It’s hard to believe with the start of school three weeks away, that the fall season for high school athletics in underway. The golf schedule as always leads us into the new year and over the past two days most of the league’s golf teams have competed in match play.
Here’s a look at how things played out as the 2018 edition of Wasaren athletics tees off.
Saratoga Catholic 3 Greenwich 2: Terel Tillman carded a 38 to take medalist honors and lead the Saints to the narrow victory over the Witches in a match played at the Battenkill Country Club. Continue reading
It was a tough day for Wasaren teams in the Section II baseball and softball tournaments with seven league squads taking the field in quarterfinal and semifinal games, and at day’s end just the Tamarac and Hoosick Falls girls were left standing.
Hoosick Falls 5 Lake George 4
Winning Pitcher: Abby Philpott
Leading Hitters: Panthers – Olivia Brownell 2B, RBI Marissa Landry 1B, RBI Sophie Estes 2B Warriors – Maddie Mann HR Logan Clarke 1B, 2B
Trailing 4-3 entering the fifth, a Brownell double tied things and with Brownell advancing to third on an error, Landry lays down the squeeze, giving the Falls the lead which they didn’t give back in this Class C quarterfinal. Continue reading
Eleven Wasaren teams stepped on the field Monday as the Section II baseball and softball tournaments begin a week that will end with champions being crowned in every classification.
Here’s how things played out for the conference squads.
Greenwich 7 Canajoharie 2
Winning Pitcher: Lily McCauliffe
Leading Hitters: Witches – Gabby Wiss 2B Courtney Fraher 2B
Holding a 2-0 advantage, the Witches plated four in the bottom of the fourth to take control in the Class C opening round game. Continue reading
The Greenwich girls dominated the distance events and the Stillwater boys showed dominance across the boards as the Witches and Warriors captured titles in the Wasaren League championships on Wednesday in Stillwater.
Greenwich with 162 points, Stillwater with 149 points and Hoosic Valley with 104 points were the top three teams in the girls meet.
Double winners for the girls included Mechanicville’s Jada Brown, 100 and 200, Stillwater’s Madison Krochina, shot put and discus, Hoosic Valley’s Lauren Reed, long jump and triple jump, and the Stillwater relay teams in the 400 and 1600.
Stillwater with 149 points, Hoosic Valley with 89 points and Waterford with 65 points were the top three in the boys competition.
Multiple winners included Stillwater’s Joe Conti, 100 and 200, Greenwich’s Michael Gabriel shot put and discus, Stillwater’s Dylan Morin, long jump and triple jump, Greenwich’s Peyton Howard, 800 and 1600, and the Stillwater relay teams in the 400, 1600, and 3200.
In what was a good race for the softball crown in the Hudson division of the Wasaren, the Bengals of Tamarac earned the title with a 6-3 victory over Greenwich on Monday afternoon.
Tamarac 6 Greenwich 3
Winning Pitcher: Maggie Kelley 5 Hits 4 K’s
Leading Hitters: Bengals – McKenna Ryan 2-4 Gianna Bucciero 3-3 Jess Heinrichs 2B Witches – Mackenzie Moy HR Jennifer Wilbur HR
The Bengals scored four times in the top of the fourth to take a 6-1 lead and held off the Witches to claim the title. Continue reading
Congratulations to Tamarac baseball player Jake Scharnott and Tamarac softball player Maggie Kelley on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Players of the Week.
Scharnott started a big week with a 3-5 day including a pair of doubles and an RBI in a 14-3 win over Stillwater.
On Monday Jake was the winning pitcher in a 5-4 victory over Hoosic Valley, while doubling twice in four plate appearances.
Tuesday, in a win over Berlin, Scharnott enjoyed a 6-6 afternoon, ripping three doubles and plating four, and he closed out the week with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the Bengals 5-4 decision over Greenwich.
Kelley picked up a pair of pitching wins over the weekend scattering eight hits in a 7-2 victory over Lansingburgh, and allowed just four hits in a 12-1 win over CCHS as the Bengals claimed the championship in the Uncle Sam Softball Tournament.
On Wednesday Maggie went five innings, giving up three hits while fanning 10 in a 20-1 “W” over Cambridge, and followed that with a six-hit shutout of Saratoga Catholic on Thursday.
Congratulations to Maggie and Jake, our newest Wasraen Sportsnet Players of the Week.
Mechanicville 6 Cambridge 2
Winning Pitcher: Jacob Popiel 6 IP 0 ER 13 K’s
Leading Hitters: Red Raiders – Jacob LaFountain 1B, 3B, 2 RBI’s Joe Germaine 2 1B’s, RBI Indians – Nathan Genevick 2B Nate Woodcock 2B Brian Hall 2B
Mechanicville scored in each of the first three innings, building a 4-0 advantage, and went on to post the road win over the Indians of Cambridge.
Greenwich 6 Mechanicville 4
Winning Pitcher: Christian O’Brien 6IP 6 K’s
Leading Hitters: Witches – Carson Mosher 2-2, 3B, 2 RBI’s Raiders – Jake LaFountain 2-3, 2B
O’Brien earns his sixth win of the year as the Witches move to 10-2. Continue reading
Cambridge 8 Waterford 2
Winning Pitcher: Gabbie Woods
Leading Hitters: Indians – Miranda Seacord 1B, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI’s Victoria Dupuis 1B, 2B, 3B, RBI Lexi Woodworth 3B
Woods allowed the Fordians just four hits and the Indians lineup produced more than enough run support as Cambridge evens it’s league mark at 5-5.
Mechanicville 1 Hoosick Falls 0
Winning Pitcher: Jacob Popiel 5 1/3 IP 8 K’s Jacob LaFountain 1 2/3 4 K’s
Leading Hitters: Red Raiders – Rocco DeVito 4-4 Nick Billert 2-3, RBI
Popiel and LaFountain combine for the shutout and Billert delivers the game-winner. Continue reading