High schools: Shenendehowa ice hockey gives coach de la Rocha 300th win

Shenendehowa ice hockey coach Juan de la Rocha, pictured during a 2018 team, earned his 300th career win on Jan. 19, 2022.

Shenendehowa ice hockey coach Juan de la Rocha, pictured during a 2018 team, earned his 300th career win on Jan. 19, 2022.

Shenendehowa scored all of its goals in the second period and beat Bethlehem 3-0 for a milestone Capital District High School Hockey League win Wednesday night.

The victory was the 300th for Shenendehowa head coach Juan de la Rocha, and the sixth in a row for the Plainsmen who climbed to 7-1-1 in the league. De la Rocha is in his 20th season with Shenenhowa and has guided his teams to seven CDHSHL titles, seven Section II championships and two state final four appearances.


Ethan Auspelmyer rolled a 300 in his final game and came away with a 745 triple to spark Fonda-Fultonville’s 4-0 Western Athletic Conference boys’ bowling win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Hayden Auspelmyer tossed a 241-599 for the Braves and Noah Moran checked in with a 188-557. Zack Lyons led the Bulldogs with a 181-507.

Canajoharie swept Duanesburg 4-0, with Dereck Mereness rolling a 213-594 as part of the Cougars’ 2,673 pin fall. Hayden Yerdon had a 203-568 and Tanner Ackernecht had a 201-548 for the 53-11 Cougars. Tyler Drexel led Duanesburg with a 193-553 and Vic Silva had a 171-4723.

Ryan Monty rolled a 300 game and a 688 triple as part of Mohonasen’s 27.5-4.5 Colonial Council win over La Salle.

Schalmont got a 245-654 from David Squires and a 224-622 from Nick Biski in a 28-4 win over Cobleskill-Richmondville. RJ Terpening had a 200-564 for the Bulldogs.

Troy amassed 3,773 pins led by Olivia DeCitise’s 264-715 and Anthony Mainello’s 242-670 in a 22.5-9.5 Suburban Council victory over Shenendehowa. Vince Mainello had a 236-642 and Collin Shepard had a 226-642 for the Flying Horses. Shenendehowa was led by JJ Baver with a 230-680, Braeden Mochrie with a 237-672 and Jackson Brewer with a 236-623.

Hoosick Falls defeated Waterford-Halfmoon 5-0 in a Wasaren League match, and boosted its circuit record to 50-0 with two matches to go. Colin King led the Panthers with a 247-625 and Brody Mullen had a 232-599. AJ Wilcox had a 234-572 and Evan Couture had a 178-506 for the Fordians


Kiara Beehm rolled a 634 triple, Kaylee Beehm fired a 626, and both of the Schenectady sisters topped out with a 235 single in a 29-2 Suburban Council girls’ bowling win over Saratoga Springs. Ashley Wolf contributed a 208-577 for the Patriots. Isabel Byrnes and Sierra Borden had a 434 and 433, respectively, for the Blue Streaks.

Ballston Spa edged Bethlehem 17-15, with Taylor Russell rolling a 223-599 for the Scotties and Teah Morelli adding a 160-455. Amanda Burek anchored the Eagles with a 205-602.

Averill Park topped Niskayuna 22.5-9.5 behind Anna Wicks’ 192-527, and Saeryn Sawyer’s 186-496. Lily Chenevert had a 166-434 for Niskayuna.

Columbia knocked down 3,332 pins led by Annie Motler’s 234-673 and Jen Doty’s 224-607 in a 27-5 win over Colonie. Amy Chrzanowski had a 204-588 for the Garnet Raiders.

Mohonasen collected 3,175 pins and got a 215-593 from Madyson Jones in a 30-2 non-league win over Mechanicville. Gia Fowler had a 198-587 and Kat Gaudio had a 224-566 for Mohonasen. Julia Bub had a 162-461 for Mechanicville.


The Colonie girls’ basketball team outscored Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 35-19 in the second half to battle back for a 53-40 Suburban Council win. Jayla Tyler led Colonie with 19 points, Gabby Martin put in 14 and Macie Trimarchi had 13. Carly Rzeszotarski had 13 points for Burnt Hills and Callie Chevalier had 10.

