Friday Night Buckets



Mechanicville 46  Hoosic Valley 33

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 18          Indians – Alex Rifenburg 10

Key Stat:  After an even first period the Raiders win each of the remaining three quarters in pulling away for the “W”, avenging a loss to the Valley just a week ago. Continue reading

Mechanicville Survives in Schaghticoke


More times than not a good game of basketball has a series of runs in it where both teams put together an offensive push to cut a deficit or expand a lead.  Friday night in Schaghticoke the visitors from Mechanicville seemingly used every run to expand their lead while Hoosic Valley used their spurts to narrow the Red Raiders advantage.  In a game that needed all 32 minutes to decide, the Valley’s last run came up two points shy and Mechanicville survived with the thrilling 50-48 victory. Continue reading

Hoosic Valley Tops Cambridge


On a night where defense was king the Indians from Schaghticoke nearly threw a first half shutout, and did enough offensively to post the 37-17 victory over Cambridge Wednesday night in Cambridge.

The Valley started the game with a flurry, scoring eight points in the first two minutes on a Matt Rowe putback and corner threes from Isaac Carlo and Derek Eddy.  But Cambridge switched from their 2-3 zone and went man to man defensively and the game turned into a contest where points were hard to come by. Continue reading

Hoosic Valley Tops Cambridge


Many times a much anticipated game between quality opponents doesn’t deliver.  On Tuesday night in Schaghticoke the Cambridge and Hoosic Valley girls didn’t disappoint.  In a contest filled with momentum swings and lead changes the game went down to the last possession as the Valley came away with the 61-57 decision over the Indians from the north. Continue reading

Basketball Roundup


Two Wasaren squads played non league affairs on Monday night with the Hoosic Valley boys posting a “W” while the Lady Saints of Saratoga Catholic fell.

Hoosic Valley 63  Galway 44

Leading Scorers:  Indians –  Derek Eddy 16     CJ Bassett 14      Matt Rowe 11      Isaac Carlo 11           Galway – Ryan Lovelass 12      Erik Malanowski 10

Key Stat:  Hoosic Valley started with a 17-3 first period and backed that with a 14-7 advantage in the second quarter to take control early.

Take Away:  A nice non league win for the Valley, putting four players in doubles which has to please Coach Lilac.  Next up for the Indians is a road game at Cambridge, Wednesday night.


Corinth 38  Saratoga Catholic 34

Leading Scorers:  Tomahawks – Miranda Dockum 10        Saints – Ryleigh O’Connell 9

Key Stat:  The Saints led 24 -18 at the break but Corinth rallied over the final two periods to earn the victory.

Take Away:  The Saints go to 0-5 on the season but will have an opportunity tonight for that elusive first win, when they host the Mountaineers of Berlin.

Friday Night Hoops


Friday night saw the Wasaren in full swing with a full schedule of boys and girls action where close contests were few and far between.


Hoosick Falls 67  Berlin 13

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Logan Thayne 15       Lillian Hickey 13                 Mountaineers – Kaley Culberston 5

Key Stat:  Eleven Panthers score in the one-sided victory as the Falls moves to 3-0 with the win.


Mechanicville 75  Saratoga Catholic 21 Continue reading

Hoosic Valley Girls Basketball Preview


A familiar face and voice will be seen and heard stalking the Hoosic Valley sidelines this season as former head coach Walt Dorman returns to the lead chair.  Dorman, who led the Indians to a state title in 2012, while known by everyone at the Valley, has not previously worked with this group of players.

“Having never coached this group I’ve been happy with their ability to adjust to me and my ways”, said Dorman.  He added, ” They’ve been completely dedicated to the process.” Continue reading

Valley Pulls Away From Raiders


In a game that was tied at both the quarter and halftime breaks Hoosic Valley gained some breathing room late in the third and gradually pulled away over the final eight minutes earning a 60-48 decision over Mechanicville in Schaghticoke Tuesday night.

The visitors ran out to a 5-1 lead early in the first with sophomore Amy DiSiena scoring four points off a runner and a transition bucket on a nice feed from Charli Goverski.

The Valley’s Renee Serafin tied things at 5-5 midway through the period on a runout, and her wing jumper to end the quarter again knotted the score at 8-8. Continue reading