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Soccer: McCarty sparks Lions' victory

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Eighth-grader Daniel McCarty scored his first two varsity goals Monday to lead the Mekeel Christian Academy boys’ soccer team to a 5-0 Western Athletic Conference victory over Sharon Springs.
 

Freshmen having impact at both ends of ice for Union

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
One of the questions the Union hockey team faced heading into this season was how would it replace six key members of last year’s national championship squad.
The focus was on the eight freshmen — five forwards and three defensemen — and whether they would not only fit in right away, but could they contribute on the scoresheet.
 
Doyle upbeat, despite lack of playing time

Doyle upbeat, despite lack of playing time

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Meghan Doyle knew what she was getting into when she signed her letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Notre Dame.
A two-time state Class AA state co-player of the year while at Niskayuna High School, Doyle has found playing minutes tough to come by. But she says the experience has been worth it.
 
SCHENECTADY

Rowing: SCCC's Royals not afraid of competition

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Schen­ectady County Community College’s relatively new crew program has a small budget, but huge hopes.
 

Volleyball: Braves wins Colonial showdown

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Miranda Nethaway turned in eight kills, four blocks, eight digs and six aces as Fonda-Fultonville beat Mayfield, 25-13, 25-13, 21-25, 25-22, in a match-up of Colonial Council powers Monday. Gianna Cruz had nine kills and six digs for the Lady Braves (13-2 Colonial Council, 13-3 overall), Anne Sinicropi added 12 points, five aces and 20 assists.
 
ALBANY

Devils: Janssen changed game to prolong his career

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Do a search on YouTube for “Cam Janssen” and nine of the top 10 results are fights.
The computer might as well re­direct the web browser to hockeyfights.com.
 
Time off not always a good thing

Time off not always a good thing

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout.
“I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed.
It’ll be more frustrating than funny if those are the same awkward swings the Royals and San Francisco Giants take once the World Series begins.
 

Cross country: Queensbury sweeps Foothills titles

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Queensbury swept the boys’ and girls’ Foothills Council championships at Saratoga State Park, the boys beating out second-place Scotia-Glenville, 41-67, and the girls topping runner-up Schuylerville, 34-73.
 

Skate with Olympic hockey champs

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
If you’ve ever dreamed of skating with the gold medal-winning 1980 United States Hockey Team, here’s your chance.
 
Murray tramples Giants

Murray tramples Giants

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
If Tony Romo really is becoming the second option in the Dallas offense, he’s perfectly happy handing the leading role to DeMarco Murray.
“I love that kid,” Romo said after the two paired up to produce all four touchdowns in the Cowboys’ sixth straight victory, 31-21, over the New York Giants on Sunday. “He really exemplifies everything you want in a player. He’s hard-working. He’s humble. He’s a team-first guy. He’s talented. He’s explosive.”
 

Football: Tartans determined to end playoff victory drought

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Scotia-Glenville assured itself a third straight winning season Saturday by beating Averill Park in a Class A crossover football game. That’s not enough for the Tartans. Not anymore.
“This is the hump we’ve got to get over,” Tartans coach Kevin Warren said of Friday’s Section II playoff matchup with Bishop Maginn. “We definitely feel it’s a winnable game for us. The kids are excited to play.”
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

No. 2 Florida State rallies past No. 5 Notre Dame

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Winston leads way.
 
CAPITAL REGION

No need to hunt for place to hunt

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
It’s not much of a surprise; as more local land becomes developed, hunting grounds diminish. There’s still good hunting to be had, though, say hunters and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
 
SCOTIA

High Schools: Tartans defeat Warriors

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Dan Zeglen connected on 17 of 22 passes and three touchdowns Saturday as Scotia-Glenville beat Averill Park, 49-20, to wrap up a 5-2 regular-season football schedule.
 

Sports Bulletin Board for week of Oct. 19-25

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
A listing of local sports happenings.
 
 

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