High schools: Schuylerville football advances to Class C state title game


The Schuylerville football team punched its ticket Saturday to next Friday’s Class C state championship game with a dominant 52-14 win against Section I’s Dobbs Ferry at Middletown High School.

Meanwhile, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk saw its season end in the Class C state semifinals with a 15-7 loss to Pleasantville of Section I.

In Schuylerville’s win, the 13-0 Black Horses scored 22 unanswered points to start the game and led 38-7 at halftime. Luke Sherman scored three touchdowns in the win, while teammates Ryan Dow and Ollie Bolduc each scored two.

Going back to last season, the abbreviated “Fall II” campaign that teams played in March and April earlier this year due to restrictions related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Schuylerville has won 20 consecutive games. Its last loss came in the 2019 Class B state championship game to Chenango Forks — and that Section IV program will be Schuylerville’s opponent at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse next Friday at 6 p.m.

In its semifinal game at Middletown, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk trailed 9-0 at halftime before Ryan Southworth caught a touchdown pass from Luke Misetich in the third quarter. Pleasantville, though, shut out Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk the rest of the way and added a touchdown in the fourth quarter to secure its spot in next Saturday’s state final against Maine-Endwell of Section IV.
Greenwich lost in Friday’s Class D semifinals.

The Deluge team made up of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys and the Kinetic team made up of Saratoga Springs girls ran to championships at the Nike Cross New York Regionals on the Bowdoin Park 5,000-meter course.

Matt Rounds of Deluge won the boys’ race in 16:24.0, and Emily Bush of Kinetic won the girls’ race in 18:09.3 Deluge scored 35 points while the Halfmoon Harriers took third with 84 and Delmar took ninth with 238. Kinetic scored 15 points by securing the top five positions, and Delmar was second 53.

Peter Fulgieri and Nick Grock were fourth and fifth, respectively, for Deluge. Alycia Hart, Ella Kurto, Sheridan Wheeler and Mackenzie Hart, in that order, followed Bush across the line.

Gitch Hayes of La Salle placed third (15:18.6) in the Eastbay Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional at the 5,000-meter Van Cortlandt Park course.

Emma Gepfert of Colonie won the 1,500 and 1,000, and Zio Perez-Tucker of Mohonasen won the 300 and 55 dash at the 1A Section II indoor track meet at Hudson Valley Community College.

At the 1B meet, Madelyn Hopek of Mechanicville won the 300 and 600, and Alexander Wheeler of Columbia won the 300, long jump and triple jump.

With a 57-55 victory Saturday against Cherry Valley-Springfield, the Schoharie girls’ basketball team claimed its own tournament.
Chloe Towle led Schoharie in the championship win with 25 points, while Jessica Meade added 19.

In Friday’s semifinals of the tournament, Schoharie won 62-36 against Germantown. Meade had 21 points in that win, Julie Lehoe added 15 and Towle contributed 13.

Cohoes beat Colonial Council foe Lansingburgh 43-30 as Quincy Hytko led seven scoring Tigers with 14 points.

Kyle Williams scored 10 points, Ethan Thompson had nine and Bryce Burkhardt added eight in leading the Duanesburg boys’ basketball team to a 59-33 non-league win against Taconic Hills. In a balanced effort, 10 different Duanesburg players scored, with seven scoring at least five. For Taconic Hills, Zachary Rowe had a game-high 14 points.

In a matchup of Suburban Council programs, Shaker won 53-45 against Columbia. Zach Matulo led Shaker with 13 points, while C.J. Haver and Collin Johnson both added 10 points in the comeback win. Shaker trailed 24-17 at halftime before pulling to within two points heading into the fourth quarter, which saw Shaker post an 18-8 advantage. Henry Heeps had 14 points for Columbia and Justin Sapienza added a dozen.

Robby Bolen had 26 points, six steals and five assists to lift Saratoga Catholic to a 60-34 win over Galway in the title game of the Saints’ Mike Beson tournament. Josh Lovelass topped Galway with 12 points.

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