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Rob Jonas

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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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Defending champs open camp

Blue Bison will rely on newcomers for 2013 football season

The Shaker football team opened training camp for the 2013 season with holes to fill on both sides of the ball.

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The countdown begins at BC

Bethlehem soccer teams take to the field for first day of practice

The Bethlehem boys soccer team’s Section II Class AA title defense officially began Monday with the first day of practice.

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Final touches for new stadium

Bob Ford Field upgrades UAlbany’s football and soccer programs

Workers are in the midst of placing the final touches on Bob Ford Field, the new home of the University at Albany’s football and soccer teams.

Colfer leaps into DI coaching post

Colonie Central High School graduate takes the reins at the University at Albany

Caitlin Colfer is making the leap from the NCAA Division III to the Division I level.

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College football: Great Danes start preparing for CAA

A new stadium comes with move to a new conference

A new era in University at Albany football history began with Monday’s first practice.

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Extra inning madness

Anthony Marks’ 10th-inning single gives the Albany Dutchmen their first home playoff win

The Albany Dutchmen’s season ended Sunday, but not before they made some franchise history.

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Pete Rose remains connected to baseball

All-time hits leader visits Guilderland while another PED scandal rocks MLB

Pete Rose has a simple message for any Major League Baseball player who uses steroids.

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Golf: Stasiak passes Fox on final hole for state title

Three out of 146 golfers finish under par at Schuyler Meadows

Victor Fox had the New York State Men's Amateur Golf title in his sights Thursday, but it slipped away on the final hole.

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NYS Amateur: Victor Fox leads after Day 1

Delmar native shoots 4-under-par 68

A couple extra hours of sleep put Victor Fox in the right frame of mind. The Bethlehem Central High School graduate shot a 4-under-par 68 to take the lead on the first day of the New York State Men's Amateur Golf Championships Tuesday at Schuyler Meadows Club.

Back in time

Vintage game brings baseball back to its 19th century roots

Jeff “Kentucky Kid” Jones sat on the Bethlehem Braves bench with a soaked towel over his head, trying to cool off after pitching the top of the fifth inning against the New York Mutuals.

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Meyers makes pro grade

Delmar native is one of two BCHS grads playing for Whitecaps

Robin Meyers is on the cutting edge of professional sports.

Empire State Sports Council brings new games to town

Liberty Games offer a new statewide competition in the Capital District

Anthony Mills and Ken Rechnitzer are doing their part to keep the spirit of statewide amateur competition in New York alive.

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New baseball buddies

Albany Dutchmen help Challenger program end baseball season

The North Colonie Challenger Baseball program closed its season Saturday, June 22, with some help from the Albany Dutchmen.

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Cavottaball changes the game

Fast-paced sport combines elements of basketball and handball

Cavottaball might be the most difficult sport to describe and the most fun to watch. It combines elements of basketball and team handball, but it also adds twists which lead to fast games and intense action.

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Golf: Consistency the key for Jensen

Shaker senior wins state high school title by three strokes

Being consistent paid off in a big way for Davis Jensen. The Shaker High School senior shot a first-round score of 74 and a second-round score of 73 to win the New York State Public High School Athletic Association golf championship June 2 and 3 at Cornell University's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.

Sports poll: Which Delmar/Guilderland sports team had the best spring season?

In this week's poll, we want to know which team had the best spring season. Here are your five choices in the Delmar/Guilderland area.

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Softball: Guilderland gets the jump on Bethlehem

Early runs propel Lady Dutch to Sectional title

The Guilderland-Bethlehem softball rivalry took on an added dimension Friday at Clifton Common.

Softball: Guilderland beats Colonie in Sectional semifinals

Lady Dutch to meet Bethlehem in Friday's Class AA final

Guilderland made both of its hits count in a 4-1 victory over Colonie in Wednesday's Section II Class AA softball semifinals at Veeder Park.

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Baseball: Shaker gets past Guilderland in Class AA semifinals

Blue Bison score all of their runs with two outs

Shaker used a pair of two-out rallies to defeat Guilderland 7-3 in Tuesday's Section II Class AA baseball semifinal game at Joseph Bruno Stadium.

Baseball: Shaker advances to semifinals

Blue Bison push across four runs in sixth inning to beat Schenectady

The Shaker baseball team scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 6-2 victory over Schenectady in the completion of a Section II Class AA quarterfinal game Monday.

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Boys lacrosse: Shen pulls away from Shaker in final

Rogers leads Plainsmen to Class A title

With one big push, the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team took control of Saturday's Section II Class A final. The Plainsmen went on a 9-0 run in the second half to pull away for an 18-10 victory over Shaker at the University at Albany's John Fallon Field.

Softball: Harrigan's heroics lead Guilderland into semis

Three-run homer in sixth inning propels Lady Dutch past Columbia

Mallory Harrigan's three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning helped Guilderland defeat Columbia 7-5 in Friday's Section II Class AA softball quarterfinal game.

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Girls lacrosse: Guilderland claims Class A title in wild game

Shaker coach unhappy with officiating following loss

For the Guilderland girls lacrosse team, Thursday's 15-8 victory over Shaker in the Section II Class A final ended three years of frustration. For Shaker, the frustration may last into next season.

