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Hot Ones – Episode One – Part Two

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s new “Student of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel delves into the mind of Saratoga’s own Elias Wohl for an exclusive interview. This is part 2! To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link!

Field hockey: Saratoga falls in regional final

Story and photos by: Aidan Joly   A pair of late goals led Baldwinsville to a regional final win, as they beat Saratoga in field hockey on Sunday at Shenendehowa High School by a final score of 4-3. Heading into the final 15 minutes of action with the score tied 2-2, Baldwinsville was coming closer … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga falls to Troy in sectional final

Story and photos by: Aidan Joly Behind a potent offensive attack in the first half, Troy carried that into the second half, and it led them to their second Class AA championship in a row, this time against Saratoga at UAlbany’s Bob Ford Field by a final score of 28-6. It was just five plays … Continue reading »

Hot Ones – Episode One – Part One

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s new “Student of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel delves into the mind of Saratoga’s own Elias Wohl for an exclusive interview. To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link! Part two will be released later today.

Field Hockey: Saratoga wins sectional championship

By: Aidan Joly In a game with a crazy amount of scoring, it ended up coming down to the wire in a sectional final field hockey game, with Saratoga taking down Shenendehowa by a final score of 4-3. It took just 1:15 for the scoring to begin Monday as Lindsey Frank took a corner and … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga’s last-minute touchdown clinches sectional final bid

Story and photos by: Aidan Joly   Instant classic. That’s the only way to describe the sectional semifinal football game between Shaker and Saratoga on Friday night in Saratoga, with the Blue Streaks coming out on top by a final of 29-22. The game went into the half with Saratoga up 19-14, ironically the same … Continue reading »

Soccer: Saratoga beats La Salle on overtime winner

Story and photo by: Aidan Joly In the playoffs, especially in soccer, anything can and will happen. This proved true as 8-seeded La Salle took top-seeded Saratoga to overtime on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga High School, but eventually fell 1-0 on a game-winner from Evan Farr. Heading into the second half, both teams were looking … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga wins first playoff game

By: Aidan Joly Photos by: Isabella Franco After a shaky first half, the Blue Streaks came out in a big way in the second to put Bethlehem away en route to a sectional quarterfinal win on Friday at Saratoga Springs High School, 34-13. Saratoga jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead. Bethlehem struck back as … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga finishes regular season undefeated

  Story and photo by: Aidan Joly Despite it being a game that did not count towards postseason seedings, Saratoga made sure they finished the season strong, trouncing La Salle in Troy on Friday night by a final score of 40-7. The game entered the second quarter tied up at seven apiece, and that was … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga beats Albany in homecoming game

Story and photo by: Aidan Joly On homecoming night, Saratoga used a dominant first half to cruise to a win on Friday against Albany, winning 40-12. It took less than three minutes for the Blue Streaks to get on the board as they marched up the field in their inaugural drive and ended it with … Continue reading »

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