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Suburban Field Hockey
Columbia at Saratoga
Saratoga 2 v. Columbia 0
Hunter Yourch- 2 goals assisted by Molly Russell and Lindsey Frank
Haley Waghorn assisted by Molly Russell
Olivia Vukelic assisted by Molly Russell
Molly Russell assisted by Kylie Folts
Final Score: Saratoga 5 v. Columbia 0
Corners: Saratoga - 17 | Columbia - 4
Shots: Saratoga 27 | Columbia - 0
Saratoga Goalies: Kristen Rodecker and Emma Piccirillo - 0 saves
Columbia Goalie: Maddy Hogan - 9 saves Saratoga 7-2
Spa Catholic Volleyball
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Central Catholic hosted Waterford Halfmoon on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Saints won 3-0.
Scores 25-10, 25-22, 25-23.
Highlights for the Saints 6-0 league and overall: Elise Browell 9 service points 16 assist; Kennedy Murphy 8 kills; MaryClare Pikus 2 kills 2 blocks; Emy Murray 6 service points; Molly O’Reilly 18 service points 6 aces.
Highlights for the Fordians 3-3 record: Nikki Lajeunesse 10 points, 5 digs; 1 assist Ashley Formosa 7 serves, 8 digs, 1 assist; Ayden Richards 8 serves, 3 digs, 15 assists.
Ballston Spa Boys Soccer
BALLSTON SPA — Guilderland visited Ballston Spa on Saturday, September 22. Griffen Leggieri scored the first goal for Ballston Spa, assisted by Jeffery Matthews. For the remaining 30 minutes of the first half, Guilderland couldn’t get a goal off. To start the second half, Guilderland’s Friquietto scored. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of the regular play. In overtime, Guilderland’s Tynan scored on a corner kick to finish the game 2-1 Guilderland.
Suburban Council Cross Country Dual Meet Results
Tuesday, September 25 — Ballston Spa/ Niskayuna/ Shaker at Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake
Course: Saratoga State Park | Distance: 3.05 miles
Girls Team Scores:
Ballston Spa - 27 Niskayuna - 28
BH – BL - 28 Ballston Spa - 29
Niskayuna - 20 Shaker - 26
BH – BL - 35 Ballston Spa - 33
Shaker - 18 Shaker - 21
BH – BL - 41 Niskayuna - 37
1. F. Demars, Ballston Spa - 18:43
2. K. Higgins, Shaker - 18:49
3. L. Griffin, Shaker - 19:09
4. R. Graham, BH – BL - 19:13
5. O. Skylstad, Ballston Spa - 19:33
6. C. Kokernak, Niskayuna -19:42
7. K. Hesler, Niskayuna - 19:44
8. R. Bashant, Ballston Spa - 20:02
9. O. Miles, Shaker - 0:03
10. M. Miles, Shaker - 20:23
Boys Team Scores:
BH – BL - 18 Ballston Spa - 25
Ballston Spa - 40 Niskayuna - 34
BH – BL - 21 Ballston Spa - 22
Niskayuna - 39 Shaker - 33
BH – BL - 15 Shaker - 25
Shaker - 44 Niskayuna - 34
1. E. Brennan, BH – BL - 15:43
2. T. Berg, BH – BL - 15:43
3. T. Ragone, Niskayuna - 15:50
4. M. Dolan, Niskayuna - 15:52
5. B. Guerin, Ballston Spa - 15:58
6. A. Gillooley, BH – BL - 16:22
7. N. Hunziker, BH – BL - 16:22
8. D. Metacarpa, BH – BL - 16:28
9. TJ Randall, Shaker - 16:36
10. B. Fletcher, Ballston Spa - 16:4
Ballston Spa Boys Soccer
BALLSTON SPA — On September 4, Niskayuna visited Ballston Spa on a hot, sunny Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Matthews scored for BSpa, assisted by Ethan Cook, in the first two minutes of play. But BSpa wasn’t able to put another point on the board and Niskayuna came away with a 5-1 win, with a hat trick by Ozisik, and goals by Mesbahi and Viggiano.
