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Thoughts, news and notes from the sports staff of The Saratogian newspaper, located in historic Saratoga Springs, New York. The gang in the corner office on Lake Avenue give you the post-game wrap-ups, news and notes from the games we cover and opinions about the sports we read about every day.

Friday, January 23, 2009

This week's NYS sportswriter's polls

With the exception of the Class C girls basketball squad, Stillwater, Saratoga County was shut out of the Jan. 22 New York State Sportswriters High School Basketball Polls as the Shenendehowa girls squad dropped out of the top 20 and replaced by Bethlehem who entered the poll at No. 19 in the AA poll.

In the Capital District the Albany Academy (13-1) boys squad remains near the top in AA in fourth-place for another week. Bishop Maginn (9-2) moved up from No. 19 to No. 16 and CBA (10-2) remained ranked at No. 22.

In Class A Gloversville (12-1) moved up from No. 12 to No. 10 and Scotia-Glenville (11-2) moved up one spot from No. 18 to No. 17.

Class B saw Hudson Falls (11-2) move up from No. 14 to No. 9 and Fonda-Fultonville (9-1) enters the top 15 at No. 13.

Maple Hill (12-0) remained solid at No. 4 followed by No. 10 Voorheesville (10-2) who moved down to No. 10 and Hoosick Falls (9-2) makes their entry at No. 14.

In the Jan. 22 girls basketball rankings Schenectady (14-1) moved up one spot to No. 12 along with Bethlehem (9-4) entering the weekly rankings at No. 19, replacing Shenendehowa. The Eagles upended the Plainsmen at home earlier this week.

Holy Names (13-0) remained strong in the Class A poll at No. 5 and Mohonasen (11-2) entered the poll at No. 19.

In Class B Johnstown (13-1) moved up two spots to No. 7 and Watervliet (10-4) solidified its position in the poll, moving from a tie for No. 20 to No. 19 alone.

Class C’s highlight for Saratoga County is No. 9 Stillwater (10-2) moving up three spots from last week’s poll. Maple Hill (13-1) still remains near the top at No. 3 for another week. Hoosic Valley (13-1) remained at No. 7 with No. 13 Vooheesville (11-2) moved up four spots to No. 13.

In Class D Germantown (13-0) remained in the No. 2 spot along with No. 17 Argyle (9-4).

Saratoga boys ice hockey (10-2-2) and its freshman coach Mike Ricupero continue to make its mark in the New York State Division I polls at No. 8.

The Division II polls belong to the Northern part of the Capital District with No. 2 Queensbury (11-2-) and Glens Falls at No. 8 (9-5-1).

The Shenendehowa wrestling team (14-0) continues to hold the No. 2 position in the New York State poll, behind No. 1 Spencerport (15-0) from Section V.

Amsterdam (9-2) is ranked No. 12 followed by No. 16 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (11-2), No. 18 Queensbury (7-1) in the Division I polls.

Hudson Falls (11-1) remains at No. 9 in the Division II poll followed by No. 12 Whitehall (16-3), No. 32 Corinth (11-3) made the cut along with new entry tied at No. 40 Hoosick Falls (7-3).

Colonie, Johnstown, Ballston Spa and Salem were listed as honorable mentions in the poll.

Here are the links to the Jan. 20 boys basketball poll, the girls basketball poll, the Jan. 20 hockey poll, and the Jan. 20 wrestling poll.

- Stan Hudy



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April 11, 2009 at 8:50 AM 

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