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Section II Galleries

When Amsterdam boys’ soccer coach Adam Fetterly asked for a show of hands from his seniors during Monday morning’s first day of practice, he was hoping to be surprised. No such luck.
State track: Brown wins second straight 400M title
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Junior sprinter Izaiah Brown of Amsterdam captured his second consecutive Division 1 400 meter title, and Stillwater sophomore jumper Leah Moran was a double winner in the girls’ Division 2 long jump and triple jump to pace six Section II championship performances at the New York State Track and Field Championships Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Photo of Errors hurt young Wolves
Saturday, June 7, 2014

The youngest of Section II’s five state tournament baseball teams showed its age for the first time in quite a while Friday.

Lacrosse: Loss doesn't discourage BH-BL girls
Saturday, June 7, 2014

That’s what defense looks like in the state semifinals.
It was a hard way to learn the lesson, but the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ lacrosse team took it in stride in their 9-3 loss to Section VIII’s Manhasset, chalking it up to a learning experience and one more building block for the program.

Softball: Bethlehem wastes 7-0 lead, loses in eighth
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bethlehem was all but through to the state semifinals Friday.
But everything the Lady Eagles did right in the first 4 1⁄2 innings went for nothing as Section III champ Liverpool got off the deck and rallied for an 8-7, eight-inning win in a Class AA regional championship game at Malta Rec.

Softball: Alonzo stymies Saranac
Friday, June 6, 2014

A solid seven innings from pitcher Kirstyn Alonzo and one big inning from her teammates were more than enough for Mechanicville in Thursday’s Class B regional softball semifinal at Malta Rec.

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.

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