High schools: Saratoga Springs tops Niskayuna in girls’ lacrosse


HIGH SCHOOLS Carly Wise led the way with six goals and an assist in Saratoga Springs’ 20-13 Suburban Council girls’ lacrosse victory over Niskayuna on Saturday. Saratoga Springs also got five goals from Morgan Brooking, three goals and four assists from Isabel Burke, two goals and four assists from Allison Shamberger, and three goals from Clare Wendell. For Niskayuna, Mary Kate Cestaro tallied five goals and Ava Roemer chipped in four goals and an assist.

Kait Tiejen led a balanced Bethlehem attack with three goals and two assists as the Eagles topped Colonie 15-4. Sophie Klein added three goals and an assist, while Caroline Marota scored three goals. Avery Connolly led Colonie with two goals and one assist. 

Columbia beat Ballston Spa 16-7, with Allie Beattie netting two goals and five assists to go along with four goals and an assist from Kelly Hoxie. Columbia also got two goals each from Molly Marra, Belicia Biette and Kaitlin Bogucki. For Ballston, Emily Robbie scored four goals and Sarah Bozzo scored two.

Alivia Nieman had four goals to lead Guilderland to a 10-4 win over Averill Park. Elizabeth Schafer added two goals and three assists.

Liv Nevo and Courtney Fish combined for 11 goals in Albany’s 17-3 win over Schenectady/Mohonasen in non-league action. Nevo struck for six, with Fish netting five.


Down 4-1 after four innings, Schalmont scored three runs in the fifth and five in the sixth on its way to a 9-7 Colonial Council baseball win against Cobleskill-Richmondville. Jerek Hobb struck out 13 and allowed no earned runs in six innings, and added two hits in the win. Also for Schalmont, Christian Tortorici had a triple, RBI and scored two runs, and Kyle Franke added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. For Cobleskill-Richmondville, Brady Becker had two hits and scored two runs.

Ronan Rowe had two doubles and three RBIs to lead Saratoga Central Catholic to a 3-0 shutout of Hoosic Valley in a Wasaren League contest. Hunter Fales had a single, double and two runs for the Saints, who got eight strikeouts over four innings from Pierce Byrne. Tom Rice’s two singles led Hoosic Valley. 

Eric Zelezniak had two doubles and two singles to power Galway to a 13-0 win over Mayfield in a Western Athletic Conference game. Ryan Pudney added a double and two singles for the Golden Eagles.

Quin Barton had two singles and two runs to help lead Schoharie to an 11-7 non-league win over Gilboa-Conesville. Luke Helmstadt added two singles for Schoharie.

Saratoga Springs’ Alexander Teator had two hits, two RBIs and scored a run in the Blue Streaks’ 8-7 win against Baldwinsville. The teams were tied at 7 in the fifth inning when Teator drove in the go-ahead run. Owen Redick had two hits, three RBIs and scored twice for the Blue Streaks, while Mateo Avila struck out two batters and allowed no runs in pitching the final four innings. 

Colonie won 9-5 in the first of two games against New Hartford. Deven Small had two doubles, an RBI and scored a run, while Billy Huff added two hits.

In the second game, Colonie topped New Hartford 17-2. Brendan Shea had two hits and five RBIs to lead the Garnet Raiders. Tyler Sausville added three hits and four RBIs. Small had two hits and two RBIs.

Anthony Fasolino had three hits, scored two runs and added an RBI in Mohonasen’s 13-6 win against Scotia-Glenville. Marvin Hill produced two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Michael Friello had two hits, two RBIs and scored a run in the win. Jimmy Wilson struck out five and allowed one run in four innings of relief for Mohonasen, and had two RBIs. For Scotia-Glenville, Micah Forgette had two hits and three RBIs.

Bethlehem won 8-6 against La Salle. Bethlehem led 6-1 through four innings. CJ Franchini had two hits and two RBIs in the win, while Clayton Dutfield and Nick Evangelista each had two hits.

Noah DiCaprio had two hits and two RBIs as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake topped Queensbury 4-2. Shane Bonney added two hits for the winners. Logan Smith had two hits and two walks to lead Queensbury.

