Capital Region Scrapbook: Fall of 1986, 87
A look back at local athletes of the day. Posted on October 19, 2012.
Chris Clement of Shenendehowa (16) gets a close look at the ball during a field hockey against Burnt Hills on Oct. 2, 1987. Clement'sa teammate Jill Serbalik (13) offers back-up. Doreen Nelson (23) of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake defends.
Scotia quarterback Chris Staszak takes a knee during the early autumn of 1986. Standing from left are running backs Kregg Grippo, Brent Rapavy and Jeff Clark.
Mont Pleasant quarterback Vinnie Greco (kneeling) wears his game face along with the rest of the Red Raider backfield in 1986. Standing from left are Andre Howard, Cordell Gailliard and Lenny Griffin.
Gary Leece, signal caller for the Shenendehowa High School football team in 1986, looks ready to rumble with Plainsmen running backs in 1986. Standing from left are footballers Michael Pendergast, Galen Foster and Mike Girioux.
Guilderland's soccer team was state-ranked during the fall of 1988. Principals on the team included, from left, Bill Usher, Jaime DeLuca, Craig Levernois, Terry Reilly and coach Don Snyder.
Cheri Goddard of Saratoga, left, strides past Chris Nicholson of Queensbury during the 1987 Everett T. Grout Memorial Cross Country Run at Central Park in Schenectady. Goddard won the Girls Division 1 race in 15:43; Nicholson finished third.
Mary Knott, a freshman at Linton High School during the fall of 1987, runs strong in the Division 2 version of the Grout Run on Oct. 3, 1987. Knott finished first in 16:07.
Lisa Jordan was one of Niskayuna High School's top tennis players in 1986.
Freshman Suejin Kim swings her racket for Niskayuna in 1986.
Senior Ainslee Haffner, one of the top three singles players at Niskayuna High School in 1986, prepares for a return.