On Tuesday morning I took the ride down Route 40 into Schaghticoke to watch the Hoosic Valley football team work, in an early season practice. Head coach Pete Porcelli, and assistant coaches Andrew Smith, and Dan Madigan put the the 30 players through their paces under a cloudless sky with temperatures in the low 60’s at the start. Continue reading
With five days of official practices in the book, today is a scrimmage Saturday for most of the area football teams. Three, sometimes four or five squads will come together and work against each other in a controlled environment with live action. Continue reading
Despite having 11 days left in the month of August with school’s first day two weeks away, the high school golf season is underway and here’s a look at matches played this week. Continue reading
The Express Weekly Newspaper in Mechanicville is reporting that longtime Mechanicville football coach Kevin Collins is expected to resign on Monday, August 15, to accept an offer to be employed at Greenwich School. A Greenwich native, he will be named to the positions of physical education teacher, Athletic Director, and Assistant Football Coach. Continue reading
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEBCAST SCHEDULE
TAMARAC @ STILLWATER 9/2
TBA @ MECHANICVILLE 9/9
HOOSICK FALLS @ HOOSIC VALLEY 9/10
WARRENSBURG @ CAMBRIDGE 9/17
WATERVLIET @ MECHANICVILLE 9/23
GLENS FALLS @ HOOSIC VALLEY 10/1
STILLWATER @ MECHANICVILLE 10/7
FONDA @ HOOSIC VALLEY 10/8
GREENWICH @ MECHANICVILLE 10/14
LAKE GEORGE @ HOOSIC VALLEY 10/15
This is our tentative schedule at this point and we are looking for businesses that would like to advertise on the broadcasts. If you are an interested business or know of one I’ll be glad to share our advertising packages with you.
Just message me through our facebook page or at Wasaren Sportsnet.
I had the privilege on Sunday to watch the USA Women’s Olympic basketball team play Australia in Madison Square Garden. Sitting five rows from the baseline with my daughter Lindsay, who scored the incredible tickets, we were able to truly appreciate the elite skill and athleticism these women possess. **View a short video clip on the Wasaren Sportsnet facebook page.**
Our first visit to the Garden didn’t disappoint, from the iconic venue itself to watching this great sport being played at the highest level by players such as Taurasi, Griner, Bird, Moore, Delle Donne, Catchings, and Stewart to name a few.
USA was challenged at times but won comfortably with periodic chants of “USA USA” filling the Garden throughout the contest.
They’ll go to Rio riding a 41 game Olympic winning streak and in search of the sixth straight gold medal for the U.S. women in the sport.
A great Sunday watching world class athletes in the world’s most famous arena, with Lindsay Beth. A world class day.
A mid-summer welcome to Spa Catholic and Waterford who join the Wasaren league for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign. I look forward to covering the Saints and Fordians who enter the league with proud athletic histories.
Avon 5 Greenwich 1 Continue reading
Greenwich, a school with a rich baseball tradition will look to add to their diamond history on Saturday when they take on Avon at 1 p.m. in a Class C state semifinal at Conlon Field in Binghamton. Continue reading
Wasaren League All_Stars 2016 Section 2 All-Stars
MVP: CierraCasale, Hoosic Valley, Sr., SS 1. Camille Coyne, Hoosic Valley, Jr, P
- Rachel Hall, Greenwich, Jr, P 3. Sabrina Whitehouse, Greenwich, Jr, OF
First Team Continue reading