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
The Tamarac and Hoosick Falls softball teams took the field Friday afternoon in Class B and C Section II semifinals as the only Wasaren diamond teams still standing in post season play.
Schuylerville 12 Tamarac 2
Winning Pitcher: Teagan Andrews
Leading Hitters: Black Horses – Teagan Andrews 2B, HR Caitlin Kelleher 2B, HR
With Schuylerville holding a slim 4-3 lead, the Black Horses plated nine in the bottom of the fifth to take control and post the semifinal victory over the Bengals.
Greenville 2 Hoosick Falls 1
Winning Pitcher: Maurice 7 IP 2 Hits 12 K’s
Leading Hitters: Greenville – Gibson 2-3, RBI Panthers – Marissa Landry 1-3 Lily Abbott 1-3
In a game where the two teams combined for five hits and 10 base runners, Greenville scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first and made then stand, to earn the Class C semifinal victory over the Falls.
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.
Saratoga Catholic 2 Greenwich 0
Winning Pitcher: Terel Tillman 7 IP 1 Hit 12 K’s
Leading Hitters: Saints – Dylan Custer 1B, RBI
In a pitcher’s duel between Spa Catholic’s Terel Tillman and the Witches Christian O’Brien the Saints pushed across single runs in the second and seventh innings, more than enough offense to support Tillman’s one-hit gem, as Saratoga Catholic earns the Wasaren championship. Continue reading
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.
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
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