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State of the Streaks – Hockey 1/10/18

Sequoia Cumming gives a report on the Saratoga Springs Blue Streak’s 1/10/18 hockey game.

Basketball: Saratoga clips Troy in overtime victory

By: Aidan Joly   The Saratoga and Troy varsity basketball programs tend to bring out the best in one another. Friday’s game was no exception. The game went into overtime tied at 77, and through clutch free-throw shooting and key baskets late, Saratoga came out with a 91-87 victory. The Blue Streaks held as much … Continue reading »

Saratoga using “Green” initiative for compost project

By: Anastasia Ivanova   Saratoga Springs High School is taking a ‘Green’ Initiative by working on building a compost greenhouse behind the building; a project that was started 2016. The project is managed by Mr. Haas and his Environmental Science class, with the help form the technology department. Compostable garbage is taken from the kitchen … Continue reading »

Saratoga art show to feature SSHS students

By: Ryan Zimmermann   The annual All Stars art exhibition will feature student artists from Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties from January 13th to February 10th, 2018, at the Saratoga Arts Center. The exhibition will feature pieces, selected by teachers, of all media forms ranging in sculpture to drawings. The show features exceptional student art … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga storms past Burnt Hills for sixth straight win

By: Aidan Joly   With the defense shutting down Burnt Hills early, Saratoga rode it to a victory on Friday night at Saratoga High School, taking a win by a final score of 57-38. Saratoga’s defense came out the strongest you can physically get, holding Burnt Hills without a point for the entire first quarter, … Continue reading »

Youthful Political Participation outlines SSHS’s new club

By: Aya Awawdeh   Saratoga Springs High School student democrats, Mattew Taylor, Sara Zlontick and Chrissy Demarco, submitted a club proposal to the district’s Board of Education. If approved, the Young Democrats club will start meeting in January. “The mission statement of the club is to foster political participation while listening to various view points … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga keeps winning streak alive against Shaker

Story and photo by Aidan Joly   Saratoga used a huge night from Nick Chudy and their defense in order to roll to a win over Shaker on Thursday night 57-45 and extend their winning streak to five games. The game was tied early on, but Saratoga went on a 14-0 run in a span … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga blows out Columbia to continue winning streak

By: Aidan Joly   An all-around performance let Saratoga continue their winning streak as they flew past Columbia Tuesday night, handling them by a final score of 65-49. Saratoga got off and running in the first half, taking high-percentage shots and using a big first quarter from Nick Chudy, who hit a trio of three-pointers. … Continue reading »

Basketball: Fourth quarter comeback pushes Saratoga over Colonie

By: Aidan Joly   On Friday night, Saratoga learned a lesson. Sometimes, you have to just stay in the game to have a chance to win. They did that as they took down Colonie at Saratoga Springs High School, upending them by a score of 61-56 to cap off a comeback effort. Up two at … Continue reading »

Saratoga High School Teen Age Republicans club begins work

By: Aidan Joly   There’s a new club at Saratoga Springs High School, and it’s one that’s getting people talking. The Saratoga Springs High School Teenage Republicans club, led by co-founder and president Meg Messitt and vice president Paul Sheehan have attracted several students so far to their meetings, have established the new club for … Continue reading »

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