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High schools: Schalmont baseball edges Lansingburgh in wild contest


Schalmont earned a wild 16-14 Colonial Council baseball win Friday against Lansingburgh. 

Schalmont trailed 6-0 after the top of the first inning, led 9-6 after the second, trailed 12-11 heading into the sixth and won in walk-off fashion when Andrew Van Dyk hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh. In total, Van Dyk had two hits, two walks, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Jerek Hobb, who had a hit and walked three times, scored his second run of the game on Van Dyk’s home run.

Also for Schalmont, Jason Natalie had three hits, Joe Baker produced five RBIs and Dereck Perez had a hit and two RBIs. Christian Tortorici scored a game-high four runs.

Lansingburgh’s Miguel Campbell had three hits and three RBIs, while Matt Rodriguez had three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Aviv Drucker struck out 12 in Albany Academy’s 14-2 win over Voorheesville. Andrew Pugliese went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. 

Eddie Yamin hit a double and a home run with three RBI and two runs scored as La Salle defeated Voorheesville 17-3. Jonny Yamin hit a home run for the Cadets. 

Gunnar Grethen-McLaughlin had two hits and two RBIs to lead Ichabod Crane to a narrow 3-2 win over Cohoes. Brady Holzauer added a triple for the Riders.

A pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning pushed Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake past Schenectady 4-2 in Suburban Council action. Ben Yerina earned the win, giving up one earned run on six hits and striking out 11. Timothy Venditti went 2 for 3 with two runs scored for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Alex Deitz went the distance for the Patriots, giving up four runs on four hits and striking out 12 without walking a batter. 

Nick Plue slugged two home runs, Ty Santabarbara hit one and Cole Miller struck out 11 batters in six innings to help Guilderland to a 7-1 win against Troy. Mike Kennedy hit a home run for Troy.

Colonie topped Niskayuna 6-3. Sam Falace struck out 11 in 6 2-3 innings and tripled at the plate, while Daniel Barbero had two hits and two RBIs. Tyler Sausville and Tyler Figueroa each had a hit and two RBIs for Colonie. For Niskayuna, Zach Mravlja had a hit and an RBI, and Tanner Wood struck out five in 2 2-3 innings of scoreless relief.

Columbia won 3-2 against Shenendehowa. Colin Maloney struck out 11 in five scoreless innings for Shenendehowa, while Elias Conway struck out nine and allowed two runs in five innings for Columbia. Tyler Murray pitched two scoreless relief innings to claim the win for Columbia, which scored all its runs in the seventh. Carter Albano had a two-RBI hit in the seventh inning to put Columbia ahead. 

Brody Keneston had a double, triple, RBI and run scored in Ballston Spa’s 8-6 win against Bethlehem. Shane Slezak had a triple as part of a three-hit effort and an RBI, while Blaine Zoller added two RBIs. Nick Rychcik and Andrew Kramer combined to strike out five in five scoreless relief innings. For Bethlehem, Matteo Cubello produced two hits, two runs scored and one RBI.

Tommy Case drove in three runs as Shaker shut out Albany 16-0. Joe Karpierz added two hits and two RBIs for the Blue Bison, while Ryan Bates had three hits. Andrew Kirk struck out three for Albany.

Averill Park exploded for 10 runs in the fourth inning on its way to a 17-11 win over CBA. Alex Yash went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and seven RBI for the Warriors. Ethan Nardacci went 2 for 5 a triple, two runs scored and two RBI. Michael O’Shaughnessy went 2 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. 

A four-run sixth inning propelled Broadalbin-Perth past Gloversville 6-3 in Foothills Council action. Nicolino Bianco went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Mike Magliocca went 3 for 3 with a double. Hayden Benton earned the win going 6 1-3 innings, giving up one earned run, striking out 10 and walking two. Andre Deumaga led the Huskies going 2 for 3 with a run scored and RBI. Dane Dillenbeck was charged with the loss, giving up four runs on five hits, walking two and striking out nine.

Spencer Cotugno struck out 11 in six innings of work as Amsterdam shut out Johnstown 14-0. Cotugno gave up three hits and walked four batters in the start. At the plate, Cotugno went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI. Kai Brennan went 4 for 5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Noah Marshall went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs.

Kyle Brown went 3 for 5 with a double, triple and two RBIs as Scotia-Glenville got past Schuylerville 7-4. Carson Patrick led Schuylerville with a 2 for 4 and a double.

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeated Northville 12-2 in Western Athletic Conference action. Colin Campbell had two hits and three RBIs, Jason Ford added three hits and an RBI and Joe Moran had two hits and two RBIs. Campbell also struck out eight batters and allowed two runs in four innings. For Northville, Landon Ginter and Ethan Moore each had a hit and an RBI. Moore’s hit was a triple.

Fort Plain won 12-2 against Middleburgh. Austin VanGorder went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI, while Nalzon Henry picked up the win with nine strikeouts and no earned runs in 4 1-3 innings. Tristan Diaz and John Shaw each had a hit for Middleburgh.

Myles Pleasants pitched three scoreless innings and had three hits in Galway’s 12-1 win against Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Eric Zelezniak contributed three hits in the five-inning win. For B-K-W, Tim Saddlemire slugged a home run.

