Mechanicville Bowling Team Earns Title


The Mechanicville boys bowling team recently clinched the regular season championship in the Colonial Council topping Lansingburgh, Schalmont, Ravena and others to earn the title.

Sophomore Jacob LaFountain finished the season with the second highest league average at 221.7, and teammate, junior Josh Kalwasinski finished in the top 10 as well with a 214 average.

Congratulations to the Red Raiders on an outstanding regular season.

Falls Girls, Spa Boys Post Wins


It was a light Wednesday of basketball for the teams of the Wasaren but at night’s end the Hoosick Falls girls and Saratoga Catholic boys both came away with “W’s”.

Hoosick Falls 55  Hoosic Valley 41

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Logan Thayne 19 / 12 rebounds      Noreen McAuliffe 11      Valley – Emaleigh Peckham 13     Alex Rifenburg 11 / 14 rebounds

Key Points:  The Valley led 10-6 after one and 21-18 at the break, but the Falls outscored the visitors 37-20 the rest of the way highlighted by a 22 point fourth period, and notched the win improving to 6-3 in league play.


Saratoga Catholic 66  Argyle 54

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Sean Englert 21     Terel Tillman 14     Aiden Dagostino 12     Ben Scammell 11       Scots – Peyton Lufkin 19     Andrew Facin 12

Key Points:  The Saints put four players in doubles, and used a 22-15 advantage in the final period to pull away and avenge an early season defeat to the Scots.


New Lebanon 60  Berlin 49

Leading Scorers:  New Leb – Brandon Caul 20      Clayton Erickson 18     Quinnton Dengler 12       Mountaineers – Ryan Willis 23     Tyler Kellar 14

Key Points:  Berlin knocked down nine triples on the night but it wasn’t enough as New Lebanon, leading 29-25 at halftime, used a 20-8 third period to take control on their way to the non-league victory.

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week


Congratulations to Hoosick Falls’ Jonathan Kempf on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Monday Kempf scored 19 points including three triples in a 71-47 win over Saratoga Catholic and the next night versus Hoosic Valley the Panther sophomore poured in 24 points including 7 of 8 from the foul line in a 90-47 victory over the Indians.

To close the week Jonathan netted 18 points in 69-48 “W” over the Warriors of Stillwater.

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




Boys Basketball Blazing Five




Hoosick Falls          8-0, 8-4

Greenwich              8-1, 10-5

Mechanicville          3-3, 6-4

Stillwater                2-5, 8-5

Tamarac                  1-5, 3-6



Saratoga Catholic    8-0, 12-1

Cambridge               4-3, 7-4

Hoosic Valley           2-6, 3-9

Berlin                      1-6, 3-8

Waterford                0-6, 2-6


Scoring / Individual

Ryan Willis              Berlin               24.2

Tyler Haraden         Spa Catholic     20.3

Jon Kempf                Hoosick Falls   19.8

Brenden Holcomb    Cambridge       19.4

Evan McCart             Hoosick Falls   16.3


Scoring / Team

Hoosick Falls          68.9

Spa Catholic           63.8

Tamarac                 62.3

Mechanicville          56.7

Berlin                      55.3


Made 3-Pointers / Individual

Tyler Haraden      Spa Catholic      36

Cooper Monast     Stillwater           33

Jon Kempf            Hoosick Falls     29

Carson Mosher      Greenwich        28

Tyler Kellar           Berlin                27


Made 3-Pointers / Team

Hoosick Falls       81

Spa Catholic        80

Greenwich           76

Stillwater             75

Berlin                   72


Points Allowed

Greenwich           48.9

Mechanicville       50.0

Stillwater             51.0

Spa Catholic         51.2

Hoosick Falls        55.3





Girls Basketball Blazing Five




Cambridge         10-0, 13-0

Hoosic Valley      6-2,  8-3

Waterford           2-7,  5-9

Spa Catholic        0-7,  1-9

Berlin                  0-7,  0-10



Tamarac             7-1, 10-2

Hoosick Falls       5-3, 6-7

Mechanicville      6-4, 9-4

Stillwater            4-6, 5-8

Greenwich          2-6, 6-6


Scoring / Individual

Logan Thayne         Hoosick Falls     21.1

Emily Erickson        Tamarac            16.3

Molly Brophy           Greenwich         16.0

Sammy Pasinella     Mechanicville     15.7

Sophie Phillips         Cambridge         15.7


Scoring / Team

Cambridge          62.3

Mechanicville      59.3

Tamarac              57.8

Greenwich           50.9

Hoosick Falls       46.9


Made 3-Pointers / Individual

Sophie Phillips        Cambridge         32

Taylor Grayson       Mechanicville     29

Sammy Pasinella    Mechanicville     19

Charli Goverski       Mechanicville     19

Bridey Nolan           Cambridge         17

Logan Thayne         Hoosick Falls      17


Points Allowed

Cambridge          32.2

Hoosic Valley      33.0

Tamarac              32.3

Mechanicville      44.8

Stillwater            46.8


Cambridge Bests Mechanicville, Moves to 14-0


Cambridge traveled to Mechanicville on Saturday for an afternoon matchup with a Red Raider squad fully capable of handing the Indians their first loss of the year.  Didn’t happen.

The Indians outscored the Raiders 36-20 over the middle two periods on their way to a 55-42 decision and their 14th win this season.

In a game tied after eight minutes of play, Cambridge used a 17-8 advantage in the second period to take a 26-17 lead into the break and backed that with a 19-12 third quarter to take control.

The Indians helped themselves from the foul line converting on 18 of 24 while the Raiders attempted just seven from the stripe, cashing in on six.

A trio of freshman led the Cambridge attack with Lily Phillips scoring 15 points, including 11 of 12 from the stripe, her twin sister Sophie adding 13 points, and Fiona Mooney netting 12 points in the victory.

Taylor Grayson with 10 points showed that way for Mechanicville who with the loss slip to 6-4, 9-4 on the year.

In other girls action Saratoga Catholic used a 19-1 second period to fuel a 43-18 victory over Berlin. Continue reading

Friday Night Roundup



Greenwich 64  Tamarac 57

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Carson Mosher 21     Josh James 13     Ellis Pemrick 10     John Walsh 10      Bengals – Jacob Defreest 21     Jack Mulligan 15

Key Points:  Greenwich put 40 points on the board in the first half, knocked down 15 of 20 free throws and posted their eighth league win in nine outings. Continue reading

Cambridge Rolls Past Greenwich


The Cambridge girls have done many things well this basketball season on both sides  of the ball.  Turn teams over defensively, rebound and obviously score the ball with deep shooting prowess, but the most consistent thing the Indians have done thus far is put a number in the win column at game’s end.

Twelve times the ball’s gone up for Cambridge this year, and at the end of the run they’ve walked off with a “W” the last coming Thursday night in a 67-41 decision over Greenwich. Continue reading

Raiders Post Dominant “W” Over Fordians


While the girls from Cambridge and Tamarac have led the way thus far in the Wasaren, the Red Raiders of Mechanicville are a squad that can play with anyone.  An athletic team with a number of legitimate scorers, the Raider can hurt opponents with transition buckets at the rim or knock down triples from behind the arc.

Mechanicville’s offensive prowess was on display Wednesday night in rolling over Waterford 72-30. Continue reading