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Taken from Joey DiPiazza's twitter account, with permission
Taken from Joey DiPiazza's twitter account, with permission
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Albany High to Break Ground on New Stadium Today

That's new Albany High School football coach Joey DiPiazza. And he's right...

Today, Albany will break ground on its brand new athletic facility that will be located on campus. The facility will include a new turf football field, bleachers, a press box, and will include the track that is currently at Albany High

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Hoffman Impresses in AA Debut

It's a little old, and I know that, but on Saturday night Shaker graduate Jeff Hoffman pitched very well in his debut performance at AA for the New Hampshire FisherCats.

Hoffman, the No. 9 pick in last year's draft, pitched for the Dunedin Blue Jays (High-A) all season until he was called up last week

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Garrett Whitley got his first pro hit on Saturday (Garrett Whitley).
Garrett Whitley got his first pro hit on Saturday (Garrett Whitley).
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Whitley Gets First Professional Hit, RBIs

Niskayuna native Garrett Whitley got his first professional hit on Saturday afternoon, knocking in two runs with a single for the GCL Rays in a loss to the GCL Orioles.

Whitley's first hit makes him 1-8 now in his career

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Lee McElroy will take over as the Athletic Director at RPI (RPI Athletics).
Lee McElroy will take over as the Athletic Director at RPI (RPI Athletics).
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McElroy to Take Reigns at RPI

After serving as the interim athletic director this past year, former UAlbany Lee McElroy has been named the athletic director at RPI.

"At Rensselaer," said President Shirley Ann Jackson, "our expectations for our students are very high: we expect them to change the world

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MetropolitanPGA / YouTube
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Capital Region Products Jeb Buchanan Wins New York State Open at Bethpage

Loudonville native Jeb Buchanan recently won the New York State Open at Bethpage Black in a playoff, none-the-less. 

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Siena Athletics
Siena Athletics
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Matt Gage Promoted to Giants AA Affiliate

Well, move over Jaime Schultz, Murphy Smith, and Jeff Hoffman, the Capital District has another player now in AA: Broadalbin-Perth and Siena product Matt Gage (San Francisco Giants).

Gage, a left-handed pitcher, went 4-4 with a 4

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Montgomery Biscuits
Montgomery Biscuits
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Schultz Labors Through 4.2 Innings

It was a struggle for Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz on Thursday night, but the hard-throwing right-hander only allowed one run as the Montgomery Biscuits beat the Tennessee Smokies, 9-2.

Schultz worked only 4

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UCLA Photo via Don Liebig
UCLA Photo via Don Liebig
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Yankees Sign Top Pick Kaprielian

Good news for Yankee fans on Wednesday, as the Pinstripes have signed their first-round pick, James Kaprielian, of UCLA.

Also, there is this report on Kaprielian from our friends at Pinstripe Alley, that came out right after the draft:

The 6'4", 200-pound junior pitched in relief for the Bruins back in 2013 during their national championship run as a freshman before going on to become UCLA's ace. Kaprielian has shown

ECU Athletics
ECU Athletics
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Jeff Hoffman Promoted to AA New Hampshire

Jeff Hoffman, Shaker High School graduate and 2014 first-round MLB Draft Pick, has earned a promotion to AA New Hampshire after making 11 starts for the Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays. He will start Friday

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Syracuse No Longer Interested in Kevin Huerter?

After landing a verbal commitment from a 5 star recruit for the Class of 2016, does Syracuse basketball have a scholarship left for Shenendehowa's Kevin Huerter?

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Garrett Whitley (R) with Evan Longoria (L) Photo Courtesy of Steve Carney, WDAE 620 in Tampa Bay
Garrett Whitley (R) with Evan Longoria (L) Photo Courtesy of Steve Carney, WDAE 620 in Tampa Bay
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Garrett Whitley Makes Pro Debut

Yesterday, with little to no fanfare, on a field in Port Charlotte, Fla., Niskayuna graduate Garrett Whitley made his professional baseball debut.

Whitley got his first game action for the Gulf Coast Rays, who were defeated by the Gulf Coast Twins, 5-3

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Getty Images
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Thompson Brothers Star in Nike Commercial

After winning co-Tewaaraton Awards in 2014 and setting all kinds of records for the UAlbany lacrosse program, Lyle and Miles Thompson are continuing to gain national fame and exposure.

The duo, along with cousin Ty, helped open up the sport to a new generation of fans

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