Derek Duval struck out 16 in Fonda-Fultonville’s 3-1 win over Duanesburg. At the plate Duval went 3 for 4 and an RBI, and Tyler Daus went 3 for 4. Peyton Fall went 2 for 3 for Duanesburg.

A seven-run fourth inning propelled Canajoharie past Mayfield 11-7. Richie Tamsett went 2 for 3 with a double, home run and three RBIs, Zack Suits went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Brody Page led Mayfield with a 3 for 4 day and three runs scored. Aiden Martuscello went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and Zach Byrns went 2 for 4 with a home run and a three-RBI day.

Dan Bernhardt led Schoharie with a double and three RBIs in a 16-15 win over OESJ. Edison Wayman-Bender had two hits with two RBI. Mason Snell had a double and solo home run for OESJ.


Madelyn Perrone had two hits and the lone RBI of the game as Ballston Spa edged Bethlehem 1-0in Suburban Council softball. Livia Wiltsie struck out nine to earn the win. Anna Cleary struck out 12 for Bethlehem.

Olivia DeCitise struck out 12 in a complete-game pitching effort for Troy in a 3-2 win against Guilderland. DeCitise added two hits, Emma Thompson produced two hits and an RBI and Kierra Laranjo contributed three hits and an RBI. For Guilderland, Alyssa Griffin hit a home run.

Shenendehowa won 9-5 against Columbia. Heather Junjulas had a hit and three RBIs in the win, while Kelsey Higgins added two hits and two runs scored, Becca Zawistowski produced two hits, two runs scored and an RBI and Jada Lambright contributed a hit, two runs scored and two RBIs. Allie Silliman had two hits and two RBIs for Columbia, which also received two hits from Teagan Kreshir.

Ichabod Crane won 9-1 against Cohoes in Colonial Council play. Kari Graziano struck out seven batters in the complete-game win, while Carolina Williams had a home run and three RBIs.

Maddie Finn went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs as Catholic Central dropped Cobleskill-Richmondville 10-2. 

Carolina Williams went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs as Ichabod Crane dropped Cohoes 9-1. Makayla Walsh went 2 for 4 with a double. Kari Graziano earned the win, striking out seven.

Mayfield produced four runs in the top of the seventh to secure a 5-4 Western Athletic Conference win against Canajoharie. Emily Senese drove in Kaylee Klymkow for the game-winning run. Klymkow, Aubrey Byrns and Heather Ginter each had one hit and an RBI. For Canajoharie, Kirsten Hyney had a hit and two RBIs, and Caitlyn Baker contributed three hits, a run scored and an RBI. Hyney struck out 12 in a complete-game effort, while Mayfield’s Marissa Wille struck out 10 in seven innings.

Scotia-Glenville took advantage of 15 walks issued by Amsterdam in a 20-3 Foothills Council win. Sophie Kownack went 2 for 2 with a run and an RBI for the Tartans, who had nine hits. Bella Howard went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs for the Tartans. Carolyn Sculco went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, and Shelby LaMont went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Rams.

Jade Maille went 2 for 4 with a home run, and Sierra VanDerwarker went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs as South Glens Falls beat Schuylerville 14-1. Emma Martens went 3 for 3 with an RBI.


Emily Smith scored six goals and had an assist in Albany Academy’s 13-9 Colonial Council girls’ lacrosse win versus Holy Names. Anna Nichols scored five goals for Holy Names.

Brigid Duffy scored seven goals and had an assist as Queensbury defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 16-8 in non-league action. MK Lescault led the Spartans with three goals and two assists. Ella Blesi added three goals and Caroline Kogut two.


Asrith Rao won his first singles match by a 6-1, 6-1 score to lead Bethlehem to a 9-0 shutout of Ballston Spa in Suburban Council boys’ tennis action.

Rajeev Rai, Michael Cheng, Zexi Wang and Clayton Freedman won their singles matches without dropping a game in Guilderland’s 8-1 victory over Troy.

Shaker’s Devraj Singh won his fourth singles match 6-0, 6-1 in helping the Blue Bison earn a 7-2 win over Albany. Damien Ceniza earned a tough singles victory for Albany, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 11-9.

Jayanth Lalukota and Manish Bhat won their first doubles match by a 6-0, 6-0 score to help Shenendehowa shut out Columbia 9-0.

Cooper Brennan earned a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Stephen Potvin at first singles in South Glens Falls’ 5-1 victory over Hudson Falls in Foothills Council action.

Gloversville edged Schuylerville 4-3 with singles wins from Kazuma Lomato, Jordan Yanno, Sawyer Pierce and Jeremiah Hughes.

Nathan DiFiore earned a 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5) victory at fifth singles in a crucial match as Glens Falls edged Scotia-Glenville 4-3. The Tartans got wins from first singles player Shane McKone, the first doubles team of Sean Fluman and Sam Feinberg, and the second doubles team of Xavier Deluca and Brett Colucciello. 

The doubles team of Quinn Rapport and Anthony Doria came through with a 4-6, 6-1, 10-7 victory to help Ichabod Crane top Schoharie in a Colonial Council match.

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