Suburban Field Hockey
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga at Columbia
First Half: Toga 5 v. Columbia 0
Haley Waghorn assisted by Kylie Folts
Jane Ginley assisted by Olivia Vukelic
Danielle Geils assisted by Maddie Messitt
Hunter Yourch-1, Molly Russell- 1, Katelyn Ginley- 1
Final Score: Toga 8 v. Columbia 0
Corners: Toga -12 | Columbia - 0
Shots: Toga 27 | Columbia 3
Toga Goalies: Kristen Rodecker and Emma Piccirillo - 3 saves
Col Goalie: Maddy Hogan - 16 saves
Toga 3-0 | Columbia 0-3
SRYMCA Over 50 Basketball League 2018-2019: Announcement
Saratoga Regional YMCA Over 50 Basketball League will begin its 13th season. Signups are now open at the Membership Desk of any SRYMCA Branch, or online for YMCA Members at srymca.org. New Player Evaluation will be October 17, First Game schedule for October 31. Games are played Wednesday nights. Dues are $130 for members and $260 for non-members. Sponsors and Team Captains are needed. For additional info call Paige Minear at 518-583–YMCA (9622), ext 120.
St. Michael’s College Women’s Volleyball at Union Invitational
SARATOGA COUNTY — In Friday's opening match against Skidmore, first-year Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs/ Saratoga Central Catholic) led the team with six kills on 11 attempts, finishing with a .455 hitting percentage. Fornabia and Statile also contributed five kills. In the final match of the weekend against Williams, Fornabia again led the Purple Knight with five kills and a .625 hitting percentage.
Wasaren League Saratoga Central Catholic Volleyball
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Central Catholic hosted Cambridge on Monday, September 10. Saratoga Catholic Saints beat the Cambridge Indians 3-1.
Scores: 25-17, 22-25, 25-13, 25-14
Highlights for the Saints: 2-0 overall and league Elise Browell (senior) 19 service points, 2 aces 23 assist Kennedy Murphy (senior), 9 kills Emy Murray (Junior), 9 service points Grace O'Reilly (Junior), 10 service points, 6 aces 5 kills Molly O'Reilly (Sophomore), 11 service points 5 kills.
Highlights for the Indians: Keana Sherwin 6 kills 7 blocks, Katie Simon 5 service points, JoJo Griffith 7 service points 1 kills.
Ballston Spa Boys Soccer
BALLSTON SPA — Utica-Proctor visited Ballston Spa on Friday, August 31. The first goal was scored by Utica-Proctors Somow. Ballston came back with a goal by Brayden Box assisted by Ethan Waters to tie it 1-1. In the second half Ethan Cook scored to make it 2-1. Final score 2-1 Ballston. Whitesboro visited Ballston Spa on Saturday, September 1. Whitesboro scored two goals in the first half by Stuhlman and Gorgas. Ballston scored one goal by Ethan Waters. In the second half Whitesboro scored with a goal by Williams. Final score 3-1 Whitesboro.
Shaker at Saratoga Field Hockey
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Shaker at Saratoga (at the Dome) First Half: Toga 2 v. Shaker 0 Lindsey Frank-1 Olivia Vukelic from Dani Geils Second Half: Lindsey Frank-2 goals Kylie Folts from Lindsey Frank Grace Sablich from Lindsey Frank Final Score Toga 6 v. Shaker 0 Corners: Toga-24 | Shaker -2 Shots: Toga 28 | Shaker 2 Toga Goalies: Kristen Rodecker and Emma Piccirillo - 2 saves Shaker Goalies: Kassie Egan and Davin Testo - 13 saves Toga 1-0 | Shaker 0-1
SRYMCA/Saratoga Honda Summer Youth Basketball League
Cudney’s Launderers 33 v. PJ’s BAR-B-QSA 24
After falling behind in the first half, the Cudney’s Launderers Team got a scoring burst and pulled away from the PJ’s BAR-B-QSA for a 33 to 24 win in the 2018 championship game. Cudney’s was led by Channing Adriance with 10 points, teammates Bryant Savage had eight points, Antone Robbens, Nick Scalo and Ian O’Rourke rounded out the scoring with five points apiece. PJ’s got 11 points from Christian Mello along with five points from Sam Chaucer, four points from Jacob Bader and three points from Jacob Hernandez.
Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors 46 – Saratoga PBA 44
This game lived up to the hype and we got the championship game we had all hoped for, a twopoint victory. The game was nip and tuck the whole time with many leader changes throughout the game. The Realtors finished their season undefeated but had their hands full with PBA. The victors got scoring from Niko VanValis 15 points, Logan Bevan 11 points, Tom Villano and Stephen Bebee eight points apiece, four points Jacob Armer and Gabe Berube with two points. PBA was led by Aiden Dunn, Alex Cutler and Trey Stanislowski 11 points each, Connor Johnson had eight points, Alexander Savage two points and Neil Graber with one point.
