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SYRACUSE

Syracuse survives Villanova in 2OT, 27-26

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Orange stop two-point conversion.
 
Horse deaths have officials concerned
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Horse deaths have officials concerned

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer at the deaths and consider some new safety steps to go with measures already being developed.
 

High Schools: Ochs powers Lady Dutch

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Lexi Ochs was a difference-maker from all areas of the court with 12 kills, 10 aces and nine defensive digs in leading Guilderland past Shaker Friday in the Suburban Council opener for both teams.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Riskaverse: Miss Frost does it her way

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Miss Frost decided to try something new, unbeknownst to her jockey and trainer. The 3-year-old Curlin filly gained the lead around the first turn of the mile-long Riskaverse on the Saratoga Race Course turf on Friday, removed herself from the rest of the field by a margin that grew throughout and won her third straight race for trainer Tom Albertrani and jockey Edgar Prado.
 
Boys' Soccer: Sabres open with romp
ROTTERDAM

Boys' Soccer: Sabres open with romp

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Training sessions and scrimmages are all well and good, but coaches never know what type of team they have until the athletes actually have to perform as a unit on the field. Given that, both Jason Beck and Chris Bailey were pleased with their teams’ effort in Friday’s opening round of the Capital Cup boys’ soccer tournament played at Schalmont.
 

ND-BG Girls' Volleyball: Making sectionals Knights' goal

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons finally claimed its first Big 10 girls’ volleyball championship last season when it tied Albany for the top spot and then beat the Lady Falcons in a special playoff. There will be no repeat for the Golden Knights. The Big 10 was dissolved in June, leaving Bishop Gibbons with one less goal to shoot for.
 
ALBANY

Area College Football: Gattuso, Danes set for opener

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
First-year University at Albany head coach Greg Gattuso hasn’t felt butterflies for more than nine years — ever since he ended his previous head coaching stint at Duquesne, from 1993 through 2004..
 
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna Boys' Soccer: Silver Warriors must adjust on back line

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
When you lose the most physically dominant central defender tandem in the Suburban Council to graduation, it’s easy to know where to retool your team. That’s the case at Niskayuna, where boys’ soccer coach Joe Carosella has to find a way to replace the twin tower pairing of graduated seniors Nick Shanahan and Brennan Colby, who helped the Silver Warriors get to the 2012 Class AA championship game and the quarterfinals a year ago.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Race Course: Moreno meets familiar foes

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Eric Guillot’s phone rings … it’s James Brown. No, the ghost of the Godfather of Soul was not calling the Louisianan to ask him about his Whitney champion, Moreno, who will run in today’s Grade I Woodward at Saratoga Race Course. It was Guillot’s ringtone, announcing an incoming call with James Brown’s voice shouting “Wow! I feel good,” which echos Guillot’s feelings about Moreno.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Meet extension not happening

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
An eight-week Saratoga Race Course meet is not being proposed. It’s not normally news when something is not happening, but New York Racing Association board of directors member Anthony Bonomo had to clear up that mistaken impression after an article ran in Thursday’s Saratogian and Troy Record citing him as saying as much during Wednesday’s “Paul Vandenburgh Show” on WGDJ 1300 AM.
 
At the ’09 Woodward, Rachel certainly was Alexandra the Great
SARATOGA SPRINGS

At the ’09 Woodward, Rachel certainly was Alexandra the Great

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
The crowd noise at Saratoga Race Course built as it normally did, but it sounded different that first September Saturday afternoon five years ago.
 
SCHENECTADY

Hockey: Union adds faceoff specialist

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
When a team wins an NCAA title like the Union hockey team did last season, there would appear to be no glaring weaknesses.
But there was one aspect of the Dutchmen’s game that head coach Rick Bennett didn’t like. He saw a weakness in the team’s ability to win faceoffs. Bennett hopes the newest member of his coaching staff will help improve that area.
 
SCHENECTADY

Soccer: Sloan making pieces fit at Schenectady

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Recent Schenectady boys’ soccer teams had gotten the reputation of having tremendously talented players that didn’t necessarily play well with their teammates.
Patriots coach Terry Sloan is ready to usher in a new era, with skilled players all over the field working as a unit.
 

Sowle, Spencer reunite for Glen Ridge show

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
There are a number of reasons why a couple of old friends would get together on a Friday; maybe a round of golf and a couple of cold ones to kick off the holiday weekend.
But not when the old friends are as heavily involved in stock car racing as Mike Sowle and Tommy Spencer. Their objective tonight is to put on one of the best racing cards ever presented at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.
 
Startup Nation keeps Brown on a roll
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Startup Nation keeps Brown on a roll

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Chalk up another 2-year-old turf stakes win for Mechanicville’s Chad Brown.
 
 

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