Linebacker Dylan Wydronkowski of Burnt Hills was named to the Class A first team defense of the New York State Sportswriters Association football team announced on Wednesday.

Other Section II players recognized at the Class A level include: Matthias McKinnon (Bishop Maginn), running back, second team offense; Sean Spath (Bishop Maginn), defensive lineman, and Nick Crocetto (Burnt Hills), defensive lineman, second team defense; Nick Marschesiello (Burnt Hills), offensive lineman, and Nick Ketter (Queensbury), AP, third team offense, Chris Carbone (Amsterdam), defensive back, fourth team defense; Eric Dillon (Burnt HIlls), end, fifth team offense.

In Class AA, Brandon Miller, (Shenendehowa), linebacker, second team defense; Mark Thomas (Shenendehowa), offensive lineman, third team offense; Nick Cleveland (CBA of Albany), defensive lineman, third team defense; Tony Fusco (Shenendehowa), running back, and Josh Callahan (Niskayuna), end, fourth team offense; Gabriel Smith (LaSalle), AP, and Jon Martin (Bethlehem), place kicker, fifth team offense; Ryan Griffin (Shaker), linebacker, fifth team defense; Garrett Delorey (LaSalle), quarterback, Chris Smith (Columbia), running back, Justin Snide (Columbia), offensive lineman, and David Morrison (Shaker), offensive lineman, sixth team offense and Pat Keegan (Columbia), linebacker, sixth team defense.


The latest state rankings have been released in boys and girls basketball and ice hockey.

In boys basketball: AA-11. Troy, 20. CBA of Albany;A-5. Albany Academy, 18. Green Tech; B- 5. Watervliet, 10. Mekeel Christian; C- 14. Greenwich, 15. Hoosick Falls, 19. Lake George, 20. Mechanicville; D- 6. Argyle, 12. Sharon Springs.

In girls basketball: AA- 4. Shenendehowa, 13. Shaker, 14. Colonie, 16. Albany; A- 4. Averill Park, 16. Holy Names, 20. Scotia; B- 2. Watervliet, 11. Cohoes, 17. Ravena; C- 3. Hoosic Valley, 9. Maple Hill, 12. Greenwich; D- 5. Argyle, 9. Fort Edward, 14. Heatly.

In wrestling: Large schools: 2. Shenendehowa, 14. Queensbury, 16. Columbia; Small Schools: 14. Hudson Falls.

In ice hockey: Division I- 10. Saratoga; Division II- 10. Glens Falls.


As you probably know, Shenendehowa boys soccer coach Mike Campisi announced his retirement this week but will stay in the program as an assistant and mentor.

"We are extremely appreciative of all of Mike’s efforts with the boys soccer program for the past 32 years. Mike’s new role as a program assistant will allow him to step aside from the head coaching responsibilities (which he desired) but still remain active within the program. It’s a win-win scenario for Mike, the student athletes, and Shen athletics," said Shenendehowa athletic director Chris Culnan. "Since the spring of 2010, I have had an idea that 2012 would be a very big transitional year for our athletic program. I appreciate the cooperation that we’ve received from Brent (Steuerwald), Ken (Strube), and Mike in allowing us the time needed to evaluate our programs and coaches to find the right people to keep them at the high level of success that Shen has enjoyed under their leadership."

Article by Mike Collar