With high school winter sports practices underway this week there are four Wasaren teams still playing their respective fall sports, three hoping to capture a state title this weekend.
The Hoosick Falls field hockey team and the Stillwater girls soccer team will play in Class C state semifinals, while the Greenwich girls cross country team will race in the state championships on Saturday as well. The Cambridge-Salem football team plays a Class C state quarterfinal on Friday with a potential state title berth two weeks out.
The Panthers of Hoosick Falls have put together a perfect field hockey season thus far bringing a 20-0 mark into their state semifinal on Saturday in Williamsville. The Falls advanced with a 1-0 win over Pawling last weekend in Class C regional, scoring the game’s lone goal five minutes into the second half off a corner, when Ayla Fuller found the back of the cage to lift the Panthers.
Hoosick Falls has scored 89 goals this season while allowing defensively allowing only five, showcasing their dominance this year.
Their opponent for the 3 p.m. semi is Whitney Point from Section IV. The four time defending state champion Eagles come in at 16-2 on the year having scored 73 goals with sisters Brenna and Leanne Bough scoring nearly half, combining for 35 to lead WP’s attack.
A Panther win on Saturday puts the Falls into the state title game in Williamsville on Sunday.
The Warriors of Stillwater head to Cortland this weekend for their soccer semifinal match with Haldane from Section I at Cortland High School with a 3 p.m. kickoff scheduled.
The Blue Devils come in at 9-8-1 on the year and are ranked #4 in the state.
Stillwater (20-0-1), has been dominant throughout their fall campaign outscoring opponents 120-13, and hold a 30-1 advantage through five playoff games. Five Warriors have scored 10 goals or more with Brooke Pickett leading the way with 47, followed by Teya Staie with 27, Devon Wagner 13, Keelyn Peacock 11 and Kate McEvoy with 10.
If Stillwater, who is ranked number one in the state, can post a Saturday victory they’ll play on Sunday at Cortland High for the Class C title.
The Greenwich girls cross country team heads to Sunken Meadow in Kings Park Long Island for the state championships where they’ll run in the Class C race starting at 10:30.
The Witches, ranked number one in the state in Class C, will run against 10 schools in the race and are led by junior Brynne Wright who finished second just a year ago in the Class D race.
For the Cambridge-Salem football squad they’ll face off with Ogdensburg Free Academy from Section 10 on Friday night in Potsdam. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. in this Class C state quarterfinal.
The Indians (10-0), and ranked #1 in the state, are coming off a 41-17 victory last weekend over Chatham to earn the Section II title. Running backs Tyler Linendoll and Tommy English combined for nearly 400 rushing yards and five touchdowns in that one to lead the Indians.
Ogdensburg (9-1), with a state ranking of #6, got past Saranac 20-7 last Saturday with Hayden Ives scoring on a pick six and a five-yard touchdown run, while quarterback Mesean Johnson tossed a 32 yard scoring strike to pace the Ogdensburg offense.
Four league squads still standing, all looking to cap outstanding fall seasons, with a state championship.