Honor Roll: A Sneak Peek Of The Week’s Top High School Students

Mark Makhatadze, Shenendehowa men’s football: Scored a goal and an assist as the Plainsmen beat Niskayuna 3-1 in the Class AA semifinals.

Paul Abbatiello, ABC Men’s Soccer: Scored in overtime to take the Brothers to a 1-0 victory over Guilderland in the class AA semifinals.

Kyle Almeida, Averill Park men’s football: Scored a goal in a 2-1 win over Albany Academy and a 2-0 win over La Salle as the Warriors won their first Class A sectional title since 2013.

Andrew Kraszewski, Mechanicville Men’s Soccer: Scored a goal and an assist to help the Red Raiders claim a 2-1 overtime victory over Broadalbin-Perth in the Class B semi-final.

Justin Manion, Mechanicville Men’s Soccer: Scored an overtime goal to propel the Red Raiders past Broadalbin-Perth 2-1.

Eli Charlebois, Maple Hill Men’s Soccer: Scored a goal and added an assist as the Wildcats beat Waterford 2-1 in the Class C semifinals.

Georgia Greene, Shenendehowa Women’s Football: The senior captain assisted Emily Silva’s goal in a 1-0 semi-final victory over Bethlehem and scored 81 seconds after the start of the class AA final – thanks to an assist from Silva – during the ‘A 1-0 Class AA title win over Columbia.

Emily Silva, Shenendehowa Women’s Football: Scored from an acute angle in a 1-0 win over Bethlehem and assisted on Georgia Greene’s game-winning goal in a 1-0 decision over Columbia.

Columbia Men’s Football Ella Hebler: Scored the game-winning goal with 36.5 seconds left to take the Blue Devils to a 2-1 win over Shaker in the Class AA semifinals.

Brigid Duffy, Queensbury Women’s Football: Scored in a 4-3 semifinal win over Burnt Hills and scored a goal in the 66th to lead the Spartans to a 2-1 Class A championship win over Averill Park.

Gabriele Geise, Averill Park Women’s Soccer: Scored a goal in a 1-0 semi-final win over Mohonasen and scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to Queensbury in the Class A final.

Gianna Viscusi, Schalmont women’s football: Scored three goals in a 4-1 Class B championship win over Mechanicville.

Simone Cassano, Schalmont women’s football: Finished with a goal and an assist in a 2-1 semi-final win over Holy Names and scored once in the Sabers’ 4-1 Class B win over Mechanicville.

Katie Krohn, Schoharie women’s football: Scored five goals and two assists in a 9-1 decision over Stillwater and scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Maple Hill.

Addyson Galuski, Waterford Women’s Soccer: The second scored four goals in a 6-1 decision over Bolton / Warrensburg.

Donald Jones, ABC football: The second ran for 173 yards and one touchdown to go along with 82 passing yards and two touchdowns, helping the Brothers rally to a 33-27 victory over Shenendehowa.

Ryan Heffner, Averill Park footballer: Carried the ball 10 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 41-0 win over Columbia that secured the No. 1 seed in the Capital Division.

Zion Freeman, Queensbury footballer: The senior ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns as the Spartans beat Niskayuna 27-7 to secure the Grasso Division’s No.2 playoff spot.

Jake Sparks, Hoosick Falls / Tamarac football: Completed 9 of 17 passes for 181 yards and five touchdowns, helping the Wildcats beat Hudson 47-12 in the Class C quarterfinals.

Giovanni DiCaprio, Fonda football: The junior ran for 38 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns, made five solo tackles (three for a loss) and sacked as the Braves beat Watervliet 68-8 in the quarterfinal finals of class C.

Owen Hicks, Fonda football: Returned a 32-yard interception for a touchdown and scored another touchdown on a 15-yard fumble return, helping the Braves become the best Watervliet 68-8.

Joe Tomlin, Voorheesville football: Ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns, both in the second quarter, to lead the Blackbirds past Cobleskill 21-0.

Matthew Conlin, Greenwich Football: Curled up 146 rushing yards and three touchdowns to help the Witches shutout Granville 41-0.

Dylan Winchell, Warrensburg / North Warren / Bolton football: Ran the ball 13 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-20 verdict over Chatham.

