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Cambridge 51  Saratoga Catholic 44

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Nick Murphy 16        Brian Hall 14        Jeffrey Burke 13      Saints – Jordan Catone 21

Key Stat:  The Saints connected on seven 3-pointers, five by Catone, to keep things close throughout, but Cambridge used a 17-12 fourth period to close things out and post the “W” in and all-Wasaren Class C play-in game in Cambridge.  The Indians move on and will face top-seeded Lake George on Tuesday.

Spa Catholic Bowlers Win C-D Title

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The Saratoga Catholic bowling team, competing in the Section II tournament held this week at Boulevard Bowl, staged a second half rally to claim the Class C-D sectional championship.

In a morning/afternoon format the Saints after three games sat in third place overall, but surged to the top spot in the afternoon finishing the six game block with total pins of 5624, besting Canajoharie (5504) and third place Hoosick Falls (5483).

Lansingburgh in Class B won the overall small school championship and will compete at the State Championships next month in Syracuse.

Micaela Barbolt (1179), Tim Barrett (1175), Zac Niles (1143), Hayden Day (1079), and LJ Lafiura (1053) brought home the schools first sectional bowling championship.

Congratulations to the Saints.

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

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Congratulations to Hoosic Valley bowler Leigha Henkel on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week,

At the girls bowling sectionals on February 7th, Leigha, competing as an individual, qualified for the Section II composite team that will compete at the state championship in Syracuse on March 9th.

Competing against girls from across Section II and needing a top six finish, Henkel rolled the high triple of 631, the high single of 233, and most importantly a six game total of 1180, second overall, to earn a spot on the squad of six.

Congratulations  to Leigha our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

 

Sectional Pairings for Wasaren Teams

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The Section II tournament will have no shortage of Wasaren teams this year as eight girls squads and nine boys teams will enter second season action, that for some begins tonight.

The strength of the Wasaren girls was rewarded as the top two seeds in both Class C and Class B went to conference teams with #1 Cambridge and #2 Hoosic Valley locking it down in the C’s and #1 Tamarac and #2 Mechanicville in the B’s.

Hoosick Falls is the #2 seed in Class C while all other Wasaren boys were given seeds #9 or above meaning opening round road games for all but the Panthers.  Continue reading

Fordians, Panthers Play Sectional Tune-Ups

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On the day that sectional bids came out the Waterford boys and Hoosick Falls girls squeezed in one more game before entering the Section II tournament.

Waterford 68  Hawthorne Valley 44

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Bobby Valigorski 17       Michael Talavera 14       Mike Castracani 11              HV – Chris Davis 26

Key Stat:  The Fordians blew things wide open with a 31 point third period, and cruised to the non-league “W” on Senior Night in Waterford.

 

Lake George 58  Hoosick Falls 53 OT

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Graceann Bennett 36       Panthers Logan Thayne 23        Lillian Hickey 11

Key Stat:  The Panthers won each of the first three quarters, but a 17-7 fourth period by the Warriors forced overtime where Bennett scored all seven Lake George points leading the Warriors to the win.

Thoughts From a Championship Monday

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Monday night in Mechanicville the Wasaren League crowned it boys and girls basketball champions with the gentlemen from Hoosick Falls and the ladies of Cambridge earning titles.  The present format has only been in play for a couple years after the realignment of the league and it provides for a special night of basketball which everyone in attendance enjoyed on Monday.   Continue reading

Panthers and Indians Crowned Wasaren Champions

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The Wasaren basketball championships played out Monday in Mechanicville and both the boys and girls contests gave the packed house it’s monies worth with each game being decided late.  At night’s end Hoosick Falls came away with a 55-52 decision over Waterford in the boys title run and the Cambridge girls held off Tamarac and posted the 56-48 “W” in the nightcap.   Continue reading

Championship Monday in the Wasaren

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Tonight in Mechanicville Wasaren basketball titles will be decided in double-header action with league champions being crowned by night’s end.  The boys title game with Hoosick Falls facing Waterford get’s things started with a 6 p.m. tip and the girls run featuring Cambridge and Tamarac will follow at 7:30.

On the boys side of things the question remains, “Can anybody stop Hoosick Falls?”  The Panthers have won 53 straight Wasaren contests and are 83-2 in their last 85 league outings.   Continue reading