high school sports

Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball looks to lean on experience

Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball looks to lean on experience

Photo Caption: Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball coach Tucker Gifford talks with his team during practice Friday. PAUL WAGER/THE LEADER-HERALD BROADALBIN — After posting a perfect 9-0 record during last winter's abbreviated season, the Broadalbin-Perth boys' basketball team lost several key contributors. That group included Ryan Visco, Cam Polikowski, Matt Petty, Jackson Sassanella and Jadon Wert. "We lost a good group of seniors. It would have been nice to see what they could have done in sectionals,"…
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Bouchard fuels comeback victory for Gloversville girls’ basketball

Bouchard fuels comeback victory for Gloversville girls’ basketball

Photo Caption: Gloversville’s Lucia Bouchard (15) is double-teamed by Mekeel Christian Academy’s Alanah Barnhill, left, and Promise Mitchell (34) as she drives the baseline during non-league action Monday night at Gloversville High School. The Lady Dragons’ Zoie Tesi (20) looks on.  By James A. Ellis The Gloversville Lady Dragons did something they haven’t done since 2018 — won a girls varsity basketball game. Powered by Lucia Bouchard’s 16-point fourth-quarter scoring surge, the Lady Dragons erased…
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Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball getting ready for season opener

Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball getting ready for season opener

Photo Caption: Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball coach David Bush talks with his team during practice Friday at Broadalbin-Perth High School. PAUL WAGER/THE LEADER-HERALD BROADALBIN ­— Though it lost just three players from last season's team, the Broadalbin-Perth girls' basketball team has some large holes to fill heading into the new season. Gone from last season's squad are Kiaira Tomlinson, Lauralie Grainer and Makenzie Smith. Smith, who graduated early after her junior year, finished her four-year career…
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Mayfield shares Class C title, but Maple Hill advances to regionals on PKs

Mayfield shares Class C title, but Maple Hill advances to regionals on PKs

In the official record books, it will show that the Mayfield boys’ soccer team shared the Section II Class C championship with Maple Hill in 2021. After the teams played to a 2-2 draw after 110 minutes, the top-seeded Wildcats moved on to the state regionals after edging the second-seeded Panthers, 3-2, on penalty kicks. “I’ve been on the other end of it and it’s painful to have your season end in penalty kicks,” said…
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OESJ girls rally past Fort Ann to claim Class D soccer title

OESJ girls rally past Fort Ann to claim Class D soccer title

STILLWATER — Much like the rest of their season, the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnville girls’ soccer team started slow before finishing strong during Monday’s Section II Class D championship game against Fort Ann at Stillwater High School.The Wolves fell behind in the first six minutes of the game and trailed 1-0 at the half before scoring twice in the second half to earn their first Class D title since 2015.“Once we settled in, we played well tonight,”…
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Fourth-quarter surge sends Johnstown field hockey back to Class C championship game

Fourth-quarter surge sends Johnstown field hockey back to Class C championship game

JOHNSTOWN — They came in as the No. 1 seed in the Section II Class C tournament, but the Johnstown field hockey team entered Wednesday’s semifinal against Schuylerville having not played a game in 13 days and having gone 20 days since the last time the Lady Bills both won a game and scored a goal.Johnstown coach Christine Krempa, whose team had a bye into the semis, said her team may have felt the effect…
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