Blue Bison run for more than 400 yards in victory
Sept. 28, 2012 may wind up being a special date in Shaker football history.
Tartans force three late turnovers to pull away from Mohonasen
Scotia-Glenville hasn’t had a winning football season since 2002, and it hasn’t had a home playoff game since the sport went to classification play in 2004. Both of those trends are close to ending.
Grable's goal helps Shen pull even with Bethlehem
Shenendehowa and Bethlehem are no closer to determining which is the better Suburban Council boys soccer team than they were before Saturday's showdown.
Griffin's interception seals seven-point win
The Shaker football team needed some late-game heroics to win its fourth game of the season.
Burns leads Lady Dutch past Shen for team title
The Guilderland girls cross country team ended a long drought at the Guilderland Invitational Saturday at Tawasentha Park.
Henning's two points off the bench pace Eagles
Matt Henning might be the fourth striker listed on the Bethlehem soccer team's depth chart, but he played like a top-flight forward Friday.
Four Bison score goals in victory over Ballston Spa
The Shaker boys soccer team gave new coach Dan Fountain his first win at the varsity level.
New executive director learns job as he settles in to unfamiliar territory
Robert Zayas knows about making bold moves.
Kevon Johnson scores go-ahead touchdown, and Jayson Johnson adds defensive stop
Kevon Johnson ran 68 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:10 left in the fourth quarter, and Jayson Johnson sacked quarterback Seamus Kelly in the final 10 seconds to seal the Garnet Raiders’ 34-28 Liberty Division victory at LaSalle Friday.
Willis moves under center for three-time defending Sectional champions
Here is a look at two contenders for this year's Section II Class B football title -- three-time defending champion Schalmont and Reinfurt Division power Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk.
Mohonasen, Scotia-Glenville look to make playoffs out of Southeast Division
Three area football teams have their sights set on winning the Section II Class A title this season. Here is a look at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Mohonasen and Scotia-Glenville.
Change comes to Shen and Colonie, but list of contenders remain the same
There is one name associated with Section II Class AA football that is conspicuous in its absence this season, and that is Brent Steuerwald.
Athletes must be symptom free for 24 hours before they can resume activity
Dangerous hits in professional football and hockey brought attention to the effects of concussions on athletes. Now, New York has a protocol for high school coaches to follow when one of their student-athletes suffers a concussion.
The votes have been tallied, and I can reveal the results of this year’s Spotlight Sports Survey (conveniently conducted online only for the first time).
Dan Barbero's home run leads Twilight League team to top of national heap
One swing of Dan Barbero’s bat made Albany Athletics’ history.
Interest exceeds founder's expectations
When John Guastella decided to start his own triathlon club at the beginning of 2012, he thought he might get 50 people to join in the first year. Less than nine months later, Guastella's Bethlehem Tri Club has approximately 150 members, and it continues to grow.
Young jockey is making a name for herself in first full racing season in Spa City
Rosie Napravnik has taken a liking to Saratoga, and the feeling is mutual. The 24-year-old New Jersey native is one of this summer's most popular jockeys at Saratoga Race Course.
Memory care center uses sports to keep residents active
Audrey Crawford stood at the putting green set up inside the Beacon Pointe Memory Care Center's dining room and carefully lined up her shot. If she sank this putt, she would be the gold medalist.
Special teams errors cost Metro Mallers
Poor special teams play cost the Albany Metro Mallers their first loss of the season. Tyrone Burke's long kickoff return set up Dewayne Gordon's 1-yard touchdown run with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter to give the Syracuse Shock a 32-26 Empire Football League victory over the Metro Mallers Saturday at Christian Brothers Academy.
Five-run fifth inning propels Albany past Cooperstown
Jack Wietlispach had three hits, and Jon Mestas added a three-run homer to lead the Albany Dutchmen (21-24) to an 8-2 victory over the Cooperstown Hawkeyes in Tuesday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Bob Bellizzi Field.
Glens Falls beats Albany in extra innings
Blown chances cost the Albany Dutchmen in their quest to make the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League playoffs.
C.J. Tarver scores twice to lead Mallers past Lackawanna
Christian Brothers Academy has been a good home for the Albany Metro Mallers. The Mallers (3-0) extended their home scoreless streak to eight quarters by beating the Lackawanna Dynasty 37-0 in Saturday night's non-league football game at CBA.
Globetrotter scores 17 points to lead Green team past White team in alumni contest
Tay Fisher stole the show at the first Siena Legends basketball game last Thursday at the Alumni Recreation Center.
Delpopolo, Vashkulat head for London Tuesday
Jason Morris knows what it takes to reach the Olympics. It's not all about ability. It's also about sacrificing time and money to make the most of that ability.
Albany can't get clutch hits in PGCBL loss
The Albany Dutchmen missed an opportunity move up in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League standings.
