Friday Night Hoops



Hoosic Valley 48  Hoosick Falls 40

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sam Lanoue 13      Ashlyn Chartier 12         Panthers – Logan Thayne 24      Maddie Walker 11

The Valley held a 29-16 lead at the half and rode that cushion after the break to the victory.  The Indians held the Falls to single numbers in the first and second periods and allowed just three Panthers to score on the night.


Mechanicville 59  Greenwich 37 Continue reading

Tuesday Night Results


Hoosick Falls 78  Greenwich 61

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jon Kempf 29       Tristan Williams 18       Dimitri Rose 13       Max Kipp 12          Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 30      Sam Howard 12       Christian O’Brien 11

In a game close throughout, the Panthers led by four midway through the fourth, but closed things out with a 17-4 run to notch the home victory.


Spa Catholic 89  Berlin/New Lebanon 30

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Hayden Day 21      Jordan Catone 15      Anthony Barile 13     Robbie Bolen 10         Mountaineers – Brandon Rifenburg 7

The Saints held Berlin/New Lebanon to single numbers in each of the final three frames in posting the one-sided “W” over the Mountaineers.


Waterford 62  Hoosic Valley 49

Leading Scorers:  Fordians –  Michael Talavera 17      TJ Kelley 17      Jake Houle 10   Indians – CJ Bassett 15      Logan Reilly 13

The Valley held a 28-27 lead at the half but the Fordians outscored their hosts 35-21 over the final two periods to capture the road win.


Stillwater 61  Tamarac 44

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – James Galarneau 20     Josh Luca 15       Bengals – Zachary Rice 13

Stillwater built a 40-20 first half advantage and coasted through the final two quarters to the home victory.

Boys and Girls Basketball Blazing Five


Here’s a look at the top five individuals and teams from the Wasaren in a few offensive categories.


Standings (Overall)

Mechanicville   5-0

Cambridge    4-0

Greenwich    4-1

Hoosick Falls   3-1

Hoosic Valley   4-3

Spa Catholic    2-3

Berlin/New Leb.  1-2

Stillwater      1-5

Tamarac        1-5


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Friday Night Hoops



Cambridge 47  Hoosick Falls 39

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 22 (5 3’s)      Lily Phillips 11       Panthers – Logan Thayne 15

In a close game throughout the Indians defense kept the Panthers in the 30’s while Phillips twins combined for 33 points themselves in notching the “W” in a battle of undefeated squads.


Greenwich 59  Hoosic Valley 47

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 29         Valley – Ashlyn Chartier 13        Sam Lanoue 11

Greenwich led 12-7 after one, and closed with a 15-10 fourth period to get past the Indians in Schaghticoke.  Brophy’s 29 was fueled by four triples, and 7 of 10 from the free throw line.


Tamarac 70  Saratoga Catholic 40 Continue reading

Indians, Mountaineers Post Wins


Cambridge 61  Tamarac 43

Leading Scorers: Indians – Sophie Phillips 26    Lily Phillips 12    Fiona Mooney 11    Bengals – Jordyn Sorel 11

Cambridge ran out to a 27-8 lead after the first eight minutes and rode that cushion to a season-opening “W” in Clum’s Corners on Wednesday night.  The Indians bottomed 10 triples in the contest with Sophie Phillips connecting six times and Fiona Mooney recorded a double-double, matching her point total with 11 rebounds.


Berlin/New Lebanon 42  Heatly 30

Leading Scorers:  Mountaineers – Shawn Pawlows 12       Heatly – Chaton Sagendorf 16

The Mountaineers outscored Heatly 25-11 over the middle two frames and went on the notch the comfortable non-league victory.  Malachi Ritter added seven points and 10 rebounds for the 1-1 Berlin/New Lebanon squad.

Wasaren Basketball


Hoosick Falls 85  Berlin-New Lebanon 47

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Jon Kempf 29    Tristan Williams 27      Mountaineers – Malichi Ritter 21    Shawn Pawlows 10

The Falls scored 30 points in the first eight minutes to take control, cruising to their third win in as many outings.  Kempf and Williams combine for 56 points, and Isiah Burnett adds seven points and eight assists for the potent Panther attack.


