High schools: Balanced Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ lacrosse pulls away from Colonie (with 7 photos)

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake's Peyton Felix heads up field next to Colonie's Avery Connolly, left, and Isabella Boardman Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake's Peyton Felix heads up field next to Colonie's Avery Connolly, left, and Isabella Boardman Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

HIGH SCHOOLS Three different players — MK Lescault, Ella Blesi and Caroline Kogut — scored four goals each in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 15-5 Suburban Council girls’ lacrosse win over Colonie on Tuesday. 

Lescault also had four assists, and Burnt Hills pulled away in the second half, with a 9-1 advantage over the final two quarters. 

Ella Irons had a pair of goals for Colonie.

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”50″ display=”basic_imagebrowser”]Caroline Marotta scored four goals in Bethlehem’s 17-5 win over Niskayuna. Maeve Conway added three goals in the win, with Addison Daggett, Kait Tietjen, Avery Eick, Sophie Klein and Julia Weinert scoring two goals each. Allison Boler, Ashlyn McPartlon, Mary Kate Cestaro, Faith Foley and Jackie Reffelt scored for Niskayuna.

Shaker beat Shenendehowa 9-7, with Jamie Marino and Lindsey McCulloch each posting three goals and an assist for the Blue Bison. Cam Wilders scored a pair of goals for Shenendehowa.

Columbia received four goals from Kelly Hoxie, and three goals and two assists from Allie Beattie in an 11-6 win against Averill Park. Gwen Jamison had three goals for Averill Park.

In Guilderland’s 21-5 win over Albany, Alivia Nieman and Elizabeth Schafer each scored five goals and Sophia German scored four to lead Guilderland. Albany’s Hannah Lamont and Liv Nevo scored two goals each.


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake raced to a 22-1 Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse victory over Colonie behind five goals from Shane McClernan and five assists from Kevin Carney, with Nick Bailey, Colden Swisher and Ryan Lussier adding three goals apiece. The Spartans led 10-0 after the first quarter and 18-0 at the half. Elijah Hall scored for Colonie.

Dan Johnson tallied five goals and an assist to lead Bethlehem’s 12-9 win over Niskayuna, with Dane Jones chipping in four goals in the win. Niskayuna’s Davey Carroll had a huge game in defeat, scoring seven of the Silver Warriors’ nine goals.

Guilderland beat Albany 19-1, with Tommy Tyksinski leading the way with three goals and two assists in a game the Dutchmen led 9-0 after one quarter. Aiden Tice added two goals and two assists in the win. Sevon Pooler scored for Albany, and goalie Matt Trippany made 15 saves.

Huck Patton had two goals and two assists for Saratoga Springs in the Blue Streaks’ 9-5 win over Christian Brothers Acadeym. Jake Badar also scored twice for Saratoga Springs, and Shea Hogan led CBA with a goal and two assists.

In the Colonial Council, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac beat Schenectady/Mohonasen 14-4 behind three goals and four assists from Brady Mann and three goals from Noah Abbott. Schenectady/Mohonasen got three goals and an assist from Rorick Perry, two assists from Keegan McGovern and 24 saves from goalie Luciano Todd.

Michael Marinello had five goals in Mechanicville/Stillwater’s 20-2 win against Lansingburgh.  Caleb Dyer, Andrew Sgambati, Colby Paffen, Anthony Cocozzo and John Izzo each had two goals in the victory.

In the Foothills Council, Queensbury won 19-1 against Scotia-Glenville. Stephen Deutsch had five goals and four assists, Michael Deutsch registered four goals and two assists, and Ryan Sokol scored three times.

Amsterdam/Broadalbin-Perth ran to a 21-14 win over Hudson Falls, with Brady Naish putting up four goals and five assists, while Nick Covey had five goals and an assist. Amsterdam/Broadalbin-Perth also got four goals from Mekhi Curry, three each from Christian Bottisti and John Carbone, and two goals and two assists from Nate Bohm.


In a non-league contest, Schenectady beat Stillwater 6-2. Xander Canfield doubled and Patrick Kain singled twice and scored two runs for Schenectady. Alex Peters scattered eight hits in a complete-game win.

