Lori Mahan

Lori Mahan

Saratoga Springs High School Seniors
Sarah Adelson, Lydia Akaka Perras Allen, Sean Aminpur, Joseph Amodio, Elliot Armstrong, Tice Arpey, John Arthur, Lauren Bailey, Exavior Baker, Christian Barscz, Helena Bartlett, Madelyn Barzee, Aminah Bashir, Emilie Bauer, Olivia Biasetti, Megan Bissonette, Griffin Biviano, Daniel Blaisdell, Isabella Bokan, Alexander Bonacio, Kyle Brady, Justin Brooking, Madeline Buck, Aisling Byrne, Catherine Cairns, Anthony Cammisa, James Capone, McKenna Carley, Caleb Carpenter, Milo Chambers, Jackson Cherry, Madison Clark, Jordyn Clarke, Gianna Cognetti, Alanah Cohen-Tigor, Luke Connolly, Sophia Cook, Eve Crossett, Amalia CulpepperWehr, Kathryn Cuneo, Alex Czajkowski, Joshua Czech, Joshua D’Addio, Aidan Dagostino, Matthew Dahlen, Nicholas Dahlen, Joanna Dalton, Mia D’Andrea, Julianne Dardis, Rian Davis, Ryan Delaney, Sydney DeLeonardis, Anna Dennett, James Dennis, Dylan DeSimone, Alexander Deutsch, Emily DeVries, Ethan Dietz, David Diloreto, Skylar Dinsmore, Skyler Dorr, Michael Drabkin, Stephanie Duscher, Robert Dybala, Matthew Dys, Liam Epstein, Patrick Erway, Adysen Farrell, Adelle Feeley, Kyra Fiber, Sofia Figliomeni, Braden Flanders, Noah Flanders, Kylie Folts, Ashton Fox, Corwin Freedman, Peter Frolish, Phillip Frolish, Nicholas Gebo, Ronan Gecewicz, Danielle Geils, Hudson Geistfeld, Ryan Genter, Zachary Gerhardt, Sydney German, Abigail Getz, Eliza Gifford, Foster Goff, Orion Goodemote, Avinash Gos,s Payton Graham, Camilla Greene, Mark Gregory, Quentin Grieco, Eric Griskowitz, James Groseclose, Abigail Guyon, Devon Harrison, Edward Hart, Demi Hartz, Ellie Hassey, Marley Hawthorne, McLaren Heck, Lauren Hegener, Elizabeth Herman, William Hill, Matthew Hogan Jr, Griffin Hogben, Harrison Hogben, Trinity Hogben, Aidan Holmes, Madison Hudson, Taylor Hudson, David Hunter, Allison Hurt, Issabella Hussey, Samuel Jacob, Natalie Jillson, Aniyah Jones-Dowling, Brendan Joyce, Saskia Kamerling, Clare Kelly, Emma Kelly, Sean Kempf, Hannah Kern, Avery Ketcham, Evan Klotz, Christian Kondo, Ethan Kopraski, Elliot Kramer, Amanda Lamonda, Anna Lansford, Josef Laurer, Jade Leal, Cameron Lebed, Rachel Lee, Sophie Leidig, Michael L’Hommedieu, Ayden Lipscomb, Robyn Lloyd, Jennifer Lowe, Heidi Mackrodt, Meaghan MacLellan, Karleigh MacMillan, Maia Mahar, Kate Manor, Nicholas Marron, Phoenix Martens, Joseph Martuscello, Zachary Marx, Renee Maslak, Michael Masten, Natasha Mather, Mya Mc Farland, Kelly McCormick, Elizabeth McGinn, Matthew McGourty, Julia McGowan, Katherine Mebert, Jacob Meehan, Karl Meidenbauer, Kurt Meidenbauer, Christian Mercado, Jordan Mesquita, Aidan Millens, Morgan Millington, Diego Montes, Caroline Moran, Saajid Muharis McKenna Mulholland Sam Munro Joseph Murphy Shane Murphy Johanna Nally Casey Navin Sutton Nichols Jared Nightingale Kathleen O’Brien Makaela Oehler Connor Ogden Catherine O’Hara Robert Ott Ella Ouimet Melvin Palma Bronwyn Palmieri Greydon Parker Thomas Parrish Michael Pazderski Emily Pecora Charlotte Perella Regan Perella Megan Phelps Riley Phillips Natalie Piro-Felder Casey Powers Troy Prehn Caleb Quackenbush Leah Radovic Ryan Ragaini Alexa Rahman Joshua Ralston Caroline Reals Luca Reeder Hannah Reese Samuel Resue Aidan Reynolds Spencer Ripchik Tessa Rivenburg Alexa Roberts Kristen Rodecker Abigail Rodriguez Olivia Rose Molly Ruff Vincent Sablich Yotham Sage Isabel Sartin Rebeka Sawka Victoria Sawka Margaret Scala Evan Schmid Sydney Schumaker Luke Shapiro Samantha Shapiro Elizabeth Siebeneck Luke Siewert Sarah Signor Lauren Skrandel Molly Smack Faith Smith Autumn Soukup Arleigh Soule Chloe Sova Jillian Sparano Mia Staley Cameron Steuer Jade Straus Sophia Sulkin Caroline Susko Melissa Swiers Shaun Taber Kendra Teator Daniil Teteryatnik Shay Tracy Grant Travis John Trimmings Clayton Trumbull Grace Usack Anthony Valastro Olivia Vavasour Mark Verra Jackson Vick Skye Vilca Caleigh Wagner Aidan Waite Eloise Walsh Zeph Watkins Caleb Weber Olivia Weeden Chelsey Wertans Emily Whalen Lily White Kristia Wiegand Shaun Wiggins Emma Wrobel Tyler Zieker Samuel Zimmerman Wendy Zimmerman Arlo Zwicker Olivia Zwickle

