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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.
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.

Track: Sizzling sprint times highlight Day 2
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saratoga Springs junior Olivia Ventra (12.40) and Albany High School junior James Willard (11.20) each lowered the Section II season’s best time in the 100 meters during the Section II New York state track and field qualifier Friday at the University at Albany.

Photo of Thorington still chasing elusive record
Friday, May 30, 2014

Ever the perfectionist, Cobleskill-Richmondville senior weight thrower Don Thorington couldn’t resist his Navy recruiter’s enticement.

Softball: Raiders, Witches peaking at right time
Friday, May 30, 2014

Two softball teams that flew under the radar in the regular season are among the 10 that will be playing tonight for a place in the regional tournament.

Fonda-Fultonville vs. Voorheesville: Braves cap rally with bases-loaded walk
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fonda-Fultonville gave new meaning to the term walk-off win. Down, 2-1, in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Braves drew five walks, including two with the bases loaded, to overtake Voorheesville, 3-2, in the Section II Class B baseball championship game Wednesday at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

School Softball: Eagles surprise Shenendehowa
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Carrie Maniccia singled and scored the tying run in the seventh inning, then singled in two runs in the eighth as Bethlehem upset top-seeded Shenendehowa, 5-2, in a Section II Class AA semifinal game Wednesday at Veeder Park.

Mechanicville vs. Chatham: Red Raiders back on top
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Whether it was a drought or a hiccup, Mechanicville’s short run without a sectional softball championship plaque is over. Freshman shortstop Amanda Kenyon capped a five-run first inning with a grand slam, and senior pitcher Kirstyn Alonzo was in total command as the Lady Raiders beat Chatham, 7-0, Wednesday in the Section II Class B title game at Veeder Park.

Girls' Regional Lacrosse: BH-BL rolls to win
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nicole Beardsley sat on the track and changed out of her cleats as the rest of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ lacrosse team exited the playing field at Dietz Stadium. “I’m a little slow today,” the Northwestern-bound senior said with a laugh. Beardsley was anything but in the regional semifinal game that had just ended. She scored just 16 seconds in, and the Spartans had four more goals on the board before Minisink Valley unleashed its first shot in Wednesday’s 18-4 Class B victory.

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