High schools: Schenectady girls’ bowling rolls past Bethlehem


The Schenectady girls’ bowling team topped Bethlehem 24-8 Wednesday in a Suburban Council matchup.

The Patriots’ top bowlers were Kiara Beehm (638), Selena Wolf (545) and Shane’ Terry (525).

Amanda Burek (587) and Madi Robbins (568) led Bethlehem.

Colonie topped Niskayuna 32-0, as Sage Rysendorph (234-570) and Amy Chzanowski (210-565) led the Garnet Raiders.

Kaylin Schneider (149-407) was Niskayuna’s top bowler.

Averill Park defeated Saratoga Springs 25-7, as Emma Hotaling rolled a 176-490 and Laney Brown bowled a 196-456 for the Warriors. Isabel Byrnes (166-452) and Sierra Borden (164-450) led the Blue Streaks.

In Colonial Council action, Schalmont defeated Lansingburgh 23-9, led by a 205-601 from Marissa Phillips and a 525 each from Brooke Howlan and Kaitlyn Rose.

Arianna Dingle (463) led Lansingburgh.


Shenendehowa rolled past Ballston Spa 29-3, as JJ Bauer (226-640) and Jeremy Shafer (218-589) were the top bowlers for the Plainsmen in a Suburban Council boys’ bowling match. Connor Tuohy (193-496) was the Scotties’ top bowler.

Angelo Galosaro bowled a 228-665 to lead CBA to a 31-1 victory over Schenectady.

Anthony Maiello notched his first career 700 series with a 267-719 to lead Troy to a 17-15 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Troy finished with just a nine-pin advantage in total pins, 3,523-3,514. Olivia DeCitise rolled a 235-650 for Troy, and Collin Shepard had a 234-627. Derek Bellamy led Burnt Hills with a 267-695, and Zach Peabody bowled a 227-640.

Shaker defeated Bethlehem 26-6, as Brady Schilling rolled a 242-573 for the Blue Bison. Mitchell Dubin bowled a 213-581 for the Eagles.
Joe Minehan rolled a 279-678 as Averill Park defeated Saratoga Springs 21-11. Evan Coon (614) also cracked the 600 mark for Averill Park. Saratoga’s top bowlers were Luke Rupp (216-617) and Macallan Gagne (221-612).

Colonie won 26-6 against Guilderland. Aiden Deitz’s 255-668 led Colonie, while Tim Bush registered a 259-662 for Guilderland.

In the Western Athletic Conference, Fonda-Fultonville defeated Canajoharie 4-0, as Ethan Auspelmyer (244-648) and Hayden Auspelmyer (220-608) each hit the 600 mark for the Braves. Tanner Ackerknecht led Canajoharie with a 247-617, and Dereck Mereness rolled a 201-561.

Fort Plain defeated Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 4-0. Anthony Paradiso’s 213-542 led the Hilltoppers, while Dustin Welch produced a 232-538. For ND-BG, Cameron Bergeron led the way with a 190-528.

In the Foothills Council bowling, Scotia-Glenville and Broadalbin-Perth were separated by just 25 total pins, with the Tartans prevailing in a team points 3-1. Scotia-Glenville’s top bowlers were Savannah Swiatocha (268-638) and Logan Heins (201-536), and Jennah Graham (221-580) and Jake Pavone (223-528) led B-P.


Cohoes won 70-57 against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in non-league boys’ basketball. Royal Brown starred with 36 points in the win, while teammate Shamir Fairley added 21. For ND-BG, Nathaniel Wylie scored 23 points, Esiasyn Starr had 17 and Josh Pigliavento added 10.

Jacob Frank scored 25 points in Northville’s 63-32 win against Heatly. Dan VanNostrand had 15 points in the win, while Wyatt Sira added a dozen. Northville led 29-14 at halftime, and held Heatly to three points in the second quarter and two in the fourth. Chayton Sagendorf had 13 points in defeat.

Canajoharie defeated Saratoga Catholic 43-39. LA Fairley scored 15 points in the win and Aundray Fowler added 11. For Saratoga Catholic, Justin Duscher had 13 points. Canajoharie led 26-22 at halftime, then had to rally after Saratoga Catholic took a 34-33 lead into the fourth quarter.

