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Section II Galleries

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.
Baseball: No. 1 Sabres waiting for an opponent
Friday, June 6, 2014

Schalmont is playing a game of wait and see. It’s an enviable position for a baseball team seeking its first state final four berth.

Track: Flower has blossomed quickly
Friday, June 6, 2014

Julia Flower provided Section II with a highlight performance last month when she exploded off the line and ran away to a victory at the William F. Eddy Jr. Memorial Track and Field Meet.
The Schalmont High School sophomore clocked a 4:32.09 for 1,500 meters that day. The year before, on the same weekend of the Eddy Meet, she ran a 5:10.7 at that distance at Fonda-Fultonville’s Frosh-Soph Meet.

Lacrosse: Spartans face Manhasset in semifinals
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Three years ago, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake finished with double-digit victories for the first time. On Friday, the Spartans will play for a spot in the state Class B girls’ lacrosse championship game.

Raiders have become versatile team
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Some words of advice for any team playing Mechanicville from this point on in the state softball tournament: Disregard anything you might have learned about the Lady Raiders last season.

Photo of Chiefs overwhelm Niskayuna
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Even when Massapequa didn’t score on its initial rush, after slowing down to play the possession game, the Chiefs didn’t take long to find a scoring opportunity.

Nisky lacrosse defeated, 23-9
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In state lacrosse action this afternoon, Massapequa defeated Niskayuna, 23-9.

Photo of Boys' state lacrosse: Warriors like their chances
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Niskayuna lacrosse coach Mike Vorgang has some stories to tell his once-beaten Silver Warriors. One centers around his 2005 team that made it to the state championship game. The other is about his 2009 edition that made it back. Those inspirational tales will likely be relayed sometime during today’s long bus trip to Hofstra University, or maybe in the lead-up to the Silver Warriors’ Class A semifinal with Massapequa.

Photo of Patriots' Schnepf earns All-America honor
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Performance isn’t always measured by wins and losses. Just look at James Schnepf, Schenectady High School’s newest All-American.

Photo of Niskayuna vs. Lakeland/Panas: Silver Warriors triumph
Sunday, June 1, 2014

This time, Niskayuna didn’t need one of those third-quarter flurries that have been so prevalent this season. The Silver Warriors beat All-America goalkeeper Michael Zingaro 10 times in the first half and held off Lakeland/Panas, 14-11, in a Class A regional lacrosse championship game Saturday at the University at Albany.

Sectional Softball: Witches top Eagles in 10
Sunday, June 1, 2014

What began as a nervous, sloppy game Friday night turned into a pitcher’s duel Saturday. In the end, Greenwich freshman Rachel Hall was just a shade better than Duanesburg senior Tori Powers, as the Witches claimed their fourth consecutive Section II Class C softball championship with a 4-3, 10-inning win at Clifton Common. The game took two days to play, with Greenwich owning a 2-0 lead with two outs and the bases loaded when rain put a stop to play Friday evening.

Sectional Baseball: Sabres rout Braves
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pitching and defense are Schalmont’s bread and butter, but the versatile Sabres aren’t afraid to add some condiments to their winning recipe once in a while. Senior left-hander Greg Musk didn’t have his “A” game, but he still tossed a two-hitter, and first baseman John Pascarella led an 11-hit attack by plating three runs with a two-run triple and bases-loaded walk to lead Schalmont over Fonda-Fultonville, 8-1, in the Section II Class BB-B playoff game Saturday at The College’s of Saint Rose’s Plumeri Athletic Complex.

Regional Lacrosse: BH-BL girls top Somers
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lexie Ball made a save with 10 seconds left to preserve the lead in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 12-11 Class B regional title-game win over Somers Saturday at Torne Valley Sports Complex in Hillburn.

Photo of Warriors' ace stops BH-BL
Saturday, May 31, 2014

For a brief second, Averill Park baseball coach Jim Kahler thought about taking out his starting pitcher, Tyler Childrose, after six innings in Friday’s Section II Class A final against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
But with the way Childrose was dominating the Spartans, the thought quickly passed.

Softball: Suspension could benefit Duanesburg
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Maybe a suspended game was the best thing that could have happened to the Duanesburg softball team Friday.

Baseball: Plainsmen retain Class AA crown
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Matt Drum hit a tie-breaking double, John Novenche collected three doubles and five RBI and Shenendehowa saw a lead evaporate before downing Christian Brothers Academy, 10-4, in the Section II Class AA championship game Friday night at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

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