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

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

Stillwater Boys Basketball Preview

stillwater warriorWhile Stillwater will have a new head coach this season, as Bruce Lilac takes over for Dave Cook, they’ll be plenty of familiar faces wearing the Warrior maroon and white.

Seven players return for Stillwater this year as Brian McNeil, James Galarneau, Mason Seymour, Grant Baker, Scott Travis, Cooper Monast and Matt Breslin all started or saw quality minutes for the Warriors just a season ago.

Lilac has liked what he’s seen from his group in the early going.  “The preseason has been great.  The kids are working hard to get better and tougher.  This group realizes they must come and work every night if they want to win in our league.” Continue reading

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.

Stillwater Girls Basketball Preview

stillwater warriorStillwater head coach Matthew LeMoyne enters his second year at the helm of the Warriors and feels his squad is on the right track. “The transition into year two has been a bit smoother for everyone involved.  The girls know what we value as a team and the areas we need to work on.”

This year LeMoyne will look for leadership from a trio of returning players in sophomore Marley Mueller, junior Brooke Pickett and senior Amiya Jennings.  Mueller led the team in scoring a year ago as a freshman.

“I’ve liked our team speed and athleticism thus far”, said LeMoyne.  “We’re not blessed with a ton of height, but we’re athletic in the backcourt and have a big that can score.” Continue reading

Friday Night Hoops


A handful of league teams ran the floor on Friday night, the majority playing non-league opponents with the Wasaren schedule set to begin next week.


Cambridge 73  S.S. Seward 46

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Lily Phillips 23      Sophie Phillips 17      Fiona Mooney 13     Seward – Alexa Roach 17     Josely Medina 13

Key Stat:  How about a 31 point quarter in your season-opener.  Back that with an 18 point second period and Cambridge has half a hundred on the board at the half.  Lily Phillips knocks down five triples and 23 points before the break, all leading to Cambridge facing Cooperstown this afternoon in the championship game of the Delaware Academy Tip-Off Tournament.

Take Away:  The Indians are a young squad with three sophomores in the starting lineup. That trio combined for 53 points and 10 made threes, and this team as the season unfolds will only get better.   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


Girls Basketball; Witches Post Victory


A trio of Wasaren girls squads played in non-league runs on Thursday night with the Witches of Greenwich opening their season in impressive fashion.

Greenwich 72  Galway 27

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 34       Marquita Gutasy 13       Tess Merrill 10    Galway – Beth Rapapi 9

Key Stat:  Greenwich backed a 15-3 first period with a 16-6 advantage in the second, taking a 22 point cushion into the break and coasted to the season-opening win from there.

Take Away:  Brophy hands Galway 34 leading a Witches attack that puts 72 points on the board their first time out.  While Wasaren competition will be stronger, Greenwich will be a handful for anyone.    Continue reading