Sports briefs: FireWolves hosting tryouts and development camp in October


ALBANY — The Albany FireWolves announced this week that the team will host a player tryouts and development camp on Oct. 26 and 27 at MVP Arena in Albany from 6-8 p.m. on each day.

The tryouts are open to any interested players who have played either collegiate lacrosse or have relevant high-level box/indoor lacrosse experience.  Players will participate in various drills, physical fitness testing, and scrimmages with the FireWolves’ 2022 draft picks while competing for a spot on the training camp roster. Attendees are required to bring appropriate practice attire, equipment, and shoes (no cleats), and all participants will receive a FireWolves practice pinnie. To register for the tryouts, visit The cost of the tryout will be $75 in advance or $85 walk up. Sign-in for the camp begins at 5 p.m. each day with the tryouts starting at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jordan Manias, Director of Lacrosse Operations, at [email protected].


Tickets are available for the 24th annual Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame & Reunion Dinner on Monday, Sept. 19, at the Event Center at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady.  

A reception will begin at 4:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:45. Tickets cost $65 and are available by calling Bob Pezzano at 518-346-9297.

This year’s inductees are Casper Wells, Jack Edwards and Ernie Marshall. 

Wells was a standout baseball player at Schenectady High School and Towson University. He played for five Major League Baseball teams and hit 25 home runs during his MLB career.

Jack Edwards was an All-American football player at Mont Pleasant High School in 1959. He also won multiple Section II high and low hurdles championships. He later lettered in football at Boston University.  

Ernie Marshall was on two relay teams at Mont Pleasant High School that won Championships of America at the Penn Relays. He was named to the 1938 National All-Scholastic track team. He was also the National Junior AAU 440-yard champion. He will be inducted posthumously.

Legacy tributes will honor the six consecutive undefeated Nott Terrace High School tennis teams from 1949 through 1954 and the 1961 Linton High School football team that shut out all Section II opponents. 


COBLESKILL — A quartet of SUNY Cobleskill athletes were honored with weekly awards by the North Atlantic Conference.

Ashlynn DeRonda was named the league’s Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week, Eamonn Sullivan and Jenna Swyers were named the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Runners of the Week, respectively, and Jack Gemmett was named the Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week.

DeRonda scored a pair of goals in SUNY Cobleskill’s 5-2 non-conference road win over Wells on Sunday.

Sullivan led SUNY Cobleskill to the team title at the Castleton University Invitational, winning the 8k race in 26 minutes, 34 seconds. Gemmett, a Schalmont High graduate, was third overall in that race in 27:55. Swyers won the women’s 5k at Castleton in 23:26 as the Fighting Tigers finished second at the meet.

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