High schools: Grasso scores two TDs, Niskayuna football uses big first half to rout Queensbury

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HIGH SCHOOLS Freshman Cameron Grasso ran for a pair of touchdowns, and Niskayuna put up 42 points in the first half on Friday en route to a 49-7 Section II Class A Grasso Division football win over Queensbury at Schenectady High School.

Ethan Gilson ran for a touchdown and threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Dahvion Wimberly for Niskayuna, Isaiah Linyear and Deangelo McGlothlan both ran for scores and Chase Nappi blocked a punt and returned it for a score.

Queensbury’s lone score came on a 70-yard Trevon Bailey run in the first quarter. Bailey finished with 98 rushing yards on 11 carries.

La Salle beat Troy 28-27 in overtime to retain the Collar City Cup. Troy scored on its first possession of overtime, but was stopped on a 2-point conversion attempt. Matt Bott then ran for a La Salle touchdown, and Matt Carberg — who missed a go-ahead field goal late in regulation — hit the extra point to deliver the win.

Ballston Spa maintained its perfect start to the season, rolling to a 40-6 victory over Albany.

Rodell Evans threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Gordon Murray on the final play of the game as Saratoga Springs knocked off Guilderland 18-14 in a Class AA contest. Murray also caught a 60-yard scoring pass from Evans in the fourth quarter to make it a 14-12 game, and Carter Vaughn had a 1-yard touchdown run for the Blue Streaks. For Guilderland, Giovanni Simeone scored on a 45-yard reception.

Schalmont powered to a 52-0 Class B win over Cohoes as Ryan Woodrom completed 5 of 7 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was a 99-yarder to Josh Escobales, who hauled in three passes for 134 yards. Rocco Whipple led the ground attack for Schalmont, carrying 12 times for 138 yards and three touchdowns.

In Class C, Fonda-Fultonville remained perfect on the season, rolling to a 62-0 road win against Coxsackie-Athens. Karsen Bulan returned a punt 67 yards for a score and hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Cusack, and Peyton Webber added a pair of touchdown runs for the Braves.

Stillwater topped Rensselaer 54-8 as Lukas Lilac threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns, with Trevor Cowin catching three passes for 134 yards and two scores. Jaxon Mueller added 89 rushing yards and four total scores — three rushing, one receiving — for the Warriors.

Broadalbin-Perth beat Taconic Hills 45-8, with Sam Hotaling rushing for 151 yards and two scores while Zach Laconte added 90 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Broadalbin-Perth’s defense picked up seven sacks.

MOHONASEN ROLLS TO WIN

Sarah Leclerc and Hannah Bachorik scored two goals each in Mohonasen’s 7-0 Colonial Council girls’ soccer win over Lansingburgh. Ella Mullin added a goal and two assists for the Mighty Warriors, with Elcie Ferreira and Jordyn Edwards also scoring goals. Mohonasen goalie Trinity Gulbrandsen needed just one save for the shutout, while Ariana Dingley stopped 13 shots for Lansingburgh.

Schalmont got goals from Simone Cassano, Annalise Tyler and Meg Lasher in its 3-0 win over Holy Names. Lasher added two assists, Cassano had one helper and Georgia Clark posted the shutout with one save.

Cohoes beat Catholic Central 2-1 on goals from Quincy Hytko and Ella Gendron. Allsion Field scored on a penalty kick for Catholic Central.

Sydney Caracci scored three goals for Saratoga Catholic, which scored four times after halftime in a 5-0 Wasaren League win over Greenwich. Also scoring for Saratoga Catholic were Annie Munn and Morgan O’Ryan.

Northville scored a 4-0 Western Athletic Conference win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Lily Klippel scored three goals and Lily Klippel had a goal and an assist for the Falcons, while goalie Gretchen Forsey made four saves.

In a non-league matchup, Schenevus defeated Schoharie 6-2 behind three goals and two assists from Taylor Knapp. Haley Drinon scored both Schoharie goals, with one assist coming from Briana Repscher, while Schoharie goalie Lily Courtright made 10 saves.

SCHRAA, JACK SCORE IN SCOTIA-GLENVILLE WIN

In Foothills Council boys’ soccer play, first-half goals from Matt Schraa and Kofi Jack led Scotia-Glenville in a 2-1 win over Broadalbin-Perth. Zach Place needed just one save to backstop the win. For Broadalbin-Perth, Landon Russom scored and goalie Aiden Gladman stopped four shots.

Gloversville beat Johnstown 3-2, with Jordan Collar, Fernando Perez and Angel Perez scoring for the Dragons. Johnstown’s goals came from Elijah Jones and Caleb Sanjurjo.

La Salle Institute got two goals apiece from Owen Brown and Geoffrey Olson in its 5-0 win over Schalmont. Alexander Rotondi also scored for the Cadets, and Andrew Lee posted a four-save shutout. For Schalmont, Caleb Mathurin made five saves and Corbet Hallberg made two saves.

BETHLEHEM BESTS SHAKER

In Suburban Council field hockey play, Haley Backlund had two goals and an assist in Bethlehem’s 3-1 win over Shaker. Avery Eick also scored for Bethlehem, and Eagles goalie Teagan Rosencranse made 16 saves. For Shaker, Dharini Madadi scored and Olivia Lowly made five saves.

Saratoga Springs was a 4-0 winner over Niskayuna as Aubrey Ide had a goal and an assist, and Emma Landers, Allie Shamberger and Charlotte Drabek also scored. Niskayuna goalie Julia Cropsey turned away 15 shots.

COLUMBIA SPIKES NISKAYUNA

Natalie Litrell had 12 kills, 10 digs and five aces in Columbia’s 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-15 Suburban Council girls’ volleyball win over Shaker. Arricca Silliman added nine kills and 19 digs for Columbia, Alivia Landy had seven kills and five digs, and Lauryn Forand provided 26 assists.

In the Wasaren League, Tamarac defeated Saratoga Catholic 25-19, 25-22, 25-22, with Julianna Maxfield providing five kills for the Bengals. Jacqueline Fornabia led Saratoga Catholic with six aces, five kills and three blocks, while Arden Buhrmaster served three aces among her 11 points.

Stillwater picked up a 25-6, 25-18, 25-17 win over Cambridge led by six kills and eight aces from Eden Resch and two kills and four aces from Ella Cushman. Leading Cambridge was Aleixs Austin with three kills and two aces.

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons beat Amsterdam in a non-league match, 26-24, 25-27, 25-7, 25-19 as Julia Jaworowski had eight kills, 12 digs and 13 aces. For Amsterdam, Payton Hoefs put up team-highs of 17 service points, six aces, four kills and three digs.

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