Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:12

Local All Star Moments

Spa Catholic Girls Basketball
SCC-34 v. North Warren-54
Ryleigh O'Connell led the way with 7 points and 8 rebounds. Ashley Upson did a great job on the point with 6 points and 4 steals.
Saratoga Catholic: Overall 1-2, Conference 0-0
Ashley Upson: 3 0 0-0 6
Katie Cronin: 0 1 0-0 3
Ryleigh O'Connell: 3 0 1-4 7
Ria Walsh: 1 0 0-0 2
Grace O'Reilly: 2 0 0-0 4
Faith McKenna: 1 0 0-0 2
Sarah Custer: 0 0 0-0 0
Lauren Maher: 1 0 1-2 3
Anne McKenna: 1 0  0-0 2
Molly O'Reilly: 2 0 1-2 5
Totals: 14 1 3-8 34
Ashley Upson led Saratoga Catholic with 7 points, Katie Cronin had 8 rebounds and Ryleigh O'Connell was 6-6 from the foul line.
Ashley Upson: 3 0 1 7
Katie Cronin: 0 0 0 0
Emy Murray: 0 0 0 0
Ryleigh O'Connell: 0 0 6 6
Grace O'Reilly: 1 0 0 2
Faith McKenna: 0 0 2 2
Lauren Maher: 2 0 0 4
Anne McKenna: 0 0 0 0
Molly O'Reilly: 0 0 0 0
Totals: 6 0 9 21


Local Coeds Cheer on Syracuse Football
SYRACUSE - Three recent graduates of Suburban Council schools will be on the sidelines December 28 in Orlando, Florida cheering on the Syracuse University football team as they take on West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl (5:15 p.m. on ESPN).  Madison Dallas (Saratoga Springs - Class of 2017), Brenna Hart (Shenendehowa - Class of 2017) and Caitlyn Harley (Shaker – Class of 2016) are all members of the Syracuse University Coed Cheer Team.  The trio made the team, which cheers for the Orange for both football and men’s basketball seasons, during tryouts held in May.  This is Caitlyn’s third season on the squad and the second for both Madison and Brenna.  All three girls cheered for their respective high school during their time in the Capital District with Madison and Brenna also cheering for the private cheer gym Cheer Intensity in Green Island. In addition to their cheer responsibilities during Syracuse football and basketball seasons, the team also gets the opportunity to appear at special events and at Syracuse area fundraisers.  They were part of the opening ceremonies at the New York State Fair this past summer and attended events benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, the United Way and the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to name a few.   Madison, Brenna and Caitlyn were also recently chosen to be members of the cheer team that will represent Syracuse University at the UCA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships held in Orlando, Florida on January 18-20, 2019.  Direct any questions to Madison Dallas at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Saratoga Blue Knights Bantam Team
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Blue Knights Bantam A Team won the CHE Bantam Hockey Tournament held December 7-9.  They defeated Ajax Knights from Ajax, Ontario 4-2. Saratoga Blue Knights player, Julia Amodio, was named MVP for the tournament.


Saratoga Blue Streaks Hockey
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Blue Streaks Varsity hockey team opened their season with two games played at the Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon, NY winning both. The Saratoga Blue Streaks played the John Jay Indians in a game at 8:30 p.m. on November 30.  After going down 2-0 just past midway through the First Period, and then trailing 4-2 in the Third Period, the Blue Streaks tied the game 4-4, and then went on to win 5-4 in Overtime.  The Saratoga Blue Streaks played North Rockland in a game at 3:30 p.m. on December 1.  There were no goals scored by either team in the first period. The Blue Streaks opened up a 3-0 lead in the second period and went on to win 5-1. The Saratoga Blue Streaks Varsity hockey team played their first of two games in the Don Kauth Memorial Tournament at 12:30 p.m. on December 8 at the Weibel Ice Rink.  The Blue Streaks trailed 2-1 after 2 periods and rallied back to go ahead 3-2 with 5-1/2 minutes left in the third period, and then score an empty net goal for a final score of 4-2.  The game results are below. The Saratoga Blue Streaks will play their second game of the tournament against Williamsville North at 2 p.m. on December 9 at the Weibel Ice Rink. The Saratoga Blue Streaks Varsity hockey team played their second game in the Don Kauth Memorial Tournament against Williamsville North at 1:45 p.m. on December 9 at the Weibel Ice Rink.  The Blue Streaks went down early in the first period on an even strength goal and gave up a second goal later in the period to a Williamsville North power play.  Although the Blue Streaks outshot Williamsville North 35-23, the Blue Streaks suffered their first loss of the season 5-0.  Saratoga’s Xavier Clarke was named defensemen of the tournament.


Spa Catholic Bowling
SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Spa Catholic took on Stillwater, winning 3-1. For Spa Catholic, Micaela Barbolt took the lead with 633 with Tim Barrett following closely behind with 615. For Stillwater, Cody Julian led the team with 642 with Brandon Dyer coming in second with 589.


Saratoga Regional YMCA/
Saratoga Honda Youth Basketball League


Saratoga PBA 41 v. Cudney’s Launderers 40
In a game that was a battle from the opening tip off, Saratoga PBA got a last second basket to pull out a 41 to 40 thriller over Cudney’s Launderers. PBA was led by John Gerardi with 17 points along with 10 points apiece from Jared Arpey and Riley Waterhouse and 2 points each from Makenna DiCaprio and Brycen Panis. Cudney’s got 20 points from Tom Maurer, 9 points from Alex Cutler, 8 points from Sam Chaucer in the loss.

