Thursday, November 13, 2014

Colonie's Ruth signs on with LIU-Brooklyn

Colonie, N.Y. — Colonie senior Kyle Ruth will play Division I baseball at Long Island University-Brooklyn next season after signing a National Letter of Intent on Thursday.

The senior mulled opportunities at Saint Joseph's University and Central Connecticut State before landing on LUI-Brooklyn and head coach Alex Trezza. Ruth is expected to play shortstop for the Blackbirds.

Ruth will also man short for the Garnet Raiders and head coach Kevin Halburian in 2015, after playing second base from 2012-2014.

Come Opening Day this season, Ruth will be Colonie's first four-year varsity starter in the program's history.




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Girls playoff soccer schedule

Section II  soccer playoff schedules were released this afternoon. Check below for the all the action on the girls' side.

CLASS AA

Opening Round 

Friday

No. 9 Albany at No. 8 Colonie: 3 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Albany/Colonie winner at No. 1 Saratoga: Monday: 3 p.m.
No. 5 Niskayuna at No. 4 Guilderland: Tuesday: 3 p.m.
No. 6 Bethlehem at No. 3 Columbia: Monday: 6:30 p.m.
No. 7 Shaker at No. 2 Shen: Monday: 6:30 p.m.

CLASS A

Opening Round 

Wednesday

No. 9 Lansingburgh at No. 8 Emma Willard: 3 p.m.
No. 10 Averill Park at No. 7 Amsterdam: 6 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Friday

Lansingburgh/Emma Willard at No. 1 Scotia: 3 p.m.
No. 5 South High at No. 4 Mohonasen: 3 p.m.
No. 6 Troy at No. 3 Queensbury: 3 p.m.
Amsterdam/A. Park winner vs. No. 2 Burnt Hills at Union: 5:30 p.m.

CLASS B

Play in Round 

Wednesday

No. 17 Catskill at No. 16 Johnstown: 6 p.m.
No. 19 Watervliet at No. 14 Ichabod Crane: 3 p.m.
No. 18 Holy Names at No. 15 Cobleskill: 6 p.m.

Round of 16 

Friday

Catskill/Johnstown winner at No. 1 Schalmont: 3 p.m.
No. 9 Ravena at No. 8 Mechanicville: 3 p.m.
No. 12 Chatham No. 5 Voorheesville: 3 p.m.
No. 13 Cohoes at No. 4 Coxsackie-Athens: 3 p.m.
Watervliet/Ichabod Crane winner vs. No. 3 CCHS at TBA: 3 p.m.
No. 11 Broadalbin-Perth at No. 6 Albany Academy: 3 p.m.
No. 10 Tamarac at No. 7 Schuylerville: 3 p.m.
Cobleskill/Holy Names winner at No. 2 Hoosick Falls: 3 p.m.

CLASS C

Play in Round

Wednesday

No. 17. Greenwich at No. 16 Whitehall: 3 p.m.
No. 20. Hadley-Luzerne at No. 13 Fort Plain: 3 p.m.
No. 19. Mayfield at No. 14 Duanesburg: 3 p.m.

Thursday

No. 18. Galway at No. 15 Berne-Knox: Thursday: 3 p.m.

Round of 16

Friday

Mayfield/Duanesburg winner at No. 3 Greenville: 3 p.m.

Saturday

Greenwich/Whitehall winner at No. 1 Canajoharie: 3 p.m.
No. 9 Maple Hill at No. 8 Lake George: 3 p.m.
No. 12 Hoosic Valley at No. 5 Berlin: 3 p.m.
Fort Plain/H-L winner at No. 4 OESJ: 3 p.m.
No. 11 Cambridge at No. 6 Middleburgh: 3 p.m.
No. 10 Waterford at No. 7 Stillwater: 3 p.m.
B-K/Galway winner at No. 2 Schoharie: 3 p.m.

