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Blackbirds may be ready to soar in Colonial

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
With powerful Albany Academy becoming an independent, parity returns to the Colonial Council this season.

Coaches will need pre-game introductions in CHVL

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
From the bench to the court, the 2008-09 season will be one of change in the Central Hudson Valley League.

Tartans the team to beat in Foothills

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
After three straight second-place finishes in the Foothills Council, Scotia-Glenville coach Jim Giammattei figures it’s time for the Tartans to grab the brass ring.

Healthy Blue Streaks should be contenders in Suburban

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Saratoga Springs coach Mitch Snyder is ready to write off the 2007-08 season as an anomaly.

Support cast the key for Maginn

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Bunduka Kargbo. James Torres. Taran Buie. You know their names and what they’ve done for Bishop Maginn basketball over the last few years. Now, name three other players who will suit up a week from tonight when the defending Big 10, Section II and state Class AA champions make their season debut at Catholic Central.

Lake George may be in class by itself in Adirondack League

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Winter’s arrival didn’t mean an end to the excitment in Lake George last season. The Warriors won the East Div­ision and beat West champ Whitehall for the overall Adirondack League championship in 2007-08.

Bengals, Panthers lead Wasaren title chase

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Tamarac has been pointing to this season for five years. For Hoosick Falls, the wait hasn’t been as long, but the desired result is the same. The Bengals and Panthers are expected to battle for the Wasaren League title this season.

Falcons like to save best for last in WAC

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Last season, Northville was the feel-good team in the Western Athletic Conference. The Falcons will take their lumps again in the league — that’s what happens when Class D teams play in a league that includes teams from Class B — so second-year coach Ryan Gander, himself a Northville graduate, always looks ahead to the postseason.

Lady Rams begin new chapter in Big 10

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
The Amsterdam girls’ basketball team has a new look, but the same goal.

Adirondack division champs await challenges

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Lake George and Argyle came up with the two big Adirondack League girls’ basketball prizes last winter. Both will be fighting off challengers this season.

Lady Plainsmen in state of transition

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
With an all-senior starting five, Shenendehowa turned in a banner 2007-08 season, winning Suburban Council division and tournament titles, and the Section II Class AA championship. Along the way, the Lady Plainsmen presented coach Ken Strube with his 500th victory.

Well isn’t dry at Maple Hill

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Maple Hill coach Mark Bubniak thinks the coaches around the league may be giving his team too much respect.

Hoosic Valley again stands out in Wasaren

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Hoosic Valley had a perfect Wasaren League girls’ basketball season, and the Indians almost had a perfect overall season, but a loss in the Class B state title game to Briarcliff ruined that.

New faces line up to challenge Holy Names

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
One new team, two new coaches and several new stars will produce a new era in the Colonial Council girls’ basketball league.

Hutcherson, Jesters will get serious challenge from Clippers in CHVL

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Is this going to be the year that someone knocks off Emma Willard? Probably not.

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