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Local Basketball Coaching Legend Honored w/Court Dedication
On Friday night, Don Bassett arrived at Catholic Central High School under false pretenses. The basketball coaching legend was invited to take part in the Crusaders' Senior Night festivities not knowing the spotlight would soon be shining on him.
NYS Record Holder Joseph Girard III Joins Big Board Sports
After Joseph Girard III broke the New York state scoring record Tuesday night, I started lobbying on his behalf for a day off from school. It fell on mainly deaf ears, but we did pull the Glens Falls junior out of class for a segment on Big Board Sports.
Joseph Girard III Breaks NYS Scoring Record
This night was inevitable. Not a question of if, but when. Joseph Girard III was so far ahead of the scoring pace that 4,000 career points is in play for the Glens Falls junior. Catching Lance Stephenson on the New York state scoring list almost started to feel like a formality on Girard’s wa…
Guilderland's Tyler Hynes Comes Up Big in Mayor's Cup
Tyler Hynes' time on the ice hasn't been as abundant as his freshman and sophomore seasons when the Albany Academy grad was a regular on the Union shifts, but Hynes' most memorable moment may have come Saturday night in the Mayor's Cup against RPI.
USA Bobsledder, Whitehall Native Eyes Gold in Korea
Codie Bascue is living out his dream. The 23-year old from Whitehall is headed to the Olympics as Team USA bobsled's top driver. Bascue has already had an incredibly impressive winter driving the two-man and four-man sleds.
Should New York State Approve Gambling on the NBA?
Since he took over as commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver has tried to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to sports gambling. Other professional leagues like the NFL seem determined to keep its collective head buried in the sand, not willing to acknowledge the world of betting that exists around…
'Empire' Revealed as Albany Arena Football Team Name
The new Albany arena football team finally has its name. After submissions from the public, there were four finalists: Phoenix, Machine, Empire and Fire and after voting, the official name was revealed Tuesday night at The Palace in downtown Albany and the winner is Empire.
Tamarac's Wade Hansen Taking His Shot at Arena Football
For anyone who questioned Wade Hansen in the past, he's happy to have proved you wrong. From Class C football in Section 2 at Tamarac to RPI to Virginia Tech of the ACC. And for people questioning how long Hansen's football career might last, he's eager to quiet that crowd as well.
Capital Region Native Releases Personal, Inspiring Book
Jason Romano had his dream job. The Ravena native was producing for the most popular sports talk show on radio, Mike & Mike in the Morning, but Jason was brave enough to give that up for a greater purpose. The lifelong sports fan left ESPN to spread the message of his faith and from that mission…
Ready for Round 2: Tommy Kahnle on Returning to Yankees
As Tommy Kahnle continues to train for his first full season with the Yankees, the hard-throwing reliever got some good news Thursday night. The Shaker High School grad and the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million dollar deal to avoid arbitration. Kahnle, who took over the set up role from Del…
From Guilderland to Chapel Hill: Andrew Platek is on Big Stage
When Andrew Platek left Guilderland High School after his junior season for prep school, he was a knock down shooter. A 'box and 1' defense wasn't enough to contain him, but there were nights he struggled against double and triple teams. Who wouldn't? That question could have ser…
'All Signs Point to Matt Patricia' -Pat Leonard on Giants' Search
When I woke up Wednesday morning, I was glued to the reports and rumors still circling from a Tuesday afternoon radio interview which more than hinted that the Giants head coaching position might be enough to extract Nick Saban from the machine he has built at Alabama. By the time I arrived at the r…