It’s a new era of Suburban Council sports. Beginning with the first varsity golf matches Monday, Aug. 24, the league is up to 16 schools.
Albany Dutchmen rally to make the playoffs, only to lose in the first round
The Albany Dutchmen’s long, strange journey of 2015 ended with a postseason berth and a first-round playoff exit.
Grogin wins title at international competition
Adam Grogin’s specialty is breaking boards.
Cider pressed and served by three generations of family
At Lakeside Farms Country Market and Restaurant in Ballston Lake, it’s all about family.
In a world of big box, one-size-fits-all furniture stores, Kugler’s Red Barn continues its mission to provide custom-made pieces to discerning customers.
A rapidly aging population needs to look towards estate preservation
The Herzog Law Firm has been ahead of the curve for the last three decades.
Colonie Little League 12s win title; 11s in hot pursuit of one, too
As 11-year-olds last season, Colonie won the New York State Little League title in convincing fashion. With many of those same players back as 12-year-olds this season, Colonie is on track to make a return trip to the state tournament.
Bethlehem Braves rally past New York Mutuals for first win in vintage baseball game
It was a historic day at Elm Avenue Park.
Albany belts three triples in victory over Mohawk Valley
A rare show of power helped the Albany Dutchmen complete a home-and-home sweep of Mohawk Valley.
Bethlehem junior wins state title in pole vault with a Sectional record
All Tedi DeMaria wanted to do was place in the top five. She did much more than that.
Shaker crew team’s free learn to row program introduces sport to middle schoolers
How do you get middle school-age students interested in the sport of rowing?
Bethlehem junior nearly sets Section 2 record in qualifting for state track and field meet
Tedi DeMaria matched her school girls pole vault record and came within a whisker of setting a Section 2 meet record at the state qualifier Friday, June 5, at the University at Albany.
Albany scores six runs in seventh inning to defeat Amsterdam for second time in three days
The Albany Dutchmen pulled off a huge comeback to knock off the Amsterdam Mohawks for the second time in three days.
Shaker’s Ronel Forde and Colonie’s Jake Johnson each won individual events at the Section 2 Group 1 Track and Field Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.
Sarah Forman, Noah Carey pace Guilderland
Grace Smith and Tedi DeMaria each won individual events to lead the Bethlehem girls track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Section 2 Group 1 Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.
Albany Dutchmen want to challenge for PGCBL title
A great start to the season is one thing. Maintaining that momentum is another.
Canadian duo Whitehorse brings its brand of Americana to Albany
The first thing Melissa McClelland did when she answered the phone on the road in Wisconsin was apologize for her crying 9-month-old son in the background.
Dutchmen score last three goals to beat Garnet Raiders
The Colonie boys lacrosse team had an up-and-down first week.
Shaker scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out an 8-6 victory over Christian Brothers Academy in a non-league baseball game Tuesday, April 7.
Shaker held on to edge Bethlehem 14-13 in a Suburban Council South Division game Tuesday, April 7.
Rounds calls victory a confidence booster
Guilderland dominated the first quarter, but Bethlehem dominated the rest of the game.
Haley Schultz’s late goal lifts Burnt Hills past Shaker
As one might expect, a girls lacrosse game between the defending Section 2 Class A and Class B champions went down to the wire.
Colonie seeks playoff spot with veteran lineup
Kyle Ruth has been to the Section 2 Class AA baseball playoffs once in his career. That was when he was a freshman with the Colonie Garnet Raiders.
Blue Bison return four all-stars from last year
There were only two baseball teams that defeated Shenendehowa last year: Victor (Section 5) in the state final and Shaker.
Carroll, Dunham win Delmar Dash on a winter-like morning
Patrick Carroll and Sara Dunham added their names to the list of Delmar Dash winners.
Life in the Suburban Council South Division won’t be easier for the Bethlehem and Guilderland baseball teams this season.
Shaker looks to remain on top of the heap, while Colonie wants to move up
Two girls lacrosse teams in the town have different sets of goals.
Bethlehem and Guilderland meet on the boys lacrosse field for the first time on April 2. Before that happens, here is a look at the two Suburban Council South Division rivals.
Bethlehem couldn’t keep up with Ossining’s pace in state semifinal loss
The Bethlehem girls basketball team defeated defending Section 2 champion Shenendehowa and defending regional champion Cicero-North Syracuse to reach the Class AA state semifinals. Playing the defending state champions proved to be too difficult for the Lady Eagles, though.
