ITHACA — Fourteen athletes will represent Ballston Spa and the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks at the NYS Championships at Ithaca College on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. The swimming preliminaries as well as diving preliminaries, semifinals, and finals will be held on Friday. Swimming finals will take place on Saturday. Three athletes will be representing the schools in the diving portion of the championships on Friday: Ballston Spa’s Emma Swistak will be representing Ballston Spa; while Felicity Ryan…
SCHUYLERVILLE — Approximately three hundred sixty runners were registered for Saturday’s 5th Annual Revolutionary Run for Veterans in Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville. This year the race had a new location and racecourse. Compared to previous years, this year’s course was relatively flat and fast. The race began at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville, and navigated the historic towpath north and across the canal to the Hudson Crossing park. Following a shallow loop around the Hudson Crossing Park field, the…
SHENENDEHOWA — Forty-three is the magic number. It’s the number of days that have passed since Averill Park handed Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake their only loss of the season. But on Saturday, November 5 the Spartans got their revenge by defeating Averill Park by a final score of 24-6 in a 2016 NYSPHSAA Class A Football playoff game. The Spartans opened up the game dominant on the offensive side of the football. Sophomore quarterback Darien LaPierta threw a perfect spiral thirty-seven…
A focused group of a recent study contained more than 55,000 men and women ages 18 to 100. About a quarter of them were runners. Over fifteen years, those who ran just 50 minutes a week or fewer at a moderate pace were less likely to die from either cardiovascular disease compared with those who didn’t run at all. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that even five to ten minutes a day of…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Imagine having minimal facial expression, swinging your arms as you walk, or a tremor in one of your hands. These are some of the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. This progressive disorder of the nervous system affects one’s movement. Any symptoms tend to continue, and worsen over time. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, “as many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis,…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A sunny Friday afternoon paved the way for the 2016 Section II Cross Country Championships at Saratoga State Park. Both the Saratoga Springs High School boys and girls cross-country teams entered the day’s competition with undefeated overall records. The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross-country team also entered the run with an impressive record of 11-2. The highlight from the Class B Boys section of the race was Evan Brennan. The Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa runner finished the race…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Monday, October 24 St. Clement’s Regional Catholic School held a ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing to unveil new playground equipment. Exercise on a playground provides significant physical and connotative benefits. It can ultimately lead to students becoming more attentive in the classroom. Acknowledging this notion, St. Clement’s used proceeds from this past May’s Spring Ball to support the playground’s development. Lead donors from The Spring Ball were the Prime Group Mid-Atlantic and the Apy Family. Back…
SARATOGA SPRINGS ­— What was your parent’s biggest worry when you were four years old? Sending you off to pre-school? Helping you distinguish colors, letters, and shapes? Or even learning the concept of time? These worries were obsolete for Kim and Lori Rossiter. Their daughter, Ainsley, was diagnosed with Infantile Neuroazonal Dystrophy (INAD) at the tender age of four years old. INAD is an extremely rare terminal illness which slowly causes global paralysis. There are less than twenty known active…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced that a series of upgrades will be made to the historic paddock mutuel building at Saratoga Race Course. The work is anticipated to be complete in advance of the 2017 meet. The project, which is slated to begin in November, will update the building to feature a new slate roof and will also repair and replace the current rafters. The last series of renovations completed on the building was…
I’m sure parents have seen this time and again. Their children seem more interested in their sport than their schoolwork. Sports can have that domino effect on a child. It cannot only serve as motivation to boost their academic standing but also help them develop socially from the daily interactions with their teammates. For those teens that do well in school playing on a sports team can benefit them in regards to their organization. Their sport season forces them to…
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