Lori Mahan

Lori Mahan

[Photo provided by David Henahan]

SARATOGA SPRINGS – On September 12 SUNY Cobleskill Presidents Marion Terenzio and SUNY Empire State College President Merodie Hancock announced an agreement to open a “seamless new pathway for business students to earn a graduate degree,” according to the official statement.

This agreement streamlines the process for qualified Bachelor of Business Administration  (BBA) students at SUNY Cobleskill to transfer into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management program at SUNY Empire.  Upon qualifying, SUNY Cobleskill BBA students are able to cross-register for up to nine credits of SUNY Empire MBA coursework. To qualify for cross-registration, BBA students must have completed 75 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“SUNY Cobleskill is dedicated to creating learning pathways tailored to continuous and suitable student progress from secondary school through to their desired goals. This new partnership with SUNY Empire State College gives our business students a valuable opportunity to continue seamlessly to a graduate degree program” said Terenzio.

“Today’s agreement with SUNY Cobleskill is all about getting students to complete their MBA in the most convenient, time and cost efficient manner possible, while at the same time, ensuring students receive the high-quality SUNY education they expect, need, and deserve,” said Hancock.

As to how this agreement came to be, Rosalyn Rufer, Ph. D. and interim associate dean of SUNY Empire State College explained, “Former SUNY Chancellor Zimpher repeatedly spoke about shared resources and ‘systemness’ at our SUNY University Faculty Senate Meetings. During one such meeting, I was sitting with Chuck Moran, department chair of Cobleskill’s business program; he was speaking about his business programs at Cobleskill. It gave me the idea of how we could partner and provide an accelerated program for this BBA students through our MBA program, similar to what we do with our BME (Business Management and Economics) students.”

With this accelerated program, full-time Cobleskill students can finish their master’s degree in two semesters. Aside from being a streamlined program, Cobleskill students are able to remain on their campus and avoid traveling to SUNY Empire and scheduling conflicts. All of the MBA classes are online.

“What makes this feasible is the 100 percent online delivery of the Empire State College MBA program,” Rufer said.


Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:26

Blue Streaks' Newest Teammate

All photos by Lori Mahan.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Sequoia Cumming, a senior, is the first female football player for the Saratoga Blue Streaks. She is the kicker for the team and has attempted two kicks thus far this season.

Head Coach Terry Jones, who was an assistant coach for the football team from 1999 until 2007 when he became the head coach, said this is the first female he’s ever had on his team.

“We had an informational meeting last spring for anyone interested in playing football and she showed up. At that meeting, everyone there was given information about summer workouts and everything and she did not miss a single work out all summer. She was one of only two players on our freshmen, JV, or Varsity teams who did not miss a single workout. And here she is. That’s the story,” Jones explained.

Sequoia had her own reasons for playing, “It started out as health reasons, I wanted to take up a sport that was vigorous in the weight room and cardio and physical activity. I did play sports all my life but never through the school so they were never that challenging. I just wanted some kind of crazy goal that I could reach and football was it.”

Coach Jones said that there is no real difference between her and her fellow male team members.

“The only difference is she changes in the locker room across the hall from the rest of the guys. Other than that, there’s no difference. She’s not treated differently at practice; she doesn’t expect to be treated any differently. She’s not treated any differently in the weight room, either. The team has been very open and accepting and I guess the biggest difference, is when I say ‘alright guys let’s go,’ obviously I mean everybody. She just laughs and goes ‘I know,’” Jones explained.

Cumming said her biggest obstacle is the fact that she’s completely new to football. She played soccer her whole life but “kicking a soccer ball is much different from kicking a football. So, it’s just trying to get better at that throughout the whole season. It’s a work in progress,” she said.

Her biggest achievement so far has been in the weight room.

“Seeing your numbers increase in there and seeing it pay off on the field is amazing,” Cumming said.

Jones agrees, “It’s a long process to be the backup kicker, which she is right now, but she doesn’t complain, not a word. She comes to work every day and works hard every day, works to get better every day, and she has gotten better. She’s gotten stronger, her endurance and her abilities when she does kick. They’ve all improved. She’s stronger in the weight room. She was saying she thinks she’s in the best shape of her life. She’s made a lot of new friends and gained a lot of respect of a lot of people.”

