Shaker High Girls Track Captures Schenectady Invy Title
The Shaker High School girls track team remained in the spotlight with a victory in the Schenectady Invitational on Tuesday night.
Shaker scored 131 points to beat out Colonie, 110. It marks the Blue Bison's fourth invitational title this season.
Emma Torncello had a big day winning the triple jump (35-7 3/4), 100 hurdles (15.8) and ran a leg on the first place 400 relay (50.1).
Colonie standout Kyle Plante collected three wins. She beat the field in the 100 (12.1), 400 hurdles (62.5) and ran a leg on the 1,600 relay (3:55.6). The 100 and relay were meet records.
Emily VanDenburgh, one of Shaker's top performers, took part on the victorious 400 relay, finished second in the long jump (17-9) and third in triple jump (34-1 3/4) and 200 (26.3).
The Schenectady Invititational boys will compete on Thursday.
In coaching news, Shenendehowa has named Joe Murphy as the school's next girls varsity basketball coach replacing the legendary Ken Strube.
Murphy served as the Plainsmen's freshmen coach since 2008.
On the field, Kayla Treanor put together seven goals including her 200th career and five assists, as Niskayuna beat Bethlehem, 20-6, in Suburban Council lacrosse.
Catherine Clark had three goals and four assists to lead Burnt Hills over Schenectady, 17-7, in non-league activity.
On the boys side, Luke Goldstock hammered the net for seven goals and five assists to propel Niskayuna past Bethlehem, 21-0, in the Suburban Council. Lucas Maloney helped the cause with five goals and an assist.
Joe Chiara registered five goals as Shaker silenced Colonie, 14-0.
Jordan Zaman tallied five goals and three assists and Mark Wells added five goals to power Schenectady over Amsterdam, 19-5, in Big 10 play.
Matt Renko posted five goals and two assists as Scotia-Glenville pounded South Glens Falls, 14-6, on the Foothills Council agenda.
In softball, Melissa Heffern banged out five hits (two homers) to power Heatly past Doane Stuart, 25-12, in CHVL play.
In other Section II action, George Lehiosky had a no-hitter and 11 strikeouts as Fort Ann shut out Whitehall, 5-0, in an Adirondack League baseball game.
Charles Barker delivered a no-hit, 11-strikeout game to lead Lake George over Bolton, 18-0. He also banged out four hits.
Saratoga Catholic's Eric Beer tossed a no-hitter at Canajoharie in an 18-0 Western Athletic Conference victory.
In girls lacrosse, Emily White posted five goals and five assists to lead Glens Falls past Greenwich, 20-8.
Catie Vivian scored five goals and four assists to propel Holy Names over Cohoes, 17-8, in the Colonial Council.
Joey Ray belted three doubles, a two-run homer and five RBI to lead Fort Plain past Sharon Springs, 23-3, in the WAC.
In softball, Abby Maiello starred with a grand slam homer and five RBI as Mechanicville silenced Cohoes , 6-0.
State softball rankings as of 4/28
Class AA: 4. Shenendehowa, 21. Colonie, 28. Columbia; A: 1. South Glens Falls, 14. Hudson Falls, 18. Averill Park, 19. Burnt Hills; B: 6. Chatham, 10. Cohoes, 19. Greenville, 24. Granville; C: 2. Mechanicville, 5. Duanesburg, 8. Hoosick Falls, 22. Greenwich; D: 5. Loudonville Christian, 8. Argyle, 15. Fort Ann.