Mechanicville 65  Duanesburg 43

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Devin Garland 14    Luciano D’Ambro 13        Duanesburg – Zachary Gamache 15    Andrew Dreschek 12

Mechanicville built a 34-18 advantage by halftime in posting the “W” in their season-opener.  The Raiders won every quarter, and went deep into their bench with 11 players scoring.


Hoosick Falls 59  Albany Academy 40

Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 36     Maddie Walker 9     AA – Aaliyah Juste 17 Marlee Ottati 11

The Falls trailed 21-20 after the first, and the teams were tied 27 all at the break, but the Panthers outscored Academy 32-13 after intermission to earn the win behind a monster night from Thayne.


Saratoga Catholic 54  Whitehall 46

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Ashley Upton 16    Molly O’Reilly 13       Railroaders – Madison Gould 19    Kyrie Smith 14

The Saints bottomed six 3-pointers, and had nine players score in the non-league victory over the Railroaders.


Greenwich 65  Schoharie 46

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 24    Norah Niesz 14      Schoharie – Hannah Cater 29

Greenwich won every period, taking control with a 24 point second quarter in running their season mark to 2-0.





Berlin Boys Basketball Preview


Head Coach:  Nathan Ellis

2018-19 Record:  1-15

Key Returning Players:  Connor Votra   Shawn Pawlows   Roman Kane

After struggling a season ago the Mountaineers will hit the reset button, start fresh and look to change things, beginning with team chemistry.

” Building team chemistry has been the best part of out preseason.” remarked head coach Nathan Ellis.  ” We have merged with another district this year, (New Lebanon), and it’s great to see a different perspective from these new athletes.  ” They have forced us not only to create new team chemistry with them, but also given us an opportunity to rebuild our own chemistry.”

In addition to team chemistry, the scoring woes from last season need to be remedied.  “We have to work on consistent scoring this season.  Last year we struggled to find a way to put up points and it caused frustration within, and we have to work on that this year,” offered Ellis.

As for team strengths Ellis pointed to the other end of the floor.  ” We’ve identified ourselves as having a strong defense and to use that to lead us forward this year.”

Ellis says his Mountaineers will embrace the underdog role this upcoming season.  ” Plain and simply we had the worst record last year.  We are identifying ourselves as underdogs to help motivate ourselves moving forward.  We are okay with being the underdogs.”

That being said the Mountaineer mentor feels his squad could contend for the league title.  ” We feel as we were our own worst enemy last year.  Our chemistry was awful and we allowed a lot of outside noise onto the court.  We are working to play as one cohesive unit, and if we can do that, we fell we can accomplish a lot this year.”

The Mountaineers hope that their new basketball culture will translate to a competitive environment and more “W’s” this winter in Berlin.


Wasaren Girls Soccer All-Stars


Offensive Player of the Year:  Brooke Pickett     Stillwater

Defensive Player of the Year:  Keelyn Peacock   Stillwater

First Team

Ryleigh Hopeck        Mechanicville       Jr.    Def

Savannah Bowe        Mechanicville      Sr.    GK

Teya Staie                 Stillwater              Jr.     F

Devon Wagner          Stillwater              Jr.     M

Jada Brown               Mechanicville       Sr.    M

Brynn Murphy           Mechanicville      So.    F

Lily Phillips                Cambridge           Jr.     F

Vanessa Evans           Cambridge           Sr.     F

Neveah D’Aloia          Mechanicville      So.    M

Samantha Lanoue     Hoosic Valley       Sr.     M

Sophie Champagne   Tamarac                So.    M

Maggie Brown            Hoosick Falls       Sr.     M

Molly Brophy              Greenwich           Jr.      Def

Addyson Galuski         Waterford            8th     M

Lauren Maher             Spa Catholic        Sr.      F


Second Team Continue reading