The coaches and teammates immediately embraced Cumming, “We’re just one big family, we all work together, and we’re all just trying to get to the same place,” Cumming said.

“Every year during the pre-season we have an event called Meet the Players Night where we bring in the teams and they’re introduced in front of family and friends for the first time in their uniform. I’ve been at Saratoga since 1999 as an assistant and I’ve been the head coach since 2007, and I’ve never seen a player get an ovation from the entire crowd, but she did this year,” Jones laughed.

Cumming on the team has definitely sparked the school body’s interest, but not in a negative way.

“A lot of people ask me about it, they’re curious which I understand. A lot of people say ‘hi, good luck at the game! What time is practice until tonight?’ They’re very interested,” Cumming explained.

When asked if she would continue the sport in college she wasn’t sure.

“I haven’t really decided yet, I think it would be cool to take it on as a club sport in college but I am definitely going to be an avid watcher throughout the rest of my life,” Cumming said.

The Seahawks are her favorite football team.

As with any team sport, there is a magic that happens between a team who are all on board with the same goal.

“Before our first game in Niskayuna, there was this whole energy that I feel like you couldn’t find anywhere else. It was really cool just to see the teammates light up and realize that this is our time to really just prove ourselves on the field,” Cumming explained with a sparkle in her eyes.

“She’s very well liked by the players, I think she’s very well respected by the players for how hard she works out there,” Jones wrapped up.

One thing is certain, Sequoia Cumming is the first female football player in Blue Streaks last 18 years, and that is certainly something to be proud of.

Photos provided by Kim Schaffer. 

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Pierce Byrne is a 9-year-old with a big love for baseball. His favorite team is The Mets and Giancarlo Stanton, Chris Bryant, and Jose Altuve are his favorite players.

“My dad has played catch with me since I was really little. Then when I turned two, I got my first helmet and first real Mets jersey from my aunts and my grandma sent me my first t-ball set from Ohio,” Byrne said.

In June, Pierce went to Yankee Stadium after winning an MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run local competition at Gavin Park held by Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball. He won three out of the four categories; Pitching, hitting, and overall in the 7/8-year-old group.

The National Competition at Yankee Stadium was state level in which he came in second. Had he won first place, he would have advanced to the all-star game. The competition consisted of each kid throwing six pitches and seeing how many strikes they got, hitting a ball off a t and calculating how far and straight it went, and then they ran the bases and calculated the time it took. It was based on a point system and if you came in first, you advanced to the all-star game in Florida. Byrne has competed in similar competitions, the Elks Hoop Shoot and MLB Home Run Derby.

“So I was able to compete at the sectional level that was also held at Gavin Park. Then the champions competition at Yankee Stadium, but only if I had one of the top three overall points for all of the Yankee market which included New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut,” Byrne said.

Byrne is a pitcher, first baseman, third basemen, shortstop, and catcher. He also plays basketball.

“Stepping onto the field was unbelievable! It was so much different than being in the stands. There was a crew cleaning and prepping the field for the game and for us. There were even bomb sniffing dogs going around the field. When I looked around the stands, it was like a dream come true,” Byrne said of the Yankee Stadium experience.

“It was certainly a good competition and Pierce is a fantastic player,” said Steve Kantscheidt, Community Outreach board member of Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball.

Byrne was not able to meet any of his heroes at the competition but he did get to see Aaron Judge hit a 459-foot home run.

Byrne’s said his favorite thing about baseball is, “playing with my friends, hitting long balls, and throwing strikes.”

The thing he looks most forward to about the upcoming season is, “being back on the field.”

Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:17

Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball with Joe Rigabar

Photos provided by Joe Rigabar.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga American Little League and Wilton Youth Baseball have combined their forces to form Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball. In October, Interim President, Joe Rigabar, is being sworn in. Originally involved with Saratoga American Little League, as president, after his oldest son Jack began playing t-ball, he approved of the combination of the leagues.

“My oldest son started playing t-ball about four years ago when he was five years old and one of my neighbors at the time was the president of the Saratoga American Little League and realizing that his kids were starting to get older and age out of the program, and knowing that I was a baseball guy, he asked me to be a little bit more involved and join the board,” said Rigabar.

