High schools: Mohonasen’s Perez-Tucker sets meet record, state-best time at Colonie Relays


Mohonasen’s Zionna Perez-Tucker set a meet record Saturday at the Harry Koch Colonie Relay Carnival. Perez-Tucker won the girls’ 100 meters in a time of 11.93 seconds, which also gave her the top time in New York this season. 

Saratoga Springs’ Emily Bush also set an event record and got a top time in the state in winning the girls’ 1,500 run in 4:31.25.

Shenendehowa’s Carter Cukerstein won the boys’ 100 in a state-best time of 10.50.

For the girls, Guilderland had a strong day. Winners were Cadence Brewer in the shot put (35-11) and discus (108-4), Kate Scanlan in the 400 hurdles (1:04.56), the 300 shuttle hurdle relay team of Parker Steele, Kendall Barnhart and Maeghan Hickey (47.71), the 3200 relay team of Shreya Mudavangattil Sajan, Sydney Gonzalez, Saida Assabahi and Avery Kerr (9:59.35), the 400 relay team of Megan Swan, Scanlan, Willow Novak and Hickey (49.68), the 800 relay team of Swan, Barnhart, Olivia Hilton and Novak (1:46.20) and the 1600 relay team of Steele, Barnhart, Novak and Scanlan (4:03.76).

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ winners were Mia Paolino in the 2,000 steeplechase (7:21.22), Alexa Belanger in the high jump (5-0) and the 4,000 medley relay team of Jamisen Vendetti, Cassidy Robleno, Mattingly O’Rourke and Paolino (12:44.66).

Stillwater winners were Kara Moran in the long jump (17-1) and Kelly Moran in the triple jump (35-9). Saratoga Springs’ Amelia McBain won the pole vault (10-6).

Shenendehowa boys’ winners were Logan Doll in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:04.72), Nathan Brimhall in the 1600 (4:19.15), Evan Collette in the shot put (46-7) and the 440 shuttle hurdle relay team of Jason Colindres, Marko Bebic, Alex Gregor and Chinwuba Jon-Nwakalo (1:07.47).

Other local boys’ winners were Mohonasen’s Andrew Farnsworth in the high jump (5-11), Schenectady’s 400 relay team of Jelani Wells, Deron Davis, Dior Roberts and Che Samuel (43.93) and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 4,000 medley relay team of Matt Windecker, Ryan Allison, Cayden Robleno and Brian Hughes (11:08.44).

In the George Muse Relays at Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs won the girls’ 4×800 and 4×1600 relays. Alyssa Connors, Kelly Eyer, Madelyn Miller and Addie Murray won the 4×800 in 10:14.72, and Claire Cuneo, Sadie McBain, Theresa Prehn and Katie Turner won the 4×1600 in 23:11.

Greenwich won three relays, with Sarah Radovich and Molly Abate both running on wins in the 4×100 (52.55), 4×200 (1:54.30) and 1600 sprint medley (4:24.38). Greenwich also had individual field wins from Danielle Boyea in the pole vault (8-3), Keegan Collins in the shot put (34-7) and Kiersten Alling in the discus (109-5). Schuylerville’s Megan Vianese and Nikki Stark ran winning legs on the 4×400 (4:30.69) and distance medley (13:14.05) relays, with Ryan Stark winning the long jump (14-11).

In boys’ events, Mechanicville won both the 4×100 (46.44) and 4×200 (1:38.66), with Dakota Bowie, Isaiah Culbreth and Thomas Hickey running legs in both events. La Salle Institute won both the 4×440 (3:34.70) and SMR (3:37.97), with Cameron Stodghill, Alex Rotondi and Gitch Hayes running in both races. Field winners included Schuylerville’s Daryl Headen in the high jump (6-4) and Galway’s Dalton Sargent in the triple jump (38-4 ½).


Fonda-Fultonville used an eight-run rally in the top of the sixth inning to capture a 16-12 non-league baseball win over Broadalbin-Perth. Jackson Croucher doubled twice for Fonda-Fultonville, while Giovanni DiCaprio, Tyler Daus, Derek Duval, Joey Susi and Logan Yaggle drove in two runs apiece. Michael Magliocca knocked in three runs for Broadalbin-Perth, and both Hayden Benton and Luke Tambasco doubled.

Alex Yash had three hits and six RBIs to lead Averill Park to a 22-2 non-league win over Tamarac. Mason Brown and Matt Dejulio each had two RBIs for the Warriors. Zach Rice led Tamarac with three hits.

Middleburgh had five-run innings in both the second and fifth in an 11-2 Western Athletic Conference win over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Derrick Fuller, Ian Hoop, Josh Reinhart and Tristan Diaz each drove in two runs for Middleburgh. ND-BG got a single and an RBI from Joe Moran, and pitcher Colin Campbell logged nine strikeouts over four innings.

Canajoharie powered to a 13-2 win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo behind a double, single and four RBIs from Jack Montanye and two-hit days from Tommy Weingart, Riley Montanye and LaAnthony Fairley. B-K-W got doubles from Ryan Heath, Tim Saddlemire and Luke Boltri.

Nick Mahar drove in two runs to help Guilderland earn a 5-0 Suburban Council win over Shaker. Brendan Curry had two hits and an RBI. Cole Miller struck out 10 to earn the complete-game win. Cam Mailloux and Joe Karpierz each had a hit for Shaker.

