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Pro Hockey: Gostisbehere, Bodie to AHL

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Two key players from Union’s NCAA hockey championship team were sent to the American Hockey League by their respective National Hockey League teams on Wednesday. The Philadelphia Flyers demoted defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, while the New York Rangers sent Mat Bodie to the Hartford Wolf Pack.
 

Fly-Fishing: Shops on Connecticut rivers get new managers

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
There are two fantastic trout rivers just over the state line in Connecticut, the Farmington and the Housatonic, and there’s a well-established fly shop on each one: Housatonic River Outfitters in Cornwall, and UpCountry Sportfishing in New Hartford. A recent shake-up might invite comparison to Joe Girardi leaving the Yankees to manage the Red Sox. Torrey Collins, the manager at Housatonic River Outfitters for 13 years, took over as manager at UpCountry Wednesday.
 
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RPI Hockey: Kasdorf has worked hard to play again

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute goalie Jason Kasdorf had the worst kind of sophomore slump you can ever imagine. Just a couple of days after playing in the Engineers’ 7-2 loss to Boston College on Oct. 13, Kasdorf dislocated his right shoulder during a goalie drill. The injury was severe enough that season-ending surgery was the best way to get Kasdorf back to 100 percent. After going through rehabilitation and spending some time in the Winnipeg Jets’ summer prospects camp, the junior Kasdorf feels like a new goalie.
 
School Field Hockey: Fraser's goal in OT lifts Shen
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School Field Hockey: Fraser's goal in OT lifts Shen

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Emily Fraser is making the kind of impact Shenendehowa field hockey coach Jeanne Frevola was hoping for. It’s just coming a little later in the season. “It was a big loss not having her. Now it’s a big gain,” Frevola said Wednesday after Fraser’s overtime goal lifted Shenendehowa over Columbia, 3-2, in a Suburban Council game. “I have high expectations for her to make a difference.”
 

College Basketball: Koubek to join Saint Rose Hall

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Tim Koubek calls himself the consummate gym rat, but now instead of making the perfect pass, he’s making the perfect sell as a computer software salesman for Context Solutions in Virginia. Now living in Maryland, the 47-year-old former Shenendehowa High School and College of Saint Rose basketball standout will be inducted into the CSR Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Massry Center for the Arts.
 

Thoroughbred Racing Notebook: Alvarado, Espinoza to sit

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Rough rides in the biggest races on both coasts last Saturday resulted in suspensions this week.
 

High Schools: Gifford comes through late

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Brendan Gifford scored with three seconds left in regulation to send Mayfield over Saratoga Central Catholic, 1-0, in a Western Athletic Conference boys’ soccer match Wednesday.
 

Ex-Union hockey players Gostisbehere, Bodie sent to AHL

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Two key players from Union’s NCAA hockey championship team were sent to the minor leagues by their respective NHL teams on Wednesday.
 
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Major League Baseball: Royals rally in 12th, beat Athletics, 9-8

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight.
 

Volleyball: Shenendehowa sweeps Guilderland

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Julia Paliwodzinski collected 33 assists, and Shenendehowa continued its push for the top Class AA sectional seed with a 25-12, 25-19, 25-15 Suburban Council win over Guilderland Tuesday.
 
Plainsmen get a real scare
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Plainsmen get a real scare

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Guilderland’s bus broke down on the way to the game, causing nearly a half-hour delay in Tuesday’s Suburban Council boys’ soccer showdown with Shenendehowa.
Surprisingly, it was the Plainsmen, not the Dutchmen, who needed some fixing.
 

Defense carried City Rocks to 15U national title

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
It may be difficult to see when local high school basketball teams take the court this winter, but a handful of freshmen return to the floor with a refined respect for defense.
It may be difficult to see only because, of the nine players from the Albany City Rocks 15U AAU team that won a national championship in July by playing their roles offensively and buckling down defensively, no two of them play for the same high school team.
 

Soccer: Fingar sparks Tartans' victory

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Owen Fingar scored the first of his three goals in the opening minute on a cross from Kettrick Bailey, and Scotia-Glenville went on to defeat Gloversville, 7-1, in a Foothills Council boys’ soccer game Tuesday.
 

School cross country

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
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Fusco finds his niche at St. John Fisher

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
His dream of playing Division I football gone, Tony Fusco has hit the ground running.
Literally.
 
 

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