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

Boys Basketball; Panthers, Witches Win Close


A full slate of boys action played out on Wednesday night with a pair of one-sided affairs and two games that were decided late.

Hoosick Falls 56  Mechanicville 52

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Tristan Williams 20      Jon Kempf 13      Brennan Andrew 11 Red Raiders – Josh Germain 19

Key Stat:  The Panthers outscored Mechanicville 35-19 over the middle two periods and survived a fourth quarter comeback by the Raiders to earn the “W”. Continue reading

Girls Basketball


Greenwich 62  Stillwater 38

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 30       Tess Merrill 12            Warriors – Marley Mueller 14          Molly Sheehan 12

Key Stat:  Greenwich built a 35-18 advantage by halftime and put the game away with a 21-12 third period.

Take Away:  Greenwich moves to 3-1 on the year with the win while Stillwater falls to 0-5. Continue reading

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

67_hoosickfalls2Congratulations to Hoosick Falls Logan Thayne on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Monday Logan scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 50-43 win over Meekel Christian Academy and followed that with a 30 point, 15 rebound outing on Wednesday leading the Panthers past Schenectady 60-53.

The junior center finished the week on Friday night in Berlin scoring 15 points in a 67-13 victory over the Mountaineers.

Congratulations to Logan, our first Wasaren Player of the Week selection for the winter season.



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

Hoosick Falls Tops Schenectady


Hoosick Falls 60  Schenectady 53

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Logan Thayne 30      Lillian Hickey 8       Schenectady – T. Anastasia 21       L. Ambrester 14

Key Stat:  Hoosick Falls simply shot it better.  Schenectady was 22-76 from the floor  while the Panthers were 22-55 and from the free throw line Schenectady converted just 5 of 12 with the Falls connecting on 13 of 24.

Take Away:  Thayne coming off a 25 point, 16 rebound effort on Monday in a win over Meekel Christian Academy backs it up with 30 points and 15 boards in this one as the Panthers improve to 2-0 with Berlin on deck Friday night.

Panthers Win Opener


Hoosick Falls 50  Meekel Christian Academy 43

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Logan Thayne 25       Grace Wysocki 10          Meekel – Avery Mills 21

Key Stat:  The Falls enjoy a nice night shooting the basketball connecting on 57% from two point range and knock down 6 of 18 from behind the arc.

Take Away:  Thayne has a monster opening night scoring 25 points on 11 of 15 shooting while pulling down 16 rebounds to lead the Panthers past Meekel.

Section II Girls Soccer All-Stars


Soccer players from the Wasaren were well represented on Sunday at the girls Section II soccer banquet with a number of league players recognized as Section II all-stars.

In Class C Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett was named Player of the Year and Stillwater head coach Christine Ihnatolya  was named co-coach of the C classification.

Joining Pickett on the all-star squad were teammates Teya Staie, Devon Wagner and Keelyn Peacock, Sami Dickinson (Hoosic Valley), Vanessa Evans (Cambridge), Annnelise Rebel (Waterford) and Josie Ryan (Hoosick Falls).

In Class B Savannah Bowie (Mechanicville) earned Goalkeeper of the Year while her teammates Jada Brown and Ryleigh Hopeck , along with Isabella Bisceglia (Tamarac)  were selected to the Class B team.

Hoosick Falls Boys Basketball Preview


In basketball circles the Wasaren has long been known as one of the premier small school leagues in the state.  The conference schedule’s a gauntlet run with no nights off, teams knowing if they don’t bring their “A” game they’ll head home with a loss.

That being said the Hoosick Falls Panthers over the last five seasons have simply dominated the league. Winners in 70 of their last 72 league games, including 40 straight have led to five consecutive Wasaren crowns for the Panthers.

“Our kids have always enjoyed playing with a target on their backs and keeping “it” going”, said longtime head coach Mike Lilac. “They proudly accept upholding that tradition.” Continue reading

Wasaren Bowling

Bowling-Wallpaper-Hoosick Falls 4  Saratoga Catholic 0

Hoosick Falls (3852)

James Hyde          204, 266, 200 – 670

Meghan Backus    170, 235, 255 – 660

Evan Webster       218, 178, 246 – 642

Chris Snyder         153, 264, 224 – 641


Saratoga Catholic (2860)

Micaela Barbolt      216, 206, 202 – 624

Hayden Day            216, 190, 202 – 608

Tim Barrett             173, 190, 149 – 512

Zac Niles                 161, 148, 191 – 500


Hoosic Valley 2  Stillwater 2

Hoosic Valley (2913)

Leigha Henkel         226, 220, 168 – 614

Jen Acker                163, 169, 174 – 526

Doug Wickman        225, 136, 150 – 512

Shane Yando           174, 133, 129 – 436


Saratoga Catholic (2991)

Connor Julian           235, 175, 174 – 584

Brandon Dyer           203, 200, 163 – 566

Kody Brundage        166, 212, 150 – 528

Cody Julian               176, 192, 157 – 525