Runners, Boys Basketball And More – Section II News & Notes
Mike Libruk of Shaker High School led a group of eight Section II runners on the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state boys cross country team.
Libruk was recognized on the first team.
His teammate Christian Delago earned a berth on the second team.
Austin Lane (Greenwich), Jon Vallecorsa (Shaker) and Jason Lange (Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons) made the fourth team, Buddy Herkenham (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) occupied the fifth team, Brent Freestone (Saratoga Springs) was named to the sixth team and Ethan Housemann (Shaker) listed on the seventh team.
In the latest New York State Sportswriters Association polls:
Boys basketball: AA- 7. Troy, 17. CBA; A- 4. Albany Academy, 23. Green Tech; B- 4. Watervliet, 8. Mekeel Christian Academy; C- 12. Hoosick Falls, 17. Mechanicville, 18. Lake George, 19. Greenwich; D- 5. Argyle, 12. Sharon Springs.
Girls basketball: AA- 3. Shenendehowa, 12. Shaker, 14. Albany, 20. Colonie; A-2. Averill Park, 11. Holy Names, 16. Scotia-Glenville, 25. Mohonasen; B- 1. Watervliet, 10. Cohoes, 23. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, 24. Tamarac; C- 2. Hoosic Valley, 7. Maple Hill, 14. Voorheesville, 18. Berne-Knox-Westerlo; D- 4. Argyle, 9. Fort Edward, 11. Heatly, 25. Fort Ann.
Wrestling: Large schools- 2. Shenendehowa, 13. Queensbury, 14. Columbia; Small schools- 16. Hudson Falls.
Ice hockey: Division I- 9. Saratoga, 13. Shenendehowa. Division II- 14. Queensbury.
It’s been Regents week for area high schools and that means not many basketball games. But that changes tonight as a full slate of girls and boys basketball is scheduled.
Mekeel Christian Academy is the lone boys team with an unbeaten record at 11-0 while on the girls side, it’s Berne-Knox-Westerlo (11-0), Watervliet (12-0), Albany (14-0) and Shenendehowa (10-0).
Matt Casullo of Berne-Knox-Westerlo recorded his 100th career win in the 170-pound division of the Shenendehowa Invitational recently. He was also named the tourney’s Most Outstanding Heavyweight.
Also, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk beat Watervliet, 60-19, on Thursday to clinch the Colonial Council championship with an 8-0 record.