Wasaren Hoops Championship Poll

Weigh in on which teams will win league titles in girls and boys basketball this season.


Basketball Season Draws Near


Thinking back to my time as a player and coach, it always seemed to me that basketball season ramped up once we had snow in the air.  I know, it makes little sense but in my mind that first snowfall meant the season that I so enjoyed was on.  With the white stuff blanketing our area overnight it means it’s on indeed.

High school teams move into the second phase of their basketball year over the next few days when they take the floor for scrimmages.

As player I used to love scrimmages as they gave you opportunity to go against teams and players from others leagues.  At the Valley back in the day we’d travel to Hudson Falls, Glens Falls, Lansingburgh and always cross the river for a run with the Red Raiders of Mechanicville in their old gym which was a great venue. Continue reading

State Finals Weekend

Cambridge-Salem Wears the Class C Crown


On a rainy night in Lansingburgh the Indians of Cambridge-Salem took control early then weathered a Chatham comeback before closing things out, clinching the Section II Class C championship with a 41-27 decision over the Panthers.

The combination of a talented offensive line and a pair of explosive, senior running backs in Tyler Linendoll and Tommy English have paid dividends all season and on this Friday night things were no different.  The O-line opened gaping holes and the senior tandem took advantage with Linendoll running for 242 yards with three touchdowns and English adding 153 yards with two scores.   Continue reading

Boys Soccer


Mechanicville 6  Stillwater 2:  The Red Raiders improve to 11-0 in league play with the victory over Stillwater in the 8th annual Indian Cup match.

Jeff Luce and Chris Ciccarelli with two goals each, and Zach Rapaccioulo and Brandt St.Gelais with single strikes led the Mechanicville attack.

Jack Rubenstein and Nick Mincher connected with goals for Stillwater. Continue reading

Soccer Roundup


Mechanicville 10  Berlin 0:  The Red Raiders rang the bell five times in each half to post the shutout victory over the Mountaineers.

Jeff Luce scored four goals, three coming in the first 3:30 of the match to lead the Mechanicville assault.

Chris Ciccarelli added a pair of goals and Marcus Tobin, John Pingelski, Kevin Charette and Riley Duesler found the back of the net as well for the Raiders.

Zach White and Glenn Prarie combined to make four saves between the posts for Mechanicville who with the win moves to 11-0-1 on the year.
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