High schools: Picard’s OT touchdown run lifts Shenendehowa football past Shaker in Class AA clash


HIGH SCHOOLS Henry Picard scored on an 11-yard run in overtime as Shenendehowa pulled out a dramatic 20-14 win over Shaker in Section II Class AA football on Friday.

Picard had a touchdown run that would have sealed the win wiped out by a holding penalty late in regulation, with Shaker responding with a drive to tie the game on Jake Iacobaccio’s 5-yard pass to Donovan Deguire with 39 seconds remaining. However, Iacobaccio was intercepted on Shaker’s overtime possession, and Picard’s score gave the Plainsmen the win.

Ihsaan Alozie ran for a 40-yard score and Michael Watley threw a touchdown pass to Luke McAuliffe for Shenendehowa, which improved to 4-0. Iacobaccio added a touchdown run for Shaker, which fell to 2-3.

In a defensive struggle, Justin Kapusinsky’s 54-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and the ensuing 2-point conversion were enough for Guilderland to beat Bethlehem 8-7. Mike Waldenmaier had a touchdown run for Bethlehem.

Niskayuna handed Ballston Spa its first loss of the season in Class A play, as the Silver Warriors powered to a 37-24 road win. Dahvion Wimberly caught a pair of touchdown passes — a 65-yarder from Ethan Gilson and a 26-yarder from Cam Grasso — while Isaiah Linyear scored on runs of 8 and 40 yards, and Chase Nappi added a 20-yard touchdown run.

Amsterdam survived a wild one against Columbia, winning 50-42, as the Rugged Rams are now the only undefeated team in Class A.

Nicholas Galuski ran for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns — including a 91-yarder — and Averill Park closed the game with 34 straight points to seal a 42-8 win over Troy.

In Class B, Gloversville powered to a 47-14 win over Hudson Falls behind a big game from Caelan Porter, who threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns.

Scotia-Glenville pulled out a defense-first 6-0 win over Schalmont, with the Tartans’ Nick Coons scoring the game’s only touchdown.

Lansingburgh scored a 28-6 win over Green Tech as Logan Hardt ran for two scores and passed for another. Hardt carried the ball 20 times for 154 yards.

In Class C, Caleb Hantho threw a pair of touchdown passes in Cobleskill-Richmondville’s 26-18 win over Johnstown. Ean Comino and Luke Yorke added touchdown runs for the Bulldogs. Johnstown’s Jack Miller ran for a pair of scores, and the Sir Bills also scored on a fumble return.

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Fonda-Fultonville improved its record to 5-0, rolling to a 48-0 win over Ichabod Crane. Jackson Cusack returned two punts for touchdowns in the second quarter, and added touchdown passes to Jonathan Cranker, Roger Boyer and Jackson Croucher. Owen Hicks and Cranker added short touchdown runs in the win.

In a matchup of teams that entered Friday night unbeaten, Schuylerville bested Broadalbin-Perth 44-0. Lukas Sherman led the way, throwing for 113 yards and two touchdowns and adding 71 yards and two more scores on the ground.

In Class D, Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s Cody Hyney threw two touchdown passes to Zach Herget and ran for another in a 67-6 win over Corinth/Fort Edward/Hadley-Luzerne. Jaxon O’Neil, Aiden Bowerman, Jeremy Marsh, Jayden Johnson, Jordan Hayes and Jayden Hansen all added touchdown runs for Canajoharie/Fort Plain.


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake remained unbeaten in Suburban Council field hockey play with a 4-0 win over Shaker. Maggie Lansley scored twice for Burnt Hills, with Lilly Morse and Maddy Connelie also scoring, while Lily Mastrella had two assists. Shaker goalie Olivia Lovly had 12 saves.

Skyler Van Wormer’s hat trick paced Guilderland in a 3-2 win over Bethlehem. Giuliana Vivenzio added a pair of assists for Guilderland. For Bethlehem, Avery Eick had a goal and an assist, with Finleigh McClain also scoring.


Xavier DeLuca scored twice, and Kofi Jack had a goal and two assists for Scotia-Glenville in a 4-0 Foothills Council boys’ soccer win over Gloversville. Saif AbuZahra also scored for Scotia-Glenville, and Zach Place stopped Gloversville’s lone shot on goal. Gloversville goalie Connor Kohn made 14 saves.

