Guba, Fusco among high school players to be honored
The Capital District Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame will recognize 61 players for their accomplishments on and off the field at its annual scholar-athlete dinner and awards ceremony next month.
Eleven players have been selected overall winners, including Jack Guba of state Class A runner-up Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Tony Fusco of state Class AA semifinalist Shenendehowa. The other nine are Chris Carbone (Amsterdam), Sean Spath (Bishop Maginn), Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville), Cody Webber (Gloversville), Robert Organ III (Queensbury), Dan Rittenhouse (Saratoga Springs), Sean Flanders (Schuylerville), Jonathan Stidd (Union College) and Zachary Diekel (Whitehall).
Rittenhouse and fellow CDC honorees Ricky McBride (Stillwater) and Lucas Nelson (Warrensburg) were earlier this year selected the top scholar-athletes by the New York State High School Football Coaches Association for Class AA, Class C and Class D, respectively.
The May 7 dinner and awards ceremony will take place at the Holiday Inn Turf in Albany.
Shenendehowa senior Cole Lampman beat Mohonasen senior Cory Quintana, 5-1, in the third-place match at 285 pounds at the FloNationals on Sunday.
Lampman went 5-1 with three pins in the event, held at Drexel University. Quintana finished 5-2 with three pins.
Lampman and Quintana were the only Section II wrestler to place in the top eight at the event.
Niskayuna seniors Kayla Treanor and Ritchie Assini have been named to ESPN’s High School Top 25, which recognizes the premier girls’ lacrosse players from across the nation.
Treanor was selected the No. 3 midfielder and Assini was tabbed the No. 21 defensive midfielder. Treanor was also picked as the No. 11 player overall, which includes all positions.
Treanor, who will play for Syracuse, and Assini, who is headed to Johns Hopkins, both earned US Lacrosse All-American honors as juniors after helping Niskayuna win the Section II Class A championship. They were also key contributors on Niskayuna’s Class B title teams in 2010 and 2009.
Treanor was a member of the United States under-19 team that won the world championship last summer.
What they’re doing
Former Shenendehowa pitching ace Murphy Smith has been promoted to the Class AA Midland RockHounds in the Oakland A’s organization.
The Binghamton University graduate and four-year professional is Shenendehowa coach Jim Carrese’s first player to advance to that level. Carrese has had nine players sign professional contracts in his 22 seasons.
Smith worked 137 innings and went 6-9 with a save and 100 strikeouts last season for the Class A Stockton Ports of the California League. Midland is a member of the Texas League.
Smith had a sensational high school senior season in 2006, going 6-1 with a 1.06 ERA in leading the Plainsmen to a Suburban Council division title and a Section II runner-up finish. The righty was selected to the all-state Class AA fourth team.
WHITE LEADS SPARTANS
Lindsey White piled up four goals and five assists, and five other Queensbury lacrosse players scored multiple goals in a 23-9 Foothills Council win at Scotia-Glenville Friday.
Mary Rahal had four goals and two assists for the Spartans. Tiana McGuire notched three goals for the Tartans, and Alexis Yagielski scored two.
Lydia and Chloe Knapp scored five goals apiece, and Glens Falls picked up its first Foothills Council win, 15-5, over Greenwich.
Emily White had three goals and six assists for the Indians. Isabelle Sipperly led the Witches with two goals and an assist.
QUEENSBURY 23, SCOTIA-GLENVILLE 9
Queensbury 16 7 — 23
Scotoa-Glenville 4 5 — 9
Queensbury scoring: Mary Rahal 4-2, Lindsey White 4-5, Katie Buher 1-0, Katie Zilka 3-0, Sami Hawkins 2-1, Christie Raymond 3-1, Micaela O’Mara 3-0, Sam Ballard 1-3, Tori Deckert 1-0, Allison Butler 1-0. Scotia-Glenville scoring: Tiana McGuire 3-0, Julia Sullivan 1-0, Alexis Yagielski 2-0, Katelyn Dwyer 1-2, Megan Clune 1-1, Rachael Cox 1-0.
Goaltenders: Queensbury, Courtney Jenkins, 5 saves. Scotia-Glenville, Morgan Fonda, 2 saves; Molly Kalasinski, 2 saves.
GLENS FALLS 15M GREENWICH 5
Greenwich 2 3 — 5
Glens Falls 8 7 — 15
Greenwich scoring: Isabelle Sipperly 2-1, Kelsey Fraher 0-1, Kayla Goman 1-0, Maria Patane 1-0, Emma Stein 1-0. Glens Falls scoring: Chloe Knapp 5-1, Lydia Knapp 5-2, Emily White 3-6, Caitlin Corbett 2-0.
Goaltenders: Greenwich, Hanna Rudinger, 5 saves; Samantha Perry, 3 saves. Glens Falls, Jillian Rizzo, 7 saves.
Meg Zeglen’s two-run double highlighted a seven-run eighth inning as Scotia-Glenville beat Amsterdam, 14-7, in a non-league game.
Zeglen finished with five hits and three RBI as the Lady Tartans went to 2-0. Erica McNulty and Julie Meyers both added three hits and drove in two runs for Scotia.
Scotia-Glenville 012 000 47 — 14 17 2
Amsterdam 003 000 40 — 7 7 5
Mayette and Ferrari; Puglisi and Przyblowicz.