High schools: Strong first half leads Fonda-Fultonville to football win over Taconic Hills

Fonda-Fultonville quarterback Jackson Cusack runs for a gain during Friday's game against Taconic Hills at Boshart Field in Fonda.

Fonda-Fultonville quarterback Jackson Cusack runs for a gain during Friday's game against Taconic Hills at Boshart Field in Fonda.

Fonda-Fultonville scored 30 points in the second quarter en route to a 57-8 Class C football win over Taconic Hills on Friday.

Peyton Webber started the scoring in the first with a 1-yard run. Owen Hicks added a 10-yard touchdown run of his own that quarter.

In the second, Jackson Croucher scored on runs of 22 and 33 yards. Taylor Peck connected with Landon Halstead for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Jackson Cusack ran 30 yards for a score, Karsen Bulan had a 55-yard punt return for a score, and the Braves added a safety.

Jose Vargas and Webber added scoring runs in the fourth.

Sam Hotaling had four rushing touchdowns and one passing to lead Broadalbin-Perth to a 33-0 win over Ichabod Crane. Ryan Savoie had the receiving score, while Jack Dunlap had an interception for the Patriots.

Gloversville scored 35 first-half points in a 42-24 Class B win over Green Tech. Isaac Sylvain had three touchdown runs of 61, 69 and 25 yards. Leo Perez added two scores, while Jordan Yanno kicked two field goals for the Huskies.

Darrien Insogna had three touchdowns to help Ballston Spa to a 43-0 non-classification win over Colonie. Nico Savini added a pair of scores, while Blaine Zoller and Tyler Leahy also scored. The Scotties intercepted Colonie five times.


Fiona Bean had three goals and one assist to lead Niskayuna to a 5-0 shutout of Section VII’s Saranac in a non-league game that was part of the New York State High School Girls’ Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament.

Kyra Buhrmaster and Maddy Ehrlich also scored, while Kaleigh West had two assists. Maddie Mills made eight saves, and Anna Joyce added five as the pair split the shutout.

In another tournament game, Shaker beat Queensbury 7-0. Micaela Tahoe had two goals to lead a balanced scoring attack. Lauren Foglia and Lyndsay McCulloch each added a goal and an assist.

Jaclyn Benedetti and Quincy Hytko each had hat tricks for Cohoes in its 8-0 Colonial Council win over Cobleskill-Richmondville. Hytko also had three assists. Nyssa Roennpagel had seven saves for the Bulldogs, while teammate Danielle Hughes stopped three.


Stephen Gray and Cameron David each scored twice to lead Fort Plain to a 4-3 win over rival Canajoharie in Western Athletic Conference boys’ soccer action Friday.

The Hilltoppers led 3-2 at halftime. Noah Colburn scored twice to lead Canajoharie, while Sam Sunderland had the other goal. Paul Grassel had nine saves for Fort Plain, with Will Douglass making seven for Canajoharie.

Kofi Jack had a hat trick for Scotia-Glenville in the Tartans’ 3-3 tie with Queensbury in Foothills Council action. Noah Murdock, Xavier DeLuca and Ian Chase had the Tartans’ assists.  Ian Rathbun had all three goals for Queensbury.

Broadalbin-Perth scored first, but couldn’t hold on, as Glens Falls beat the Patriots 3-1. Nate DiFiore scored twice for the Indians, with Tim Motsiff adding the other. Jack Holland scored for the Patriots on a Darrin Mosher assist.

Schuylerville shut out Johnstown 8-0. Corey Cottrel and Alex Renner each had two goals and two assists. Tyler Downing made 10 saves for Johnstown, and Maddox Pedrick added five saves.

Galway beat Corinth 3-1 in non-league boys’ soccer action. Casey Clarke had two goals for the Golden Eagles, while Joe DeVellis had the other. Colin Anderson added two assists. Sean Ward tallied for Corinth.

Austin Johns scored both goals, as Middleburgh beat Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs 2-1. Luke Shaw had an assist, while Ben Croote made eight saves.

