SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Springs took four of the top five places, led by individual winner Emily Bush, to take the girls’ team championship in Division I of the Queensbury Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
Saratoga Springs finished with 40 points, followed in the top five by Bethlehem, Shaker, Champlain Valley Union and Ballston Spa.
Bush won the race in 17 minutes, 52.5 seconds, with teammates Sheridan Wheeler (18.19.6) in third, Alycia Hart (18:22.3) in fourth and Anya Belisle (18:27.4) in fifth. Runner-up Rylee Davis of Bethlehem (18:09.5) was the only runner to break up the Blue Streaks’ string of dominance.
The Division II win went to Mohonasen by an eight-point margin over Columbia, with Scotia-Glenville nine points further back in third. Queensbury’s Maddie Powers took the individual win in 18:52.7, followed by Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Mia Paolino (19:05.5) and Mohonasen’s Rachel Miller (19:27.0).
North Shore won the Division III team race, with Hoosic Valley’s Sophia Squires (20:01.8) taking the individual win.
In boys’ competition, Monroe-Woodbury captured the Division I win, 54 points ahead of Saratoga Springs, with Shenendehowa six points behind in third. Monroe-Woodbury also had the top-two finishers in Collin Catherwood (15:35.6) and Collin Gilstrap (15:36.3). The top five was rounded out by Champlain Valley Union’s Matthew Servin (15:44.5), Niskayuna’s Ryan Hesler (16:08.9) and Shenendehowa’s Logan Doll (16:09.9).
Scotia-Glenville won a competitive Division II with 87 points, 15 ahead of Christian Brothers Academy with Columbia, Fonda-Fultonville and Queensbury completing the top five. Fonda-Fultonville’s Bennett Melita dominated the individual race in 16:13.1, winning by 37 seconds ahead of Our Lady of Lourdes’ Matt Ferreri (16:50.2). Scotia-Glenville’s Tyler Knaggs (16:53.9), Fonda-Fultonville’s Matheu Dettenrieder (16:54.8) and Lansingburgh’s Trae McIntyre (16:59.8) completed the top five.
Mount Greylock claimed the Division III team win by a 48-point margin over Stillwater. North Shore’s Robby Levy won the race in 16:47.6, with Stillwater’s Anthony Zazzaro (17:03.0) taking second.
BULICH LEADS CBA SOCCER
Hunter Bulich scored twice to lead CBA to a 3-1 Suburban Council boys’ soccer victory over Colonie. Erik Najtellari also scored for the Brothers.
Nick Pepe scored twice in Shaker’s 2-0 win over Niskayuna.
First-half goals by Ethan Nardacci and Kyle Almeida helped Averill Park edge Albany 2-1. Goalie Brady Mazzeo made 11 saves for Averill Park. Jonasi Mugisha had the Albany goal.
In a non-league contest, Queensbury and La Salle played to a 0-0 draw. Both goalies made big stops, with Jake Afsar-Keshmiri recording 11 saves for Queensbury and La Salle’s Andrew Lee making nine stops.
QUEENSBURY GIRLS’ SOCCER STREAK ENDS
Schuylerville snapped Queensbury’s 39-game Foothills Council unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory. Kiera Rogan scored in the first half, while Victoria Piteri tallied in the second half.
Goalie Taylor Barraclough had five saves for Schuylerville.
Olivia Trendell and Abby Batchler had two goals each to power Cobleskill-Richmondville past Lansingburgh 5-2 in the Colonial Council. Payton Vacula also scored for C-R, and Chloe Batchler had two assists. Alyssa Rodriguez and Maddison Adams were the goals scorers for Lansingburgh.
Lucia Devito scored three times, and Elena Burke had two goals and two assists to lead Saratoga Springs to 12-2 Suburban Council win over Troy. Lily Collins and Maddy Walsh also scored twice for the Blue Streaks. Analise Rodriguez added a goal and an assist. Paige Barlow and Ava Goodman also scored for Saratoga Springs.
Marie Bogue and Ashlynn Boyce scored for Guilderland in its 2-0 win over Ballston Spa. Bogue and Allison Rice each had an assist, and Victoria Rollins recorded the shutout with eight saves. Ballston Spa goalie Abigail Bednarczyk stopped nine shots.
Marcy Hotaling and Jillian Sassanella scored for Broadalbin-Perth in a 2-1 non-league overtime win over Mechanicville. Mairead Marsden made 13 saves for the Patriots to backstop the win. For Mechanicville, Maddy Hopeck scored off an Emma Andrew assist, and Liv Horan was credited with 11 saves.
Parker Welch scored 5:41 into the first overtime to give Glens Falls a 1-0 win over Whitehall.
JOHNSTOWN FIELD HOCKEY WINS THRILLER
Cole Krempa scored as time expired in regulation to give Johnstown a 2-1 non-league field hockey win over defending Section III Class B champion Holland Patent.
The goal was set up by a corner as Caroline Krempa and Ayaka Sasaki assisted on the game-winning tally for the Lady Bills (6-2).
Caroline Krempa scored in the third quarter to tie the score. Michaela Cushman tallied in the first quarter for Holland Patent.
Johnstown goalie Emilia Haverly stopped six shots.