SRYMCA/Saratoga Honda Summer Youth Basketball League
JUNIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL GAMES:
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.
SENIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL GAMES:
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.
BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Central School District is pleased to announce that Kenneth Slentz will be appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools at the June 6 Board of Education meeting. Mr. Slentz currently serves as the Superintendent of the Skaneateles Central School District, located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.
“Mr. Slentz impressed the Board with his years of experience in many different educational capacities, including the time he spent at the State Education Department,” indicated Kevin Schaefer, President of the Ballston Spa CSD Board of Education.
“The Board is in complete agreement Mr. Slentz will be able to lead the Ballston Spa Central School District forward so that our students will continue to be exposed to many great opportunities. We welcome him and his wife to our community,” Schaefer continued.
Prior to joining the Skaneateles district, Mr. Slentz served for five years as the Deputy Commissioner for PK-12 Education for the New York State Education Department. Over his 24 years in public education, Mr. Slentz has also served as a teaching assistant, as a middle school social studies teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and Principal as well as a Superintendent at both Long Lake Central School District and West Canada Valley Central School District. Mr. Slentz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from SUNY Geneseo, a Master’s Degree in Education from SUNY Oswego and received Administrative Certification from SUNY Plattsburgh. Mr. Slentz was chosen through a confidential search conducted by the Ballston Spa Board of Education with help from Capital Region BOCES. Also included in the process were a small group of stakeholders who represented central and building level administration, teaching and support staff, operations staff and community members.
“We are confident our exhaustive search helped us find the right person to lead our school district. Mr. Slentz’s extensive experience will serve our students, schools and the entire community well,” said Sue Filburn, Ballston Spa School Board Vice President.
The Ballston Spa Board of Education would like to extend its sincere appreciation to both WSWHE BOCES District Superintendent Jim Dexter and Capital Region BOCES District Superintendent Anita Murphy for their guidance and help throughout a lengthy search process. Mr. Slentz and his wife Katie have one daughter, Keller, who is a graduate of Skaneateles Central School District. Mr. Slentz will begin at Ballston Spa on August 20, 2018.
BALLSTON SPA — Principal Kristi Jensen recently announced Veronika Hughes as the Valedictorian and Samantha Paley as the Salutatorian for the Ballston Spa High School Class of 2018. They will both receive a NYS Advanced Designation Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Veronika is a member of the varsity soccer team, the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Society, and Science Olympiad team, in addition to being the treasurer for Interact club. She gives back to the community by coaching an under eight soccer team and volunteers to play music at events with the Tri-M Music Honor Society. As the treasurer of the Interact club she volunteers for blood drives and community events.
Veronika plans to major in Biology at the University of Virginia. Samantha is the captain of the varsity swim team and has been swimming competitively since 3rd grade. She is a member of both the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Samantha is an accomplished flautist, achieving the highest NYSSMA audition level, All-State. She plays the flute at many community events and is a volunteer at Glens Falls Hospital. Samantha is also vice president of the Interact club and Students Helping Students. Samantha plans to pursue a career in medicine and plans to major in Biology at Binghamton University.
The BSHS Class of 2018 is currently completing their final days of their senior year and preparing for graduation on June 21. Please visit the school website for additional information at www. bscsd.org or call 518-884-7195.
Spa Catholic Baseball
SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, April 28, Spa Catholic played in the 30th Annual Phil Warring Memorial Baseball Tournament. In the first round, they played and defeated Corinth, 5-3. Nick Winslow had one run; Dante Marin had one triple and two RBIs; Jake Hart had one double and one RBI.
In round two, Spa Catholic played Schuylerville and won, 5-0. Nick Winslow had one double and was named Tournament MVP; Terel Tillman had two RBIs and one run scored; three Saratoga pitchers, Dante Marin, Terel Tillman, and Dylan Custer, combined for a three-hit shut out with seven strikeouts and one BB.Spa Catholic won for the 15th time in tournament history. On Tuesday, May 1, Spa Catholic played Greenwich, winning 3-0. Terel Tillman pitched seven innings and had zero runs and only two hits on Greenwich; Dylan Custer had one double and one RBI.
Saratoga Springs Girls Lacrosse
SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, April 25, the Saratoga Springs girl’s lacrosse team played Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and won, 17-6. Lindsey Frank and Katie Wendell had five goals and three assists; Reilly Hogan had two goals and three assists; Katie Silver had two goals; Ella Payer had one goal and one assist; Sylvie Waters had one goal and two assists; Elizabeth McGinn had one goal; Jackie Sauer had one assist; and Abigail Searles had two saves.
