Schools: Shenendehowa’s Matthews, Hadley-Luzerne’s Schreiner record wins at Mayfield Invitational

Philip Matthews of Shenendehowa powers his way down the course during the Mayfield Nordic Ski Invitational Friday January 21, 2022 at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Northville.

Philip Matthews of Shenendehowa powers his way down the course during the Mayfield Nordic Ski Invitational Friday January 21, 2022 at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Northville.

Queensbury swept both team titles at Friday’s Mayfield Invitational, while Shenendehowa’s Philip Matthews took first place in the Nordic ski event’s boys’ race and Hadley-Luzerne’s Katrin Schreiner won the girls’ competition.

Athletes from 11 schools competed in the event at Lapland Lake in Benson. 

In the boys’ classic-style race, Queensbury finished with 20 points, while Mayfield (31) took second place and Shenendehowa (32) was third. Also fielding scoring teams were Scotia-Glenville (40), Lake George (45), Johnstown (55), Johnsburg (61), Guilderland (90) and Saratoga Springs (111). 

Matthews won the boys’ race with a mark of 29:40.8, while Queensbury’s Ben Jenkin took second place at 31:21.9 and Mayfield’s Braydon Jourden was third at 33:23.0. Other top-10 finishers included Glens Falls’ Forrest Slingerland (33:27.2), Mayfield’s Brice Williams (34:37.4), Scotia-Glenville’s Adam Jansen (35:10.1), Queensbury’s Patrick Russell (35:25.2), Scotia-Glenville’s John Bednarek (35:43.7), Johnstown’s Trey Naselli (36:11.3) and Johnsburg’s David Anderson (36:19.2).

In the girls’ race, Queensbury’s 28 points topped Shenendehowa’s 33 and Glens Falls’ 38. Also fielding scoring teams were Guilderland (41), Johnstown (60) and Scotia-Glenville (68).

Schreiner won the girls’ race at 30:03.3. Glens Falls’ Clara Avery took second place at 32:14.8, Mayfield’s Fianna Halloran was third at 32:42.9, in fourth was Queensbury’s Raina Guay at 33:53.4 and fifth belonged to Shenendehowa’s Raquelle Landa who finished in 34:16.9. Other top-10 finishers included Scotia-Glenville’s Erin Smith (35:41.5), Saratoga Springs’ Emma Murray (35:50.0), Queensbury’s Bri Guay (35:57.2), Shenendehowa’s Iris Weidmann (36:34.9) and Glens Falls’ Helena Trackey (37:01.9).


Alex Doin and Luke Haluska each scored 16 points to pace Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 71-48 Suburban Council boys’ basketball win over Schenectady. Matt Ormsbee chipped in 14 points for Burnt Hills, which used a 24-15 advantage in the second quarter to open up a 38-23 halftime lead. Schenectady’s Quy-Maine Haggerty scored 14.

Niskayuna, led by 15 points from Gabe Eldaye and 14 from Jack Allen, beat Colonie 56-39. Owen Evans added 11 points for Niskayuna, which led 17-5 after the opening quarter. Colonie got 12 points from Jeremy Rosario and 10 from Brandon Gordon.

Andrew Haight scored 23 points in Ballston Spa’s comeback 55-53 win against Bethlehem. Bethlehem led at the end of each of the first three quarters, but the Scotties outscored Bethlehem 18-12 in the fourth. Nicholas Verdile contributed a dozen points for Ballston Spa, while Bethlehem received 14 from Caden Bernardo and 12 from Ryan Reynolds.

CBA defeated Averill Park 49-41, with Ayden Harrison scoring 20 points and Matt Sgambati scoring 10 to lead the victory. CBA led 19-7 after one quarter en route to the win. Averill Park received 19 points from Daniel Coiteux and 11 from Nick Carbone.

In a Colonial Council matchup, La Salle Institute beat Schalmont 66-49, with Adam Meyers scoring 22 points — including five 3-pointers — and Jason Bradwell Jr. scoring 17. For Schalmont, which trailed 19-5 after one quarter, Isaiah Smith and Sean Willis each scored 10 points.