Zack Schwenk had four goals in Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Duanesburg’s 8-0 defeat of Saratoga Central Catholic. Also scoring for the Bulldogs were Locke Gerken, Kyle Williams, Ben Zyniecki and Will Shahen. Jason Pescetti made 12 saves for the Saints.

On Thursday, Nick Pepe and Waqas Hagali tallied for Shaker in the Blue Bison’s 2-0 Suburban Council boys’ soccer win over Bethlehem. Kyle Harriman made three saves in the shutout.


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake topped CBA in Suburban Council boys’ volleyball, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20. Liam Calhoun had nine kills, two blocks and two aces. Reid Balderston added 15 digs, while Morgan Belrose had six digs and three kills. CBA was led by James McDonald’s 10 assists and Ethan Grazulis’ five kills.

Bethlehem swept Guilderland, 25-15, 25-20, 25-20. Senior libero Danny Battista had 10 digs for the 3-0 Eagles. Ben Sorrentino had 21 assists, while Jonah Negris added eight kills, three digs and two blocks.

Niskayuna beat Shaker, 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14. Josh Blake had 13 kills and four digs for Shaker.


Saratoga Central Catholic lost the first set, but rallied past Hoosic Valley, 14-25, 25-15, 29-27, 18-25, 15-9, in Wasaren League girls’ volleyball action. Gianna Fiordimondo had six service points, two aces and 15 digs for the Saints. Sofia Provost added 16 service points, four aces and five digs. Jacqueline Fornabia had six kills and a block, while Rylee Cornell had six points, three aces and two assists. Hoosic Valley was led by Bri Fitzgerald’s 25 digs and three kills.

In a great non-league contest, Burnt Hills- Ballston Lake defeated Section V’s Our Lady of Mercy, 25-15,19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 16-14, to improve to 3-0 overall. Sophia Tassone had 17 kills for the Spartans. Sarah Robbins contributed six kills and eight blocks, while Danielle Debonis finished with 40 assists.

Albany topped Schoharie, 26-24, 25-17, 20-25, 25-19. Emily O’Keefe had 17 assists to lead the Falcons, while Breanna Kelley had 22 digs. Laila Baum added five kills. Ivy Wray had 13 service points, four aces and two kills for Schoharie. Alyssa Cieszynski contributed 12 points, two aces and three kills. Tori Harrington had 11 points, five aces and two kills.

On Thursday, Ichabod Crane topped Voorheesville, 25-12, 26-24, 25-19. Outside hitter Emma Scheitinger had 10 kills and 14 digs. Senior setter Delaney More had seven aces, five assists and seven digs. Janelle Hall had 13 digs and two aces for Voorheesville.

Catholic Central downed Albany Academy, 25-16, 25-13, 25-15. Angelena Giuliano had 10 kills for the Crusaders. Grace Moore had 13 digs.

Catholic Central defeated Albany Academy for Girls in a Colonial Council matchup on 9/8 with scores of 25-16, 25-13, and 25-15.

Duanesburg beat OESJ in Western Athletic Conference action, 25-13, 25-8, 25-8. The Eagles got 15 assists, eight service points, two aces and a dig from Heather Black. Hannah Borski added 14 kills, seven points, eight digs and a block.


Haley Backlund scored the only goal in Bethlehem’s 1-0 Suburban Council field hockey win over Shenendehowa. Teagan Rosencranse had the shutout in goal.

Sadie Miller and Alyssa Doyle each scored twice as Guilderland improved to 2-0 with a 4-0 shutout of Shaker. Olivia Lovly saved 10 shots for the Blue Bison.

Mady Malone and Autumn Kramer each scored twice to lead Scotia-Glenville to an 8-0 non-league win over Ichabod Crane. The Tartans’ other goals were by McKenzie Westbrook, Morgan Westbrook, Maddie Darling and Maddy Horan. Kramer and Horan also had two assists.

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