Wasaren Volleyball All-Stars

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MVP:  Gabriella Cellucci      Tamarac     Sr.   OH

First Team

Giuliana DiCarlo        Tamarac             Sr.   S

Kaitlin Coleman         Mechanicville   Sr.   S

Shannon Brown         Hoosic Valley    Sr.   S

Adrianna Roarke        Cambridge        Sr.   S

Haley Russell               Waterford         Sr.   S

Catrina Murphy           Tamarac            Jr.   MH

Lyndsay Robens          Mechanicville   Sr.   MH

Eden Bailey                  Cambridge         Sr.   OH

 

Second Team

Kerianne Bugbee         Tamarac            Sr.   MH

Alivia Wood                  Mechanicville   Sr.   OH

Emaleigh Peckham      Hoosic Valley    Jr.   MH

Olivia Smith                   Hoosic Valley   Sr.   OH

Alice Roosevelt              Cambridge        Sr.   MH

Grace O’Reilly                Spa Catholic      Sr.   OH

Kyleigh Frank                Stillwater           Sr.   MH

Ayden Richard               Waterford         Sr.   MH

 

Honorable Mention

Tamarac:  Melissa Washock

Spa Catholic:  Allison Motler

Hoosic Valley:  Rachael Gregg  Katelyn St.Gelais

Cambridge:  Katie Simon  Maria Teal

Mechanicville:  Erin Salvadore

Waterford:  Skylar Kennedy

Stillwater Rolls on to the Final Four

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The Maroon and White train, better known as the Stillwater girls soccer team continued it’s roll down the tracks on Saturday, posting a 4-0 victory over Ausable Valley in a Class C state quarterfinal, setting up it’s final destination of the season as the Warriors will take the familiar trip to Cortland next weekend to compete in the girls soccer state final four.

On Saturday the Warriors opened the scoring with a first half goal when Teya Staie finished a Keelyn Peacock find giving Stillwater a 1-0 advantage they would take into the halftime break.

In the second half the Warriors opened things up starting with a Kate McEvoy scoring strike off a Paige Brinsko feed, followed by a pair of Brooke Pickett goals off assists from Devon Wagner and Staie as Stillwater punched their ticket to a third straight state semifinal appearance.

Stillwater keeper Kiersten Conroy saved two shots and combined with the Warrior defense for the shutout, their second in the past last three outings.

With the win the defending state champion Warriors move to 20-0-2 on the year and will head west to Cortland High School on Saturday to face Marion High School of Section V in a Class C seminal at 12:30 p.m.

 

Stillwater Earns the Class C Crown

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The Section II Class C Super Bowl brought together a pair of teams in Cambridge-Salem and Stillwater that boasted dominant rushing attacks which routinely chewed up yardage while putting plenty of points on the board.  Friday night in Lansingburgh both squads leaned on their respective ground games, and as expected, both units moved the football up and down the Burgh turf, with the two teams ending the game, nearly even in total yards.

The difference on this night was the Stillwater red zone defense, as the Warriors refused the Indians points on five trips deep into Stillwater territory fueling the 21-0 victory over Cambridge-Salem to earn the C crown.

After a scoreless first period Stillwater drew first blood on a Luc Lescault 3-yard touchdown run and with the point after the Warriors took the 7-0 lead with 9:08 remaining in the half.

On the ensuing possession, the Indians Kaedin Ogilvie broke off a 50-yard run to the Stillwater goal line but fumbled with the ball going through the back of the end zone for a Warrior touchback.

Stillwater quickly cashed the turnover in for points, when Mason Seymour galloped 69 yards for the touchdown and the Warriors held a 14-0 advantage at the 4:52 mark of the quarter.

In the final minute of the half Cambridge-Salem moved the ball inside the Stillwater 5-yard line on a Jacob Ruggles to Phil Mazzucco pass play. With only :06 remaining the Indians had time for just two plays, both turned back by the Stillwater “D”.

In the third Cambridge-Salem mounted yet another drive that moved the ball inside the Stillwater 5, but again the Warrior defense stoned the Indians stopping C-S on downs.

