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Hours into Wednesday’s Suburban Council field hockey game between Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Saratoga Springs, Elise Zwicklbauer faked left, dribbled right and scored a goal. Her classmate, junior netminder Brittany Ryan, saw a lot of fakes and a load of shots, and let nothing by.
H.S. Football: Clayton leads Burnt Hills past Scotia
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Three TD passes in second half for Clayton.

Football: Scotties' offense will test young Patriots
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Ballston Spa is among a handful of teams that won four straight Section II games to conclude the 2013 season. The Scotties didn’t win at all before that.

Volleyball: Wagner sparks Niskayuna sweep
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Julia Wagner had eight kills, six blocks and three aces Thursday, leading Niskayuna to a 25-9, 25-21, 25-19 Suburban Council girls’ volleyball victory over Ballston Spa.

Soccer: Crisafulli bails out CBA
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Matt Crisafulli scored three goals, including the game-winner in the 72nd minute, as Christian Brothers Academy rallied to defeat Cohoes, 3-2, Thursday in a non-league boys’ soccer game.

Photo of Spartans keep win streak alive
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

A raucous crowd in the Shenendehowa gym provided a postseason atmosphere Thursday night, and the Burnt Hill-Ballston Lake girls’ volleyball team felt right at home.

High Schools: Lady Tartans open with romp
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Abby O’Connor, Gracie Mailey and Maddy Carroll all finished with a pair of goals Wednesday to lead Scotia-Glenville past Broadalbin-Perth, 8-0, in the Foothills Council girls’ soccer opener for both teams.

Photo of School Field Hockey: Streaks turn back Warriors, 3-1
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Saratoga Springs has a veteran-laden field hockey team, and some new kids who can play the game, too. Maybe that’s why the Blue Streaks were part of every preseason conversation concerning the race for the Suburban Council championship.

Large School Football Preview: Plainsmen have high expectations
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Brian Clawson addressed his Shenendehowa football team at the 10-yard line following Saturday’s scrimmage with Union-Endicott at Steuerwald Stadium. In the hours before, the Plainsmen were crisp when they had the ball and stingy when they didn’t. “We have something special here,” was the first thing the high school’s third-year coach said to his troops.

Photo of Plainsmen keep their cool, win opener
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

The last thing the Shenendehowa boys’ soccer team wanted to do Tuesday was to chase Ballston Spa around for 80 minutes.
So the Plainsmen quickly recovered from an early def­icit, took a one-goal lead at the half and dominated the final 40 minutes to beat the Scotties, 6-1, in their season opener.

Soccer roundup: Mohon girls blank AP in opener
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Freshman Alexis Canavally scored three goals Tuesday as Mohonasen beat Averill Park, 6-0, in the season opener for both teams.

Small school football preview: Holy Trinity have high expectations
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons tight end/ linebacker Brendan Maloney was joking with Catholic Central linemen Tim Buell and Adam Dahl following a recent practice when the conversation turned to a game between the two private schools at the end of the 2012 season.
It’s the last game the Crusaders won.
“Back then, I didn’t know them. Two years ago, all I wanted to do was beat them,” said Maloney. “Now we’re on the same team. I consider us family.”

Volleyball: Hyde's serving sparks Sabres' win
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Schalmont opened the 2014 girls’ volleyball season with a 25-21, 25-14, 25-13 Colonial Council win over Albany Academy for Girls.

Things are looking up for scrappy Mohonasen
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Vito Urbano thinks his Mohonasen girls’ soccer team is ready for a makeover. “The culture was always, `We’re supposed to lose,’” Urbano said. “They were always happy to keep games close. “I hope we’re getting to the point where we can go into games expecting to win.”

Girls' Soccer: Despite lost pieces, Niskayuna strong
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Losing an All-American striker, a starting goalkeeper, a group of hard working midfielders and a solid defender is usually enough to ensure a rebuilding year. That’s not in the plans of the Niskayuna girls’ soccer team.

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