Cambridge Girls Place Second in Schuylerville Classic

cambridge pictureThe Cambridge girls track and field team earned a second place finish at the Schuylerville Classic on Friday night. The host Black Horses won the meet with 104 points followed by Cambridge with 88 points, pacing the 17 team event.

Greenwich (51 1/2), Mechanicville (47), and Saratoga Catholic (36) held down places 5-7.

Individual winners from Wasaren squads included Cambridge’s Miranda Seacord in the 100, Spa Catholic’s Grace O’Reilly 400, Greenwich’s Annabel Gregg 800, Cambridge’s Vanessa Evans 1 mile, Cambridge’s Ruth Nolan 400 hurdles, Mechanicville’s Jade Brown high jump, and Greenwich’s Danielle McFee discus.

The Mechanicville 800 meter relay team also earned a first place finish.

On the boys side of things South Glens Falls claimed the title with 100 points.  Cambridge (44), Mechanicville (24), and Spa Catholic (15) finished 7th, 8th and 10th respectively.  Greenwich with (7) and Berlin with 5 points rounded out the Wasaren teams.

Cambridge’s Jordan Brown earned a first place finish in the 400 meter hurdles for the Indians.

Baseball, Softball Roundup

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Greenwich 6  Mechanicville 4

Winning Pitcher:  Christian O’Brien 6IP  6 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Witches – Carson Mosher 2-2, 3B, 2 RBI’s      Raiders – Jake LaFountain 2-3, 2B

O’Brien earns his sixth win of the year as the Witches move to 10-2. Continue reading

Saints Clinch Battenkill Division

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With the regular season winding down in the Wasaren the Saints of Saratoga Catholic clinched the Battenkill Division on Wednesday posting a win over Hoosic Valley in softball action.

The Hudson division is still up for grabs and a trio of teams with a shot at the division, Greenwich, Tamarac, and Mechanicville, all helped themselves with Wednesday “W’s” as well.

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Saratoga Catholic 8  Hoosic Valley 5

Winning Pitcher:  Victoria Alvord

Leading Hitters:  Saints – Molly O’Reilly 2-4, HR, 4 RBI’s     Victoria Alvord 1-2, 3B, 2 RBI’s     Cassidy Hayner 1-2, 3B        Valley – Alex Rifenburg 1-3, HR      Hollis Guilianelle 1-4, 2 RBI’s

The Saints jumped out to a 7-0 advantage after two, and closed out the Valley to clinch the Battenkill Division.

 

Greenwich  14  Stillwater 0

Winning Pitcher:  Lily McAuliffe one-hitter  11 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Witches – 2 1B’s, 2B. 2 RBI’s      Mackenzie Moy 1B, 3 RBI’s     Brittany 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s      Jen Wilbur 2 1B’s, RBI        Warriors – Gianna Moraci 2B

Greenwich plates five in each of the first two frames, and McAuliffe spins a beauty as the Witches improve to 9-2 in league play.

 

Tamarac 20  Cambridge 1

Winning Pitcher:  Maggie Kelley 5 IP  3 Hits  10 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Bengals – McKenna Ryan 5-5, 3 2B’s, HR, 5 RBI’s      Gianna Bucciero 3-4      Gabby Castiglione 2-3, HR      Jess Heinrichs 2-3, 2B         Indians – Victoria Dupuis HR

Tamarac scored 17 runs over innings three and four in posting the easy win and move to 10-1 in the Wasaren.

 

Mechanicville 2  Hoosick Falls 0

Winning Pitcher  Alivia Wood  three-hitter  8 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Red Raiders – Alivia Wood 2 1B’s      Lea Hickey 1B, RBI      Lily Noyes 2 1B’s       Falls – Marissa Landry 2 1B’s

The Raiders pushed across single runs in the third and sixth frames to earn the narrow decision over the Falls.

 

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Tamarac 5  Greenwich 4

Winning Pitcher:  Tyler Nemjo

Leading Hitters:  Bengals – Tristan Nemjo 3-4, 2B, RBI      Jake Scharnott 2-4, 2 2B’s, RBI      Dalton Maxon 2-3, HR, 2 RBI’s

The Bengals broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the top of the sixth and held on for the road victory over the Witches.  With the “W” Tamarac goes to 9-3 in league play just a game behind the 10-2 Witches.

