Several teams switch classes and divisions for 2014
Section II football divisions have been changed for the 2014 season.
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.
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.
Waterson makes game-saving defensive play for Falcons
Cara Waterson personally saw to it that there would be no overtime.
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.
Eagles make big plays at the end to prevail
Green Tech came through in crunch time.
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.
Lady Bison need 16-point fourth quarter to put away the Lady Dutch
Patience was a virtue for the Shaker girls basketball team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dutchmen place sixth at downstate tournament
The Guilderland wrestling team represented Section II well at Saturday's Mahopac Invitational outside Newburgh.
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.
Key fourth-quarter sequence allows Eagles to pull away from Mohonasen
Ben Zonca made his presence known at the right time.
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.
Bethlehem senior gets scholarship offer from Wagner
Jason Clas is taking his football talents to Staten Island. The Bethlehem Central High School senior accepted a full scholarship Friday to play for Wagner University, a member of the Northeast Conference in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
Guilderland senior passes three Saratoga runners on final lap of 3,000-meter race
Jenna Robinson surged when others might have faded. The Guilderland senior waited until the final lap and then passed three Saratoga runners to win the girls 3,000-meter race at Saturday's Suburban Council Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.
Pettograsso scores eight of her 12 points in pivotal fourth quarter
When your varsity basketball team is loaded with sophomores, there is going to be a learning curve.
Barra, Rowland lead Lady Bison in big fourth quarter
The Shaker girls basketball team had never trailed by double digits in any game this season prior to Friday's Suburban Council showdown at Bethlehem. Yet, the Lady Bison found themselves facing a 16-4 deficit five minutes into the contest.
Five Eagles win their weight classes at Schenectady Invitational
The Bethlehem wrestling team turned in one of its best performances of the season at Saturday's Schenectady Invitational.
Defending state champion enjoys additional role as team leader
Before Friday's home meet against Shenendehowa, Bethlehem unveiled a new banner recognizing its three state swimming champions -- Ken Neff, Elyse McDonough and Gunnar Zemering.
Two late goals seal Wildcats' latest victory
The Shaker/Colonie hockey team made West Genesee work for its 4-0 non-league victory Saturday at the Albany County Hockey Facility.
Stire's 19 points leads Brothers past LaSalle in Big 10 game
The Christian Brothers Academy basketball team had no intention of blowing a double-digit halftime lead two home games in a row.
Lemieux's second goal of the night pulls Eagles even with defending state champs
Trailing 3-0 early in the third period against the defending state champions, it would have been easy for the Bethlehem hockey team to lose heart.
Platek's 29 points lead Dutchmen past stubborn Niskayuna team
The Guilderland boys basketball team ended a 16-day layoff with another double-digit victory, but Niskayuna made the Dutchmen work for it.
Football final between CBA and Shaker among second half highlights
This appears in the Jan. 1 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
Dutchmen from Albany and Guilderland make noise in second half of year
This appears in the Jan. 1 edition of The Spotlight
Guilderland leads the way with three championships in the spring
This appears in the Dec. 25 edition of The Spotlight.
Colonie bowlers win second state title in last three years
The following article appears in the Dec. 25 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
Four Dutchmen reach double figures in 17-point win
What was supposed to be a showdown of two Suburban Council powerhouses turned into a one-sided affair. Four Guilderland players reached double figures in a 67-50 boys basketball victory over Shaker Thursday in Latham.
Snowstorm causes problems at annual tournamnt
Saturday night's snowstorm turned out to be a minor bump in the road at Colonie's annual Linda Stuart Memorial Duals Tournament.
Ravena '03 graduate is new varsity coach
Life is good from Justin Schipano's point of view. The 2003 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School graduate is now the varsity wrestling coach at his alma mater, and as such is taking control of one of the premier Colonial Council programs.
Matt Cerutti leads Dutchmen to non-league win over defending Federation champs
The Guilderland boys basketball team passed a major test Saturday.
Matt Cerutti, Marc DuMoulin dominate for the Dutchmen
Try as it might, Colonie had no answer for Guilderland's Matt Cerutti and Marc DuMoulin.
Garnet Raiders win Ballston Spa Duals title; Shaker places third at Columbia Duals
The Colonie and Shaker wrestling teams made a good impression during the first invitational dual meets of the season Saturday.
Jenna Giacone's 16 points pace Lady Eagles in opener
A strong first quarter proved to be enough for the Bethlehem girls basketball team.
Five-goal second period propels Eagles to first win
When Andrew Carroll scored 12 seconds into the second period, it was a sign of things to come for the Bethlehem hockey team.
After three decades as an assistant coach, Boland makes the jump
By Jim Boland's own admission, he could have taken a head coaching job at any time over the last couple of decades, but he held out. Not any more.
A.G. Irons puts veteran Eagles through their paces with tough scrimmages
A.G. Irons wasn't going to wait until the start of the Suburban Council season to test his Bethlehem boys basketball team.
Lyric Artis, Jenny Barra among those being counted on for more offense
Madison Rowland is no longer around to lead the Shaker girls basketball team to victory, so other players must step up this season.
Senior forward's health issues are almost in the rear view mirror
The 2012-13 season was difficult for Matt Cerutti and the Guilderland boys basketball team.
Mamaroneck scores goals in bunches to beat Bethlehem
The season is two games old, and already Bethlehem hockey coach Andre Rodrigue is tired of seeing his team fall behind early.
Zach Dignum stops 24 shots in shutout
Zach "Moon Dog" Dignum was the leader of the pack in Shaker/Colonie's first-ever win over Mamaroneck.
A new group of players must help Colonie remain in the hunt
Colonie girls basketball coach Heather Fiore isn’t calling this a rebuilding season, but there are more questions than answers going into the season opener Dec. 6 home opener against Columbia.
Caswell and Carroll return to lead Bethlehem’s top line into the 2013-14 season
Will this be the year the Bethlehem hockey team finally reaches the Section II Division I finals?
Shaker’s veteran trio sets their sights on reaching Sectional finals this season
Last year’s 52-36 loss to Troy in the Section II Class AA semifinals still haunts the returning seniors on this year’s Shaker boys basketball team.
One dozen players make up the Storm for 2013-14 season
Guilderland High School’s ability to field an ice hockey team has become so tenuous, it needs two schools to partner with it to have enough skaters to barely exceed the state minimum.
Four Shaker girls lacrosse players commit to NCAA Division I programs; Colonie’s Riddick goes east
Wednesday, Nov. 20 was a busy day for Town of Colonie high school senior athletes.