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 or athletic coordinator Tim Husser at

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

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Final state softball rankings

The New York State Sportswriters Association has released its final rankings for high school softball. Here are the Section 2 teams to make the final cut:

Class AA:
No. 10 Bethlehem

Class A:
No. 2 Troy
No. 13 Averill Park
No. 21 South Glens Falls

Class B:
No. 4 Mechanicville
No. 6 Cohoes
No. 14 Chatham

Class C:
No. 4 Greenwich
No. 8 Duanesburg

Class D:
No. 1 Fort Ann
No. 17 Loudonville Christian

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wasaren League Softball All-Stars

Wasaren MVP: Briana Matazinsky, Sr. Pitcher, Tamarac

Section 2 All-Star: Cierra Casale, So. Catcher, Hoosic Valley

1st Team: Samantha Carlo, Sr. Shortstop, Hoosic Valley; Lauren Madigan, Sr. Outfielder, Hoosic Valley

2nd Team: Tracy Anderson, Sr. Pitcher, Hoosic Valley; Cierra Casale, So. Catcher, Hoosic Valley; Michelle Urkevich, Jr. 1B, Tamarac; Liz Ryan, Fr. 2B, Hoosick Falls; Halle King, Sr. SS, Tamarac; Jordan Nitz, So. OF, Tamarac

Honorable Mention: Taylor Cox, Sr. 1B, Hoosic Valley; Chelsea Stevens, Jr. 1B, Hoosick Falls; Michaela Madigan, Jr. SS, Tamarac

Suburban Council boys' lacrosse All-Stars


Attack: Pat Coll, Sr. Shenendehowa; Mike D'Amario, sr. Niskayuna; Kyle Marr, Sr. Shen
Midfield: Ryan Lawson, Sr. Niskayuna; Aidan O'Brien, Jr. Niskayuna; John Prendergast, Jr. Niskayuna; Pete Sacks, Sr. Shen
Face-off Specialist: Dylan Pantalone, So. Niskayuna
Defensive Midfield: Kyle Abdellatif, Sr. Ballston Spa; Brian Guiry, Sr. Shen
Defense: Ian Grey, Sr. Shen; Carter Richardson, Sr. Ballston Spa; Jon Tiberio, Sr. Niskayuna
Goalie: Dan Comber, Jr. Bethlehem


Attack: Coltin Moseman, Sr. Ballston Spa; Stephen Rehfuss, Jr. Shaker; Jacob Smith, Sr. Guilderland
Midfield: Brad Bettinger, Jr. Bethlehem; Brad Johnston Sr. Guilderland; Liam King, Sr. Shaker; John McDonald, Sr. Ballston Spa
Face-off Specialist: Pat Fennelly, So. Ballston Spa
Defensive Midfield: Reed Avveduti, Sr. Niskayuna; Sean Ryan, Sr. Colonie
Defense: Packy Brown, Jr. Burnt Hills; Patrick Evans, Sr. Shaker; Peter Vadney, Jr. Ballston Spa
Goalie: Nick Testa, Jr. Niskayuna


Attack: Austin Clark, Sr. Burnt Hills; Peter Herrick, Jr. Columbia; Chris Stedry, Jr. Ballston Spa
Midfield: Trevor Honis, Jr. Saratoga; Joe Mineau, Jr. Colonie; Chris West, Sr. Colonie
Face-off Specialist: Jake Quay, Sr. Shaker
Defensive Midfield: Kevin Mauro, Sr. Saratoga
Defense: Peter Beidl, Jr. Shen; David Klee, Jr. Columbia
Goalie: Austin Degener, Jr. Saratoga

Friday, June 13, 2014

La Salle's summer and fall events

La Salle Institute has released a schedule of events for the upcoming summer and fall.
The fourth annual lacrosse alumni game will be played Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at Sutton Field.
The Cadet Open will take place August 25 at Albany Country Club.
The 2014 class reunion is scheduled from Oct. 10-12. La Salle will play its homecoming football game Oct. 10.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Local lacrosse players earn All-American honors

Four local athletes have been named first team All-Americans for girls lacrosse. The list consists of Shaker's Julia Lennon and Eva Torncello, Guilderland's Morgan Hardt and Nicole Beardsley of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
Shaker's Sarah Cheney won U.S. Lacrosse's Jackie Pitts Award for Section 2. The award is given to a senior who exceptionally honors the game of lacrosse on and off the field and is invested in its development in her community.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Eight Section 2 teams competing for state championships

The Capital District has faired well on the diamond in the state tournament. The boys and girls each have four teams playing in the state semifinals Saturday. The state championship games are also played in a double-header format on Saturday. Here is the schedule for the remaining local teams.
Baseball: Saturday, June 14
Class AA: Shenendehowa vs. Roy C. Ketcham (Section I) 1 p.m. at Maine-Endwell H.S. Winner plays for the state championship at 4 p.m.
Class A: Averill Park vs. Rye (Section I) 1 p.m. at Union Endicott H.S. Winner plays for the state championship at 4 p.m.
Class B: Schalmont vs. Clinton (Section III) 1 p.m. at SUNY Binghamton. Winner plays for the state championship at 4 p.m.
Class C: Hoosic Valley vs. Seton Catholic (Section IV) 1 p.m. at Conlon Field. Winner plays for the state championship at 4 p.m.
Softball: Saturday, June 14, all games played at Moreau Rec.
Class A: Troy vs. Williamsville South (Section VI) 1:30 p.m. Winner plays for the state championship at 5:30 p.m.
Class B: Mechanicville vs. Solvay (Section III) 11:30 a.m. Winner plays for the state championship at 3:30 p.m.
Class C: Greenwich vs. Pierson (Section IX) 11:30 a.m. Winner plays for the state championship at 3:30 p.m.
Class D: Fort Ann vs. Deposit (Section IV) 9 a.m. Winner plays for the state championship at 1 p.m.