High schools: Highlights from postseason action in baseball, softball, track & field

Scotia-Glenville’s Stephanie James competes in the girls' steeplechase during the Foothill Council Championship track and field meet at Schuylerville High School on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Scotia-Glenville’s Stephanie James competes in the girls' steeplechase during the Foothill Council Championship track and field meet at Schuylerville High School on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Amsterdam’s Garrett McHeard and Scotia-Glenville’s Tyler Greene each won two individual events, and Queensbury collected the team title at Wednesday’s Foothills Council boys’ track and field championships at Schuylerville. 

McHeard won the shot put (47-10.25) and discus throw (144-1), while Greene picked up victories in the 1,600 run (4:34.62) and 3,200 (9:56.55). For Queensbury, solo wins belonged to Michael Kilgallon in the 110 hurdles (16.19), Bergen Caprood in the 100 dash (11.5), Ethan Langford in the 200 (23.63), Tyler Harrington in the 800 run (2:04.96) and Patrick Russell in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:35.51). Queensbury also won the 400, 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Broadalbin-Perth swept the high jump (Sam Hotaling, 5-10), long jump (Stephen Chrysler, 21-2) and triple jump (Hunter O’Dell, 40-4.5).

Queensbury also won the girls’ championship. Maddie Powers led the way, winning the 800 (2:28.95), the 1,500 (4:55.65) and the 3,000 (11:41.55). Schuylerville’s Nikki Stark won the 100 hurdles (17.49) and 400 hurdles (1:13.33). Gloversville’s Zoie Tesi won the high jump (5-1) and triple jump (35-2.5).


Guilderland earned the team championship at the Suburban Council girls’ track and field championships with 141 points. Saratoga Springs took second place with 121 points, while Shenendehowa (68), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (61) and Shaker (50) completed the top five in the event held at Averill Park.

Saratoga Springs’ Emily Bush won the 1,500 run (4:33.85) and 3,000 (9:49.31) and contributed to a victory in the 3,200 relay, while teammate Sheridan Wheeler also recorded multiple solo wins with victories in the 400 hurdles (1:06.72) and 2,000 steeplechase (6:59.07). 

Abigail Wicks of Averill Park was the competition’s other multiple-event winner in solo events. Wicks won the 200 dash (25.99) and 400 (58.24).

Recording wins for victorious Guilderland were Maeghan Hickey in the 100 hurdles (15.49), the 400 relay team of Megan Swan, Kendall Barnhart, Tatum Cramer and Hickey (50.82), Cramer in the long jump (16-5.25), Olivia Hilton in the triple jump (35-0.5) and Cadence Brewer in the shot put (36-5).


Columbia topped Bethlehem 3-2 in a Section II Class AA first-round baseball game. Jacob Skarlis struck out seven batters in the complete-game win, while Jack Bennett had three hits, and Carter Albano and Andrew Gabriel each had an RBI. For Bethlehem, CJ Franchini hit a two-run home run as part of a two-hit day.

Saratoga Springs earned a walk-off 2-1 win over Niskayuna. Charles DeRizzo went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Blue Streaks. Owen Redick tripled for Saratoga Springs, which got nine strikeouts from Patrick Deschaine. The Blue Streaks play at Guilderland on Friday. Ryan Funyak went 2 for 3 with a run for Niskayuna.

In a game featuring two great pitching efforts, South Glens Falls won 1-0 against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in the first round of the Section II Class A baseball tournament. Dan Cohen struck out 10 batters in seven scoreless innings to collect the win, while Kyle DeCresce struck out seven batters in 6 2-3 innings for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Both pitchers allowed three hits. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Matt Perrotte delivered the game-winning RBI single that scored Brandon Stimpson who had the team’s other two hits. DeCresce had a triple and a single for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, and Matt Martin added a double. No. 8 South Glens Falls will play in Friday’s quarterfinals against No. 1 Scotia-Glenville.