Pashley Contracting 41 v. Village Photo 26
With the help of Connor Johnson’s game high 24 points and teammates Isaac Ryan who had 10 points, Blake Connery with 2 points, Pashley Contracting defeated Village Photo 41 to 26. The winners got an 8 point first half lead and opened it up in the second half. Kemauri Johnson 9 points, Finn Kelly 6 points, 5 points from Carter Wood and 4 points from Wyatt Wood.


Synergy Promotions 42 v. Barrelhouse 35
Using a smothering defense in the first half Synergy had a 27 to 12 lead at the end of the first half but the Barrelhouse never gave up and came back in the second half just to fall a little short 42 to 35. Elijah Woods led his team in scoring with 16 points while teammates Pat Deschaine and Thomas Kelly had 6 points each. Noah Rourke had 16 points and Collin Edwards had 10 points in the loss.

Raloid Tools 55 v. Saratoga Honda 36
Raloid Tools had a 15 point lead at the end of the first half as they coasted to a 55 to 36 win over Saratoga Honda. Ian Fisk dropped in 17 points to lead his team and teammates Shane Richardson and Paul Steves had 12 points each, Seth Mattice and Will Sambrook each contributed 8 points in the victory. Noah Joly poured in 13 points along with 11 points for Stephen Bebee and Lucas Welch had 9 points for Saratoga Honda.


Saratoga Regional YMCA
Over 50 Basketball League


GAME ONE: Nemer - 53 v. Gennaros - 60
Ed Benway led all scorers with 31, and Jim Doern added 14 has Gennaros overcame a half-time deficit to knock off Nemer. Mike Bentley had 27 and Phil “Fitz” Fitzpatrick scored 19 in the losing campaign. 
Gennaros - 60: Ed Benway (31), Jim Doern (14) 
Nemer - 53: Mike Bentley (27), Phil Fitzpatrick (19)

GAME TWO: Waltons - 71 v. West Side - 82
Kevin Reilly had 31 points, John Mooney poured in 30 and Paul Aspland added 10 to lead West Side over Waltons. Bobby Hanson had a game and league high 37 and Tom Kelly had 11 for Waltons. 
West Side - 82: Kevin Rielly (31), John Mooney (30), Paul Aspland (10) 
Waltons - 71: Bobby Hanson (37), Tom Kelly (11)

GAME THREE: Post Time  - 67 v. D’Andreas - 62
Post-Time defeated D’Andreas led by Patrick Reidy with 28 points in a double-overtime affair. Pat Correa had 20 and Tony Catalano had 15 for the winning effort. Post-Time scorers included Tom Welch with 22, David Wolf with 18, Greg Greico adding 11 and Don Davis with 10. 
Post Time - 67: Pat Reidy (28), Pat Correa (20), Tony Catalano (15) 
D’Andreas - 62: Tom Welch (22), David Wolf (18), Greg Greico (11), Don Davis (10)

GAME FOUR: Mama Mia’s - 64 v. Village Photo - 50
Mark Hixson had a game high 22, with Mark Sohl adding 15, Mike McCamy  and  John Bishop each with 10 for Mama Mia. Village Photo was paced by Charlie Maurer with 19 and Steve Rucinski with 10 points. 
Mama Mia’s - 64: Mark Hixson (22), Mark Sohl (15), Mike McCamy (10), John Bishop (10) 
Village Photo - 50: Charlie Maurer (19),  Steve Rucinski (10)



GAME ONE: Mama Mias - 62 v. West Side - 56
Mama Mia’s led by Mark Hixson with 34 points was victorious over West Side. Mark Sohl had 17 and John Bishop 10 for the winning squad. For West Side, Kevin Reilly had 26 and John Mooney added 20. 
Mama Mia’s - 62: Mark Hixson (34), Mark Sohl (17), John Bishop (10) 
West Side - 56: Kevin Reilly (26), John Mooney (20)

GAME TWO: Post Time - 55 v. Gennaros - 48
Post Time Wine and Spirits posted 55 points in a complete team effort with Pat Reidy leading the way with 23 points. Alex Marin had 13, Mike Lander 11, and Tony Catalano had 10 for the winning squad. Ed Benway led all scorers with 30 while Any Sephas had 12 and Wayne Cherry chipped in for 10 for Gennaros. 
Post Time - 55: Pat Reidy (23), Alex Marin (13), Mike Lander (10), Tony Catalano (10) 
Gennaros - 48: Ed Benway (30), Andy Sephas (12), Wayne Cherry (10)

GAME THREE: Waltons - 86 v. D’Andreas - 67
Bobby Hanson crested the half century mark with 53 points while Joe Twomey added 16 points as Waltons downed D’Andreas. D’Andreas was led by Dave Wolf with 27 points and Tom Welch with 26 points. 
Waltons - 86: Bobby Hanson (53), Joe Twomey (16) 
D’Andreas - 67: Dave Wolf  (27), Tom Welch (26)

GAME FOUR: Village Photo - 57 v. Nemer - 48
Village Photo took down Nemer with three players in double digits, Lamont Williams 19 points, Mike Sanlon 17 points and Steve Rucinski adding 12. Phil Fitzpatrick led the losing squad with 22 points and Mike Bentley had 11 points. 
Village Photo - 57: LaMont Williams (19),  Mike Scanlon (17), Steve Rucinski (12) 
Nemer - 48: Phil Fitzpatrick (22), Mike Bentley (11)

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