Broadalbin-Perth scored five runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to rally for a 15-8 win over Coxsackie-Athens. Mike Magliocca doubled, drove in three runs and scored three times to lead the Patriots. Luke Tambasco and DJ Wallace each had two hits and two RBIs. Colin Cotter had a home run, single and three RBis.

Niskayuna’s Tyler Toth singled twice and drove in two runs in a 5-4 loss to West Genesee. Niskayuna trailed 4-2 heading to the top of the seventh, but scored two runs to tie the game. However, a hit batter with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh forced home West Genesee’s winning run.

Tommy Weingart and Richie Tamsett drove in four runs apiece, with Tamsett clubbing a home run, in Canajoharie’s 14-3 win over Johnstown. Kyler Peet and Cody Hyney added doubles for Canajoharie. Zach Tallon singled, tripled and drove in two runs for Johnstown.

Shaker picked up a 9-7 victory over Utica Proctor, led by two RBIs from Andrew Dongelewic, a triple from Joe Karpierz and a double, single, RBI and two runs scored from Sam Case.

Canajoharie followed that up with a 9-5 win over Gloversville. Jack Montanye singled, doubled and scored two runs for Canajoharie, and Zack Suits knocked in a pair of runs. Dane Dillenback doubled and drove in two runs for Gloversville.

Jack Saia’s two singles and two RBIs helped Voorheesville top Taconic Hills 7-4. Jason Kendall added a hit and three RBIs.


Bella Bermas threw a three-hitter to lead Johnstown to a 6-0 Foothills Council softball win over Broadalbin-Perth. Mollie Kortz had two singles and two runs. Izzy Ropeter and Bermas each added two singles and a run.

Margaret McDade homered, tripled, drove in two runs and scored three runs for Catholic Central in a 14-1 Colonial Council win over Cobleskill-Richmondville. Macey Burns added two doubles, a single and three runs scored for the Crusaders.

Abby Becker had two doubles, a single, an RBI and three runs as Tamarac defeated Hoosic Valley 14-2 in a Wasaren League contest. Cameron McClurg went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Queensbury defeated Mayfield 13-2 in a non-league game. Emma Sponzo produced two home runs, three runs scored and three RBIs, while teammate Cassidy Ray had three hits, scored three runs and drove in one run. Heather Ginter led Mayfield with two hits and one run scored.

In an earlier game, Queensbury got three hits and four RBIs from Lindsey Pepe in defeating Saratoga Springs 9-2. Ray added two hits. Sarah Decker’s three hits paced Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Springs’ Jackie Cutting went 2 for 3 with a triple to help the Blue Streaks down Schuylerville 6-1.


Ballston Spa raced out to an 11-1 halftime lead en route to a 14-3 Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse win over Columbia. Ten players scored for the Scotties, led by Peter Siracuse’s three goals. John Serina contributed a goal and four assists, while Troy Gottman won 15 of 17 faceoffs. Anthony McLaughlin scored all three goals for Columbia, which got 19 saves from John Marra.

Mitchell Mackissade totaled seven goals and an assist to lead Guilderland to a 21-5 win over Averill Park. Tommy Tylesinski added five goals and an assist for the Dutchmen. Luke Hempel led Averill Park with two goals and one assist.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake improved to 11-0 with a 10-7 non-league victory over traditional Section III power West Genesee. The Spartans jumped out to a 6-2 first-quarter lead. Kevin Carney led the Spartans with five goals and two assists. Jack Scalise added two goals and one assist, while Tyler Manning had a strong game in goal with 19 saves.

Dane Jones had six goals and two assists to lead Bethlehem to a 16-7 win over La Salle. Dan Johnson added five goals and an assist. Tyler Novak made nine saves. Liam Manion led La Salle with three goals and two assists.

Niskayuna got four goals from Davey Carroll in its 9-6 win over Lakeland. Lucas Klokiw added two goals and an assist for Niskayuna, with Greyson Vorgang adding a goal and two assists. Goalie Tyler Carroll made 10 saves.