From there, Stillwater put together a drive of their own that ended with a 9-yard scoring run by Seymour with 9:06 remaining, giving the Warriors complete control.

On Cambridge-Salem’s final drive, the theme on the contest played out as the Indians moved the ball to the Stillwater 9 but again were stopped, this time by a Seymour interception preserving the shutout, and more importantly sealing the championship “W” for the Warriors.

Ogilvie finished the night with 130 yards on 16 carries to pace Cambridge-Salem who finishing another outstanding campaign with an 8-2 mark.

Seymour with 153 yards on 20 carries and Warriors quarterback James Galarneau with 109 yards on 22 totes led the attack for Stillwater who moves to 10-0 on the season, and advancesto regional play next weekend.

 

Warriors Earn Class C Title

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Wednesday in Mechanicville, it was just another day at the office for the Stillwater girls soccer team.  The Warriors, who have dominated opponents for the better part of three seasons posted a 6-2 “W” over Voorheesville in the Class C championship game and the decision was never in doubt.

Stillwater, on a pair of Brooke Pickett goals and a single tally from Keelyn Peacock, took a 3-0 advantage into the break.

The Warriors added the first two scores of the second half to their cushion, on scoring strikes from Devon Wagner and Lily Tanner and cruised from there.

Voorheesville avoided the shutout with second half  tallies from Jenny Bogart and Amanda Gillenwater, while Pickett added her third goal of the match to round out the scoring.

With the win Stillwater improves to 18-0-2 on the year, and the defending state champion Warriors move onto regional play, continuing their quest for back to back state titles.

Greenwich and Berlin Girls Earn Cross Country Titles

In the Section II Cross Country Championships on Monday at Saratoga Spa State Park, a pair of Wasaren schools won titles with the Greenwich girls capturing the Class C crown and the Berlin girls winning in Class D.

The Witches Brynn Wright won her fifth straight individual title leading Greenwich to their 16th straight sectional championship.

Wright posted a time of 17:46 over the 3.04 mile course leading five Greenwich scorers that finished in the top seven for a team total of 20 points, well in front of second place Greenville with 84 points.

Quinn Collins ( 18:51),  Brooke Wright (18:57),  Teagan Wright (19:22), and Emily Skiff (19:38) rounded out the Greenwich top five as the as the defending state champion Witches advance to the state meet in Plattsburgh on November 16th where they’ll look to repeat in Class C.

In Class D Berlin with 60 points claimed the top spot, edging Mayfield with 67 points and Lake George with 90.

Elsie Corbett was the first Mountaineer to cross, running to a fifth place finish in a time of 19:51 in leading Berlin to the win.

Hoosic Valley’s Lily Czub qualified for the state meet finishing third in the Class D race with a time  of 19:07.

Stillwater Moves on to the Finals

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Stillwater took a slim 1-0 lead into halftime, but came out of the break with a pair of early scoring strikes to take control, on their way to the Class C semifinal victory over Lake George in Mechanicville on Monday night.

Eight minutes into the contest the Warriors Brooke Pickett found the back of the net with her 200th career goal giving Stillwater the 1-0 advantage which they took into the break.

Just 3:53 into the second half Devon Wagner found the range, finishing a Keelyn Peacock cross for the 2-0 lead, and five minutes later Pickett tallied for the second time and the 3-0 cushion, ending any thoughts of a Lake George upset on this day.

Peacock added a pair goals late, and the Stillwater “D” and Warrior keeper Kiersten Conroy (12 saves), combined for the shutout, just the second time this season that Lake George was kept off the board.

The win, for the defending state champions, sends Stillwater (18-0-2) to the Class C title game on Wednesday in Mechanicville where they’ll face Voorheesville in a 6:30 start.

Volleyball Sectionals

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With all Section II tournaments moving closer to crowning classification champions, the girls volleyball tournament will play it’s semifinal matches on Tuesday with the Bengals of Tamarac very much in the mix.

In the opening round of the Class C tournament, while #2 Tamarac received a bye, #12 Hoosic Valley and # 7 Mechanicville drew first round opponents, and both squads posted straight set”W’s” to advance, with the Valley eliminating #5 Greenville and the Raiders turning back #10 Chatham.

