Cambridge-Salem Football Preview


As fall creeps ever closer we all anticipate what is sure to come over the next few weeks. The day’s grow shorter, apples will be picked and none of us can find the scraper the first morning there’s frost on the windshield.  One more thing we’ve come expect, Cambridge will win football games almost every weekend and compete for sectional, if not state championships.

Last season after years of dominating the Class D ranks, the Indians moved up to the C classification and never missed a beat going 10-1, with a Section II title and a state quarterfinal appearance.

While graduation in June took many key players with it, head coach Doug Luke certainly has a nice selection from which to fill the void. Continue reading

Stillwater Warriors Football Preview

stillwater warriorThe Stillwater Warriors coming off an excellent 2018 season where they compiled a 7-2 mark, will look to build on that this fall and will do so with a talented and experienced roster.

When head coach Ian Godfrey was asked about team leadership he responded simply, “The senior class.”  He does so with good reason.

Three of those seniors in quarterback James Galarneau, and running backs Mason Seymour and Luc Lescault lead an explosive, offensive attack that can score in bunches. Continue reading

Schuylerville Tops Mechanicville


The Red Raiders of Mechanicville hosted Schuylerville on Friday in the boys soccer, season-opener for both schools that ended with the Black Horses prevailing 1-0 in a close match throughout.

The two squads battled through a scoreless first half  with the deciding goal coming at the 9:45 mark of the second on an Ian Winchell tally off a Zach Saddlemore find, giving Schuylerville all the offense they would need to notch the road victory.

Black Horse keeper Brady Eugair saved 12 shots and combined with the Schuylerville defense to post the shutout.

Keeper Zach White turned back ten shots for the Red Raiders.

Friday Roundup

While the Wasaren golf season wraps up it’s second week of play, the leagues soccer squads have begun their 2019 campaign with the girls and boys of Stillwater opening in impressive fashion.

Stillwater 2  Queensbury 1 OT:  A remarkable sidebar from the 2018 championship season for the Stillwater girls was the fact that never once trailed.  Yesterday in the championship match of the Meehan Invitational in Stillwater, a Brigid Duffy goal for the Spartans in the 56th minute put the Warriors on the wrong side of a 1-0 game.

Stillwater responded in kind, drawing even in the 65th minute on a PK by Teya Staie, and notching the win on a Paige Brinsko header in the second overtime, to turn back the Class A Spartans and win their season-opening tournament.

The Warriors move to 2-0 on the year and push their unbeaten streak to 25 games, a streak that will be tested the next time out when Stillwater will face AA opponent Colonie.


Stillwater 3  Doane Stuart 0:  A pair of goals from Grant Baker and a single strike by Issac Curtis led the Warriors to the “W” in the championship game of the Meehan Invitational on Thursday.

Tim Buchal with four saves combined with the Stillwater defense to earn the shutout as the Warriors improve to 2-0 on the young season.


Greenwich 8  Glen Falls 1: The Witches jumped out to a 5-1 lead at the break and cruised to the season-opening victory at Greenwich on Thursday.

The Witches Tess Merrill and Faith Ingber both tallied hat tricks with Cate Abate and Kiara Vasquez finding the range as well to lead the impressive Greenwich attack.


Hoosic Valley 5  Mechanicville 0:  Oliver Eckler fired the low round of 44 to lead the Indians to the sweep of Mechanicville in action at the Mechanicville Golf Club on Thursday.

The Valley’s Nolan Rafferty, Mitchel Jones, Brandon Watkins, and Brett Pruso all posted wins in their one on one matchups.


Hoosick Falls 5  Waterford 0:  In a match played at the Hoosick Falls Country Club, Ryan Bloomer torched the course, carding a 31 and showing the way in the Panthers shutout victory over the Fordians.

Mat Smith, Miles Smith, Alison Hathaway and Brady Hathaway all joined Bloomer in the winner’s circle for the Falls who improve to 5-0 with the “W”.


Cambridge 3  Stillwater 1:  Ben Epler, James Toleman and Lydia Fronhofer all notched wins for the Indians with Epler’s 43 claiming medalist honors, in action at the Saratoga Lake Golf Club on Thursday.

Logan Pickett won the Stillwater point with a victory in flight three.

Soccer Results; Warriors Win a Pair


A year ago the Stillwater girls calling card was a high powered attack that fueled the Warriors run to a state championship. On the turf yesterday in Stillwater it appears very little has changed.

Stillwater opened their season in style with their offensive prowess on full display shredding Schenectady 11-0.

Four Warriors scored multiple goals led by Broke Pickett’s four goal effort.  Paige Brinsko, Teya Staie and Kylee Peacock all added a pair of scores with Devon Wagner’s goal rounding out the Stillwater scoring.

Stillwater keeper Kiersten Conroy saved three shots to earn the shutout, while her counterpart Nicollette Gauf turned back 14 Stillwater shots.


On the boys side of things the result was much the same in an 11-1 defeat of Bolton/Warrensburg, that saw four Warriors score and seven different players pick up assists.

Grant Baker led the Stillwater assault with four goals, with Jack Rubenstein adding three, and Harry Rubenstein and Issac Cutler both finding the range twice to round out the Warrior’s attack.

Dante Corrireau scored the visitors lone goal on a second half strike.

Wasaren Golf Results


Tamarac 5  Waterford 0:  Will Ashley’s low round of 42 led the Bengals to the sweep in action at Fairways of Waterford on Wednesday.

