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Rob Jonas

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Nolan Smith leads Colonie

Ken Dagostino earns first victory with Colonie boys basketball

Colonie boys basketball coach Ken Dagostino earned his first win with his new team Friday, Dec. 5.

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Guilderland's rally falls short

Eckhardt’s 30 points not enough against Columbia

The Guilderland girls basketball team’s home debut did not go as planned.

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An impressive start

Shaker throttles its first two opponents, one year after graduating four starters

Through two games, the Shaker girls basketball team has yet to be challenged.

Bethlehem boys basketball pulls even

Sica guides Eagles past Mohonasen

The Bethlehem boys basketball team evened its Suburban Council record at 1-1 with a 69-53 victory over Mohonasen Thursday, Dec. 4.

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Taking the next step

First varsity home tournament part of wrestling’s growth at Bethlehem

There are two traditional types of high school wrestling tournaments — invitationals where individuals compete in a ladder-style format to determine a weight class champion, and dual meets where teams wrestle against multiple opponents.

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Learning curve begins

Shaker/Colonie sees influx of sophomores and freshmen for 2014-15 season

Judging from what happened at last weekend’s Thanksgiving Tournament, the Shaker/Colonie hockey team has some growing to do.

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Tough start for Bethlehem Eagles

Bethlehem drops both games at Thanksgiving tournament

For the first time in his coaching tenure, Andre Rodrigue missed a Bethlehem hockey game.

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Close calls

Shen rallies to beat CBA in Super Bowl; Shaker boys soccer falls to Nisky

As the winter sports season begins, let’s take a look back at the fall season.

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Local teams shine

Bethlehem girls soccer, boys volleyball reach state semifinals

As the winter sports season begins, let’s take a look back at the fall season.

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Six sign their letters of intent

Comber, Cremo and Rickert choose to play DI lacrosse teams

Six Bethlehem Central High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level at a Tuesday, Nov. 18, ceremony.

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Change comes to Colonie

Cavotta takes over at Shaker, while Dagostino moves to Colonie

The Suburban Council boys basketball coaching fraternity has some new faces this season, along with one person who has switched schools.

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Jordan Zlogar comes through for Shenendehowa

Senior catches 10 passes and intercepts two more against CBA

Jordan Zlogar made all the important catches when Shenendehowa needed them the most.

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Bethlehem returns to the top

Lady Eagles fend off Saratoga Springs for first Sectional title in three years

No. 3. No. 2. No. 1. Those were the higher seeds Bethlehem knocked off to win the Section 2 Class AA girls soccer title.

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Bad breaks for Voorheesville Blackbirds

Catholic Central prevails in overtime to beat Voorheesville for Class B title

The Voorheesville girls soccer team’s run in the Section 2 Class B playoffs ended on a cold, damp afternoon in Lansingburgh.

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CBA Brothers advance to football final

CBA rallies from 11-point halftime deficit to beat Shaker for second time

Christian Brothers Academy started the 2014 football season by rallying for a 34-16 victory over Shaker. Eight weeks later, the Brothers pulled off another come-from-behind win over the Blue Bison.

Bethlehem girls volleyball ready for Sectionals

The Bethlehem girls volleyball team may have a long wait before playing again.

Guilderland boys soccer team exceeds expectations

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Guilderland boys soccer team achieved more than it thought it would.

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Second season begins

Bethlehem, Ravena hit the road; Voorheesville gets a rematch

The seedings for this year’s Section 2 football playoffs came out Sunday, Oct. 19. And for two area teams, their seasons will continue on the road.

Shaker soccer clinches league title

The Shaker boys soccerr team won the Suburban Council North Division championship by edging Shenendehowa 1-0 in its final regular season game Thursday, Oct. 16, in Clifton Park.

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One win, two titles

Shaker takes Colonie Cup and Liberty Division crown

The Colonie Cup and the Liberty Division title reside on the north side of town again.

Noah Carey leads Guilderland to Albany County Meet title

Lansing claims girls individual title for Shaker

The Guilderland boys cross country team turned in a dominating performance at the Albany County Meet Friday, Oct. 17, at Colonie Town Park.

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Wins all around

Colonie, Shaker and CBA post divisional victories in Week 5

All three town football teams posted wins in Week 5 of the Section 2 Class AA football season.

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Maryanna Lansing earns four-peat

Shaker junior adds to Grout Run winnning streak

Shaker’s Maryanna Lansing put her name in the Grout Run record books Saturday, Oct. 4.

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Schalmont dominates Ravena

Any thoughts Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk had of knocking Schalmont from the ranks of undefeated football teams faded quickly.

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Bethlehem gains momentum

Lady Eagles pass Guilderland in Suburban Council South

The Bethlehem girls soccer team had its most complete performance of the season at Guilderland’s expense.

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A good day to race

Albany teen dominates the field in Crossings 5K Challenge

Michael Cuke started road racing this year, but running is in his genes.

