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High School Football Social Media Fan Battle is Back

As we continue to expand our coverage of Section II High School Athletics in the 2015-16 school year, we bring back one of our favorite things from last year: The HS Football Social Media Fan Battle!

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Brady Farkas
Brady Farkas
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Shen’s Dzikas Up For Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Shenendehowa Boys' Basketball coach Tony Dzikas, who is currently in the running for the National High School Basketball Coach of the Year.

Dzikas, who begin running the Plainsmen program before the 2005-2006 season, led the Plainsmen to Class AA state title this past year with an undefeated record until the Federation Tournament of Champions

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East Greenbush Central School District
East Greenbush Central School District
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Help Support CHS Athletics With ‘Teal Ribbon Run’

On Sept. 13, the Columbia High School family and Columbia High School Athletics community is coming together for the 14th Annual "Teal Ribbon Run."

The "Run," which goes through Washington Park in Albany, is looking to raise money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer

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Kevin Huerter (Shen Basketball).
Kevin Huerter (Shen Basketball).
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Huerter Narrows Choices to Six

Shenendehowa rising senior Kevin Huerter has narrowed a list of more than two dozen suitors down to six.

According to an article on YourCliftonPark.com, Huerter has listed his top six as: Creighton, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Villanova; of those schools, Huerter has made unofficial visits to Iowa, Maryland, and Villanova.

Update, 8:45

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Capital Region Football HOF Inductions This Weekend

It's hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching August. And with that, we begin to move back toward fall sports and the exciting beginning of the high school football season.

We kick off the high school football season this Saturday night, Aug

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Section II Crowns Three State Champions

And just like that, the high school season is over for Section II. We've come a long way since the frigid November football games, and the basketball games in the middle of the long winter.

This weekend, Section II crowned three more state champions in baseball and softball, rounding out a great year for Section II athletics

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Niskayuna Lax Heads to Class A State Title Game

Sophomore Lucas Quinn had five goals, senior Aidan O'Brien had three, and the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team topped Syosset to head to the New York State Class A title game.

The 14-11 Silver Warriors' win moves Niskayuna to 20-2 overall

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Montgomery Biscuits
Montgomery Biscuits
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Jaime Schultz Impressing in AA w/ Rays

Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz is continuing to impress with the Montgomery Biscuits, the AA Southern League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Schultz is 4-3 on the season with a 3.33 ERA. Though he had his worst start of the season last night (3

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Athlete of the Week Nominations Being Accepted

Attention Section II fans, coaches, players, and athletic directors!

Know of a varsity athlete in Section II who is performing well on and off the field? If so, we want to know about it!

Remember, we accept our "Athlete of the Week" Nominations at AthleteOfTheWeek@1045theteam

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Averill Park Star Earns Athlete of the Week

We're getting ready for sectionals in baseball, softball, and lacrosse, and when you head toward playoff time, you always see great performances on the field.

With that said, we didn't see a better week across Section II than the one we got from Averill Park senior softball player Caraline Wood

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Shen Athletics
Shen Athletics
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Huerter Picks Up Offers From Notre Dame, Vandy, Clemson

As you can see above, Shenendehowa guard Kevin Huerter has received an offer from Notre Dame. He also has an offer in hand from Vanderbilt of the SEC.

I have confirmed both reports with Clint Jackson, recruiting expert at Rivals

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Kody Skype (Chatham Athletics).
Kody Skype (Chatham Athletics).
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Chatham Star Earns Athlete of the Week

Spring sports are in full "go-mode" as the weather (kind of) begins to turn. This week, we bring back our "Athlete of the Week" by heading to the diamond.

There we find senior catcher/first baseman Kody Skype of the Chatham Panthers

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