Zack Krill, Michael Jacques, Colby Phillips and Nate Krill all posted individual wins for Tamarac who moves to 3-2 on the year with the win.


Saratoga Catholic 3 1/2  Cambridge 1 1/2:  The Indians Ben Epler fired a two-under par 36 to lead the field, but Spa Catholic won flights 3-5 and split in flight two to notch the match “W”.

Dillion Mulholland, Ronan Loftus-Graney and Ryan McCarroll all won matches for the Saints while Cambridge’s James Toleman and Spa’s Will Fizer split the point in the second flight.

Hoosick Falls 4 1/2  Hoosic Valley 1/2:  The Falls posted wins in the first four flights led by Mat Smith’s round of 37, as the Panthers earned the victory over the Valley at the Battenkill Country Club on Wednesday.

Ryan Bloomer, Miles Smith and Allison Hathaway all joined Mat Smith in the winner’s circle for the Falls with Brady Hathaway and the Valley’s Brett Pruso playing to a tie in the fifth flight.

Hoosick Falls improves to 4-0 with the win while Hoosic Valley absorbs their first loss of the season and moving to 4-1.

Hoosick Falls, Mechanicville Notch Golf Wins


Mechanicville 3 1/2  Cambridge 1 1/2:  In action at the Mechanicville Golf Course on Tuesday, Cambridge’s Ben Epler carded the low round of 41 but the Red Raiders posted wins in flights 3, 4 and 5 to earn the match “W”.

Andrew Sgambati, John Breen and Jack Salvadore all won individual matches for the Raiders, while in flight three Mechanicville’s Joey Manzer and Cambridge’s James Toleman split the point.


Hoosick Falls 4  Greenwich 1:  Matt Smith made things look easy, putting together a round of 32 in leading the Panthers past Greenwich on Tuesday at the Hoosick Falls Country Club.

Ryan Bloomer Miles Smith and Alison Hardaway all added wins for the Falls, while Bradley Brophy claimed the Greenwich point with a win in flight five.


Tamarac 4  Stillwater 0:  Will Ashley, Zack Krill, Colby Phelps and Nate Krill all posted wins for the Bengals in the sweep over Stillwater.

Ashley’s round of 42 was the low score on the day as Tamarac with the win even’s their mark at 2-2 on the season.


Hoosic Valley 3 1/2  Greenwich 2 1/2:  The Valley’s Mitchel Jones and Brett Pruso earned wins in flights two and five, while the Witches countered with flight one and four victories by Jake Owens and Bradley Brophy in a close match at the Battenkill.

In flight three the Witches Patrick McFee and the Indians Nolan Rafferty split the point, with the low score of the morning belonging to Owens and his round of 39.


Wasaren Golf


Hoosic Valley 4  Cambridge 1:  Cambridge’s Ben Epler fired a 41 for the low round of the match, but that was the only point the Indians from the north would get as the Valley swept flights 2-5 to earn the match win.

Oliver Eckler, Mitchel Jones, Brandon Watkins and Nick Marpe all notched points for Hoosic Valley who with the win improve to 2-0 on the young season.


Waterford 4  Stillwater 1:  In a match played at Fairways of Halfmoon, Dominick Pontore carded a 53 to capture medalist honors and lead the Fordians to the win.

Aaron Lyons and Christian Weatherby also added points helping Waterford gain the “W” in their season-opener.


Hoosick Falls 5  Cambridge 0:  Ryan Bloomers round of 36 led the way for the Panthers as they swept the Indians in action at the Hoosick Falls Country Club.

Matt Smith, Miles Smith, Alison Hathaway and Brady Hathaway all found their way to the winners circle with individual wins as the Falls moves to 2-0 on the year.


Spa Catholic 3 1/2  Tamarac 2 1/2:  Despite the Bengals winning flights one and two including Will Ashley’s low score of 39, Saratoga Catholic prevailed in a close match played at Frear Park in Troy.

Dylan Murphy and Ryan McCarroll posted wins for the Saints and in flight three the Bengals Nate Krill and the Saints Ronan Graney split the point as Spa Catholic improves to 2-1 with the “W”, while Tamarac with the loss goes to 1-2 on the year.

Golf Results


Hoosic Valley 3 1/2  Saratoga Catholic 1 1/2:  Saratoga Catholic’s Dylan Mulholland claimed medalist honors but Hoosic Valley with wins in flights one, four and five earned the match “W”.

Nolan Rafferty, Mitchel Jones and Nick Marpe won individual matches for the Valley, while Will Fizer prevailed in the second flight for the Saints.


Saratoga Catholic 5  Stillwater 0:  Dylan Mulholland fired the low round of 48, leading the Saints to the sweep of Stillwater in a match played at Saratoga State Park.

Jack Constanino, Will Fizer, Ronan Loftus -Graney and Ryan McCarroll all joined Mulholland in the winner’s circle for Spa Catholic who evens their mark at 1-1 with the win.

Bengals Top Mechanicville


Tamarac 4  Mechanicville 1:  In  match played at the Mechanicville Golf Course on Friday the visitors from Clum’s Corners found the nine hole layout to their liking. Led by Will Ashley’s medalist round of 41, the Bengals swept the top four flights and notched their first win of the young season.

Michael Jacques, Zach Krill and Colby Phelps all won their individual matches, while Mechanicville’s Jack Salvadore earned the Raider point with a “W” in the flight five.

Just two days into the golf season both teams own identical 1-1 marks.