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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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Catholic baseball teams state-ranked

Great starts to the season by both varsity baseball teams in Saratoga Springs have been noticed by the New York State Sportswriter's state rankings committee. Undefeated Saratoga Catholic (8-0, 9-0) come in at the No. 6 spot in Class B and are the highest-ranked team in Section II.
Saratoga Springs (7-2, 8-2) was ranked No. 11 in Class AA, one spot behind Suburban Council rival Shenendehowa (9-0, 9-2) at the No. 10 spot and the highest-ranked team in Class AA.

Two things to mention. First, the rankings were calculated based on Tuesday's records so Saratoga Springs' loss to Guilderland was not considered, although the Blue Streaks have played so well this season it wouldn't surprise me if they made the rankings even with the loss. Second, the Section VII rep did not report any records so none of those teams were included in this ranking.

Here are the top ranked teams in each class

Class AA
1. Ward Meville, 11-1 (Sec. XI)
2. Mamaroneck, 11-1 (Sec. I)
3. East Meadow, 9-1 (Sec. XIII)
4. Orchard Park, 8-0 (Sec. XI)
5. Horsheads, 9-1 (Sec. IV)
10. Shenendehowa, 9-2 (Sec. II)
11. Saratoga Springs, 8-2 (Sec. II)

Class A
1. Levittown Division, 10-0 (Sec. II)
2. Bayport-Blue Point, 10-1 (Sec. XI)
3. Rye, 8-0 (Sec. I)
4. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, 8-0 (Sec. III)
5. Cornwall, 10-1 (Sec. IX)
12. Queensbury, 6-2 (Sec. II)

Class B
1. Livonia, 11-0 (Sec. V)
2. Fredonia, 7-1 (Sec. VI)
3. Keio, 8-1 (Sec. I)
4. Carle Place, 7-1 (Sec. XIII)
5. Mattituck, 10-1 (Sec. XI)
6. Saratoga Central Catholic, 7-0 (Sec. II)
8. Coxsackie-Athens, 9-1 (Sec. II)
16. Schalmont 6-3 (Sec. II)

Class C
1. Bolivar-Richburg, 7-0 (Sec. V)
2. Hoosic Valley, 11-1 (Sec. II)
3. Thousand Island, 9-0 (Sec. III)
4. Geneseo, 6-1 (Sec. V)
5. Southold, 10-2 (Sec. XI)
7. Fort Plain, 6-1 (Sec. II)

Class D
1. Heuvelton, 6-0 (Sec. X)
2. Arkport, 7-1 (Sec. V)
3. Oriskany, 6-0 (Sec. III)
4. Harrisville, 1-0 (Sec. X)
5. Fort Ann, 5-0 (Sec. II)
12. Loudonville Christian, 6-2 (Sec. II)
18. Warrensburg, 5-3 (Sec. II)

The complete state rankings are listed here. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shen's Huerter brothers named to All-State boys basketball teams

The NYSSWA boys basketball All-State selections for Class AA and Class A were released Thursday and several Section II stars were honored.
Shen's Kevin Huerter was named a Second Team All-State player after helping lead the Plainsmen on an undefeated run to the Class AA state title, while his brother Thomas Huerter was a Seventh Team selection. Scotia-Glenville's Joe Cremo, a UAlbany commit, was named co-player of the year in Class A along with Canisius' LaTerrance Reed.
Here are all the Section II honorees:

Class AA
Second Team
Kevin Huerter, Shen junior, 17.5 ppg
Third Team
Anthony Mack, Catholic Central junior, 26 ppg
Sixth Team
Anquan McLean, Green Tech senior, 16.3 ppg
Seventh Team
Thomas Huerter, Shen senior, 15.7 ppg
Tenth Team
John Sica, Bethlehem senior, 18.2 ppg
Honorable Mentions
Brandon Fischer, Shen senior
Raiquis Harris, Catholic Central senior
Jahlil Nails, Columbia senior
Class A
Player of the Year: Joe Cremo, Scotia-Glenville senior, 28.3 ppg
Second Team
Hameir Wright, Albany Academy sophomore, 14.8 ppg
Fourth Team
Zach Radz, Troy junior, 18.7 ppg
Sixth Team
Dyaire Holt, Troy junior, 17.7 ppg
Tenth Team
Myles Joyce, Averill Park senior, 17.7 ppg
Rory Flaherty, Albany Academy senior, 13.4 ppg
Eleventh Team
Scott Stopera, Scotia-Glenville senior, 9.6 ppg
Twelveth Team
Keeghan O'Leary, Queensbury senior, 18.3 ppg
Honorable Mentions
Diamond Corker, Scotia-Glenville senior
Kory Bergh, Amsterdam junior
Joe Girard, Glens Falls 8th grade

Here are the Class B, C and D All-State basketball teams.

The entire All-State list is below.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Saratoga-area players named to NYSPHSAA

The New York State Sportswriters Association released the 2014-15 boys basketball All-State players for Classes B, C and D.

Here are the Section II selections:
Class B
Fourth Team: Zac O'Dell, Schalmont, junior 18.6 ppg.
Seventh Team: Andrew Hoag, Hoosick Falls, senior 12.6 ppg.
Eighth Team: Ty'Jon Gilmore, Watervliet, junior 19.3 ppg.
Tenth Team: Shelton Alston, Cohoes, senior 16.8 ppg.
Eleventh Team: Ryan Dingman, Broadalbin-Perth, senior 16.2
Twelveth Team: David Warnken, Ravena, senior 19.8
Thirteenth Team: Dante Langley, Schuylerville, senior 18.8
Honorable Mentions
Sean Daly, Ichabod Crane, junior
Keenan Loder, Cobleskill-Richmondville, junior
Connor McCart, Hoosick Falls, junior
Kolby Phillips, Cairo-Durham, junior
** Mitch Wayand, a Stillwater junior was placed as an honorable mention in Class B despite the Warriors competing as a Class C school for the 2014-15 school year.

Class C
Player of the Year: Joel Wincowski, Lake George, senior 33.0 ppg.
First Team: John Rooney, Hoosick Valley, s
enior 28.4 ppg.
Third Team: Justin Carruthers, Greenwich, senior 14.0 ppg.
Fifth Team: Josh Orton, Waterford-Halfmoon, senior 21.0 ppg.
Honorable Mentions
Evan Pescetti, Saratoga Catholic, junior
Jesse DeMarsh, Hadley-Luzerne, senior
Greg Depaolis, Berlin, senior
Dylan Klock, Oppenheim-Ephrata-St. Johnsville, junior

The Class AA and Class A teams are expected to be released next week.