Eddie Girtler pitched an 11-strikeout no-hitter, and Eddie Yamin hit a solo home run to give La Salle a 1-0 win over Queensbury. Adrian Caron struck out seven for Queensbury. The No. 7 Cadets next play at No. 2 Mohonasen in Friday’s quarterfinals.

In the Section II Class B first round, Fonda-Fultonville defeated Hudson 3-1. Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Fonda-Fultonville’s Tyler Daus and Giovanni DiCaprio each scored on an error. DiCaprio, Daus, Derek Duval, Joey Susi and Zenmatsu Myles each had a hit for Fonda-Fultonville, while Myles had the team’s lone RBI. Jackson Croucher struck out four batters and allowed one run in the game’s first three inning, then Duval struck out 10 batters in the final four innings. For Hudson, Connor Tomaso had a hit and an RBI, and Jordan Moon struck out three batters and allowed one earned run in six innings. No. 7 Fonda-Fultonville next plays in Friday’s quarterfinals against No. 2 Mechanicville.

In six innings, Ichabod Crane won 12-2 against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Topher Pelesz struck out seven batters and allowed no earned runs in earning the win. Nate Garafalo led the Ichabod Crane offense with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored, while Gunnar Grethen-McLaughlin had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Ichabod Crane took control of the contest with a six-run second inning. No. 3 Ichabod Crane will next play No. 11 Coxsackie-Athens, which upset No. 6 Greenville 15-8.

In an upset, No. 12 Cohoes defeated No. 5 Tamarac 5-1. Jedadiah Trudeau struck out 11 batters in the complete-game win, and had a double and an RBI. Peyton Richardson had two hits for Tamarac. Cohoes led 5-0 before Tamarac scored in the bottom of the seventh inning. 

Cohoes will next play No. 4 Schuylerville, which defeated Cobleskill-Richmondville 3-0. Lukas Sherman pitched six innings to earn the win and Ryan Dow collected the save. Ashton Morris had two hits, and Carson Patrick had a hit and an RBI.

In Class CC action, Connor Jones was perfect on the mound in Hoosick Falls’ 21-0 win against Rensselaer. In the five-inning game, Jones struck out eight batters and stretched his scoreless pitching innings streak to 16. At the plate, Jones had a triple, three singles, three RBIs and five runs scored. Also for Hoosick Falls, which scored 11 runs in the second inning, Jake Sparks had three hits and five RBIs, and Josh Colegrove had three hits and four RBIs. No. 7 Hoosick Falls will next play No. 2 Canajoharie in Friday’s quarterfinals.

Hoosic Valley won 7-0 against Cambridge/Salem. Connor King struck out 10 batters in the shutout. Lukas Cates, Michael Lancaster, King, and Logan Santiago each had a hit and an RBI, and Jimmy Bolognino produced two hits. No. 9 Hoosic Valley will next play No. 1 Chatham. 

In Class C, Harrison Chapin drove in two runs to help Waterford-Halfmoon defeat Schoharie 7-4. Gavin Bodah also drove in two for the Fordians, who play at Duanesburg on Friday in a quarterfinal. Lawrence Zeufile, Griffen Lansing and Dan Bernhardt each had a double for Schoharie. Zeufile drove in a run.

Fort Plain won 11-1 against Middleburgh in six innings. Austin VanGorder pitched all six innings for Fort Plain and struck out 15 batters while allowing an unearned run. VanGorder also had two hits, three runs scored and three stolen bases. Griffin MaGinnis had a triple, single, two RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases in the win, and Tucker Jones had two hits and three RBIs. For Middleburgh, Derrick Fuller had a hit and scored a run. No. 8 Fort Plain will next play top-seeded Galway.


In a first-round matchup in the Section II Class C softball tournament, Whitehall defeated Canajoharie 12-0 in five innings. Madison Gould struck out 13 batters for Whitehall, which received three hits and four RBIs from Ava Ruby, and Blake Bird contributed two hits and three RBIs. Caitlyn Baker had a double for Canajoharie. No. 2 Whitehall will next play seventh-seeded Stillwater, which defeated 10th-seeded Maple Hill, 10-2, in the first round Tuesday.