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Mia Belanger won both the girls’ long jump and high jump, and Guilderland won the team championship at the Anthony Luciano Memorial Invitational track and field meet, hosted by Hudson Falls.

Belanger cleared 5-5 in the high jump and hit a mark of 16-6 in the long jump. Also scoring individual wins for the Burnt Hills girls’ team were Jamisen Vendetti in the 3,000 meters (10:41.16), Mia Paolino in the 1,600 (4:38.63), Cassidy Robleno in the 400 (1:00.16) and Jenna Vaughan in the 400 hurdles.

Guilderland, which scored 215.5 team points to take first place by 106 points ahead of Burnt Hills, got individual wins from Maeghan Hickey in the 100 hurdles (14.21), Willow Novak in the 100 meters (12.90), Megan Swann in the 200 (26.82), Avery Kerr in the pentathlon (2,399 points), Cadence Brere in the shot put (35-9 ¾) and Olivia Hilton in the triple jump (35-2).

Other girls’ individual winners were Shaker’s Leonni Griffin in the 800 (2:19.26), Broadalbin-Perth’s Sophia Tyler in the pole vault (8-6), Greenwich’s Kiersten Alling in the discus (110-02) and Ichabod Crane’s Allison Flint in the javelin (103-6).

The boys’ team championship was won by Queensbury with 100 points, 11 ahead of runner-up Burnt Hills. Winning for Queensbury were Samuel Demers in the 400 hurdles (1:01.41), Michael Kilgallon in the pentathlon (2,706 points) and Dylan Ball in the javelin (127-10). Burnt Hills had a pair of distance-race winners with Peter Fulgieri in the 1,600 (4:26.19) and Ryan Allison in the 3,200 (9:33.40).

Other winners from Section II teams were Ichabod’s Baden Seabury in both the 100 (10.94) and 200 (22.08), Broadalbin-Perth’s Dylan Tyler in the 110 hurdles (16.56), Guilderland’s Will Cusato in the 800 (1:58.26), Schuylerville’s Daryl Headen in the high jump (6-2) and South Glens Falls’ Nate Shirk in the pole vault (11-0).

It was a good day for Scotia-Glenville relay teams in the non-scoring Cohoes Relays. The Tartans’ girls had two wins. Morgan Luke, Sage Luke, Angelina Regels and Emily Heiner won the 800 relay in 1:52.06. The team of  Stephanie James, Morgan Luke, Sage Luke and Regels won the 1,600 relay in 4:26.46. Scotia-Glenville’s 3,200-meter boys’ relay team of Patrick Allen, Quinn Fasciglione, Tyler Greene and Tyler Knaggs won in 8:29.42.

Other local girls’ winners included Ballston Spa’s girls’ 1,000 relay of Harriet Healey, Anna Zito, Sophia Lee and Petrina Zborovszky (2:25.15), Gloversville’s Zoie Tesi in the high jump (5-3), 

Boys’ winners included Schenectady’s 800 relay team of Che Samuel, Leon Melville, Jelani Wells and Deron Davis (1:32.63) and 1,000 relay team of Wells, Davis, Samuel and Charles Barnett (2:05.74), Fonda-Fultonville’s Carter Petersen in the 110 hurdles (15.38) and Fonda-Fultonville’s Alessandro Saltsman in the discus (181-6).

Stillwater’s girls won the Maple Hill Invitational with 96.5 points, easily topping runner-up Ravena (62). Kelly Moran was a triple-winner for the Warriors, taking the 400 hurdles (1:06.51), long jump (18-7) and triple jump (37-11 ½). She also was a member of the winning 400 relay with Gianna Locci, Kara Moran and Skyler Rich, finishing in 50.90. Kara Moran also captured the 200 (27.46).

Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Katie Stevens won the 100 (13.09).

Host Maple Hill won the boys’ competition with 102 points. Middleburgh’s Kaurice Bell was a triple-winner, taking the 100 (11.17), 200 (23.41) and high jump (5-8). Other local winners were Fort Plain/OESJ’s Clayton Welch in the 400 (52.16) and Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Ean Comino in the discus (137-3).

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