Football’s Second Season for Wasaren Squads

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With the 2019 regular season for high school football in the books, Wasaren teams overall enjoyed an excellent fall campaign and four league schools were rewarded with post season berths in the upcoming Section II tournament.

The Section II seeding committee met on Sunday and in the C classification Stillwater, Cambridge-Salem, Greenwich and Tamarac all earned spots in the eight team field competing for a title.

Top seeded and undefeated Stillwater (7-0) will host the Golden Horde of Granville (5-2) on Friday at 7 p.m.

Cambridge-Salem (6-1) is the #2 seed and will entertain seventh-seeded Voorheesville (5-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

#5 Greenwich (6-1) will travel to Fonda (6-1) to take on the fifth-seeded Braves in a 7 p.m. Friday night affair.

Tamarac (4-2) earned the sixth seed and will take the short trip to Watervliet to face the #3 Cannoneers on Friday night at 7 p.m.

I like all four league schools to post “W’s” this coming weekend and advance to the Class semi’s.

Stillwater has simply been dominant on both sides of the ball in running the table this regular season.  Led by quarterback James Galarneau and running back Mason Seymour the Warriors have rushed for over 2200 yards and average 40 points per contest, while defensively holding opponents to under 10 points per.

Granville has enjoyed a nice season, but their play-off run ends Friday night in Stillwater.

Cambridge-Salem rolled to a 6-1 mark this season and leaned on a deep and talented ground attack to move the football and score points. .  Kaedin Ogilvie, Gabe Scambettera and Calvin Scheneider spearheaded the Indians ground game that ran for over 2300 yards and enabled Cambridge-Salem to put 40 points on the board in all but two of it’s games this year.

Voorheesville won against lesser competition but were shutout in losses to Stillwater and Waterviliet.  Cambridge posts a comfortable win on Saturday.

Greenwich at the fifth seed is playing as well as anyone in the tournament, winners of six straight after losing to Cambridge-Salem 26-14 in week one.

Sophomore quarterback Jess Kuzmich has thrown for over 800 yards with 13 touchdowns, six going to senior back Luke Pemrick who has also rushed for six scores.

Senior back Chris Albrecht with over 600 rushing yards and five touchdowns rounds out a Witches attack that averages 33 points per contest, while defensively over the last six weeks Greenwich has allowed less than seven points per.

While Fonda is home and quarterback John Mancini ( 1050 yards, 9 TD’s 0 INT’s) can throw the football, I don’t think they’ll score enough to get past the Witches.

The Bengals of Tamarac after losing in weeks one and two, finished with four straight “W”s”, outscoring opponents 133-61 over that span, to earn the seventh seed.

Senior running back Jonah Rescott with over 600 rushing yards and six touchdowns leads Tamarac, who will have to slow down the double wing attack of Watervliet to post the upset and complete a Wasaren sweep in round one of the Class C tourney.

 

 

Indians Top Granville, Witches Defeat Berlin

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Cambridge-Salem 43  Granville 24:  Kaedin Ogilvie caught two touchdowns passes in the first period and added a rushing score in the fourth to lead Cambridge-Salem to the victory over the Golden Horde in Granville on Saturday.

Indians quarterback Jacob Ruggles connected with Ogilvie on scoring strikes of 50 and 28 yards, staking Cambridge-Salem to a 14-8 lead after the first twelve minutes.

The Indians defense shut down the Granville attack over the next two periods, while C/S added rushing scores by Calvin Schneider in the second, and Gabe Scambettera in the third to take control at 28-8.

Ogilvie finished with 81 yards on the ground and Scambettera added 58 yards with a pair of scores as the Indians finish their regular season with a 6-1 overall mark.

Dayton Holcomb with 139 yards rushing and a touchdown and Ben Chilkott with 117 yards and a score led the 5-2 Golden Horde.

 

Boys Soccer

Greenwich 4  Berlin 1:  Tommy Abate scored twice and AJ Rymph and Liam Niesz added single strikes to lead Greenwich to the home “W” over the Mountaineers.

Just five minutes in Abate scored off a header, giving the Witches the early lead that Berlin quickly erased on a Casey Billert tally five minutes later.

Rymph found the range with ten minutes remaining in the half to give Greenwich the 2-1 advantage at the break.

After intermission the Greenwich “D” locked down Berlin while goals by Abate and Niesz sealed the decision as the Witches moved to 6-2-1, 11-3-1 on the year.

With the loss Berlin goes to 2-7, 7-9 on the season.

 

 

 

Saturday’s Results

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Cambridge 42  Whitehall 0:  Gabe Scambettera ran for three scores, Kaedin Ogilvie added a rushing touchdown and a punt return for six, and the Cambridge defense threw the shutout in Whitehall Saturday afternoon.