Madysen Saddlemire went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and four runs, as Berne-Knox-Westerlo pounded 15 hits in a 15-3 win over Duanesburg. Ruby Terrell went 4 for 4 with a double in the win. Zoey Lounsbury was 3 for 4 with a double, RBI and two runs. Sara Macrina struck out 11. Hanna Wichuski had a single and RBI for Duanesburg. Berne-Knox-Westerlo meets Lake George in the quarterfinals.

Greenwich struck for four runs in the first inning in defeating Mayfield 6-3. Faith Ingber had a double, two singles and a run for the Witches. Morgan Randall added two singles, an RBI and two runs, while Sophia Boice singled twice, drove in a run and scored. Heather Ginter had two doubles and two RBIs to lead Mayfield. Bella Capano singled twice, with Alexis Broderick adding a single and RBI.

Warrensburg scored three runs in each of the first and sixth innings to shut out Galway 6-0. The Burghers will play Greenwich in the quarterfinals.


Glens Falls jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first quarter and stayed in front in a 10-6 win over Scotia-Glenville in Foothills Council action. Hudson McTiernon led Glens Falls with four goals. Ian Collins added two goals and two assists. Dante Bianchi led the Tartans with three goals. Austin Stark had a goal and two assists, while Nick Coons had a goal and won 13 of 18 faceoffs. Bryce Layton made 12 saves.


Freshman Avery Eick scored the go-ahead goal for Bethlehem in its 10-9 win over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to win the Suburban Council title. She finished with two scores for the Eagles. Kait Tiejten led Bethlehem with four goals and one assist. Maeve Conway added two goals and an assist. MK Lescault led the Spartans with three goals and one assist. Grace Tullock added two scores.

Cara Calicchia tallied three goals and an assist to lead Shaker to a 14-6 victory over Columbia. Lindsey McCulloch added two goals and two assists, while Emily Bette made nine saves. Allison Beattie had three goals and an assist to lead Columbia. Kaitlin Bogucki scored twice for the Blue Devils.

Paige Adams scored three goals to lead a balanced Shenendehowa attack in the Plainsmen’s 12-7 win over Saratoga Springs. Cam Wilders won six draw controls and added a goal. Carly Wise and Clare Wendell each had three goals for the Blue Streaks. Jenna Amodio made 10 saves in defeat.

Cohoes scored 10 first-half goals en route to a 12-5 Colonial Council win over Emma Willard. Carli O’Hara led Cohoes with four goals. Jenny Jimenez led the Jesters with two goals, Sherry Hsieh made 12 saves in defeat.



Team standings

Queensbury 193, Broadalbin-Perth 137, Scotia-Glenville 89.5, Amsterdam 48, South Glens Falls 38, Schuylerville 29.5, Glens Falls 28, Johnstown 14, Hudson Falls 11.

Individual results

3,200 – Greene (S-G), 9:56.55; 110 hurdles – Kilgallon (Q), 16.19;  100 – Caprood (Q), 11.5; 1,600 – Greene (S-G), 4:34.62; 200 – Langford (Q), 23.63; 3,200 relay – Queensbury (Hicks, Jenkin, Harrington, Sanabria), 8:47.62; 400 relay – Queensbury (Jones, Kilgallon, Langford, Caprood), 44.34; 400 – Headen (Sch), 51.44; 400 hurdles – Jack (S-G), 59.68; 800 – Harrington (Q), 2:04.96; 3,000 steeplechase – Russell (Q), 10:35.51; 1,600 relay – Queensbury (Harrington, Demers, Gileski, Engel), 3:36.81;  High jump – Hotaling (B-P), 5-10; Pole vault – Revell (SGF), 11-0;  Long jump – Chrysler (B-P), 21-2;  Triple jump – O’Dell (B-P), 40-4.5; Discus – McHeard (A), 144-1; Shot put – McHeard (A), 47-10.25; Pentathlon — Stevens (SGF), 2,366.



Team standings

Guilderland 141, Saratoga Springs 121, Shenendehowa 68, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 61, Shaker 50, Averill Park 34, Bethlehem 28, Ballston Spa 23, Niskayuna 23, Colonie 17, Columbia 10, Albany 9, Schenectady 4.

