High schools: Amsterdam girls’ basketball coach Duemler wins 300th game

Amsterdam Lady Rams head coach Eric Duemler on the side lines against Scotia-Glenville Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Amsterdam Lady Rams head coach Eric Duemler on the side lines against Scotia-Glenville Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Amsterdam girls’ basketball coach Eric Duemler picked up his 300th career win on Tuesday with a 73-31 Foothills Council victory over Scotia-Glenville.

Amsterdam led 27-13 after one quarter and 41-18 at halftime. Sydney Hoefs finished with 20 points, eight assists, six steals and six rebounds to lead Amsterdam. Sierra Goodson chipped in 19 points, including five 3-pointers.]

Karaline McCarthy scored 10 points for Scotia-Glenville.

Queensbury won 72-34 against Glens Falls. Brigid Duffy had 16 points in the win, Kendra Ballard added 13, Aislynn Dixon scored 12 and Delaney Donohue contributed 11. Avery Hill scored 11 points for Glens Falls.

Payton Graber scored 25 points and Karissa Antoine added 19 in Schalmont’s 59-41 Colonial Council win against Ichabod Crane. After trailing 11-9 after one quarter, Schalmont led 28-17 at halftime and cruised from there.

Catholic Central topped Voorheesville 52-43. Tanavia Turpin led the way in victory with 23 points and Brenna Graber contributed 15. Catholic Central outscored Voorheesville 28-16 after halftime. Hannah Woodworth scored 13 points for Voorheesville.

Troy defeated Schenectady 60-42 in Suburban Council play. Addie Borowsky led Troy with 14 points and Izabella Hempstead’s 12 led Schenectady.  

Shenendehowa received 14 points from Kaleigh Montanez and 11 from Jillian Huerter in its 56-35 win against Shaker. Shenendehowa led 32-20 at halftime. For Shaker, Jaedyn Shore scored a dozen points and Kaelah Carter had 10.

Averill Park won 65-21 against Columbia. Amelia Wood scored 25 points, Taylor Holohan added 20 and Michelina Lombardi registered 11 in the win.

Bethlehem won 52-44 against Niskayuna. Maren Louridas scored 13 points for Bethlehem, which also received a dozen from Ellie Cerf. In all, 10 Bethlehem players scored in the game, which saw Niskayuna trail 25-19 at halftime and 37-28 after three quarters. Kathleen Birmingham scored 21 points for Niskayuna, which also received nine points from Olivia O’Meally and eight from Heather Schmidt. 

Albany won 88-36 against Guilderland after leading 56-19 at halftime. Shonyae Edmonds scored 21 points, Cassidy Foley produced 16, MeChalle Cancer and Christanna McCray each contributed 12, and Azera Gates had 11 in the win.

Duanesburg made 13 3-pointers in its 67-51 non-league win against Catskill. Madison Meyer had 23 points and five assists in the victory, Allison O’Hanlon scored 17 points, Alex Moses added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Hannah Mulhern contributed 11 points.


Jacob Frank scored 30 points and Daniel VanNostrand added 23 points in a 69-67 overtime win for Northville boys’ basketball against Western Athletic Conference rival Mayfield.

Mayfield forced overtime with a 14-8 fourth quarter. Britain Goodemote and Jacob Petoff each had 18 points in the loss.

VanNostrand, who made 13 of 17 free throws in the victory, scored six of Northville’s 10 overtime points.

Nick Hastings had 24 points and nine rebounds in Fonda-Fultonville’s 51-31 win against Canajoharie. Also in the win, Allen Booth had 10 points, and Brady Whipple grabbed 11 rebounds. For Canajoharie, Jack Montayne’s nine points led the team. Fonda-Fultonville led 9-7 after one quarter, then outscored Canajoharie 28-12 in the middle quarters.

Charles Foote scored a game-high 23 points in Cobleskill-Richmondville’s 51-48 Colonial Council win against Lansingburgh. In a back-and-forth game, Cobleskill-Richmondville trailed 23-16 after one quarter, led 33-31 at halftime and was down one point heading into the fourth. Paul Clark produced 18 points in the win, while Wesley McIntyre’s 19 led Lansingburgh, which also received 11 from Isaiah Allison.

In a 63-46 win against Schalmont, Ichabod Crane’s Brett Richards recorded a double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds, Alex Schmidt added 18 points and Dan Warner scored 11. For Schalmont, Elijah Smith had a dozen points and Isaiah Smith scored nine.

La Salle Institute won 58-37 against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Koa Butler scored 14 points and Chrischen Chung had 11 in the win.

Colonie built a 33-27 lead through three quarters and held off Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 42-39 in Suburban Council action. Cam Trimarchi scored five of his 11 points in the fourth quarter for the Garnet Raiders, and Jeremy Rosario finished with 10 points. Luke Haluska scored 10 points for the Spartans.

Shaker beat Shenendehowa 58-40. Zach Matulu led the Blue Bison with 31 points.

Columbia took a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter of its 47-38 win against Averill Park. In victory, David Alaxanian scored 15 points and Ian Fisher Layton registered 13. For Averill Park, Nicholas Carbone had 10 points. Columbia outscored Averill Park 26-9 in the game’s middle quarters.  

