High schools: Ballston Spa boys’ lacrosse advances to semifinals


Peter Siracuse scored five goals, and Ballston Spa jumped out to an 11-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 21-1 Section II Class B boys’ lacrosse tournament victory over Troy. 

Matt King had three goals and an assist for the Scotties, Sean Dwyer added two goals and two assists, John Serina and Troy Gottmann each had two goals and an assist each, and Vinny Rossetti scored twice in the quarterfinal win.

Michael Deutsch scored eight goals, and Stephen Deutsch had seven goals and five assists as No. 3 seed Queensbury (10-7) topped Amsterdam/Broadalbin-Perth 23-4 in the Class B quarterfinals. Brady Nash had two goals and an assist for Amsterdam/Broadalbin-Perth (5-12).

In Class C, freshman Jacob Phelps scored in overtime to lead Averill Park to a 12-11 overtime victory over Scotia-Glenville. Phelps and Ethan Jamison each scored five goals for Averill Park, and Luke Hempel had two goals and four assists. Ty Carlisle scored four goals for the Tartans, Jacob Dariano had three goals and one assist, Dylan Bzdell scored two goals and Bryce Layton made 17 saves.

Bryce Jones had four goals and four assists, while Sean Bruno added four goals and two assists to lead third-seeded Voorheeville to an 11-6 win over No. 6 Hoosick Falls/Tamarac in a Class D quarterfinal. Andy Feck made 16 saves in the win. Sammy Fouler had a goal and two assists to lead Hoosick Falls/Tamarac. The Blackbirds will play at No. 2 Schuylerville at 5 p.m. Friday in a semifinal.

In Class A, fourth-seeded Bethlehem scored the final six goals to top fifth-seeded Saratoga Springs 9-7 in a quarterfinal. The Eagles will play top-seeded Shenendehowa in a semifinal at 5 p.m. Friday.

Quinn Orsini and Tommy Tyksinski each tallied five goals to lead Guilderland to a 20-2 win over Colonie. Michael Scuzzarella added three goals and two assists. The Dutchmen will host third-seeded Shaker, which topped CBA 16-8.


Danielle DeBonis hit a solo homer as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake beat Queensbury 8-0 in the Section II Class A softball tournament semifinals. Sophia Commisso had two hits and two RBIs for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, which got six strikeouts from Katie Rhodes. Alexis Rogers struck out 11 for Queensbury. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake will play Troy in the final at 5 p.m. Thursday at Luther Forest Athletic Fields.

In the other semifinal, Katie Pryor’s second-inning grand slam propelled Troy to a 5-3 victory over Averill Park. Pryor also had a single. Troy pitcher Olivia DeCitise struck out 10 in the complete-game effort. Abbey Nagel had a double, single and an RBI for Averill Park.

Lily McCauliffe pitched a three-hitter and drove in the only run with a double in the top of the seventh to lead third-seeded Greenwich to a 1-0 win over second-seeded Whitehall. Madi Gould struck out 14 for Whitehall. Greenwich will play top-seeded and defending champion Chatham in the final at 5 p.m. Thursday at Moreau Recreational Fields..

In Class D, top-seeded Salem downed fourth-seeded Fort Ann 17-4, while second-seeded Argyle beat third-seeded Germantown 6-1. The Adirondack League opponents will meet in the championship at 5 p.m. Thursday at Moreau Rec.


Section II Class AA champion Bethlehem swept Class A champ Queensbury 9-0 in the New York State Sub-regionals and will play the Section III representative in the Regionals on Saturday. Ashrith Rao, Will Bievenue, Aadi Ojha, Hayden Brown, Aden Haas and Ian Jin all scored singles victories for the Eagles (17-0).

Doubles victories by Shane McGarvey and Colin Cartwright and Adam Cogliandro and Hayden Landry helped Maple Hill beat Glens Falls in a classification playoff for the state tournament. Landon Flach and Nathan Sober won singles matches for Maple Hill. Glens Falls singles winners were Julien Oswald, Heath Borgos and Vincent Westfall.


Macey Koval had five goals and one assist to lead top-seeded Schuylerville to a 17-3 win over Greenwich in a Class D sectional semifinal. Ella Welsh added four goals and an assist for Schuylerville (13-4), which will play second-seeded Cohoes in the final at 7 p.m. Thursday at CBA. Cohoes edged Hoosick Falls 8-7. Mackenzie Dixson had three goals for Greenwich.

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