After leading 33-24 at halftime, Hoosick Falls held Cambridge to 13 second-half points on its way to a 62-37 Wasaren League win. Connor Jones scored 17 points and Jake Sparks added 16 in the win. Sparks also had 11 rebounds. For Cambridge, Logan Richter scored 16 points.


Mayfield scored a 47-38 win against Canajoharie in a matchup of Western Athletic Conference girls’ basketball programs. Cloey Dopp led Mayfield with 23 points, while Kelsey Meca added nine. Canajoharie received 14 points from Felise Fowler and 11 from Lizzy Prime. Mayfield led 19-17 at halftime, then outscored Canajoharie 20-15 in the third quarter on its way to the win.

Schoharie won 61-31 against Gilboa-Conesville. Jessica Meade scored 20 points in the win and Chloe Towle added 17.

In Wasaren League play, Tamarac won 67-30 against Berlin/New Lebanon. Tamarac led 37-12 at halftime. For Tamarac, Myanna Faraj had 23 points and Sidney Phillips scored 16.


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake defeated Guilderland 57-8 in Suburban Council wrestling. Recording wins by pin for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake were Thomas Pawlinga, Ryan Buthfer, Gabriel Goss, Colin Carlin and Tyler Rossini. Collecting a win by decision for the Spartans was Trevor Ismail. Wins for Guilderland by decision belonged to Dillon Blanchard and Zack Harrison.

Ballston Spa won 52-15 against Niskayuna. Scoring wins by pin for the Scotties were Tristan Hinchcliff, Samuel Ness, Connor Gregory, Skylar Hemby and Darren Insogna, while wins by decision were registered by Mia Collins, Peter Siracuse, and Brennan Livingston. For Niskayuna, Brody Johnson won with a pin and Drew Schiavo took a victory by decision.

Shaker scored a 39-30 win against Bethlehem. Registering pins for Shaker were Antonio Rezek, Donovan Deguire, Farzad Ahmad, Alex Polsinello and Mike Santore, while a win by decision belonged to Brian Rezek. Bethlehem’s Conner Holt, Connor Heineman and Keith Heineman recorded wins by pin, and Jackson Willi picked up a win by decision.


Albany Academy defeated the Capital District Jets 7-1 in CDHSHL action. William Lenkowitz and Mac Frazier each had two goals in the win, while Alex Swinnie and Forest Ward each had a goal and an assist. Hogan Rineheimer added two assists. Albany Academy led 4-0 after one period and 6-1 after two.


The Western Athletic Conference’s annual “Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic” is set to take place this weekend at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

This year’s showcase of high school boys’ basketball games features 11 varsity games, as well as one JV game. The following schools are scheduled to participate: Schalmont, Loudonville Christian, Galway, Bishop Maginn, Madrid-Waddington, Richfield Springs, Canajoharie, Northville, Sharon Springs, OESJ, Edmeston, Middleburgh, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Wells, Salem, Mayfield, Fonda-Fultonville and Fort Plain.

All proceeds from the event, which includes a raffle of donated items, will benefit the American Cancer Society; Northville athletic director and boys’ basketball head coach John Karbowski said that the event raised more than $8,000 for the American Cancer Society in 2018 and 2019. The event did not occur in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Action starts Saturday at 10 a.m. with a JV game between Galway and Richfield Springs, and six varsity games follow. The next day, five varsity games take place; the first is at 11 a.m., and then the next four take place following a 1 p.m. men’s basketball game between Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Finger Lakes Community College.


Galway vs. Richfield Springs (JV), 10 a.m.; Galway vs. Richfield Springs, 11:30 a.m.; Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons vs. Bishop Maginn, 1; Duanesburg vs. Wells, 2:30; Middleburgh vs. Madrid-Waddington, 4:15; Fonda-Fultonville vs. Schalmont, 5:45; Schoharie vs. Loudonville Christian, 7:15.


Madrid-Waddington vs. Mayfield, 11 a.m.; Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville vs. Salem, 2:30; Fort Plain vs. Edmeston, 4; Northville vs. Sharon Springs, 5:30; Wells vs. Canajoharie, 7.

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