Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:04

Local All Star Moments

Saratoga Springs PBA Holiday Hockey Classic

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday night the Saratoga Springs Police PBA and the Saratoga Springs Firefighters IAFF Local 343 took to the ice for this year's Holiday Hockey Classic. This year the teams collected new and unwrapped toys at admission that will go directly to the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs. Prior to the game even starting, a large capacity crowd slowly filled the Weibel Ice Rink in Saratoga Springs with some reporting wait times of almost 30 minutes to get into the rink.

On the ice SSPD started the scoring quick with a late goal by SSFD heading into the first intermission with a 3-1 lead for the Finest. That would be the closet the game would be as SSPD skated to a 11-2 victory tying the series record at 1-1 against SSFD. The biggest news of the evening came off the ice with the donations of the toys. With a crowd that was close to capacity for the ice rink, hundreds of toys were donated throughout the evening. After the game was over with and the spectators left, what was left behind washundredsoftoysthatwillallgo to children within Saratoga Springs to give them a Christmas that every childdeserves.

Members of the Saratoga Springs Fire Department and Saratoga Springs Police Department will be delivering the toys collected to the Franklin Community Center on Thursday, December 6 at noon. The Franklin Community Center is located at 10 Franklin Street in Saratoga Springs.


Saratoga Gymnastics Seeking 18th Consecutive Section II Crown

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs High School gymnastics team opens their season on December 8 by traveling to Shaker High School for the annual Shaker Invitational. Saratoga is once again the team to beat in Section II gymnastics this season with a mix of veteran senior leadership as well as a strong contingent of underclassman. Saratoga is led by senior captains Laura Eberlein and Kate DellaRatta both of whom were state qualifiers last season in the vault and the uneven bars.

Sophomores Ava Dallas and Sophia Damiano return for Saratoga as well. Dallas was the Section II all- around champion last season and placed 13th in the all-around at the NYSPHSAA gymnastics meet. Damiano was the Section II all- around runner-up and placed 17th in the all-around at the state meet. Contributions are also expected from seniors Molly Russell and Emily Ward, sophomore Megan Wishart, freshman Sophia Sperling and 8th grader Olivia Allen.

Head Coach Deb Smarro, who is in her 13th year leading Saratoga gymnastics, and assistant coach Tiffany Hogben are excited to get the season underway as Saratoga is seeking their 18th consecutive Section II title. “The girls are working hard and are anxious to get the season started,” commented Coach Smarro. The team meet schedule is attached.

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.).


Saratoga Regional YMCA/Saratoga Honda Youth Basketball League


Cudney’s Launderers 50 v. Village Photo 20
In the first game of the new season Cudney’s Launderers got off to a big early lead and coasted to a 50 to 20 victory over Village Photo. Cudney’s was led by Alex Cutlers 20 points while teammates Tom Maurer 13 points, Sam Chaucer 7 points, Matt Heggen 6 points and Antonio Calderon 4 points. Village Photo got 4 points apiece from Ian O’Rourke, Kemari Jackson, Finn Kelly, Carter Wood and 2 points apiece from Wyatt Wood and Liam Collins.

Saratoga PBA 46 v. Pashley Contracting 41
In a game that was hotly contested from start to finish, the PBA team came back from a halftime deficit to take a 46 to 41 win over Pashley Contracting, led by 24 points by Trey Stanislowsky and 11 points from Ben Van Valkenburg, Riley Waterhouse with 5 points along with 2 points each from Emmett Barnes and Jared Arpey. Pashley Contracting got 10 points from Nick Scalo, 9 points from Connor Johnson, Stephon Lindsey had 6 points, Yankiel Bracero 5 points, 4 points for Davion St. John and 2 points apiece from Sam Bernd and Taamir Koslik.


Barrelhouse 43 v. Raloid Tools 33
The Barrelhouse got scoring from everyone on the team and turned that into a 10 point win over Raloid Tools 43 to 33. Noah Rourke had a game high 19 points while teammates Aiden Cook and Ryan Boyle contributed 6 points apiece, Charlie Didonato 4 points, Logan Richter 3 points, Robert Orr and Joe Reynolds 2 points each and 1 point from Sean Lee. Raloid Tool’s Shane Richardson 12 points, Ian Fisk 9 points, Seth Mattice 5 points, 3 points from Paul Steves and 2 points from Isiah Barnes.

Synergy Promotions 48 – Saratoga Honda 39
Synergy Promotions got off to a 10 to 0 start and fought off a furious 2nd half comeback from Saratoga Honda to get a 46 to 39 win. Synergy’s Pat Deschaine led all scorers on his team with 12 points while teammates Thomas Kelly and Elijah Woods dropped in 8 points apiece along with Tim Krier’s 7 points, 6 points from Josh Kelly and Anthony Kelly who scored 4 points. Tommy Leary had a game high 13 points and Lucas Welch added 6 points in the loss.


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

1st - Marc Roggen
2nd - Steve Rhodes
3rd - Michael Miller DFL - Jim Brooks

Mark Sharadin - 33
Jim Brooks - 31
Marc Roggen - 28
Sue Brooks - 19
Cheryl Sharadin - 12

Michael Miller had a Break and Run against Joe Bartczak.

Jr. NBA Scores

Bulls vs. Cavs
Bulls-20: Ryder Skillings-11, Malcolm Oliver-Goodwin-6
Cavs-18: Connor Corrigan-10, Sean Finnegan-4

Warriors vs. Celtics
Warriors-13: Mathew Gorman-7, James Whitman-4
Celtics-9: Cole Burgess-2, Tommy Driver-2

Thunder vs. Lakers
Thunder-28: Brady Girard-18, Anthony Best-6
Lakers-11: Chris Seeley-7, Brendan McMillan-2

Clippers vs. Knicks
Clippers-21: Sean Britton-7, Gannon Britton-6
Knicks-18: John Lizzi-10, Chris Sheft-6

Spurs vs. Celtics
Spurs-36: Hayden Warren-12, Noah Diulio-8
Celtics- 12: Jasyn Thompson-8, Samuel Corp-2

Warriors vs. Mavs
Warriors-34: Aiden Faulkner-14, Jacob Hernandez-6
Mavs-19: Landon Lockrow-12, Ben Simonette-3

Knicks vs. Lakers
Knicks-18: Anderson Baird-6, Merrick Shea-4
Lakers-17: Logan Phelps-7, Mia Khazin-6

Cavs vs. Heat
Cavs-31: Braydin Stone-13, Luke Manuel-6
Heat-18: Ethan Ford-6, Elliot Moglia-6

Thunder vs. Bulls
Thunder-28: Jackson Dunbar-10, Max Sawicz-8
Bulls-12: Sammy Bagen-5, Peyton Keegan-3

Heat vs. Celtics
Heat-30: Braden Crowley-8, Nick Scalo-8
Celtics-10: Henry Hanrahan-7, Tyler McCarthy-3 

Thunder vs. Nets
Thunder-23: Tyler Weygand-15, Camden Rhude-4
Nets-18: Charlie Yezzi-5, Gianni Delgado-5 

Spurs vs. Clippers
Spurs-19: Charlie Cota-6, Brayden Elliot-5
Warriors-9: Arianna Avila-4, Ian O’Rourke-3

Spurs vs. Celtics
Spurs-40: Tanner Wilson-10, Shifan Shaffe-7
Pacers-22: Andrew Blaha-6, Alex Cutler-6

Thunder vs. Warriors
Thunder-31: Evan Barthelmas-9, Myles Hogan-9
Warriors-28: Julian Silva-Forbes-15, Lucas Ferro-5

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