GALWAY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
GRADE 9
Alaina Aschmutat, Kira Bishop, Brian Brink Jr., Matthew Colabello, Raelynn Cullen, Grace DeNisio, Brandon Garney, Connor Johnson, Zachary Kenyon, Sydney Mariani, Jillian Neahr, Spencer Newsom, Gavin O’Neil, Molly Oravsky, Jeremiah Paro, Kaelin Pitman, Tyler Sowle, Zane St. Louis, Eric Zelezniak

GRADE 10
Brian Alden, Karley Barkley, Seth Colflesh, Kylee Decker, Shanley DeRidder, Avery Gilman,
Dylan Moules, Dalton Sargent, Caden Sherman, Myels P Shippey, Samantha (Sam) Webb-Horvath

GRADE 11
Arianna Allen, Lexie Bessette, Trevor Carnevali, Noah Flint, Joseph Hahn, Antonio Hart,
Benjamin Jordan, Sean Morse, Anthony Powers, Brendan Shader, Matthew Smith, Milan Venditti,
Michael Zelezniak

GRADE 12
Skyler Armer, Russell Cook, Kenneth DeRidder, Kenneth Hay, Nicholas Keller, Courtney Koehler, Kimberly Martin, Michelle McCray, Sierra Morris, Jaquline Pilczuk, Hayli Raylinsky, Carson Scribner, Garrett Shippey, Jake Sicard

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Athletics Hall of Fame Committee requests nominations for its 2020 induction class. Online nomination forms may be submitted at ballstonspaathleticshalloffame.com until January 15, 2020. The ceremony will take place in May of 2020 at the Ballston Spa High School auditorium. For more information, please visitballstonspaathleticshalloffame.com.

Friday, 06 December 2019 10:44

Spa City Gamblers Opening Weekend

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Starting on Saturday, December 7, the Spa City Gamblers, a new minor league basketball team competing in the ABA is representing Saratoga Springs. The first home game will be at 7 p.m. at Gavin Park against Northeast PA All-Stars. Sunday, December 8, will be their second game starting at 3 p.m. versus Oneonta Octane. Tickets are $8 for adult and $5 for kids. The Spa City Gamblers are coached by Ben Smith and Brett Detraglia.