CLASS D

Opening Round 

Wednesday

No. 9 Spa Catholic at No. 8 Sharon Springs: 3 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Saturday

Sharon Springs/Spa Catholic winner at No. 1 Bolton-Warrensburg: 3 p.m.
No. 5 Northville at No. 4 New Lebanon: 6 p.m.
No. 6 Heatly at No. 3 Fort Ann: 3 p.m.
No. 7 Doane Stuart at No. 2 Mekeel Christian: 3 p.m.

Boys soccer playoff schedule

The Section II soccer playoff schedules were released this afternoon. Check below for the all the action on the boys' side.

CLASS AA

First Round

Friday 

No. 9 La Salle at No. 8 Colonie: 7 p.m.
No. 13 Columbia at No.  4 Niskayuna: 3 p.m.
No. 12 Albany at No. 5 Bethlehem: 3 p.m.
No. 10 CBA at No. 7 Ballston Spa: 3 p.m.
No. 11 Schenectady at No. 6 Saratoga: 3 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Monday

La Salle/Colonie winner at No. 1 Shaker: 3 p.m.
CBA/Ballston Spa winner at No. 2 Shenendehowa: 7 p.m.
Schenectady/Saratoga winner at No. 3 Guilderland: 3 p.m.
Columbia/Niskayuna winner vs. Albany/Bethlehem winner: 3 p.m.

CLASS A

First Round 

Wednesday

No. 10 Mohonasen at No. 7 Gloversville: 7 p.m.

Thursday

No. 9 Hudson Falls at No. 8 Troy: 7 p.m.
No. 11 Lansingburgh at No. 6 Burnt Hills: 3 p.m

Quarterfinals

 Friday

No. 5 Averill Park at No. 4 Albany Academy: 3 p.m.
Mohonasen/Gloversville winner at No. 2 Queensbury: 3 p.m.

Saturday

Hudson Falls/Troy winner at No. 1 South Glens Falls: 6 p.m.
Lansingburgh/Burnt Hills winner at No. 3 Scotia: 3 p.m.


CLASS B

First Round 

Wednesday

No. 9 Cohoes at No. 8 Voorheesville: 3 p.m.
No. 12 Tamarac at No. 5 Cairo-Durham: 3 p.m.
No. 10 Corinth at No. 7 Hoosick Falls: 3 p.m.
No. 15 Ravena at No. 2 Schalmont: 7 p.m.

Thursday

No. 13. Catholic Central at No. 4 Schuylerville: 7 p.m.
No. 14. Mechanicville at No. 3 Broadalbin-Perth: 7 p.m.
No. 11. Hudson at No. 6 Coxsackie-Athens: 3 p.m.

Quarterfinals 

Friday

Cohoes/Voorheesville winner at No. 1 Ichabod Crane: 3 p.m.
Ravena/Schalmont winner vs. Corinth/Hoosick Falls winner: 3 p.m.

Saturday

Tamarac/C-D winner vs. Catholic Central/Schuylerville winner
Mechanicville/B-P winner vs. Hudson/C-Athens winner

CLASS C

Play-in Round 

Wednesday

No. 17 Waterford at No. 16 Greenwich: 3 p.m.
No. 21 Cambridge at No. 12 Middleburgh: 3 p.m.
No. 20 Schoarie at No. 13 Hadley-Luzerne: 3 p.m.
No. 19 Canajoharie at No. 14 OE/St. Johnsville: 3 p.m.

Thursday

No. 18 Doane Stuart at No. 15 Mekeel Christian: 3 p.m.

First Round 

Wednesday

No. 9 Saratoga Catholic at No. 8 Berne-Knox: 3 p.m.

Thursday

No. 10 Fort Plain at No. 7 Hoosic Valley: 3 p.m.