Kelsey Meca scored 27 points, and Mayfield built a quick 10-point lead on its way to a 54-30 Western Athletic Conference win at Northville. Cloey Dopp had 14 points for Mayfield and H. Monroe had 14 for Northville. Mayfield raced to a 17-7 first-quarter lead and stretched its advantage to 33-20 at the intermission

Carly Atty and Quincy Lake both scored 17 points, and Fonda-Fultonville beat Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 70-24 in a WAC game. Atty had six points in a 16-2 second-quarter run that extended the Braves lead to 30-8. Angelina Deitz scored 14 points for the Golden Knights.

Misha Smith led a trio of double-digit Schoharie scorers with 14 points in a 66-44 triumph over OESJ. Anderson Eggleston led OESJ with 13 points.

Quincy Hytko led seven Cohoes scorers with 11 points, and the Tigers beat Mohonasen 43-27 in Colonial Council action. Caitlyn Richmond scored 15 points for Mohonasen.


Stillwater beat Hoosic Valley 60-47 in a boys’ Wasaren League basketball game as Jaxson Mueller had 14 points and 17 rebounds, and CJ McNeil had 19 points. Stillwater is 11-2 overall (8-1 league) with 10 wins in its last 11 games. 

Connor Jones scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half to lift Hoosick Falls past 

Waterford-Halfmoon 46-27. Dylan Baker had nine points for the Panthers.

Jahreese Brooks scored 10 points and Dan Bernhardt and Matt Bernhardt both netted nine in Schoharie’s 63-16 non-league win over Sharon Springs.


The Shenendehowa wrestling team got pins from Abbas Noman (118), Ayden Robles (126), Arcangelo Losee (132) and Arman Hashimee (160) in a 54-21 Suburban Council win over Guilderland. Dillon O’Brien (172), Dillon Blanchard (189) and Zack Harrison (285) pinned for Guilderland.

A forfeit win and pins by Mason Insogna (110) and Tristan Hinchcliff (118) to close the match lifted  Ballston Spa past Bethlehem 40-27. Peter Siracuse (152) and Darren Insogna (215) also pinned for Ballston Spa, and Tyler Leahy (145) won by major decision. Angelo Herrington (126) and Connor Holt (170) pinned for the Eagles.

Shaker beat Niskayuna 54-15, with Alex Polsinello (118), Michael Santore (126), Yohan Garcia (160), Ahmad Farzad (189) and Ryan Stein (215) notching pins for the Blue Bison. Brody Johnson (138) had a pin for Niskayuna. 

Carson Killenberger (126), Christopher Vogt (132), Jeremy Rehberg (152), Landon Straight (172) and Raul Bastiani (215) recorded pins for Duanesburg/Schoharie in a 45-22 non-league win over visiting Oneonta. Scott Nicolella (118) added a win by decision.


Saratoga won the boys’ title with 15 points and Shenendehowa earned the girls’ title with 14 points at the Glens Falls Invitational at West Mountain.

Nathan Rodriguez of Saratoga placed first among the boys in the Alpine competition and teammate Matthew Moeckel was fourth. Colin Cotter of Broadalbin-Perth was second and Cole Patton of CBA was third. Micaela Leonard of Shenendehowa took girls’ top honors, Meredith Montgomery team runner-up Queenabury was second, Allison Bach of Shenendehowa was third and Mallory Czimbal of Ballston Spa was fourth.

The Cobleskill-Richmondville boys’ volleyball team got nine kills, four aces and 20 service points from Dylan Becker in a 25-13, 18-25, 25-12, 25-21 Patroon Conference win over Coxsackie Athens. Kole Wayman had nine kills for the Bulldogs, Lorenzo Harris had 16 assists and Michael Rice totaled three aces among his 19 service points. 

All-around champion Alyssa Kearns placed first on the balance beam and floor exercise and third on the uneven bars to propel Shaker over Guilderland 153.95-141.2 in a Suburban Council gymnastics meet. Addie Seebode of Guilderland was first on the vault and uneven bars, while Miranda Putorti of Guilderland was second in the all-around scoring with 32.7 points to Kearns’ 33.2.


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