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Boys basketball: Tamarac defeats New Lebanon to clinch first winning season in 10 years

The Tamarac boys basketball team locked up its first winning season since 2009 with a 64-44 non-league victory against New Lebanon Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Anthony Ciampolillo and Frank Zotto each scored 17 points to lead the Bengals (11-3), who pulled away from the Tigers with a 21-9 run in the second quarter. Cole Erickson had 14 points, and Clayton Erickson contributed 13 points for New Lebanon.

Elsewhere, Duncan Tallman became Mohonasen’s all-time scoring leader as the Mighty Warriors defeated Schenectady 71-63. Tallman scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter lead Mohonasen to victory and surpass Phil DeCarlo atop the school’s leaderboard with 1,274 points.

Shawn Gillisslee chipped in with 16 points, and Chase Monroe added 15 points for Mohonasen, which overcame a slow start to build a 33-30 halftime lead. Elijah Johnsen had 15 points for Schenectady. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Tamarac defeats New Lebanon to clinch first winning season in 10 years”


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”

Scenes from Section 2 Class D football: Warrensburg runs away from Rensselaer

RENSSELAER – Jesse Griffin rushed for 263 yards and four touchdowns to lead Warrensburg to a 52-0 victory over Rensselaer Friday, Oct. 5, in a Section 2 Class D football game.

Griffin capped the Burghers’ first two offensive series with touchdown runs of 16 and 2 yards, as Warrensburg took off to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. He added a 56-yard scoring run in the second quarter and broke off an 89-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Mac Baker added a pair of touchdown runs for Warrensburg, which gained 390 yards on the ground against Rensselaer. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class D football: Warrensburg runs away from Rensselaer”

After posting first winning season in more than 10 years, Warrensburg football must replace some parts


Head coach: Mike Perrone

Last year’s record: 7-2

Playoff result: lost to Cambridge in Section 2 Class D semifinals

Returning starters: Evan MacDuff (senior quarterback/free safety), Hunter Mosher (senior offensive lineman/linebacker), Brandon Bailey (senior tight end/defensive end), Chris Wilson (senior offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Jesse Griffin (running back/defensive back), Mac Baker (junior running back/linebacker), Jaron Griffin (junior running back/offensive lineman/defensive lineman)

Graduated: Cole Lanfer (running back/linebacker), Greg Shambo (running back/linebacker), Trevor Prosser (running back/linebacker), Trevor Winchell (wide receiver/defensive back), Brandon Turner (offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Dan Monthony (offensive lineman/linebacker), Mike Gavin (offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Evan Rock (running back/defensive back)

Newcomers: Dylan Winchell (freshman running back/defensive back), Tristen Hitchcock (eighth grade offensive line/linebacker), Alex Jackson (offensive line/defensive line)

Outlook for season: After posting its first winning season in more than a decade in 2017, Warrensburg has to replace some key players.

“We have some big roles to fill, especially at the skill positions where we graduated close to 3,000 yards of offense in Cole Lanfer and Trevor Prosser,” said Perrone. “Our young players must step in those roles, and we must stay healthy. If that happens, we hope to compete for a Sectional title.”