High schools: Storm hockey surges past Saratoga Springs in CDHSHL

Saratoga Springs' Matt Rissetto and the Storm's Michaiah Minns battle for the puck Saturday, January 22, 2022.
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Saratoga Springs' Matt Rissetto and the Storm's Michaiah Minns battle for the puck Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Sean Bruno scored a pair of second-period goals for the Storm to lead the way in a 5-3 Capital District High School Hockey League victory over Saratoga Springs on Saturday.

TJ Pierce added a goal and two assists for the Storm, while Axel Kotikoski chipped in a goal and an assist. Robbie Stubbs also scored and Ian Carr, Charlie Mulligan, Dylan Bzdell, Micaiah Minns and goalie Jake Gish all had assists.

In a non-league game, Shenendehowa came away with a 3-2 overtime victory against Section X’s Massena.

STREAKS’ BEAURY WINS TITLE

Taylor Beaury’s championship at 132 pounds helped Saratoga Springs to a runner-up team finish behind Newburgh Free Academy in the King Bison Invitational wrestling tournament held at Shaker High School.

The Blue Streaks finished two points behind Newburgh Free Academy, which finished with 159 points led by champions Cooper Merli (102) and Anthony Manzi (160). Host Shaker finished third with 126.5 points and had the most individual champions with Michael Santore (118), Farzad Ahmad (189) and Ryan Stein (215).

Fourth-place Canajoharie/Fort Plain scored 95 points and was led by 138-pound champion Cody Haig, while Mohonasen took fifth with 92 points behind 110-pound winner Clayton O’Connor.

Other individual champions were Schalmont’s Dylan Devine (126), Amsterdam’s Renso Montalvo (145), Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Masen Cooper (285) and Queensbury’s Lucas Schell (152) and Dylan Schell (172).

NISKAYUNA DMR SETS RECORD

The Niskayuna boys’ distance medley relay team set a new school record in winning the event at the 2022 New Balance Games at the Armory Track and Field Center. 

The group of Dan Malatesta, Avery George, Julian Franjieh and Ryan Hesler posted a time of 10:26.82, which is the fourth-fastest mark in the country this year. In Saturday’s relay, Malatesta ran his 1,200-meter leg in 3:13.92, George ran 400 in 53.05 seconds, Franjieh ran 1,600 in 4:19.05 and Hesler ran 800 in 2:00.32. The foursome has qualified for the New Balance National Indoor Championships and hit the standard to compete in the Penn Relays this April.

WILSON LEADS JOHNSTOWN

Jaden Wilson scored 23 points, and Johnstown turned things around in the second half for a 45-38 Foothills Council win over Gloversville. Jaidyn Chest added 11 points for the Lady Bills, who outscored Gloversville 16-6 in the third quarter to open things up after leading 20-19 at halftime. Zoie Tesi and Angelina Christman each scored 10 for Gloversville.

In non-league boys’ basketball action, Mekeel Christian Academy beat Bishop Maginn 81-52. Will Radcliff scored 24 points and Zahki Fallen scored 21 for Mekeel Christian, while Oryan DeJesus chipped in 16 points and Isaiah Rose scored 12. The Lions connected on 13 3-pointers in the victory.

Keyhaun Tillery scored 33 points in Albany Academy’s 78-72 victory over Newburgh Free Academy. Jarin Beauford added 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the win, while Bobby Chandler chipped in 14 points and grabbed 10 boards. Jah’Likai King topped Newburgh Free Academy with 26 points.

Tamarac defeated Bethlehem 72-62, with Zachary Rice scoring a game-high 30 points in the win. Joey Poulin added 16 points for Tamarac, while Bethlehem received 25 points from Logan Yohe and 12 from Ali Weatherly.

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