Albany won 83-61 against Guilderland. Isaiah Austin scored 28 points for Albany, while Mitchell MacKissock scored 28 for Guilderland. Albany led 42-29 at halftime.

In a Foothills Council matchup, Scotia-Glenville won 76-59 against previously unbeaten Amsterdam. The Tartans led 23-9 after one quarter, 37-25 at halftime and 57-43 heading into the fourth. Ben Kline scored a game-high 25 points in the win, Carson Vein added 15, Aaron Corker registered 14 and Griffin Fraterrigo produced 10. Amsterdam received 13 points from JaShean Vann, 11 from Ceasar Thompson and 10 from Victor Dueno.   

Schuylerville won 35-32 in overtime against Broadalbin-Perth. Carson Patrick scored 11 points in the win and Lukas Sherman added 10. For Broadalbin-Perth, Mariano DiCaterino scored 14 points. Broadalbin-Perth led 8-2 after the first quarter and 25-22 after the third quarter, and the teams were tied at 13 at halftime and at 30 after regulation.

Peyton Smith contributed 25 points and 14 rebounds in Hudson Falls’ 70-47 win against South Glens Falls. Ben Swartz had 16 points and Noah Williamson registered 13 in the win. For South Glens Falls, which trailed 32-26 at halftime, Jake Carpenter scored 16 points.

In non-league action, Dolgeville won 59-51 against OESJ. Dolgeville led 32-24 at halftime. Paetyn Logan-Dillenbeck scored a game-high 19 points for OESJ, while Owen Feagles had 13 and Mason Snell scored 11. For Dolgeville, Kamryn Comstock had a team-high 16 points, Michael Blaskey contributed 13 and Cameron Dager added 12.  

Mechanicville won 51-36 against Duanesburg. Colin Richardson scored 21 points in the win, while Tyler Eiseman added a dozen. Mechanicville led 38-31 after three quarters, then outscored Duanesburg 13-5 in the fourth. For Duanesburg, Jeffrey Mulhern scored 12 points and Peyton Fall had 10.


CBA won 2-1 against Albany Academy on an overtime goal from Jake Hammond off assists from Cam James and Connor Brown. Albany Academy’s Hogan Reimheimer scored in the third period, while Brown scored for CBA in the second. Joe Shanahan made 31 saves in the win, while Jackson Bissell contributed 21 saves for Albany Academy.


Saratoga Springs won 23-9 against Shenendehowa in Suburban Council action. Brady Jennings’ 236-606 led the Blue Streaks, while Frank Ferrari had a 197-563 for the Plainsmen.

Columbia won 24-8 against Bethlehem. In the win, Tyler Bogholtz (222-635) and Mason McDowell (211-569) led the way. Cody Martin (254-622), Ryan Whitbeck (199-593) and Gavin Martin (206-576) led Bethlehem.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake defeated Guilderland 23-9. Leading the Spartans were Derek Bellamy (269-692), Dylan Romanowski (256-685), Zach Peabody (218-631) and Max Shear (222-619). For Guilderland, Jay Capullo (256-660) and Tim Bush (236-650) led the way.

Colonie’s Tim Knowles produced a 248-707 in his team’s 21.5-10.5 win against Shaker. Also for Colonie, Justin Womeldorph had a 243-602. For Shaker, Matt Heinze’s 268-699 and Brady Schilling’s 234-621 led the team.

Averill Park won 30-2 against Schenectady. Mike Angrisano (269-653) led the Warriors, while Evan Coon (244-616) and Hunter Willett (225-610) made strong contributions. For Schenectady, Demetrius Manwaring led with a 236-549 effort.

Ballston Spa scored an 18-14 win against Albany. Michael McNeil’s 627 series led all competitors, while Nick Glastetter had a 212-558 to lead the Scotties.

Nate Balogh’s 287-797 led Troy and Kyle Smith’s 290-769 led Niskayuna in the Flying Horses’ 23-9 win. For Troy, Anthony Mainello added a 244-661 and Olivia DeCitise produced a 245-649. Niskayuna’s Julian Hansen contributed a 238-614 and Jared Wachenheim produced a 240-612.

Broadalbin-Perth won 3-1 against Queensbury in a Foothills Council matchup. Jake Pavone’s 231-673 led the Patriots, while JD Cetnar had a 234-563 and Jennah Graham contributed a 174-500. For Queensbury, Britney Persutti (200-579)

Parker Baker (227-553) and Max Nussbaum (193-553) led the team.

Scotia-Glenville and South Glens Falls tied 2-2. Leading Scotia-Glenville were Savannah Swiatocha (248-700) and Jordan Adams (193-550), while Cassie Ogburn (202-549) and Julian Gamche (176-508) led South Glens Falls.

Johnstown beat Gloversville 4-0. Leading Johnstown were Matthew Ferrara (256-642) and Steven Hulbert (234-641), while Tyler Early (205-545) and Devin Butcher (182-508) led the way for Gloversville.

Schalmont secured a 27-5 Colonial Council victory against Voorheesville. David Squires’ 246-677 led the Sabres.

