Softball brackets show four champs with top seeds; several locals opt out

Softball brackets show four champs with top seeds; several locals opt out

Brackets for the Section II softball tournament were announced Monday afternoon with four of the five returning Section II champions as top seeds.Play begins Tuesday with first round games, while the semifinal and championship rounds are scheduled for May 24 and championship contests slated for May 26 at Luther Forest Athletic Fields in Malta or Moreau Rec Park in Glens Falls.The No. 1 seeds are Shenendehowa (Class AA), Queensbury (A), Ichabod Crane (Class B), Chatham (Class C) and Salem (Class D). Class D saw the biggest decrease in post-season teams with only four teams competing, Salem, No. 2 Argyle, No. 3…
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High schools: Broderick, Wille lead Mayfield softball to win

High schools: Broderick, Wille lead Mayfield softball to win

Alexis Broderick produced a home run, single and two RBIs in Mayfield’s 11-2 Western Athletic Conference softball win Tuesday against Schoharie. Marissa Wille had nine strikeouts in the win, while Katarina Agerter had two doubles and two runs scored, Heather Ginter contributed a triple, Emily Senese had two hits and Kaylee Klymkow had two RBIs. For Schoharie, Maddy Bland and Arabella Donzelli each had two hits, with a triple among Donzelli’s hits. Brenna Jahn and Keeley Kristel starred in Scotia-Glenville’s 12-0 Foothills Council softball win against Broadalbin-Perth. Jahn produced two home runs and a single, six RBIs and three runs…
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High schools: Fonda-Fultonville boys’ track and field wins invitational

High schools: Fonda-Fultonville boys’ track and field wins invitational

SPORTS - Fonda-Fultonville won the boys' team championship at Saturday's Niskayuna Warrior Track & Field Classic, led by a meet-record performance from Alessandro Saltsman in the discus throw. Saltsman won the event with a record throw of 177 feet, 6 inches. Also victorious for the Braves was Carter Petersen, who cleared 13 feet to win the pole vault, and the 4x800 relay team of Allen Booth, Jonah Bluvas, Mathieu Dettenrieder and Ty Sanges as Fonda-Fultonville finished with 60 team points, four ahead of runner-up Schenectady.   Amsterdam senior Garrett McHeard was second in the boys' discus (156-7) and fourth in the…
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On Schools: Spring break will be anything but one for area teams

On Schools: Spring break will be anything but one for area teams

For area athletes, spring break will be a break in name only.While their classmates will be enjoying a week off from school, area athletes will be busy during next week’s April vacation.With a limited amount of time to complete the spring slate, it will be business as usual for most teams.“As I coach, I think playing a regular schedule during the spring break is a good decision. It is important to keep the guys focused on the sport,” Mayfield baseball coach Zach Cast said, “And sometimes if a player will not be able to make it during the break, it…
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Schools: Broadalbin-Perth baseball falls in extra innings

Schools: Broadalbin-Perth baseball falls in extra innings

In eight innings, Queensbury defeated Broadalbin-Perth 4-1 Monday in a Foothills Council baseball game played at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam.  Ryan Blanchard and Logan Smith each had an RBI in the win, while Alexander Coombes had three hits.  Mike Magliocca had a hit and an RBI for Broadalbin-Perth, and struck out eight batters and allowed three earned runs in 7 1-3 innings. Gloversville topped South Glens Falls 8-2. Dane Dillenback struck out six batters in the complete-game win, while Alex Payne and Brett Rulison each scored two runs. Six different Gloversville players had one hit and four players recorded an…
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High schools: Broadalbin-Perth’s Cotter places second in state giant slalom

High schools: Broadalbin-Perth’s Cotter places second in state giant slalom

Broadalbin-Perth’s Colin Cotter, who won the state Alpine title Monday, finished second in the boys’ giant slalom in 2:25.7 on Tuesday at Gore Mountain. He was .05 behind Brighton’s Ben Comeau. Five other Section II boys finished in the top 10. They were CBA’s Cole Paton (fourth, 2:30.5), Ballston Spa’s Evan Phelps (fifth, 2:31.6), Queensbury’s Hudson Montgomery (sixth, 2:32.9), Saratoga Springs’ Matthew Moeckel (seventh, 2:33.1) and Shenendehowa’s Braden Kruk (eighth, 2:33.6). Rounding out the Section II skiers were Ballston Spa’s Brody Keneston (12th, 2:35.9) and Cole Evans (14th, 2:36.2), Shenendehowa’s Brady Miller (13th, 2:36.2) and Saratoga Springs’ James Parobeck (25th,…
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