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Softball: Skpowski leads BH-BL to semifinal victory

Morgan Skpowski allowed just one run and five hits over seven innings to lead Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a 4-1 Section II Class A semifinal win Tuesday over Averill Park.

Shen girls clear final hurdle, win Group 1 title

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Shen girls clear final hurdle, win Group 1 title

The Shenendehowa girls were in a deep hole at the start of Tuesday’s Section II Group 1 track and field championship meet after Saratoga Springs went one-two-three in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

Shenendehowa finally trumps Columbia's ace

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Shenendehowa finally trumps Columbia's ace

Huddled together in the pitcher’s circle, the members of the Shenendehowa softball infield exhaled together. They had three outs left to get to secure their spot in Friday’s Section II Class AA champ­ionship game against Ballston Spa.

Lacrosse: Niskayuna boys storm into Class A final

Lucas Quinn scored five goals and also picked up two assists to lead Niskayuna to an 18-6 victory over Guilderland in the Section II Class A boys’ semifinals Tuesday.

Lacrosse: Scotia finding its championship form

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Lacrosse: Scotia finding its championship form

One of Section II’s new girls’ lacrosse teams had one of the oldest on the ropes early in a Class C quarterfinal game Monday at Scotia-Glenville High School.

Sectional baseball: Cronk's HR gives Spa Catholic 5-3 victory

Sectional baseball: Cronk's HR gives Spa Catholic 5-3 victory

Saratoga Central Catholic scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over Albany Academy in a Section II Class BB semifinal game Saturday.

Schenectady boys make strong statement at Eddy Meet

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Schenectady boys make strong statement at Eddy Meet

The highlight of Sa’kim McNeil’s high school athletic career had been an 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown last fall at Larry Mulvaney Field that contributed to the Schenectady football team’s only win of its season.

Shen, CBA heading to Class AA baseball final

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Shen, CBA heading to Class AA baseball final

Twice this season, Christian Brothers Academy baseball head coach Casey O’Connor called upon senior pitcher Elliott Raimo to guide his team past the area’s defending champions.

Niskayuna lacrosse team overpowers Colonie

Syracuse commit Lucas Quinn scored four goals and assisted on six, and Niskayuna opened defense of its Section II Class A championship with a 23-5 quarterfinal win over Colonie Saturday.

Ballston Spa secures spot in sectional softball semifinals

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Ballston Spa secures spot in sectional softball semifinals

The sound from Sarah Pritchard’s big smack had barely died down when her Ballston Spa softball teammates on the basepaths started their celebration.

Lacrosse: Marr's goal gives Shen girls 13-12 OT win

Jordyn Marr’s goal in overtime gave Shenendehowa a wild 13-12 victory over Saratoga Springs Friday in the quarterfinals of the Section II Class A girls’ lacrosse tournament.

Softball: Columbia's Burns pitches no-hitter to beat Saratoga

Sophomore Maddie Burns did just about everything for Columbia in its Section II Class AA softball tournament quarterfinal game against Saratoga Springs on Friday.

Fort Plain’s Heroth a pitch from perfect

An out away from perfection, Jesse Heroth had to settle for a postseason no-hitter. Heroth’s no-hitter lifted Fort Plain over Mekeel Christian Academy 11-0 in sectional baseball action.

Burnt Hills’ D robs Scotia in sectionals

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Burnt Hills’ D robs Scotia in sectionals

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake softball coach Gary Holtz rattled off one name after another Thursday afternoon following the Spartans Section II tournament upset at Scotia-Glenville.

Shen's Anderson lets his pitching do the talking

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Shen's Anderson lets his pitching do the talking

He’d hit a batter and walked another to start Thursday’s game. Partially covering his face with his baseball glove, Shenendehowa senior Ian Anderson stalked behind the mound in frustration.

5 lacrosse matchups that would be fun to see

5 lacrosse matchups that would be fun to see

With Section II seedings released Wednesday for the high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse playoffs, here are five potential games to watch for in the upcoming postseason tournaments.

Girls' lacrosse powers on collision course

Girls' lacrosse powers on collision course

In less than two weeks, Section II will crown new girls’ lacrosse champions. But if seeds hold true to Wednesday’s slotting of the teams, this year’s title game celebrations will look very familiar to the ones from last year.

Mohonasen gets sectional softball victory

Mohonasen gets sectional softball victory

Emma Rafferty and Morgan Redmond combined for five hits and five runs batted in, and Mohonasen held off Queensbury Wednesday in a Class A first-round game 8-5 for its first Section II tournament win since 2011.

Malachowski Shen baseball’s unknown star

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Malachowski Shen baseball’s unknown star

Well before the regular season began, it was a sentiment Shenendehowa baseball head coach Greg Christodulu eventually expected to express: “We wouldn’t have the No. 1 seed without him.”

Boys' lacrosse champions in position to repeat

Boys' lacrosse champions in position to repeat

Championship hangover? No such thing for last year’s Section II boys’ lacrosse tournament winners, with Niskayuna (Class A), Albany Academy (Class B) and Greenwich (Class C) securing the No. 1 seeds

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