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Boys tennis: Big week for Guilderland

After winning team championship, Dutchmen send two doubles teams to states

Thursday's Section II doubles championship tennis match proved to be a perfect conclusion to a great week for Guilderland.

Boys lacrosse: Another crosstown battle awaits Shaker

Bison eliminate Colonie in quarterfinals; will face CBA in semis

No. 3 Shaker needed a big third quarter to eliminate No. 6 Colonie 9-2 in Tuesday's Section II Class A boys lacrosse quarterfinals.

Boys lacrosse: Guilderland advances to Class A semifinals

Five-goal third quarter is the difference against Saratoga

No. 4 Guilderland advanced to the Section II Class A boys lacrosse semifinals with Tuesday's 9-6 win over No. 5 Saratoga Springs.

Baseball: Queensbury beats Shaker one day before Sectionals

Four-run third inning propels Spartans

Several hours after the Section II baseball playoff seeding meeting at the Boght Baseball Complex, two of the more highly-regarded teams in their respective classes played each other in their final regular season game.

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Boys lacrosse: Third quarter spurt lifts Bethlehem

Eagles use 9-0 run to put away Schenectady in opening round

The Bethlehem boys lacrosse team scored more goals in one quarter than it did in all but two of its 16 regular season games.

Baseball: Shaker shuts out Shen

Blue Bison keep their hopes alive for a share of the North Division title

The battle for Suburban Council North Division supremacy will go to the final regular season game.

Boys lacrosse: Colonie nips Bethlehem in overtime

Mineau's four goals spark Garnet Raiders

The Colonie boys lacrosse team pulled out a 7-6 overtime victory over Bethlehem in Tuesday's Suburban Council South Division game.

Softball: Harrigan leads Guilderland past Mohonasen

Pitcher helps her own cause with three hits

Mallory Harrigan had a big afternoon in the pitcher's circle and at the plate for the Guilderland softball team.

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Boys track: Shaker storms to league title

Pole vaulters, sprinters lead Blue Bison

It was another strong track meet for Shaker's pole vaulters. James Steck, Casey Ogden and Dan Gavin swept the top three places to help the Blue Bison run away with the team title at Friday's Suburban Council Track and Field Championships at Shenendehowa High School.

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Boys track: Duguid, Booker lead Bethlehem at league meet

Bell and Greenberg also earn individual wins

Four Bethlehem boys earned individual wins at Friday's Suburban Council Track and Field Championships at Shenendehowa High School.

Boys lacrosse: Guilderland handles Bethlehem

Balanced attack helps Dutchmen defeat the Eagles

Eight Guilderland players scored goals in Friday's 11-3 Suburban Council boys lacrosse victory over Bethlehem.

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Baseball: Bethlehem bests Guilderland on Coaches vs. Cancer night

DiNapoli home run highlights Eagles victory

The Bethlehem baseball team pulled away for a 5-1 victory over Guilderland in Friday's Coaches vs. Cancer game at Joseph Bruno Stadium.

Softball: Guilderland pulls away from Bethlehem

Tewksbury tosses three-hitter for Lady Dutch

The Guilderland softball team pulled away in the last three innings to defeat Bethlehem 6-2 in Thursday's Suburban Council South Division game.

Boys lacrosse: Guilderland doubles up Columbia

Dyer and Polsinelli combine for nine goals in victory

The Guilderland boys lacrosse team jumped out to a 9-2 halftime lead and cruised to a 12-6 Suburban Council South Division victory over Columbia Wednesday.

Boys lacrosse: Albany Academy hangs on for win

Comber makes 11 saves for Bethlehem in loss

Albany Academy edged Bethlehem 5-4 in Wednesday's non-league boys lacrosse game.

Baseball: Late rally propels Shaker past Lansingburgh

Blue Bison score three runs in bottom of the sixth inning

The Shaker baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out an 8-6 non-league win against Lansingburgh Wednesday.

Baseball: Eagles fly away from Warriors

Bethlehem gets most of its runs early against Averill Park

It didn't take long for the Bethlehem baseball team to get its bats going in a 14-4 Suburban Council South Division victory over Averill Park Tuesday.

Baseball: Ballston Spa stuns Shaker

Six-run sixth inning secures Scotties victory

Jon Mueller pitched a three-hitter to lead Ballston Spa past Shaker 10-1 in Tuesday's Suburban Council North Division baseball game.

Softball: Guilderland edges Columbia

Seventh-inning run propels Lady Dutch to divisional win

Guilderland scored the winning run in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Columbia 3-2 in Tuesday's Suburban Council South Division softball game.

Boys track: Guilderland splits duel meet with Ballston Spa and Shen

The Guilderland boys track and field team had mixed results at Tuesday's Suburban Council duel meet at Ballston Spa.

Boys lacrosse: Shaker pulls away from Bethlehem

A four-goal third quarter breaks open close game

For the second time this season, the Shaker boys lacrosse team needed a big quarter to put Bethlehem away.

Boys lacrosse: Guilderland fends off Burnt Hills

Dyer's five-goal game lifts Dutchmen to sixth straight win

The Guilderland boys lacrosse team extended its winning streak to six games with Monday's 11-8 Suburban Council victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

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