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College hockey notes: Vecchione is his own biggest critic

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
After winning a second straight ECAC Hockey player of the week award on Tuesday, one would surmise that Union sophomore center Mike Vecchione would be happy.
 
Battle-tested Spartans romp
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Battle-tested Spartans romp

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Looks can be deceiving.
Take, for example, the 1-13-2 record the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys managed playing in the Suburban Council this fall.
 
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Football: Sabres diligent about studying film

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
If it looked like Schalmont knew what was coming when Ichabod Crane and Hudson had the football the past few weekends, well, it often did.
“Film definitely gives us an edge,” said Schalmont middle linebacker Jack Batchler. “You don’t know what you’re going to see at first, but once you see a few plays you recognize, you get comfortable and start to make plays.”
 

Sectional volleyball: Lady Tartans get elusive playoff win

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Scotia-Glenville, the No. 8 seed in the Section II Class B girls’ volleyball tournament, won its first sectional match in 23 years, sweeping a first-round match against No. 9 Schalmont, 25-12, 25-13, 25-16, Thursday.
Sara DeFruscio was on target, converting 11 of 12
 

Sectional soccer: Mekeel boys advance

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Matt Meisenholder and Willie Armao scored five minutes apart midway through the first half, and Mekeel Christian Academy went on to beat Doane Stuart, 4-1, in their Class C preliminary round game Thursday.
 
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Football: Rohrwasser a dual threat in Holy Trinity offense

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Justin Rohrwasser was trying to get Holy Trinity into field-goal range when he ran for three yards in the final seconds of the opening half in Saturday’s Class C game with Mechanicville.
Rohrwasser’s effort, which came after an interception by Patrick Cappone, landed the football at the Red Raiders’ 40-yard line.
 

Football: Whitehall sticks to decision

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
The Whitehall school board voted 6-2 on Thursday night against reinstating football coach Justin Culligan, who was fired on Monday in the wake of a brawl-filled game against Rensselaer at Whitehall on Saturday.
 
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Hockey: Roles reversed in Dutchmen-Huskies series

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Just over 10 months ago, Union was a 10th-ranked team heading to Minnesota to take on top-ranked St. Cloud State in a two-game series. The Dutchmen came away from that December series with a win and a tie.
Now, the two teams meet this weekend for another non-conference, two-game series, this time at Messa Rink. Tonight’s game starts at 7.
 

Hunting: North Country a popular destination for deer season

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Those traveling on the Northway (Interstate 87) this week will probably see a number of pickup trucks and cars hauling ATVs, heading north. They’re headed for the North Country deer woods because Saturday is the opening of the regular (firearms) deer hunting season in 13 Wildlife Management Units in the Northern Zone.
 
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School Volleyball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons rolling into sectionals

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Bob Verhayden said his Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons volleyball team may be a year away from a sectional breakthrough. He wouldn’t be completely surprised with the program’s deepest run, either. Come playoff time, the veteran coach knows that you just never know.
 

Breeders' Cup: Cards draw record fields

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
There’s been plenty of talk about who won’t be running in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita next weekend. On Wednesday, the BC released pre-entries for its 13 races, and despite the recent loss of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan (injury) and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder (fever), there are a record 201 horses tabbed to run on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
 

School Soccer: Hamilton's five-goal game powers Sabres

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Chris Hamilton continues to produce goals for Schalmont, bagging five Wednesday night as the Sabres opened the Class B tournament with a 6-0 win over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk.
 
Sectional Field Hockey: Spartans trim Tartans, 3-1
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Sectional Field Hockey: Spartans trim Tartans, 3-1

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Elise Zwicklbauer was denied on a penalty stroke in the first half of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Section II Class B quarterfinal game with Scotia-Glenville Wednesday. By the time the contest ended, the Spartans’ junior was a playoff hero, just like last year.
 
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Sectional Tennis: Niskayuna's Phillips trounces McDonald to earn crown

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
For Niskayuna High School tennis player Anne Phillips, six years of hard work with the Silver Warriors paid off Wednesday afternoon at the Sportime tennis center. Phillips, using a hard serve and precise shotmaking, captured the Section II singles title with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Rachel McDonald of Saratoga Springs.
 

Whitehall dealing with melee fallout

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The Whitehall Central School District will hold a special board meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday to address the status of varsity football coach Justin Culligan, who was fired on Monday after a melee between his team and Rensselaer at Whitehall on Saturday afternoon.
 
 

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