CBA lacrosse has seven-game road trip on its 2015 independent schedule
Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse coach Tim Vivian is taking advantage of his team’s independent status this season.
Colonie, Shaker understand where they stand in Suburban Council
There is a reality Suburban Council boys lacrosse teams must face up to these days. If you’re not Niskayuna or Shenendehowa, you’re playing for third place.
Gabby Giacone's 25 points propel Lady Eagles past Shen in finals
This time, the stage wasn’t too big for the Bethlehem girls basketball team.
All Suburban Council final set in Class AA
For the first time since the state athletic association added Class AA to boys basketball, a Suburban Council team will win the largest school division title in Section 2.
Colonie upends Albany, while Shaker needs OT to beat Columbia
The Colonie girls basketball team upset Albany 63-55, while Shaker outlasted Columbia 52-44 in overtime in the Section 2 Class AA quarterfinals Monday, March 2.
Gabby Giacone leads Lady Eagles past Catholic Central
The Bethlehem girls basketball team punched its ticket to the Section 2 Class AA semifinals with a 62-43 quarterfinal win against Catholic Central Monday, March 2.
Catholic Central hangs on for two-point win
The Bethlehem boys basketball team fell short of reaching the Section 2 Class AA semifinals with a 52-50 loss to Catholic Central Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hudson Valley Community College.
Wine, Sischo help Platek and Guilderland defeat CBA in quarterfinals
It was a different story in the Section 2 Class AA boys basketball quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hudson Valley Community College. Guilderland (18-3) used a three-pronged attack to defeat CBA 65-57.
Johnson, Podlaski earn individual victories at Sectional meet
Shaker’s Ronel Forde eased past the field in the boys triple jump at the Section 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 25 and 26 at the University at Albany’s SEFCU Arena.
Shaker’s William Matz was the lone Section 2 swimmer to reach the finals of a race at this year’s New York State Boys Swimming and Diving Championships at Ithaca College.
Guilderland regional a precursor to statewide cheerleading championships in 2016
Patty Palmer has taken her Guilderland High School cheerleading team to the national Contest of Champions at Disneyworld 13 times.
Matz wins two individual titles to help Shaker fend off Shen at Division 1 meet
The Shaker boys swim team fended off Shenendehowa to win the Section 2 Division 1 title 506-505 Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center.
CBA wins first Sectional title, while Colonie girls repeat as overall champions
The Christian Brothers Academy and Colonie girls bowling teams are bound for Syracuse.
New Albany Institute exhibits showcase America’s Pastime
What do Brian Sweeney and Babe Ruth have in common? Both of them are featured in a new, three-part baseball exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art.
Pastore picks Georgetown, Smith heads to Merrimack and Wynn picks UAlbany
Three members of the Christian Brothers Academy football team announced their college choices on National Letter Intent Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Colonie, Shaker perform well at Section 2 Class A wrestling tournament
It was a good day for the Colonie and Shaker wrestling teams. Colonie had two individual champions and placed fourth in the team standings, while Shaker had four finalists and finished fifth as a team at the Section 2 Class A wrestling championships Saturday, Feb. 7, at Columbia High School.
Platek leads the way for Guilderland in victory over Averill Park
The Guilderland boys basketball team clinched the Suburban Council South Division title with a 68-52 victory over Averill Park Friday, Feb. 6.
Two Guilderland wrestlers make finals at Section 2 Class A tournament
Guilderland’s Andy Cummings won the 195-pound division title at the Section 2 Class A wrestling championships Saturday, Feb. 7, at Columbia High School.
Four Bethlehem players reach double figures in 19-point win
One week after suffering a 17-point home loss against Guilderland, the Bethlehem boys basketball team turned the tables on Mohonasen and beat the Mighty Warriors 63-44 Friday, Jan. 30, in Rotterdam.
CBA hands Guilderland its second loss of season
Christian Brothers Academy started strong and fended off Guilderland 83-75 in a non-league boys basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Voorheesville takes control quickly against Albany Academy for Girls
The Voorheesville girls basketball team avenged an earlier loss to Albany Academy by beating the Bears 66-43 Friday, Jan. 30, in a Colonial Council game.