Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday's Boys Sectional Semifinals... and a Football Note

First, the future: Tentative 2013 Football Schedules have been released.  Class A sees one fewer team as Scotia drops down to Class B, and there is an additional team in Class D in Scoburg, which is a blend of Scoharie and Duanesburg High School athletes.  We'll break down the schedules and post more about it tomorrow when there's an off-day from High School Sectionals.


Now back to our regular programming - 4 slots in this weekend's Sectional Saturday are up for grabs with games at the Glens Falls Civic Center and the Times Union Center.  We'll update this blog as we get updates from each of these games.

Boys: Class A games are at the Glens Falls Civic Center; Class AA games are at the Times Union Center
Class A: GLENS FALLS vs. QUEENSBURY - 6PM - Glens Falls wins.
Class AA: Green Tech vs. CBA - 6:30PM
Class A: Scotia vs. Lansingburgh - 7:30PM
Class AA: Shaker vs. Troy - 8PM

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday's Boys & Girls Sectional Semifinals

7 more slots will be filled for Sectional Saturday today with games at the Glens Falls Civic Center, Rensselaer High School and Hudson Valley Community College.  Follow this blog post to keep up with all of today's Sectional Semifinal action.

Class D: ARGYLE vs. Germantown - 5PM, Civic Center - Argyle wins 63-47
Class C: GREENWICH vs. LAKE GEORGE - 6:30PM, Civic Center - Lake George wins 57-31
Class C: Hoosic Valley vs. Canajoharie - 8PM, Civic Center - Hoosic Valley wins 55-30

Class AA: Colonie vs. Bethlehem - 6PM, HVCC - Bethlehem wins 44-40
Class B: Ravena vs. Tamarac - 6PM, Rensselaer High - Ravena wins 44-41
Class AA: Albany vs. Shaker - 7:30PM, HVCC - Albany wins 47-41
Class B: Watervliet vs. Ichabod Crane - 7:30PM, HVCC - Watervliet wins 51-23

Keep in mind: The second (or third) game at a site will tip off 15 minutes after the completion of the previous game and may start later than the posted time. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday's Boys & Girls Basketball Sectional Semifinals

A busy day of hoops ahead as Sectional Semifinals start with 9 scheduled games on the docket as teams make their push for the finals on Saturday.

Keep watching this blog for updates throughout the night.

In case you missed it, the Class D Girls Semifinals at SUNY Adirondack was pushed back 30 minutes to allow Fort Ann supporters a chance to attend both their Boys and Girls semifinals.

BOYS: All Games at the Glens Falls Civic Center
Class D: FORT ANN vs. Loudonville Christian - 5PM - Loudonville Christian wins 47-46
Class B: SCHUYLERVILLE vs. Cairo-Durham - 6:30PM - Schuylerville wins 44-41.
Class B: Watervliet vs. Catskill - 8PM - Watervliet wins 76-53.

Class A: Averill Park vs. Holy Names - 6PM, Colonie High School - Holy Names wins 47-45
Class C: Berne-Knox vs. Maple Hill - 6PM, Cohoes High School - Berne-Knox wins 38-34.
Class D: ARGYLE vs. FORT ANN - 6:30PM, SUNY Adirondack - Fort Ann wins 64-55.
Class A: Troy vs. Mohonasen - 7:30PM, Colonie High School - Troy wins 57-30.
Class C: Hoosic Valley vs. Hoosick Falls - 7:30PM, Cohoes High School - Hoosic Valley wins 39-34.
Class D: FORT EDWARD vs. WARRENSBURG - 8PM, SUNY Adirondack - Fort Edward wins 72-41

Keep in mind that the second game at a site will start 15 minutes after the first game finishes and may start later than the posted start time.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

High School Playoffs: Sunday Edition

A lot of basketball was played yesterday, and with more to come today.  Here's the latest list of local teams still vying for a NYS State title.  We'll update this list throughout the day as the Quarterfinal games are played today in Boys A, and the Section 1 championship games are played in Boys Hockey.