Albany Academy notched a 12-0 Colonial Council win over Ichabod Crane as pitcher Geneo Savoca threw a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and Nico Desanto added a double, single, two RBIs and two runs.

Eddie Yamin hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead La Salle to a 14-3 win over Mohonasen. James O’Connell had a single, double, two RBIs and three runs. Jonny Yamin singled, doubled and drove in four. Kameron Canavally hit a double, home run for Mohonasen. Marvin Hill had a single and a double, while Dillon DePiero had a single and an RBI.

Chris Thorne and Mitch Neer each had three hits and two RBIs to lead Marlboro to a 15-0 non-league win over Saratoga Central Catholic. Aidan Crowther struck out three over 2 1-3 innings for Saratoga Central Catholic.


Carly Wise had seven goals, an assist and 13 draw controls in Saratoga Springs’ 19-9 non-league girls’ lacrosse win over Burr & Burton (Vt.). Izzy Burke and Morgan Brooking added two goals each for Saratoga Springs.

Liv Nevo scored five goals, and Mishayia Temple scored the game-winner in overtime of Albany’s 10-9 victory over Johnstown. Temple also had three assists. Johnstown’s Amia Hall and Regan Wilcox scored two goals each.

In a 17-7 Colonial Council win over Catholic Central, Holy Names got four goals and four assists from both Suzie Smith and Lauren Meesick, while Anna Nichols and Madelyn Miles scored three goals each.

Maddy Taylor had five goals and five assists, while Maddie Alamo contributed five goals and four assists in Wantagh’s 20-5 victory over Shaker. Lauren McCulloch had two goals and an assist for Shaker. Emily Bette and Victoria Bender combined to make 13 saves.

Scotia-Glenville used a 7-0 third quarter to squeak by Voorheesville 11-10 in a non-league boys’ lacrosse game. Dylan Bzdell had three goals for Scotia-Glenville, which also got two goals and three assists from Nick Coons. Jake Dariano had two goals and an assist for the Tartans, while Bryce Layton made 17 saves. Bryce Jones led the Blackbirds with four goals and two assists. Joey Tumlin added three goals.


Ichabod Crane rolled to a 22-0 Colonial Council softball win over Albany Academy. Morgan Ormerod pitched a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts, with Kari Graziano, Makayla Walsh and Carolina Williams all homering for Ichabod Crane. Williams finished with five RBIs. Kyra VanDenburgh doubled and Quinn Murray had two singles for Albany Academy.

Abby Becker had a double and four singles in leading Tamarac to a 14-1 win over Waterford-Halfmoon in Wasaren League action. The Bengals had a five-run sixth inning.


Five Section II girls recently received first-team honors on the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state girls’ basketball team.

In addition to making the first team, Averill Park senior Amelia Wood was named the Class A Player of the Year. Schalmont senior Payton Graber earned first-team honors in Class B. In Class C, Duanesburg senior Madison Meyer and Berne-Knox-Westerlo senior Alexis Wright made the first team, and Hartford’s Karlee Nims earned the honor for Class D.

Wood averaged 22.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Graber averaged 21.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Meyer averaged 20.8 points and 5.1 assists, with Wright averaging 26.2 points and 15.4 rebounds. Nims averaged 18.6 points and 12.3 rebounds.

In Class AA, Albany junior Shonyae Edwards was the top area honoree, making the fourth team. Other girls who made the team were Saratoga Springs’ Natasha Chudy (fifth team), Shenendehowa’s Jillian Huerter (seventh team) and Kaleigh Montanez (honorable mention), Bethlehem’s Maren Lourida (11th team), Colonie’s Jayla Tyler (13th team), Albany’s Me’chelle Cancer (14th team) and Shaker’s Kaelah Carter (honorable mention).

In Class A, Averill Park put two more players on the team: Senior Michelinna Lombardi on the fourth team, and junior Taylor Holohan on the ninth team. Other girls who made the team were South Glens Falls’ Sydney Hart (fourth team), Amsterdam’s Sydney Hoefs (fifth team), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Carlie Rzeszotarski (seventh team), Queensbury’s Kendra Ballard (14th team) and Brigid Duffy (honorable mention), and Catholic Central’s Tanavia Turpin (honorable mention).

In Class B, Schalmont also had two others make the team: Sophomore Karissa Antoine made the third team and senior Haley Burchardt made the 10th team. Other girls who made the Class B all-state team were Catskill Janay Brantley (second team), Fonda-Fultonville’s Kyla Smith (fifth team), Ichabod Crane’s Carolina Williams (seventh team), Holy Names’ Sophia Bologna (eighth team), Mechanicville’s Chloe Goverski (ninth team), Albany Academy’s Saige Randolph (11th team) and Johnstown’s Jaden Wilson (honorable mention).

In Class C, Duanesburg had two other all-state selections in Alison O’Hanlon on the third team, and Alex Moses on the seventh team. Other girls who made the Class C team were Corinth’s Maddie DeLisle (second team), Mayfield’s Cloey Dopp (fourth team) and Kelsey Meca (10th team), Greenwich’s Nora Niesz (fourth team) and Adrianna Rojas (fifth team), Cambridge’s Stasia Epler (eighth team), Schoharie’s Jessica Meade (eighth team) and Chatham’s Abby Taylor (11th team).

Hartford’s Gabbie McFarren made the third team in Class D.

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