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Niskayuna stymies Shaker again
COLONIE

Niskayuna stymies Shaker again

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Joe Carosella can’t fully explain it. Neither can his players.
Whatever the reason, Niskayuna is the one team that had Shaker’s number during the Suburban Council boys’ soccer season. The Silver Warriors’ success extended Thursday night, when they beat the Blue Bison, 3-1, in the Class AA semifinals.
 

Mowrey, Sir Bills hold off Mighty Warriors

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Anthony Mowrey ran for three touchdowns, including the fourth-quarter clincher, as Johnstown closed its season with a 34-20 crossover win against Mohonasen Thursday night at Knox Field.
 
ROTTERDAM

Football: Strube glad to be back with Sabres

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Schalmont senior Kyle Strube caught a screen pass and was quickly tackled for no gain in last week’s Section II Class B quarterfinal win against Johnstown.
“Just to be on the field for senior night was the best feeling in the world,” said Strube. “I only touched the ball one time and it hurt a little, but it was all right. It was good to be out there again.”
 

Volleyball: Spartans keep rolling

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake reached its 18th straight Section II girls’ volleyball title match with its second sweeep of Averill Park this season in Class A semifinal play Thursday at Schalmont High School.
 
Sectional Field Hockey: Spartans shut down Indians
SCHENECTADY

Sectional Field Hockey: Spartans shut down Indians

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Coach Kelly Vrooman’s pregame speech was a little bit motivational and a lot instructive, and based on Wednesday’s outcome, her Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake field hockey team was all ears. “She said we had to stay flat. Keep the sticks down. Hit the open person,” said Spartans sophomore Danielle Kempf. “We’ve been rethinking basics a lot, and it’s been working.” Those little but important things culminated in numerous offensive thrusts that Burnt Hills parlayed into a 2-0 Section II Class B semifinal win over Glens Falls at Union College’s College Park.
 

School Volleyball: Mohonasen gains final

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Deonta Neeley’s 12 kills lifted Mohonasen over Columbia, 25-13, 25-21, 24-26, 25-16, in the Division II boys’ sectional semifinals Wednesday night.
 
QUEENSBURY

Sectional Soccer: Hamilton lifts Sabres past Pats

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
If Schalmont junior Chris Hamilton devoted his entire year to soccer, there’s no telling how successful he’d be. As it is, the baseball standout is 54 goals good and counting, his three scores leading his team past Broadalbin-Perth, 4-0, Wednesday in a Section II Class B boys’ semifinal at Queensbury High School.
 
EAST GREENBUSH

School Football: Chandler lifts Scotties

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Senior quarterback Derek Chandler ran for one touchdown and passed for two more to propel Ballston Spa to a 35-21 victory over Columbia in a crossover football game Wednesday night.
 
STILLWATER

Sloan's goal gives Spartans shot at crown

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The only way to finish off the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ soccer team might be with a stake through the heart.
 
SCHENECTADY

Volleyball: Resilient Knights going back to semis

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Julie Nichols and her Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons teammates have short memories. In the sport of volleyball, that’s a good thing.
“When we mess up, we forget about what we did and start over,” Nichols said after the Golden Knights beat Gloversville Tuesday in a Section II Class B quarterfinal match. “When we don’t get a point, we reset,”
 

Soccer: Munro sparks Niskayuna win

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Hannah Munro used her head and her feet to help Niskayuna dominate Guilderland, 5-0, in a Section II Class AA girls’ soccer quarterfinal Tuesday.
 

Field hockey: Plainsmen, Streaks advance to final

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Emily Fraser played a role in all three goals with two scores and an assist to lift host Shenendehowa to a 3-0 victory over Bethlehem in the Section II Class A field hockey semifinals Tuesday.
 

Volleyball: Braves end Blackbirds' streak

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Miranda Nethaway had 12 kills and five blocks, and Fonda-Fultonville eliminated Voorheesville from the Section II Class C tournament it had won the last four years with a four-set victory Tuesday.
 

Nisky wins Class AA quarterfinal

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Kevin Chrisey flicked the ball over his defender, beat both the defender and Bethlehem keeper Liam Doyle on the turn, and headed the ball into an open net with 12 minutes left to carry Niskayuna past the Eagles, 1-0, in a Class AA quarterfinal Monday.
 
Sabres headed to semifinals
ROTTERDAM

Sabres headed to semifinals

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
It took the Schalmont girls’ soccer team a little while to break through, but once they did, they were rolling.
The top-seeded Sabres struck twice in the last five minutes of the second half, then found a little more space to operate in the second half of a 5-0 Section II Class B quarterfinal win Monday night over No. 8 Mechanicville.
 
 

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