SOUTH GLENS FALLS - vs. Lansingburgh, SUN 1PM - Lansingburgh wins 51-43
GLENS FALLS - vs. Averill Park, SUN 2:30PM - Glens Falls wins 61-48
QUEENSBURY - vs. Burnt Hills, SUN 4PM - Queensbury wins 71-65

Semifinal 1: Glens Falls vs. Queensbury - Thursday 6PM, Civic Center
Semifinal 2: Scotia vs. Lansingburgh - Thursday 7:30PM, Civic Center

SCHUYLERVILLE - vs. Cairo-Durham, TUE 6:30pm, Civic Center

GREENWICH VS. LAKE GEORGE - WED 6:30pm, Civic Center

ARGYLE - vs. Germantown - Wednesday, 5PM, Civic Center
FORT ANN - vs. Loudonville Christian - Tuesday, 5PM, Civic Center

All games are at the Civic Center
Class A: Saturday, 7:15PM
Class B: Saturday, 5:30PM
Class C: Saturday, 3:45PM
Class D: Saturday, 2:00PM





All games are at Hudson Valley Community College
Class A: Saturday, 3:30PM
Class B: Saturday, 1:45PM
Class C: Saturday, 12PM
Class D: Saturday, 5:15PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS - vs. Suffern, SAT 3/2 TBA at Section 1 - Suffern wins 3-2 in overtime over Mamaroneck in the Section 1 Division I Championship.

QUEENSBURY - vs. John Jay, SAT 3/2 3:30PM at Lake George - John Jay wins Section I Division II Championship over Rye 5-1.

Where will 1230 FOX Sports Radio be this week?  Find out tomorrow!  Good luck all local teams!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

High School Sports Playoffs

As an effort to figure out our next stop on the High School Game of the Week, and to keep you informed on our local teams, here are all the local high school teams that are still playing for a title.

SOUTH GLENS FALLS - vs. Lansingburgh, SUN 1PM
GLENS FALLS - vs. Averill Park, SUN 2:30PM
QUEENSBURY - vs. Burnt Hills, SUN 4PM

Glens Falls vs. Queensbury would be THURS 6PM, Civic Center if both advance.

SCHUYLERVILLE - vs. Cairo-Durham, TUE 6:30pm


ARGYLE - vs. St. Johnsville - SAT 6:30PM - Argyle wins 73-50
FORT ANN VS. HARTFORD - SAT 3:30PM - Fort Ann wins 57-55

Semifinal 1: Argyle vs. Germantown - Wednesday, 5PM, Civic Center
Semifinal 2: Loudonville Christian vs. Fort Ann - Tuesday, 5PM, Civic Center
SOUTH GLENS FALLS - vs. Troy, SAT 7:30PM - Troy wins 71-43
QUEENSBURY - vs. Mohonasen - SAT 6PM - Mohonasen wins 37-36
GLENS FALLS - vs. Averill Park - SAT 6PM - Averill Park wins 59-48

HUDSON FALLS - vs. Ravena - SAT 6PM - Ravena wins 41-35


SARATOGA SPRINGS - at Section I Champ, SAT 3/2 TBA

QUEENSBURY - vs Section I Champ, SAT 3/2 TBA at Lake George

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sectionals: Girls Basketball


A busy week of Girls Basketball games begins later this week as teams fight their way to make it to Hudson Valley Community College first for the Sectional title, then later on back to HVCC for the State Title.

In Class A, the South Glens Falls Bulldogs get the distinction of playing in the lone Opening Round game as they host the #9 seeded Amsterdam Rugged Rams this Wednesday with the hopes of advancing to play the #1 seed Troy on Saturday.

The Bulldogs are one of four Foothills Council Class A teams to make it to Sectionals.  Council-winning Queensbury gets the #4 seed, and will travel to Troy to play Mohonasen in the first of the 1/8 and 4/5 doubleheader at Troy High this Saturday night.  The Glens Falls Indians are the #6 seed, and will head to Holy Names to face #3 seed Averill Park in the first game there on Saturday, with Holy Names then hosting #7 seed Scotia.

Fellow Foothills Council team the Hudson Falls Tigers (#6 seed) will get to host a game in the Class B first round, as they face #11 seed Hudson on Wednesday.  Johnstown (#7) and Broadalbin-Perth (#9) also earned a berth into the tournament. Schuylerville made it into the Round of 16 after their play-in win against Emma Williard, but will have a tough match on Tuesday as they travel down the Hudson River to face #1 seed Watervliet.  Corinth also had to play their way into the Round of 16 after their 42-39 win over Leadership, and will travel to #2 seed Tamarac on Wednesday.

