Summary of the sports action of the school on Saturday; field hockey tournament set

Shenendehowa in Class A, South Glens Falls in Class B and Johnstown in Class C received the No. 1 seeds on Saturday for the upcoming Section II field hockey tournaments.

Playoff action begins Tuesday and ends with back-to-back championship games on Oct. 31 at Schuylerville.

There were no Section II tournaments for field hockey in the 2020-21 school year due to restrictions related to the novel coronavirus. In 2019, Guilderland, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Johnstown won regional titles in Classes A, B and C, respectively.

Burnt Hills, the # 2 seed in this year’s Class B, has won the last eight Class B Section II championships. The Spartans won this year’s Suburban Council regular season championship.


Gitch Hayes de La Salle won the Division III boys’ cross country race at the Burnt Hills Invitational with a time of 14: 51.7, a mark that ranks No.7 all-time at Saratoga Spa State Park. .

Hayes was one of six individual winners of the event. In the other men’s races on the 3.04 mile course, Nick Lyndaker of Canton won the Division II race with a time of 15: 43.8, while Adam Furman of Tri-Valley won the division race. I in 15: 33.9. On the girls side, Emily Bush of Saratoga Springs won the Division III event in 17: 23.0, Rachel Miller of Mohonasen won the Division II title with a time of 18: 34.8 and the mark from Samantha Damico of Lake Placid of 18: 45.5 won the Division I competition.

In the team competition, the girls ‘team wins went to Saratoga Springs (Division III), Voorheesville (Division II) and Lake Placid (Division I), while the boys’ team wins went to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Division III), Rutland (Division II) and Tri-Valley (Division I).

In their victory, the Burnt Hills men’s team was led by fourth place Peter Fulgieri in 15: 34.8, while the Spartans had three other riders – Ryan Allison, Matthew Rounds and Nick Grock – a record among the 16. first. Behind Hayes and ahead of Fulgieri in the race were Julian Franjieh of Niskayuna in second at 15: 14.0 and Ryan Bush of Saratoga Springs in third at 15: 17.5.

In Saratoga Springs’ victory in the Women’s Division III race, the Blue Streaks finished in the top five and six of the top seven. Emily Bush’s runner-up was Mackenzie Hart (17: 51.7), followed by Ella Kurto (17: 52.2), Alycia Hart (18: 10.7) and Sheridan Wheeler (18: 15.8). Rylee Davis of Bethlehem (18: 18.4) took sixth place and Anya Belisle of Saratoga Springs (18: 21.9) was seventh.

Tyler Greene of Scotia-Glenville (Division II boys, second place, 15: 47.3), Bennett Melita of Fonda-Fultonville (Division II boys, fifth place, 16: 33.2), Mayfield Cameron Abdella (Division I boys, fifth place, 16: 59.3), Mariem Sayahi of Voorheesville (Division II girls, second place, 18: 53.4), Erin Boler of Albany Academy (Division II girls, third place, 19: 06.4), Scotia-Glenville’s Stephanie James (Women’s Division II, fifth place, 19: 20.5), Nina Sgambelluri of Greenwich (Women’s Division I, second, 18: 59.1), Sophia Squires of Hoosic Valley (Women’s Division I, fourth place, 20: 04.8) and Lily Czub of Hoosic Valley (Division I girls, fifth place, 20: 24.7).


Twenty golfers advanced from Saturday’s round of play at Fairways of Halfmoon to replay the course Sunday with a chance to make the Section II boys’ state golf team.

Golfers in the top nine after Saturday and Sunday round scores are combined will play in the state championships next June at Mark Twain Golf Course in Elmira.

In Saturday’s action, Brayden Dock of Glens Falls recorded the highest score with a 76. Trey Smith (79) of Greenville, Carter Sica (79) of Saratoga Springs, Ryan Komp (80) of Shenendehowa, Kellen Dean (80 ), Brayden Kehoe of Niskayuna (81) and Vincent Liguori (82), Travis Taylor of Columbia (82), Adam DeGregory of Schuylerville (83), Declan Ladd of Saratoga Springs (84), Luke Morgenstein of Schoharie (84), Albany James Gerdeman (84) and Ben Heidbrier (85) from the Academy, Ben Swartz (85) from Hudson Falls, Dorin Chang (85) and Tanner Fearman (85) from Queensbury, David Mooradian (85) from Everill Park, Jack Hoblock (86) of Shaker, Aiden Fleming (86) of Hoosick Falls and CJ Strong (86) of CBA.


In a Foothills Council women’s football game, Broadalbin-Perth beat Gloversville 5-0. Mianna Barboza provided two goals and two assists, Jill Sassanella contributed one goal and one assist, and Brooke Bush and Jackie Fisher each scored one. Carissa Calderone got an assist.

Emma Murray, Mia DiBlasi and Mazie Neville each scored one goal in Saratoga Springs’ 3-1 win over Ballston Spa.

Mia Van Dyke scored two goals in Colony’s 7-0 win over Albany.

Averill Park and Niskayuna drew 0-0 in a game interrupted midway through the second half due to deteriorating pitch conditions. Maddie Mills made three saves and Anna Joyce made one for Niskayuna, while Michelina Lombardi stopped six shots for Averill Park.

Shenendehowa and Burnt Hills also drew 0-0.


Five different players scored in the Saratoga Springs boys’ 5-0 win over Ballston Spa. Joe Radovic, Xavier Ruscio, Ryan Farr, Evan Hallett, Charlie Barnes each scored one goal, while Radovic also added an assist. Eli Lewis made three saves recording the shutout.

Ben Tymeson scored two goals and an assist in Shenendehowa’s 3-0 win over Burnt Hills.

Colin Brant scored a goal and an assist in Shaker’s 3-1 win over CBA. Waqas Hagali contributed two assists.

Josh Catanzarita scored three goals and an assist in Waterford-Halfmoon’s 5-0 win over Berlin / New Lebanon in the Wasaren League.

Great Britain’s Goodemote scored two goals and assisted Masen Valachovic’s goal in Mayfield’s 3-0 win over Canajoharie in a Western Athletic Conference game. Aiden Martuscello made four saves in the shutout.


In an unranked football match, Maine-Endwell of Section IV beat Queensbury 30-7. Maine-Endwell led 7-0 at halftime, but Ethan Sadler rushed for two of Maine-Endwell’s three touchdowns in the third quarter as Queensbury was behind 30-0. Michael Mancini rushed for a top 101 yards and a touchdown, while Donnie Hamer also scored a touchdown in the win. For Queensbury, Zion Freeman scored on an 8-yard rush in the fourth quarter, and Aidan Bleibtrey rushed for a high 102 yards on nine carries.

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