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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serafini, Hogan set course records
Two young runners pushed the pace at Sunday's Delmar Dash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.