MIDDLETOWN – It was a good weekend for Section 2 athletes at the New York State High School Track and Field Championships at Middletown High School.
Colonie and Schenectady’s 400-meter boys relay teams highlighted the weekend by taking the top two places in Saturday’s Federation championship race. Fresh off winning the public school Division 1 championship Friday, Colonie’s team of Josiah Kemp, Shai Young, Cristian Hubbard and Michael Hermance claimed the Federation title with a time of 41.39 seconds. Schenectady – which placed fourth in the Division 1 race – took second place with a time of 41.75 seconds,
Section 2 also demonstrated its strength in the boys pole vault. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s Shane Racey cleared the bar at 16 feet to win the Division 2 and Federation titles, while Albany Academy’s Donald Jones finished second by clearing 15 feet, 6 inches. Continue reading “Section 2 wins several titles at state track meet”
NISKAYUNA – The Schenectady boys and Shenendehowa girls track and field teams took first place at the Niskayuna Warrior Classic Saturday, April 13.
Schenectady edged Columbia 65-63 to take the boys team title, while Shen cruised to the girls team championship with 114 points – more than 17 points ahead of runner-up New Rochelle (Section 1).
Adrian Sanders led Schenectady with victories in the boys shot put and discus. Colonie’s Michael Hermance took first place in the 100-meter dash and joined Cristian Hubbard, Josiah Kemp and Shai Young on the Garnet Raiders’ winning 400-meter relay team.
Shen’s Chidalu and Chidera Anameze took the top two places in the girls shot put and discus, with each winning an event. Amsterdam’s Lauren Santiago had victories in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Continue reading “Scenes from Niskayuna Warrior Classic track and field meet”
By ROB JONAS
NISKAYUNA – It was a surreal ending to an exciting football game Friday, Oct. 5, at Niskayuna High School.
The Silver Warriors (2-4) took a 34-27 lead in overtime and hung on for a 34-33 victory over Colonie when the Garnet Raiders failed on a two-point conversion that they hadn’t planned on pursuing. Continue reading “Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna hangs on in overtime to defeat Colonie”
NISKAYUNA – Dan Brownell’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Whitley and a successful extra point kick in overtime helped Niskayuna edge Colonie 34-33 Friday, Oct. 5, in a Section 2 Class AA football game.
Colonie quarterback Shai Young pulled his team within one point with a 7-yard touchdown run, but the Garnet Raiders failed on their two-point conversion attempt.
Niskayuna’s Cole Wade scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, and Brownell added a two-point conversion run with 4:58 left in the fourth quarter to forge a 27-27 tie with Colonie. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna edges Colonie in overtime”
Head coach: Eric Rouleau
Last year’s record: 5-4
Playoff result: lost to Shenendehowa in Class AA quarterfinals
Returning starters: Shai Young (quarterback), Bryan Grimes (running back/wide receiver/linebacker), Josiah Kemp (tight end/defensive end), Eddie Soto (wide receiver/defensive back), Marcus Gibson (defensive back) Continue reading “Colonie football team reloads for 2018 Class AA season”