High schools: Almeida helps Shenendehowa volleyball sweep Averill Park


Grace Almeida posted 11 kills and 10 service points to lead Shenendehowa to a 3-0 win over Averill Park in a Suburban Council girls’ volleyball match Tuesday. Shenendehowa won by scores of 25-7, 25-12 and 25-12. Reagan Ennist had 10 kills for Shen, Emma Palinwodzinski had 22 assists and 11 service points, and Kasia Barletta added 14 digs and four aces. Emily Priest had five kills for Averill Park, while Makena Carter posted four kills and two blocks.

Payton Felix registered 11 kills for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in a 25-11, 25-15, 25-16 win over Shaker. Danielle Debonis posted 26 assists and six aces and Sophia Tassone added 10 kills. Layla Shipley notched 10 kills, seven assists and two aces to lead Shaker, while Bri Hartwick had 10 assists and four kills.

Kadyn Castillo finished with six digs, five assists and three kills for Saratoga Springs in a 25-14, 18-25, 25-14 triumph over Albany. Alyssa Rodecker had six kills and an ace for the Blue Streaks, and Brianna Cassia notched 19 assists and three aces. Quayvianna Timmons had 12 service points for Albany, Emily O’Keefe had 11 assists and Breanna Kelley added nine digs.

Jaimee Lowe finished with 11 digs and 10 kills for Guilderland in a 25-21, 25-14, 17-25, 25-13 win over Niskayuna. Caitlin Price posted 10 kills and three blocks for the Lady Dutch, and Katie Dickerson had 23 assists, 12 service points and three aces. Lilly Pechar registered 18 digs, nine service points, two kills and two aces for Niskayuna, while Anjana Kurlan notched 12 digs, five kills and two aces. Ava Schewe added 15 kills for the Silver Warriors.

Natalie Litrell registered 16 kills, 10 digs and two aces to power Columbia to a sweep of Colonie by scores of 25-23, 29-27 and 25-21. Arricca Silliman notched 13 kills, 11 digs and two aces for the Blue Devils, while Lauryn Forand added 37 assists. Shannon Coyle posted 11 digs, 10 kills and a block for Colonie, and Charley Harrington recorded 20 assists, two aces and a block.

Allie Salvione posted 16 assists and six aces for Gloversville in a 25-15, 25-11, 25-19 Foothills Council win over Johnstown. Zoie Tesi had 12 digs and 11 kills for the Huskies, while Jackie Rattray had nine service points and six digs. Daphne McGann recorded 11 digs, five assists and two kills for Johnstown, Hannah Maxson posted 13 digs and Camille Gray notched 14 digs. Deanna Beaupre finished with four kills and three digs for the Lady Bills.

Sami Westfall finished with 13 service points, six aces and six kills for Broadalbin-Perth in a 25-17, 25-20, 25-11 sweep of Amsterdam. Lexi Dunn registered nine digs for the Patriots, Haley Tomlinson posted nine digs, six points, six aces and four kills, and Camille Calderone had seven points, four aces and four kills. Ellie Mitchell added 16 assists, nine points, four aces and two kills for B-P. Payton Hoefs notched eight points, six assists, four digs and two aces for Amsterdam, while Jonelys Lopez had seven digs. Annie Fedullo added seven points, three kills, two aces and two blocks for the Lady Rams.

In a non-league match, Julia Dobkowski recorded 17 service points, 15 digs, six kills and four aces to lead Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons to a 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 25-16 win over Cobleskill-Richmondville. Julia Jaworowski posted 12 kills and four aces for the Golden Knights, Alanah Kelly had nine kills, Rylee VanAuken had 16 assists and Tatum Liverio added 13 assists. Caris Hill finished with 12 service points for Cobleskill-Richmondville and Samantha Rogers notched five kills.

Troy swept Lansingburgh in a non-league match 25-13, 25-11, 25-19 behind 12 kills and six aces from Addie Borowsky. Sophia Jabour had 10 assists, three kills and three aces for the Flying Horses, while Kaya George added 17 service points and two aces.
Mekeel Christian Academy notched a 3-0 Western Athletic Conference win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo on Monday, winning by scores of 25-23, 25-14 and 25-15. Gabriella Luna had 16 assists for Mekeel Christian, Avya Bell and Alanah Barnhill each had five kills, and Amelia Armao added six aces. Faith Coates had two blocks, three digs and two kills for Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

Canajoharie-Fort Plain topped Hadley-Luzerne in a non-league match Monday, 3-1, winning by scores of 22-25, 25-17, 25-20 and 25-23. Gab Murphy had six kills, five digs and four aces for C-FP, while Monika Kulcynski had five kills, four digs and three aces. Avery Fichthorn had six kills for Canajoharie-Fort Plain, Teagan Lathers had five kills,and Vivian Nunez posted 13 assists, four digs and three aces. Jordanna Kenny had eight digs, seven kills, four aces and four blocks for Hadley-Luzerne, while Jenna Shannon added 12 assists, eight service points and five aces.

Kofi Sarfoh had two goals and an assist to lift Shaker to a 7-0 win over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in a Suburban Council boys’ soccer contest. Kevin Mendez had a goal and two assists for the Blue Bison, and Nick Pepe had a goal and an assist. Ammar Singaporewala, Andrew Kang and Brendan Degan also scored for Shaker, which got five saves from P.J. Strand. Tyler Carlson made six saves for the Spartans.

Ian Downer scored the game’s only goal to lead Columbia to 1-0 victory over Colonie. Alexander Roy had three saves to post the shutout in goal for the Blue Devils. Jurgen Miller made 15 saves for Colonie.

