Sports briefs: FireWolves gets past Halifax for 8-7 NLL victory

PETER R. BARBER/THE DAILY GAZETTE Members of the Albany Firewolves go through drills during an open practice at the Times Union Center in Albany Saturday, October 30, 2021.
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PETER R. BARBER/THE DAILY GAZETTE Members of the Albany Firewolves go through drills during an open practice at the Times Union Center in Albany Saturday, October 30, 2021.

The Albany FireWolves used a five-goal run to take control and held off the Halifax Thunderbirds 8-7 in a National Lacrosse League game at Scotiabank Centre on Friday night.

The FireWolves, who improved to 6-7, helped themselves by scoring three short-handed goals.

Albany swept the season series with Halifax while dropping the Thunderbirds to 8-2.

Former UAlbany star Joe Restarits had two goals and two assists for the FireWolves, Charlie Kitchen scored two goals and Ryan Benesch had four assists. 

TRACK AND FIELD

Scotia’s Jeffes makes D-III nationals

Scotia-Glenville High graduate Joshua Jeffes will compete in the 400 meters at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, next weekend.

Jeffes broke school records in the indoor 200, 300 and 400 this winter. He posted a 49.32, the 18th-fastest in Division III this season, on Jan. 29 at Utica University.

He’ll compete in the preliminaries at 3:10 p.m. on Friday. The finals are scheduled for 3:10 on Saturday.

Logan reaches nationals

Fort Plain High graduate Hunter Logan of Utica University will represent the Pioneers in the shot put at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, next weekend.

Logan made the cut by being one of the nation’s top 20 individuals in his chosen event. The Herkimer College transfer won the Empire 8 Championship and was the runner-up at the All-Atlantic Region meet.

The mark that sealed his national qualification came at one of the nation’s largest indoor meets, the Valentine’s Invitational hosted by Boston University. That weekend, Logan stood fifth on the podium with a toss of 16.42 meters, the second-best performance in school history, and the ninth-best mark in the country.

The shot put will take place at nationals at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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