Shenendehowa’s Porter Shines in Prestigious Wrestling Event
In the middle of summer, why not talk about high school wrestling? Shenendehowa High School junior wrestler Alexis Porter captured the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet and Junior National Championships’ Cadet girls’ 143-pound division title at Fargo, N.D. recently.
Porter started out beating Washington’s Vanessa Dixon, 6-0, 6-0, by technical fall. Then she pinned Alyssa Hernandez of California in just 51 seconds and 3-0, turned away Margie Gillis of Wisconsin, 7-0, 3-2, before knocking off Anna Naylor of California in the final, with a 1:32 pin.
Fonda-Fultonville’s Kelsey Gray also competed and had an 0-2 mark at 108.
In lacrosse, Shaker’s Jake Quay came away with fond memories competing in the Peak 20 Lacrosse Camp at Springfield College.
He scored a goal in the all-star game and capped off the performance being named to the all-star team. Quay tallied 16 goals in six games playing for Team Hartford in the Rising Sophomores/Juniors Division.
The Shaker High School student also made the Suburban Council lacrosse second team during the high school season.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Lexie Ball was honored competing for Team Syracuse in the girls’ Middle School Division at the Brine All-American National Lacrosse Classic.
In other lacrosse news, Niskayuna’s Kayla Treanor had a goal for the North in its 25-13 loss to the South at the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University.
Treanor, a recent graduate of Niskayuna, is headed for Syracuse and will continue her lacrosse career.
Treanor highlighted her high school career being recognized as an United States Lacrosse All-American for the third time this year.
She experienced a sensational senior year at Niskayuna with 57 goals and 38 assists. She ended her Silver Warriors career posting 213 goals and 110 assists.
The Under Armour Underclassmen Games was well represented with six local players playing for Upstate New York.
The Upstate boys included Luke Goldstock, Lucas Maloney and Dom Sloma (all of Niskayuna), and Peter Reilly of Christian Brothers Academy.
The Upstate girls featured Nicole Beardsley of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Jenna Walsh of Guilderland.