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Saratoga Springs Gymnastics
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs High School gymnastics team opened their season on December 5th by traveling to Bethlehem High School for the annual Tumble for Hunger Meet. Saratoga is once again the team to beat in Section 2 gymnastics this season with Ava Dallas, last year’s all-around runner-up, and Sophia Damiano, last year’s 3rd place all-around finisher, both returning for their junior year. Dallas placed 13th in the allaround at last year’s New York State Gymnastics Championship meet while Damiano placed 20th. Junior Megan Wishart, last year’s 8th place all-around finisher and state qualifier on the vault, and freshman Erika Sudigala, are expected to emerge as Saratoga is seeking their 19th consecutive Section 2 gymnastics title. Head Coach Deb Smarro, who is in her 14th year leading Saratoga gymnastics, and assistant coach Tiffany Hogben, are excited to get the season underway. “We lost a significant amount of leadership and experience from last year’s team due to graduation. However, some of our younger gymnasts have worked really hard over the summer to acquire new skills and contribute to the team. I also have a few newcomers in senior Miranda Lynch and sophomore Carly Ruschak that I’m looking forward to see compete for us this year,” commented Smarro after a recent practice.
Eighteen Saratoga Springs High School Student-Athletes Recognized
SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, December 3, 18 student-athletes from Saratoga Springs High School were recognized for their commitment to play intercollegiate athletics. Students shared what schools they will attend, why they chose the school, and thanked the people that supported them.
The students are as follows:
• Aisling Byrne - Rowing Rutgers University
• Dolly Cairns - Basketball University of Rhode Island
• A.J. Cavotta - Golf Southern New Hampshire University
• Kathryn Cuneo - Rowing Cornell University
• Madeleine Duchaussee - Track and Field Northeastern University
• Adelle Feeley - Diving College of the Holy Cross
• Grace Goodell - Rowing University of Texas in Austin
• Issabella Hussey - Rowing University of Louisville
• Madyson Kolligian - Lacrosse Siena College
• Joey (Josef) Laurer - Baseball Siena College
• Catherine O'Hara - Lacrosse Siena College
• Madelaine Oke - Rowing Rutgers University
• Michael Pazderski - Rowing Drexel University
• Maecy Rickman - Rowing Boston University
• Abigail Searles - Lacrosse University of Pennsylvania
• Skylar Shea - Rowing Northeastern University
• Olivia Vavasour - Rowing Brown University
• Sylvie Waters - Lacrosse Boston University
BURNT HILLS —
The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) hosted its 21st Annual Vocal Scholarship competition at Calvary Episcopal Church in Burnt Hills on March 4. Seniors from high schools across the Greater Capital Region had been invited to compete. Of the nine applicants performing selections from the standard song repertoire, Phoebe Reuther from Shaker High School and runner-up Nicholas Contois from Shaker High School won $1,000 and $750 scholarships, respectively. The students' music teachers are Dan Foster and Tyler Thomas. Ms. Reuther was selected to the concert choir of the Suburban Council Music Festival in 2016 and 2018 and the Area All State Music Festival in 2016. She has participated in many charity events and sang for "Raise Your Voice: Sing for Kids" to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the Center for Disabilities Telethon and the Hope Seven Food Pantry Benefit in Troy. As a performer she appeared with the Saratoga Children's Theatre as beggar woman in "Sweeney Todd." Ms. Reuther said she wants to become a music educator "to bring music into children's lives."
Mr. Contois is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, he was chosen for the 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles as well as All-Eastern and participated in the NYSSMA Area and All State Music Festivals. In February 2018 he was WMHT Student of the Month, and he performed in a Schenectady Light Opera Company (SLOC) youth production as Tony in "West Side Story." Mr. Contois wants to pursue a career in musical theater.
Jurors for the awards were Robert Reeves, Megan Wilson and Yiping Wu. Mr. Reeves was BHOS's music director for two decades; he started the scholarship competition in 1997. Mrs. Gebert Wilson is a member of the music faculty of Emma Willard School and Russell Sage College; she maintains a private voice studio. Mr. Wu is a professor at Schenectady County Community College where he directs the SCCC choruses and teaches aural skills and voice. Funded as a component of the organization's operating budget, the Vocal Scholarship Program is fundamental to BHOS's community outreach endeavors. BHOS is working to extend the reach of this competition within the Capital Region. For information: www.bhos.us.
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SARATOGA COUNTY — With eight matches at a time taking place, it can be a little hard to catch up on who pinned who and in what amount of time. On Saturday, Feb. 10, Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Schuylerville, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, among other local schools, took to the mat. At 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, NYSPHSAA Division I and Division II Championships will take place, venue TBA.
170 - Tyler Barnes pinned Liam Mooney (Colonie), 1:27.
182 – Jake Cooke pinned Dom Nassivera (Queensbury), 1:05.
285 – Jake Stangle dec. Paul Brown (Mohonasen), 3-2.
BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE:
113 - John DeConno dec. Brennen Rivas (Amsterdam), 3-1.
126 – Orion Anderson pinned Austin Lints (Schoharie), 1:16.