes to force overtime.
Shen’s Jake Reinisch led all scorers with 20 points, while two West Genesee players combined to score 28 points.
Shen advanced to the finals with a 50-36 victory over Fairport (Section 5) Thursday, Dec. 27. James Altenburger netted 15 points, while Reinisch and Lucas Seyoum each added 11 points for the Plainsmen, who sealed the victory with an 18-9 run in the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Boys basketball: West Genesee edges Shenendehowa in Hoops for the Hospital Tournament final”
By ROB JONAS
CLIFTON PARK – A big performance from Jake Reinisch and a crazy finish added up to a victory for the Shenendehowa boys basketball team.
Reinisch poured in 25 points to lead all scorers, but it was a gutsy give-and-go between TJ Sangare and Nick Lemire on an inbounds play that propelled Shen to a 65-63 Suburban Council victory over Christian Brothers Academy Friday, Dec. 7.
Leading 61-60 with 16 seconds left, Sangare was given the ball by the referee to put it in play underneath the Plainsmen’s basket after a Shen timeout. Instead, Lemire crossed over the end line and took the pass from Sangare. Lemire held the ball for a second and then threw a three-quarter court pass to a streaking Sangare, who took off while all eyes were on Lemire. Sangare caught the pass in stride and softly jammed the ball through to give Shen a three-point advantage. Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa rallies past CBA”