Ogilvie’s touchdowns both came in the first period, the second a 97-yard punt return giving the Indians a 14-0 advantage after one quarter of play.

Cambridge added two more scores in the second period on a Jacob Ruggles TD connection to Soyer Matteson and Scambettera’s first rushing score from 23 yards out.

The 28-0 lead at the break was more than enough as the Cambridge defense dominated play throughout, holding Whitehall to 127 total yards with no passing yardage on the day.

Midway through the third Scambettera scored on a two-yard carry and wrapped the scoring in the game early in the final period with a 1-yard TD tote.

With the win Cambridge/Salem goes to 5-1 and will complete it’s regular season in Granville next Saturday where they’ll meet the 4-1 Golden Horde.

 

Tamarac 28  Canajoharie 24:  Jonah Rescott ran for 257 yards on 31 carries and three touchdowns to lead the Bengals in the win over Canjo.

Rescott scored on runs of 31, 14, and 44 yards the latter giving Tamarac a 28-7 lead early in the third period, and the Bengals survived a Canajoharie comeback to earn the “W”.

The Bengals move to 3-2 on the year with the win and will host Mechanicville next Friday night in their regular season finale.

Wasaren Soccer

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Mechanicville 2  Greenwich 0: Mechanicville used goals by Nick Amodeo and Wyqui Aguda, combined with a stingy Red Raider defense to post the road win over the Witches.

Amodeo found the range with a first half strike from 40 yards out and Aguda tallied in the second half when his corner kick connected off the hands of the Greenwich keeper.

Raider keeper Zach White with four saves combined with the Raider “D” for the shutout as Mechanicville improves to 7-0, 9-4 with the win.

Greenwich with the loss moves to 4-2-1, 9-3-1 on the year.

 

Cambridge 1  Maple Hill 0:  After a scoreless first half, the Indians scored the decisive goal when Lily Phillips finished off a Vanessa Evans feed giving Cambridge the narrow road victory over the Wildcats.

Cambridge keeper McKayla McLenithan and the Indians defense earned the shutout and with the win Cambridge improves to 7-2, 10-4 on the season.

 

Girls Soccer; Stillwater, Mechanicville Stay Hot

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Stillwater 2  Hoosic Valley 0: After a scoreless first half, Kate McEvoy and Brooke Pickett connected on scoring strikes to lead the Warriors to their 9th straight victory, running their season mark to 13-0-1.

Stillwater keeper Kiersten Conroy saved three and combined with the Warrior defense for the shutout, Stillwater’s fifth of the year.

 

Mechanicville 5  Waterford 0:  The Red Raiders scored all five goals before the break in cruising past the Fordians.

Brynn Murphy scored a hat trick, Jada Brown added a pair of goals and Nevaeh D’Alioa tallied as well to lead the Raider attack.

Mechanicville keeper Savannah Bowie turned back four shots and with the Raider “D” combined for the shutout victory, their 8th straight as the Raiders move to 9-3 overall on the season.

 

Cambridge 4  Berlin 0:  The Indians held a slim 1-0 advantage at halftime but scored three unanswered after the break in posting the comfortable “W” over the Mountaineers.

Lily Phillips, Vanessa Evans, Sophie Phillips and Lily Gates all connected with second half strikes as the Indians with the win improve to 9-3 on the year.

 

Hoosick Falls 3  Spa Catholic 2:  Phoebe Thompson scored twice, and Caroline Cipperly also found the back of the net, as the Panthers slipped past the Saints.

Lauren Mahar tallied in the first half for Spa Catholic, who trailed 2-1 at the break.

 

Tamarac 4  Greenwich 0:  The Bengals rang the bell with four first half goals and coasted to the home win over the Witches.

Abby Buckley scored a pair, and Bre Eversten and Ashley Kelley added single goals to lead Tamara offensively.

Tamarac keeper Jenna Hint saved eight, and combined with the Tamarac defense for the shutout as the Bengals move to 6-4-1 on the season.

Girls Soccer

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Stillwater 5  Greenwich 2:  Stillwater jumped out to a 3-1 halftime lead, on their way to the road victory over the Witches.

Brooke Pickett scored four goals, three coming before the break, and Keelyn Peacock added a second half tally to lead the Warriors.

Faith Ingber scored both goals in the match for Greenwich.

 

Cambridge 5  Tamarac 3:  In a 2-2 game at the break, Cambridge dominated play in the second half to notch the home “W”.

Vanessa Evans with three goals and Lily Phillips with a pair of scores paced the Cambridge attack.

Taylor Smith with two goals and Sophie Champagne with one led the Bengals.

 

Mechanicville 5  Hoosick Falls 0:  The Raiders ran out to a 2-0 lead at the half and cruised to the road win over the Panthers.

Jada Brown scored two goals and Brynn Murphy, Olivia Horan and Madelyn Shakow all added single strikes for Mechanicville who notched their seventh straight “W”.

