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Rob Jonas

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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.

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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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.

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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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Colonie Garnet Raiders seek stability after upheaval

Rouleau takes over a program that lost head coach and key players

It’s been a turbulent offseason for the Colonie Central football program.

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Back to work for defending champs

Christian Brothers Academy has key holes to fill as it looks to repeat 2013’s Sectional success

As the first week of practice wound down at Christian Brothers Academy, football coach Joe Burke threw himself into the action.

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Homeless Eagles have hope for 2014

Balanced offense, experienced defense to help Bethlehem

The Bethlehem football team won’t have a home field this season.

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The real karate kid

Leonardi has earned six national championships in three years

What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Leonardi.

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Their time to shine

Adult gymnasts prepare for first performance at STRIDE fundraiser

A group of adult gymnasts are getting a chance to show the public what they can do and help others at the same time.

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Keeping it in the Ravena football family

VanDerzee promoted to state football chairman; Dorrance leads Section 2

Gary VanDerzee is no longer the Section 2 football chairman. That’s because the long-time Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk coach is now the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s football chairman.

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Colonie Little League team takes memorable trip

State champions reached semifinals at regional tourney

Colonie couldn’t rally its way to victory a second time at the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

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Bethlehem meets its goals

All-stars qualified for playoff round at regional tournament

The Bethlehem Babe Ruth 15-year-old division all-stars did what they set out to do.

Colonie Little League makes regional semifinals

Lemperle leads state champs to crucial victory over Pennsylvania representative

Jakob Lemperle came through in a big way. Lemperle homered and drove in the game-winning run with a fifth-inning RBI triple to help Colonie defeat Taney Youth Baseball of Philadelphia 5-3 in the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Bristol, Conn.

Must win scenario for Colonie

All-stars must beat Philadelphia team to advance in regional

The Colonie Little League 12-year-old all-stars faced elimination from the Mid-Atlantic Regionals following a 5-0 loss to West Salisbury, Md., in a pool play game Monday, Aug. 4, in Bristol, Conn.

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North Syracuse stymies Bethlehem

Eastern New York champs still in the running for regional Babe Ruth title

The Bethlehem Babe Ruth 15-year-old division all-stars ran headlong into a baseball team that could do everything well.

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Andrew Stanton powers Bluehawks to title

Albany Athletics fall in North Atlantic Regional championship game

The Blue Stone Bluehawks ended the Albany Athletics’ two-year reign as AABC Stan Musial North Atlantic Regional champions.

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Bristol bound

Colonie’s offense shifts into high gear to advance to Mid-Atlantic Regional

Something clicked with the Colonie Little League’s 12-year-old all-stars, and it carried them to the state championship.

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Albany closes in on PGCBL playoff berth

Wins over Glens Falls and Mohawk Valley give Albany a leg up for third place

After falling into a third place tie with Glens Falls last week, the Albany Dutchmen reopened their lead for the final playoff berth in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s East Division with a pair of wins.

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No-no for Trevor Kniffin

Ace pitches Bethlehem to Eastern New York State championship

Trevor Kniffin picked a good time to pitch his second career no-hitter.

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Colonie Little League teams head west

Youth baseball organization sends two squads to state championships

Two Colonie Little League teams are competing in state tournaments this week.

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On the road to Niskayuna

Bethlehem 15s close in on Eastern New York Babe Ruth title and regional berth

The Bethlehem Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars scrapped their way to another playoff victory.

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A shifting landscape

With Big 10’s demise, Suburban Council may take on more schools

The Big 10’s demise could spell big changes for the Suburban Council.

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Bethlehem Tomboys place fifth at state tournament

Nightmare wins 16U title by beating Electric City in championship game

The Bethlehem Boltz turned in a strong performance for their home fans at last weekend’s New York State ASA 16-and-under Championships.

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A look back at the spring sports season in Bethlehem, Guilderland and New Scotland

Bethlehem softball and Guilderland tennis teams win Sectional titles

It’s time to take a glance back at the recently completed spring season.

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Spencer Hotaling pitches Albany Dutchmen out of skid

Albany scores two runs in bottom of the sixth inning to pull away from Mohawk Valley

The Albany Dutchmen broke a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs Sunday, June 22, at Bob Bellizzi Field.

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