Cambridge Tops Saints


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.



Blazing Five; Boys Basketball


A look at the Wasaren standings and the top five teams and individuals in selected categories.



Hoosick Falls        11-0, 15-1

Tamarac                8-4, 12-6

Mechanicville        8-4, 10-6

Stillwater              7-5, 8-9

Greenwich            6-6, 11-7



Waterford             6-6, 10-6

Hoosic Valley        6-6, 8-10

Cambridge            4-7, 6-11

Spa Catholic          3-9, 6-12

Berlin                    0-10, 1-12


Team Scoring

Tamarac             67.7

Waterford           63.6

Greenwich          62.5

Hoosick Falls       62.3

Mechanicville      60.9


Individual Scoring

Jon Kempf               Hoosick Falls          19.4

Tristan Williams       Hoosick Falls         18.1

Bobby Valigorski      Waterford              17.9

John Walsh              Greenwich              17.1

Michael Talavera      Waterford               14.5


Points Allowed

Hoosick Falls           45.2

Hoosic Valley           46.9

Stillwater                 50.1

Greenwich                52.5

Waterford                 53.1


Made Threes – Individual

Jordan Catone           Spa Catholic          44

Josh Germaine          Mechanicville         38

John Walsh                Greenwich             38

CJ Bassett                  Hoosic Valley         32

Devin Garland            Mechanicville         27


Made Threes – Team

Greenwich          124

Spa Catholic        113

Mechanicville        90

Hoosic Valley        88

Waterford             88

Blazing Five; Girls Basketball


A look at the top five teams and individuals in selected categories.



Cambridge                9-1, 15-1

Hoosic Valley            8-2, 13-4

Spa Catholic             2-9,  3-16

Berlin                       0-10, 0-15



Tamarac                  8-2, 13-3

Mechanicville           8-2, 11-4

Greenwich               4-6, 11-6

Hoosick Falls           4-6,  8-8

Stillwater                2-8,  2-13


Individual Scoring

Logan Thayne              Hoosick Falls             23.7

Molly Brophy               Greenwich                 23.2

Emily Erickson             Tamarac                    20.4

Sophie Phillips              Cambridge                16.3

Lily Phillips                   Cambridge                15.0


Team Scoring

Greenwich               61.2

Cambridge               61.0

Mechanicville           54.9

Tamarac                  54.1

Hoosick Falls            48.7


Points Allowed

Cambridge                 35.5

Hoosic Valley             37.7

Tamarac                    43.9

Greenwich                 44.8

Spa Catholic              44.8


Made Threes – Individual

Sophie Phillips               Cambridge             34

Emily Erickson               Tamarac                29

Taylor Grayson              Mechanicville          27

Lily Phillips                     Cambridge             25

Charli Goverski              Mechanicville          23


Made Threes – Team

Cambridge        98

Mechanicville    71

Hoosick Falls     69

Hoosic Valley     64

Tamarac            49



Friday Night Buckets



Tamarac 45  Hoosick Falls 30

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Sarita Faraj 24          Emily Erickson 14        Panthers Logan Thayne 18

Key Stat:  The Bengal defense held the Falls to single numbers in each of the first three periods as they notch the win over the Panthers.


Greenwich 73  Saratoga Catholic 28

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 22       Isabella Cary 12       Faith Hewitt 12      Maddy Brophy 11          Saints – Lauren Maher 9

Key Stat:  The Witches put 53 points on the board in the first half and cruised from there to the one-sided decision. Continue reading