Here are 10 numbers to know from the opening weeks of the Section II fall sports season.
Wins for Bethlehem girls' soccer coach Tom Rogan after his Eagles beat Valley Stream South 3-1 at the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament. Rogan took over the team in 2000 and has guided the Eagles to seven Section II titles, and his 2018 edition reached the state Class AA final while picking up 20 victories.
Points accumulated by Bethlehem sophomore Maya Earleywine when she broke the school's 8-year-old six-dive record in a dual meet with Saratoga Springs. Kirstie Russell had held the Eagles record (267.55). Earleywine placed fourth at the Section II Division 1 championships as a freshman.
Wins for Broadalbin-Perth boys' soccer coach Brian Henry after the Patriots opened their season with a 2-1 victory over Northville at the Fulton County Cup. Henry picked up 181 of those wins and a state title (in 2011) in a 15-year run at B-P through 2016, and had stepped away due to family considerations. David Opalka scored the game-winning goal in Henry's return.
Number of cross country runners Kate Sherman beat to the finish line when the Mohonasen junior prevailed in the varsity girls' 5-kilometer race at the Dave Forbes Invitational at Fortin Park in Oneonta. Sherman finished in 18:59.50 to better the course record (19:29.60) by a little more than a half-minute. Mohonasen placed second (56) in the team standings behind Ithaca (51).
Goals scored by Johnstown field hockey star Taryn Ringer, a school career record, after the Duke-bound junior forward notched three in a season-starting 8-0 win over Red Hook. Ringer passed the Johnstown career mark of 68 goals produced by 2013 graduate Ashley Dona. Ringer also holds school records for goals in a season (43) and in a single game (7).
Number of seasons Jay Marra led the Queensbury varsity baseball team. The popular and successful Marra, who announced his retirement from the post this week, won 689 games for the No. 2 spot on the all-time Section II list. His teams won 11 Section II and seven regional titles, and finished second in the state four times before taking the top spot in 2018.
Aces served by Columbia junior Chase Durivage when the Blue Devils opened their Suburban Council volleyball season with a 3-2 win over Colonie. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter was also a key figure at the net with 16 kills and on defense with 25 digs. Durivage also plays lacrosse for the Blue Devils.
Points accumulated by Stillwater junior Keelyn Peacock Saturday when she had a goal and two assists in a 5-1 win over Nardin at the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament, and later kicked two extra points in the school's 35-0 football win against Voorheesville. Peacock was an all-state soccer first-team Class C selection last season.
Overtime shootout rounds the Shaker and Bethehem field hockey teams played in an eventual 4-3 win for the Eagles. The Suburban Council teams were tied 1-1 at the half, and 3-3 after regulation and two 10-minute overtimes. Both teams scored three goals in the first 1-on-1 shootout round and again in the second shootout round. In the third sudden-victory shootout round, after a Shaker miss, Kate Davenport scored for the Eagles to end the marathon.
Invitational cross country wins for Fonda-Fultonville junior Shane Viscosi, who prevailed at the Blackbird Invitational (Division 2) by 30 seconds and at the Fort Plain Invitational (Varsity Small Division) by 16 seconds. Viscosi was the Western Athletic Conference championship-meet runner-up last season, and took seventh at the Class C sectionals.