Outstanding Performances Take Spotlight in Section II Athletics
There wasn't a lack of outstanding performances in Section II sports.
Katelyn Dwyer drilled home nine goals as Scotia-Glenville beat Schuylerville, 16-15, in a non-league girls lacrosse matchup on Wednesday.
Allison Liptak also had a strong game for Schuylerville posting eight goals and two assists.
Kayla Gorman erupted for eight goals to power Greenwich past Johnstown, 15-4, in non-league play.
Emma Malacki scored six goals and supplied one assist as Albany Academy squeaked past Holy Names, 12-10, in Capital District Women's League activity.
Emily White connected on six goals and two assists to help Glens Falls get by Schenectady, 14-5, in a non-league game.
In baseball, Cody Marshall banged out two doubles, three singles and six RBI as Galway downed Sharon Springs, 22-6, in a Western Athletic Conference game.
Mitch Forshey starred with 11 strikeouts and added two doubles to lead Scotia past South Glens Falls, 15-5, on the Foothills Council scene.
Phil Wettersten had the winning hit, a two-run double, to key Queensbury's 7-6 victory over Johnstown in Foothills play. Queensbury remains unbeaten in league action at 6-0.
Schalmont had an easy time with Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, 14-1, in the Colonial Council.
Jim Hamilton clubbed a double, single and three RBI, Andrew Coti had two hits and three RBI and Nick Pascarella added two hits and two RBI for the Sabres.
Rory Little pitched a three-hitter and fanned 11 to pace Burnt Hills over Ballston Spa, 5-2, in the Suburban Council.
In the Big 10, Bishop Maginn bested Albany in a doubleheader, 6-5, 10-9.
The softball agenda saw Lauren O'Melia with a perfect game for five innings striking out 12 as Troy shut out Bishop Maginn, 19-0, in Big 10.
Erin Wadsworth had a one-hitter and fanned 14 as Ichabod Crane downed Fonda-Fultonville, 14-0, in Colonial Council action.
Joelle Salisbury pitched a two-hit, 12 strikeout as Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons blanked Amsterdam, 6-0, on the Big 10 scene.
In other fine efforts, Malacki delivered eight goals as Albany Academy for Girls beat Schenectady, 13-10, in girls lacrosse.
Francesa Gundrum scored eight times in Emma Willard's 12-6 victory over Holy Names.
Gorman had another big game scoring six goals and four assists as Greenwich stopped Scotia, 13-10.
Catherine Clark tallied six goals and Burnt Hills downed Colonie, 16-6, in Suburban Council action.
In boys lacrosse, J.R. Campbell posted seven goals and an assist to help Saratoga beat Bethlehem, 13-6, also in the Suburban.
Trevor Hiss reached the spotlight with two goals and nine assists to help Burnt Hills turn away Scotia, 19-5, in a non-league affair.
D.J. Edick scored seven goals as CBA outlasted Shenendehowa, 14-13, in another non-leaguer.
Will Brooking struck out 16 in 5 2/3 innings as Rensselaer defeated New Lebanon, 10-1. He contributed a homer, double, single and two RBI at the plate.
Marshall hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning as Galway beat Saratoga Catholic, 7-6, in the WAC.
It snapped Spa Catholic's 32-game win streak in league play.
Matt Sand drilled a two-run homer and three RBI as CBA beat Schenectady, 6-4, in Big 10 baseball.
In softball, Alysa Russell clouted two homers, triple and eight RBI to power Mechanicville over Voorheesville, 15-0, in the Colonial Council.
Erika Daigle threw a one-hit, 15-strikeout performance as Shenendehowa blanked Mohonasen, 6-0, in Suburban Council action.
Abi Peck with a grand slam homer and Guilderland beat Ballston Spa, 11-6, in eight innings.
And Alex Rollis pitched a perfect game for five innings and struck out 12 as Loudonville Christian silenced Heatly, 18-0, in the Central Hudson Valley League.
Ten new meet records were established at the Niskayuna Warrior Track Classic recently.
Meet records:Joe Carr, Burnt Hills, boys 400 meters, Nikari Carota, Queensbury, girls 100 hurdles, Anka Parzych, Niskayuna, girls 400 hurdles, Columbia Boys 4x100 relay, Niskayuna Girls 4x800 relay, Kellan McMillan-Moss, Schenectady, Boys High Jump, Cora Butler, New Paltz, Girls Long Jump, Kayla Miller, Bishop Maginn, Girls Triple Jump, Caysie Capano, Troy, Girls Shot and Discus.
