Hoosic Valley Stops Greenwich


The Indians of Hoosic Valley used balanced scoring and their trademark man-man defense to take control early and cruised to the 47-25 victory over the visiting Witches from Greenwich.

The visitors led just once in the contest scoring the opening bucket before the Indians went on a 10-0 run over the remainder of the period with Renee Serafin’s four points leading the way. Continue reading

Mechanicville Tops The Valley


In a nice early season girls basketball matchup the Red Raiders defensive pressure proved to be the difference turning Hoosic Valley over throughout, paving the way for the 54-40 victory Wednesday night in Mechanicville.

With a good crowd on hand the two squads treated the fans to a fast paced first period. Raider guard Sammy Pasinella got things started, drilling a three from the top for half of her six points in the quarter. Continue reading

Wasaren Sportsnet’s Basketball Webcast Schedule

Here is the tentative schedule of basketball webcasts that Wasaren Sportsnet will broadcast this year.  Many thanks to Mechanicville and Hoosic Valley for allowing me to broadcast from their venues.

I’m looking for advertising help to make this happen.

In the fall for our football webcasts we’ve been so fortunate to have New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, The Connor’s Agency,  Wiley Brothers, Bonnier’s, Legends Barbershop, Great American Opportunities. The Community Nursery School, DeVito Salvadore Funeral Home, and Val’s advertise with us for years.  We’re now looking for a winter line-up of businesses for the basketball season. Continue reading

Tuesday Hoops; Valley Girls, Stillwater Boys Move to 3-0


A pair of Wasaren teams have started their respective basketball campaigns on a nice roll.  Both the Hoosic Valley girls and the Stillwater boys earned victories Tuesday night pushing their early season marks to 3-0.

The Waterford girls won on Tuesday as well, posting an overtime “W” in their season-opener. Continue reading

Basketball Results

th1 On the same day Cambridge earns a state championship in football the high school basketball season got underway with a handful of girls and boys squads from the Wasaren taking the floor in nonleague runs.


Mechanicville 62  Watervliet 53:  Mechanicville eased out to a 36-25 halftime advantage and went on to post the comfortable victory over the Cannoneers of Watervliet.

Sammy Pasinella showed the way for the Red Raiders scoring a game-high 25 points and Jada Brown added 12 for Mechanicville who bottomed seven triples in the contest and converted on 9 of 13 from the foul line.

Madison Soroka and Sheila Caminiti both netted 12 points in the contest for V’liet.


Hoosic Valley 46  Cohoes 39:  The Indians broke on top with a 15-7 first quarter lead and rode that cushion to the “W” over Cohoes.

Lauren Paul with 16 points and nine rebounds and Renee Serafin with 15 points, nine boards and six assists led the Valley attack.

The signature Hoosic Valley defense did it’s job as well holding the Tigers to single digits in each of the first three periods.



Stillwater 55  Bishop Maginn 46:  The Warriors out scored the visitors from Maginn 36-23 after the break to notch the come-from-behind victory in the season opener for both teams.

Brian McNeil led all scorers with 23 points while teammate Connor Monast added 15 points to pace Stillwater offensively.

High School Football; Cambridge, Greenwich Romp, Valley Wins Close


Cambridge 62  Granville 6:  Cambridge rolled behind a powerful ground game that racked up 316 yards with eight rushing touchdowns by seven different players.

Tommy English scored twice for the Indians as did Kaedin Ogilvie, and Helen Mooney made eight of nine extra points eclipsing 100 points for her career.   Continue reading