The two leagues decided to combine about 18 months ago after a decline in numbers in each league, spurring a conversation about dissolving the leagues and then creating a combined one.

“There’s a lot of history there that comes from before my involvement in it, but when we started the conversations up again, probably about 18 months ago, it was driven by the declining numbers of kids playing baseball here in Saratoga and Wilton and while we were still able to produce enough players to have enough teams to have fun. Wilton’s numbers were declining as well and it made all the sense in the world for us to come together and join forces and the result has been incredible. Better than anyone has ever anticipated. In fact, we’re seeing numbers on the rise over the last 18 months and I think there’s excitement over baseball again in Saratoga and Wilton which is great,” Rigabar explained.

This merger did not have a significant impact on the different set of rules between the leagues. Wilton has always played Cal Ripken Baseball and Saratoga had a dual-charter with Ripken and Little League but over the years Saratoga American Little League had gravitated more toward the Cal Ripken rules.

 “As the kids get older, they get to the point where they want to start playing baseball more resembling the game,” Rigabar said.

 The changes were small after the merger happened. The pitching mound is 50 yards versus 46 yards now, the bases are 70 yards versus 60 yards so it “resembles more to the game of baseball and it was easy for us to come together in terms of rules,” Rigabar clarified.

“As we merged, I was very involved with representing Saratoga American Little League and Jared Dinsmore, current president, was the president of Wilton Youth Baseball and we came together along with a committee and really drove this thing through. We officially merged last fall and there was a discussion around who should be the president. I felt very strongly that Jared should be the president, his son was 12 at the time and so it was his last year playing youth baseball and he had just done a really nice job with the league throughout his tenure there and it was obvious to me that he should be the one to take over that president’s role. Then over the course of the last couple months, after we completed the season, and started thinking about fall ball, he decided to step down,” Rigabar remarked.

Aside from being incoming president of the league, Rigabar is also coaching a recreational minors team with some friends and he has coached the all-star team the last few years.

Fall Ball started on Sept. 9 and will run for six weeks, through Oct. 14. T-Ball is ages four to six, rookie is ages seven to eight, minors is ages nine to 10, majors is ages 11 through 12, and Babe Ruth is ages 13 – 15. Over 300 kids are playing this fall. Games take place on Saturdays during Fall Ball.

“It’s a lot of work and effort and responsibility and it’s also very rewarding to see the league and to be out there on Saturday mornings to walk around and see kids with smiles on their faces. So it has been a very smooth and natural transition as we head into the next year,” Rigabar said confidently.

Rigabar played baseball his entire adolescence and through college.

“I played little league growing up. My father was the athletic director and varsity baseball coach at my high school so I played throughout high school and went on to college to play at Providence College. I played shortstop,” he explained.

Rigabar is a die-hard Yankee fan for life. His father used to take him to games when he was younger and he is to this day, a big Derek Jeter fan.

“My fondest memory as a baseball fan is more recent. It’s the opportunity to coach my oldest son Jack and be out on the field with him and his buddies. That’s what’s most enjoyable for me,” Rigabar said proudly.

The league is always looking for coaches and volunteers. Spring ball registration starts in January. The league is not limited to Saratoga Springs and Wilton families; it is open to the surrounding areas as well. Currently, there are players from South Glens Falls, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Corinth, and Schuylerville.

“It’s really all about having fun, hopefully developing a love for baseball, and teaching fundamentals of the game, and getting them ready for the spring where a lot of kids are moving up a level. Anybody can play, everyone plays equally, and we rotate positions. We keep it fun. If you’re looking to play baseball, we’d love to have you,” Rigabar said excitedly.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:36

Girl Scouts Collaborate at Pitney Farm

Photos provided by Dan Forbush and GSNENY.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Pitney Farm has had a very busy summer with numerous activities and projects. The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) teamed up with them to create a fairy village. The GSNENY also kept busy this summer at the farm by painting rock markers, creating scarecrows, planting sunflowers, and growing food for Franklin Community Center. When it came time to create their fairy village, the Girl Scouts used natural materials such as bark, stones, and twigs.

