Friday Night Buckets



Cambridge 55  Mechanicville 51

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Brenden Holcomb 22   Tristan Williams 11     Red Raiders – Joe Germaine 12  Phelan 11

Key Stat:  Mechanicville knocked back 10 triples to Cambridge’s three, but the Indians converted 14 of 26 from the foul line while the Raiders were 3 of 8.

Summary:  Mechanicville out scored the Indians in three of the four quarters but a 17-5 second period gave Cambridge enough cushion to come away with the win. 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

Girls All-State Soccer; Pickett, Peacock Named to First Team


The all-state girls soccer team as named by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports was released on Sunday with eight players from the Wasaren earning recognition.

In Class C Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett and Keelyn Peacock were selected to the first team while teammate Faith Sheehan earned third team status. 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

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.

Sectional Friday; Warriors Advance to Super Bowl


The young and talented Stillwater Warriors will be making their first ever appearance in a Section II title game, courtesy of their 50-30 victory over Hoosick Falls in a Class C semifinal Friday night in Stillwater.

The Warriors moved the ball to the tune of 450 yards of total offense with a trio of sophomores leading the way. Continue reading

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week


Congratulations to Mechanicville’s Mackenzie Bowie on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Saturday Mackenzie scored five goals in a 6-1 sectional quarterfinal win over Catskill.  It was the second five goal effort this season for the senior Bowie who has scored 37 goals with 13 assists on the year for the 18-0-1 Red Raider squad.

Congratulation Mackenzie, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.