School Hockey: Academy coach learned at Army

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Even though he is relatively young, Brett Riley understands two things better than most: hockey and tradition. The 23-year-old new hockey coach at Albany Academy is the nephew of current Army hockey coach Brian Riley, the president of the American Hockey Coaches Association who will begin his 11th season with the Black Knights in October.

High schools: Jones had huge impact at Canajoharie

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The job description of an athletic director covers a multitude of responsibilities and duties. The smaller the school, the bigger the load for the AD, who is responsible for everything from scheduling games to making sure the athletic facilities are up to par on a daily basis.
Todd Jones is all too familiar with the trappings of the job.

High school notes: Hanks secures spots on U.S. under-19 team

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Carrie Hanks felt good about her performance at last week’s tryout camp for the USA Field Hockey under-17, under-19 and under-21 junior teams. At least most of it.

Tennis: Gould always put his players first

Monday, July 14, 2014
The local tennis scene, and in particular the boys’ and girls’ programs at Shenendehowa, lost a mentor and friend when Gene Gould passed away last week.

High school notes: Loudis has Schenectady schedule nearly complete

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Games against Albany Academy, Kingston and Niskayuna, and a rematch with either state champion Scotia-Glenville or Columbia will be part of Schenectady’s varsity boys’ basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season.

Mohonasen AD takes job at BH-BL

Friday, July 11, 2014
Bob McGuire was not on the interview committee for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s new director of physical education and athletics, but he gave a big thumbs-up to the guy they picked to replace him.
McGuire has seen Joe Scalise in action, and seen him get things done.
Evans gets well-deserved spot on Galway 'Wall'

Evans gets well-deserved spot on Galway 'Wall'

Monday, June 30, 2014
Neal Evans will always keep coming back.
Even when talking about retiring from coaching, the Galway native mentions in the same breath that he’ll be around as a volunteer assistant coach in soccer and/or baseball, and he keeps the scorebook for the basketball team.

High school notes: Shen's Yurchak named All-American

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Shortstop Justin Yurchak of state Class AA runner-up Shenendehowa has been selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings High School All-America third team.

Lacrosse: Abdellatif can work magic with long stick

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
No defensive player in Section II lacrosse was more offensive-minded over the past two seasons than Ballston Spa’s Kyle Abdellatif.
If the long-stick midfielder saw an opportunity, he took it, and those speed bursts and shots resulted in nine goals each year. One of the senior’s goals in late April was a double-overtime game-winner against Tully.
School Baseball: Anderson goes out on top

School Baseball: Anderson goes out on top

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Bob Anderson enjoyed some wonderful moments this spring as his Schalmont baseball team won game after game, but he missed out on some, too. His son, Ian, was making a mark as a pitcher with the Shenendehowa varsity, and another son, Ben, was handling the Plainsmen’s junior varsity staff as a promising catcher.

Nisky's D'Amario earns second All-America honor

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Niskayuna senior Mike D’Amario has been named a US Lacrosse All-American for the second time, making the Virginia-bound attackman the sixth Silver Warrior to attain that honor.

New Balance Outdoor Nationals: Brown speeds to 46.61

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Amsterdam High School junior Izaiah Brown dropped his all-time Section II 400-meter mark with a 46.61 Sunday at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T University. Brown was first in his heat and third overall in the 400 Championship Division competition, behind Josephus Lyles of T.C. Williams (Va.) High School (46.23) and Zyaire Clemes of Trenton (N.J.) High School (46.57).

School Track: Guilderland girls thrive despite trip

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Guilderland 4x800 relay team of senior Jenna Robinson and juniors Emily Burns, Jennifer Hoffman and Sarah Forman needed a little over nine minutes to finish second at last weekend’s New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. That they got a chance to compete at all was a feat in itself.

High School Notes: Beardsley an All-American

Monday, June 16, 2014
Nicole Beardsley’s role with the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake lacrosse team expanded this season, and her collection of accolades got bigger, too.

Mechanicville Softball: Raiders return a strong team

Monday, June 16, 2014
Mechanicville may have come up short in its bid for a state softball championship on Saturday, but the future looks good for the Lady Raiders. Coach Don Arceneaux loses just three starting seniors — pitcher Kirstyn Alonzo, first baseman Kim Thompson and right fielder Jami Frosell — from a team that finished 20-5 and got better as the season progressed.

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