Colonie’s Plante Has Big Day At Class A Track Sectionals
Kyle Plante of Colonie took the spotlight in Wednesday’s Section II Class A Track and Field Championships.
Plante crossed the finish line first in the 100 (12.1), 200 (24.4), 400 (56.2) and ran a leg on the victorious 1,600 relay with Kirsten Kaminski, Mikeisha Kelly and Alicia Bousa (3:53.8).
Shaker using its overall balanced lineup won the team event with 112 points to beat out Suburban Council rival Saratoga Springs, 85.
In boys lacrosse
Luke Goldstock had four goals and two assists and Tanner MacIvor added four goals and an assist to power Niskayuna past Guilderland, 16-3, in Class A semifinals.
Kyle Marr supplied four goals and two assists as Shenendehowa edged past CBA, 11-10, in another semifinal contest.
The teams will meet again for the championship.
In Class C sectionals, Scotia-Glenville squeaked by Cambridge, 9-8. Nick Leffler led the way with four goals.
The Tartans will face Glens Falls, an 8-5 winner over Schuylerville, for the title.
The Class C game is 5 p.m. and the Class A contest scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Amsterdam High School Saturday.
Jordyn Godfrey exploded for seven goals and Nicole Beardsley added five goals and an assist to power Burnt Hills over South Glens Falls, 23-10, in Class B semifinals.
Ally Naja accounted for five goals on the Bulldogs side.
Lindsey White scored six goals as Queenbury downed Averill Park, 18-6.
Burnt Hills and Queensbury meet for the title on Wednesday, at UAlbany, 3:30 p.m.
In Class C, Albany Academy silenced Schuylerville, 14-9. Emma Malicki posted five goals and three assists.
Emily White had four goals and two assists in Glens Falls’ 10-6 win over Emma Willard.
The championship game will be played at UAlbany on Wednesday at UAlbany after the Class B game.
Scoring three runs in the seventh, Ballston Spa surprised LaSalle, 5-3, in a Section II Class AA first round game. Ryan McVaigh delivered a big two-run single.
Eric Egan had a homer, two doubles and four RBI as Shaker beat Colonie, 14-10, in Class AA.
Alex Helenek had the big hit as Niskayuna turned away Schenectady, 6-0, on the Class AA scene.
In Class B, Albany Academy downed Greenville, 6-5.
Kody Shaw rapped a double, single and two RBI in Fonda-Fultonville’s 11-0 win over Taconic Hills.
In a slugfest, Tamarac got by Corinth, 13-10, in Class B. Nick Casale slammed a three-run double for Tamarac.
Broadalbin-Perth edged Hudson, 4-3, in 10 innings. R.J. Pingitore’s sparkling relief performance helped the Patriots prevail.
In Class C, Schoharie won over Whitehall, 3-2, in eight innings.
Greenwich beat Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 8-2, in another Class C encounter.
Mike Chiseri pounded out a double, single and two RBI as Voorheesville knocked off Waterford-Halfmoon, 11-0.
Rachel Quackenbush tossed a no-hitter and had a big day at the plate with four hits and six RBI to propel Hoosick Falls beat Canajoharie, 16-0, in Class C.
Rachel Moore connected on a homer, double, triple and five RBI in Hoosic Valley’s 10-1 rout of Mayfield. Morgan Anderson sparkled on the mound with a one-hitter.
Amanda Gatt threw a four-hitter and struck out 19 as Voorheesville beat Lake George, 3-1.
Dani Hennel ripped a triple, two singles and two RBI in Duanesburg’s 24-3 victory over Schoharie. Rachel Gamache and Stephanie Rice aided the cause with two doubles and four RBI and a double, two singles and four RBI, respectively.
Rachel Albrecht (Greenwich) and Ashley Lefebvre (Waterford-Halfmoon) had two-hitters to lead their respective teams to victory.
In Class AA, Ali Frary starred with a triple, two singles and two RBI as Niskayuna beat Troy, 10-5.
Saratoga defeated Schenectady, 14-0.
In Class A, Holy Names got the best of Amsterdam, 7-1.
Briana Matazinsky had a one-hitter and 17 strikeouts to power Tamarac past Corinth, 8-0, in a Class B encounter.
Ichabod Crane silenced Stillwater, 4-0, in another B game.
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons scored a 6-3 victory over Schalmont.
Abby Maiello clouted a homer, double and three RBI and Alysa Russell put together four hits and four RBI in Mechanicville’s 13-1 win over Galway in Class C.
Albany Academy for Girls topped Maple Hill, 3-2.
State rankings as of May 20
Softball: Class AA-4. Shenendehowa, 16. Columbia, 28. Colonie, 29. Bethlehem; A-1. South Glens Falls, 11. Hudson Falls, 23. Averill Park; B-3. Chatham, 4. Cohoes, 16. Greenville, 18. Granville; C-2. Mechanicville, 4. Duanesburg, 10. Hoosick Falls, 25. Albany Academy; D-4. Loudonville Christian, 7. Argyle, 15. Fort Ann, 24. Hartford.