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Lake George may be in class by itself in Adirondack League

Winter’s arrival didn’t mean an end to the excitment in Lake George last season. The Warriors won the East Div­ision and beat West champ Whitehall for the overall Adirondack League championship in 2007-08.

Bengals, Panthers lead Wasaren title chase

Tamarac has been pointing to this season for five years. For Hoosick Falls, the wait hasn’t been as long, but the desired result is the same. The Bengals and Panthers are expected to battle for the Wasaren League title this season.

Falcons like to save best for last in WAC

Last season, Northville was the feel-good team in the Western Athletic Conference. The Falcons will take their lumps again in the league — that’s what happens when Class D teams play in a league that includes teams from Class B — so second-year coach Ryan Gander, himself a Northville graduate, always looks ahead to the postseason.

Lady Rams begin new chapter in Big 10

The Amsterdam girls’ basketball team has a new look, but the same goal.

Adirondack division champs await challenges

Lake George and Argyle came up with the two big Adirondack League girls’ basketball prizes last winter. Both will be fighting off challengers this season.

Lady Plainsmen in state of transition

With an all-senior starting five, Shenendehowa turned in a banner 2007-08 season, winning Suburban Council division and tournament titles, and the Section II Class AA championship. Along the way, the Lady Plainsmen presented coach Ken Strube with his 500th victory.

Well isn’t dry at Maple Hill

Maple Hill coach Mark Bubniak thinks the coaches around the league may be giving his team too much respect.

Hoosic Valley again stands out in Wasaren

Hoosic Valley had a perfect Wasaren League girls’ basketball season, and the Indians almost had a perfect overall season, but a loss in the Class B state title game to Briarcliff ruined that.

New faces line up to challenge Holy Names

One new team, two new coaches and several new stars will produce a new era in the Colonial Council girls’ basketball league.

Hutcherson, Jesters will get serious challenge from Clippers in CHVL

Is this going to be the year that someone knocks off Emma Willard? Probably not.

Foothills' crown is within Tigers’ reach

Senior leadership, depth and athleticism should be a winning combination for Hudson Falls this season.

Falcons making a fresh start in WAC

If there was ever a year when Schenectady Christian looked like a young Falcon freshly hatched from its egg, this is it.

Girls varsity basketball master schedule

Master schedule of all regular season girls varsity basketball games.

Boys varsity basketball master schedule

Master schedule of all regular season boys basketball games.

Mort handily wins Stockade-athon battle


Mort handily wins Stockade-athon battle

A year after just five seconds separated the men’s and women’s Gazette Stockade-athon winners from their respective runners-up, Emory Mort of Ghent and Kaitlin O’Sullivan of Syracuse each won by almost a minute on Sunday after dropping their closest rivals for good on the uphills after the halfway point.

Running couple met in Special Olympics


Running couple met in Special Olympics

It has become commonplace for the Gazette Stockade-athon to extend its reach beyond the Capital Region for runners, but it’s still interesting to see what kind of convoluted hopscotch can land athletes in Central Park each November.

O’Sullivan stretches her speed over 15k


O’Sullivan stretches her speed over 15k

Kaitlin O’Sullivan, a 23-year-old member of the Syracuse Chargers running club, sowed she has stamina as well as speed, pulling away from Chargers teammate Jennifer Adams of Gansevoort to win the women’s division of the 33rd annual Gazette Stockade-athon by 59 seconds Sunday at Central Park.


Race organizer Newkirk enjoys being participant

Peter Newkirk had a lot more fun using his legs than his mind during the 33rd annual Stockade-athon Sunday.


Open runners to receive prize money for first time

Besides chip timing, the Gazette Stockadeathon will also be offering substantial prize money to the open competitors for the fi rst time on Sunday.


Microchip timing will speed up result process

Times should be faster at the Gazette Stockade-athon this year. Not necessarily the runners’ times, but the results tabulators’ times.

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