A number of Section II spring sport athletes turned in impressive efforts this past week. Here's a look.
Innings Terel Tillman has pitched this season for the Saratoga Central Catholic baseball team without giving up an earned run. The senior, who has committed to Division II Pasco-Hernando State College (Fla.), extended his streak with three scoreless innings of relief when the Saints beat Chester Academy 11-0 at the Section II-IX Challenge in Saugerties. The two-time Wasaren League MVP has allowed one unearned run this season
Seconds into overtime when Lindsey Frank scored her seventh goal and gave Saratoga Springs a 16-15 win over Queensbury in a non-league girls' lacrosse game that matched defending Section II championships. Brigid Duffy scored two of Queensbury's last three goals, including the equalizer with 27 seconds remaining in the second half, to force OT. Saratoga also beat Queensbury last year 16-15 as a steppingstone toward the Class A title.
Seconds it took Schalmont junior Mia D'Ambrosio to win the 100-meter dash, set a meet record and tie the state's fastest time this spring at the Colonie Relay Carnival. Former Colonie star Kyle Plante had owned the meet record (11.8 hand held) since 2012. Brianna Davis of Brentwood also ran an 11.96 at the April 13 Knight Time Invitational.
Consecutive wins by the Amsterdam baseball team after the Rams took two from Gloversville (13-2, 2-0), beat Niskayuna (6-4) and rallied from a 7-1 deficit to knock off Glens Falls 10-7. Junior Michael Rocas pitched four innings of one-hit, shutout relief against Glens Falls and went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI. Amsterdam (11-1, 9-0 Foothills Council) began its win string after a season-opening 17-7 loss to Ballston Spa.
Career-high strikeout total for Mohonasen senior Nick Howard over 4 1/3 innings when the Mighty Warriors beat Watervliet 10-0 in a Colonial Council baseball game at Joe Bruno Stadium. Howard gave up four hits and walked one, and threw 55 strikes on his 83 pitches. He faced 18 batters.
Goals scored by Johnstown senior lacrosse standout Maddie Etherton in a 16-6 Foothills Council win over South Glens Falls, one shy of the Lady Bills' single-game record. The Norwich-bound Etherton moved past the 100 goal mark for her career, and also had an assist for a nine-point outing which helped state-ranked Johnstown improve to 10-1.
Goals scored by Bethlehem junior lacrosse standout Liam Ferris in a 16-9 Suburban Council win over CBA. Ferris also scored seven goals in wins over Ballston Spa and Columbia last month, and has twice notched six goals in a game.
Victories for the Amsterdam girls' track and field team — including three by Sacred Heart-bound senior Lauren Santiago — when it won the team title at the Johnstown Invitational. Santiago prevailed in the 200 (25.79) and 400 (58.01) and joined with Gabby Stanavich, Kyla Sondrup and Skylar Grybos for a first in the 4x400 relay (4:17.35). Jackie Stanavich won the pentathlon, and Charli Beekman won the long jump for the Rams.
Meet relay records set by the Colonie boys' track team at the Colonie Relay Carnival, with seniors Michael Hermance and Josiah Kemp contributing to all three. The duo joined with Shai Young and Christian Hubbard for a 42.77 in the 4x100 relay, joined with Fabien DeSilva and Young for a state-leading 1:29.75 in the 4x200 relay and coupled with Hubbard and Connor McCauslin for a state-leading 59.99 in the 4x110 hurdle relay.
Home runs belted by junior Emily Carroll when the Shenendehowa softball team beat Niskayuna 16-2 in a Suburban Council game. Carroll went 5-for-5 and drove in seven runs. Emma Rafferty of Mohonasen and Jenna Downey of Ichabod Crane also homered twice in Colonial Council wins over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and Voorheesville, respectively. Downey had eight RBI in the Riders' 23-3 win.