Friday, 06 December 2019 10:21

Local All-Star Moments

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Saratoga Springs Gymnastics

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs High School gymnastics team opened their season on December 5th by traveling to Bethlehem High School for the annual Tumble for Hunger Meet. Saratoga is once again the team to beat in Section 2 gymnastics this season with Ava Dallas, last year’s all-around runner-up, and Sophia Damiano, last year’s 3rd place all-around finisher, both returning for their junior year. Dallas placed 13th in the allaround at last year’s New York State Gymnastics Championship meet while Damiano placed 20th. Junior Megan Wishart, last year’s 8th place all-around finisher and state qualifier on the vault, and freshman Erika Sudigala, are expected to emerge as Saratoga is seeking their 19th consecutive Section 2 gymnastics title. Head Coach Deb Smarro, who is in her 14th year leading Saratoga gymnastics, and assistant coach Tiffany Hogben, are excited to get the season underway. “We lost a significant amount of leadership and experience from last year’s team due to graduation. However, some of our younger gymnasts have worked really hard over the summer to acquire new skills and contribute to the team. I also have a few newcomers in senior Miranda Lynch and sophomore Carly Ruschak that I’m looking forward to see compete for us this year,” commented Smarro after a recent practice.

 

Eighteen Saratoga Springs High School Student-Athletes Recognized

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, December 3, 18 student-athletes from Saratoga Springs High School were recognized for their commitment to play intercollegiate athletics. Students shared what schools they will attend, why they chose the school, and thanked the people that supported them.

The students are as follows:
• Aisling Byrne - Rowing Rutgers University
• Dolly Cairns - Basketball University of Rhode Island
• A.J. Cavotta - Golf Southern New Hampshire University
• Kathryn Cuneo - Rowing Cornell University
• Madeleine Duchaussee - Track and Field Northeastern University
• Adelle Feeley - Diving College of the Holy Cross
• Grace Goodell - Rowing University of Texas in Austin
• Issabella Hussey - Rowing University of Louisville
• Madyson Kolligian - Lacrosse Siena College
• Joey (Josef) Laurer - Baseball Siena College
• Catherine O'Hara - Lacrosse Siena College
• Madelaine Oke - Rowing Rutgers University
• Michael Pazderski - Rowing Drexel University
• Maecy Rickman - Rowing Boston University
• Abigail Searles - Lacrosse University of Pennsylvania
• Skylar Shea - Rowing Northeastern University
• Olivia Vavasour - Rowing Brown University
• Sylvie Waters - Lacrosse Boston University

Friday, 06 December 2019 09:55

Education Briefs: Dec. 6-12, 2019

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Ballston Spa Schools to Host Qualifying FLL Tournament

BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 3044 will be hosting a Hudson Valley FLL Qualifying tournament on December 14, 2019. There will be nine FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams representing area schools competing in the tournament. The top teams have the opportunity to advance on to a Championship Tournament at Dutchess Community College on February 8, 2020. This year’s FLL challenge, City Shaper, requires students to design a LEGO robot that can be programmed to operate independently on the competition table and accomplish several space-related tasks. The teams will be judged based on the robot’s performance, design, core values and on a project. The theme of this year’s project asks students to think like architects, engineers, and construction workers to identify a problem with a building or public space in their community and design a solution to the problem. Through the donations of corporate sponsors, the Ballston Spa Central School District has fielded five FLL teams for the 2019 season. Teams from Gordon Creek Elementary, Milton Terrace Elementary, Wood Road Elementary and the Ballston Spa Middle School will be participating in the competition. The tournament is funded by Hudson Valley FLL, Dutchess Community College and their Foundation, IBM, and NY Tech Valley FIRST. FIRST programs are growing in New York Tech Valley as a result of the overwhelming support of industry sponsors to engage more students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and develop the needed workforce to support their businesses. Sponsors for New York Tech Valley include GLOBALFOUNDRIES, GE, ASML, National Grid, KLATencor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lam Research, Applied Materials, AMD, Turner Construction, SCREEN USA, infrastructure, Edwards, Regeneron, Pickett Family Foundation, Acumetra, Tokyo Electron and Westerwood Global.