In Foothills Council action, Amsterdam cruised to a 79-41 win against Queensbury. Amsterdam led 37-19 at halftime, then outscored Queensbury 31-15 in the third quarter. Five players had double-digit scoring for Amsterdam; Tyrell Douglass had 17 points, JJ Pleasant scored 15, JaShean Vann contributed 12, Jhai Vellon produced 11 and Ceasar Thompson added 10. For Queensbury, Gage Berube had 10 points.

Scotia-Glenville picked up a 48-47 win against South Glens Falls, as the Tartans produced a 10-5 fourth quarter. The teams were tied at 24 at halftime. Aaron Corker and Griffin Fraterrigo each scored 14 points in the win, and Daegan Connors added 11. 

Broadalbin-Perth scored a 52-28 win against Gloversville. Mariano DiCaterino led the Patriots with 21 points, Ryan Savoie had 14 and Sam Rogers added nine. The teams were tied at 10 after one quarter, but Broadalbin-Perth outscored Gloversville by at least seven points in each of the remaining quarters. For Gloversville, James Collar scored a team-high seven points.

In the Wasaren League, Mechanicville picked up a 50-33 win over Hoosick Falls. Tyler Eiseman scored 18 points and Colin Richardson scored seven for Mechanicville, which held Hoosick Falls to 12 first-half points and 17 points through three quarters. Jake Sparks’ 12 points led Hoosick Falls.

Waterford-Halfmoon topped Berlin/New Lebanon 71-61. For Waterford-Halfmoon, Howard Phelan scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half, while Gavin Bosah scored 16 of his 23 points before halftime. Berlin/New Lebanon’s Chris Shorter scored a game-high 28 points.

Fort Plain’s Levi Thomas scored 25 points to lead five players in double-figures in the Hilltoppers’ 90-53 Western Athletic Conference win over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Fort Plain also got 17 points from Austin Vangorder, 16 from Robert Jordan, 13 from Clayton Welch and 10 from Stephen Gray. Nate Wylie scored 17, Esiasyn Starr scored 14 and Josh Pigliavento scored 11 for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.

Duanesburg won 59-47 against Schoharie. Duanesburg had a 34-27 lead at halftime, then took a 50-35 advantage into the final quarter. Ethan Thompson led Duanesburg with 18 points and Mike Leak added 14. Schoharie’s Dan Bernhardt produced 16 points and Quin Barton had 11.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo collected a 76-55 victory against Mayfield. Mark Edwards had a game-high 32 points in the win, while teammate Zach Brink added 16. Mayfield trailed 38-28 at halftime, then B-K-W took a 62-44 lead into the final period. For Mayfield, Britain Goodemote had 14 points and Trevor Ruberti scored 11.

Nick Hastings produced 27 points and seven rebounds in Fonda-Fultonville’s 61-41 win against OESJ. Colin Kowalski contributed 17 points and five assists in the victory, while Nate Mycek added seven points and three steals, and Brady Whipple had six points and six rebounds. For OESJ, Mason Snell scored 14 points and Owen Feagles scored 12.


In Western Athletic Conference girls’ basketball, Alyssa Wayman recorded 31 points in leading Middleburgh to a 64-41 win against Canajoharie. Sarah Schafroth added 11 points, and Gillian Acker contributed eight points and seven rebounds. For Canajoharie, which trailed 38-15 at halftime, Soren Veit-Scott had 15 points, and Charlotte Nare and Kaijah Fowler each scored 11. 

Allison O’Hanlon scored 30 points in Duanesburg’s 76-47 win against Schoharie. Alex Moses had nine points and 10 steals in the win, Hannah Mulhern had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Madison Meyer scored 12 points. 

