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Good, dirty fun at Tawasentha Mud Mania

Winning isn’t the only thing at annual race

Most of the participants in this year’s Tawasentha Mud Mania race Saturday, June 14, in Guilderland wanted to have some good, dirty fun. But Michelle Davis had a different focus.

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Long layoff doesn’t deter Albany Dutchmen

Three triples help Albany defeat Glens Falls following three rainouts

The Albany Dutchmen didn’t develop any rust, despite being rained out three times in the past week.

Two locals picked in MLB draft

Hoffman picked ninth overall by Toronto; O’Keefe goes to St. Louis in seventh round

Jeff Hoffman and Brian O’Keefe are going pro.

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A perfect start for the Albany Dutchmen

Dutchmen go extra distance to defeat Amsterdam and Watertown on the road

The Albany Dutchmen played 25 innings on the road over the weekend and won both of their Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League games.

Track and field: Grace Smith, Leah Triller claim Federation titles

Greenberg reaches podium twice in boys triple jump at state championships

Bethlehem’s Grace Smith capped her high school outdoor track and field season by winning the state and Federation titles in the girls high jump at the New York State Championships June 6 and 7 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Softball: Liverpool rallies past Bethlehem in regional

Warriors score eight runs over the final three innings

The Bethlehem softball team couldn’t close out Section III champion Liverpool.

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Girls lacrosse: Julia Lennon’s heroics lifts Shaker

Senior scores game winner in final minute to defeat Guilderland

Julia Lennon saw a small opening, and she took advantage of it.

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Girls lacrosse: Shaker gets another shot at Guilderland

Blue Bison meet Lady Dutch in the Class A championship for third straight year

Two years ago, the Shaker girls lacrosse team edged Guilderland 9-8 for its first Section II Class A title.

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Girls lacrosse: Guilderland sails into Sectional final

Lady Dutch meet Shaker in the Class A championship for third straight year

The Guilderland girls lacrosse team is back in the Section II Class A finals.

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Track and field: Colonie's Johnson brothers get matching trophies

Jake Johnson wins the Eddy Meet seeded mile, while Jordan Johnson wins the two mile

Jordan and Jake Johnson made their last Eddy Meet together special.

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Track and field: Bethlehem, Guilderland field athletes shine

Greenberg, Bickmore win individual titles at Eddy Meet

Bethlehem’s Brian Greenberg and Guilderland’s Harrison Bickmore warmed up for Tuesday’s Section II Division I track and field championships by winning their specialty events at the Eddy Meet Saturday, May 17, at Schenectady High School.

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No dynasty, but another Sectional tennis title for Guilderland

Dutchmen edge Niskayuna for third team championship in four years

Coach Curtis Snyder isn’t ready to call his Guilderland boys tennis team a dynasty yet, but three Section II Class AA team titles in the last four years certainly makes a strong case for it.

POINT OF VIEW: It’s closing time

This point of view appears in the May 14 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Unified Sports comes to Section II

Program is a joint venture between NYSPHSAA and Special Olympics NY

Guilderland and Colonie Central high schools are part of a pilot sports program that, if successful, will allow athletes with and without developmental difficulties across New York to compete on the same team.

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South Colonie seniors sign letters of intent

Eight Colonie student-athletes announce their college choices

Eight Colonie Central High School athletes signed their National Letters of Intent at a ceremony on Thursday, April 24.

Baseball: Shaker edges Bethlehem in extra innings

Egan scores winning run on error in ninth inning

A throwing error allowed Sean Egan to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Shaker's 4-3 victory over Bethlehem Tuesday, April 29, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

Baseball: Shaker stuns Shenendehowa

Blue Bison end Plainsmen's unbeaten streak at eight games

The Shaker baseball team became the first Suburban Council opponent to beat Shenendehowa this season.

Baseball: Bethlehem rallies past Colonie

Eagles score twice in bottom of the sixth inning for second league win

The Bethlehem baseball team won for only the second time in Suburban Council play this season by rallying past Colonie 5-4 Monday, April 28.

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Stars reach out

Three American champions, led by a 2014 Olympian, participate in Skate Fest

Ryan Bradley remembered what it was like for him to be a young figure skater and being introduced to some of the top professional skaters.

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Inspired Raiders win

Carras’ presence helps Colonie romp past Ballston Spa

Following three consecutive losses to start the season, the Colonie girls lacrosse team drew inspiration from one of its former players to earn its first victory.

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Youth leads the way at the 2014 Delmar Dash

Serafini, Hogan set course records

Two young runners pushed the pace at Sunday's Delmar Dash.

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Photo gallery: Delmar Dash 2014

The 2014 Delmar Dash took place Sunday, April 6. Former Niskayuna High School track star Louis Serafini won the men's title with a time of 24:43, three seconds ahead of Voorheesville's Macky Lloyd, while Saratoga Springs resident Megan Hogan defended her women's division title with a time of 26:42.

Softball: Sectional finalists prepare for 2014

Guilderland seeks more than Class AA title it won against Bethlehem in 2013

The Guilderland softball team wants more than another Section II Class AA title.

Baseball: Blue Bison itching to get outside

Shaker scheduled to start season Thursday against Lansingburgh

Like every baseball team in Section II, the Shaker Blue Bison are sick and tired of being cooped up inside the gym for practices.

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Delmar Dash field takes shape

Sunday's race features some of the top Capital District runners

Aaron and Diana Knobloch know the drill now. The married couple are in their second year of organizing the Delmar Dash, and Aaron said they used the knowledge they gained last year to get an earlier start in putting together the annual 5-mile race.