“Girl Scouts in Brownies had the opportunity to earn the painting badge and outdoor art creator badge in a program at the farm on Saturday, Aug. 26. Juniors had the opportunity to earn the drawing badge and the outdoor art explorer badge on the same day. The last requirement for both Brownies and Juniors on the outdoor art badge is to design with nature. The fairy house decorating project fits in perfectly to complete the badge,” said Jess Clauser, Girl Scout leader at Dorothy Nolan Elementary, who is leading the art program in the Community Gardens.

 “The Girl Scouts are an important and delightful aspect of the garden. They are full of enthusiasm and spirit. My goal is to share the love of gardening I developed as a young person with others and hopefully they will enjoy being in nature, growing healthy food, and get a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in preparing foods that they have had a hand in growing with their families and friends,” said Natalie Walsh, Gardens Director.

Walsh has been the garden's director since the spring and her responsibilities include overseeing the development of the gardens.

The GSNENY fairy village will be on display Saturday, Sept. 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“For the fairy house/garden decorating project each girl will get a small wood birdhouse as their starting off point. The houses have been pre-painted with milk paint and approved for use by Natalie. The houses are many different shapes and painted many different colors. The girls will decorate the houses, and then come to the event and the farm to place them into the fairy garden. The first event will be a fairy tea party! The girls can dress up or wear their fairy or butterfly wings if they own them, but it is not mandatory,” Clauser said.

Snacks such as cakes, cookies, and sandwiches will be provided at the fairy tea party and each girl will take a picture with their fairy house. They will have the opportunity to pick out a place in the fairy garden and situate their house.

“I have been involved in every aspect from the planting of the first seeds, to the construction of the raised beds, organizing volunteers, reaching out to the community and more. I have helped new gardeners get started, taught gardening skills on Saturday mornings, planned and planted the sunflower fields, organized events and publicity, and met with community members to let people know what a wonderful resource exists here. Each day is different,” Walsh explained.

Also at Pitney Farm this summer, community organizations such as the Mentoring Group, Saratoga Bridges, Saratoga Transitional Services, the Girl Scouts came regularly and worked in the garden.

“The farm under community ownership is brand new this year and the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York got in on the ground floor. Our first project was painting and decorating rocks for the herb garden,” said Clauser.

“In fact,” Walsh said, “Saratoga Bridges has helped me harvest food that I then deliver to the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry. Community supporting community. That’s a big part of the Community Garden’s mission. We are currently working on creating even more community involvements through the schools and senior center.”

This summer, Pitney Farm also ran a series of classes for adults on gardening and art classes for children to experience the garden through painting and drawing.

There are several children activities in the garden, including, a mini farm created by Judy Brunner. A pasture with fences and a pond with many animals you’d see on a farm surround this mini farm.

The garden also had much success with their food production; many tomatoes, kale, Swiss chard, tomatillos, herbs, melons, pumpkins, and much more had healthy crops.

In the spring, community members planted their own Mammoth sunflower seed, which they tended to all summer.

“Now the plants are fully grown and will be measured at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday the 16th. They are measured for height. The tallest wins,” Walsh said.

The Pitney Farm also rehabilitated their old barn this summer with the help of many community members, Habitat for Humanity, and students from local schools.

The Community Garden has more planned for the fall and they need volunteers to help make it happen. If you’re interested, visit www.pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org for more information.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:21

Alzheimer's Association Blondes vs. Brunettes

[Photos provided by www.act.alz.org.]

SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Saturday, Sept. 9 at Skidmore College Wachenheim Field, The Alzheimer’s Association will host its fourth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes (BvB) flag football tournament. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization.

“RivALZ, where two teams of women divided to reflect rivalries such as East vs. West or Blondes vs. Brunettes compete in a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness, and action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” said the statement.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with the game starting at 6:15 p.m. BvB is a volunteer-driven and all female event. Since its inauguration in the fall of 2005 in Washington DC, this tournament has made its way to other cities nationwide. Since the initial tournament four years ago in the Capital Region, BvB has made $100,000 for the Capital Region chapter.

“In this seriously athletic, but fun flag football game, two all-female teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes. The players, trained by experienced football players and coaches, will be practicing all summer. The Brunette Bombers are looking to win back the title from the Blonde Bombshells,” according to the official statement.

