Thoughts From a Championship Monday


Monday night in Mechanicville the Wasaren League crowned it boys and girls basketball champions with the gentlemen from Hoosick Falls and the ladies of Cambridge earning titles.  The present format has only been in play for a couple years after the realignment of the league and it provides for a special night of basketball which everyone in attendance enjoyed on Monday.   Continue reading

Panthers and Indians Crowned Wasaren Champions


The Wasaren basketball championships played out Monday in Mechanicville and both the boys and girls contests gave the packed house it’s monies worth with each game being decided late.  At night’s end Hoosick Falls came away with a 55-52 decision over Waterford in the boys title run and the Cambridge girls held off Tamarac and posted the 56-48 “W” in the nightcap.   Continue reading

Championship Monday in the Wasaren


Tonight in Mechanicville Wasaren basketball titles will be decided in double-header action with league champions being crowned by night’s end.  The boys title game with Hoosick Falls facing Waterford get’s things started with a 6 p.m. tip and the girls run featuring Cambridge and Tamarac will follow at 7:30.

On the boys side of things the question remains, “Can anybody stop Hoosick Falls?”  The Panthers have won 53 straight Wasaren contests and are 83-2 in their last 85 league outings.   Continue reading

Mechanicville Tops Hoosic Valley


On Saturday afternoon the final crossover game in the Wasaren played out with the Mechanicville girls hosting Hoosic Valley.  The teams had split two contests earlier in the year and this one had all the makings of another competitive run between the neighboring schools.  But in the rubber game of the match, Mechanicville took control early and gradually pulled away from the Indians notching the 53-39 decision.

The Raiders ran out to a 17-10 lead after one, led 25-16 at the break, and put the game away with a 19-12 advantage in the third.

Mechanicville bottomed eight triples on the afternoon with senior guard Taylor Grayson drilling four and leading the Raiders with 16 points in the contest.  Junior guard Charli Goverski added 13 points in the victory for the Raiders who improve to 12-7 on the season.

Alex Rifenburg and Sami Dickinson with 10 points each led the Valley attack as the Indians finish the regular season with a 15-4 mark.

Fine years for both squads who now set their sights on sectional play, with both teams poised for lengthy second season runs.


Friday Night Crossover Results


A crossover Friday in the Wasaren offered few surprises at the end of the night as games played out as we thought they would.  A nice win for the Valley boys over Tamarac highlighted the action and here’s a closer look at all the contests from a February Friday.


Greenwich 83  Berlin 22

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 25       Emma Brophy 11       Tess Merrill 10       Faith Hewitt 10                  Mountaineers – Kaley Culbertson 4        McKenna Jansen 4      Lockett 4

Key Stat:  The Witches steamrolled Berlin with 33 points in the first period, put 10 players in the scoring column and cruised to the easy victory over the Mountaineers.   Continue reading

Crossover Weekend


It’s crossover weekend in the Wasaren where teams from the Hudson and Battenkill divisions play opponents with the same order of finish from the opposing division culminating with Championship Monday in Mechanicville where Cambridge and Tamarac will compete for the girls title, with Hoosick Falls and Waterford vying for the boys crown.

Here’s a quick look at the crossovers matchups. Continue reading

Falls, Valley, Warriors Notch Victories


The boys side of the Wasaren wrapped up it’s regular season on Thursday night with a trio of runs, highlighted by Hoosick Falls junior Jon Kempf scoring his 1000th career point.

Hoosick Falls 62  Greenwich 45

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Jon Kempf 27       Dimitri Rose 14       Tristan Williams 12    Witches – John Walsh 12       Carson Mosher 10

Key Stat:  The Falls built a 37-19 lead at the half, on their way to the comfortable win, completing another undefeated season in league play and notching their 53rd straight Wasaren victory.  Kempf with 27 points led the Panther attack, and  became the fourth Hoosick Falls boys player to reach the 1000 point milestone.


Hoosic Valley 71  Berlin 30

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Zach Ryan 14       Brandon Jesmain 11        Isaac Carlo 10       Derek Eddy 10      Mountaineers – Malichi Ritter 10

Key Stat:  The Indians won every quarter and put 12 players in the scoring column, in posting the road win over the Mountaineers.


Stillwater 45  Cambridge 36

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 12       Grant Baker 11         Indians – Ben Epler 11        Brian Hall 10

Key Stat:  In a game tied 19-19 at the break Stillwater rode a 25-17 advantage over the final two periods to the “W” in Cambridge.



Greenwich 68  Salem 41

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 23       Tess Merrill 14        Marquita Gutasy 10 Generals – Riche 14       Boyark 11       Spencer 10

Key Stat:  The Witches outscored Salem 48-17 over the middle two periods, cruising to the non-league victory.


Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

73_greenwichCongratulations to Greenwich basketball player Molly Brophy on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On January 28th against Stillwater, the Witches sophomore scored her 1000th career point, connecting on a first half bucket in the paint.  Brophy finished the night with 15 points in the 64-55 Greenwich win.

Two nights later Molly scored 20 points in a 54-50 loss to Tamarac, and the 5’9″ guard finished the week with a 22 point outing on Friday, leading the Witches to a 73-28 “W” over Spa Catholic.


Congratulations to Molly, our latest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.