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The Mets, 1986 and the best party in town

The Mets, 1986 and the best party in town

We partied hard. Our team partied harder — way harder. Which said something.

Shen slams door on CBA in Class AA final

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Shen slams door on CBA in Class AA final

Ian Anderson gave up five more hits and registered seven fewer strikeouts in Thursday’s Section II Class AA baseball championship game than he did a year ago on this stage.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga board closes door on debate about soccer coach

Those who showed up at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting to express public support or condemnation for the Saratoga Springs’ embattled varsity girls’ soccer coach Adrienne Dannehy had to do so behind closed doors.

Baseball: Flawed Queensbury still dominates Scotia

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Baseball: Flawed Queensbury still dominates Scotia

It was an imperfect game from a perfect team, but it was more than good enough.

Softball: Ballston Spa enters uncharted territory

Softball: Ballston Spa enters uncharted territory

In one dugout, there’s reigning Section II Class AA softball champion Shenendehowa, which is making its 16th appearance in an area title game and seeking its 11th championship.

Lacrosse: Quinn now THE man for Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA

Lacrosse: Quinn now THE man for Niskayuna

Lucas Quinn was overqualified for his role a year ago in the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team’s attack.

Former Fonda promoter Compani made stubbornness a good quality

It takes a special person to be a successful promoter.

Schalmont, seeded sixth, finishes No. 1 in Class BB

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Schalmont, seeded sixth, finishes No. 1 in Class BB

Sixth-seeded Schalmont took top-seeded Saratoga Central Catholic out of its comfort zone early and often.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga citizens group opposes Cuomo’s NYRA plan

With legislative negotiations expected over a law to return the New York Racing Association to private control, a prominent local citizen’s group has come out against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan.

Lacrosse: Guilderland girls keep postseason streak alive

GUILDERLAND CENTER

Lacrosse: Guilderland girls keep postseason streak alive

From an effort standpoint, the girls’ lacrosse teams from Guilderland and Shenendehowa both deserved 10s after their fierce and physical Section II Class A semifinal game Wednesday.

Baseball: Runs won't come easy in Class AA final

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Baseball: Runs won't come easy in Class AA final

Little separates Christian Brothers Academy and Shenendehowa heading into tonight’s Section II Class AA baseball championship game.

JOHNSTOWN

Track: Burnt Hills sweeps Group 2 team titles

Kevon Boucaud of Amsterdam won the 100, 200 and 400 and placed second in the long jump at the Section II Group 2 championship meet Wednesday at Knox Field.

CLIFTON PARK

Tennis: Albany Academy's Haelen wins singles crown

Michael Haelen of Albany Academy defeated Alex Federov of Guilderland 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) in the singles final of the Section II individual tournament Wednesday at Shenendehowa High School.

Bowfishing for carp a good way to sharpen skills

Bowhunters! How often do you shoot your bow between the close and opening of the deer season?

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

It’s funny, until it happens to you.

Softball: Skpowski leads BH-BL to semifinal victory

Morgan Skpowski allowed just one run and five hits over seven innings to lead Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a 4-1 Section II Class A semifinal win Tuesday over Averill Park.

Shen girls clear final hurdle, win Group 1 title

GUILDERLAND CENTER

Shen girls clear final hurdle, win Group 1 title

The Shenendehowa girls were in a deep hole at the start of Tuesday’s Section II Group 1 track and field championship meet after Saratoga Springs went one-two-three in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

Kentucky Derby winner won't run in Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner won't run in Belmont Stakes

The expected rematch of Nyquist and Exaggerator, winners of the first two legs of the Triple Crown, will not happen at the Belmont Stakes after all.

Shenendehowa finally trumps Columbia's ace

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Shenendehowa finally trumps Columbia's ace

Huddled together in the pitcher’s circle, the members of the Shenendehowa softball infield exhaled together. They had three outs left to get to secure their spot in Friday’s Section II Class AA champ­ionship game against Ballston Spa.

Lacrosse: Niskayuna boys storm into Class A final

Lucas Quinn scored five goals and also picked up two assists to lead Niskayuna to an 18-6 victory over Guilderland in the Section II Class A boys’ semifinals Tuesday.

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