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HOCKEY: Streaks break streak, but make important 3-2 win

December 28, 2013 Story and photos by Eli Fisher Saratoga’s varsity ice hockey team suffered a 3-0 loss to Pittsford on Friday, by a larger margin than last year’s state-champion team, who lost to Pittsford 5-4. However, they did better Saturday with a 3-2 win against Williamsville North. The Blue Streaks’ defense was hit-or-miss. While … Continue reading »

HOCKEY: Blue Streaks open holiday break with two wins, 6-0 and 5-3

December 26, 2013 by Justin Penman and Eli Fisher Photos by Eli Fisher Saratoga hockey dominated the Shaker/Colonie team in a 6-0 win last Friday night, followed by a 5-3 defeat of Rome Free Academy on Saturday. After a heated game versus Shenendehowa Wednesday that resulted in a tie the boys needed a win Friday. … Continue reading »

Seniors find happiness in different settings

December 24, 2013 by Sam Geils, Sammie Clemmey, and Emma Norris Due to their inability to live on their own, elderly Americans often live in assisted living retirement homes. Although this is not a problem of all elders, it does affect a large part of the senior community. While assisted living is a common choice … Continue reading »

What’s in store for this holiday season?

December 19, 2013 by Vaughn O’Connor, Stephanie Chila, Andrew Farfaglia, and Andrea Barry This chilly Christmas season, you can be rest assured that if you’re looking into anything Steve Madden for a teenage girl in your life, you’re on the right track. “Anything Steve Madden, especially boots. That’s number one on my list,” said Molly … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Varsity boys basketball edges past Columbia 79-75 in overtime thriller

December 20, 2013 Photos by TJ Marron Look for a full story on Wednesday’s boys basketball game here soon.

Hockey rivals Saratoga and Shenendehowa end first game tied 3-3

December 19, 2013 Story and photos by Eli Fisher The last time Saratoga’s hockey team played Shenendehowa, it was a 4-0 win for the Streaks in the Section II final on their way to what would end up as their first state championship in 14 years. The rival teams faced off for the first time … Continue reading »

BOOK REVIEW: The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

December 19, 2013 by Amanda Cummings High school girl Amy and her two friends Katie and Luisa are devoted to their favorite book series “Otherworld”. Amy secretly likes the brooding vampire hunter Alexander Banks while her friends opt for his cousin James. The only thing is they’re not real…or are they? Amy’s already crazy life … Continue reading »

Lightning Rod to film student section for NYSPHSAA contest Friday

From the Editors We will be filming the Saratoga student section this Friday, December 20th at the home high school hockey game against Shaker (6:45 PM at Weibel Ice Rink) for a NYSPHSAA video contest. Email us at editor@thelightningrod.net or comment on this post if you would like to be part of the interview segment … Continue reading »

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shaker tops Saratoga 62-35

December 12, 2013 by Justin Penman Photos by TJ Marron The Saratoga girls struggled throughout the last three quarters of Tuesday’s game against Shaker Bison as they were defeated 62-35. The girls had a hard time on the foul line and holding on to the ball through out the game. The new coach for the … Continue reading »

Boys’ basketball has strong start, yet still needs work

December 11, 2013 by Justin Penman The Saratoga boys’ basketball team is off to a 3-0 start. They’ve been great in transition, and have had really great chemistry. Don’t be fooled by the record, however, because they still have a lot to work on. They’re taking bad shots, they’re not playing strong enough defense, and … Continue reading »

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