Sectionals staying in Glens Falls

The Section II boys’ basketball and wrestling champions will be crowned at the Glens Falls Civic Cen

The Section II boys’ basketball and wrestling champions will be crowned at the Glens Falls Civic Center for at least three more years.

Section II announced Thursday that it had signed a three-year agreement with the Civic Center to continue hosting the sectional championships in both sports.

“Glens Falls has been the home for our basketball sectionals for a long time,” said first-year boys’ basketball chairman Will Ferguson. “It’s something the entire Capital Region is familiar with.”

There was some concern when the building was put up for auction during the summer that if there was a new owner, the tournaments might have to seek a new home.

“I wasn’t privy to past negotiations, but I believe we had a binding contract,” said Ferguson, the Ichabod Crane head coach. “The teams that get into sectionals look forward to playing at the Civic Center.”

Though attendance has been declining for the wrestling championships, its still seen by the athletes and coaches as a destination.

“We treat the wrestlers like its a state tournament,” said Section II wrestling chairman George Chickanis, who has run the event since 1991. “And there isn’t a bad seat in the house.”

The sectional wrestling committee was not involved in the negotitions.

“No, that’s nothing we’re involved with,” said Chicakanis. “That’s done by the Section II people.”

The Section II wrestling finals had to be moved to Queensbury High School two years ago due to weather.

“That was a last-minute thing, but it showed we could do that if we had to,” Chicakanis said. “We go back to our coaches every year to see what they want to do. People want to go to the Civic Center.”


The Schalmont wrestling team used pins from Matt Cappuccitti, Jake Handerhan, Matt Osborne and Jarrett Reynolds — plus five forfeits — to beat Voorheesville, 60-3, in its season-opener.

Cobleskill-Richmonville beat Albany Academy, 48-28, in another Colonial match.

A.J. Fletcher got the Bulldogs off to a quick start when he opened the match with a pin at 152 pounds.

Fonda-Fultonville topped Ichabod Crane, 45-24, as Thomas TenEyck pinned.

Schenectady dropped a 42-32 non-leaguer to Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George. Alex Wagenbaugh (145 pounds), Ditaye Douglas (182) and Jacob Cafariella (113) pinned for the Patriots, and Josh Reed posted a tech fall.

Sica sparks Eagles

John Sica scored 25 points, snared nine rebounds and blocked six shots to lift Bethlehem over Mohonasen, 69-53, in a Suburban Council boys’ basketball game.

Kevin Weber had 11 points for the Eagles (1-1, 1-1). Ryan Carter led Mohonasen (0-2, 0-2) with 17 points, and Anthony Jones netted 13.

Mohonasen had nine three-pointers among its 14 field goals.

Canajoharie’s fourth-quarter comeback bid fell short in a 65-60 opening-round loss to Vestal at the Oneonta Tip-Off Tournament.

Colin Davis nailed eight threes for Canajoharie, one shy of the school record, and finished with 26 points. Josh Gonzalez had a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Anthony Bravo totaled 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Mike Henley and Jacquez both scored 11 points as Gloversville defeated Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, 56-43, in a non-league game.

Brendan Maloney and Niveh Sanders both had 11 points for the Knights.

The Duanesburg girls beat Unatego at the Schenevus Tournament, 36-30, after racing to a 26-13 halftime lead.

Rachel Gamache scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half and took down 19 rebounds to key the Lady Eagles.





Jones 4-4-13, Carter 4-6-17, Neely 2-0-6, Canavally 2-0-6, Krazinski 0-1-1, Dunham 1-3-5, Celmins 1-2-5. Totals: 14-16-53.


M. Riker 1-2-4, Zonca 2-3-7, J. Riker 1-4-6, Weber 5-1-11, Sica 8-9-25, Dole 0-2-2, Kirby 3-2-8, Carrk 2-0-4, Morelli 1-0-2. Totals: 23-23-69.

Mohonasen 12 22  5 14 — 53

Bethlehem 18 16 19 16 — 69

Three-point goals: Jones, Carter 3, Neely 2, Canavally 2, Celmins.


First round



D’Efti 4-1-9, Alig 1-1-4, O’Hara 5-1-11, Wegmann 4-2-11, LaFranchi 4-0-9, Andrews 0-2-2, Costy 4-2-10, Mushalla 4-1-9. Totals: 26-10-65.


Gonzalez 7-9-23, Anderson 3-0-7, Davis 9-0-26, O’Neil 1-0-2, Fox 1-0-2. Totals: 21-9-60.

Vestal 15 15 18 17 — 65

Canajoharie 11 11 15 23 — 60

Three-point goals: Alig, Wegmann, LaFranchi, Anderson, Davis 8.




Mooney 1-1-3, Dikeman 3-0-7, B. Maloney 5-1-11, Berard 3-0-8, Sanders 3-5-11, Asselin 0-3-3. Totals: 15-10-43.


Henley 4-0-11, Stewart 1-1-3, Reppenhagen 2-1-5, McGee 1-1-3, Bravo 5-2-13, Nails 2-7-11, McCredie 3-1-7, Salvagni 1-0-2, Bentley 0-1-1. Totals: 19-14-56.

ND-BG 6 15 10 12 — 43

Gloversville 2 13 11 20 — 56

Three-point goals: Dikeman, Berard 2, Henley 3, Bravo.



First round



Gamache 7-0-15, Nelson 1-0-2, Howell 3-0-8, Schaeffer 2-5-10. Totals: 13-5-36.


Frazier 0-1-1, B. Faulkner 1-3-5, M. Faulkner 2-1-5, Pikard 1-0-2, Slawson 1-0-2, Newman 1-1-3, Haehnel 6-0-12. Totals: 12-6-30.

Duanesburg 14 12 3  7 — 36

Unatego  6  7 7 10 — 30

Three-point goals: Gamache, Howell 2, Schaeffer.

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