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Thirteen-year-old Heidi Zahnleuter wasn’t aware of all the opportunities the ADK Field Hockey Club provided when she joined last winter. The youngster from Clifton Park said she was just looking to have some fun and sharpen her skills for her upcoming freshman season at Emma Willard.
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AAU basketball: Tartans stick together, finish second in tourney
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Powered by many of the same sharp-shooting and smooth-passing standouts who sparked an undefeated run to both the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and Federation basketball championships, the Scotia Tartans AAU team tested some even deeper waters recently.

Softball: Gamache, Sholtes, Alonzo honored
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rachel Gamache of Duanesburg, Colonie’s Marisa Sholtes and Kirstyn Alonzo of Mechanicville were among the Section II softball players to earn first team all-state honors.

Photo of Field hockey: ADK club focuses on competition, exposure
Friday, July 18, 2014

Thirteen-year-old Heidi Zahnleuter wasn’t aware of all the opportunities the ADK Field Hockey Club provided when she joined last winter. The youngster from Clifton Park said she was just looking to have some fun and sharpen her skills for her upcoming freshman season at Emma Willard.

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.

Photo of 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.

Photo of 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).



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