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Boys lacrosse: Slow first half dooms Brothers

Suffern wards off CBA’s challenge in the second half

This wasn’t the effort coach Tim Vivian wanted to see out of his Christian Brothers Academy lacrosse team. Section I’s Suffern limited the Brothers to one goal in the first half on its way to a 9-5 non-league victory in Saturday’s non-league game at Troy High School.

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Boys lacrosse: Guilderland wins opener

Kevin Dyer’s go-ahead goal sparks Guilderland against Queensbury

Sean McConaghy wasn’t certain what he’d see out of his Guilderland boys lacrosse team in Saturday’s season opener against Queensbury. What McConaghy saw, he liked.

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Boys lacrosse: Experience matters

Bethlehem seeks improvement following sub-.500 finish

Can a year of experience make a big difference in the win-loss column? Bethlehem boys lacrosse coach Dave Rounds said that’s what he’s hoping for.

Boys lacrosse: Young Dutchmen have a lot to learn

Key injuries affect Guilderland before the season begins

The Guilderland boys lacrosse team is facing hardships already, and the start of the regular season is still three days away.

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Darby Wilson Jr. grapples with success

Shaker student schooled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ranked ninth nationally

Darby Wilson Jr. enjoys a challenge. The Shaker High School student competes regionally on the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) circuit – a tour where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes such as Wilson compete against other types of grapplers including wrestling and judo.

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A look back in Delmar/Guilderland sports

Voorheesville's run to boys basketball Sectional title highlights winter season

With two weeks remaining before the start of the spring sports season, it’s time to take a glance back at the recently completed winter season.

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A look back in Colonie sports

Colonie girls bowling leads the list of winter accomplishments

With two weeks remaining before the start of the spring sports season, it’s time to take a glance back at the recently completed winter season.

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Tradition continues at Tisa Memorial game

Two Veeder Elementary School families chosen to receive funds from annual charity basketball contest

John Aidala has volunteered at the Amy Tisa Memorial Basketball Game as its scorekeeper since it started in 2008. He never thought he and his family would one day be selected to receive funds from it.

Realignment hits Section II football again

Several teams switch classes and divisions for 2014

Section II football divisions have been changed for the 2014 season.

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Boys basketball: Green Tech gets past Guilderland

Hood Jr.'s late three-pointer secures Eagles' first Sectional title

It's a shot Jamil Hood Jr. practices all the time, and it's highly effective.

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Boys basketball: Voorheesville gives its coach his first Sectional title

Blackbirds cruise past Broadalbin-Perth for Class B crown

As a Voorheesville basketball player, David Burch never had the opportunity to play in a regional game. Now as his alma mater's varsity boys basketball coach, Burch has that opportunity.

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Girls basketball: Albany outhustles Bethlehem

Waterson makes game-saving defensive play for Falcons

Cara Waterson personally saw to it that there would be no overtime.

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Boys basketball: No Big 10 teams left in Class AA playoffs

Guilderland pulls away from CBA in second half to win quarterfinal contest

For the first time since the state added Class AA to its boys basketball playoff structure a decade ago, a Big 10 team has failed to make it to the Section II semifinals.

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Boys basketball: Shaker duels Green Tech to the final horn

Eagles make big plays at the end to prevail

Green Tech came through in crunch time.

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Boys basketball: Voorheesville advances to Class B semifinals

Balanced attack helps Burch get back to Glens Falls as a coach

Voorheesville boys basketball coach David Burch remembers the last time he was in Glens Falls for a Section II playoff game.

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Girls basketball: Shaker fends off Guilderland in quarterfinals

Lady Bison need 16-point fourth quarter to put away the Lady Dutch

Patience was a virtue for the Shaker girls basketball team.

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Not as seen on TV

Curling is more difficult than the Olympians make it look

Do not be fooled by what you’ve seen on television. Curling is harder than the Olympians make it look.

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Girls basketball: Shaker prepares for playoffs

Undefeated Lady Bison own Suburban Council's No. 1 seed

Shaker girls basketball coach Emily Caschera-Blowers knows owning the Suburban Council's top seed for the Section II Class AA playoffs doesn't guarantee a trip to the finals.

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Seven Bethlehem athletes announce their college choices

Booker, Muller take their talents to Division I track programs

Four Bethlehem Central High School senior student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent at last Tuesday’s ceremony in the school’s library, while three more announced their college choices.

Wrestling: Short match packs high energy

Burt pins Tangora in first period to win 220-pound final

The best championship bout at Saturday's Section II Division I Class I wrestling tournament at Shaker High School was also one of the shortest of the evening.

High school: Five Guilderland athletes make their college selections

Capollari stays close to home at Siena, while O'Brien heads to Stonehill

Two key members of the Section II Class AA champion Guilderland boys soccer team were among the five seniors that made their college choices official at Thursday's signing day ceremony.

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Wrestling: Josh LoGiudice leads Guilderland at Mahopac Invitational

Dutchmen place sixth at downstate tournament

The Guilderland wrestling team represented Section II well at Saturday's Mahopac Invitational outside Newburgh.

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Hockey: The beat goes on

Shaker/Colonie sends Guilderland/Mohonasen/Scotia to another loss

One hockey team was hunting for a playoff spot. The other was just happy to be on the ice.

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Boys basketball: Bethlehem escapes with a win

Key fourth-quarter sequence allows Eagles to pull away from Mohonasen

Ben Zonca made his presence known at the right time.

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Girls basketball: Guilderland's rally falls short

Cacckello sees progress in loss to Columbia

The Guilderland girls basketball team is making progress this season, even if it doesn't show in the win column.

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