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High Schools: Wildcats win in OT

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Host Maple Hill slipped past Ichabod Crane, 2-1, in overtime, in the championship game of the Maple Hill soccer tournament Monday.
Braves win division crown

Braves win division crown

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
For a half, Coxsackie-Athens put the clamps on Fonda-Fultonville’s all-time rushing leader, holding Pat Hart to 10 yards on nine carries in Saturday’s pivotal Class C South Division game.
“They’ve got some big kids, and they’re very good against the run,” said Braves coach Tom Carpenter. “We spread them out and threw the ball.”

Soccer: Dutchmen chalk up 10th win

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Danny DiBiase scored with 43 seconds to play, giving Guilderland a 2-1 win over Colonie in the Suburban Council Saturday.

Soccer: Familiar face back on BH sidelines

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake has turned to a veteran coach to fill a midseason vacancy.
George Dudas, who has coached a variety of sports at a handful of Capital Region schools, recently took over the Spartans boys’ soccer team when Roy Pfeil resigned midway through the season.

Football: Plainsmen stay perfect

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Ryan Van Galen threw three touchdown passes Saturday as Shenendehowa remained unbeaten with a 56-0 win over Albany in a Class AA Empire Division football game at Bleecker Stadium.

Cross country: BH girls pick up a victory

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Emily Digman was second, Eva Scott fourth and Janelle Rothacker sixth as the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls won a division title at their own invitational at Saratoga Spa State Park Saturday.

Football roundup: Scotties rally to beat Guilderland

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Matt Hommel ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns to carry Ballston Spa past Guilderland, 29-28, in a Class AA game Friday night.

Football: Brothers continue to pick up steam

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
The large crowd that gathered for Saratoga Springs’ homecoming game Friday night didn’t have much to cheer about for the first three quarters.
Christian Brothers Academy ended three of the Blue Streaks’ first four drives with interceptions, and the reigning Section II Class AA champions used some long gainers to pull away in a 42-14 Empire Division victory.

Volleyball: Johnstown wins Foothills Council marathon

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Behind 38 kills and 32 digs from Annie Stock, Johnstown outlasted Broadalbin-Perth in a marathon Foothills Council match, 25-20, 25-16, 17-25, 18-25, 26-24, Friday.

Soccer: Fingar scores twice to spark Tartans' win

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Owen Fingar scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead Scotia-Glenville past Amsterdam, 4-0, Friday in a Foothills Council boys’ soccer game.

Grubs, sprinkler snafu disrupt Saratoga High sports schedules

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Just a few weeks after the football field at Saratoga Springs High School was infested with grubs and closed for emergency pesticide application, the soccer field has been deemed unsafe and closed for repairs, as well.

Volleyball: BH girls close in on another division title

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Kelly Waters had 10 kills, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake clinched at least a share of the Suburban Council North Division championship with a 25-10, 25-13, 25-18 win over Ballston Spa Thursday.

Soccer: Niskayuna boys hand Shaker first loss

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Kevin Chrisey and Sam Finn scored second-half goals Thursday as Niskayuna beat Shaker, 2-1, handing the Blue Bison their first loss of the Suburban Council boys’ soccer season.

Football: CBA won't be looking ahead

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Christian Brother Academy football coach Joe Burke knows his players are aware of their standing in the Class AA Empire Division and the possibilities that are ahead.
Playoff scenarios, though, were never mentioned by Burke and his staff in the week leading up to tonight’s game at Saratoga Springs.

High school notes: New Mohon coach knows how to adapt

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Throughout his basketball coaching career, Josh Peck has adapted with the changes.
“Some guys like to stay with a system. I tend to flex to the kids I have. I’ve got to see the size and speed,” said Mohon­asen High School’s new varsity boys’ coach. “My philosophy is to work with what you’ve got, play to strengths and teach them along the way.”

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