Fun for All Ages at Galway's Hour of Code

GALWAY — Galway Central School District invites the entire Galway School Community to its second annual Hour of Code on Monday, December 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Participants can expect to have fun and learn about computer coding, play with robots and drones and experience Virtual Reality travels, and more! The Robotics Club will be selling food and baked goods in the High School Cafeteria.

Children's Programs at Saratoga Arts are Back!

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Arts is again offering art programs for kids during school breaks. There will be varying programs for ages five through 14. Imagination Rules for five to seven-year-old children, and Camp Creativity for eight to 14-year olds. Both programs will run December 26-27 and January 2-3. To learn more or register, visit www. saratoga-arts.org/education/ school-break-summer-camp.

Essay Contest for Capital Region High School Students

SARATOGA SPRINGS/ ALBANY — Capital Region high school students are eligible to enter “How Our Veterans Protect Our Constitution and Why” essay contest, which is being sponsored by Capital Region Patriot Flight. Patriot Flight is a hub of the National Honor Flight Network that provides World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Cold War veterans with a free one-day excursion to visit war monuments and other historic sites in Washington, D.C. Patriot Flight participants fly to and from the Albany International Airport. The writers of the two best essays will win a one-day all expense paid trip to visit memorials and historic sites along with the veterans in Washington, D.C. Deadline to submit an application and a 300 to 500-word essay is Jan. 30, 2020. Applications are available at schools or can be downloaded from Patriot Honor Flight website at www.patriotflight. org or contact Lois Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-732-2793. Winners will be announced on March 20, 2020 at the Gateway Diner in Albany

The Kindness Closet

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The South Glens Falls (SGF) Kindness Closet will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. The Kindness Closet, started by Tanglewood Elementary School teacher Jamie Metivier in the building a few years ago, was initially created to address the changing socio-economic dynamics at Tanglewood. But last fall, Metivier won a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance through their Thank America’s Teachers® Dream Big Teacher Challenge® to expand the Kindness Closet for all families in the district. The money was used to build a freestanding structure for supplies and will enable the district to offer household items to families who need them. Families in need are invited monthly to shop at the closet for the items they need, no questions asked. Items include everything from gently used clothing to household supplies. In addition to household items, the Dec. 7 Grand Opening will include toys for holiday gifts. Anyone interested in donating to the SGF Kindness Closet can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“The Kindness Closet is a perfect example of the lessons we are trying to teach our children on a regular basis.

Ballston Spa Students Present Annual Winter Concerts

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Central School District Music Department is presenting several winter concerts during the upcoming weeks. The concerts are free, and members of the community are welcome at all venues. The High School Winter Concert series began with performances by the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Orchestra on Thursday, Dec. 5. The series continues with performances by the Concert Band and Orchestra on Monday, Dec. 9. The final concert features the High School Choirs and Jazz Bands and will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19. All performances begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium at 220 Ballston Ave. The Middle School Winter Concerts will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 3, featuring the 7th Grade Band, Chorus and Orchestra. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 8th Grade Band, Chorus and Orchestra will perform. The middle school concerts conclude with the 6th Grade Band, Chorus and Orchestra performing on Monday, Dec. 16. All middle school concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the High School Auditorium. The Milton Terrace Elementary School will host a Winter Concert featuring the Orchestra, Band and Chorus on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Cafetorium, 200 Wood Rd. The Gordon Creek Elementary School will host their annual Winter Concert featuring the Orchestra, Band and Chorus in the Gymatorium, 50 Wood Rd. on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. The Wood Road Elementary School will host a Winter Concert featuring the Orchestra, Band and Chorus on Jan. 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Cafetorium, 300 Wood Rd. The students from Malta Avenue Elementary School will present a Winter Concert on Jan. 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Malta Ave. Auditorium at 70 Malta Ave.

