Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week


Congratulations to Tamarac’s Emily Erickson, this week’s Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

The junior guard scored 19 points with three triples and a 6-6 effort from the foul line, in a 64-39 victory over Hoosick Falls on Wednesday.

On Friday night in Mechanicville Erickson poured in 26 points including four 3-pointers and a perfect 12-12 from the stripe, leading the Bengals to a 69-55 “W” over the Red Raiders.

Congratulations to Emily, our latest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Tamarac Moves to 5-0


Another name for the foul line in basketball is the “charity stripe”, misnamed because there’s nothing given to any player that steps to the line for shots.  However Friday night in Mechanicville, Tamarac made it appear that free points were handed to anyone wearing a red jersey, shooting a basketball from 15 feet.

The Bengals converted on 23 of 25 attempts from the line, and used that precision to keep a comfortable working margin in their 69-54 defeat of the Red Raiders. Continue reading

Lady Raiders Roll Over Warriors


In a game played Wednesday night, the Mechanicville girls ability to score the ball was on full display as the Red Raiders rolled to a 76-42 victory over neighboring Stillwater.

The Warriors held a 18-16 advantage after the first period, but over the next two quarters Mechanicville put 48 points on the board including a 29 point effort in the second. Continue reading

Basketball Roundup



Hoosic Valley 44  Saratoga Catholic 33

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Renee Serafin 19 points     Emily Peckham 9 points        Saints – Ani Crocker 9 points

Key Stat:  Hoosic Valley held the Saints to single digits in each of the first three periods and put this one away with a 17-11 advantage in the final frame. Continue reading

Boys Basketball; Raiders Top Warriors


The Red Raiders of Mechanicville started fast, leading 14-3 after the first eight minutes, and finished strong with a 15-7 advantage over the final frame in posting a 60-50 victory over the Warriors of Stillwater Tuesday night in Mechanicville.

Kendrick McCann with 16 points and Josh Germaine with 11 led the Raiders who bottomed six 3-pointers in the game, and move to 3-0 on the year with the “W”. Continue reading

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

cambridge pictureCongratulations to Cambridge basketball player Sophie Phillips for being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week, our first selection of the winter season.

In three games last week Phillips scored eight points in a 55-22 win over Hoosick Falls, poured in 25 points in a 61-53 victory over Cooperstown, and dropped 10 points in the championship game of the Delaware Academy Tip-Off Tournament as Cambridge earned the title with a 40-28 decision over the host squad.

Phillips along with Helen Mooney was named to the All Tournament Team.

Congratulations to Sophie, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Cambridge Captures Tourney Championship


The Cambridge girls took to the road over the weekend to play in the Delaware Academy Tip-Off Tournament and they made their return trip home with the championship hardware.

In game one they bested Cooperstown 61-53, outscoring Cooperstown 29-21over the second half in a game that was deadlocked at the break.

Sophie Phillips scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Indians while Grace Snyder added 10 points and Lilly Phillips nine for Cambridge. Continue reading