Life’s a ball for many high school kids.
During September, October and November, they throw, kick and paddle all over crowded fields. The weather might be rainy, windy or hot — footballs, soccer balls and field hockey balls remain in play.
The Capital Region’s autumn athletes showed off their skills and acquitted themselves with honor during the mid-1980s. Shenendehowa field hockey player Chris Clement, Schenectady soccer player Zoe Counavelis and Saratoga quarterback Darren Miller all stepped lively for their teams. Dozens of other players caught the long throw, headed the tough shot and slapped the perfect pass, all part of the human drama of athletic competition.
The uniforms and hairstyles are different today; the speed, spirit and skill displayed by participants remains the same.