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Giants overwhelm Royals

Giants overwhelm Royals

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.
Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals, 7-1, Tuesday night in the World Series opener.
 
Kinkaid blanks Penguins, ties record for shutouts
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Kinkaid blanks Penguins, ties record for shutouts

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
It’s easy math — so easy that Keith Kinkaid only needed two years at Union College to master it.
 

Cross country: Greenwich sweeps Wasaren titles

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
With Jeremy Spiezio running a winning time of 14:47.9 for 5k, the Greenwich boys won the Wasaren League championship at Saratoga Spa State Park Tuesday.
 

Field hockey: Streaks advance with 3-0 win

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Maggie Conway scored a goal in each half, and Sam Geils made four saves to lift Saratoga Springs over Shaker, 3-0, in a quarterfinal game of the Section II Class A field hockey tournament Tuesday at the Adirondack Sports Complex.
 

Boys' soccer: Bison get No. 1 seed in Class AA

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The large-school boys’ sectional championship used to come down to Guilderland and Shenendehowa.
Recently, some other schools have gotten into the mix. This year, it could be Shaker’s turn, as the Blue Bison are the top seed in Class AA, followed by Shenendehowa, Guilderland and Niskayuna.
 

Girls' soccer: Tartans replace BH-BL at top of Class A

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
No, that isn’t a misprint.
That is Scotia-Glenville sitting atop the Class A postseason brackets, occupying a spot that has been the domain of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake since the state went to five enrollment classifications in the fall of 2003.
 

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.
 
 

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