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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 »

Drama Club Spotlight: What a director does

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Ethan Campbell Each year, a dedicated group of Saratoga students works to perfect several different theatrical performances. “The Matchmaker” is the high school Drama Club‘s most recent work, debuting on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. through Friday and Saturday night, November 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the … Continue reading »

Ask Lanie Vol. 1 Issue 1

Editor’s note: Ask Lanie is the Lightning Rod‘s advice column. Email asklanie@thelightningrod.net with your letters. November 2, 2015 by Danielle Morrone Calcium Neodymium Yttrium’s question: I am an extroverted person, and have no fear of starting a conversation with strangers or making a new friend. But many people I’m around in school react as if … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga advances to section final with win over Shen

Saturday, October 31, 2015 by Aidan Joly It was the Saratoga vs. Shenendehowa rematch, but this time, there were higher stakes. It sent a team to the Class AA super bowl for Section 2. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Shenendehowa Plainsmen on Friday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 35-7, clinching … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga defeats Bethlehem in section quarterfinal with Thompson return

Saturday, October 24, 2015 by Aidan Joly Now in the playoffs, even after a 7-0 regular season, Saratoga knew that they needed to play just a bit better to win a big game. Saratoga defeated Bethlehem on Friday night in the first round of sectional playoffs by a score of 41-13, after another big night … Continue reading »

Track, lot entrance among summer improvements at high school

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Eli Fisher When students stepped into school on the first day of the school year a few weeks ago, they walked past a new security desk, one of several capital improvements at Saratoga Springs High School that took place over the summer. “The security desk was part of a $3.2 … Continue reading »

Football: Undefeated Saratoga overtakes Scotties at homecoming (w/ PHOTOS and VIDEO)

Saturday, October 17, 2015 by Aidan Joly Standing one win away from an undefeated season, Saratoga knew that they had to come out strong to pull off something special. Saratoga football defeated Ballston Spa on Friday night in the 2015 homecoming game by a score of 47-13. Dakota Harvey had yet another spectacular game, rushing … Continue reading »

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