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Section II Galleries

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.
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.

Shenendehowa Baseball: Warzek battled, settled down
Monday, June 16, 2014

he 2014 Shenendehowa baseball team will gather for the last time Wednesday at the Plainsmen’s banquet, and then work will begin for the 2015 campaign. Though they lose nine seniors from their New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA runner-up squad, junior Bryan Warzek showed again in the semifinal game that next season’s edition will have at least one ingredient for a successful spring. Guts.

Photo of State Softball: Raiders shut out in semis
Sunday, June 15, 2014

It wasn’t so much that Mechanicville lost in Saturday’s state softball Class B semifinal. It was the way the Lady Raiders dropped a 2-0 decision to Solvay that hurt most as their season came to an end at Moreau Rec.

Shen loses in championship game
Sunday, June 15, 2014

The game ended the same way a couple late Plainsmen scoring threats ended, with an easy fly ball landing in an outfielder’s glove. Shenendehowa reached the Class AA state championship game Saturday with a gutty performance on the mound earlier in the day from Bryan Warzek, and then the Plainsmen fell to Section V champion Victor, 3-0, as starting pitcher Dale Wickham kept the Plainsmen just off balance at Maine-Endwell High School’s Gary Crooks Field.

Photo of State Baseball: Musk hurls Sabres to crown
Sunday, June 15, 2014

Greg Musk had one last jam to escape. “I got a little nervous, but I know I have great defense,” Schalmont’s senior lefty said of the seventh-inning threat he faced in Saturday’s state Class B championship game at Binghamton University. “I had them to back me up, and they did their job.”

Baseball: Pitching depth could give Plainsmen an edge
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Make an error, make the next play. Miss location on a pitch, execute the next one. Ground out, get ready for the next at-bat.
That’s the Shenendehowa baseball way, and that stay-positive, move-forward approach has helped the Plainsmen get back to the state final four for the first time in nearly two decades.

Softball: Raiders dreaming of a parade
Friday, June 13, 2014

It’s their turn.
After growing up idolizing state championship teams and witnessing the reception they got, the current Mechanicville softball team wants in on that tradition. The Lady Raiders get their chance Saturday, when they play Section III champ Solvay in an 11:30 a.m. Class B semifinal at Moreau State Park.

High school notes: Johnston shooting for 20-foot jump
Friday, June 13, 2014

Record-setting long jumper Nastasja Johnston will be among a large Section II contingent at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals today through Sunday at North Carolina A&T University’s Aggie Stadium.

Baseball: Sabres have goal in sight
Friday, June 13, 2014

Bob Anderson broke down Schalmont’s fantastic season into simple terms.
“We pitch. We play defense. We score enough runs,” said the veteran baseball coach. “That’s been our style all year.”

Photo of 'Glorious league' dissolves
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Big 10 Athletic Conference will no longer be a part of the Section II landscape beginning July 1 following a vote by its athletic council.

Options open up for smaller schools in Big 10
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

As with any breakup, the formal disolution of the Big 10 Athletic Conference, while not unexpected, still has left some issues unresolved.
The most immediate problem — scheduling games — has been largely settled. The fall and winter league schedules have already been completed, and, for the most part, will be contested, but as non-league games.

Big Ten Athletic Conference disbanding
Monday, June 9, 2014

The Big Ten Athletic Conference is disbanding effective July 1.

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