Campus readies itself for the return of the New York Giants
New York Giants training camp director of operations Kevin Galuski addressed his 50 young interns last Thursday in the bowels of the University at Albany’s Physical Education building.
AAU team features several of the top high school juniors in Section II
Some of the top Section II girls basketball players proved they are among the nation’s best players.
Albany overcomes five errors to edge Glens Falls
The path back to .500 was not an easy one for the Albany Dutchmen. Albany overcame five errors and a late Glens Falls rally to beat the Golden Eagles 6-5 in Saturday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Bob Bellizzi Field.
Three Albany Starfish travel west to watch the Olympic trials and participate in clinics
Caroline McGraw and Emma Griffith got to see some of their swimming heroes up close.
Defending EFL champions beat Glens Falls at new home
The Albany Metro Mallers have moved to the suburbs. After playing the majority of their 40 seasons at Albany’s Bleecker Stadium, the Mallers began their 2012 Empire Football League campaign Saturday by beating the Glens Falls Greenjackets 21-0 at their new home – Christian Brothers Academy in Colonie.
Annual event draws competitors from near and far
Pat Sommo has an intimate knowledge of the Pine Bush Triathlon's bicycle course. The 11.5-mile portion of the Albany-to-Guilderland triathlon passes right by Sommo's house, which provides incentive for the 44-year-old to compete.
Dutchmen take advantage of Glens Falls miscues to pull out win
Strong starting pitching has moved Albany back to the .500 mark in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
Five town residents place at Canadian National Handball Championships
The center of Bethlehem might be the heart of the Capital District handball scene. Five Delmar residents traveled to Montreal last month and placed at the Canadian National Handball Championships.
Jimmer Fredette returns to inspire new generation of basketball players
One year ago, Jimmer Fredette was walking on stage at Madison Square Garden as the No. 10 pick in the NBA Draft. Thursday, the Glens Falls native and Sacramento Kings guard was standing in the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center talking to the next generation of basketball players.
Delmar resident manages Albany Tennis Center and its unique courts
Larry Yakubowski is running a hidden gem in the Capital District.
Delpopolo, Vashkulat qualify for United States Olympic judo team
Nick Delpopolo and Kyle Vashkulat competed at last Saturday’s Morris Cup judo tournament at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School with something greater in the back of their minds: an Olympic medal.
Silver Warriors control second half against Shen
Ball control proved to be the difference between Niskayuna and Shenendehowa in Saturday's Section II Class A boys lacrosse final.
Matt Mender makes 15 saves in Class C final
Matt Mender slammed the door shut on the Scotia-Glenville boys lacrosse team.
Senior tosses two-hitter to lead Dutchmen into semifinals
It wasn't a vintage pitching performance by Dylan Collett, but he got the job done. Collett pitched a two-hitter to lead No. 3 Guilderland past No. 6 Shaker 6-1 in Thursday's Section II Class AA quarterfinal baseball game.
Sabres enter Class B playoffs as No. 2 seed
If last Saturday’s game against Voorheesville is any indication, the Schalmont baseball team is ready for the Section II playoffs.
Silver Warriors rally from three-goal deficit to edge Shen
Matt Sexton waited patiently behind the Shenendehowa goal to find a teammate to pass the ball to. When no one was open, Sexton took matters into his own hands.
Capital District Youth Rugby League gives area teens a chance to play unique sport
The Capital District Youth Rugby League is in its fifth year of operation, and clubs such as the Malta-based Saratoga Mustangs and the Scotia-based Schenectady Chargers are introducing the sport to high school-age athletes, both boys and girls.
Second-quarter spurt gives Plainsmen needed cushion
When you win the battle for the ball, you win the game. The Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team applied that concept to Saturday's 12-7 Suburban Council victory at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
Colonie natives compete in Pro Squash Tour's Albany Open
There is a difference between being the best squash player in the Capital District and being the best squash player in the world.
There are differences between the two indoor sports
For those of you who think that squash and racquetball are one in the same, Steve Kuzman would like you to know that there are some differences between the two indoor sports.
Bryans claims third women's division title in last four years
Rookie Eric Macknight had his sights set on setting a new course record at Sunday's Delmar Dash.
Late run helps Spartans pull away from Blue Bison
Just when Shaker thought it had the momentum, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake took it right back.
Several contenders aim for division titles
The Suburban Council had a baseball season unlike any other in 2011. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won the state Class A title, and Shaker came within one run of winning the Class AA crown.
2-year-old program moves to the varsity ranks in 2012
Saturday, March 31, was a red letter day for the fledgling Voorheesville boys lacrosse program.
Plainsmen seek third straight Class A title with mostly new lineup
Don’t call it a rebuilding year. That’s the message from Shenendehowa boys lacrosse coach Chuck Holohan as he prepares his team for next Tuesday’s Suburban Council opener at Niskayuna.