Savannah Bowie, with eight saves, combined with the Mechanicville defense for the shutout.

Wasaren Football, Soccer Results

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Holy Trinity 49  Cambridge/Salem 28:  Pride quarterback Joe Tortello threw for 335 yards and five touchdowns leading Holy Trinity past Cambridge/Salem in a battle of undefeated squads in Cambridge Saturday afternoon.

Tortello connected on scoring strikes of 80 and 13 yards to Nacier Hundley and tossed three more to Noah Foster of 10, 57 and 90 yards.

The Pride led 21-8 at halftime and scored 14 unanswered to start the third period to take control.

The Indians rushed the football well throughout the contest, racking up 443 yards on the ground with senior running back Calvin Schneider picking up 164 yards with a touchdown, senior Hunter Day 98 yards and two scores, and Kaedin Ogilvie adding 89 yards and a touchdown.

The Class B Pride moves to 5-0 on the year with the win, while Cambridge/Salem goes to 4-1 nd will look ahead to a road game in Whitehall next Saturday. Continue reading

Thursday Soccer Roundup

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Mechanicville 11 Hoosic Valley 1:  TJ Bisallion and Tyler Tesoriero scored three goals each to lead the Raiders to the one-sided decision over the Valley Thursday night in Mechanicville.

Joining the Raider scoring parade were Wyqui Agunda with two goals and Andrew Kraszewski, Jake LaFountain and Brandt St.Gelais with single tallies.

Jake Cavert connected for the Valley’s lone score.

With the win Mechanicville improves to 5-0, 7-4 on the year.

 

Stillwater 5  Cambridge 1:  Five different players found the back of the net for Stillwater in the comfortable win over the Indians.

Isaac Cutler, Harry Rubenstein, Jack Rubenstein, Grant Baker and Brandon DeBacco with scoring strikes led the Warriors attack.

Obi Baker-Porazinski tallied in the first half for Cambridge.

The Warriors move to 3-3, 7-3 with the victory, while Cambridge slips to 2-3-1, 7-3-1 with the defeat.

 

Greenwich 3  Spa Catholic 1:  In a game knotted 1-1 at the half, Charlie Gartner and AJ Rymph both connected for scores after the break leading the Witches to the “W”.

Gartner added a first half strike, as did the Saints Aiden Khoury in the match played at Gavin Park in Saratoga.

Greenwich moves to 4-0-1, 9-1-1 with the “W”, and Spa Catholic falls to 1-4-1, 3-7-1 with the loss.

 

Waterford 5  Hoosick Falls 0:  Nate Powell’s hat trick showed the way for the Fordians in their road victory over the Panthers.

Jason Cordts and Tyler Galarneau added goals for the Fordians and Jake Houle with five saves combined with the Waterford defense for the shutout as the Fordian squad improves their season mark to 8-1-1.

Girls Soccer Results

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Stillwater 5  Cambridge 2: Brooke Pickett scored a hat trick to lead the Warriors to the home victory over Cambridge.

Keelyn Peacock with a goal and two assists, and Khali Lux with a single tally rounded out the Stillwater attack as the Warriors improve to 11-0-1 on the year.

Sydney Benson and Sophie Phillips paced Cambridge with first half scoring strikes.

 

Tamarac 5  Berlin 0:  Abby Buckley found the back of the net with a pair of goals in the Bengals win over Berlin.

Abbie Yetto, Jenna Hunt and Shannon Ryan all found the range as well for Tamarac, and Bengal keeper Jenna Hunt (5 saves), combined with the Tamarac defense to post the shutout.

 

Mechanicville 3  Hoosic Valley 0:  Jada Brown, Hannah Garone, and Brynn Murphy all split the posts with scoring strikes as the Red Raiders won their sixth straight, turning back the Indians of Hoosic Valley.

Raider keeper Savannah Bowie saved seven and with the Mechanicville “D” shutdown the Valley attack.

 

Hoosick Falls 1  Waterford:  Sophie Estes connected in the second half for the only goal of the match, as the Panthers slipped past the Fordians on Wednesday.

In posting the shutout Panther keeper Logan Thayne saved seven shots for the Falls while Waterford keeper Sierra Atwood saved 14 for the Fordians.

Boys Soccer

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Stillwater 7  Berlin 1:  Stillwater held a 2-1 lead at the break but broke things wide open with five second half goals in their win over the Mountaineers.

Isaac Cutler scored four goals, Grant Baker tallied twice, and Harry Rubenstein added a single strike as the Warriors with the “W” improve to 2-3, 6-3 on the year.

Cody Hunt scored for Berlin who slip to 1-3, 6-5 with the loss.

 

Tamarac 2  Waterford 1:  A pair of first half goals by Max Ali was just enough for the Bengals to earn the victory over Waterford. Continue reading