Parent University Programs at Saratoga Springs CSD

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs Central School District (SSCSD) puts on Parent University programs, a series of free, informative topics yearly, beginning in the fall of the school year and merging into the new year. Programs generally benefit the parenting adult, but teenagers may find some of the programs beneficial as well. These programs are open to all community members, district staff, and teachers. SSCSD is also open to suggestions for any university topics you’d like to see and they can be sent to Maura Manny at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are five classes left and they are as follows:

Thursday, January 23: “Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood” with Author Adelia Moore. In partnership with Northshire Bookstore, Clinical Psychologist and author Adelia Moore will discuss her book Being the Grownup in the Maple Avenue Middle School Large Group Instruction room at 6:30 p.m. If you are a parent, it is your job to provide shelter and safety, to make decisions about education, childcare, health and nourishment, and to create the habitat that is the context of family life. The book helps parents translate their determination to care for and Photo provided. protect their children into the clarity they need to communicate authority with a firm confidence, whether for bedtime, screen-time or mealtime. Just as she would in a clinical conversation, the author shifts the focus away from disciplinary strategies and back to the core of parenthood, the relationship between parents and children as it evolves, moment to-moment, from the dependence of infancy to the autonomy of young adulthood.

Monday, February 3: Managing Technology: presented by Dr. Randy Cale.

Thursday, March 5: "Battling an Eating Disorder: An 11 Year Old’s Journey to Recovery" with Flutters of Hope Inc. This program will be held in the Maple Avenue Middle School Large Group Instruction room at 6:30 p.m. A current SSCSD student will share her journey through an eating disorder, how she recovered, and the tools she used to do it. Her mother will discuss the myths of eating disorders and the tools she used as a parent. Both speakers will share how hard it was to overcome, but that recovery is possible and that there is hope.

Tuesday, March 31: A Discussion about Anxiety and Depression with Jaimen McMillan. This program will be held in the Maple Avenue Middle School Large Group Instruction room at 7 p.m. Depression is not about being sad. Depression paralyzes the will. Sufferers feel powerless…hopeless…and see no possibility of moving on. Anxiety is gripping a growing number of children who instead of joy and wonder, experience unfounded fear and trepidation. Among the many factors involved in depression and anxiety, perhaps the most overlooked component is the element of space. The prevailing definition of the human being is so narrow and confining that its delineation is a likely cause of depression. This lecture on Depression and Anxiety will expand this constricting concept. We will experiment with Spacial Dynamics® exercises and experience that the human being is meant to be a free individual who can learn to live in many different spaces. Each space allows for opportunities and possibilities that the others do not. Depression and anxiety do not know age-barriers. Children, teens, and adults all suffer from these afflictions. They share the complaint of feeling trapped. It is for those who want to create and establish new spaces and dynamics that allow for healthy choice, wholesome human interaction, and ultimately, to unrestricted use of their own wills.

Tuesday, April 28: "Talking about Consent" presented by Wellspring. This program will be held in the Saratoga Springs High School Library from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This program is designed for parents and guardians of graduating seniors going to college on how to talk to them about consent. The program provides participants with an understanding of consent as a concept and provides context as to why having discussions with young people about consent is crucial. Facilitators will provide information on when and how to have these discussions.

 

Friday, 06 December 2019 09:48

Neighbors: Jack Burger

Q. What is it that you do at Schuylerville High School?   
A. I was a football coach at Troy for 30 years and I have been here part-time for the last five years. I teach a couple of business classes in the morning and I coach football.

Q. How was your season this year? 
A. It was a great year! We ended up 11-2 and we lost in the state finals which is about as good as it gets with the exception of winning it. We were state runner-ups!

Q. What made you decide to come back and coach after you were retired? 
A. When I retired from teaching, a buddy of mine owned a sports marketing business and I traveled around with him for a year and a half. Then he sold his business and I knew John Bowen, the head coach at Schuylerville, for many many years. John asked me if I was interested in coming on board and coaching. I told him I was, but I didn’t really want to be an outsider to the boys. I said if there was something down here that I could do part-time I would be really excited about it. Doctor Sherman, the superintendent, had called and said that they needed somebody for the business learning lab and somebody to teach business learning classes so that’s how I fell into it.