In the Niskayuna Medley Relay Challenge, the Averill Park girls 800 SMR team of Jenna Horton,Carrie Lang, Elaina Ryan and Eden Zietler had a meet record time of 1:56.09. The Niskayuna girls DMR contingent of Parzych, Emily DeWald, Kaleigh Higgins and Felicia Sciortino posted a meet record of 12:51.24.
GIRLS FIELD ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Caysie Capano, Troy
BOYS FIELD ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Aaron Kippins, Bishop MaginnGIRLS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Nikari Carota, QueensburyBOYS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Derrick Smith, NiskayunaIn the Niskayuna Medley Relay Challenge, two records were broken. The Averill Park 800 SMR of Jenna Horton, Carrie Lang, Elaina Ryan and Eden Zietler (1:56.09) and the Niskayuna DMR of Anka Parzych, Emily DeWald, Kaleigh Higgins and Felicia Sciortino (12:51.24).
Dani DeGregory of Greenwich was named New York State Class C Player of the Year while Cassidy Chapko of Hoosic Valley and Melissa Heffern of Heatly were recognized as Class C and Class D first team players, respectively for the 2011-12 girls basketball season.
The list comes from the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports.
In the coaching ranks, Hoosic Valley's Walter Dorman captured the Class C state Coach of the Year.
Section II players making the elite list:
Emily Weber (Shenendehowa) 2nd team, Emia Willingham-Hurst (Albany) 4th team, Sydnie Rosales (Colonie) 5th team, Mary Kate Cusack (Shenendehowa) 6th team, Madison Rowland (Shaker) 8th team, Lauren Woods (Shaker) 9th team, Geena Gallo (Ballston Spa) 10th team.
Cassie Broadhead (Scotia) 2nd team, Brooke O’Shea (Averill Park) 2nd team, Bridget Carney (Averill Park) 4th team, Sam Hall (Mohonasen) 7th team, Christina Spicer (Holy Names) 10th team, Monica Compton (Scotia) 10th team.
Ailayia Demand (Watervliet) 2nd team, Mikayla Deguire (Watervliet) 4th team, My’Asia Alston (Cohoes) 6th team, Emily Fuller (Granville) 7th team, Sam Randio (Ravena) 8th team, Lashana Tolliver (Watervliet) 9th team.
Dani DeGregory (Greenwich), Player of the Year and 1st team, Cassidy Chapko (Hoosic Valley) 1st team, J’Vanay Santos (Albany Academy for Girls) 2nd team, Liz Harvey (Berne-Knox-Westerlo) 2nd team, Molly Lauver (Cambridge) 3rd team, Sarah Madden (Voorheesville) 5th team, Sara Tironi (Cambridge) 6th team.
Melissa Heffern (Heatly) 1st team, Jacquelyn Miller (Argyle) 3rd team, Sam Godfrey (Fort Edward) 4th team, Shelby Graham (Argyle) 5th team, Allison Wadsworth (Northville) 6th team, Brittany Brayman (Hartford) 7th team.
---State rankings (4/22)Boys lacrosse: A-7. Niskayuna, B-12. Burnt Hills. C-no Section II schools.Girls lacrosse: A-4. Guilderland, 20. Shaker, 23. Niskayuna; B-no Section II schools. C-17. Glens Falls, 19. Albany Academy.Baseball: AA-14. CBA, 15. Shaker. A-10. Queensbury, 13. Lansingburgh, 18. Catholic Central.B-12. Saratoga Catholic, 15. Hudson. C-2. Hoosic Valley, 6. Voorheesville, 9. Rensselaer, 11. Greenwich. D-3. Fort Ann, 8. Salem.Softball: AA-5. Shenendehowa, 17. Bethlehem, 20. Colonie, 29. Columbia. A-1. South Glens Falls, 11. Burnt Hills, 22.Averill Park. B-6. Chatham, 13. Cohoes, 16. Greenville. C-3. Mechanicville, 6. Hoosick Falls, 12. Duanesburg. D-6. Argyle, 8. Fort Ann, 9. Loudonville Christian, 18. Germantown.