In the quarterfinals Hoosic Valley fell 3-2 to the Blackbirds of Voorheesville, and in an all-Wasaren match, Tamarac slipped past Mechanicville 3-2.

In a pair of semifinal matches on Tuesday, with the top four seeds having all advanced, it plays out in Gloversville with #1 Lake George vs. #4 Voorheesville at 5 p.m. and #2 Tamarac taking on #3 Fonda in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

The Class C championship match is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. at Saratoga High School.

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

stillwater warriorCongratulations to Stillwater football player James Galarneau on being named the Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Friday night in Stillwater the Warrior quarterback rushed for 158 yards on 28 carries, scored three touchdowns and threw for a two-point conversion in Stillwater’s 35-21 class C semifinal victory over Greenwich.

In three sectional games Galarneau has 542 rushing yards on 53 carries with nine touchdowns for the 9-0 Warriors.

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

Weekend Sectional Results

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Stillwater 35  Greenwich 21:  In a game tied 21 all at the half, the Stillwater defense took center stage after the break, throwing a second half shutout, and a pair of third period touchdowns by the Warriors proved more than enough for the Stillwater victory in a Class C semifinal in Stillwater on Friday night.

Offense looked to be the theme of the night in the first period with the two teams combining for 27 points.

Greenwich needed just two plays to get on the board, a 50-yard run by sophomore quarterback Jesse Kuzmich, followed by a 14-yard touchdown run by Chris Albrecht gave the Witches a 6-0 lead while fans were still settling in.

Stillwater answered with scoring runs by running back Mason Seymour, and quarterback James Galarneau to jump in front at 14-6.

A Luke Pemrick touchdown run drew the Witches to within a point at 14-13 at the end of one.

Seymour opened the scoring in the second stanza with a 5-yard touchdown tote giving Stillwater a 21-13 lead, but before the break Kuzmich found Pemrick on a slant pass that went for a 62-yard touchdown and with a Kuzmich run for the two-point conversion the game was knotted at 21-21 with 1:57 remaining in the half.

In the third Galarneau scored on a pair of TD runs, the second coming at the end of an 11 play 71-yard scoring drive giving the Warriors a 35-21 advantage, and the Stillwater “D” closed things out sending the Warriors on to the championship game with Cambridge-Salem on Friday night in Lansingburgh.

 

Cambridge-Salem 41  Tamarac 21: In a one-score game at the halftime break, Cambridge-Salem used a pair of third quarter  scores to take control, on their way to the Class C semifinal “W” in Cambridge on Saturday afternoon.

The Indians held a 7-0 lead after the first on a Kaedin Ogilivie touchdown run, leading to a second period with plenty of points.

A 5-yard TD run by Jonah Rescott pulled Tamarac even at 7-7 early in the quarter.

The Indians responded with scoring runs by Hunter Day and Gabe Scambettera to take a 21-7 lead, before the Bengals trimmed the cushion to 21-14 when Tristan Nemjo found Jack Mayes with an 18-yard scoring strike.

Cambridge-Salem scored the only points of the third period, those coming on touchdown runs by Ogilvie and Day giving the Indians a 35-14 advantage after three.

In the fourth Tamarac drew closer in a 13-yard scoring connection from Nemjo to Rescott, but an 84-yard kickoff return by  Scambettera wrapped up the victory, punching the Indians ticket to the sectional final with Stillwater on Friday.

Crossover Games

Hoosic Valley 28  Canajoharie 18:  Holding a slim 14-12 lead after three periods the Valley used a pair of Gavin Giordano touchdown runs in the final quarter to post the victory over Canajoharie.

Giordano finished with 131 yards rushing on 21 carries and Connor Wilson added a 40-yard touchdown romp as the Indians finish the season with two straight victories and a 2-7 overall mark.

 

Hoosick Falls 48  Taconic Hills 0:  Panther quarterback Jake Sparks threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as well in leading the Falls to the easy “W” over Taconic Hills.

The Panthers Max Kipp added a pair of rushing scores and a touchdown reception as Hoosick Falls ends it’s season with their third straight victory to finish at 3-6 on the year.