High schools: Saratoga girls, Burnt Hills boys win Federation cross country titles


The Saratoga Springs girls’ and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys’ cross country teams both captured team championships Saturday in the NYS Federation Championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

Saratoga Springs placed all five of its scoring runners in the top 11 — Emily Bush in third, Mackenzie Hart in fourth, Ella Kurto in sixth, Sheridan Wheeler in ninth and Anya Belisle in 11th — to finish with 28 points, 26 better than runner-up Fayetteville-Manlius.

In the boys’ race, Burnt Hills was led by Peter Fulgieri’s 18th-place individual finish as the Spartans finished with 101 team points, 47 points ahead of Fayetteville-Manlius in second. Niskayuna, led by Julian Franjieh’s 10th-place individual result, was fifth in the team competition.

La Salle Institute senior Gitch Hayes won the 5k race in 15 minutes, 34.7 seconds, with Saratoga Springs’ Ryan Bush capturing a fifth-place finish in 16:00.5.

The Burnt Hills/Scotia 200-yard medley relay team of Ally Frame, Kendall Gilbert, Tia Jack and Kaci Owens set a school record with a time of 1:46.20 seconds — eligible for All-American consideration — in finishing second behind Northport-Commack in the NYSPHSAA girls’ swimming and diving championships at Ithaca College.

Gilbert also finished ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Saratoga Springs’ Rachel Love was fourth in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 free, earning All-American consideration in the 500.

The Schuylerville and CBA football teams experienced vastly different results in their state quarterfinal football games Saturday.

Schuylerville rolled to a 52-0 victory over Odgensburg Free Academy in a Class C regional game in Massena, while CBA was beaten 51-7 by Carmel in a Class AA regional in Mahopac.

Schuylerville, along with Class B’s Ravena and Class D’s Greenwich, will represent Section II in next weekend’s state semifinals in Middletown.

Columbia went 1-3 in pool play en route to a third-place finish behind Penfield and Smithtown West in Division I at the NYSPHSAA boys’ volleyball championships.

Columbia split two sets with Penfield, losing 25-18 and winning 25-19, before being swept 25-20 and 27-25 by Smithtown West. Penfield went on to defeat Smithtown West for the championship.

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