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Rob Jonas

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Wrestling: Colonie, Shaker impress at first invitationals

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.

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Girls basketball: Bethlehem finds a way past Guilderland

Jenna Giacone's 16 points pace Lady Eagles in opener

A strong first quarter proved to be enough for the Bethlehem girls basketball team.

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Hockey: Bethlehem storms past CBA in league opener

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.

Boys basketball: Colonie varsity job too good for Jim Boland to pass up

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.

Boys basketball: Bethlehem tests itself before season begins

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.

Girls basketball: Shaker needs new players to step up in 2013-14

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.

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Boys basketball: Guilderland bolstered by the return of Matt Cerutti

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.

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Hockey: Bethlehem's first-period blues cost the Eagles at opening tournament

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.

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Hockey: "Moon Dog" leads Shaker/Colonie to first win over Mamaroneck

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.

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Girls basketball: The next wave rolls in

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.

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Hockey: Experience is necessary

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?

Boys basketball: Semifinal loss still haunts seniors

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.

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Hockey: Guild/Mohon adds Scotia to keep team going

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.

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Ten seniors sign on the dotted line

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.

Boys volleyball: Bethlehem misses the state finals

Wood displeased with Fairport coach's decision in pool play

How much did one boys volleyball coach’s decision factor into Bethlehem’s failure to make the Division I finals at last Friday’s state tournament in Glens Falls?

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Hockey: Carhart takes challenges head on

Colonie junior plays for two hockey teams when she's not figure skating

Put a pair of skates on Mikayla Carhart, and she can do just about anything.

Hockey: Jets look for scorers

Shaker/Colonie hopes to challenge Saratoga and Shen again

Shaker/Colonie hockey coach Steve Hudak believes his Jets can be a factor in the Capital District High School Hockey League again this season.

Boys soccer: Guilderland falls short in state semifinals

Dutchmen hit crossbar twice in loss to Fairport

Guilderland wasn't ready for the speed of Matt Bischoff and the Fairport Red Raiders.

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Girls volleyball: Voorheesville struggles at state tournament

Blackbirds fail to get out of pool play as they say good-bye to senior class

The end of the road came a little too soon for the four seniors on Voorheesville's girls volleyball team.

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Six Guilderland girls sign on the dotted line

Five lacrosse players and a softball player declare their collegiate plans

Six Guilderland seniors signed their national letters of intent at an official ceremony Thursday at the high school.

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Boys soccer: O'Brien strikes again for Guilderland

Connelly scores overtime winner off O'Brien's free kick

It's reaching the point where opponents will have to avoid fouling Guilderland or allowing corner kicks because sooner or later, Connor O'Brien will find a way to make them pay.

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Boys volleyball: Bethlehem heads back to state tournament

Eagles take six out of seven sets to advance past Oswego and Suffern in regionals

The Bethlehem boys volleyball team is heading back to Glens Falls.

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Cross country: Injury hobbles Van Epps at state meet

CBA senior drops out of top 20 after being near the lead

Justin Van Epps' right hamstring gave way at the worst possible time. The Christian Brothers Academy senior was in contention for a state cross country title when he felt his hamstring give way at the 2-mile mark.

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Cross country: Stephen Booker gets top-five finish at state meet

Bethlehem senior out-leans Aidan Tooker at finish line

Stephen Booker got what he wanted. The Bethlehem senior nipped Saratoga Springs' Aidan Tooker at the finish line to place fifth in the boys Class A race at Saturday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at Queensbury High School.

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Photo gallery: Section II Class AA Super Bowl

Christian Brothers Academy defeated Shaker 13-8 in Friday's Section II Class AA football championship game at the University at Albany's Bob Ford Field behind a stellar defensive effort in the second half.

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Football: Defense comes up big for CBA in Class AA final

Last-second stand seals Brothers' win over Shaker

A combination of timely defense and critical penalties gave Christian Brothers Acadmey its first Section II Class AA football title in seven years.

Boys soccer: Capollari leads Guilderland to Class AA title

Senior's three-point night lifts Dutchmen past Albany in final

Kledis Capollari was a young man of mixed emotions Monday night. On the one hand, he was happy to help Guilderland win its first Section II Class AA boys soccer title in five years. On the other hand, it came against an Albany team he had a close connection to.

Football: CBA shows Guilderland who's the boss again

Brothers come up big to advance to Class AA finals

Friday's Guilderland-Christian Brothers Academy football game wasn't a carbon copy of their regular season meeting three weeks ago, but the theme was similar.

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Boys soccer: Ishimwe’s goal lifts Albany past Bethlehem

Defending champs fall in Class AA quarterfinals

The Bethlehem boys soccer team knew it was in for a tough game against Big 10 champion Albany in Saturday’s Section II Class AA quarterfinal game. What the Eagles didn’t expect was to come out on the losing end.