Also at the event will be food, male cheerleaders, and halftime fun. Tickets are $10 and kids under 16 are free. After the game will be a victory party at the Horseshoe Inn in Saratoga Springs. The party includes food and drinks, live music from the Schmooze, and the opportunity to celebrate both teams. Tickets to the victory party are $30 for adults and $15 for kids under 16.

“This is my fifth year of being involved with BvB Saratoga. I spent three years as a player and am in my second year as a chair of the committee. Being part of BvB Saratoga is a way for me to give back to the community and raise money and awareness for a disease (Alzheimer’s) that is impacting so many families across the country,” said BvB Chair, Kim Lourinia.

“I am so proud of our committee, players, coaches, and volunteers who spend so much time giving back through fundraising, planning activities, and preparing for Game Day which ultimately brings us that much closer to creating a world without Alzheimer's,” Lourinia stated.

“I am so grateful to the Blondes and Brunettes for their dedication and commitment. Not only do they practice hard and engage in an exciting game of football, they raise much needed awareness by engaging a younger generation in our fight against Alzheimer’s,” said Alzheimer’s Association of New York’s Executive Director and CEO, Elizabeth Smith-Boivin.

You can donate to the players and receive free admission to the game by visiting www.act.alz.org and going to the RivALZ link. So far, the Blonde Bombshells have raised approximately $27,520 and the Brunette Bombers have raised $25,320.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease or Blondes vs. Brunettes, visit www.alz.org.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:20

Saratoga Auto Auction

[All photos provided by www.SaratogaAutoAuction.org]

SARATOGA SPRINGS –  The Saratoga Automobile Museum will be hosting thousands of automobile lovers on Sept. 22 – 23. A full day preview will be Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The live auction will start at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 and 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 with famed auctioneer Brent Earlywine running the show. The best food truck from the Capital Region will also be on site. The auction will take place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Spectator tickets are $20 a day or $30 for both days and can be purchased online at www.saratogaautoauction.org. Through Sept. 10, spectator tickets are $5 off with promo code AUCTION5OFF.

“We have an exceptional collection of cars, boats, trucks, and motorcycles set to be auctioned off on the Saratoga Performing Art Center Stage,” said auction director Jeff Whiteside.

“The event, a fundraiser for the Saratoga Automobile Museum to support its education programs and distracted driving safety initiative which grows more awareness every day. We will have over $8,000,000 worth of vehicles consigned and bidder registrations are now open,” Whiteside informed.

Whiteside had the goal of 200 consigned vehicles.

“We expect a large crowd to attend along with buyers and sellers. We have American, Foreign, Antique, Classic, Exotic, Modern, and Hot Rod cars consigned along with a number of boats and motorcycles, all in a broad range of prices.”

With a wide variety of vehicles for under $20,000, buyers will have the opportunity to join the “hobby,” and the eager collector will have a variety to choose from, some of which have never been for sale at any auction before.

Bidders have several options to participate; either online, live, or by phone through Proxibid. To register online, go to www.saratogaautoauction.org/register-to-bid or contact Olivia Harrison at 518-587-1935 ext. 13.

Several TV personalities will be at the auction, including Steve Hale of the show History Channel’s American Restorations and the star of Discovery Channel’s American Choppers, Paul Teutul Jr. Steve and Paul Jr. are both available for photos and to greet the public.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:16

Stillwater Warriors

[Photos provided by Stillwater Football 2017 Facebook page, via Converged Imaging.]

STILLWATER – Coach Ian Godfrey, in his second year as head coach, and the Stillwater Warriors are ready for the upcoming season.

“Last Friday was our first game against Corinth high school. We won 50 to 13, so it’s a really nice start. We have a really good group of hard working kids, we have a nice mix of seniors and underclassmen, they really seem to work hard and work well together. So far practices, as evidenced in our first game, have gone pretty well. We have a pretty tough schedule this year with a couple of the teams this year. It’s going to be a battle, to say the least, but we’re definitely up for it,” Godfrey said.

The Captains this year are Sean Kane, quarterback, Dan Morris, running back, and Jake Hickey, linemen. All three Captains are seniors this year.

