Diamond Results

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Baseball

Hoosic Valley 6  Hoosick Falls 5 (8)

Winning Pitcher: Ethan Caiazza IP 5.2 Hits 9 ER 2

Hitting Stars:  Indians – Kessler Waldron 2-4, RBI        Jacob White – go ahead RBI in the eighth            Panthers – Nick Houghton 2-4,             Isaac Humphrey 2-4, RBI

The Valley pushed across a run in the top of the eighth and closed things out in running their league mark to 4-3, while the Falls goes to 3-2 with the loss. Continue reading

Baseball Softball Roundup

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Softball

Mechanicville 4  Spa Catholic 1

Winning Pitcher:  Wood

Hitting Stars:  Red Raiders – Nadler 1-2, RBI     Saints – Molly O’Reilly 2-4, 2B      Ava Diaz 2-3

The Saints outhit Mechanicville, but committed three costly errors defensively as the Raiders secured the “W”.

 

Greenwich 9  Hoosic Valley 0

Winning Pitcher:  Lily McCauliffe Two-hit shutout with 11 K’s

Hitting Stars:  Witches – Lauren Maines 2-4, 4 RBI’s        Lily McCauliffe 2-4

Greenwich scored six times in the top of the seventh to open up a close contest and post the victory.

 

Baseball

Mechanicville 1  Spa Catholic 0

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob LaFountain 5.1 IP 5 Hits 4 BB’s 8 K’s

Hitting Stars:  Red Raiders – Jacob Popiel 1B – run scored

In a pitcher’s duel between LaFountain and the Saints Terel Tillman, Popiel singled and scored the game’s lone run in the second inning, advancing to second on a wild pitch and scoring on an infield error.  Devin Garland picked up the save for the Raiders throwing two innings in relief as Mechanicville with the win moves to 2-0 on the young season.

 

Hoosic Valley 5  Greenwich 3

Winning Pitcher:  Ethan Caiazza 7 IP 6 Hits 0 ER

Hitting Stars:  Indians – Ethan Caiazza 2-3, 2B       Kessler Waldron 2B       Justin Sawyer 2B  Witches – Christian O’Brien 1-3, 2B       James Ostrowski 2-4

The Valley plated single runs in the first and fourth frames, and scored three times in the fifth to take control, posting their second win in as many outings.

 

Mechanicville 8  Waterford 0  (Monday)

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob Popiel No-hitter with 13 K’s 3 BB’s

Hitting Stars:  Red Raiders – Jacob LaFountain 3-4, 2 3B’s, 2 RBI’s        Nick Billert 2-2, 2 RBI’s        Matthew Wertman 2-4, 2 RBI’s

The Raiders Popiel throws his first career no-hitter and gets plenty of run support highlighted by a pair of long three-baggers from LaFountain.

Cambridge Tops Saints

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Cambridge 51  Saratoga Catholic 44

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Nick Murphy 16        Brian Hall 14        Jeffrey Burke 13      Saints – Jordan Catone 21

Key Stat:  The Saints connected on seven 3-pointers, five by Catone, to keep things close throughout, but Cambridge used a 17-12 fourth period to close things out and post the “W” in and all-Wasaren Class C play-in game in Cambridge.  The Indians move on and will face top-seeded Lake George on Tuesday.

Spa Catholic Bowlers Win C-D Title

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The Saratoga Catholic bowling team, competing in the Section II tournament held this week at Boulevard Bowl, staged a second half rally to claim the Class C-D sectional championship.

In a morning/afternoon format the Saints after three games sat in third place overall, but surged to the top spot in the afternoon finishing the six game block with total pins of 5624, besting Canajoharie (5504) and third place Hoosick Falls (5483).

Lansingburgh in Class B won the overall small school championship and will compete at the State Championships next month in Syracuse.

Micaela Barbolt (1179), Tim Barrett (1175), Zac Niles (1143), Hayden Day (1079), and LJ Lafiura (1053) brought home the schools first sectional bowling championship.

Congratulations to the Saints.

Saints Fall in Class C

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Canajoharie 48  Saratoga Catholic 44

Leading Scorers:  Canjo – Monica Hartlieb 13         Mackenzie Bowerman 12         Saints – Molly O’Reilly 11        Katie Cronin 10        Ashley Upson 10

Key Stat:  The Saints led 25-24 at the half, but Canajoharie used a 13-6 third period advantage to gain the lead and held off Saratoga Catholic in the final frame for the “W” in a Class C play-in.  The Saints complete their season with a 4-17 mark.

Sectional Pairings for Wasaren Teams

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The Section II tournament will have no shortage of Wasaren teams this year as eight girls squads and nine boys teams will enter second season action, that for some begins tonight.

The strength of the Wasaren girls was rewarded as the top two seeds in both Class C and Class B went to conference teams with #1 Cambridge and #2 Hoosic Valley locking it down in the C’s and #1 Tamarac and #2 Mechanicville in the B’s.

Hoosick Falls is the #2 seed in Class C while all other Wasaren boys were given seeds #9 or above meaning opening round road games for all but the Panthers.  Continue reading

Friday Night Crossover Results

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A crossover Friday in the Wasaren offered few surprises at the end of the night as games played out as we thought they would.  A nice win for the Valley boys over Tamarac highlighted the action and here’s a closer look at all the contests from a February Friday.

Girls

Greenwich 83  Berlin 22

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 25       Emma Brophy 11       Tess Merrill 10       Faith Hewitt 10                  Mountaineers – Kaley Culbertson 4        McKenna Jansen 4      Lockett 4

Key Stat:  The Witches steamrolled Berlin with 33 points in the first period, put 10 players in the scoring column and cruised to the easy victory over the Mountaineers.   Continue reading

Crossover Weekend

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It’s crossover weekend in the Wasaren where teams from the Hudson and Battenkill divisions play opponents with the same order of finish from the opposing division culminating with Championship Monday in Mechanicville where Cambridge and Tamarac will compete for the girls title, with Hoosick Falls and Waterford vying for the boys crown.

Here’s a quick look at the crossovers matchups. Continue reading

Waterford, Tamarac Post Wins

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Only two games played out in the Wasaren on an icy Wednesday night, as Tamarac and Waterford came away with victories, and with their “W” the Fordians clinch first place in the Battenkill Division.

Waterford 65  Spa Catholic 50

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Bobby Valigorski 16        Michael Talavera 16        Evan Fairclough 13        TJ Kelley 12           Saints – Ryan McCarroll 19        Nick Condry 13

Key Stat:  Waterford built a 19-9 lead after one and didn’t give it back, riding that cushion and four players in double figures to the victory, that puts the Fordians in Monday night’s championship game in Mechanicville where they’ll face the Panthers of Hoosick Falls.

 

Tamarac 78  Mechanicville 67

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Anthony Ciampolillo 30       Frank Zotto 23        Bo Catherwood 10            Red Raiders – Luciano D’Ambro 17         Nick Billert 16

Key Stat:  In a close game throughout the Bengals used a 22-14 final frame to earn the road victory over the Raiders.