Friday, May 23, 2014

Boys lax semifinal results

The championship games of Section 2 boys lacrosse are set. Here are the results of the semifinal action.

No. 1 Niskayuna 13, No. 4 Shaker 2
No. 3 Shenendehowa 16, No. 2 Ballston Spa 8

Tuesday's championship:
No. 1 Niskayuna vs. No. 3 Shenendehowa, 8 p.m. at UAlbany

No. 1 Albany Academy 17, No. 4 Scotia 5
No. 2 Queensbury 7, No. 3 Burnt Hills 6

Tuesday's championship:
No. 1 Albany Academy vs. No. 2 Queensbury, 5:30 p.m. at UAlbany

No. 1 Glens Falls 14, No. 4 Cambridge 9
No. 2 Greenwich 11, No. 6 Schuylerville 7

Tuesday's championship:
No. 1 Glens Falls vs. No. 2 Greenwich, 3:30 p.m. at UAlbany

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two Hoosick Falls athletes to sign letter of intent

Hoosick Falls will be celebrating a pair of athletes who are playing Division I sports next season. Luis Weierback will wrestle for the United States Military Academy at West Point. His classmate, Mackenzie Hinchliffe, will play soccer at Stony Brook University.
The ceremony will take place at the school on Wednesday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday's boys lacrosse quarterfinal results

The semifinals are set for boys lacrosse.

No. 1 Niskayuna 21, No. 9 La Salle 5
No. 4 Shaker 8, No. 5 Colonie 5
No. 3 Shenendehowa 16, No. 6 CBA 3
No. 2 Ballston Spa 9, No. 10 Saratoga 5

Friday's semifinals:
No. 4 Shaker at No. 1 Niskayuna
No. 3 Shenendehowa at No. 2 Ballston Spa

Thursday's semifinals:
No. 4 Scotia at No. 1 Albany Academy
No. 3 Burnt Hills at No. 2 Queensbury

No. 1 Glens Falls 23, No. 8 Maple Hill 4
No. 2 Greenwich 15, No. 7 Hoosick Falls 2
No. 6 Schuylerville 11, No. 3 Lansingburgh 10 (2 OT)
No. 4 Cambridge 7, No. 5 Johnstowon 5

Friday's semifinals:
No. 6 Schuylerville at No. 2 Greenwich
No. 4 Cambridge at No. 1 Glens Falls

Monday, May 19, 2014

UPDATED 05/27: 2014 Section II Baseball Brackets

on the other side of the spring sport playoff spectrum, we have BASEBALL PHOTOSHOP BRACKETS OF WONDER.

That's their official name.

Y'all know the drill. Updated throughout the tournament in all their photoshop glory, so make sure you check back early and often. Also, make sure to follow high school sports reporter Sean Grogan throughout the tournament for all the updates. All of them.

Happy sectionals.

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UPDATED 5/24: 2014 Section II Softball Brackets

I have not deserted you entirely, high school folks.

Seeds for the Section II softball tournament were announced today and, as per usual, I have made GLORIOUS PHOTOSHOP BRACKETS.

They'll be updated throughout the tournament and high school writer Sean Grogan will be all over the upcoming tournament, so you can expect all kinds of excellent updates.

Happy sectionals.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Results from Section 2 Class A boys lax opening round

Here are the results of Saturday's Class A boys lacrosse opening round playoff games:

No. 5 Colonie 11, No. 12 Columbia 1
No. 6 CBA 18, No. 11 Schenectady 1
No. 10 Saratoga 11, No. 7 Guilderland 10 (OT)
No. 9 La Salle 10, No. 8 Bethlehem

Tuesday's quarterfinal games:

No. 9 La Salle at No. 1 Niskayuna
No. 6 CBA at No. 3 Shenendehowa
No. 10 Saratoga at No. 2 Ballston Spa
No. 5 Colonie at No. 4 Shaker

Semifinals will be played Friday at higher seeds and the Section 2 championship is Tuesday, May 27 at UAlbany at 8 p.m.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Shenendehowa baseball ranked first in NYS

In the New York State baseball rankings released Thursday, several Section 2 teams are ranked in the top 20. Shenendehowa is ranked first in Class AA and Hudson ranks second in Class B.
Here are the other Capital District teams in the rankings.

Class AA: No. 1 Shenendehowa.

Class A: No. 7 Queensbury, No. 13 Troy.

Class B: No. 2 Hudson, No. 8 Schalmont, No. 12 Albany Academy, No. 15 Schuylerville.

Class C: No. 6 Fort Plain, No. 7 Hoosic Valley, No. 8 Rensselaer, No. 13 Whitehall.

Class D: No. 3 Fort Ann, No. 19 Loudonville Christian.

Boys lacrosse sectional seedings announced

Class A:
1. Niskayuna
2. Ballston Spa
3. Shenendehowa
4. Shaker
5. Colonie
6. CBA
7. Guilderland
8. Bethlehem
9. La Salle
10. Saratoga
11. Schenectady
12. Columbia

May 17:
#12 Columbia at #5 Colonie, 11 a.m.
#11 Schenectady at #6 CBA, 11 a.m.
#10 Saratoga at #7 Guilderland 11 a.m.
#9 La Salle at #8 Bethlehem 11 a.m.

