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Numbers of note: Fonda’s Atty, Saratoga’s Chandler, Mechanicville’s Goverski deliver

Section II individuals, teams produce in big way
Mechanicville senior Charli Goverski recently scored her 1,000th career point.
Mechanicville senior Charli Goverski recently scored her 1,000th career point.

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Section II individuals and teams have been churning out impressive performances in recent weeks. Here are 10 numbers to know from those efforts.


Milestone points total achieved by senior Charli Goverski when the defending Section II Class B champion Mechanicville girls’ basketball team lost to Cobleskill-Richmondville 50-44 in a non-league game. Goverski needed 12 points to become Mechanicville’s fourth 1,000-point female scorer, and got there with a third-quarter free throw. The four-year varsity player finished with 20 points.

Dayquan Griffin of Hudson, Hailey Ballard of Queensbury, Andre Jackson of Albany Academy, JJ Chestnut of Watervliet and Payton Graber of Schalmont also recently joined the 1,000-point club.


Career wins for Cobleskill-Richmondville wrestler Ethan Cooper — a school record — after the senior went 5-0 to claim the 182-pound title at this past weekend’s King Bison Invitational at Shaker High School. Neal Martin had held the Cobleskill school record with 186 wins since 2004, and he was on hand when Cooper broke the record with his fourth pin and fifth victory of the day. Cooper was named the tournament’s heavyweight MOW.


Points tallied by Shenendehowa and Bethlehem when the unbeaten boys’ swimming and diving teams tied in a preview of the Section II Division 1 championship meet. Shenendehowa never led in the meet, but pulled even at the end when it took first and third in the meet-closing 400-yard freestyle relay. The meet-ending winning relay team included senior Alexander Fabris, who earlier won the 50 and 100 free for Shenendehowa. Bethlehem sophomore Max Kaback was a winner in the 200 IM, 100 back and  200 medley relay.


Points scored by Ballston Spa’s Keegan Zoller in a 76-65 boys’ basketball loss to CBA, a career-high for the senior guard who has seven other games to his credit this season with 30 or more. Zoller quarterbacked the Scotties’ run to the sectional football semifinals in the fall.


Three-point baskets knocked down by Fonda-Futonville senior basketball player Jackson Atty when he broke his own school record of eight in a 76-51 win over Tamarac. Junior Alex Curtis of Greenwich nailed 10 3s in an 83-76 overtime win against Schuylerville. Atty finished with 46 points, and Curtis totaled 39.


Seconds it took for Schalmont senior Mia D’Ambrosio to cover 60 meters and move to the top of the state indoor track/field leaderboard with her runner-up effort at the Bullis Champion Speed Invitation in New York City. The North Carolina State-bound D’Ambrosio is also the state leader in the 300 (39.81).


Perfect games rolled by Saratoga Springs senior bowler Hunter Chandler after he connected for 12 strikes in a 28-4 Suburban Council win over Bethlehem. Earlier this month, Chandler and junior teammate Ethan Bowers both rolled 300 games in the same opening set when the Blue Streaks topped Schenectady 29-3. Bowers rolled his first 300 with an 802 triple that day.


Mayfield cross country skiers in the top seven when the Panthers captured the girls’ team title at their invitational last week. Madison Relyea, Fianna Halloran and Delaney LaFontaine place first, third and seventh, respectively, giving Mayfield 11 points to runner-up Queensbury’s 32. Relyea, a junior, also notched wins this season at the Johnsburg Invitational, Section II Opener and Saratoga/Shenendehowa Invitational.


Wins recorded in consecutive games against Class AA girls’ basketball teams by defending state Class C champion Cambridge when the Indians outlasted Baldwin in triple-overtime 67-63 and then topped Xaverian 53-38. Unbeaten Cambridge also owns a 65-58 victory over 2019 New Hampshire state champion Hanover. In its most recent outing, state No. 1 Cambridge piled up 45 points in the first quarter of an 83-41 win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo.


Unbeaten Suburban Council girls’ gymnastics teams after defending champion Saratoga Springs (5-0) edged Bethlehem (4-1) last week 170.75-166.35. Bethlehem set a school points record yet Saratoga prevailed behind the top-two all-arounder finishers in Sophia Damiano and Ava Dallas. Dallas, a junior, set a school record on the beam (9.6) in an earlier meet against Guilderland, and set the Section II vault record (9.475) last season at the state meet.

Reach Jim Schiltz at 518-395-3143, [email protected] or @jim_schiltz on Twitter.

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