Waterford 13 Watervliet 5
Winning Pitcher: Bobby Valigorski 5 IP 7 Hits 1 ER 2 BB’s & K’s
Hitting Stars: Fordians – Jake Houle 1B, 2 2B’s, 3 RBI’s Thomas Phelan 2 1B’s, 2B, 2 RBI’s Bobby Valigorski 2 1B’s, RBI
The Fordians trailed 4-1 heading to the sixth, but scored seven in the frame and added five more in the seventh to earn the come-from-behind victory over Watervliet.
Tamarac 5 Hoosic Valley 2
Winning Pitcher: Greg Mays 4.1 IP 1 Hit 0 ER 8 K’s
Hitting Stars: Bengals – Tristan Nemjo 1B, HR, 3 RBI’s Ryan Derby 2B Mike Gendron 2B Jack Mays 2B
Tamarac pitching limited the Valley to just three hits, as the Bengals post their first league win of the season.
Tamarac 2 Hoosic Valley 0
Winning Pitcher: Maggie Kelley 7 IP 3 Hits 0 ER 14 K’s
Hitting Stars: Bengals – Gia Bucciero 2B Abby Becker 1B Cassidy Galipeau 1B Indians – A. Brehm 2 1B’s T. Morrisey 1B
The Bengals plated two in the top of the third and that proved to be enough behind the dominant performance by Kelley from the circle.
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
Greenwich 15 Hoosick Falls 3
Winning Pitcher: Lily McCauliffe 10 K’s
Hitting Stars: Witches – Eliza Jordan Grand Slam Lily McCauliffe 3-run homer Falls – Marissa Landry 2 1B’s, RBI Lauren DeSorbe 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s Continue reading
Waterford 12 Cambridge 11
Winning Pitcher: Jake Houle 2 IP 1 R 2 K’s in relief
Hitting Stars: Fordians – Michael Talavera 2-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI’s Mike Castracani 3-5, 2 2B’s, 4 RBI’s Indians – Hall 2-5, 4 RBI’s
Cambridge, after a 10 run fifth frame led 10-1, but the Fordians scored 11 times over the final three innings including three in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the come-from-behind “W”. Continue reading
Five league teams took the floor Tuesday night in the semifinal round of the Section II basketball tournament, all needing one more victory to play in the title game. Four of the five earned their semifinal “W” as the Hoosick Falls boys, and the girls from Cambridge, Hoosick Falls and Mechanicville all posted double digit wins, and will play for sectional championships on the weekend.
Hoosick Falls 56 Maple Hill 38 Continue reading
This winter as the regular season played out, it became crystal clear there was no shortage of quality girls basketball teams in the Wasaren. Post season play has simply reaffirmed that thought as the Section II tournament plays it’s semifinal games Tuesday night in the B and C classifications, with four Wasaren squads taking the floor.
In separate B runs, Tamarac and Mechanicville will compete for a trip to the finals, and the same holds true for Cambridge and Hoosick Falls in the C’s.
Here’s a look at the four semifinal matchups, and why it could be an all Wasaren final in both classes. Continue reading
Six league teams played quarterfinal games in the girls Section II basketball tournament Wednesday night with action in the B and C classifications. At the end of the night four Wasaren schools posted victories, advancing to the semifinal round.
Tamarac 52 Hudson 47
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Emily Erickson 13 Jordyn Sorel 11 Alexis D’Agostino 9 Blue Hawks – Deja Beauford 14
Key Stat: In a close game throughout the top seeded Bengals took a 39-33 lead into the fourth and hung on to notch the “”W” over a determined Hudson squad. Nine players scored for Tamarac as the Bengals paraded to the free throw line attempting 33 from the stripe converting on 14. With the win Tamarac moves to the semifinal round where they’ll face Fonda at Averill Park on Tuesday at 7:30. Continue reading
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.
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
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
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.
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