In Class C, Lake George (#9) and Greenwich (#11) make up the local teams playing in the Round of 16.  The bracket is led by the #1 seed Hoosic Valley, who has looked good all season long, losing only one game by one point against Class A's Scotia.  Both local teams will have to hit the road for their 1st round game, as Lake George makes the long trek to Fort Plain (#8) in Montgomery County on Tuesday night.  Greenwich's trek is easier, as they will travel to Waterford (#6) for their game on Tuesday.  Hoosick Falls, a team we covered when they lost to Class A's Glens Falls in December, gets the #4 seed and hosts Voorheesville on Tuesday.

Even before winning the Adirondack League Title, the Fort Edward girls earned the respect of the Section II seeding committee and gained the #1 seed in Class D.  The Flying Forts have run the table, including a narrow 1 point victory over Argyle back in December.  They'll face the winner of Germantown/North Warren this Friday at Fort Edward High.  Warrensburg (#4) also will be playing at Fort Edward this Friday, as they play #5 seeded Northville.  Fort Ann is the #2 seed, and will play host to the Quarterfinals round of the lower bracket when they play the winner of the Hartford/New Lebanon 7/10 match this Friday.  And Argyle (#3) wraps up the local contingent playing in sectionals, as they play the winner of Bolton/Heatly on Friday.

Like with the boys, we're keeping up with the girls brackets as it's possible we will be broadcasting one of the semifinals next week. Be sure to listen this Wednesday when we bring you the Section II Division II final in Boys Hockey (5:30pm) to find out where we'll be next week!

Information Sources: The Post-Star, The Times-Union

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sectionals: Boys Basketball

It's a busy time of the year for Winter High School Sports.

Basketball Sectionals get under way tonight, and so too does the Semifinal round of the Section II Division I Boys Hockey tournament.

The big marquee matchup will be the Adirondack League title matchup tonight when the Lake George Warriors and the Argyle Scots meet up on the court at SUNY Adirondack at 7:30pm.  Joey Lufkin and Joel Wincowski have both been lighting it up for their respective clubs all season long.

In their first meeting of the year, Wincowski was held to 26 points, whereas Lufkin scored 47 as the Scots gave the Warriors their first and only loss of the season.  It was the closest game both teams have had all season long.

In Class A, the Glens Falls Indians get a first round bye as the #3 seed.  They'll face the winner of the Bishop Gibbons/Averill Park game next Sunday at Hudson Valley Community College in the Quarterfinals.  South Glens Falls also gets a first round bye, and will face Lansingburgh in the earlier game at HVCC.  Queensbury will host Amsterdam in the first round, with a 7PM start on Wednesday night.  The winner of that game will have to face the #2 seed, Burnt Hills on Sunday.  The overall seed is Scotia, who ran the table in the Foothills Council and looked tough in all their conference encounters.

Meanwhile, 18 teams will be merged down to 16 in Class B with two games on the docket today.  Tamarac travels to Greenville and Granville travels over the hills and mountains to play Corinth.  Tamarac and Greenville are fighting for the right to play Watervliet, the disputed #1 seed in the class after they had to vacate some wins earlier in the season due to a player on their roster not living in the school district's boundaries.  Locally, Hudson Falls gets a 14-seed, and will have to travel to Mekeel Christian in Scotia.  And Schuylerville is the 2-seed, and will host the winner of the Granville/Corinth game on Tuesday.

19 becomes 16 in Class C with three games today.  Hadley-Luzurne will face Mayfield tonight at 7PM as they hope to make the trek to Greenwich in the Sweet 16 on Tuesday.  Cambridge travels to Spa Catholic tomorrow for the right to play #2 seed Lake George on Tuesday.  Hoosic Valley out of the Warsaren league is the #1 seed in the class.  Their resume includes two losses, both against Class B's Schuylerville, and a narrow win against Class B Tamarac.  They could look vulnerable, with close wins against #3 seed Greenwich both at home and away.

In Class D, all eyes are on the Argyle Scots, who may have the best shot of any local team of making it back to the Civic Center in Mid-March.  But Loudonville Christian may have something to say about that.  They're 17-1, Ranked #5 in the state in Class D, with their only loss being a 46-40 decision against Schroon Lake, an undefeated team out of Section VII that is currently ranked #3 in the state.

We're keeping an eye on all the games, and are looking to see who may make it to the Glens Falls Civic Center for the Semifinals and Finals coming up in two weeks.

Don't Forget: 1230 FOX Sports Radio will be bringing you the Section II Division II Championship game in Ice Hockey this Wednesday as the Glens Falls Indians and Queensbury Spartans meet up for the first time since the Stick Game in January.  Coverage begins at 5:15PM for the 5:30PM Faceoff at the Glens Falls Civic Center.