Mayfield won 61-51 against Berne-Knox-Westerlo. In the win, Kelsey Meca had 23 points and Cloey Dopp scored 21, while Adriana Yuret added nine in a game that saw Mayfield lead 31-20 at halftime before B-K-W pulled within 42-38 heading into the fourth quarter. For B-K-W, Ashlee Stevens had 13 points, and Katie Stevens and Alexis Wright each had 10.

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeated Fort Plain 31-21. ND-BG’s Angie Dutz led all scorers with 17 points, while Erin Crouse of Fort Plain had 11.

Quincy Lake had 18 points, Kyla Smith scored 16, Carly Atty added 13 and Samara Hunt contributed nine in Fonda-Fultonville’s 74-14 win against OESJ. Smith also had seven rebounds and five steals, while Atty produced four assists and four steals. For OESJ, Anderson Eggleston had eight points. Fonda-Fultonville led 57-5 after three quarters.

In the Colonial Council, Morgan Vien scored 14 points and Saige Randolph added 11 in Albany Academy’s 54-26 win against Cobleskill-Richmondville. Albany Academy led 24-11 at halftime. For Cobleskill-Richmondville, Riley France scored a team-high eight points.

Mia Carmody scored 14 points and Reece Hoenig scored 13 in Voorheesville’s 58-51 win over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Hannah Vanderzee scored a game-high 21 points for Ravena.

Catholic Central beat Cohoes 52-34 behind 19 points from Tanavia Turpin. The Crusaders led 24-18 at the half and opened their advantage up with a 14-6 third quarter. Quincy Hytko’s eight points led Cohoes.

In the Wasaren League, Cambridge beat Hoosic Valley 37-21 as Schuyler Nolan scored 20 points and Stasia Epler scored nine in the victory. Abbey Peckham’s nine points led Hoosic Valley.

Bethlehem raced to a 72-22 Suburban Council win over Ballston Spa, led by 20 points for Maren Louridas and 17 from Ellie Cerf. The Eagles led 23-8 after the opening quarter, 48-13 at halftime and 67-20 after three quarters. Ballston Spa’s Olivia Verdile and Madysen Thomas each scored five points.

Shenendehowa received a game-high 21 points from Jillian Huerter in its 54-38 win against Columbia. Kaleigh Montanez contributed 10 points for Shenendehowa, which led 28-12 at halftime and 42-25 after three quarters. For Columbia, Kendyl Ouimette and Leah Phillips each had 10 points.

Troy picked up a 31-22 win against Guilderland, getting eight points each from Makya Chapman and Solaris Nunez. Guilderland got 10 points from Haley Waldron and nine from Eva Gitto. Troy held Guilderland to three points in both the first and fourth quarters.


Brayden Henkel won both the 50 free and the 100 breaststroke, and Albany Academy swept the three relays in a 125-42 non-league boys’ swimming and diving win over Schenectady. Will Guthrie (200 free), Ethan Reid (200 IM), Mikey McCauley (Diving), Charles Bewlay (100 fly), Patrick Johnson (100 free) and Chris DeLeonardis (100 back) each won an individual event for the Cadets. Schenectady’s Reese Hull won the 500 free.


Mac Frazier had a goal and an assist, and Albany Academy scored once in all three periods in its 3-1 Capital District High School Hockey League win over Saratoga Springs. Max Flik and Nick DeMarco added goals in the win, while Jake Fernandez, Joe Casellini and Hogan Rinehimer provided assists and goalie Jackson Bissell made 20 saves. Matt Rissetto scored for Saratoga Springs off a Victor Cutting assist, while goalie Xander Clarke stopped 25 shots.

With a 3-2 win against the Mohawks, CBA scored its second consecutive overtime win. Owen Goodridge scored the game-winning goal off an assist from Jeremy Shumpert. Also scoring goals for CBA were Mike Zeoli and Colin Campbell, while Joe Shanahan made 36 saves. Mohawks goalie Alex Doehla had 28 saves, while the team received a goal apiece from Andrew Velasco and Brayden Kehoe, who also added an assist.

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