May 20: Quarterfinals at higher seed

May 23: Semifinals at higher seed

May 27: Finals at UAlbany, 8 p.m.

Class B:
1. Albany Academy
2. Queensbury
3. Burnt Hills
4. Scotia
5. South Glens Falls
7. Troy

May 19:
#5 South Glens Falls at #4 Scotia, 5 p.m.
#6 Amsterdam at #3 Burnt Hills, 4:15 p.m.
#7 Troy at #2 Queensbury, 5 p.m.

May 22: Semifinals at higher seed

May 27: Finals at UAlbany, 5:30 p.m.

Class C:
1. Glens Falls
2. Greenwich
3. Lansingburgh
4. Cambridge
5. Johnstown
6. Schuylerville
7. Hoosick Falls
8. Maple Hill
9. Voorheesville

May 17: #9 Voorheesville at #8 Maple Hill

May 20: Voorheesville/Maple Hills at #1 Glens Falls, 5 p.m.
#5 Johnstown at #4 Cambridge, 5 p.m.
#6 Schuylerville at #3 Lansingburgh, 5 p.m.
#7 Hoosick Falls at #2 Greenwich, 5 p.m.

May 23: Semifinals at higher seed

May 27: Finals at UAlbany, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Suburban Council wrestling all-stars

1st Team: 99-pounds: Christian Gramuglia, Fr. Burnt Hills; 106: Josh LoGiudice, Sr. Guilderland; 113 -- Golan Cohen, Sr. Colonie; 120: Dominic Inzana, Jr. Saratoga; 126: Blake Retell, Sr. Shaker; 132: Kyle Greene, Jr. Columbia; 138: Kevin Parker, So. Shenendehowa; 145: Joey Butler, Sr. Burnt Hills; 152: Jesse Porter, So. Shen; 160: Angelo Kress, Sr. Columbia; 170: Jake Ashcraft, Jr. Burnt Hills; 182: Isaiah Cooks, Jr. Colonie; 195: Levi Ashley, Sr. Shen; 220: Wayne Burt, Sr. Colonie; 285: Austin DiCerbio, Sr. Colonie.

2nd Team: 99: David Wolanski, So. Guilderland; 106: John Devine, Fr. Columbia; 113: Mahesh Bhoge, Jr. Mohanasen; 120: Mike Lainhart, Sr. Guilderland; 126: Jordan Maynard, Sr. Shen; 132: Mason Rabideau, Jr. Burnt Hills; 138: Tyler Barnes, 8th, Ballston Spa; 145: Jim Devine, Sr. Columbia; 152: Matt McHugh, So. Columbia; 160: Nate Sisler, Sr. Burnt Hills; 170: Andy Cummings, Jr. Guilderland; 182: Dylan Dubuque, Fr. Columbia; 195: Taylor Russell, Jr. Burnt Hills; 220: Chris Tangora, Jr. Bethlehem; 285: Matt Holton, Sr. Saratoga.

Honorable Mention: 99: Trent Svingala, 7th, Columbia; 106: Talah Hafeez, Jr. Colonie; 113: Rowen Braga, Fr. Bethlehem; 120: Kevin Guardino, So. Shen; 126: Tristan Canova, Sr. Bethlehem; 132: Gabe Naviasky, Sr. Bethlehem; 138: Anthony Laniewski, Fr. Niskayuna; 145: Anthony Dinallo, So. Shen; 152: Elijah Clemente, Jr. Guilderland; 160: Paul Citone, Sr. Colonie; 170: Nick Horton, Sr. Averill Park; 182: Joe Galusha, So. Mohonasen; 195: Gerrick Golish, So. Ballston Spa; 220: Kevin Leonard, Sr. Shen; 285: Ryan Eustace, Sr. Shaker.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Catholic Central senior signing letter of intent

Jeriem Tedder, a senior a Catholic Central, will sign a letter of intent to play basketball for Dominican College next season. The signing will take place in the school gymnasium Friday at 11:15 a.m. The Crusaders won the Big 10 basketball championship this past season.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Two local athletes win player of the year

A pair of Section 2 basketball players were named player of the year in their respective classes Thursday. Hoosic Valley's John Rooney won the award for Class C. Joe Cremo of Scotia-Glenville took it home for Class A.
Both players are only juniors. Cremo averaged 25 points per game while leading Scotia to an undefeated season with a NYSPHSAA championship and Federation championship. Rooney averaged 20.2 points per game while also leading his team to a state championship.
Hoosic Valley's Mike Piere was named first-team all state for Class C.
Cremo's teammate Alex Sausville was seventh-team Class A all state.

NYSPHSAA considers an increased basketball schedule

The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee will meet Friday morning at the Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick St. in Troy.
Among the proposals to be discussed will be adding two regular season varsity basketball games. High school teams currently play an 18-game regular season. That could increase by one game for next season, and by another for the 2015-16 school year for a 20 game schedule.
Another proposal is for the girls to play with a 35 second shot clock as the boys do.