Mechanicville, Valley Post Wins


On a night with five Wasaren girls squads in action, Hoosic Valley and Mechanicville handled their business earning non-league wins in holiday tourney play.

Mechanicville 71  St. Dominic 53

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Taylor Grayson 19  (5, 3’s)    Charli Goverski 18     Sammy Pasinella 14           St. Dominic – Buanaguro  22      Goldberg 14

Keys:  Leading 29-21 at the break the Red Raiders put 42 points on the board in the second half to pull away from St. Dominic of Long Island.  Mechanicville shot well from distance bottoming nine triples led by Grayson who knocked back five. Continue reading

Roundball Roundup



Mechanicville 45  Columbia 44

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Sammy Pasinella 16    Charli Goverski 9       Columbia – Lily Zwanka 10    Lauren Obermeyer 10

Key Fact:  Mechanicville trailed throughout but used a 15-9 advantage in the final period to earn the come-from-behind “W”.   Continue reading

A Look at the League Races


With the holiday break upon us, the league schedule for Wasaren squads rest’s with many teams playing non-league games this week. While it’s early in the race for the league championship with six weeks of games yet to be played, let’s a take a quick look at how things have gone thus far. Continue reading

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas and in the North Pole

final prep for the big night was taking it’s toll.

Santa and his crew were under the gun

getting gifts ready for Christmas day fun.

“We need a break” said Santa “from the holiday toil and stress

to ensure our package delivery is done with skill and finesse.”

“A game of basketball” thought old St. Nick

“Surely a spirited run will do the trick!”

Yes the big man could shoot it and the elves play good “D”

the reindeer rebound and run, it was something to see.

An opponent that’s worthy was next on the list

“I’ve got it yelled Santa with a shake of his fist.

“A team of all-stars we’ll play from the Wasaren league

their best girls and boys will test us indeed.”

Four quarters of basketball early on Christmas eve

allowed Santa enough time to deliver to those who believe.

The all-stars were stacked with players that could score

Kempf, Erickson, Brophy and more.

Haraden, Holcomb and Sammy P.

Phillips and Mosher shooting the three.

The game was intense, spirited, well played throughout

tied with 10 seconds when Mrs. Claus called timeout.

Mrs. C and Coach Chapko had been dueling all night

drawing up plays, setting things just right.

“We’ll run a downscreen for Chris, Dasher you do the honor

if you don’t have a look Dear go corner to Donor.”

But the Kringle man was open and he bottomed his “J”

and then he and his reindeer ran to his sleigh.

“Thanks for the game” called Santa as he drove out of sight

“And Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

Blazing Five For Boys Basketball


With the Wasaren teams heading into the holiday break I thought it was a good time for our first Blazing Five of the basketball season where we’ll list the top five league players and teams in a variety of categories.  As we all know you can play with statistics and make them say what you’d like, but here are some numbers from the first four weeks of the roundball season.



Hoosick Falls   2-0, 2-2

Greenwich        2-1, 4-3

Tamarac           1-1, 2-1

Stillwater          1-2, 4-2

Mechanicville  1-2, 2-2



Saratoga Catholic  3-0, 5-1

Cambridge              3-1, 4-1

Hoosic Valley         2-2, 2-2

Berlin                       0-3, 1-3

Waterford               0-3, 1-3


Scoring Individual:

Jon Kempf     Hoosick Falls      20.8

Tyler Haraden   Spa Catholic   20.0

Brendan Holcomb   Cambridge  19.4

John Acker  Hoosic Valley          16.5

Brain McNeil  Stillwater             14.8


Scoring Team:

Hoosick Falls    64.3

Spa Catholic      59.7

Berlin                 57.8

Tamarac            55.3

Cambridge        53.6


Three Pointers Individual:

Carson Mosher    Greenwich    17

Tyler Harden     Spa Catholic    15

Cooper Monast    Stillwater       15

John Bassett      Hoosic Valley    11

Jon Kempf         Hoosick Falls     11


Three Pointers Team:

Saratoga Catholic   41

Stillwater                 40

Greenwich               36

Hoosick Falls           26

Cambridge               24


Points Allowed Team:

Hoosic Valley     41.0

Greenwich          47.1

Waterford           48.8

Spa Catholic        49.5

Cambridge           51.0

Girls Basketball; Indians, Bengals Roll


There was a full slate of action for the Wasaren girls on the Wednesday before the holiday break, with just one game decided by less than 10 points.  Tamarac and Cambridge with wins stayed unbeaten in league play while Hoosic Valley, Mechanicville and Waterford posted “W’s” as well.

Tamarac 61  Stillwater 21

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Emily Erickson 18    Renna Poulin 8     Warriors – Peacock 6

Summary:  The Bengals held Stillwater to single numbers in each quarter, led this one 36-11 at the break and cruised the victory. Continue reading

Warriors, Saints Notch Wins


Stillwater 70  Tamarac 32:  The Warriors jumped out to a 21-9 first quarter lead, extended their advantage to 43-17 at the half and cruised to the victory over Tamarac Tuesday night in Stillwater.

Brian McNeil poured in 20 points to lead a trio of Warriors in doubles with James Galarneau scoring 14 points and Cooper Monast adding 10 for Stillwater (1-2, 4-2). Continue reading