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Colonial Council boys basketball: Watervliet hangs on to defeat LaSalle

Watervliet fended off a fourth quarter rally to defeat LaSalle 69-60 Tuesday, Jan. 15, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

The Cannoneers went on a 22-10 run in the second quarter to take 34-26 halftime lead against the Cadets. Watervliet extended its advantage to 14 points in the third quarter before LaSalle made a late push to trim the deficit to under double digits.

J.J. Chestnut poured in 23 points, and Khari Croley contributed 20 points for Watervliet. Connor Cepiel netted 14 points, Andrew Vanroy chipped in with 13 points and Jimyh Evans added 12 points for LaSalle. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Watervliet hangs on to defeat LaSalle”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Mohonasen dominates second quarter in victory over Catholic Central

Mohonasen outscored Catholic Central 23-9 in the second quarter to take control on its way to a 66-50 home victory Friday, Jan. 11, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Duncan Tallman led four Mohonasen players in double digits with 15 points. Nicholas Richmond had 13 points, Shawn Gillisslee contributed 12 points and Logan Calkins added 10 points for the Mighty Warriors.

Jackson Brown scored 30 points for Catholic Central, but it was not enough to offset Mohonasen’s balanced attack.  Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Mohonasen dominates second quarter in victory over Catholic Central”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Duncan Tallman’s 32 points leads Mohonasen past Cobleskill-Richmondville

Duncan Tallman scored more than half of Mohonasen’s points to lead the Mighty Warriors to a 59-54 victory at Cobleskill-Richmondville Tuesday, Jan. 8, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Tallman made three shots from behind the three-point arc on his way to a 32-point evening for the Mighty Warriors, who have now won their last five games. Drew Coelho added nine points.

Donovan Pacatte poured in 21 points, while Pat Nichols and Steve Maniscalco each contributed 10 points for Cobleskill-Richmondville. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Duncan Tallman’s 32 points leads Mohonasen past Cobleskill-Richmondville”

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”

Boys basketball: Tamarac upends Fort Ann; Albany Academy handles Newburgh Free Academy

Tamarac used a 23-7 second-quarter spurt to pull away for a 64-51 victory over Fort Ann in a non-league boys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22.

Bo Catherwood led a balanced Bengals attack with 18 points. Frank Zotto contributed 12 points, while Anthony Ciampolillo and Jacob DeFreest each added 10 points.

Luke Loso had 16 points, and Ritchie Jones chipped in with 11 points for Fort Ann.

Elsewhere, Albany Academy eased past Newburgh Free Academy 68-55 in a game played at SUNY Cobleskill. Andre Jackson poured in 28 points, and August Mahoney scored 25 points for the Cadets. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Tamarac upends Fort Ann; Albany Academy handles Newburgh Free Academy”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Schalmont surges past Watervliet; LaSalle handles Cohoes

Schalmont won the battle of undefeated Colonial Council boys basketball teams with a 72-58 victory over Watervliet Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Shane O’Dell poured in 34 points, and LJ Randle contributed 23 points for the Sabres, who outscored Watervliet 41-25 in the second half to pull away. Messiah Mallory had 19 points, and J.J. Chestnut chipped in with 17 points for Watervliet.

Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, LaSalle eased past Cohoes 56-24. Garrett Myers had 11 points, and Jimyh Evans added 10 points for the Cadets. Ivan Brajac led Cohoes with eight points. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Schalmont surges past Watervliet; LaSalle handles Cohoes”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Voorheesville soars past Cohoes; Lansingburgh fends off LaSalle

Voorheesville went on a 27-11 run over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat Cohoes 51-35 Friday, Dec. 14, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

Ian Owens had 15 points, and Luke Palmer contributed 12 points for the Blackbirds, who did not allow a Cohoes player to break double digits in the scoring column. Ivan Brajac scored six points for the Tigers.

