Mechanicville Bowling Team Earns Title


The Mechanicville boys bowling team recently clinched the regular season championship in the Colonial Council topping Lansingburgh, Schalmont, Ravena and others to earn the title.

Sophomore Jacob LaFountain finished the season with the second highest league average at 221.7, and teammate, junior Josh Kalwasinski finished in the top 10 as well with a 214 average.

Congratulations to the Red Raiders on an outstanding regular season.

Blazing Five; Boys Hoops


This week’s look at the top five individuals and teams in selected statistical categories.



Saratoga Catholic   3-0, 7-1

Cambridge              3-1, 5-2

Hoosic Valley          2-2, 2-4

Berlin                      0-3, 1-5

Waterford               0-3, 1-3 Continue reading

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas and in the North Pole

final prep for the big night was taking it’s toll.

Santa and his crew were under the gun

getting gifts ready for Christmas day fun.

“We need a break” said Santa “from the holiday toil and stress

to ensure our package delivery is done with skill and finesse.”

“A game of basketball” thought old St. Nick

“Surely a spirited run will do the trick!”

Yes the big man could shoot it and the elves play good “D”

the reindeer rebound and run, it was something to see.

An opponent that’s worthy was next on the list

“I’ve got it yelled Santa with a shake of his fist.

“A team of all-stars we’ll play from the Wasaren league

their best girls and boys will test us indeed.”

Four quarters of basketball early on Christmas eve

allowed Santa enough time to deliver to those who believe.

The all-stars were stacked with players that could score

Kempf, Erickson, Brophy and more.

Haraden, Holcomb and Sammy P.

Phillips and Mosher shooting the three.

The game was intense, spirited, well played throughout

tied with 10 seconds when Mrs. Claus called timeout.

Mrs. C and Coach Chapko had been dueling all night

drawing up plays, setting things just right.

“We’ll run a downscreen for Chris, Dasher you do the honor

if you don’t have a look Dear go corner to Donor.”

But the Kringle man was open and he bottomed his “J”

and then he and his reindeer ran to his sleigh.

“Thanks for the game” called Santa as he drove out of sight

“And Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

Mechanicville Tops The Valley


In a nice early season girls basketball matchup the Red Raiders defensive pressure proved to be the difference turning Hoosic Valley over throughout, paving the way for the 54-40 victory Wednesday night in Mechanicville.

With a good crowd on hand the two squads treated the fans to a fast paced first period. Raider guard Sammy Pasinella got things started, drilling a three from the top for half of her six points in the quarter. Continue reading

Wasaren Boys Soccer All Stars


Hudson Division First Team

MVP   Jeff Luce                11     F     Mechanicville

Luke Jordan          12     D     Greenwich

Marcus Tobin        11     M     Mechanicville

Evan Petersen       12     D     Tamarac

Chris Ciccarelli       11     M     Mechanicville

Jake Zdonick          11     M     Stillwater

David Everard       12     M     Hoosick Falls

Max Ali                    10     M     Tamarac

Trevor Strope         12     D      Greenwich

Zach Rapacciuolo   10     M     Mechanicville

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Soccer Sectional Results


Girls Soccer

Mechanicville 6  Ichabod Crane 0:  The Red Raiders scored three goals before the break to take control early in their shutout victory over Ichabod Crane.

Jada Brown with a goal and two assists led the Raider attack that saw six different players ring the bell.  Red Raider keeper Savannah Bowie earned the shutout with 8 saves for Mechanicville. Continue reading