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Ballston Spa secures spot in sectional softball semifinals

BALLSTON SPA

Ballston Spa secures spot in sectional softball semifinals

The sound from Sarah Pritchard’s big smack had barely died down when her Ballston Spa softball teammates on the basepaths started their celebration.

Lacrosse: Marr's goal gives Shen girls 13-12 OT win

Jordyn Marr’s goal in overtime gave Shenendehowa a wild 13-12 victory over Saratoga Springs Friday in the quarterfinals of the Section II Class A girls’ lacrosse tournament.

Softball: Columbia's Burns pitches no-hitter to beat Saratoga

Sophomore Maddie Burns did just about everything for Columbia in its Section II Class AA softball tournament quarterfinal game against Saratoga Springs on Friday.

Heller standing pat with Nyquist-Exaggerator

Heller standing pat with Nyquist-Exaggerator

Surprising absolutely nobody, we are going to stick with our top two picks in the Kentucky Derby — undefeated Nyquist and Exaggerator — in that same order, for this afternoon’s Preakness Stakes.

Fort Plain’s Heroth a pitch from perfect

An out away from perfection, Jesse Heroth had to settle for a postseason no-hitter. Heroth’s no-hitter lifted Fort Plain over Mekeel Christian Academy 11-0 in sectional baseball action.

Burnt Hills’ D robs Scotia in sectionals

SCOTIA

Burnt Hills’ D robs Scotia in sectionals

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake softball coach Gary Holtz rattled off one name after another Thursday afternoon following the Spartans Section II tournament upset at Scotia-Glenville.

Dutchwomen hockey coach out to change culture

SCHENECTADY

Dutchwomen hockey coach out to change culture

Josh Sciba didn’t go full Shakespeare in noting Thursday that other coaches of “good and virtuous nature may recoil” from taking on the Union women’s hockey head coaching job, but . . . Actually, he practically did.

Devils bounce for the season

ALBANY

Devils bounce for the season

Hockey pucks are made out of vulcanized rubber. Rubber bounces. Those facts alone pretty much ended the Albany Devils’ season.

Stock car racer Proctor, 62, still chasing championships

Stock car racer Proctor, 62, still chasing championships

When Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., kicks off its 50th season of racing Saturday night, Ron Proctor of Charlton will be in the pits, embarking on a season that he hopes will bring him his third NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship at the asphalt track.

A prince in the Sport of Kings

BALTIMORE

A prince in the Sport of Kings

Racing is about pursuit of the Triple Crown, but it's also about the Joe Cacciolfis of the world, too.

Shen's Anderson lets his pitching do the talking

CLIFTON PARK

Shen's Anderson lets his pitching do the talking

He’d hit a batter and walked another to start Thursday’s game. Partially covering his face with his baseball glove, Shenendehowa senior Ian Anderson stalked behind the mound in frustration.

Knicks poised to hire Hornacek as coach

NEW YORK

Knicks poised to hire Hornacek as coach

Phil Jackson’s long, strange trip to hire a new coach for the New York Knicks is apparently close to ending. Jackson, the team’s president, has honed in on Jeff Hornacek, who was let go as coach of the Phoenix Suns this season

5 lacrosse matchups that would be fun to see

5 lacrosse matchups that would be fun to see

With Section II seedings released Wednesday for the high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse playoffs, here are five potential games to watch for in the upcoming postseason tournaments.

Girls' lacrosse powers on collision course

Girls' lacrosse powers on collision course

In less than two weeks, Section II will crown new girls’ lacrosse champions. But if seeds hold true to Wednesday’s slotting of the teams, this year’s title game celebrations will look very familiar to the ones from last year.

Mohonasen gets sectional softball victory

Mohonasen gets sectional softball victory

Emma Rafferty and Morgan Redmond combined for five hits and five runs batted in, and Mohonasen held off Queensbury Wednesday in a Class A first-round game 8-5 for its first Section II tournament win since 2011.

Boys' lacrosse champions in position to repeat

Boys' lacrosse champions in position to repeat

Championship hangover? No such thing for last year’s Section II boys’ lacrosse tournament winners, with Niskayuna (Class A), Albany Academy (Class B) and Greenwich (Class C) securing the No. 1 seeds

Malachowski Shen baseball’s unknown star

CLIFTON PARK

Malachowski Shen baseball’s unknown star

Well before the regular season began, it was a sentiment Shenendehowa baseball head coach Greg Christodulu eventually expected to express: “We wouldn’t have the No. 1 seed without him.”

Niskayuna coach Furey fills out lineup card for last time

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Niskayuna coach Furey fills out lineup card for last time

The first thing John Furey did was talk up his sophomore pitcher. It was typical Furey.

Will Tiger Woods ever compete at a high level again?

Will Tiger Woods ever compete at a high level again?

Time, along with his brittle body, has become Tiger Woods’ chief adversary.

Lacrosse: Tebbano solid in goal as Shen defeats Burnt Hills

Anthony Tebbano finished with 16 saves to lead the Shenendehowa boys’ lacrosse team to a 9-4 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in a Suburban Council game Tuesday.

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