 

Mechanicville 15  Berlin 1

Winning Pitcher:  Derek Proper 5 IP  0 ER  8 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Red Raiders – John Pingelski 2-2         Berlin Henry Ruedal 1-2, RBI

The Raiders behind Proper notch the easy victory over the Mountaineers.

 

 

Wasaren Sportsnet Players of the Week

Congratulations to Greenwich’s Carson Mosher and Hoosick Falls’ Abby Philpott on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Players of the Week.

Mosher threw six strong innings in a 9-7 win over Stillwater last Tuesday and added a single, and double with an RBI at the plate.

On Friday in an 11-3 win over Warrensburg Carson ripped a pair of doubles and drove in three, and doubled down this past Monday again plating three runs on two doubles in the Witches 7-6 victory over Waterford.

Philpott picked up three wins from the circle on the week starting with a 5-hit, shutout over Stillwater on Friday.  Abby also had a pair of hits and drove in three in the 12-0 win.

On Sunday in the first round of the Charles Weeden Memorial Tournament Philpott scattered six hits and fanned eight in the Falls 4-2 win over Cambridge.

This past Monday Abby threw another gem, a 3-hit, 11 strikeout performance, blanking Berlin 12-0.

Congratulations Carson and Abby, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Players of the Week..

 

A Remarkable Season Comes to an End

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In a game as close throughout as you would expect a state semifinal to be the Indians of Cambridge fell to Millbrook 56-52 on Friday morning at Hudson Valley Community College in the Class C Final Four.

Separated by no more than a handful of points over four periods of play the two squads were tied at the quarter break, with Cambridge holding a 27-26 halftime lead, and Millbrook a 28-27 advantage heading to the final frame.

Millbrook held it’s biggest cushion of the game at 49-43 with 1:27 remaining. But Cambridge refused to go quietly trimming the lead to 50-49 with :14 left.

Four Sam McKenna free throws extended the Blazers advantage to 54-49 but the Indians Sophie Phillips knocked down a triple, going glass with 3.6 seconds setting up an all important inbounds play for Millbrook who was able to get the ball to McKenna, who calmly knocked down both free throws to seal the victory.

Erin Fox led Millbrook, (21-3), with a game-high 22 points with Kaitlin Dailey adding 13 for the Blazers who advance to the Class C state finals.

For Cambridge their three freshman all posted doubles with Sophie Phillips scoring 17 points, Fiona Mooney 13 points, and Lily Phillips adding 10 points for the Indians who finish at 25-2 with a Section II and regional title as well as a Final Four appearance, highlighting a remarkable winter campaign in Cambridge.

Cambridge Punches Ticket To Final Four

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I’ve only seen the Cambridge girls play twice this season and that’s one game more than I needed to realize this was the best Class C squad I’d seen in quite a while. Why? They can beat you like a drum in multiple ways.

The Indians can guard, and turn you over which ignites their lethal transition game.  They have knock down shooters, and a strong inside game. If that’s not enough they’re well coached and maybe most importantly they have great team chemistry.

I didn’t make the trip Saturday to Canton but by all accounts Cambridge showed all the things that make them, well Cambridge, in rolling over Madrid-Waddington 60-36 in the Class C regional final at SUNY Potsdam.

Cambridge led 14-12 after the first, and then went to work on the defensive end turning over Madrid-Waddington time and again, sparking a 16-0 run, and the Indians never looked back.

By the break the Indians had doubled up M-W at 32-16 and started the third period on an 11-0 streak leaving no doubt about their final four appearance next weekend at HVCC where Cambridge will face Millbrook in a 10 a.m. tip.

Sophie Phillips led the Indians in scoring with 17 points while Hellen Mooney added 15, and Bridey Nolan dropped 12 points drilling four triples.

With the win Cambridge improves to 25-1 on the season and now preps for a state semifinal, looking to unleash their multifaceted game two more times this final four weekend in Troy.

 

 

 

Cambridge Enters Regional Play

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The Wasaren league again this year boasted quality teams on both the girls and boys side of things.  Entering sectional play a handful of squads had legitimate chances of earning a Section II crown.  But after two weeks of post season runs just one league team is still standing, the girls of Cambridge.

The best Class C team I saw all season worked their way through the Section II tournament with wins over Cairo-Durham, Maple Hill, Hoosick Falls in the semi’s and in the finals topped Mekeel Christian in overtime.    Continue reading