High schools: Broadalbin-Perth cross country sweeps Invitational


Connor Couperus helped Broadalbin-Perth win the boys’ team title at the Broadalbin-Perth Invitational on Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOLS Connor Couperus (17:32.10) and Rylee VanAlstine (17:54.00) finished second and third, respectively, to lead Broadalbin-Perth to the boys’ team title at the Broadalbin-Perth Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Cameron Abdella of Mayfield won the race in 17:16.00.

Rounding out the top five were Ben Youngs from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons (18:22.80) and B-P’s Jake Morin (18:47.90).

The Patriots scored 21 points, followed by Johnstown (48) and Bishop Gibbons (58).

In the girls’ event, Emma Frasier finished first in 20:52.20 to lead Broadalbin-Perth to the team title.


Casey Clarke’s goal gave Galway a 1-0 win over Cambridge/Salem in a Western Athletic Conference/Wasaren League Crossover Challenge game.

In other games, Stillwater beat Mayfield 2-0 behind goals from Landen Staie and Ben Rubenstein.

Andrew Snell scored four of his five goals in the first half as OESJ notched a 6-1 win over Greenwich. Jordon Simzer added a goal and an assist for OESJ, while goalie Colin Eakin made six saves. Christian VanDoren scored for Greenwich.

Maple Hill scored twice in each half in a 4-1 win over Northville in a battle of teams that entered Saturday undefeated. Gavin Haller scored twice and Dillon Halvax had three assists for Maple Hill. Liam Halloran scored Northville’s goal.

In a non-league game, Noah Colburn scored three goals, all assisted by Sam Sunderland, as Canajoharie came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat Fonda-Fultonville 4-3 in a non-league game.

Fonda went ahead 2-0 on goals by Will Hernigle and Philip Garafalo before Canajoharie got one back when Tyler Lozier scored.

Landon Rose made it 3-1 for Fonda.


Isabella Estill scored 3:34 into overtime to lift Stillwater to a 1-0 victory over Fonda-Fultonville in a Western Athletic Conference/Wasaren League Crossover Challenge game. Fonda-Fultonville goalie Emma Crahan made 21 saves.

In other games from the Challenge, Galway and Cambridge played to a 2-2 tie. Alaina Aschmutat and Stephanie Martin scored for Galway. Cambridge got goals from Mia Ally and Addison Gates.

Tamarac took a 3-0 halftime lead and went on to beat Northville 3-0. Leah Valovic scored both goals for Northville.

Queensbury beat Gloversville 6-0 in the Foothills Council. Bayley Duffy led the Spartans with two goals and an assist. Ava Roca and Ava Stewart added a goal and an assist each. Allison Dittrich and Meredith Montgomery also scored for Queensbury. Goalie Jalyn Smith had 14 saves for Gloversville. 

Jillian Sassanella scored three goals as Broadalbin-Perth got past Greenville 3-2 in a non-league game.

Mianna Barboza and Olivia Rogers each had an assist for the Patriots.

Waterford-Halfmoon defeated Mayfield 9-1. Abigail Chest scored for the Panthers, assisted by Jaiden Chest.


Johnstown scored four goals in the second quarter and went on to beat Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 5-0 in a non-league game.

Emily Pertell scored two goals for the Lady Bills, and Cole Krempa, Ava Barker and Jena Barker also scored. Johnstown did not give up a shot on goal. 


The Galway girls’ volleyball team defeated Schuylerville, 25-10, 25-11, in the championship match of the annual Folds of Honor tournament hosted by Galway.

The Eagles went 5-1 in pool pla, then beat Scotia-Glenville, 25-16, 25-7 in the semifinals. Schuylerville advanced to the final with a 25-18, 25-18 victory over Waterford-Halfmoon.

Amber Kolpakas led Galway in the championship match with 17 kills, Sophia Fasolino had 16 assists and two kills and Jayden DeVellis had 21 digs, 12 service points and one kill.

In Galway’s eight matches, Kolpakas totaled 47 kills, Fasolino had 62 assists, DeVellis had 79 digs, Grace O’Brien had 22 kills and 32 assists and Kailey Jankowski chipped in with 20 kills and 13 digs.

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