Thursday, April 10, 2014

A dozen high school teams set to play at Joseph Bruno Stadium

The Tri-City ValleyCats will host six Section 2 high school baseball games at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. The games will be played on April 25, May 2, and May 9.

Schedule:

 Friday, April 25

Voorheesville vs. Lansingburgh - 4pm

Shenendehowa vs. Niskayuna - 7pm

Friday, May 2

Colonie vs. Saratoga - 4pm

Shaker vs. Averill Park- 7pm

Friday, May 9

La Salle vs. Troy - 4pm

Guilderland vs. Columbia- 7pm

 
General Admission tickets are available for $5, and provide entry to both games. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, which aids in the renovations of local youth ball fields throughout the Capital Region. The May 9 games will be a fundraising event for Coaches vs. Cancer.

 
Tickets are available at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium Box Office, or online at tcvalleycats.com. For more information, call 518-629-CATS.

La Salle announce first baseball alumni weekend

The La Salle Institute announced its baseball program will hold its first ever alumni weekend May 17-18. All former players are welcome to play. Spectators are also welcome.
Head coach Brian Henkel will be joined by former head coaches Jesse Braverman, Jack Kenyon, Joe Martelle and Richard Hughto.
Kenyon, who has been teaching at La Salle for 47 years, will throw out the opening pitch.
The costs are $150 for dinner at Moscatiello's Saturday and participation Sunday's game, hat and jersey included, or $50 for Saturday's dinner at Moscatiello's and attendance to the game. All proceeds go to the La Salle baseball program.
To participate contact Richard Eddings at reddings@lasalleinstitute.org or Brian Henkel at cadetsbaseball6@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

As Laura Amato recently wrote, she has moved up to the college game. Laura is now the college sports reporter at The Record, leaving me to move into her old spot of covering the high school beat.
In my first month or so on the job, I have been asked about Laura on just about every assignment so far. Clearly I have some big shoes to fill. Luckily, she is still around. Keep following her bylines and on Twitter for all the sports news on all the local colleges.
I can't begin to tell you how helpful Laura has been to me while adjusting to my new job. She has answered all my questions and has had contact information for just about anyone I've needed to talk to. My editors, Kevin Moran and Tim Martin, as well as everyone else at The Record have made my transition here as smooth as possible.
Now, a little about myself. I am born in raised in Syracuse (yes, I'm a die-hard Orange fan). I graduated from SUNY Oswego with a journalism degree in May of 2013. I have an older brother, Matt, who will graduate from University of Baltimore Law School next month. Our parents still live in Syracuse. My first job out of college was at Columbia-Greene Media. I was a sports reporter at the Register-Star in Hudson, NY until the end of February.
I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to write for The Record. I am living my dream of being a sports reporter. I look forward to covering many of you in action in the future.
I would love to hear from all of you. If you have any tips or know of anything that you think would make a good story, don't hisitate to let me know. My email is sgrogan@troyrecord.com, or you can reach out to me on Twitter, @Sean_TroyRecord. If you see the new reporter wearing Troy Record credentials at your game, feel free to introduce yourself.
I look forward to meeting you in the field.

--Sean Grogan

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Official Update of My Life at The Record

This is an exclusive. Breaking news and any other journalism cliche you can think of.

After about a month or so of waitng, I have the official update on my life at The Record and some things are changing.

I now am officially the college sports writer at The Record.

So what does that mean exactly? It means that I will be covering UAlbany (including this weekend's America East championship) and Siena on the regular now, as well as RPI, Sage, St. Rose and keeping tabs on local kids competing at a collegiate level across the country.

Now, I've been covering HS sports at The Record since 2011 and I have loved every single part of it. I am not even exaggerating. This job has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I've loved being able to shine some light and ink on the incredibly talented group of student-athletes who live and compete in Section II.

You guys have been nothing short of fantastic and you've made my job as fun as it has been for the last two and a half years. I've seen you guys dominate on the field and as people in general, seen you win league championships, Section II finals and state titles.

It has been awesome.

I am not disappearing though. I'll still be working at The Record and I'll still be doing HS stuff this spring, especially when it comes to sectionals time. I'll also be doing the basketball all-stars for this past season, so I'm not running away.

In the meantime, you guys should go follow our new HS writer Sean Grogan on Twitter at @Sean_TroyRecord. Feel free to stick around on Twitter with me too. I'll still have HS info on there as well as college updates and interesting tidbits about how many episodes of SVU I will have watched by the end of the week. Hint, it will be at least two full seasons.

This isn't the end of anything and it's certainly not a formal good bye. This is simply a long thank you note to all of you guys for being so incredible over the last few seasons. It's been my honor to see you guys compete and I'm incredibly excited for this next step.

Wasaren League Girls Basketball All-Stars Announced

It's all-star day for the Wasaren League.

Tamarac senior Jenna Erickson, who broke the all-time Bengals scoring record earlier this season, was named league MVP.

Under the cut check out all of the Wasaren League girls all-stars and congratulations on a wonderful season.

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Wasaren League Boys Basketball All-Stars Announced

The Wasaren League has announced its boys basketball all-stars for the 2013-2014 season.

Hoosic Valley senior Mike Pierre, who was also named Class C MVP this year, was named league MVP. He and the Indians are competing in the NYS Class C final four at the Glens Falls Civic Center this weekend.

Under the cut, check out the entire all-star list and congratulations to everyone on a great (and still going) season.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

First-Ever Starlight Shootout to be held at Cohoes HS

The first-ever Starlight Shootout Slam Dunk and 3-point Contest will be held at Cohoes High School on March 29th from 12 - 5 p.m.

The event will help support the Starlight Children's Foundation, which serves over 4,000 children who are in-patient in local Capital Region hospitals every year as well as over 300 families who have children receiving out-patient care. The organization helps give children through the ordeal of sickness by providing entertainment, education and a chance to interact as a family.

Currently over 90 high schools from around the area have been asked to participate with two boys and two girls, one for each, participating in both categories.

The slam dunk contest will have a first-round elimination with the top five dunkers moving on to the Championship Dunk-Off. The 3-point contest will consist of a first-round shoot out within the league and each league winner will advance to the championship round. There will be one male and one female winner in each category.

There is no cost for schools to send participants and while there is a $5 entrance fee for the audience, every dollar will be donated to the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Players can register up until March 24 by e-mailing rainbow@starlightnyc.org.