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Section II Galleries

The only game in Section II pitting unbeaten Class AA teams Friday night quickly turned into a mismatch.
Volleyball: Schumaker's run propels Fordians to CHVL sweep
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Emily Schumaker served for the final 24 points in the middle set of Waterford-Halfmoon’s Central Hudson Valley League sweep of Germantown Thursday.

Shen QB striving for perfection
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Shenendehowa sets a high standard for its quarterbacks. Ryan Van Galen wants to surpass it while taking the Plainsmen to a spot they’ve been many times before.

Soccer: Lady Dutch hand Niskayuna first loss
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Bree Ford scored on a direct kick in the closing minute of the first half Thursday, and the Guilderland defense made the goal stand up as the Lady Dutch beat Niskayuna, 1-0, in a Suburban Council girls’ soccer game.

Photo of Experience is paying off for Eagles
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

The outcome was never in doubt Thursday.
Galway easily handled Mekeel Christian Academy in four games in a Western Athletic Conference girls’ volleyball match that pitted a team at the top of the league pecking order against one that would like to get there.

Photo of Mechanicville vs. Stillwater: Raiders romp, 6-0
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Among the schools changing leagues during the summer was Mechanicville, as the long-time Colonial Council school moved to the Wasaren League. The girls’ soccer team opened play Wednesday in its new league, though the opponent was familiar. “We’ve always been rivals. So, it’s nice to be able to play them,” said senior midfielder Sarah Erno after the Lady Red Raiders had beaten next-door neighbor Stillwater, 6-0.

High Schools: Nichols' aces help Knights to sweep
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Rebecca Nichols had six aces among her 27 service points, and the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons vollyball team resumed its winning ways with a non-league sweep of Mohonasen Wednesday.

BH-BL vs. Shenendehowa: Spartans start slowly, defeat Plainsmen
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

The final score indicated an easy win. Dan Symer will tell you it was anything but after leading Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a Suburban Council volleyball sweep Wednesday on Shenendehowa’s court. The Spartans trailed early in both the second and third sets before rallying in each to forge their second significant victory of the young season.

Field hockey: Black Horses getting comfortable in new league
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Schuylerville talked more than Scotia-Glenville. The Foothills Council newcomer scored more goals, too.

Cross country summaries
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Bethlehem 27, Niskayuna 29
Guilderland 20, Bethlehem 37
Guilderland 22, Niskayuna 35

Volleyball: Fordians turn in a defensive gem
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Emily Schumaker had 10 aces among her 25 service points, and Waterford-Halfmoon turned in a defensive gem in its Central Hudson Valley League debut against New Lebanon Tuesday.

Soccer: Patriots push record to 4-1-1
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

The Big 10 soccer league is no more, but Schenectady is off to a fast start against its former league opponents.

Volleyball: Spartans dug deep to end Eagles' streak
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys’ volleyball coach Paul Sander likes his young team’s spunk, but he felt a comeback was unlikely after the Spartans let a late third-set lead get away in Friday’s match with visiting Bethlehem.

Soccer: LaPlant spoils Tartans' game plan
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Even with two players tracking her every move, Brittany LaPlant still managed to be the difference maker Monday.

High school roundup: Lady Lions blank BKW
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Elizabeth Singleton scored a pair of goals, and Macie Holmes added another as Mekeel Christian Academy beat Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 3-0, Monday in a Western Athletic Conference girls’ soccer game.

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