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Guilderland breaks out against Albany

Sentz, Long lead Dutchmen to first win

The Guilderland football team broke into the win column for the first time in 2014 at another winless team’s expense.

Bethlehem edges Niskayuna at EJ Hermann Invitational

The Bethlehem girls cross country team needed a tiebreaker to win the John Converto Girls Varisty 2 division race at the E.J. Hermann Invitational Saturday, Sept. 27, in Utica.

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Bounces go Shaker’s way

Blue Bison remain unbeaten with win over Bethlehem

Ten games into the season, Shaker is the only undefeated Suburban Council boys soccer team.

Pouring on the goals

Shaker rolls past Ballston Spa; Shenendehowa next

The Shaker boys soccer team has been on a goal-scoring binge lately.

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Guilderland Lady Dutch run win streak to six games

Inexperienced group comes together for Guilderland following an 0-2 start

After a cold start, the Guilderland girls soccer team is turning up the heat in the Suburban Council.

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Shaker Blue Bison stampede past Schenectady Patriots

Matt Woods throws three touchdowns and runs for two more in Liberty Division win

Once the Shaker football team got out of its own way, it had no trouble with Schenectady.

Ben Zonca leads the way

Bethlehem tailback rushes for 219 yards and three TDs in win

The Bethlehem football team needed some late heroics to win its first Liberty Division game.

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Thriller in Voorheesville

Blackbirds mount late drive to rally past Mechamnicville in home opener

The Voorheesville football team proved it can make the big plays in crunch time.

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Familiar ground

CBA falls to Shen for second straight year, but not giving up hope

Josh Wynn spoke to his Christian Brothers Academy football teammates before they headed to the locker room following a 28-14 loss to Empire Division rival Shenendehowa Friday, Sept. 19, in Colonie.

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Photo gallery: Hoffman's Playland's final day

People of all ages came to Hoffman’s Playland Sunday, Sept. 14, to enjoy one last ride before the 62-year-old amusement park closed its gates for good.

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Football: Voorheesville spoils Watervliet's home opener

Denman rushed for three touchdowns in Blackbirds' victory

The first Friday night football game in Watervliet did not go the way the Cannoneers planned.

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Cross country: Emily Burns out-kicks Peyton Engborg for first place

Saratoga girls, Guilderland boys win Springstead Invitational team titles

Emily Burns has a finishing kick few Section 2 cross country runners possess.

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Boys soccer: Guilderland off to improbable start

Young Dutchmen remain unbeaten following victory at Niskayuna

To hear Guilderland boys soccer coach Mike Kinnally describe his team's 3-0-1 start, one would think he was talking about a program that never had much success before this season, rather than one coming off a Section 2 Class AA championship and a state semifinal appearance.

Boys soccer: Shen. Shaker remain unbeaten

Plainsmen score three times in second half to knock off Bethlehem

Shenendehowa and Shaker remained undefeated in Suburban Council boys soccer by posting impressive victories Thursday, Sept. 11.

Girls soccer: Guilderland stuns Niskayuna

Ford's corner kick goal holds up for Lady Dutch

The Guilderland girls soccer team withstood intense pressure from Niskayuna's offense to pull off a 1-0 Suburban Council victory Thursday, Sept. 11, in Guilderland Center.

Golf: Colonie breezes past Mohonasen

The Colonie golf team pulled away to a 267-318 victory over Mohonasen in a Suburban Council match Thursday, Sept. 11.

Emily Burns wins first invitational of the season

Guilderland girls place second to Burnt Hills

Emily Burns won the varsity girls large schools division race at the Guilderland Invitational cross country meet Saturday, Sept. 6, at Tawasentha Park.

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Colonie rallies past Guilderland

McCann throws three touchdowns in fourth quarter

Some late-game heroics made a winner out of Colonie’s Eric Rouleau in his head coaching debut.

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Bethlehem Eagles soar in opener

Zonca finds the end zone three times in BC’s victory over Albany

The first game of the season couldn’t have gone better for the Bethlehem football team.

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Big plays carry CBA

Anthony scores three TDs in Brothers’ victory over Shaker

The rematch turned into a rout.

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Bethlehem Eagles strike early and often against Mohonasen

Piccolino records hat trick in victory

The best way the Bethlehem boys soccer team could put its season opening 1-0 loss to Guilderland behind it was to get off to a quick start against Mohonasen.

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Shaker Blue Bison won’t back down

Shaker is looking for its third straight trip to Sectional final

Football has never been bigger at Shaker High School.

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Rebuilding the ship

Guilderland has holes to fill after graduating most of last year’s starters

Expectations are different for the Guilderland football program.

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Veteran-laden Voorheesville seek wisdom

Blackbirds are hoping to cut down on mistakes in 2014

Will experience lead to wisdom? That’s the question at Voorheesville, where 18 seniors return to the varsity football team this season.

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