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High school notes: Defense came to rescue for Tartans

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Scotia-Glenville managed just 22 first-half points Friday night in a boys’ Foothills Council basketball game at Broadalbin-Perth. The Tartans missed nearly as many free throws as they made, and Joe Cremo knocked down the only two three-point baskets for the reigning state Class A champions.
 
Niskayuna/Schenectady gets shots, loses
SCHENECTADY

Niskayuna/Schenectady gets shots, loses

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Niskayuna/Schenectady get 31 shots on goal in 5-2 loss to Pearl River
 

Quick start propels Fonda-Fultonville

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Fonda-Fultonville races to a 22-8 first-quarter lead, and beats Cobleskill-Richmondville
 

Boys' basketball: Odell helps Sabres remain unbeaten

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Zac O’Dell pumped in a game-high 23 points Friday night to lead unbeaten Schalmont to a 59-46 victory over Lansingburgh in a Colonial Council game
 

Girls' basketball: Holmes helps Lions defeat Middleburgh

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Macie Holmes led a trio of double-digit scorers for Mekeel Christian Academy in a 57-39 Western Athletic Conference win over Middleburgh on Friday night.
 
Moffre holds off Blue Streaks
CLIFTON PARK

Moffre holds off Blue Streaks

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
With captain Peter Russo out of the lineup because of injury, the Shenendehowa hockey team needed to find inspiration to beat rival Saratoga Springs.
Junior goalie Jordan Moffre and sophomore forward Hayden Haldane did just that.
 
Patriots end Horses' hex
SCHENECTADY

Patriots end Horses' hex

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
After state-ranked Troy turned a potential rout into a close game, Schen­ectady ran to the finish line.
 

Basketball: Ravena wins third straight

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
David Warnken scored a season-high 28 points and snared 12 rebounds to lift Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk past Lansingburgh, 61-60, in a Colonial Council basketball game Thursday night.
 

High school notes: Divers providing spark for Schenectady swim team

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Schenectady High School divers Nicholas Azen and Gilberto Vasquez posted their best scores of the season and took first and second, respectively, midway through Tuesday’s Aqua League meet at Albany Academy.
“We went into the diving up six points, and that was a little too close for comfort,” said Schenectady tri-captain Sam Veglia. “Our guys went one-two and both of them had PRs. That was a spark. After that, we put the pedal to the metal.”
 
Scotties hold off Warriors
NISKAYUNA

Scotties hold off Warriors

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Third-year wrestler Chris Northrop knew his teammates needed a big win.
Just a win. It didn’t matter how he got it or how many points he put on the board for Ballston Spa in his 126-pound bout Thursday, any win would do.
 

Canajoharie defeats Saratoga Central Catholic for third straight win

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Dairnara Veeder scores 18 points in Canajoharie's 69-41 win over Saratoga Central Catholic
 

Girls' basketball: Lady Plainsmen win fourth straight

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Shenendehowa’s Carly Boland scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Lady Plainsmen to a 60-44 Suburban Council victory over Colonie on Tuesday night.
 
Jones triggers Mohonasen win
ROTTERDAM

Jones triggers Mohonasen win

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Mohonasen finally broke through behind Anthony Jones’ perfect performance.
The senior guard made all 21 of his free throws and piled up 35 points, and the Mighty Warriors topped Niskayuna Tuesday night for their first win under new coach Josh Peck, 75-67, in a Suburban Council game.
 

Boys' basketball: Platek pumps in 41 in Dutchmen win

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Andrew Platek bombed away for 41 points, including seven three-pointers, to power Guilderland over Shaker, 74-62, in a Suburban Council game Tuesday night.
 

DiPiazza new football coach at Albany

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Joey DiPiazza is getting another chance to resurrect an Albany High School athletic program.
The former baseball coach at Hudson Valley Community College and Albany was approved as the Falcons’ varsity football coach at the district’s board of education meeting Thursday night.
 
 

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