Spa Catholic vs. Whitehall Charity Game UPCOMING
SARATOGA SPRINGS — At 7 p.m. in Veteran’s Memorial Park on Saturday, May 5, Spa Catholic will host Whitehall in a non-league games, both teams are currently undefeated in their respective leagues. This will be a benefit game, all proceeds collected by raffles, donations, and concessions will go to Kelly’s Angels Incorporated. Kelly’s Angels, conceived by WNYT-TV reporter and Whitehall graduate, Mark Mulholland, in memory of his late wife Kelly, who lost her battle with cancer in 2007 at the age of 37. Kelly’s Angels provides gifts to children under the age of 18 who have lost a parent of sibling to cancer. Raffles will include four field level tickets to a New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox game on Monday, August 27. Tickets are $10 apiece and will be available at Saratoga Central Catholic and the game.
Saratoga Regional YMCA Basketball [ OVER 25-YEAR-OLD LEAGUE ]
TEAM WINK 107 – TEAM LOMBARDO 81
With Team Wink breaking the record for most points, 107, scored in any basketball league game at the Saratoga Regional YMCA and Team Lombardo also scoring 81 points the teams broke the record for total points in a game. The Darkwing scored 40 points and teammates Brian Travis and JR Michael scored 29 and 22 respectively in the win while Team Lombardo got 31 points from Chris Peroni, 21 points from Elijah Summersil, 12 points apiece from Dave Lombardo and Tim Herrick.
TEAM DUFF 65 – TEAM EMERY 62
In a game that was tied at halftime and tied at the end of regulation, teams had to settle it in overtime where Team Duff finally got a 65 to 62 over Team Emery. Team Duff got a last second threepointer by Josh Demarais to send the game in to overtime. Team Duff were led by Josh Demarais, Carter Flanigan and Corey Harkins all scoring 16 points. Team Emery got a game high 23 points from Blake Rizzi while teammates Chantz Baudoux 16 points, Brendon Emery 13 points, and Chris Cameron 12 points.
TEAM SIKORA 64 – TEAM REED 56
Using a balanced scoring attack and getting points from everyone on the team, which was led by Zach Manrique’s 14 points, Team Sikora pulled off a victory over Team Reed 64 to 56. Ryan O’Rourke dropped in 21 points and Vonzel Legal added 17 points in the loss.
BALLSTON SPA — The KidWind Challenge, a middle and high school student challenge is the “ultimate wind energy learning experience for students,” said the official website.
When students partake in the challenge they discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology, design, build, and test a functional creative wind turbine, and compete with their peers in a supportive environment. Students from Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School in Malta, team name Cool Breeze, are traveling to Chicago for nationals on May 8-10. Cool Breeze is made up of juniors from Galway School and Fort Edward School; Erik Malanoski, Lindsey Gilesky, Jacob O’Brien, and Christian Hines from Galway and Derek Lyons from Fort Edward. The team is coached by John Balet, an instructor with the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program at Ballston Spa. He facilitated the KidWind project in the classroom for the past three years within a transdisciplinary classroom of juniors with a math and English teacher. On March 17, the team qualified to participate in the KidWind Regional Competition at the GE Renewable Energy Headquarters in Schenectady. Placing second in that competition secured them an invitation to the national competition in Chicago.
“They did not simply design a turbine to produce power. Although this design was a big part of the competition, the team’s knowledge of wind energy, production, marketing, and ultimate environmental implications brought them to a qualifying position at the GE competition,” said Balet via email.
The team is attaining the funds for the trip through a variety of sources, it is not gifted to them through the school or competition.
“The engineering design process we use in this 2-week unit plays a significant role in the students’ competitive edge. The concepts of wind energy are researched and then students apply what they learn to basic blade designs. As the students form self-selected teams to complete the classroom KidWind challenge, the instructors do not simply provide the answers, but rather the guidance to suggest different ideas and approaches to the designs. There is a lot of trial and error throughout the process. This student team relayed this fact to the judges at the GE competition as they discussed their successes, the challenges they faced both with the design and with their peers as they collaborated on the project, and all that they learned from the numerous failed designs. Ultimately, the judges were impressed with the students’ knowledge of wind energy as well as their candid discussions of the real challenges they faced and how they overcame them,” he explained.
This is the third year that the Clean Tech ECHS has had a team participate in the National KidWind Challenge.