Q. Do you live in Schuylerville? 
A. I actually live in Saratoga.

Q. How long have you lived there? 
A. My wife and I moved up there eight years ago. We raised our kids down in Ballston Lake and they went to Shenendehowa, so we’ve been in the Saratoga County area for over 35 years.      

Q. How many children do you have? 
A. I have two grown children and two little granddaughters.

Q. What are your holiday plans? 
A. We’re going to try and spend a ton of time with family and friends.

Q. What is your favorite holiday movie?
A. Wow, Home Alone. When my kids were younger, they loved it. I think I’ve probably seen it a
million times.

Thursday, 05 December 2019 14:11

On & Off the Field Luzadis Leads the Way

SCHUYLERVILLE — Charles Luzadis, an 18-year-old senior at Schuylerville High School, just had the football season of a lifetime: the Black Horses made it to the state finals. 

Luzadis, a safety and wide receiver, has been playing football and baseball his whole life. He is an outfielder on the diamond.

“I used to prefer baseball but after the past couple of years it’s really been pretty much a tie between the two for my favorite sport. The past couple of years with football, the teammates and coaching staff have just been a lot of fun to be around and that really boosted football for me. I’ve really enjoyed playing with all my friends and the coaches,” Luzadis said.

Coach Jack Burger referred to Luzadis as the “coach on the field.”

“The younger guys saw how unselfish Charles was and that was a big part of our success. He was a big part of the adversity we overcame,” Burger explained.

That adversity was two of the best players being injured and Luzadis stepping into their positions, even though they weren’t his practiced skillset.

As a team, the guys participated in traditions together, such as Lollipop Thursday, which is where a team member reads a motivational quote from a book the day before the game and then everyone gets a lollipop. Each year a book gets passed down and whoever is chosen to read picks out a passage from the book. 

“Then we all have lollipops,” Luzadis laughed, explaining the time-honored tradition.

Luzadis is also 6th in his class ranking and is the President of his high school’s National Honor Society, the President of Varsity Club, and a member of the Spanish Club. Through those activities, he participates in various community service projects and does a lot of fundraising for non-profit organizations. 

“Education is definitely something I value very much in my life.  I take a bunch of AP classes with challenging coursework. Something that I know is really going to help me in life, the more I work at it,” he explained.

He has not yet decided what college he will be attending as he is still waiting to hear back from some that he applied to. He has, however, spoken to a few coaches about possibly playing football on a collegiate level.

In his free time, this busy senior enjoys spending time with his friends and works part-time at King Brother’s Dairy ice cream stand.

Still, one of his favorite things about football this season was playing on the field with his younger brother Anthony, who is a freshman and on the JV team, who suited up for the varsity games.

“Playing on the field with him was pretty special because we haven’t been able to play a lot with each other during the course of our childhood except when we were really little because of the age difference. This year, to have it be my senior year, and to have him be there and play with him has been really fun,” he explained.

How can a busy senior do all of that and still enjoy his social life?

“My desire to win. I just love winning. It makes everything fun. Also, my family, they have been very supportive of me throughout my entire life and so I really want to do well for them,” Luzadis stated.

Thursday, 03 January 2019 14:30

Local All-Star Moments 1.4.19

Blue Streaks Hockey Alumni Game
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga High School hockey alumni celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1998-1999 State Championship, with a hockey game on Saturday, December 29 at the Weibel Ice Rink.  The Alumni game started at 1 p.m. and precede the Varsity game against Pelham at 2 p.m.  The Alumni game featured players from both Saratoga HS Championship teams (1999 and 2013), and the teams were coached by the State Championship coaches, Bob Santamoor, Dave Torres and Tim Grande. The Saratoga Blue Streaks played the Pelham Memorial High School Pelicans in a game at 2 p.m. on December 29 at the Weibel Ice Rink.  After three periods of play, the games were scoreless. The Blue Streaks then went on to win 1-0 in overtime, outshooting the Pelicans 41-10.