Muamer Kanic, Dylan Rowe and Marcello Michel scored for Bethlehem in a 3-1 victory over Christian Brothers Academy. Erik Najtellari scored the only goal for CBA.

Casey Clarke netted three goals to power Galway to a 5-1 win over Schoharie in a Western Athletic Conference contest. Joe DeVellis and Ethan Watrobski each had a goal and an assist for the Golden Eagles, while Eli Montague and Chris Maher each had an assist. Connor Dietz scored the only goal for Schoharie.

Nate Wood finished with a hat trick for Middleburgh in a 6-0 victory at Fonda-Fultonville. Austin Johns had a goal and an assist for the Knights, while Eric Pickering and Luke Shaw also scored. Troy Cammer had two assists for Middleburgh, which got three saves for Ben Croote in goal. Sam Kosiba and Austin Araya combined to make 12 saves for the Braves.

Patrick Monthie finished with four goals and two assists for Schalmont in a 14-0 win over Lansingburgh in a Colonial Council contest. Jason Natalie had two goals and two assists for the Sabres, Eric Paulus had two goals and Matteo Tiscione had a goal and two assists. Corbet Hallberg and Andew Sprenger each had a goal and an assist for Schalmont, while Nikos Johnson, Johnny Ryan and Caiden Smith also scored.

Logan Reilly and Andrew Wood each scored twice for Hoosic Valley in a 7-1 Wasaren League victory over Saratoga Catholic. Gabe Coffin, Tyler Cavert and Tyler Eddy also scored for the Indians. Will Frankford scored the lone goal for Saratoga Catholic.

Colin McNutt, Logan Starks, Marky Pingelski and Scotty Lynch scored for Mechanicville in a 4-1 victory over Berlin/New Lebanon. Mikel Romano scored the lone goal for Berlin/New Lebanon.


Grace Mackey scored the game’s only goal on an assist from Kaleigh West to lift Niskayuna to a Suburban Council girls’ soccer win over Guilderland on Tuesday. Maddie Mills and Anna Joyce combined to make nine saves for Niskayuna. Victoria Robbins made seven stops for Guilderland.

Six different players scored for Shenendehowa in a 6-2 victory over Averill Park.Natalie Eggleston, Lauren DeMura, Ella McDonald, Natalie Lucchesi, EllaMcDonald and Grace Hogan all scored for Shen. Alexandra Bendett and Teagan DeLair scored for Averill Park.

Alina Lagace, Lauren Foglia and Lyndsey McCulloch scored to lift Shaker to a 3-2 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Samantha Torres scored both goals for the Spartans.

Ella Hebler scored the game’s only goal on an assist from Isabella Seibert to propel Columbia to a 1-0 victory over Colonie.

In the Foothills Council, Mianna Barboza had four goals and an assist for Broadalbin-Perth in a 7-1 victory over Scotia-Glenville. Jillian Sassanella and Chase Tyler each had a goal and an assist for the Patriots, while Olivia Rogers also scored. Alex Brown added an assist for B-P and Mairead Marsden made four saves. Lily Dempsey scored the only goal for Scotia-Glenville. Kortney Clark and Julie Cooper combined to make 11 saves for the Tartans.

Ava Roca and Allison Dittrich each scored twice to propel Queensbury to a 7-0 victory over Hudson Falls. Ava Stewart had a goal and three assists for the Spartans, while Emily Tenner and Bayley Duffy also scored. Katie Mitchell made 18 saves for Hudson Falls.

Kiera Rogan had two goals and an assist for Schuylerville in a 5-0 win over Glens Falls. Macey Koval finished with a goal and two assists for the Black Horses, Alayna Wian had a goal and an assist, and Victoria Piteri also scored. Taylor Barraclough made two saves to post the shutout for Schuylerville. Sarah Wolfstitch had 13 stops for Glens Falls.
Haley Drinon scored twice to lift Schoharie to a 2-1 Western Athletic Conference victory over Galway. Olivia Borst added an assist for the Indians. Lily Frederick scored the lone goal for Galway on an assist from Anna Spadaro. Julianna Slater and Lily Courtright combined to make 13 saves for Schoharie, while Eibhleann McElhinney made 12 stops for the Golden Eagles.

Marissa Krosky had two goals and an assist for Mechanicville in a 7-0 Wasaren League victory over Berlin/New Lebanon. Maddy Hopeck, Bella Raucci and Anna Izzo each had a goal and an assist for the Red Raiders, while Madison Daley and Evie Dowd also scored.

Ella Blanchard and Sydney Carracci scored for Saratoga Catholic in a 4-2 non-league loss to Doane Stuart.

Dani Hand finished with four goals and an assist to power Queensbury to a 9-0 win over Gloversville in a Foothills Council field hockey contest. Hand became the fourth Spartan in program history to record 50 career goals. She joins Laura Gersten 2006 (127), her sister Stephanie Hand 2017 (84), and Emily Korniak 2019 (55). Dani Hand is now fifth on the school’s career points chart with 126 (50 goals, 26 assists).

Mia Benincasa had two goals and two assists to power South Glens Falls to a 12-0 victory over Glens Falls. Lauren Durfey had three goals and an assist for the Bulldogs, and Kara Dake scored three goals. Kari Gage, Ava Shirk, Katelyn Klotz and Sienna Donato also scored for South Glens Falls, which outshot Glens Falls 38-0. Lillian Willis had two assists for the Bulldogs.

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