Individual results

3,000 – Bush (Sa), 9:49.31; 100 hurdles – Hickey (G), 15.49; 100 – West (N), 12.37; 1,500 – Bush (Sa), 4:33.85; 200 – Wicks (AP), 25.99; 3,200 relay – Saratoga Springs (Belisle, M. Wheeler, A. Hart, M. Hart), 9:22.55; 400 relay – Guilderland (Swan, Barnhart, Cramer, Hickey), 50.82; 400 – Wicks (AP), 57.8; 400 hurdles – S. Wheeler (Sa), 1:06.72;  800 – Griffin (Sha), 2:13.34; 2,000 steeplechase – S. Wheeler (Sa), 6:59.07; 1,600 relay – Saratoga Springs (Bush, A. Hart, M. Hart, Kurto), 4:03.76; High jump – Belanger (BH), 5-1; Pole vault – McBain (Sa), 11-0; Long jump – Cramer (G), 16-5.25; Triple jump – Hilton (G), 35-0.5; Discus – Dochat (She), 119-11; Shot put – Brewer (G), 36-5; Pentathlon — Duchaussee (Sa), 2,370.


Team standings

Queensbury 153, South Glens Falls 125, Scotia-Glenville 90.5, Broadalbin-Perth 71.5, Schuylerville 69.33, Gloversville 30, Amsterdam 14.33, Glens Falls 12, Johnstown 11, Hudson Falls 9.33.

Individual results

100 — Hand (Q), 13:46; Sefcik (SGF), 13.55; Lin (B-P), 13.59; 200 — Lin (B-P), 27.61; Sefcik (SGF), 27.62; S. Luke (S-G), 27,84. 400 — S. Luke (S-G), 1:00.44; Hand (Q), 1:01.54; Regels (S-G), 1:02.35. 800 — Powers (Q), 2:28.95; Afsar-Keshmiri (Q), 2:31.00; James (S-G), 2:34.30. 1,500 — Powers (Q), 4:55.65; Rogan (Schu), 4:57.60; McNulty (SGF), 5:04.72; 3,000 — Powers (Q), 11:41.55; McNulty (SGF), 11:46.52; Colvin (SGF), 11:49.96. 100 hurdles — Stark (Schu), 17:49; Porter (SGF), 17.62; Snyder (S-G), 18:41. 400 hurdles — Stark (Schu), 1:13.33; Porter (SGF), 1:17.41; Russell (Q), 1:19.45. 400 relay — Scotia-Glenville (Getter, Heiner, M. Luke, Regels), 53.32; South Glens Falls, 53.63; Queensbury, 53.91. 1,600 relay — Scotia-Glenville (Long, M. Luke, S. Luke, Regels), 4:12.82. 3,200 relay — South Glens Falls (Colvin, McNulty, Simpson, Trimarchi), 10:49.20; Queensbury, 11:02.00; Scotia-Glenville, 11:12.40. 2,000 steeplechase — James (S-G), 7:55.71; Habshi (Q), 8:00.33; Frasier (B-P), 8;27.43. High jump — Tesi (G), 5-1; Seaman (SGF), 4-11; Murphy (G), 4-6; Perry (B-P), 4-6. Pole vault — Stark (Schu), 8-6; Slattery (Q), 8-0; Tyler (B-P), 8-0. Long jump — Lynch (Schu), 16-10.5; Seaman (SGF), 16-1; Stark (Schu), 15-5. Triple jump — Tesi (G), 35-2.5; Seaman (SGF), 34-9.5; Herlihy (SGF), 31-8. Discus — Mehalick (Q), 101-2; Leonard (HF), 89-3; Mustico (S-G), 81-11. Shot put — Jones (Q), 34-2.25; Mehalick (Q), 32-9.75; Hammond (GF), 29-6. Pentathlon — Shortte (SGF), 2,050; Tambasco (B-P), 1,766; Tracky (GF), 1,672.

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