Valley Tops Stillwater

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Hoosic Valley used a seven run fourth frame to take control, and went on to post a 14-12 decision over Stillwater on Monday in the season-opener for both clubs.

The Indians Ethan Caiazza went 4-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles while earning the pitching win as well.  Nick Santiago enjoyed a 2-4 day with 3 RBI’s and 3 stolen bases, and Isaac Carlo added a 2-3 afternoon with an RBI for the 1-0 Indians.

Stillwater’s Scott Travis led the Warriors offensively going 2-4 with an RBI.

In other action, Waterford scored 11 times in the top of the fourth on their way to a 15-0 shutout of Stillwater on Tuesday.

Michael Talavera ripped a pair of hits and drove in four, while Bobby Valigorski with a single and doubled plated three for the Fordians who banged out 12 hits on the afternoon.

T. Phelan picked up the complete game shutout for Waterford, fanning nine, while allowing just three hits in the victory.

Boys Basketball Sectional Results

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It was a tough Tuesday night for Wasaren boys teams playing in the Section II basketball tournament.  Eight league squads took the floor, with seven teams playing on the road.  At night’s end, six teams were eliminated with only Hoosick Falls and Mechanicville able to post wins and advance.

Class B

Mechanicville 69  Hudson 66

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Josh Germaine 18     Devin Garland 16        Anthony Attala 12        Luciano D’Ambro 12        Blue Hawks – Dayquan Griffin 32        Lavon Fernandez 15

Key Stat:  The Raiders started fast and held a 23-12 advantage after one, and led 40-29 at the break.  But Hudson used a 24-13 third period to knot things at 53 all entering the final eight minutes where the Raiders closed things out.  Mechanicville bottomed six triples and converted on 7 of 8 from the free throw line in the game and with the win advance to play Watervliet, 101-50 winners over Bishop Gibbons, on Friday. Continue reading

Wasaren Teams Hit the Road on a Sectional Tuesday

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With the Wasaren girls basketball teams fresh off a Saturday where they won six of seven sectional contests, eight boys squads from the league take the floor Tuesday night in the Section II tournament’s Round of 16 for the B and C classifications.

But unlike the girls who played all but one of the games on their respective home courts, the boys schedule offers a reversal of fortune with seven of the eight Wasaren teams playing on the road.

While playing at home is a nice advantage in the second season, it’s the action on the floor, not the noise from the stands that determine outcomes and with that, here’s why almost all of the Wasaren schools can walk into their opponents venue and post a “W”.   Continue reading

Wasaren Teams Roll on a Sectional Saturday

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The Section II girls basketball tournament played its Round of 16 in the B and C classifications Saturday night with seven Wasaren teams taking the floor.  Yesterday we asked the question “Could the Wasaren teams sweep?”.  The answer this Sunday morning is almost.  The league squads posted six “W’s” in dominant fashion, with all six handling their business on their home floor.

Class B

Tamarac 45  Broadalbin-Perth 22

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Syrita Faraj 13         Emily Erickson 10         Kate Machnick  B-P – Emma Goebel 10

Key Stat:  Tamarac throws a shutout in the first period, and allows BP just eight points through three quarters, as the Bengals double up Perth and advance to a Wednesday night quarterfinal and a matchup in Clums Corners with Hudson. Continue reading

Can The Wasaren Teams Have a Perfect Saturday Night

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The girls take center stage tonight in the Section II basketball tournament with a full slate of games in the Round of 16 in the B and C classifications. Seven Wasaren squads will compete and in all but one of the games they’re the higher seed playing on their home floor.

Can the Wasaren teams sweep tonight?  That’s a lot to ask but here’s a quick look at why they just might.

Class C

#16 Canajoharie @ #1 Cambridge:  Canjo squeaked past Spa Catholic 48-44 on Thursday in a play-in game.  Congrats, your reward will be a trip to Cambridge and a demolition at the hands of the Indians who are coming off a victory in the Wasaren championship game over Tamarac.  Cambridge hasn’t played all week and will take it out on Canajoharie. Continue reading

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

Falls, Valley, Warriors Notch Victories

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The boys side of the Wasaren wrapped up it’s regular season on Thursday night with a trio of runs, highlighted by Hoosick Falls junior Jon Kempf scoring his 1000th career point.

Hoosick Falls 62  Greenwich 45

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Jon Kempf 27       Dimitri Rose 14       Tristan Williams 12    Witches – John Walsh 12       Carson Mosher 10

Key Stat:  The Falls built a 37-19 lead at the half, on their way to the comfortable win, completing another undefeated season in league play and notching their 53rd straight Wasaren victory.  Kempf with 27 points led the Panther attack, and  became the fourth Hoosick Falls boys player to reach the 1000 point milestone.

 

Hoosic Valley 71  Berlin 30

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Zach Ryan 14       Brandon Jesmain 11        Isaac Carlo 10       Derek Eddy 10      Mountaineers – Malichi Ritter 10

Key Stat:  The Indians won every quarter and put 12 players in the scoring column, in posting the road win over the Mountaineers.

 

Stillwater 45  Cambridge 36

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 12       Grant Baker 11         Indians – Ben Epler 11        Brian Hall 10

Key Stat:  In a game tied 19-19 at the break Stillwater rode a 25-17 advantage over the final two periods to the “W” in Cambridge.

 

Girls

Greenwich 68  Salem 41

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 23       Tess Merrill 14        Marquita Gutasy 10 Generals – Riche 14       Boyark 11       Spencer 10

Key Stat:  The Witches outscored Salem 48-17 over the middle two periods, cruising to the non-league victory.