 

Jay's Bar & Grill Tuesday Night
Memorial Open 8 Ball Tournament

WEEK #14 - DECEMBER 18
1st - Van Herbert
2nd - Steve Rhodes
3rd - Dave Zembrowski
DFL - Cheryl Sharadin
POINTS STANDINGS:
Mark Sharadin – 35
Jim Brooks – 33
Marc Roggen – 30
Sue Brooks – 19
Cheryl Sharadin – 13

WEEK #15 - JANUARY 1
1st - Steve Rhodes
2nd - Mark Sharadin
3rd - Marc Roggen
DFL - Van Herbert
POINTS STANDINGS:
Mark Sharadin – 38
Jim Brooks – 34
Marc Roggen – 32
Sue Brooks – 20
Cheryl Sharadin – 14
Steve Rhodes – 14

 

New Fitness Classes at School of the Arts
Mary Anne Fantauzzi, owner of Total Body Trifecta, will teach two new fitness classes at the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs:
SOLE SYNTHESIS
Tuesdays 12:15-1 p.m. from January 8-February 26. A barefooted standing fusion of fitness and yoga. All levels welcome. 8 sessions for $68.

BEGINNER BARRE AND BALANCE
Wednesdays 2-3 p.m. from January 9-February 27. A combination of gentle ballet and body sculpting. 8 sessions for $68. Both classes develop core stabilization, muscular endurance, balance and fluidity. Registration and information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Saratoga Gymnastics Bests Guilderland
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga gymnastics won their third dual meet of the season (3-0) by defeating Guilderland 173.05 – 157.50 on Friday night at the Wilton YMCA.  Saratoga secured 8 out of the top10 all-around scores led by Ava Dallas (1st all-around; 36.15) followed by Laura Eberlein (2nd all-around; 34.90), Sophia Damiano (3rd all-around; 34.40), Molly Russell (6th allaround; 33.30), Olivia Allen (7th all-around; 32.60), Meghan Wishart (8th all-around; 32.20), Kate DellaRatta (9th all-around; 32.10) and Olivia Allen (10th allaround; 31.70).  Guilderland’s top all-around performers were Rachel Drislane (4th all-around; 34.15) and Allison Rem (5th all-around; 33.40).  Saratoga gymnasts captured the top spot in each of the four individual events with Ava Dallas winning the beam (9.55) and the bars (8.80), Laura Eberlein winning the floor exercise (9.30), and Kate DellaRatta winning the vault (8.75). For more information, contact head coach Deb Smarro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or assistant coach Tiffany Hogben (tiffany. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Spa Catholic Girls Basketball
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Catholic lost a very physical battle at Whitehall on Friday, December 21, 34 to 24.  Whitehall made 5 or 7 free throws in the last minute to secure the victory. Lauren Maher led the offense with 8 points and Ryleigh O’Connell had 9 rebounds. Saratoga Catholic was cold from the line in the first quarter going 0-6 and falling behind by 11. They cut it to 4 in the 3rd quarter but could Corinth put up 7 unanswered points to close out the quarter.  Grace O’Reilly played a great all around game with 6 points and 6 rebounds.
Corinth:
Alex Carney:  2 0 0 4
Miran Dadockum:  3 0 0 6
Anika Parnell:  2 0 1 5
Maddie Delisle:  2 2 0 10
Caitlin Person:  2 0 0 4
Allison McFarlane:  1 1 0  5
Alexa Abbatantouno:  2 0 2 6

Totals:  14 3 3 40
Quarter scores:  13 9 8 10 
Saratoga Catholic:
Ashely Upson:  0 0 2 2
Katie Cronin:  0 0 1 1
Ria Walsh:  0 0 1 1
Grace O’Reilly:  2 0 2 6
Faith McKenna:  0 0 0 0
Lauren Maher:  3 0 0 6
Anne McKenna:  0 0 0 0
Molly O’Reilly:  2 0 2 6
Totals: 8 0 8 24
Quarter scores: 2 10 6 6

