Watervliet Girls, Boys Basketball Teams Earn Top Seeds
The Watervliet boys and girls basketball programs took the spotlight earning top seeds at Wednesday’s Section II Basketball Tournament pairings meeting at Saratoga Springs. Watervliet is the Class B top seed for the boys and will host the Corinth/Ichabod Crane winner on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
And no surprise, the Watervliet girls grabbed the top spot and will entertain the Emma Willard-Corinth winner on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
In boys, the Class AA’s will start Tuesday, Feb. 21 with first round games. Troy earned the Big 10 number one seed while Guilderland grabbed the Suburban Council honor.
In Class A, first round games commence on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Glens Falls, Foothills Council champions, is first-seed and will play the Johnstown/Burnt Hills winner on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Hudson Valley Community College, 5:30 p.m.
Class C is a very competitive group and Hoosick Falls was awarded first seed and hosts Cambridge on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Argyle grabbed the number one seed in Class D and plays the Fort Edward/Germantown winner on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Stillwater, 4:30 p.m.
In girls, Shaker (Suburban Council) and Albany (Big 10) received the top seeds in Class AA.
Averill Park, first seed in Class A, will take on the Burnt Hills-Queensbury winner on Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
Hoosic Valley draws top seed in Class C and will host the Galway/Middleburgh winner on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
And Fort Edward is Class D’s first seed and will entertain the Hawthorne Valley/Germantown winner on Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Please consult your local newspapers for complete sectional pairings.
Twenty-two wrestlers from Section II received an at-large berth for next weekend’s New York State Wrestling Championships to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany.
In Division I, Dominic Inzana (Saratoga), 106; Jesse Porter (Shenendehowa), 113; Casey Jones (Queensbury), 120; Josh St. John (Queensbury) and Drew Oligney (Lansingburgh), 126; Joey Butler (Burnt Hills) and Brendan Morgan (Columbia), 132; Gus Clark (Schenectady), 138; Thomas Carta (South Glens Falls), 152; Mike Garrison (Amsterdam), 160; Mike Hewitt (Queensbury), 170; Alex Pontiff (Queensbury), 220; Cole Lampman (Shenendehowa) and El Shaddai Gilmore-Van Hoesen (Columbia), 285.
In Division II, Alexis Bleau (Schoharie), 99; Jerome Gladney (Ravena), 106; Al Aubin (Whitehall), 120; Connor Lawrence (Duanesburg), 145; Brandyn Ainsworth (Johnstown), 160; Mike Green (Cobleskill-Richmondville) and Matt Casullo (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), 170, and Dallas Mesick (Duanesburg), 182.
The Section II High School Alpine Championships took place at Gore Mountain with Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa winning the girls and Saratoga capturing the boys title.
Sean Donohue of Bolton took individual honors with victories in the giant slalom and slalom.
In girls action, Samantha Ballard of Queensbury was first in the giant slalom and Demi Feder of Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa won the slalom.
Ashley Forshey of Scotia won the Section II Nordic Championships at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Austin Huneck of Shenendehowa emerged victorious on the boys side.
Queensbury dominated the race capturing the boys and girls titles.
Once again, Saratoga won the Section II Gymnastics Championships at Shaker High School. It marks the Blue Streaks’ 11th straight title.
Rema Bianco of Saratoga was in the spotlight taking the all around crown with a score of 35.625.
State rankings as of Feb. 125.
In boys basketball: Class AA-11. CBA, 17. Troy; A-13. Albany Academy, 25. Green Tech; B- 2. Watervliet, 19. Mekeel Christian Academy, C-9. Hoosick Falls, 17. Lake George, 20. Mechanicville; D-4. Argyle, 12. Sharon Springs.
Girls basketball: Class AA-9. Shaker, 10. Shenendehowa, 14. Albany, 19. Colonie; A-3. Averill Park, 11. Holy Names, 14. Scotia-Glenville, 24. Mohonasen; B- 1. Watervliet, 25. Tamarac, 25. Cohoes; C-2. Hoosic Valley, 4. Maple Hill, 19. Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 25. Voorheesville; D-5. Fort Edward, 9/ Argyle, 11. Heatly, 25. Fort Ann.
In ice hockey: Division I: 8. Saratoga Springs.