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Friday, 31 August 2018 11:40

Local All-Star Moments

SRYMCA/Saratoga Honda Summer Youth Basketball League

Cudney’s Launderers  48 - Saratoga Financial Services 34 

In the first of our semi-final games, Cudney’s Launderers got 14 points apiece from Bryant Savage and Channing Adriance, along with 10 points from Nick Scalo and Antone Robbens, to defeat Saratoga Financial Services 48 to 34. Tobey Diulio had a game high 16 points while Noah Diulio and Noah Tousignant each scored six points in the loss. Cudney’s Lauderers now goes on to play PJ’s BAR-B-QSA in the championship game.

PJ’s BAR-B-QSA  27 - Village Photo 16
In what turned into a hard-fought defensive battle, PJ’s and Village Photo each held one another to just six second half points and took a 27 to 16 win in the semi-finals match. Christian Mello exploded for a game high 17 points all coming in the first half and Jacob Bader added eight points in the victory. Kemauri Johnson had seven points from while teammates Wyatt Wood and Henry Erreger each contributed two points in the loss.

Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors  40 - Synergy Promotions  31

In a game that looked like either team could win it, undefeated Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors prevailed over a never say die Synergy Promotions by a score of 40 to 31. The Realtors once again used a balanced scoring attack with Logan Bevan leading the way with 15 points. Stephen Bebee added six points, Tom Villano four points, Jacob Armer, Aiden Bevan, Niko VanValis, Gabe Berube each had three points and Jamie Cohen had two points. Pat Deschaine scored 13 points, Elijah Woods, Gordon Murray and Tyler Stack each scored five points in the loss.

Saratoga PBA  32 – Saratoga Firefighters 27
Saratoga PBA got off to an early lead and had a 10 point advantage at halftime 19 to 9. The firemen never gave up and made a game of it in the second half but just fell short in the end. Aiden Dunn led the winners with 16 points while teammate Alex Cutler added 10 points. The firefighters Charlie Didonato scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half but it wasn’t enough. Coach of the PBA team Kristy Savage, has a team in each division championship game.


Ballston Spa Boys Soccer vs. Troy

BALLSTON SPA — Troy visited Ballston Spa on August 28th. BSpa took an early lead with a goal from Jeff Matthews. Ballston Spa led 5-0 at the half. The final score was 7-0 Ballston, with goals by Duttine, Jaruga, Matthews (2), Savoia, Ethan Waters, and Justin Waters..


NENY PGA Junior League Championship Results

SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga National Golf Club All-Star team earned the 2018 NENY PGA Section Junior League Championship title. They will advance into the PGA Junior League Regionals Presented by National Car Rental hosted on September 8-9 at Watertown Golf Club in Watertown, CT where they will compete against AllStar teams from New England
PGA and Connecticut PGA. In the second round matches hosted this morning at Town of Colonie Golf Course, Saratoga National All Star team defeated the Albany North team 10 to 2 and the Albany East All Star team defeated the Saratoga League  9 to 3.  In the Championship Match, the Saratoga National’s team defeated the Albany East team handily by a score of 11 to 1 flags earned.  

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 14:23

SRYMCA Fall Basketball League

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Registration for the Saratoga Regional YMCA fall basketball league will be in full swing on Monday, September 10.

“We’re hoping to add two more teams to the fall league and that’s like what the growth has been, two teams each year, which is what we’re looking for this year,” explained league coordinator Mike Laudicina.

The decision to start early was based on the success of the summer league, which went from having six teams and 46 kids the year before and 72 kids and a two-team expansion this summer.

“I’d like to finish a little bit earlier because last year near the end, baseball was starting so we were losing a lot of players. It’s not fair to the team if somebody is a good athlete and they make the football team and they leave and all of a sudden you go from a team that depended on one person,” he explained.

A lot of the same kids who played in the summer also play in fall as well.

Other than starting early, “everything is going to be about the same as last year. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” Laudicina laughed.

The coaching staff is full, with new coaches from the summer league also carrying over into the fall. However, the fall league is still looking for two team sponsors. The fall league will carry on its’ tradition of their end of season banquet courtesy of Saratoga Honda.

“I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to do the banquet again like we did last year but by getting that donation from Saratoga Honda, that money will go and pay for the banquet. Last year, I budgeted $2,200 because that would always cover it, and last year we doubled in size so all of a sudden I had a $5,000 bill and I didn’t have the budget to cover it,” he said. 

Saratoga Honda has that covered this year.

