High School Sports

Albany Academy Finishes On Top. Again.
Head Coach Brian Fruscio continues to prove why he is one the top coaches in the State. Albany Academy has won back to back New York State Federation titles and 3 out of the last 5. He has taken the Academy program to a different success level than the rest of the teams in Section II...
Albany Academy’s Brian Fruscio Joins Big Board Sports
For as much as a local high school power Albany Academy has been in the past, the Cadets have never been mightier than in the last 5 years. Head coach Brian Fruscio has his team on top in New York State's Class A and this season Academy became the first high school team from the Capital Region …
Steve Dagostino Joins Big Board Sports
Steve Dagostino is a Capital Region native who is synonymous with the game of basketball. From being a standout player at Guilderland high school to an All American at The College of Saint Rose, 'Dags' has carved his niche in the minds of 518 hoops fans...
James Allen Joins Big Board Sports
Every Friday 'Big Game' James Allen from the Albany Times Union joins Big Board Sports to preview the premier matchups in Section 2 basketball. This week Allen joined us to talk about the Suburban Council tilt between Colonie and Bethlehem along with giving his thoughts on whether reigning…
James Allen Joins Big Board Sports
It's a huge night in Section 2 high school boys basketball. Arguably the two best match ups of the year in both class AA and A. On the AA side it's the reigning suburban champion Shenendehowa Plainsmen hosting the Colonie Raiders, who have championship aspirations themselves...
James Allen Joins Big Board Sports
Every Friday as we head into a busy night of Section 2 boys high school basketball we bring 'Big Game' James Allen onto Big Board Sports morning to show to give us some insight on what match up and players to watch. This week Allen previews the headliners, Saratoga at Bethlehem, and Shaker…
James Allen Breaks Down Section 2 Boys Basketball
Section 2 boys high school basketball is in full swing and the level of play has been very high. In particular, the Suburban Council has a crowded upper half of talented teams. It seems that Colonie, Shaker, Schenectady, Shen, and Saratoga all have expectations of competing for a league and sectiona…
Roy Williams On Andrew Platek
Former section 2 standout at Guilderland high school, Andrew Platek, is making the transition from prep school at Northfield Mount Hermon to the University of North Carolina. The 6'4" Capital Region native was offered full scholarships from Miami, Stanford, Indiana, and Harvard, among …
High School Boy’s Basketball Roundup
The Section 2 boys basketball season is now officially underway and once again the Capital Region isn't short on talented players or teams. James Allen, who has been covering Section 2 boys basketball for nearly three decades, stopped by Big Board Sports in his typical Friday slot to discuss so…
Steve Dagostino Joins Big Board Sports
Nobody in New York's Capital Region has had the close up view on the area's best young players the way that Steve Dagostino has. Dagostino, the owner of Dags Basketball training company, has made a habit of bringing the top talent in the 518 to his private facility to help the young player…
James Allen joins Big Board Sports
For the first time in Capital Region history three different Section 2 high school football teams have won state championships. Troy (class A), Glens Falls (class B), and Cambridge (class D) all won their respective title games in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse this past weekend...
High School Football State Playoffs Preview
Nobody in upstate New York covers Section 2 high school football as closely or for as long as 'Big game' James Allen. Throughout the fall season Allen has been coming on Big Board Sports every Friday to deliver the latest news and projections as it relates to 518 football...

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