Middleburgh beat Schoharie 10-8 as the two Western Athletic Conference teams met in a non-league contest. Josh Reinhart clubbed a three-run home run and two doubles for Middleburgh, and John Shaw added a double, two singles and three RBIs. For Schoharie, Quin Barton had a single, a double and a three-run homer.

In a Foothills Council baseball game from Monday, Andrew Wilson struck out 15 in Scotia-Glenville’s 4-0 victory over Broadalbin-Perth. Kyle Brown homered to start the game for the Tartans (7-0 Foothills, 7-1 overall). Aidan Streeter had two singles and two RBIs, and Ryan Allen added a double.

Jayden Hughes had three RBIs to lead Greenwich to an 8-1 victory over Saratoga Central Catholic in a Wasaren League matchup. Parker Jamieson drove in two runs for Greenwich, which scored all of its runs in the first two innings and took advantage of seven Saints errors. Ronan Rowe had three strikeouts in relief for Saratoga Central Catholic.


In a Suburban Council contest, Troy’s Olivia DeCitise pitched a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a 3-1 win over Shaker. Troy’s Kierra Laranjo and Gianna Barringer each singled and drove in a run. Shaker pitcher Hannah Hipwell threw a complete game with eight strikeouts.

Arabella Donzelli hit the game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning as Schoharie picked up a 6-5 walk-off win over Middleburgh in Western Athletic Conference play. Kimmie Olsen recorded six strikeouts in relief to earn the win for Schoharie, while Middleburgh pitcher Kaitlyn Wood notched seven strikeouts.

In a non-league game, Ballston Spa cruised to a 12-2 win against South Glens Falls. Ballston Spa led 3-1 after four innings, then scored one run in the fifth inning, six in the sixth and two more in the seventh. Livia Wiltsie struck out 10 batters in the complete-game win. For the Scotties’ offense, Allison Piscitelli had four hits and scored five runs, Maggie Lyon had three hits and three RBIs, Taylor Russell added two hits and three RBIs, and Madelyn Perrone and Calleigh Sisk each had two hits and two RBIs.

Kelsey Meca, Alexis Broderick and Aubrey Byrns each had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for Mayfield in its 11-5 win over Corinth. Marissa Wille added a double and scored twice for Mayfield, which broke open a 5-5 game with two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth.

Charisma Salecker went 3 for 4 with three doubles and five RBIs to help Stillwater power to a 19-4 win over Duanesburg. Shannon Zink and Allison Mienaltowski knocked in two runs each for Duanesburg.


Abigayle Snyder won three events in a Foothills Council girls’ track and field meet as Scotia-Glenville beat Johnstown 103-24. Snyder won the 100 hurdles (17.80), high jump (4-0) and triple jump (28-2 ¼), while Scotia-Glenville’s Stephanie James won the 800 (2:30.60) and 1,500 (5:14.90). Johnstown’s Kirsten Draper won the 400 hurdles (1:36.70).

South Glens Falls’ Isabella Sefcik was a triple-winner to lead the Bulldogs to a 128-12 win over Hudson Falls.. Sefcik captured the 100 meters in 13.58 seconds, the 200 in 29.06 and the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 1 inch.

Double-winners for South Glens Falls included Lily McNulty in the 800 (2:34.53) and 1500 (5:11.02), as well as Abby Seaman in the high jump (4-8) and triple jump (33-6).

Erica Lin swept the sprint events, leading Broadalbin-Perth to a 97-44 win over Amsterdam. Lin won the 100 in 13.3 and the 200 in 28.0. Gianna Crespo-Julia was a dual winner for Amsterdam in the 800 (2:39.9) and 1,500 (5:30.4).

Schalmont’s Abigail Hughes was the lone double-winner in a Colonial Council triple-dual meet among Voorheesville, Cohoes, Ichabod Crane and Schalmont. Hughes won the 400 (1:02.2) and triple jump (31-10), as Schalmont defeated Cohoes 72-34, but lost to Ichabod Crane 72-55 and Voorheesville 79-61. In other scores, Ichabod Crane topped Voorheesville 79-57 and Cohoes 92-25. Voorheesville beat Cohoes 110-26.