“In the summer league we ended up with a lot more girls, which is good, because that means that they’ll sign up for the fall. We had a young lady who played in the league two years ago, who was so timid, and quiet and would run back and forth with her hands down, she didn’t want the ball, but she wanted to play basketball. She didn’t want to make a mistake, but this year, she was a terror,” he laughed.

Laudicina’s goal for the basketball leagues is always healthy competition. He never wants one team to dominate over the others the entire season.

“You want everybody to be competitive. Everybody won games, and everybody lost games,” he said.

As always, scholarships are available to those in need. To sponsor a team or sign up your child, contact Mike Laudicina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-583-9622 ext. 145.

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 13:15

Local All-Star Moments

SRYMCA/Saratoga Honda Summer Youth Basketball League

Saratoga Financial Services  43 – Village Photo 34
In a game that was close with five minutes left until the final buzzer, Saratoga Financial Services pulled ahead for good to get a 43 to 34 victory over Village Photo. The winners were led by Rodell Evans with 18 points and Jacob Alexander with 16 points. Jordon Cousar had 14 points while teammate Ben VanValkenburg hit for 12 points in the loss.

Cudney’s Launderers 30 - PJ’s BAR-B-QSA  27 
This game was a defensive battle from beginning to end with Cudney’s Launderers coming out with a three-point win over PJ’s
BBQ. Nick Scalo had a team high 11 points, Stephon Lindsey, Ian O’Rourke and Bryant Savage each scored four points in the victory. Christian Mello dropped in 11 points for PJ’s.

Synergy Promotions 35 Saratoga PBA  34
Berkshire Hathaway Blake After trailing throughout the game, Synergy put on a lastminute push and defeated PBA by one point in one of the most exciting games of the season. Pat Deschaine scored 18 points and Carter Cigan added another five points in the one-point win. Trey Stanislowski was high scorer for PBA with 14 points
while Neil Graber got another four points.

Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors  63 – Saratoga Springs Firefighters  22
Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors got out to a 20 point halftime lead and cruised to an easy 63 to 22 win over the Saratoga Firefighters. Getting five players in double figures in scoring led by Logan Bevan’s 19 points along with some timely three-pointers from Jacob Armer who wound up with 12 points matching teammate Stephen Bebee’s 12 points, Aiden Bevan and Niko VanValis each contributed 10 points. Arion Rose led his team in scoring with 14 points in the defeat.

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 14:33

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Saratoga Springs Little League

All three Saratoga Springs Little League Teams (10U, 11U, and 12U) advanced to the State Championship Tournaments. They are the only Little League in the State represented in all three tournaments!  The 12U team is still playing in the State Championship this week in the Bronx. The 11U All Star players and coaches worked very hard and represented in the State Championship Tournament as Section 2 North Champions. Their run ended Sunday but they made it to the final eight teams in NY State. They lost to Tri Village 10 to 7 Sunday. They recorded 10 hits with Mack Harris, Ronan Rowe, Drew Stallmer and Daniel Klochaney all recording multiple hits. Unfortunately, it just wasn't enough, and they came up short. Better luck next year to these fine players and coaches. The Saratoga Springs Little League 10U All Star players and coaches worked very hard and represented in the State Championship Tournament as Section 2 North Champions last week. Their run ended Monday evening...but they made it to the final six teams in NY State, obviously a great accomplishment! They lost to Merrick Bellmore 7 to 6 on Monday. They took a 4 to 3 lead into the fifth but came out of it down 7 to 4. They were down but not out, fought till the end. In the top of the sixth they cut the lead to one run and loaded up the bases, but they came up just short.

SRYMCA/Saratoga Honda Summer Youth League

Saratoga Financial Services  39 Cudney’s Launderers  29
Saratoga Financial Services got four points apiece from Noah Tousignant and Noah Diulio while teammate Jacob Alexander added two points in a win over Cudney’s Launderers. Cudney’s was led by Antone Robbens 14 points along with nine points from Bryant Savage.

Village Photo  32 - PJ’s BAR-B-QSA  26 With the help of Kemauri Johnson’s seven points and teammates Jordon Cousar’s six points and four points apiece from Jackson Howell and Jaden Cousar, Village Photo was able to get a hard fought victory over PJ’s BAR-B-QSA by a score of 32 to 26. PJ’s picked up 10 points from Jacob Hernandez, four points from Yudley Tineo and two points from Ethan Calderon in the loss.

Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors  67 - Synergy Promotions  35
With everyone on the team scoring in both halves of the game Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors used that balanced scoring attack to beat Synergy 67 to 35. Niko VanValis scored 14 points along with eight points from Stephen Bebee and six points apiece from Jamie Cohen and Andrew Masten and another four points from Jacob Armer. Synergy got nine points from Caleb Beverly and four points from Gordon Murray.

Saratoga PBA  31 – Saratoga Firefighters 28 PBA got off fast and had a 16 to 5 halftime lead over Saratoga Firefighters and never looked back in getting a 48 to 28 victory. PBA’s Alex Cutler had a game high 16 points and teammates Aiden Dunn, Emelyn Tineo and Connor Johnson each scored seven points. Arion Rose had seven points, Sean Lee had four points, and two points apiece from Joe Reynolds and Ryan Boyle in the loss.


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Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:11

Local All-Star Moments

Saratoga Strike Zone
Monday, July 16 was interesting. The mighty Jets showed the league how to squish the fish as they pummeled the Dolphins! The Steelers continued to show dominance and took down the Raiders even though they had super sub John Pancake on the team. Although the Raiders lost, that didn’t stop Kevin Ngo from winning a cool $500 from the crazy 8’s jackpot. The Giants and Chargers match was interrupted by a “rain delay” and they had to move to another pair but that didn’t affect sub Bruce Simek as he rolled 259,258,218 and 269 for a 1004 series! HIGH SCORES FROM THE NIGHT WERE: Kevin Ngo 253,237,257= 747 Mike Demartino 248,264,227 = 739 Rick Schott 232,278,215= 725 Cliff Stoddard 261,234,222 = 717 Rick Bogholtz 234,222,259 = 715 Christian Baitinger 221,243,237=701 Contribution by Chaz Senecal.

SSRYMCA/Saratoga Honda Summer Youth League
Saratoga Financial Services 26 – Village Photo 23
With Rodell Evans III scoring 20 of his team’s 26 points, the Saratoga Financial Services team squeaked out a 26 to 23 victory over Village Photo. Rodell scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half when Saratoga Financial needed it most. Village Photo was led by Ben Van Valkenburg’s seven points along with Jaden Cousar’s six points. PJ’s BAR-B-QSA  24 – Cudney’s Launderers 21 In another close game, PJ’s BARB-QSA  got a game high eight points from Sammy Chaucer and an awesome block under the basket to pick up a hard fought 24 to 21 win over Cudney’s. PJ’s also got four points from Jacob Bader and three points from Riley Waterhouse. Cudney’s Launderers were led by Nick Scalo with seven points and five points from Channing Adriance.
Saratoga PBA  38 –  Synergy Promotions 28
PBA used Alex Cutlers game high 16 points along with Trey
Stanislowsky and Aiden Dunn’s eight points apiece and four points from Alexander Savage to grab a 10-point win over Synergy. PBA got off to a great early start and had a 20 to 7 lead at halftime. But in the second half, shots started falling for Synergy and they closed the gap to a four-point deficit only to have PBA pull away at the end. Elijah Woods got seven points, five points apiece from Gordon Murray, Antonio Calderon, Carter Cigan and Tobia Boyce and Caleb Beverly with three points each in the loss. Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors  36 – Saratoga Springs Firefighters 29 The Realtors got off to a quick start but the Firefighters never let them pull to fall ahead but in the end, the Realtors held on for a 36 to 29 triumph over the firefighters. The victors got 13 points from Logan Bevan while teammates Gage Berbue, Aiden Bevan and Andrew Masten scored seven, six and five points respectively. Arion Rose scored 16 points and Ryan Boyle added five points in the defeat.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:12

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(Opening Photo: TEAM WINK wins the Over 25 League.)

SRYMCA / Saratoga Honda Summer Youth League
Saratoga Financial Services 42 - PJ’s BAR-B-QSA  24
In the first game of the season, Saratoga Financial Services got scoring from everyone playing. Led by Rodell Evans lll with 18 points, while teammate Toby Diulio added another 10 points, Josue Matinez and Noah Diulio got four points apiece in the 42 to 24 victory. PJ’s were led by Sam Chaucer and Riley Waterhouse with six points each and Jacob Bader, Yudley Tineo, Jacob Hernandez contributed four points apiece.

Cudney’s Launderers  43 – Village Photo  25
Cudney’s used Nick Scalo’s game high 15 points, along with Channing Adriance 14 points, and Antone Robbens 11 points to get a 43 to 25 victory. Village Photo’s Ben Van Valkenburg had 13 points and Kemauri Johnson dropped in another eight points in the loss.

Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors  42 – Saratoga PBA  31
The realtors got off to a big first half and led PBA by 16 points at halftime while PBA picked it up in the second half they came up just a little short losing 42 to 31. Logan Bevan and Niko VamValis each scored 12 points along with teammates Tom Villano and Stephen Bebee dropped in seven points apiece in the victory. PBA spread the points around led by Emelyn Tineo with 8 points while Alexander Savage’s
6 points, Trey Stanislowsky and Connor Johnson 5 points each.

Synergy Promotions  33 – Saratoga Springs Firefighters  22
In what turned out to be a defensive battle, Synergy kept the firefighters at bay most of the night and held on for a 33 to 22 victory. Pat Deschaine was high scorer for the winners with 13 points, Elijah Woods and Gordon Murray chipped in eight and six points respectively. Charlie Didonato led all scorers with a game high 15 points in the loss. 


Saratoga Springs Little League
The 12s won the District Championship series with a 9 to 5 victory over Rotterdam-Carman! They went into the bottom of the 6th down 5 to 3 and walked it off in dramatic fashion with an Owen Redick grand slam!
The 10s won the District Championship series with a 10 to 4 victory over RotterdamCarman! Colin Mack pitched a complete game for Saratoga with 5 Ks along the way. Colin was supported all night by a strong defense which was led by Cooper Villiere in Center Field. At the plate Colin Mack led the way with 4 hits and Cooper Villiere, Nate More, Jackson Covell and Noah Sanita contributed 2 hits each. This gives SSLL all 3 District 11/12 Championships (10U, 11U and 12U) for the first time in the league’s long history. Congratulations to the entire SSLL community for fostering such a great program.  Congratulations to the players and coaches for getting the job done on the field.  All 3 teams move on to play in 3 game series with Saratoga Springs Little League District 10/37 champions for the Section 2 North crown and a spot in the 8 team State tournament.
10s are playing New Hartford from District 10, 11s are playing Plattsburgh from District 37 and 12s opponent is to be determined on Thursday when Plattsburgh plays against Marcy-Deerfield.  The 12s will be in action at home this Saturday, July 14 while the 10s and 11s will be in action at home on Sunday, July 15 (check back to the site for game times, some are currently TBD). The 8s were also in action Monday night and beat Schuylerville 9 to 3 to take 3rd place in the Summer Sizzler blue division. They played their best defensive game of the summer holding a good hitting team to only 3 runs led by Ceko Cupp making plays at the hot corner and Ethan booth throwing a runner out at 2B going for a double. The bats woke up in the 4th with an inside the park HR by Ben Isenovski and again in the 5th with back-to-back doubles by Jaxon Brahler, Liam Creager, and Derek Ogniewski! Next up for them is the Pepsi Tournament in Glens Falls.

Saratoga Strike Zone
Two nights of bowling calls for big news! Thursday proved to be a good make up night as Claude Barrera bowled his first career 300 and Walter Thorne Jr fired games of 279,267 and 256 for an 802 series! Bowling on a Thursday didn’t throw off anyone’s groove but Monday proved to be different. Monday was “lights out” as the Bears took down the undefeated Bills. A power outage helped a few teams regroup and take the win in a few matches throughout the night. I believe we should all watch the AFC west division, they are the tightest division in the league right now and that showdown could get
interesting. Other great scores from both nights include: THURSDAY Claude Barrera 300 Clinton Juracka 299 Rob Eggelston 275 Rick Bogholtz 248,226,257 =731 Ross Boone 225,298,202 = 725 Mike Richardson 290,238,189 = 717 Christian Chiarito 248,246,215 =709 Andrew Marotta 258,231,212 = 701 Kyle Phillips 236,195,268 = 699 Chaz Senecal 251,204,243 = 698 MONDAY Joe Gatzendorfer 224,266,254 = 744 Ken Companion, Jr. 239,267,195= 701 Vinnie Nichols 207,247,241 = 695 Bill Wigand 216,247,230 = 693 Contribution by Chaz Senecal. Saratoga Strike Zone
Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018  

Saratoga Wilton Youth Baseball
8u All Stars
The boys earned a bid to the State Tournament by going 3 - 2, on the strength of a stout defense that allowed the fewest runs of any team in the District Tournament.  Their State campaign begins on Friday in Queensbury.
9u All Stars
The boys on the 9u team won their second consecutive District Championship.  Shut down pitching and live bats took the boys to a 5 - 0 record in the District Tournament.  Their State Tournament begins in North Colonie on Thursday.

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