Top Track Talent in State Invades Schenectady High School
Some of the best track talent in the state converged on Schenectady High School Saturday for the 72nd annual William F. Eddy Jr. Memorial Track Meet.
Uniondale (Section VIII) won both ends taking the boys competition with 63 points to outdistance Amsterdam, 46.
On the girls side, Uniondale prevailed compiling 66 points and Colonie was a close second, 64.
Kyle Plante of Colonie had a big day winning the 200 with a meet and Section II record of 23.98. She also captured the 400 putting together a meet record, 54.43.
Plante also took part on the victorious 1,600 relay in 3:53.05.
Locally, Caysie Capano of Troy won the shot put (36-9) and discus (131-1).
In the boys category, Izaiah Brown of Amsterdam ran a blistering 47.80 in the 400, a state freshmen record and considered the second fastest in the country.
Burnt Hills' Joe Carr established a meet record in the 200 (21.33).
Matt McDonald scored five goals and four assists as Ballston Spa turned away Columbia, 17-4, in a Section II Class A tournament game.
In Class B, Quinton Price had four goals and five assists to propel South Glens Falls past Troy, 16-2, in quarterfinal play.
Tim Leahey connected on five goals and two assists in Shaker's 17-2 in over Schenectady in Class A.
Saratoga Catholic won the Western Athletic Conference title with a 15-4 win over Schoharie. John Natale led the Saints with three hits and two RBI.
In another game, Spa CC knocked off Middleburgh, 21-2, as Sean Hart unleashed a triple, single and five RBI.
Scoring seven runs in the sixth inning, Schenectady got past Troy, 7-6, in Big 10 play. Tyrone Cassetta had the game-winning two-run single for the Patriots.
Dennis Marsh was just perfect on the mound as CBA silenced Catholic Central, 9-0, in Big action. Pete Rustowicz smashed four hits and three RBI.
In a Foothills Council game, Charlie Peltz hurled a no-hitter and 14 strikeouts in Queensbury's 13-0 victory over Gloversville. Offensively, Peltz had two doubles, single and four RBI.
Glens Falls toppled Scotia, 5-2, behind home runs by Nick McKinney and Alex Wright, to capture the Foothills championship.
Also, Charles Parslow pitched a no-hitter to help Fonda-Fultonville blank Cobleskill-Richmondville, 3-0, in the Colonial Council.
His teammate, Kody Shaw tossed a two-hitter and struck out 18 as Fonda-Fultonville downed Watervliet, 11-2. He also banged out two doubles and one RBI.
Chris Hanifin collected four hits and two RBI as Fort Plain downed Mekeel Christian Academy, 16-7, in WAC play.
In a slugfest, Nick Roach had four hits and six RBI to lead Sharon Springs over Northville, 23-21, also in the WAC.
John Rooney and J.T. Sawyer combined their talents for a no-hitter as Hoosic Valley shut out Cambridge, 6-0, in the Wasaren League. Rooney also delivered a double and single for the league champions.
Ryan Campbell delivered two doubles and five RBI to propel Cambridge past Stillwater, 8-6.
Connor McCoy tossed a five-hitter and 15 strikeouts to lead Lake George past Fort Ann, 4-2, and claim the Adirondack League crown.
Alyssa LaLonde hurled a three-hitter and fanned 12 as Johnstown beat Broadalbin-Perth, 4-1, in the Foothills Council.
In a Big 10 game, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons shut out Albany, 21-0. AnnaGrace Maggs belted two homers for the winners.
Katarina Miley tossed a two-hitter and fanned 12 to lead Schalmont past Watervliet, 4-1, to win the Colonial Patriot Division crown.
Dani Hennel continued her fine pitching with a one-hitter and 16 strikeouts as Duanesburg beat Fort Plain, 13-0, in the WAC championship game.
Sylvia McFarlane delivered a double, triple and four RBI to lead Canajoharie over Mayfield, 8-7, in eight innings for WAC consolation honors.
Melissa Morgan slammed four hits, including a homer, and four RBI as Shenendehowa beat Burnt Hills, 15-1, in the Suburban Council.
Amanda Gatt pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts in Voorheesville's 14-1 win over Cobleskill-Richmondville in the Colonial Council.
Lake George knocked off Argyle, 5-4, for the Adirondack League championship.
Lindsay Smith tossed a five-hitter and collected two hits as South Glens Falls won another Foothills title beating Hudson Falls, 5-1.
Bethlehem beat defending champ Guilderland, 5-4, to claim the Section II Class AA championship.
On a sad note, former Mohonasen coach and athletic director Bill Baker died at the age of 69. Baker wore a variety of hats at Mohonasen coaching basketball, volleyball, golf and girls soccer.
He put together some of the finest basketball teams in Section II and achieved a lot of sucess.
Baker was named to the Mohonasen Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009 and became very instrumental in its organization throughout the years.