Catholic Central won 20-12 against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Sophia Vasil’s 251-711 led Catholic Central.

In Western Athletic Conference action, Fort Plain took a 4-0 win from its match against Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Anthony Paradiso’s 234-662 led the Hilltoppers, while Ian Zuppardi had a 257-598. For B-K-W, Ryan Feliciano’s 256-676 led all bowlers.

Canajoharie was a 4-0 winner against Middleburgh. Dereck Mereness’ 234-618 led Canajoharie, while Tanner Ackernecht (225-565) and Henry Yerdon (201-545) were also strong contributors.


Middleburgh topped Canajoharie 4-0 in Western Athletic Conference action. Jaidyn Rose (221-593), Delilah Shultes (231-579) and Cam Shultes (213-568) led Middleburgh, while Canajoharie was led by Amura Dimazza (181-511), Mya Evans (183-498), and Avery Merchant (175-411).

Berne-Knox-Westerlo defeated OESJ 4-0 and tied Fort Plain 2-2. For B-K-W, Gabby Decker’s 210-511 led the way. OESJ’s Mallory Miles had a 160-447, while Fort Plain’s Emma Oldick produced a 173-483 and Shantel Kretser had a 166-455. 


Jaden Homan and Trevor Goodwill each won an event and were part of two relay victories as Shenendehowa improved to 7-0 with a 98-79 win over Albany in a Suburban Council boys’ swimming matchup. Homan won the 50 free in 23.78 seconds, and Goodwill captured the 500 free in 5:23.79. They helped the 200 medley and 200 free relays to wins; Goodwill anchored the 200 medley relay that won in 1:52.91 and Homan anchored the 200 free relay that won in 1:39.49. Other Shenendehowa winners were Cooper Simmons (200 free, 2:04.14), Nathan Davey (diving, 202.85 points), Lucas Durden (100 fly, 1:02.57) and Nick Fisher (100 free, 56.98). Kyle Cassala was a two-time winner for Albany as he won the 100 back in 1:14.57 and swam the second leg of the 400 free relay, which finished with a time of 4:21.50. Other Albany winners were Louie Cassella (200 IM, 2:14.39) and Cooper Sullivan (100 breast, 1:23.88).

Niskayuna beat Schenectady 89-73 with Samuel Staudinger winning the 200 IM (2:21.66) and 100 fly (1:05.40) along with the third leg in the winning 200 medley relay. Other winners for Niskayuna were David D’Amico (200 free, 1:59.72), Samuel Eckman (50 free, 24.32), Carter Steele (100 free, 58.04) and Connor Compton (diving, 303.45 points). For Schenectady, winners were Dylan Casper (500 free, 6:59.95), Jackston Taylor (100 back, 1:14.52) and Ashton Pooran (100 breaststroke, 1:22.52). Pooran swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay, while Taylor and Casper swam the first two legs of the winning 400 free relay.


Mechanicville/Stillwater picked up a 42-30 non-league win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh. Only two weight classes were contested, with Anthony Apisa picking up a pin at 145 pounds for Mechanicville/Stillwater and River Townsend winning by fall for B-K-W/Middleburgh. Mechanciville/Stillwater added six forfeit wins and B-K-W/Middleburgh won four by forfeit.

Canajoharie/Fort Plain beat Dolgeville/OESJ 46-29 as Christian Burke picked up a 9-0 major decision win at 152 pounds and C/FP received seven forfeits.


The New York State Public High School Athletic Association on Tuesday announced its policies for spectators attending the state boys’ basketball championships in Glens Falls and the state individual wrestling tournament in Albany, which are in accordance with New York State Department of Health COVID-19 guidance for large-scale indoor events.

All attendees ages 5 and older at both events will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test upon entry into the venue. The DOH guidance is “in effect for large-scale indoor events of 5,000 attendees or greater. According to a NYSPHSAA release, both events regularly see more than 5,000 attendees per day between spectators, coaches, athletes, volunteers, committee members and staff, and the association is expecting similar attendance this year.

In accordance with the guidance, all attendees — including coaches and athletes — for the wrestling championships on Feb. 25-26 at MVP Arena and the boys’ basketball championships on March 18-20 at Cool Insuring Arena, will be required to show at the turnstiles of each venue proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. According to a release, the NYSPHSAA is working with both venues in an effort to offer on-site testing. Additional details will be made available when finalized.

State DOH guidelines define full vaccination as having received the second mRNA vaccine shot (or single Johnson & Johnson dose) at least 14 days prior to the start of each tournament. Proof must be provided in paper form, digitally, or by presenting the state’s Excelsior Pass. In accordance with DOH guidelines related to scholastic events, masks are required to be worn at all times when inside either venture.

Also, attendees 5 and older at the state competitive cheerleading championships on March 5 at Rochester Institute of Technology will be required to show proof of vaccination, in accordance with university policy for events with 400 or more attendees. That policy does not allow for proof of a negative test for admission.

Attendees 5 and older must also show proof of full vaccination to attend the state indoor track and field championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on March 5, in accordance with New York City Parks and Recreation guidelines.

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