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Adirondack teams strike gold at Empire Games

The masters women's volleyball team swept Western 25-18, 25-18 to win its gold medal match. The team included three Clifton Park residents " Shannon Combs, Sally Gillich and Christine McCarroll " as well as Gretchen Belanger and Courtney Deming of Ballston Spa, Paula Isaksen of Glenville, Kristina Kemmer of Voorheesville and Ann Mantha of Selkirk.

In other medal games:

Western built a 3-0 lead and held on for a 3-2 victory over Adirondack in the scholastic women's soccer gold medal game. Niskayuna High School's Whitney Frary had a goal and an assist, and Ballston Spa High School goaltender Renae Cairns stopped five shots.

Adirondack's open women's team downed Hudson Valley 3-1 for the bronze medal Sunday. Shen graduate Ashley Moore scored all of Adirondack's goals, and Niskayuna High School graduate Marie Mutryn had seven saves in goal.

Long Island defeated Adirondack 2-0 in the scholastic women's hockey final, but not without a strong effort from Adirondack goaltender Jennifer Conophy. The Glenmont native stopped 36 of the 38 shots she faced.

The Adirondack scholastic men's volleyball team settled for the bronze medal after losing to Long Island 2-1 in its final match. Adirondack lost the first game 25-20, but bounced back to beat Long Island 25-20 in the second game to force a third game. Long Island wound up winning that game 15-12.

Individual results will appear next week.""

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