Gitch Hayes, cross-country boys from La Salle: Won the Colonial Council Championship title at Spa State Park in 15 minutes, 14.7 seconds.

Julian Franjieh, cross country boys Niskayuna: Won individual honors at the Suburban Council Championships for the second year in a row, this time posting a winning time of 15: 16.99 at Spa State Park.

Tyler Greene, Nova Scotia Boys’ Cross-Country Skiing: Won the Foothills Council championship in 15: 35.36.

Emily Bush, cross country girls from Saratoga Springs: Won top honors at the Suburban Council Championships with a time of 17: 19.03.

Saratoga Springs Cross Country Girls Alycia Hart: Was second at suburban council championships in 17: 32.08.

Ella Kurto, cross country girls from Saratoga Springs: Crossed the finish line in third place (17: 39.01) at the Suburban Council Championships.

Mariem Sayahi, girls cross-country ski from Voorheesville: Won the title of Colonial Council in 18: 13.3.

Molly Miller, Shenendehowa Field Hockey: Scored the only goal with 12:47 left on Sunday to lead the Plainsmen to Guilderland 1-0 in the Section II class A final.

Grace Todd, Burnt Hills Field Hockey: Scored a goal in the second quarter, taking the Spartans to a 1-0 victory over number one seed South Glens Falls for the Spartans ninth consecutive Class B title.

Emma McCart, Hoosick Falls Field Hockey: The junior star raised his goal tally to 41 this season with three goals in the Panthers’ 3-0 Class C championship win over Johnstown.

Loren Cuomo, Mohonasen / Schenectady women’s tennis: The oldest won her fourth Section II singles title and finished fifth in the state tournament.

Team of the week

Averill Park Men’s Football: With one year to go, the Warriors won the program’s first Section II Class A title since 2013 with a 2-0 victory over seeded La Salle.


Here’s a look at this week’s key games:


Shenendehowa at the Shaker, 7 p.m. Friday
CBA at Guilderland, 7 p.m. Friday
Queensbury at Averill Park, 7 p.m. Friday
La Salle at Burnt Hills, 7 p.m. Friday
Gloversville at Schalmont, 7 p.m. Friday
Ravena at Glens Falls, 7 p.m. Friday
Fonda at Hoosick Falls / Tamarac, 7 p.m. Friday
Voorheesville at Schuylerville, 7 p.m. Friday

Boys Football

Mechanicville vs Greenville at Colonie, 4 p.m. Monday
CBA vs Shenendehowa at Colonie, 6.30 p.m. Tuesday
OESJ vs. Argyle at Colonie, 4 p.m. Tuesday
Maple Hill vs Mayfield at Colonie, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Averill Park vs East Syracuse-Minoa at Fayetteville-Manlius, 7 p.m. Wednesday

Football Girls

OESJ vs Fort Ann at Mechanicville, 6 p.m. Monday
Schalmont vs. Skaneateles at Chittenago HS, 5 p.m. Tuesday
Schoharie vs Waterford at Mechanicville, 6 p.m. Tuesday
Queensbury vs. New Hartford at Chittenago HS, Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Shenendehowa vs. Fayetteville-Manlius at Herkimer CC, Saturday noon

Field hockey

Shenendehowa vs. Baldwinsville at Vernon Verona Sherrill, tbc. Sunday
Burnt Hills v Holland Patent to Vernon Verona Sherrill, tbc. Sunday
Hoosick Falls vs. Canastota at Vernon Verona Sherrill, TBD Sunday

Swimming for girls

Section II Championships in Shenendehowa, Friday 9 a.m.
Section II Championships at Shenendehowa, 1:45 p.m. Saturday

Girls volleyball

Ballston Spa vs. Shenendehowa in Stillwater, Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Averill Park vs. Burnt Hills in Broadalbin-Perth, 5 p.m. Wednesday
Hudson Falls vs Broadalbin-Perth at Averill Park, 5 p.m. Wednesday
Colony vs. Columbia in Stillwater, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
South Glens Falls vs. Queensbury in Broadalbin-Perth, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Ichabod Crane vs. Holy Names at Averill Park, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Boys volleyball

Colony in Bethlehem, 5 p.m. on Monday
ABC vs Burnt Hills at Rensselaer, 5 p.m. Friday

Cross country

Section II Championships at Spa State Park, Friday at 11 p.m.

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