Thursday Soccer Roundup


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.

Soccer Results; Warriors, Raiders Post Wins


Stillwater 11  Berlin 0:  Eight Warriors found the back of the net in Stillwater’s one-sided road victory over Berlin.

Brooke Picket led the assault with four goals, while Khali Lux, Devon Wagner, Keelyn Peacock, Kelly Moran, Gianna Moraci, Trinity Cutler and Sidney Frank all added single strikes.

Kiersten Conroy with four saves and the Stillwater “D” combined for the shutout as the Warriors improve their season mark to 10-0-1.


Mechanicville 3  Greenwich 0:  Jada Brown, Ryleigh Hopeck and Brynn Murphy all connected for scores and Savannah Bowie, (five saves ), and the Raider defense combined to earn the shutout over the Witches.

With the “W” Mechanicville moves to 6-3 on the year, winners of five straight.


Tamarac 4  Waterford 2:  Vanessa Baldwin with two goals and Shannon Ryan and Bre Eversten will singles strikes led the Bengals to the road victory over Waterford on Monday.

Mackenzie Koniszewski and Addyson Galuski with a goal each paced the Fordians attack.

Girls Soccer


Another weekend of girls soccer action for Wasaren teams at Afrim’s Sports Complex.

Stillwater 8  Tamarac 1:  The Warriors built a 5-0 lead by halftime and coasted to the non-league victory over Tamarac.

Brooke Pickett with four goals and Teya Staie with a pair led the Stillwater offense.  Paige Brinsko and Trinity Cutler added single strikes for Stillwater who moves to 9-0-1 on the year.

Tamarac avoided the shutout when Sophie Champagne connected on a second half goal.


Cambridge 8  Canajoharie 0:  The Indians held a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break, then exploded for six second half scores in the one-sided decision over Canjo.

Five different Indians found the range in the match with Vanessa Evans leading the way with a hat trick.  Sophie Phillips added a pair of strikes, and Anna Headwell, Sydney Benson and Ruth Nolan all notched single tallies for 5-3 Cambridge squad. Continue reading

Witches Roll to Third Straight

73_greenwichEvery high school football weekend a typical spectator takes in one, or possibly two games.  Obviously that pace limits the number of teams one can put their eyes on, so we all form opinions on teams we haven’t seen based on scores, matchups and common opponents.

For me Greenwich was one of the teams I had not seen this year, and I wasn’t sure what to think about the Witches.  Carrying a 2-1 record coming into Saturday’s gave at Hoosic Valley, Greenwich had lost to Cambridge – Salem and posted wins over Granville and Hoosick Falls putting 48 points on the Panthers in the win.

Yesterday in Schaghticoke, Greenwich won their third straight with an easy 38-6 victory over the Indians, showing to me and anyone else paying attention, that the Witches are a very good football team. Continue reading

Boys Soccer


Mechanicville 5  Cambridge 1:  In a game Mechanicville led 1-0 at the break, the Raiders scored four goals over the first fifteen minutes of the second half to post the win going away.

Five different Raiders tallied in the match with Zach Rapaccioulo, Andrew Kraszewski, Jake LaFountain, Tyler Tesoriero, and Wyqui Agunda all finding the range for Mechanicville.

Jordan Brown scored the Cambridge goal late in the second half.


Tamarac 4  Stillwater 0:  Max Ali, Ethan Brown, Riley Hayner and Rocco DiCarlo all found the back of the net in the Bengals comfortable win over the Warriors.

Tamarac keeper Tyler Nemjo saved six shots for the shutout as the Bengals improve to 3-1, 6-1 on the year with the win.


Waterford 10  Hoosic Valley 1:  The Fordians rang the bell five times in each half rolling over the Indians of Hoosic Valley. Continue reading

Wasaren vs. Western Athletic Conference


It was WAC vs. Wasaren Day at Afrim’s Sports Park on Saturday with boys soccer teams from the two conferences facing off.

Greenwich 3  St. Johnsville 2:  Al Rymph with two goals and Madigan Carner with a single tally led the Witches past St. Johnsville.

St. Johnsville avoided the shutout with a Mason Snell goal late in the second half.

With the win Greenwich improves to 7-1-1 on the year.


Mechanicville 3  Scotia 0:  A Wyqui Agunda goal gave Mechanicville a 1-0 lead at the break and T.J. Bisaillon and Zach Rapaccioulo found the range after intermission in the Red Raiders “W” over Scotia.

