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Queensbury held off Burnt Hills in one game last season and rallied late for a victory in another. The televised rematch Friday night was devoid of such drama. “How we dominated, that was a little bit of a surprise,” Queensbury fullback and linebacker Chris Goudy said after his team’s 42-0 win. “It was a good surprise.”
Photo of Volleyball: State championship eludes BH-BL girls (with photo gallery)
Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

There was no stopping Pittsford Sutherland’s Luisa Schirmer.
The freshman outside hitter had 18 kills in a 3-1 win over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Sunday in the NYSPHSAA Class A volleyball championship at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Knights won, 25-21, 17-25, 25-13, 25-17.

Schalmont had something to prove
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

The Schalmont football team rallied again, but this comeback was even more impressive than the last, coming on a bigger stage against a rugged foe, and with a grand prize at stake. Jaren Ramundo and Alberto Beltran scored touchdowns as Schalmont tied the score and then went ahead in Saturday’s state Class B semifinal game against Croton-Harmon, then its defense stiffened in a 28-14 victory at Dietz Memorial Stad­ium.

State volleyball: BH-BL girls recover to play for title today
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

There were more than a few anxious moments for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ volleyball team during pool play of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A Championships.

Photo of Blue Streaks churn out another title
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

Just as nobody was going to catch Cornwall’s Aisling Cuffe for the ind­ividual title at the New York State Federation Cross Country Champ­ionships, nobody was going to catch Saratoga Springs for the girls’ team title, either.

Niskayuna's Schuler making his senior season memorable
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

After an outstanding senior season on the football field, Niskayuna's Nikhon Schuler is already getting ready for lacrosse.

Spartans stunned in Class A semifinals, 17-7
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake moved the football Friday night on the turf at Dietz Stadium. Punching it into the end zone was another story.

Photo of Experience gained in last season’s semifinal loss may help Sabres today
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Schalmont (11-0) has met every challenge presented thus far, putting together its first perfect regular season before emerging from Section II with wins over Cairo-Durham, Albany Academy and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. The Sabres cleared the regional hurdle with a 38-7 triumph over Ogdensburg Free Academy, and Croton-Harmon (Section I, 10-0) defeated New Paltz last week, 27-0, to set up the 4 p.m. game at Dietz Stadium.

BH-BL girls frustrated in state semis again
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Perhaps Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake should put in for a change of venue. The Spartans dropped a 2-0 dec­ision Friday at Homer High School to Section VIII champion Garden City in the semifinals of the Class A girls’ state soccer tournament. The loss was the third in the last four years at this stage of the tournament for Burnt Hills, all at a site in the Cortland area, the tournament’s host since 2006

Saratoga girls eye 18th Federation cross country title
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Most area cross country teams have already packed away their uniforms for the season. But for the Saratoga Springs girls, the season is just beginning.

Photo of Spartans face Garden City in girls' state soccer semifinals
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

Brian Bold takes nothing for granted. Not even a place in the state girls’ soccer semifinals. Bold’s Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans play Garden City of Section VIII (Nassau County) today at 2:30 at Homer High School, the fifth time in the last six years that the Suburban Council team has been to the Class A final four.

BH-BL volleyball squad making 12th final-four appearance
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake has had mixed results in its 11 appearances in the state girls’ volleyball final four. Six times the Spartans reached the championship match, and three times they came away as the best team in New York. On five other occasions, the Spartans failed to make it out of the semifinal round, including last year and in 2008 with third-place finishes.

Photo of BH-BL football team, one of three at school alive in state playoffs, tests Harrison
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake will be going on a hunt for history tonight, needing a win in Kingston to become Section II’s first Class A football team to reach three consecutive state championship games. The game will be televised.

Niskayuna’s Zhou among state swimming favorites
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

Sophomore Kina Zhou of Niskayuna, her 400-yard freestyle relay group and junior Jenna Bickel of Guilderland/Voorheesville have earned No. 1 seeds for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s swimming and diving championships that begin Friday and continue Saturday at Erie Community College.

Photo of Lady Plainsmen fall short in field hockey
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010

Shenendehowa got one goal back in its Class A regional field hockey game against powerhouse Greene Saturday night. The second never materialized. Megan Rogers scored with just over 10 minutes left, and the Lady Plainsmen were pressuring when their season came to a close with a 2-1 loss to the reigning state champ­ions at Shenendehowa’s Steuerwald Stadium.

BH-BL sweeps into state volleyball semifinals
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010

he Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ volleyball team is moving on after a no-frills, yet effective performance Saturday at Union College.

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