Friday

Waterford/Greenwich winner at No. 1 Stillwater: 7 p.m.
Cambridge/Middleburgh winner at No. 5 Berlin: 3 p.m.
Schoharie/Hadley-Luzerne winner at No. 4 Lake George: 3 p.m.
Canajoharie/OE-SJ winner at No. 3 Maple Hill: 3 p.m.
No. 11 Galway at No. 6 Mayfield: 7 p.m.

Saturday

Doane Stuart/Mekeel Christian winner at No. 2 Greenville: 3 p.m.

CLASS D

First Round

Thursday

No. 5 Salem vs. No. 4 Loudonville Christian at N. Colonie Town Complex: 3 p.m.

Friday

No. 8 Hartford at No. 1 Fort Ann: 2 p.m.
No. 7 North Warren at No. 2 New Lebanon: 7 p.m.

Saturday

No. 6 Argyle at No. 3 Northville: 3 p.m.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Maple Hill's Bubniak heading to Averill Park

Mark Bubniak has accepted the position of athletic director at Averill Park.

Bubniak has served as Maple Hill's athletic director since 2009. He has been the Maple Hill varsity girl's basketball coach for the past seven years. During that span, the Wildcats have won the Patroon Conference each year, as well as three Section 2 titles. Bubniak was named Section 2 Class C coach of the year three times.

The Averill Park Central School District appointed Bubniak to the position on July 22. The appointment is effective Aug. 4.

John Bishop, who has served as Averill Park athletic director since 2012, is relinquishing the position to focus solely on his role as assistant principal.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hytko's position as Cohoes girls basketball coach in question

Rumors are swirling that Dan Hytko may lose his position as varsity girls basketball coach at Cohoes.

Hytko has coached the Lady Tigers since 1998, and coached the boys varsity team the previous 11 years. He was unable answer definitively as to whether or not he is still head coach.

"It's hard to comment because I'm not sure," Hytko said. "It's a little confusing for me. I don't know what to say, I don't know if I am or not."

The issue at hand seems to be that a current Cohoes teacher applied for the position. Hytko said it is the first time in a decade a teacher has challenged for a non-teacher's coaching position.

Hytko has not heard from the athletic director or any administrators regarding the state of his job. He is on vacation and hopes a conversation will take place next week when he returns home.

Coaching positions at Cohoes are one-year appointments, and are approved annually by the Board of Education.

An online petition to keep Hytko on as head coach has started.

"I appreciate the support I've received and everybody who has reached out to me," he said.

Hytko plans to act as the head coach until he is informed the position belongs to somebody else.

"Nobody has removed me yet," he said. "Right now, I'm the Cohoes girls varsity basketball coach. I'm planning to move forward until I'm told otherwise. We have plans for the offseason, we'll do our open gyms. I'm not going to short change my girls. It's not fair to them."

Athletic director Thomas Kostrzebski and superintendent Robert Libby were each out of the office until next week and unable to be reached for comment.


Below is a link to the petition to keep Hytko on as coach:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keep-daniel-hytko-as-girls-varsity-basketball

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hoosick Falls to open football season at the Carrier Dome

Hoosick Falls will kick off its varsity football season at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.
The Panthers will face the Owego Free Academy Indians Sunday, September 7 at 1 p.m. in the annual Kick-Off Classic.
Hoosick Falls has 300 general-admission tickets for sale for $7. A spectator bus will also be making the trip to Syracuse.
For ticket information, email head coach Ron Jones at jonesr@hoosickfallscsd.org or athletic coordinator Tim Husser at hussert@hoosickfallscsd.org.

Final state baseball rankings

The New York State Sportswriters Association has released its final baseball rankings. Here are the ranked Section 2 teams:

Class AA: No. 2 Shenendehowa, No. 15 CBA.

Class A: No. 17 Averill Park, No. 18 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Class B: No. 1 Schalmont, No. 14 Albany Academy, No. 18 Johnstown

Class C: No. 1 Hoosic Valley, No. 16 Maple Hill, No. 17 Fort Plain

Class D: No. 7 Fort Ann