Stillwater Tops Hoosic Valley


It’s been said in sports that it’s difficult to beat the same team three times in a given season.  Somebody forgot to tell the Warriors.

Stillwater scored three goals after the break to open up a close contest and post a 5-1 win over Hoosic Valley in a Section II, Class C semifinal at Mechanicville Monday night.

The Warriors struck first when Brooke Pickett, off a Kate McEvoy find, split the posts at the 19:38 mark for a 1-0 lead.

Hoosic Valley answered four minutes later when Lauren Reed found Sam Lanoue, who found the back of the net with the equalizer at the 23:57 mark.

Pickett gave the lead back to Stillwater with her second of the match with 7:00 remaining in the half,  and the teams headed to the break with the Warriors holding a 2-1 advantage.

After the intermission, Teya Staie converted off a Brooke Pickett find for a 3-1 Warriors lead at the 55:49 mark and les than a minute later it was Kate McEvoy’s turn, finishing off a Keelyn Pickett pass, giving Stillwater control and a 4-1 cushion,

Paige Brinsko rounded out the scoring with the final tally off the match, Kelly Moran picking up the assist.

The Indians of Hoosic Valley wrap up a fine season with a mark of 13-5-1.

With the win Stillwater improves to 19-0-1, and more importantly earn a spot in the Section II final against Schoharie on Wednesday at Mechanicville.

Warriors, Valley Advance


The Section II soccer tournament continued it’s march to the finals on Wednesday and five Wasaren schools were in action trying to extend their playoff runs.

Stillwater 4  Maple Hill 0:  The Warriors took control early, scoring four times before the break in turning back the Hilltoppers in a Class C quarterfinal.

Brooke Pickett scored yet another hat trick, Paige Brinsko added a single goal, and Kiersten Conroy saved two shots to earn the save as Stillwater moves onto a C semifinal in Lansingburgh on Saturday where they’ll face the Indians of Hoosic Valley.  Continue reading

Cambridge-Salem Rolls On


Week eight in the 2018 high school football season brought with it sectional play for the areas elite squads.  In a loaded C classification the Indians of Cambridge-Salem played host to Helderberg Valley on Saturday in a quarterfinal contest with the question on everyone’s mind, can anyone stop the Indians?  Answer?  Not on this day as Cambridge-Salem scored 35 first quarter points in cruising to a 59-6 victory. Continue reading

Soccer Sectional Results


A big Saturday in Sectional soccer action saw Wasaren teams fare well led by Mechanicville who posted wins in both girls and boys matches.


Mechanicville 1  Catskill 0:  After a scoreless first half, Nevaeh D’Alioa, off a Jada Brown find, found the back of the net for the matches only goal lifting the Red Raiders to the win, and a Class B semifinal game on Tuesday against Holy Names in Lansingburgh.


Stillwater 9  Granville 0:  Teya Staie and Brooke Pickett both scored hat tricks, and Keelyn Peacock, Devon Wagner and Gianna Moraci added single goals as the top seeded Class C team in the state moves on to host Maple Hill in a quarterfinal match on Tuesday. Continue reading

Friday Night Football


Five Wasaren schools played football Friday night with two squads facing opponents in Section II quarterfinals while three competed in crossover contests.

Hoosick Falls 18  Lake George/Hadley Luzerne 6:  Trailing 6-0 after the first period, the Panthers shutout the Warriors the rest of the way and notched the come-from-behind win in a Class C quarterfinal.

Jeffrey Vincent ran for 210 yards and caught touchdowns passes of 18 and 38 yards from Panther quarterback Sam Richard, to lead the Falls attack.

With the win the Panthers move to 7-1 on the season and will play in a Class C semifinal next weekend. Continue reading

Soccer Sectional Roundup


The Section II soccer tournament continued play on Thursday for both the girls and boys with seven Wasaren teams in action.


Mechanicville 1  Albany Academy 0:  Jada Brown took a feed from Michalena DePasquale and found the back of the net for the matches only goal, as the Red Raiders advance to round two with the 1-0 “W”.

Savannah Bowie saved nine shots and combined with the Mechanicville defense for the shutout.  Next up for the Raiders is a home match on Saturday with Catskill. Continue reading

Bengals, Raiders Post Sectional Wins


Three Wasaren soccer teams were in action on Wednesday as the Section II tournament ramps up.  In Class B boys, Tamarac and Mechanicville moved on with round one victories, while on the girls side Saratoga Catholic fell in a Class D match to Whitehall.

Tamarac 1  Coxsackie-Athens 0 OT:  In an intensely played match throughout, the Bengals Dylan Briccetti finished a Max Ali cross ten minutes into the first overtime giving Tamarac the round one “W”.

Bengal keeper Tyler Nemjo saved seven shots and combined with the Tamarac defense for the shutout.


Mechanicville 3  Catskill 1:  No other details at this time.


Whitehall 4  Saratoga Catholic o:  The Railroaders scored three first half goals, on their way to the comfortable victory over the Saints in Class D action.

Zoe Eggleston scored a pair, and Jessica Moore and Madison Gould connected for single strikes to lead the Whitehall attack.


Soccer Sectional Results


Four Wasaren boys soccer teams took the field on Tuesday in Class C play-in games and at day’s end three squads seasons came to an end while the Mountaineers of Berlin stayed alive, posting a 1-0 decision over Middleburgh.

Catholic Central 7  Saratoga Catholic 1:  The Crusaders jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the half and cruised to the victory over Saratoga Catholic.

Lucas Kania scored a hat trick to lead Catholic Central, while the Saints Luke Apy scored the lone goal for Spa Catholic with a second half strike.


Meekel Christian Academy 3  Hoosick Falls 0:  Lens Lima with two goals and Dan McCarty with a single strike led Meekel past the Panthers of Hoosick Falls.


Fort Plain 1  Hoosic Valley 0:  No other info at this time

Berlin 1  Middleburgh 0:  No other info at this time