Thursday, 03 January 2019 14:27

Saratoga Springs Frozen Classic

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Winterfest, an annual event in Saratoga Springs brings the spirit of winter to Spa City for a full week of events and entertainment. Each year draws big crowds, for everything from the beer samplings to the pond hockey tournament. Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic Pond Hockey Tournament kicks off on Friday, February 8 and concludes on Sunday, February 10 in Saratoga Spa State Park. Hockey games will take place on all three days. Games are played four-on-four, round robin style. They shall be 40 minutes long consisting of two 20-minute halves with a 2-minute break between halves. Team entry fee is $400. Single registrants ($100pp) will be placed on a Free Agent List.
Payment of the entry fee is required by February 4, 2018. Teams/Free Agents will not be officially accepted into the tournament until full payment of the entry fee is received. If payment is not received by the due date, the team will forfeit its position and an alternate team will be selected. Teams who do not show up for the tournament, forfeit, or are otherwise disqualified, will not be refunded any portion of the entry fee. In the event of bad weather, no games will be rescheduled. Tournament officials reserve the right to determine schedule and competitive divisions based upon age, player ability, experience, or other factors.

Winterfest continues with the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park on Saturday February 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Saratoga, 80 Scout Road Gansevoort, NY. Admission is free with $5 snowshoe rentals. Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park will be hosting a day of fun activities to celebrate getting outdoors in winter. The events will all take place at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road in Wilton. The day kicks off with an 8k Snowshoe race. There will be a bonfire at the Fire Circle by the Winter Lodge where participants can warm up by the bonfire with hot cocoa and s’mores. Snowshoes and Cross-Country Skis will be available for rental from the Information Cabin in Parking Lot #1.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kindergarten registration will be conducted in the Registrar’s office at the Saratoga Springs City School District for age eligible children entering school in Sept. 2019.  Children must be five years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2019 to be eligible for kindergarten in Sept. 2019. To begin the process, please visit the Saratoga Springs City School District’s web page at www.saratogaschools.org and under Quick Links, click on student registration to view requirements and complete the online registration forms. Once the online registration has been completed and submitted, the information will be sent to the Registrar’s e-mail.  The forms will then be reviewed and you will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office to schedule an appointment.  Parents/guardians must bring an original or certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, health/ immunization records, proof of residence, photo ID of both parents and custody papers, if applicable, to their registration appointment. To better ensure that your child will be screened at the school they are zoned for, registration target dates are indicated below.  If possible, please submit your online registration during your corresponding timeframe. Please note that the Target Window Timeline indicates when you will be called to schedule your appointment. Additional questions may be directed to the Registrar’s office at 518-583-4789.

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  • POLICE A 20-year-old Greenfield man was charged with 10 counts of reckless endangerment in the first-degree, in connection with an alleged shooting incident in the village of Schuylerville Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff's department, Charles L. Bennifield is suspected of firing a shotgun at a residence on Washington Street, which was occupied by 10 people at the time.  No one was injured in the incident.  Bennifield was arraigned at Town of Saratoga Court, and sent to Saratoga County Jail, in lieu of $100,000 cash bail, $200,000 secured bond, or $1,000,000 partially secured insurance bond. John…

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  • BALLSTON SPA 5 America Way, $394,900. MKM Rental LLC sold property to Rebecca Mark and Matthew Hagerman. 8 Zani Lane, $450,000. Greg and Susan Groh sold property to Walter Sankowski and John and Carrie Pearson. 21 Kasey Pass, Unit 21, $276,026. Brookview Court Inc./Pigliavento Builders DBA sold property to Stanley and Shirley Podkulski. 26, 28, 30, 31, 32 33, 34 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48Saddlebrook Blvd. $1,054,000. New York Development Group Eastline LLC sold property to Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC.  98 Connolly Rd., $300,000. Alan and Mary Darby sold property to Emilio and Jill…
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