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Girls’ Basketball: Saratoga edges past Columbia

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Aidan Joly With lethal shooting, Saratoga was able to pull themselves over the edge to a win. Saratoga varsity girls’ basketball defeated the Columbia Blue Devils on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 67-59. The Blue Streaks were led by Kerry Flaherty, who took over in … Continue reading »

Poetry Out Loud returns to Saratoga

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Nayeli Selkis Poetry Out Loud is a national contest in which students compete against each other by reciting poems from memory. According to its website, Poetry Out Loud launched in 2006 and has now grown to involve millions of students. The contest is set up like a spelling bee where … Continue reading »

Boys’ Basketball: Colonie defeats Saratoga 54-49

Saturday, December 12, 2015 by Aidan Joly A late game charge by Colonie was too much for Saratoga to handle at the end. The Colonie Raiders defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks varsity boys’ basketball team at Saratoga Springs High School on Friday night by a score of 54-49. Colonie led at points earlier in the … Continue reading »

Music Review: Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Hunter Johns Over the past two or so weeks, I’ve been listening to Garden of Delete, the latest release by Daniel Lopatin under his Oneohtrix Point Never moniker. Garden of Delete follows 2013’s R Plus Seven, Lopatin’s debut on venerable British independent label Warp. Lopatin’s latest is alternately sparse and … Continue reading »

Hockey: Saratoga 1-1 after opening tournament

Saturday, December 5, 2015 by Aidan Joly The showing from Saratoga’s defense was not enough to get over the edge in their season opener. The Mamaroneck Tigers defeated the Saratoga hockey team on Friday night at the Weibel Avenue Ice Rink by a score of 5-3 in their 2015-2016 season opener. The Tigers found the … Continue reading »

Boys’ Basketball: Saratoga defeats Mohonasen in season opener

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Aidan Joly In Adam Anderson’s varsity debut, he introduced himself in a big way. Saratoga varsity boys’ basketball defeated the Mohonasen Warriors on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 56-44. Anderson was the key contributor for the varsity Streaks, totaling 21 points to be the game’s … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga falls to Aquinas in state final

Monday, November 30, 2015 by Aidan Joly With the state title on the line, Saratoga’s defense would buckle, and that would prove to be the deciding factor at the Carrier Dome on Sunday. The Aquinas Little Irish defeated the Blue Streaks in the 2015 Class AA state final yesterday at the stadium in Syracuse. “This … Continue reading »

Football: Q4 surge over New Rochelle brings Saratoga to the Dome

Saturday, November 22, 2015 by Aidan Joly Trailing late, Saratoga knew they had to pull off something substantial, and they did just that. The Blue Streaks defeated the New Rochelle Huguenots at Kingston’s Dietz Stadium on Saturday night by a score of 32-29. The two teams traded scores back and forth for the first three … Continue reading »

Saratoga’s nationally ranked cross country team plans for another season

November 22, 2015 by Skyler Stanford As of now, the Saratoga Springs cross country team is nationally ranked 3rd in the country. For the coaches, Mr. and Mrs. Kranick, winning is nothing new; “Our girls have been nationally ranked every year since 1989, we’ve been in the top ten for 25 years” Mrs. Kranick says … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga clinches sectional win over Shaker, 19-14

Saturday, November 7, 2015 by Aidan Joly With a section championship on the line, Saratoga picked up their biggest win of the season so far. Saratoga defeated Shaker in the Section 2 Championship game on Friday night at Shenendehowa High School by a score of 19-14 to capture their first sectional title since 2009. Saratoga … Continue reading »

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