High school roundup: Voorheesville holds off Watervliet 21-18

Includes football, soccer, cross country highlights

VOORHEESVILLE — Voorheesville took a 21-0 lead into halftime and fought off Watervliet’s second-half comeback in its 21-18 Class C victory Saturday.

Quarterback Jimmy Conley connected with Ian Owens for a 50-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to make it 14-0. Conley threw a pair of touchdown passes in the win. Kareem Duncan had touchdown runs of 73 and 29 yards for Watervliet.

Watervliet    0  0 12  6— 18
Voorheesville    14  7  0  6 — 21

V — Palmer 7 run (Parker kick)
V — Owens 50 pass from Conley (Parker kick)
V — Rychik 15 pass from Conley (Parker kick)
W — Duncan 73 run (kick failed)
W — Britt recovered fumble in end zone (run failed)
W — Duncan 29 run (run failed)

Class D


WHITEHALL — Brendan Covey rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns in the Whitehall victory. Whitehall as a team compiled 336 yards on the ground. Helderberg Valley quarterback Xander Monroe threw touchdown passes of 65 and 64 yards.

Helderberg Valley    6 14  0  0 — 20
Whitehall    7 15 14  7— 43

W — Covey 15 run (Kennedy kick)
H — Waddell 12 pass from Monroe (kick blocked)
W — Covey 9 run (Kennedy kick)
H — Soucy 65 pass from Monroe (Coolidge kick)
H — Waddell 64 pass from Monroe (Coolidge kick)
W — Covey 50 run (Moore run)
W — Dawson 26 pass from Procella (Covey run)
W — Covey 23 run (kick blocked)
W — Moore 1 run (Kennedy kick)

WARRENSBURG — Reese Cristaldi rushed for two touchdowns and added a 75-yard pick-six in the Witches’ win. Cole Burgess had 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns five carries, and also threw for a touchdown in the win. Warresnburg had a pair of 100-yard rushers in Cole Lanfear (120) and Trevor Prosser (100).
Greenwich    13 21 14  0 — 48
Warrensburg     6  6  0 6 — 18

W — Lanfear 24 pass from MacDuff (run failed)
G — Burgess 49 run (kick failed)
G — Cristaldi 4 run (Albrecht kick)
G — Burgess 46 run (Albrecht kick)
G — Cristaldi 8 run (kick failed)
G — Cristaldi 75 interception return (Burgess run)
W — Lanfear 67 run (run failed)
G — James 27 pass from Burgess (kick failed)
G — Mosher 25 interception reutrn (Cristaldi run)
W — Kelly 20 run (run failed)


Shenendehowa edged CBA 3-2 in Suburban Council action. For the Plainsmen, Nick Evans’ hat trick accounted for all the scoring. Brady Van Epps and Wyatt Leo had goals for CBA.

Saratoga Springs handed Ballston Spa its first loss of the season as the Blue Streaks defeated the Scotties 2-0. Aidan O’Malley and Simon Smith had goals for Saratoga. Ballston Spa fell to 5-1.

Ethan Van Vorst and Tyler Doherty each collected a goal and an assist in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 6-1 victory against Columbia. Brendan Russo had the lone goal for the Blue Devils.

Cameron Enos had two goals as Colonie topped Averill Park 3-1. Andrew Shaw also scored for the Garnet Raiders, while Logan Bielawski scored for the Warriors.
Merjan Ozisik scored with 18 minutes left to give Niskayuna (3-3) a 2-1 victory over Troy.

The Silver Warriors led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Jackson Bishop. Troy tied it up in the second half on a goal by Kevin Vargas.

Oscar Mirkovic assisted on Ozisik’s game-winner, and Jimmy Joyce made four saves for Niskayuna. Osman Faris made 11 saves for Troy.

Shaker defeated Albany 1-0. The difference in the game was Ryan Eagan’s goal, assisted by Gregory Hale.

Mike Avramidis made 13 saves for Schenectady, which played Bethlehem to a 0-0 draw. For the Eagles, Ryan Henning only needed two saves to record the shutout.

Dylan Bumpus scored in overtime to lift Mayfield over Greenville 2-1 in the Mayfield Tournament. Daniel Leach (Mayfield) and Paul Mitchell (Greenville) had the game’s other goals.

Cobleskill-Richmondville defeated Amsterdam 7-2 in the Fonda-Fultonville tournament. Adrian Kowl and Greg Hotaling each had two goals for the Bulldogs, while Nick Pryor and Andrew Tracy both added a goal and two assists.

In non-league action, Greenwich topped Doane Stuart 4-2. Greenwich goals were scored by Charlie Gartner, Henry Hansen, Christian O’Brien and John Swertner.

Queensbury beat Scotia-Glenville 6-1 on Friday. Teddy Borgos collected two goals and an assist for Queensbury, while Greg Maccharulo and Matt Ricciardelli each contributed a goal and an assist.


Saratoga Springs topped Ballston Spa 4-0 in Suburban Council action. Julia DiMenna collected a goal and three assists, while Abby Ray added a goal and an assist.

Alex Skoda scored twice in Mohonasen’s 3-1 defeat of Guilderland. Milan Pfister made 15 saves in net for the Warriors.

Averill Park doubled up Colonie 4-2. Brigid Clark, Kristina Sanchez, Morgan Caitlin and Madelyn Van Aken each scored once for the Warriors.