Marco Bottisti scored twice to lead Amsterdam past Johnstown 3-2. Moises Morales also scored for Amsterdam. For Johnstown, Joe Ercolino and Braeden Fennessey scored, with assists credited to Trey Naselli and Gus Fagan.

A five-goal game from OESJ’s Andrew Snell led the Wolves in a 9-0 win over Fonda-Fultonville. Jordan Simzer, Baker Stowell, Tristan Stever and Aiden Clute also scored for OESJ. For Fonda-Fultonville, Sam Kosiba made nine saves and Austin Araya made seven stops.

Zach Schwenk’s goal in the 43rd minute was the difference as Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Duanesburg notched a 1-0 win over Mayfield. Both goalies — Sean Foreman for Mayfield, Lucas Lusito for B-K-W/Duanesburg — finished with four saves.

In non-league play, Northville raced to an 11-0 win over Doane Staurt. Jacob Frank and Miles Weaver each scored three goals for the Falcons, with other goals coming from Sebastian Luft, Landon Ginter, Liam Halloran, Evan Tamulaitis and Chase Mitchell.


In Wasaren League girls’ soccer play, Mechanicville beat Emma Willard 5-0 behind two goals each from Marissa Krosy and Maddy Hopeck. Liv Horan also scored for Mechanicville, and Emma Andrews provided a pair of assists. Emma Willard’s Margarette Howland made 16 saves.

In the Colonial Councill, Lily Farrell scored five goals to power Voorheesville’s 8-1 win over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Also contributing for Voorheesville were Sofia Bouplon with two goals and Liz Marzinsky with one goal.

In the Western Athletic Conference, Claire Scram scored both of Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s goals in the Bulldogs’ 2-1 Western Athletic Conference win over Mayfield. Jaidyn Chest scored Mayfield’s goal.

Remi Veit-Scott scored twice in Canajoharie’s 5-0 win over Middleburgh. Korynn Kretser and Mariah Hazzard each added a goal and an assist for Canajoharie, Sofia Heiser also scored and Tori Blakeslee recorded a shutout with four saves. Middleburgh goalie Kaitlyn Wood stopped 14 shots.

Alaina Martin scored, with Haley Drinon providing the assist, to give Schoharie a 1-0 win over Duanesburg. Schoharie goalie Julianna Slater blanked Duanesburg with five saves, and Duanesburg goalie Morgan Krouse finished with eight stops.

A first-half goal from Nadia Buanno and a 13-save shutout from Emma Crahan led Fonda-Fultonville in a 1-0 win over OESJ. Jade Bonneau finished with five saves for OESJ.


Columbia girls’ volleyball beat Bethlehem in five sets in a Suburban Council match, 26-24, 25-20, 21-25, 19-25, 15-7, led by 21 kills from Natalie Litrell and an 11-kill, 20-dig effort from Arricca Silliman. Lauryn Forand added 41 assists and Gabby Razzano had 24 digs in the win.

Columbia dropped the first two sets of its Suburban Council boys’ volleyball match with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake before rallying for a 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-11 win. In defeat, Burnt Hills’ Liam Calhoun had 23 kills, Morgan Belrose added 10 kills and Cody Gladding contributed 33 assists and 13 digs.

Shenendehowa beat Shaker 25-19, 25-19, 25-21, with Bennett Wilson posting 10 kills to lead the Plainsmen.

Bethlehem swept Niskayuna 25-21, 25-22, 25-23, with Jonah Negris’ 14 kills leading the victory. Danny Battista accumulated 39 digs and Joe Monserrat added 28 assists for Bethlehem.


Albany Academy won the team championship, while Albany Academy’s Will Mizenko and Ichabod Crane’s Tanner Latoure tied for individual medalist honors at the Colonial Council boys’ golf championships.

Mizenko and Latoure each fired the day’s low round of 78. Albany Academy’s Mike Iovieno and Brady Sears tied for third with rounds of 82, with La Salle’s Kevin Fritz and Ichabod Crane’s Brady Holzhauer both shooting 85 to tie for fifth.

Albany Academy’s team score of 328 bested Ichabod Crane (338), La Salle Insitute (349), Voorheesville (374), Cobleskill-Richmondville (377), Schalmont (382), Mohonasen (396) and Catholic Central (398), while Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk did not have a complete team.

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