Greenwich Girls, Stillwater Boys Win Wasaren League Meet

stillwater warrior73_greenwichThe Greenwich girls and Stillwater boys showed the way in the Wasaren League meet, earning team championships in Stillwater on Wednesday.

Greenwich, topped the field with 172 points, second place Stillwater finished with 142 points, Hoosic Valley 66 points, Cambridge 59 points and Mechanicville with 42 points rounded out the top five.

Dual  winners included the Witches Brynn Wright (1500 and 2000 steeplechase), Lucia D’Acchilie (100 hurdles and 400 hurdles), Stillwater’s Kelly Moran (long jump and triple jump), and Mechanicville’s Jada Brown ( 100 and 200).

On the boys side Stillwater compiled 137 points, Greenwich 70 points, Granville 52 points, Lake George 47 points and Waterford with 46 points rounded out the top five.

Three Warriors earned dual wins in the meet including Connor Smith (100 and 200), Stillwater’s Joe Yusaitis (800 and 3200), and Dylan Moran (long jump and triple jump).

A Sports Mom Remembered

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It’s been said in the sports world that a Mom is unquestionably their sons and daughters biggest fan.  Fiercely loyal to their children, whether they’re a star player or one that sees limited playing time.  Starting in Little League and for some on into college, Moms show out in full support, sport after sport, year after year.

I was fortunate to have a Mom like that. Continue reading

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

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Congratulations to Mechanicville baseball player Jacob Popiel on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Monday against Waterford, Popiel threw a no-hitter leading the Red Raiders to an 8-0 decision over the Fordians.

The Mechanicville right-hander struck out 13 and allowed three walks in pitching his first career gem.

Congratulations to Jacob, our first Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week for the spring season.

Cambridge State Champions

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Cambridge 57  Watkins Glen 43

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 24        Stasia Epler 14          McKayla McLenithan 10          Watkins Glen – Andrienna Solomon 11        Danielle Leszyk 10  Taylor Kelly 10

Cambridge can run with anyone and their opponent Watkins Glen feels the same way.  For three quarters of the Class C state final Saturday in Troy, the two squads rode transition games that had brought them to the championship run producing a fast paced, competitive game where the biggest lead by either team was five points.

Then the Cambridge defense took over. Continue reading

Wasaren Names Boys Basketball All-Stars

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MVP           Jon Kempf         Jr.     Hoosick Falls

First Team

Tristan Williams       Jr.     Cambridge

Bobby Valigorski      Sr.     Waterford

John Walsh              Sr.     Greenwich

Brian McNeil            Jr.      Stillwater

Frank Zotto             Sr.      Tamarac

 

Second Team

Isaac Carlo               Sr.       Hoosic Valley

Josh Germaine          Jr.        Mechanicville

Michael Talavera       Jr.        Waterford

Bo Catherwood        So.        Tamarac

Jacob DeFreest         Sr.        Tamarac

Zero Gravity Tourney; Panthers, Indians Fall

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Hoosick Falls and Hoosic Valley played in the Zero Gravity Tournament at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Sunday and both Wasaren squads came away with defeats.

Lake George 55  Hoosick Falls 30

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Chris Becker 20        Mason Flatley 13        Luke Pelcher 10   Falls – Tristan Williams 15

Key Stat:  Lake George held the Panthers to single digits in every frame while outscoring the Falls 30-14 in the second half, in posting their 44th straight victory over previously unbeaten Hoosick Falls.  Just four Hoosick Falls players scored in the contest as the Panthers fell for the first time in 13 outings this season.

 

St. Johnsville 46  Hoosic Valley 35

Leading Scorers:  St. Johnsville – Tyler Leon 20       Jack Brundage 11         Indians – Zach Ryan 14           Isaac Carlo 9

Key Stat:  St. Johnsville shutout the Valley in the first period taking a 13-0 lead and nursed that cushion the rest of the way to the “W”.