Averill Park’s girls’ team pulled out a close 92-88 Suburban Council win over Columbia, with Marisa Mazzacco winning both the long jump (17-3 ½) and triple jump (34-1.) Columbia’s Shea Fajen won the 800 (233.79) and 1,500 (5:18.08), with Ava Weiss winning both the 100 hurdles (17.88) and the 400 hurdles (1:12.38).

Mayfield/Northville’s Fianna Halloran won the 800 (3:07.2), 1,500 (6:26.8) and 3,000 (14:50.3) to lead a 110-22 Western Athletic Conference girls’ win over Mayfield/Northville. Winning two events for Mayfield/Northville were Alissa Wilbur in the long jump (14-4 ½) and triple jump (31-2), and Jordan Miller in the 400 hurdles (1:19.5) and pole vault (8-0).

Fonda-Fultonville recorded wins of 125-7 over Schoharie and 115-17 over Fort Plain/OESJ as Emma Crahan won the 100 meters (13.5), 200 meters (30.2) and shot put (32-0 ½), and Isabella Miller won the 1,500 (5:54) and 3,000 (13:15). Fort Plain/OESJ earned a 52-36 win over Schoharie. Fort Plain/OESJ’s Sarah Florian won the discus (91-11). 

In Foothills Council boys’ competition, Broadalbin-Perth’s Samuel Hotaling won the 100 (11.5), 200 (24.0) and high jump (5-9) to lead a 96-44 win for the Patriots against Amsterdam. Also for Broadalbin-Perth, Stephen Chrysler won both the long jump (19-6 ¼) and triple jump (39-4), while Dylan Tyler won the 110 hurdles (16.9) and 400 hurdles (1:06.5). Joseph Santiago was a triple winner for Amsterdam in the 800 (2:12.5), 1,600 (5:11.0) and 3,200 (11:14.2), and Garrett McHeard won both the shot put (40-3 ¼) and discus (118-0).

South Glens Falls had two double-winners as its boys’ team topped Hudson Falls 92-47. Tillman Philo won the 800 (2:12.42) and 1600 (4:57.26), while Timothy Stephenson won the 110 hurdles (19.38) and 400 hurdles (1:12.48). Hudson Falls had a pair of double-winners in Caden Palmer, who captured the 100 (12.31) and 200 (24.97), and Evan Kwasniewski, who took the shot put (41-1) and discus (103-8).

Scotia-Glenville’s boys beat Johnstown 100-22. Scotia-Glenville’s Kofi Jack won the 200 (24.40) and 400 (54.20), while Liam Cowdrey captured the 1,600 (5:00.00) and 3,200 (10:51.90). Johnstown’s Adam Sweet won the shot put (35-3 ½) and discus (107-4 ½).

Cohoes’ Nic Williams was a triple-winner in a Colonial Council triple-dual meet. Williams captured the high jump (5-6), long jump (19-7 ½) and triple jump (39-3 ¾). Cohoes beat Voorheesville 93-47, Ichabod Crane 82-51 and Schalmont 100-37. Schalmont topped Voorheesville 83-48 and Ichabod Crane 66-57, while Ichabod Crane beat Voorheesville 71-60.

Alexandros Wheeler was a triple winner for Columbia in a 111-35 win over Averill Park. Wheeler won the 100 meters (11.67), long jump (20-7) and triple jump (43-3). Evan Sweet was a dual winner for Averill Park in the 110 hurdles (17.62) and 400 hurdles (1:04.08).

In Western Athletic Conference competition, Mayfield/Northville beat Berne-Knox-Westerlo 107-30. Michael Smigen was a dual winner for Northville in the high jump (5-10) and long jump (18-3), as was Braydon Jourden in the 1,600 (5:06.0) and 800 (2:19.6). B-K-W’s Stavros Lefkaditis won the 100 (12.0) and the 400 (55.4).

Fonda-Fultonville’s boys’ team beat Schoharie 132-0 and Fort Plain/OESJ 113-19, with Fort Plain/OESJ rounding out the four-way meeting beating Schoharie 91-20. Fonda-Fultonville had dual winners with Alessandro Saltsman in the shot put (53-10 ¾) and discus (170-7 ½), Allen Booth in the 400 (53.2) and 800 (2:12) and Landon Rose in the long jump (18-4) and 100 meters (11.4).

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