The “Fall II” season that wrapped up over the weekend for Section II high school athletic teams may have been short in terms of its length, but had a long list in terms of accomplishment. Here are 10 noteworthy achievements from area high school athletes produced in March and April.
Milestone kill mark reached by Galway junior Julia Reedy and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 11th-grader Carlie Rzeszotarski late in the “Fall II” volleyball season. Reedy reached the special plateau with nine kills in a three-set non-league loss to Burnt Hills, and Rzeszotarski got there with an 11-kill effort in a sweep of Troy. Rzeszotarski anchored the Spartans 20-0 season (60-0 in sets) that was capped by a Suburban Council tournament title.
Rushing yards for Schalmont senior Rodney Parker on 25 attempts when the Sabres completed a 5-0 football season with a 29-28 Class B win over then-unbeaten Glens Falls. Parker scored his second touchdown on a 74-yard run in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 28, and Ryan Shultis kicked the go-ahead extra point.
Goal differential for the Mechanicville boys’ soccer team, which piled up 130 goals and surrendered five in a 15-0 season that was capped by a Wasaren League tournament title. Mechanicville wrapped up its season with an 8-0 win over Waterford-Halfmoon in the tournament finale. Junior Andrew Kraszewski scored two goals in that contest to extend his team one-season record to 37.
Goals accumulated by Mekeel Christian Academy senior striker Len’s Lima after he notched two in the final game of his varsity soccer career. Lima scored in the first half for his 100th and added one more in the second half of a 3-1 win over Loudonville Christian. Mekeel’s all-time goals leader totaled 32 this season with a high of seven in a win over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.
Goals scored in 10 games by Schoharie junior soccer standout Katie Krohn, including five on three occasions. Krohn boosted her career goal total to 190 in what was an 11-0 season for the Indians. With her sisters Megan (73), who is a senior and UAlbany commit, and Carrie (133), who is a junior at Siena, the three Krohns have provided the Schoharie program with 396 goals.
Points recorded by Mohonasen eighth-graders when the Mighty Warriors edged Voorheesville 32-34 for the Colonial Council girls’ cross country championship. Eight-grader Rachel Miller won the race and senior Kate Sherman was third for Mohonasen’s initial four points. The rest came from eighth-graders Abby Marriner (five), Lexi Thayer (10) and Kyle Power (13).
Albany Academy won the boys’ team title, and La Salle junior Gitch Hayes was the individual champ.
Points Guilderland senior quarterback Logan Broomhall had a direct hand in when the Dutchmen beat Shaker 21-20 for the Section II Class AA football championship. Broomhall pushed Guilderland over the top with 1:29 left on a two-point conversion run after passing to Marcus McClaine for a touchdown. Broomhall earlier ran for two touchdowns to help Guilderland earn its first-ever playoff title in football.
Number of times the Shenendehowa and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys’ volleyball teams went to extra points to decide a set in the three matches they played, which included a 28-26 win for the Plainsmen when they secured the Suburban Council tournament title 3-1. In the regular season Burnt Hills used a 35-33 win to finish off the Plainsmen 3-1, and later on Shenendehowa used a 17-15 win to close out a 3-2 triumph.
Victories for Mohonasen/Schalmont sophomore swimmer Amanda Jurgelon at the Colonial Council championship meet, including individual wins in the 100 free (53.60) and 200 free (1:58.26). Jurgelon also anchored first-place 200 and 400 free relays. Emma Willard won the team title, with senior Willa Werwaiss winning the 100 backstroke in school-record time (58.82) while also helping the Jesters take the 200 medley relay.
Goals scored by Johnstown field hockey star Emily Fleming in a season-ending 4-0 win over Scotia-Glenville, marking the first hat trick in the midfielder’s five-year varsity career. The Appalachian State commit who excels in transition scored a pair of fourth-quarter goals to seal the win that left Johnstown — a 2019 state Class C finalist — with a 13-1 “Fall II” record.