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School Volleyball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons rolling into sectionals

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Bob Verhayden said his Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons volleyball team may be a year away from a sectional breakthrough. He wouldn’t be completely surprised with the program’s deepest run, either. Come playoff time, the veteran coach knows that you just never know.
 

Breeders' Cup: Cards draw record fields

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
There’s been plenty of talk about who won’t be running in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita next weekend. On Wednesday, the BC released pre-entries for its 13 races, and despite the recent loss of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan (injury) and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder (fever), there are a record 201 horses tabbed to run on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
 

School Soccer: Hamilton's five-goal game powers Sabres

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Chris Hamilton continues to produce goals for Schalmont, bagging five Wednesday night as the Sabres opened the Class B tournament with a 6-0 win over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk.
 
Sectional Field Hockey: Spartans trim Tartans, 3-1
BURNT HILLS

Sectional Field Hockey: Spartans trim Tartans, 3-1

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Elise Zwicklbauer was denied on a penalty stroke in the first half of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Section II Class B quarterfinal game with Scotia-Glenville Wednesday. By the time the contest ended, the Spartans’ junior was a playoff hero, just like last year.
 
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Sectional Tennis: Niskayuna's Phillips trounces McDonald to earn crown

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
For Niskayuna High School tennis player Anne Phillips, six years of hard work with the Silver Warriors paid off Wednesday afternoon at the Sportime tennis center. Phillips, using a hard serve and precise shotmaking, captured the Section II singles title with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Rachel McDonald of Saratoga Springs.
 

Whitehall dealing with melee fallout

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The Whitehall Central School District will hold a special board meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday to address the status of varsity football coach Justin Culligan, who was fired on Monday after a melee between his team and Rensselaer at Whitehall on Saturday afternoon.
 
Giants overwhelm Royals

Giants overwhelm Royals

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.
Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals, 7-1, Tuesday night in the World Series opener.
 
Kinkaid blanks Penguins, ties record for shutouts
ALBANY

Kinkaid blanks Penguins, ties record for shutouts

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
It’s easy math — so easy that Keith Kinkaid only needed two years at Union College to master it.
 

Cross country: Greenwich sweeps Wasaren titles

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
With Jeremy Spiezio running a winning time of 14:47.9 for 5k, the Greenwich boys won the Wasaren League championship at Saratoga Spa State Park Tuesday.
 

Field hockey: Streaks advance with 3-0 win

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Maggie Conway scored a goal in each half, and Sam Geils made four saves to lift Saratoga Springs over Shaker, 3-0, in a quarterfinal game of the Section II Class A field hockey tournament Tuesday at the Adirondack Sports Complex.
 

Boys' soccer: Bison get No. 1 seed in Class AA

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The large-school boys’ sectional championship used to come down to Guilderland and Shenendehowa.
Recently, some other schools have gotten into the mix. This year, it could be Shaker’s turn, as the Blue Bison are the top seed in Class AA, followed by Shenendehowa, Guilderland and Niskayuna.
 

Girls' soccer: Tartans replace BH-BL at top of Class A

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
No, that isn’t a misprint.
That is Scotia-Glenville sitting atop the Class A postseason brackets, occupying a spot that has been the domain of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake since the state went to five enrollment classifications in the fall of 2003.
 

Soccer: McCarty sparks Lions' victory

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Eighth-grader Daniel McCarty scored his first two varsity goals Monday to lead the Mekeel Christian Academy boys’ soccer team to a 5-0 Western Athletic Conference victory over Sharon Springs.
 

Freshmen having impact at both ends of ice for Union

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
One of the questions the Union hockey team faced heading into this season was how would it replace six key members of last year’s national championship squad.
The focus was on the eight freshmen — five forwards and three defensemen — and whether they would not only fit in right away, but could they contribute on the scoresheet.
 
Doyle upbeat, despite lack of playing time

Doyle upbeat, despite lack of playing time

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Meghan Doyle knew what she was getting into when she signed her letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Notre Dame.
A two-time state Class AA state co-player of the year while at Niskayuna High School, Doyle has found playing minutes tough to come by. But she says the experience has been worth it.
 
 

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