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Football: Saratoga shuts out CBA for fourth straight win

Story and photo by: Aidan Joly   Needing a win to secure a playoff berth and a sense of security for the rest of the season, Saratoga did just that in their 14-0 shutout over CBA on Friday night in Albany. In the late stages of the game, CBA looked to be ready to make … Continue reading »

Field Hockey: Saratoga suffers first loss of the year to Shen

Story and photo by: Aidan Joly In the second half of a highly contested game, it was Jenna Graf and Sheridan Messier playing the role of heroes as they lifted their Shenendehowa varsity field hockey team to victory on Monday afternoon against Saratoga 2-1. Heading into the final 11 minutes of the afternoon, Shenendehowa had a crucial … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga moves past Guilderland to keep undefeated season alive

Story and photo by: Aidan Joly   Holding down a pass-friendly Guilderland, Saratoga’s defense stepped up as they defeated the Dutchmen on Friday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a final score of 32-12. Saratoga jumped out to an early lead thanks to the ground game being a mainstay in the offense, leading to … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga takes down Shen to start season 2-0

By: Aidan Joly Having to retain a late lead and hold down a hard-charging offense, Saratoga did just that en route to a victory over Shenendehowa on Friday night at Saratoga High School by a final score of 28-14. Saratoga went into the second half with a 21-point advantage. As sports go, the game was … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga streaks past Niskayuna for season-opening win

By: Aidan Joly In a game where running was the mainstay, Saratoga grabbed a huge first half lead and carried it to a victory on Friday night at Niskayuna High School in their 2017 season opener over Niskayuna by a final score of 46-21. Saratoga started off fast, using the ground game to march down … Continue reading »

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The Advanced Placement vs Regents Class Dilemma; What Teachers and Students Recommend

By: Skyler Stanford For students looking to standing out in a competitive education system, Advanced Placement (AP) classes are unavoidable. Unlike past generations of college hopefuls, a degree and a few A’s are not enough to seize an acceptance letter from a dream school. High school students undoubtedly feel a new pressure to participate in … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga falls in sectional semifinals to close out season

By: Aidan Joly   A late rally that simply ended up being not enough concluded Saratoga varsity baseball’s season and sent Shenendehowa to the sectional final, as the Plainsmen beat the Blue Streaks on Saturday afternoon at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy in the Class AA semifinals by a final score of 5-3. Shen … Continue reading »

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