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Section II Galleries

Schalmont football practice
posted Nov. 28, 2014

Cross Country Championships
posted Oct. 31, 2014

Girls Volleyball: Niskayuna vs. Troy
posted Oct. 28, 2014

Boys soccer: Burnt Hills at Scotia
posted Oct. 25, 2014

Boys soccer: Shaker at Shen
posted Oct. 16, 2014

Two teams which will play vastly different schedules this season got off to completely opposite starts Friday night. Behind a 33-point effort from senior Dante Langley, Foothills Council newcomer Schuylerville ran away from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, 84-31, in the opening round of the Mike Beson Memorial Tournament at Saratoga Central Catholic.
Photo of Super finish for Plainsmen
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Ryan Van Galen thought he had thrown Shenendehowa’s Super Bowl hopes away.
“After that pick, I thought the game was over,” said the Plainsmen’s senior quarterback. “The guys rallied around me. Our defense stopped them, and we got the ball again.”
Matt Taft ran four yards for a touchdown with 1:42 left after Van Galen and Jordan Zlogar marched the Plainsmen down the field, and Shenendehowa claimed its 12th Section II championship with a 25-20 Class AA win over Christian Brothers Academy Friday night at the University at Albany’s Bob Ford Field.

Football: Panthers keep streak alive
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

For the first 24 minutes of Friday night’s Class C Super Bowl, the Fonda-Fultonville Braves felt this was finally their year.
After seeing Hoosick Falls end their previous four football seasons, the Braves took a one-touchdown lead over their perennial tormentors into the half.
Then Colby Davendonis stepped up his game.

Football: BH-BL looking for redemption
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake coach Matt Shell called Queensbury the team to beat in Section II Class A football after the Spartans from up the Northway humbled his Spartans to close out the regular season.
Burnt Hills will get a second chance to do so in tonight’s rematch for the area championship at Shenendehowa’s Steuerwald Stadium at 7.

Soccer: Romeo, Cekic keys to Shen's success
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

They may be overlooked during the course of a game, but Shenendehowa boys soccer coach Jonathan Bain knows how important Anthony Romeo and Adel Cekic have been this season.

Late touchdown gives Shenendehowa 'AA' championship
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Taft scores with 1:42 left to give Plainsmen 25-20 win over CBA.

Hoosick Falls football wins sixth straight Section II Class C title
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Panthers outscore Fonda-Fultonville, 24-0, in second half for 31-14 win.

Photo of Shenendehowa: 'We'll play every play like its our last'
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

It’s been just over a year since Shenendehowa’s football team dropped an epic Class AA quarterfinal to Shaker. That 23-21 loss that was oh, so close to being a win still drives the Plainsmen.
“Coach Clawson had a players-only meeting, and each and every one of us seniors vowed that that game with Shaker would be the last game we lose,” said Shenendehowa center and defensive tackle Dan Busold. “Since then, it’s been, ‘I’ve got his back. He’s got my back.’ ”

Volleyball: Spartans sweep Massena in regionals
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Jessica Fowler served nine of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 28 aces, and the Spartans defeated Section X overall champion Massena in three sets Thursday to begin their bid for another New York state final-four berth.

Regional Field Hockey: Spartans advance to final with OT win
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Every time something bad happened to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Wednesday in its Class B regional semifinal field hockey game with Camden, something good followed. Even Amanda Daniels’ overtime goal came after a bit of misfortune.

Schoharie vs. Canajoharie: Indians knock off Cougars
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Two quick touches gave the Schoharie Indians all the confidence they needed. They parlayed that into a 2-1 Section II Class C championship win over top-seeded Canajoharie on Wednesday at Lansingburgh High School, both goals coming from the foot of Kaitlyn Kendle, both assisted by freshman Carolyn Krohn.

High Schools: Patriots advance to regional final
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Zoe Simonson produced 12 kills and two serving aces to lead a balanced attack, as Broadalbin-Perth defeated Ogdensburg Free Academy of Section X, 25-12, 25-6, 25-14, in a Class C sub-regional girls’ volleyball match.

Girls' soccer: Eagles' task: Stop Blue Streaks' attack
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Saratoga Springs is on a 15-game winning streak.
Bethlehem is 8-1-1 over its last 10 games, surrendering only three goals in that span.
One of those runs will end when those two Suburban Council teams meet for the Section II Class AA girls’ soccer championship tonight at 6 at Stillwater High School.

Swimming: Plainsmen, Warriors set for another battle
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

If the seeds hold or come close to it, athletes from numerous schools will be dividing the top prizes at the Section II Division 1 swimming and diving championship meet this weekend at Shenendehowa’s aquatic center.

Football: BH-BL hands out suspensions
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football team will be short-handed when it takes on defending state champion Queensbury (9-0) in Saturday night’s Section II Class A championship game.

Photo of New faces, same result
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

The message was made clear, delivered early and punctuated emphatically by middle hitter Kelly Waters.
This was not the year Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s championship streak would end.

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