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School notes: Brown Albany coach

Former Sage Colleges assistant Sean Brown was named Albany High School's new varsity boys' basketball coach last week.

Brown takes over for Kenneth Danzy, who led the Falcons to a 4-15 record last season in an interim capacity. Jon McClement guided the Falcons the four previous years (47-36 record) and took them to the Section II Class AA semifinals in 2010 and 2011.

Brown spent six seasons at Sage Colleges, and led the LaSalle varsity from 2004-08. His Cadets went 34-50.


Kyle Gronostaj of Columbia and Cara Sherman of Mohonasen were selected the Suburban Council cross country Athletes of the Week after posting victories last Tuesday (Oct. 2) in a four-team meet at Niskayuna’s Iroquois Middle School.

Gronostaj set a course record, covering the 5,000 meters in 16:05.13. He ran alone almost the entire race and took down the record of 16:33 that was held by R.J. Sniffen of Shaker.

Sherman ran a 20:00.35 for her first Suburban Council victory, and was just outside the top-25 all-time times for the course.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake also competed in the meet. ...

The Shenendehowa girls’ volleyball team swept throught its Shen Fall Fest Tournament Saturday, capped by a 2-1 win over Columbia in the semifinals and a 2-1 triumph over Queensbury in the championship match.

Shenendehowa went 8-0 in pool play. ...

Evan Hoagland piled up 462 all-purpose yards for Granville Friday night in the Golden Horde’s 56-14 Class C North Division win over Catholic Central.

Hoagland rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns, caught two scoring passes covering 112 yards, and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. ...

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake graduate Natalie Moore had a season-high 42 defensive digs for St. Michael's College Tuesday in a 3-2 volleyball win over Franklin Pierce University.

Moore, a freshman, had the most digs by a Purple Knight since Stephanie Smetana totaled 42 during the 2007 season.

St. Michael's came back from a seven-point deficit in the fourth set to win, 25-23, and took the fifth set with the last four points, 16-14.

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