“Our Captains are really the core players of our team, so a lot is riding on their success this year,” Godfrey stated.

“We actually have three kids who are playing that are sophomores who start both ways. Mason Seymour, running-back and linebacker, he’ll be one of the better players as a sophomore in the league. Brian McNeil, he plays offensive and defensive line and he is a force to be reckoned with. James Galarneau, he plays receiver, safety, and some quarterback too,” Godfrey clarified.

“This is a group that has overachieved a little bit last year and I’m really hoping that we can kind of live up to this year’s potential. We’ve got a really good group of guys, we want to compete for the league, we really feel like we have the talent to do so, but we know that realistically just getting to the playoffs would be an accomplishment, because it’s just such a tough league. We feel like if we can get to the playoffs then anything can happen,” Godfrey spoke positively of his team.

The Stillwater Warriors will take on Taconic Hills on Friday, Sept. 8 in an away game.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:13

Shenendehowa Plainsmen

[Photos provided by Coach Clawson.]

SHENENDEHOWA – Coach Clawson is excited for the upcoming season. The Shenendehowa Plainsmen are the biggest rivalry of hometown team Saratoga Blue Streaks. Their first rival game of the season takes place Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m.

“I feel good, we had a really good off season of preparation. We have a lot of off season football activities,” Clawson said.

This year’s Captains are Michael Sheilds, Griffin Walner, Jackson Haskins, and Jacob McGrail.

“Coming into the season we have 10 returning starts and with all the development that happened in the off season, the team came into practice on Aug. 14 and they were fairly advanced then we usually were so that’s really helped. We had 66 kids try out for the team, we have 52 players on the roster, and they’re all contributing in practice,” he stated.

“No injuries thus far, knock on wood. I’m a very superstitious coach,” he laughs.

One thing that never leaves the forefront of the Shenendehowa communities mind is the tragic death of previous varsity football player Christ Stewart. Chris and Deanna Rivers, a softball player from Shenendehowa, both perished in a car accident on Dec. 1, 2012.

“We retired Chris’ number after the 2012 season. Fortunately for Chris, he got to play his senior season. He was a captain; he was a three year starter, phenomenal defense, and offensive player. Chris had a larger than life personality; whenever he came into the room he brightened it. He would cheer everyone up. He was one of the students that would walk through the hallway and say hello to all the custodians, teachers, and students. It was a true pleasure to have him on the team,” Clawson said.

Ryan Fenton, Mark McQuade, Jim Ward, Dan Cafarelli, Barry Clawson, and Mike O’Toole assist Clawson this year.

“Roughly 24 juniors came up from JV and we have three sophomores on varsity,” Clawson said proudly.

“There is a lot of excitement amongst the players. They are very focused, hard working group and they love playing football, Clawson stated.

The Shenendehowa Plainsmen played their first game on Sept. 1 against the Guilderland Flying Dutchman. The Plainsmen won versus the Flying Dutchmen, 48 to 27.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:06

Corinth Tomahawks

[All photos by www.PhotoAndGraphic.com]

CORINTH – Coach Justin Culligan has stepped up from assistant coach last year to head coach this year.

“Last year we were two out of seven, so this year our goal is to be competitive, win a couple more games, try to get a play off spot,” Culligan said.

 “We have a couple kids that are back. I think we have eight starters on defense and seven on offense that are back. Our starting quarterback is returning, Colt Guilder, he is a second year player. He started playing for us after week two last year, he played with us the rest of the year as the quarterback. He’s throwing the ball well, making good decisions, running the ball well. He’s doing good, we’re pretty happy with him right now,” Culligan said of Guilder.

The team Captains this year are Colt Guilder, quarterback, Nic Moses, Josh Nolet, and Garrett Wood, all seniors.

When asked how practice had been going, Culligan said, “we’ve started out very healthy, knock on wood.”

There is a long standing rivalry between Corinth and Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne, who they play October 6.

“We have a wooden Indian canoe that we all share, the winner gets it. It’s a statue and Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne got it last year,” Culligan said.

The team started practicing August 14 and had their first game of the season September 1 versus Stillwater. The Stillwater Warriors beat the Corinth Tomahawks 50 versus 13.

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