In another defensive battle, Lansingburgh fended off LaSalle 44-34. The Knights outscored the Cadets 10-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the 10-point win.

Isaiah Knight netted 14 points, and Trevor Green chipped in with 12 points for Lansingburgh. Liam Mooney led LaSalle with 14 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Voorheesville soars past Cohoes; Lansingburgh fends off LaSalle”

Colonial Council boys basketball preview: Schalmont Sabres

Schalmont logoTeam: Schalmont

Head coach: Greg Loiacono

Last year’s record: 19-5

Playoff result: Lost in Section 2 Class B final to Mekeel Christian

Returning starters: LJ Randle (senior guard), Nick Boyd (senior forward), Shane O’Dell (junior guard)

Graduated: Jesse O’Dell (center), Mike Tommasone (guard), Chris Miller (guard)

Newcomers: Ryan Brown, Nick O’Connor

Outlook for the season: The Sabres return 11 players from last year’s team, which will come in handy as they face a tough schedule that includes more Class A and AA teams than teams within their own classification (B).

“With Mohonasen added to our division [of the Colonial Council],  we play the last two teams to win the A title [Mohonasen and Lansingburgh] four times, plus LaSalle and Ichabod [Crane] twice,” said Loiacono. “The goal is to continue to get better every day, get a high seed and get back to Glens Falls.”

Talented core ready to lead Schalmont football into 2018 season

Schalmont logoBy ROB JONAS

ROTTERDAM – The hallmark of a strong football program is its ability to play well, even while in the midst of a “rebuilding” year.

Schalmont went through such a phase last year. The Sabres started several sophomores and juniors new to the varsity level, and they earned a share of the Class B Reinfurt Division title – along with Hudson and Cobleskill-Richmondville – with a 4-1 record.

Still, the growing pains were evident when Schalmont played outside of the Reinfurt Division. The Sabres lost three of their four non-divisional games, including a 35-21 loss to Schuylerville in the Class B semifinals.

With most of last year’s starters back for another go-around, Schalmont has its sights set on getting to the Class B Super Bowl in 2018.

“We’re a lot more experienced this year,” said junior quarterback Shane O’Dell. “We’ve got a lot of good athletes again, just like last year.”

O’Dell is one of 18 juniors on Schalmont’s roster this year and the driving force of the Sabres’ offense.

“He threw for more than 1,000 yards as a sophomore and ran for about 350 more,” said Schalmont head coach Joe Whipple.

Several more skill position players are back for the Sabres, including running backs Darnell Green and Jake Sanford, as well as wide receiver LJ Randle. The offensive line is anchored by senior center Wade Funk – one of five Schalmont players entering their third season on varsity.

“We definitely feel like we can go out and surprise some people,” said Funk. “Some people aren’t expecting much out of us, but we think we have a team that can get to the Super Bowl.”

Getting to Super Bowl Weekend won’t be easy in Class B. Two-time defending champion Glens Falls has senior quarterback Joe Girard III ready to lead the Indians’ offense, and Schuylerville has several starters back.

Schalmont defensive coordinator Mike Hurteau said stopping some of Class B’s offenses will be a challenge, but one he believes the Sabres can handle.

“We have a good core group of kids returning, and we have some talented newcomers,” said Hurteau, who is entering his third season on Whipple’s coaching staff.

Schalmont has a challenge to start the regular season on Friday, Aug. 31 – hosting two-time defending state Class AA champion Troy. The Flying Horses, who moved to Class A this season, carry a 26-game winning streak into the contest.

To a man, though, Schalmont isn’t shirking from the challenge.

“It’s just another game to us,” said O’Dell. “We’re not intimidated just because they’re back-to-back state champs.”

“We’ll play them; we’ll play anybody,” said Whipple. “We’ll play the [New York] Giants if they’re on the schedule.”

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Schalmont football head coach Joe Whipple talks to his team following a practice session Thursday, Aug. 23. Photo by Rob Jonas