Mechanicville keeper Zach White, with five saves, and the Raider defense combined for the shutout as Mechanicville improves to 5-2 on the season with the victory. Continue reading

Friday Night Football


Greenwich 48  Hoosick Falls 13:  Greenwich built a 20-7 led by halftime and pulled away in the second half for the comfortable win over Hoosick Falls.

Greenwich held outgained the Falls 420 -200 in total yards on the night, in winning for the second time in three outings.

Chris Albrecht rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown, Jesse Kuzmich ran for two scores and threw for another and Luke Pemrick added a pair of rushing score to led the Witches.

Max Kipp led the Falls attack, running for 109 yards and a touchdown as the Panthers with the loss slip to 1-2 on the season.


Stillwater 48  Canajoharie/Ft. Plain 14:  The Warriors bolted to a 21-0 advantage after the first period and cruised to their third victory of the year in Stillwater Friday night.

Warrior running back Mason Seymour ran for 160 yards and four touchdowns, and quarterback James Galarneau rushed for 134 yards with two TD’s and threw for 80 yards and a score to lead the lethal Stillwater attack.


Fonda 18  Mechanicville 7:  Fonda used a pair of big plays in the third period to post the come-from-behind victory over the visiting Red Raiders.

Mechanicville jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first on a Luke Shirmacker 12-yard touchdown run.

In the second, Braves quarterback John Mancini  found Garrett Neff with an 18-yard scoring strike, and with a failed point after, the Raiders held the 7-6 advantage heading into halftime.

On the first play of the third quarter the Brave’s Jackson Atty returned the kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and a 13-7 Fonda lead.

Later in the period, with Mechanicville driving, Mancini scooped up a Red Raider fumble and ran it back 85 yards for a score and an 18-7 cushion for Fonda on what would be the last points in the contest.

With the win Fonda improves to 3-0 on the season, while Mechanicville slips to 1-2 with the loss.


Cambridge-Salem 41  Hoosic Valley 7:  No other info available




Thursday Roundup


Boys Soccer:  Greenwich 10  Hoosic Valley 1:  The Witches scored five times before and after the break in cruising to the home victory over the Valley.

Charlie Gartner connected three times while Connor Smith, Liam Niesz, Jeremy Zanella, Tom Haberland, Al Rymph, Tommy Abate and Ryan Hawrysz all added single goals for Greenwich.

Hoosic Valley avoided the shutout when James Robert tallied in the second half.

Greenwich moves to 2-0-1, 6-1-1 with the win, Hoosic Valley slips to 1-2, 2-5 with the loss.


Waterford 2  Stillwater 1:  The Fordians eased past Stillwater behind a pair of goals from Nate Powell.

Powell scored in each half for Waterford who moves to 2-0-1, 4-2-1 on the year.

Issac Cutler connected on a second half strike for the Warriors who go to 1-2, 4-2 on the season. Continue reading

Wasaren Girls Soccer, Golf Results


Stillwater 9  Spa Catholic 2:  The scoring prowess of the Stillwater girls soccer team is well known, and it was on full display in Stillwater on Wednesday.

The Warriors scored four times in the opening eight minutes, adding five more before halftime with seven different players ringing the bell.

Brooke Pickett and Teya Staie led the assault with Pickett scoring three goals and Staie connecting for two.  Paige Brinko, Trinity Cutler, Khali Lux and Kelly Moran all added singles strikes for the Stillwater squad.

Lauren Maher provided the Saints offense with a tally in each half for Spa Catholic.


Greenwich 6  Waterford 0:  Greenwich broke out to a 4-0 halftime lead and coasted to the win over the visiting Fordians. Continue reading

Tuesday Roundup


Boys Soccer

Mechanicville 2  Tamarac 1:  In a tight game throughout the Red Raiders Tyler Tesoriero converted on a penalty kick late in the second half for the game-winner.

Mechanicville scored first in the match when Andrew Krasewski found Tesoriero who finished for the 1-0 advantage, a lead the Raiders took to halftime.

After the break, Tamarac’s Dylan Bricetti drove home a penalty kick with 22:00 remaining to tie things, setting up Tesorierio’s difference-maker.

Zach White saved five shots for Mechanicville, while Tamarac’s keeper Tyler Nemjo turned back 17 shots for the Bengals.


Stillwater 9  Spa Catholic 0:  In a 1-0 match at the break, the Warriors scored eight times after intermission in coasting to the easy “W” over the Saints. Continue reading