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Football: Sentz sends Dutchmen into semifinals

Guilderland escapes Colonie with three-point quarterfinal victory

Just when Colonie thought it had Guilderland on the ropes, the Dutchmen slithered free.

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Football: Warnken leads Ravena past Scotia-Glenville

Junior quarterback rushes for 155 yards in Sectional quarterfinal win

Whenever the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk football team needed a big play, David Warnken made it.

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Football: Defense carries Voorheesville to victory (with photo gallery)

Blackbirds clinch Class C playoff berth by beating Coxsackie-Athens

The Voorheesville football team is in the Section II Class C playoffs thanks to its defense.

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Photo gallery: Shen vs. Shaker boys soccer

A pair of Chris Schmid goals helped the Shenendehowa boys soccer team beat Shaker 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Football: Bison stampede to division title (with photo gallery)

Two early touchdowns help Shaker win Colonie Cup

The Colonie Cup and the Liberty Division title reside in Latham again. The Shaker football team scored two touchdowns in the first four minutes and pulled away for a 49-6 victory over crosstown rival Colonie Friday.

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Football: CBA storms to title

Brothers sack Gallo seven times in victory over Guilderland

By doing something no one else had managed to do all season, the Christian Brothers Academy football team accomplished something it hadn’t done since classification play began in Section II.

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Cross country: Three times a winner

Lansing adds to her Grout Run trophy case; Van Epps wins boys race

Maryanna Lansing did it again. The Shaker sophomore held off a late charge from Queensbury’s Megan Kellogg to win her third straight Grout Run title Saturday at Schenectady’s Central Park.

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Cross country: Booker repeats as Grout Run champion

Bethlehem places second in the boys and girls standings at Schenectady race

Stephen Booker won his first cross country invitational title at last year’s Grout Run in Schenectady. Now, the Bethlehem senior can claim he’s a repeat champion at an invitational.

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Football: Patriots deal Raiders a damaging loss

Rodriguez leads Schenectady past Colonie in critical Liberty Division showdown

The Colonie football team’s dream of winning the Liberty Division title may have come to an end.

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Boys soccer: Dutch in control

Guilderland opens up four-point lead over Bethlehem in South Division race

Guilderland boys soccer coach Mike Kinnally isn’t ready to declare his team the champions of the Suburban Council South Division just yet, but he likes the position the Dutchmen are in.

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Boys soccer: Garnet Raiders turn their focus on Sectionals

Colonie ends three-game skid with goal outburst against Columbia

Colonie boys soccer coach Mike Trimarchi readily admitted that his team is no longer concerned about winning the Suburban Council South Division title.

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Ghost tours get under way

Three evenings with paranormal society will be added to this year’s program

The Original Albany Ghost Tour isn’t just about telling spooky stories. It’s about giving people a different look at the history of New York state’s capital city.

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Boys soccer: Eagles respond to rare loss with wins

Bethlehem boys beat Niskayuna and Saratoga following OT loss to Ballston Spa

A rare Suburban Council loss riled up the Bethlehem boys soccer team last week.

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Golf: The Earl of Normanside

Winchester wins Super Senior division title at state amateur tournament

Earl Winchester practically grew up on the Normanside Country Club golf course.

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Boys soccer: Coach’s bare feet bring good luck to Blue Bison

Shaker boys soccer is off to a 4-1 start under Fountain

A split-second decision has turned into a superstition for Shaker boys soccer coach Dan Fountain.

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Football: Garnet Raiders rally to win

Colonie scores 22 points in fourth quarter to beat East Syracuse-Minoa

When the Colonie football team found itself trailing East Syracuse-Minoa 13-0 at halftime, it didn’t panic.

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Football: CBA's ground assault prevails over Bethlehem

Three running backs contribute to Brothers' opening night victory

CBA kept coming with running back after running back on its way to a 32-13 victory over Empire Division rival Bethlehem.

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Football: Door is open for Dutch

Led by Gallo, Guilderland aims for Empire Division title

Could this be the year the Guilderland football team has waited for?

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Football: Ready to take charge

Colonie wants Liberty Division title Shaker won last year

The Colonie football team wants at least one thing crosstown rival Shaker had last year — the Liberty Division championship.

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Girls soccer: Repeating won’t be easy for the Lady Dutch

Guilderland faces tough Suburban Council field beginning with Bethlehem

Winning the Section II Class AA girls soccer title was a challenge for Guilderland. Repeating the feat will be another challenge.

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Girls soccer: Progress is incremental with Garnet Raiders

Getting more Colonie girls to play soccer year-round part of Southworth’s plan

When you’re trying to build a program from the ground up, success is measured in incremental steps.

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