Miller Sparks Albany Academy Softball Past Duanesburg
Ali Miller had a big day to help Albany Academy knock off second-seed Duanesburg, 5-4, in eight innings on the Section II Class C quarterfinal softball scene Friday.
Miller hit a two-run homer and then had the winning RBI double.
Whitney Kugler slammed a two-run single as Hoosic Valley got past Voorheesville, 3-2, in another C game.
A four-run seventh inning propelled Greenwich past Hoosick Falls, 8-1. Dani DeGregory put together three hits and three RBI to lead the charge.
In Class AA, Guilderland's late surge was too much for Bethlehem in a 16-15 victory.
Morgan Ten Eyck starred with three hits and five RBI. Taylor Ten Eyck also came through with a three-run homer and four RBI.
Kelly Lane starred on both sides to spark Colonie over Niskayuna, 13-0. She pitched a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and banged out four hits and three RBI.
Alexis Rollis turned in another standout performance on the mound with her fourth no-hitter and 18 strikeouts as Loudonville Christian downed Sharon Springs, 22-0, in Class D quarterfinal play.
Greenwich got the best of Canajoharie, 6-0, in a Class C quarterfinal matchup. Cori Winch hurled a three-hitter plus a homer and single.
In other action, David Hoffman's three-run homer and Austin Clock's pitching powered Niskayuna over top-seed CBA, 7-2, in Class AA.
Glens Falls eliminated defending champion Burnt Hills, 8-7, in Class A. James Rizzo collected two singles, double and three RBI.
Charlie Peltz tossed a three-hitter and 12 strikeouts as Queensbury downed Amsterdam, 5-0, in Class A.
Voorheesville dealt Hoosic Valley its first loss of the season, 11-0, in Class C. Nico Church blasted a double, two singles and four RBI. Anthony Scaccia had three singles and four RBI.
Hoosick Falls and Fort Plain were locked up in a pitcher's duel. Cody LaFlamme tossed a one-hitter in Hoosick Falls' 1-0 victory.
Hoosick Falls managed only two hits off Marcus Failing.
Nick Burch pitched a one-hitter and fanned 19 and ripped a single and two RBI as Salem beat St. Johnsville, 4-1, in Class D.
Fonda-Fultonville won over Schalmont, 3-1, in a Class B quarterfinal game. Albert Fiorenza had a key two-run triple to spark the Braves.
In a thrilling finish, Glens Falls squeaked past Burnt Hills, 8-7, in Class A.
It was Burnt Hills-Ballston lake beating Scotia-Glenville, 5-2, for the Section II Class A championship.
In singles play, Stefan Kuhar of Albany Academy beat Rob Schmitz of Scotia for the title.
Peter Gryga tallied four goals and two assists to lead Queensbury past Burnt Hills, 13-10, to win the Class B championship.
It was a very emotional win for the Spartans as head coach Keith Ellement, who started the program, is retiring.
It marks the fourth sectional title for Queensbury.
Morgan Hardt accounted for six goals and one assist as Guilderland beat Shenendehowa, 16-8, in Class A semifinals.
Kelly Wall had six goals on the Shen side.
Shaker nosed out Niskayuna, 8-7, in another Class A game. Anne Rehfuss scored three goals for Shaker and Kayla Treanor starred for Niskayuna with three goals and two assists.
Track and field
Shaker won the Class A boys team championship with 139 points.
Joe Carr of Burnt Hills turned in an excellent performance winning the 100 (11.1), 200 (22.0) and a leg on the first place 1,600 relay.
In Class BB, Queensbury won both the boys and girls championship. Joe Hermey led the Spartans with victories in the 110 hurdles, 200 and 1,600 relay. His teammate, Zach Vanderzee triumphed in the 400 and helped the 1,600 and 3,200 relays prevail.
State rankings as of May 20
Boys lacrosse: Class A-8. Niskayuna.
Girls lacrosse: A-4. Guilderland, 11. Shaker, 21. Niskayuna; B-23. Queensbury.
Baseball: AA-12. Columbia, 13. CBA; A-5. Glens Falls; B-6. Saratoga Central Catholic, 12. Schalmont, 13. Albany Academy, 14. Hudson; C-2. Hoosic Valley, 5. Fort Plain, 10. Rensselaer; D-5. Fort Ann, 6. Salem.