School notes: Niskayuna ties record
Niskayuna tied its own record for goals scored in a Section II boys’ lacrosse playoff game in Tuesday’s 29-2 Class B quarterfinal triumph over Troy.
Niskayuna beat Amsterdam in a 2010 Class B quarterfinal, 29-1, which included a 16-goal, first-quarter outburst. The Silver Warriors topped that output with 18 first-quarter goals against Troy.
The Gazette does not keep records for goals scored in a quarter, but the 16 and 18 are believed to be the most ever produced by an area team in a playoff or regular season contest.
Niskayuna produced 13 first-quarter goals in a 24-5 Class A quarterfinal win against Bethlehem last season. Niskayuna also notched 10 first-quarter goals in a 22-0 Class B quarterfinal win against Troy in 2009, and in an 18-1 Class A semifinal win against Columbia in 2006.
In Tuesday’s game, Mike D’Amario scored four goals for Niskayuna, and Lucas Maloney and Sam Kaplan pumped in three apiece. The Silver Warriors had 13 goal scorers in all.
Here’s a list of the teams that have generated 20 or more goals in a Section II boys’ playoff game:
1996: Albany Academy 23-2 vs. Amsterdam (Class B semifinal).
1997: Albany Academy 21-0 vs. South Glens Falls (Class B semifinal).
2001: Guilderland 22-8 vs. Columbia (Class A first round).
2004: Niskayuna 22-1 vs. Columbia (Class A quarterfinal).
2005: Niskayuna 26-2 vs. LaSalle (Class A quarterfinal).
2006: Glens Falls 20-5 vs. Amsterdam (Class B quarterfinal).
2009: Niskayuna 22-0 vs. Troy (Class B quarterfinal).
2010: Niskayuna 29-1 vs. Amsterdam (Class B quarterfinal).
2010: Glens Falls 20-1 vs. Lansingburgh (Class C semifinal).
2012: Niskayuna 24-5 vs. Bethlehem (Class A quarterfinal)
2013: Glens Falls 20-4 vs. Maple Hill (Class C quarterfinal).
Queensbury senior Charlie Peltz is believed to have tied the New York state high school pitching record with his three straight no-hitters which were recorded May 13 (South Glens Falls), May 8 (Glens Falls) and May 13 (Hudson Falls).
Ryan Dunford of Bishop Timon-St. Jude authored three straight no-hitter in 2003, including a perfect game. His bid for a fourth consecutive no-hitter ended with two outs in the seventh inning.
James Balin of Levittown Division pitched three straight no-hitters in 1996.
Peltz is schedule to take the mound Thursday when Queensbury hosts Amsterdam in a Section II tournament Class A quarterfinal game.
Some Queensbury no-hit history: Peltz fired a no-hitter against Gloversville as a junior ... Steve Bethel hurled no-hitters less than two weeks apart in 2006 against Scotia-Glenville (April 17) and Hudson Falls (April 28) ... Marc French tossed a perfect game against Hudson Falls in 1997, and the 13-0 win was the 300th for Spartans’ coach Jay Marra ... Bill Anderson’s three no-hitters in 1988 included a perfect game with 19 strikeouts against Johnstown.
TOGA HALL OF FAME
The Saratoga Springs City School District is seeking nominations for the Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Nominations are available at the high school athletic office or on the district website (www.saratogaschools,org/halloffame), and are due June 28.
Former student-athletes, coaches and contributors to the athletic program can be nominated.
WHAT THEY’RE DOING
Ithaca College is headed to the Division III World Series in Wisconsin this weekend with five former Section II baseball players on its roster in Luke Stark (Guilderland, junior, outfield/pitcher), Christian Brown (Columbia, sophomore, outfield), Corey Caswell (Broadalbin-Perth, senior, catcher), Cameron Oathout (Gloversville, freshman, outfield) and John Stanley (Columbia, freshman, outfield).
Ithaca beat Cortland in its final New York Regional game, 4-2, to advance to its 12th NCAA tournament and end an 18-year drought of getting there. Ithaca won titles in 1980 and 1988, and three times finished second.
Caswell went 3-for-4, Brown hit a double and Stark scored a run after drawing a walk in the win over Cortland. Ithaca (38-6) won all four of its regional contests to extend its victory streak to 14 games.