Niskayuna shut out Troy 4-0. Alana McNulty, Izzy Lynch, Cheshta Prasad and Julia Laurilliard each scored a first-half goal for the Silver Warriors.

Columbia edged Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2-1 in overtime. Sage Smith stopped 25 out of a possible 26 shots in net for the Blue Devils. Madeline Gibney and Julia Lindemann were Columbia’s goal scorers.

Cait Wood scored three goals and Julia Roemer added two more to propel Shaker over Albany 8-1. Megan Piser added a goal and an assist for the Blue Bison.

Catskill scored with 30 seconds remaining in the second half to edge Chatham 2-1 in a Patroon Conference game. For Chatham, Caroline Paolucci assisted Abby Hoag’s goal.

On Friday, Mayfield beat Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville 1-0 in double-overtime. Lyndsey Hampton scored the game-winner with 1:58 left in the second overtime period.


Johnstown won a non-league match against Salem 6-0. Taryn Ringer scored four goals, while Paige Stewart added two for the Lady Bills.

Vestal defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1-0. Erika Schutt had the game’s only goal. Krista Wickman made 11 saves and recorded the shutout for Vestal.


Arlington dominated the 40th annual Fort Plain Cross Country Invitational, winning both the boys’ and girls’ Large Varsity divisions. Colin Waters was the boys team’s highest-placed finisher, coming in second at 15:30.62. Antonio Beltran (15:23.81) and Francisco Beltran (15:41.82) came in first and third, respectively, for Schalmont boys.

Olivia Lazarou of Amsterdam had the best individual time in girls’ Large Varsity, finishing in 18:19.53. Kaylyn Murtaugh was the highest-placed runner for Arlington girls, crossing the line at 19:37.36 in seventh place.

Andrew Yacobucci led Canajoharie-Ft. Plain to victory in boys’ Small Varsity, finishing second with a time of 16:52.41. Evan Ensslin of Voorheesville finished ahead of Yacobucci in 16:26.00.

Greenwich’s Brynne Wright (18:11.96) won the girls’ Small Varsity division, guiding her Greenwich to first place in the team competition.


Large Varsity
Teams: Arlington 36, Shaker 76, Columbia 105, Schalmont 118, Scotia 140, Guilderland 143, Schenectady 161, Bethlehem 185, Colonie 219, LaSalle 263.
Individuals: Antonio Beltran (Schal), 15:23.81; Colin Waters (Arl), 15:30.62; Francisco Beltran (Schal), 15:41.82; Tyler Locke (Arl), 16:00.70; T.J. Randall (Shaker), 16:10.32; Isaac Menis (Schen), 16:13.56; Maazin Ahmed (Schen), 16:25.94; Liam Danaher (Col) 16:33.21; Michael Verde (Arl), 16:35.34; Daniel Caso (Arl), 16:37.95
Small Varsity
Teams: Canajoharie-Ft. Plain 114, Greenwich 114, Johnstown 125, Broadalbin-Perth 126, Duanesburg 128, Voorheesville 141, Berlin 170, Greenville 182, Fonda-Fultonville 193, Hoosic Valley 200, Cobleksill-Richmondville 231, Corinth 282, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville 320, Mekeel Christian Academy 365, Little Falls 406.
Individuals: Evan Ensslin (Voor), 16:26.00; Andrew Yacobucci (Can-FP), 16:52.41; Boone Lynch (Dburg) 17:00.49; Ben Corey (HV), 17:38.62; Sam Grimmke (Gwich), 17:46.35; Jared Spring (Gville), 17:50.10; Ryan Burr (CV), 17:51.86; Manuel Calvo (Gville), 17:58.07; Collin Douglas (Ber), 18:02.96; Matt Rose (HV), 18:07.58.


Large Varsity
Teams: Arlington 54, Colonie 71, Guilderland 84, Shaker 102, Columbia 150, Schalmont 158, Amsterdam 161, Scotia 163, Schenectady 220.
Individuals: Olivia Lazarou (Am), 18:19.93; Kathryn Tenney (Colon), 19:02.52; Alexa Thompson (Guild), 19:07.87; Angela Artini (Shaker), 19:14.52; Juliana Geniti (Scotia), 19:17.99; Mya June (Schal) 19:24.46; Kaylyn Murtaugh (Arl), 19:37.96; Emily Pinheiro (Arl), 19:50.37; Gabriella Broga (Colum), 19:51.81; Anna Recktenwalt (Arl), 19:56.68.
Small Varsity
Teams: Greenwich 21, Voorheesville 121, Canajoharie-Ft. Plain 137, Greenville 146, Cobleskill-Richmondville 149, Albany Academy 160, Duanesburg 177, Johnstown 199, Fonda-Fultonville 202, Corinth 207, Little Falls 244, Berlin 272, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 318.
Individuals: Brynne Wright (Gwich), 18:11.96; Madison Relyea (May), 18:15.98; Emma Cronin (Gwich), 18:29.33; Tess Fitzmaurice (Gville), 18:46.18; Elaine Atanasova (Dburg), 19:10.26; Quinn Collins (Gwich), 19:17.36; Brooke Wright (Gwich), 19:25.31; Teagen Wright (Gwich), 19:31.78; Carrie Burnell (HV), 19:42.65; Mariem Sayahi (Voor), 19:51.56.

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