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.
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.
Denman rushed for three touchdowns in Blackbirds' victory
The first Friday night football game in Watervliet did not go the way the Cannoneers planned.
Saratoga girls, Guilderland boys win Springstead Invitational team titles
Emily Burns has a finishing kick few Section 2 cross country runners possess.
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.
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.
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.
The Colonie golf team pulled away to a 267-318 victory over Mohonasen in a Suburban Council match Thursday, Sept. 11.
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.
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.
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.
Anthony scores three TDs in Brothers’ victory over Shaker
The rematch turned into a rout.
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.
Shaker is looking for its third straight trip to Sectional final
Football has never been bigger at Shaker High School.
Guilderland has holes to fill after graduating most of last year’s starters
Expectations are different for the Guilderland football program.
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.
Rouleau takes over a program that lost head coach and key players
It’s been a turbulent offseason for the Colonie Central football program.
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.
Balanced offense, experienced defense to help Bethlehem
The Bethlehem football team won’t have a home field this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ace pitches Bethlehem to Eastern New York State championship
Trevor Kniffin picked a good time to pitch his second career no-hitter.
Youth baseball organization sends two squads to state championships
Two Colonie Little League teams are competing in state tournaments this week.
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.
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.
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.
Bethlehem softball and Guilderland tennis teams win Sectional titles
It’s time to take a glance back at the recently completed spring season.
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.
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.
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.
Hoffman picked ninth overall by Toronto; O’Keefe goes to St. Louis in seventh round
Jeff Hoffman and Brian O’Keefe are going pro.
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.
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.
Warriors score eight runs over the final three innings
The Bethlehem softball team couldn’t close out Section III champion Liverpool.
Senior scores game winner in final minute to defeat Guilderland
Julia Lennon saw a small opening, and she took advantage of it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This point of view appears in the May 14 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.