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Football: Saratoga shuts out Bethlehem in home opener

Editor’s note: Welcome back to another year of The Lightning Rod. Students should stay tuned as the school year begins for information on contributing to the Rod. Saturday, September 5, 2015 by Aidan Joly In Dakota Harvey’s return to Saratoga, he made sure that everyone know that his star play was back, too. Saratoga defeated … Continue reading »

Op-Ed: ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign blurs lines of feminism (WITH SURVEY)

Sunday, June 14, 2015 by Skyler Stanford Free the what? Yes, the Free the Nipple campaign is a 20th century so-called feminist movement that supports women’s right to show their breasts in public and is against censorship that prohibits the posting of topless selfies on social media. 100 Saratoga students were surveyed on questions concerning … Continue reading »

Are school athletics affecting students’ academic grades?

Monday, June 1, 2015 by Nia Mascitelli Many high school students’ participate in a school sport at some point during the school year, and many adults wonder if by playing a sport, students’ grades tend to worsen. However, Saratoga Springs High School students provide insight as to how they maintain their grades during the sports … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga takes section title in one-run shutout over Shen

Sunday, May 31, 2015 by Aidan Joly When Matt Alverson stepped up to the plate in the fourth inning, everything suggested it would be a normal at-bat facing Danny Hobbs. Then, the unthinkable happened. Alverson hit a hard line drive right back up the middle, and it hit Hobbs in the face, knocking him to … Continue reading »

Saratoga Springs High School hosts annual award ceremony and art show

May 28, 2015 by Danielle Morrone and Jessica Morrone On May 20, Saratoga Springs High School held its annual award ceremony, as well as a large display of art and music. The art show showcased works of Saratoga’s young artists, with pieces from the Painting, Ceramics, and Foundations in Art classes. These works lined the … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga takes section semifinal over Guilderland

May 28, 2015 by Aidan Joly With Danny Hobbs in a late-game jam, Saratoga head coach Richard Lofink called on reliever Cory MacArthur to pitch, and he did not disappoint. Saratoga defeated Guiderland on the Section 2 Class AA semifinal on Saturday night by a score of 4-1. Danny Hobbs tossed five innings to start … Continue reading »

VIDEO: The Lightning Rod’s 2015 Hot Dog Eating Contest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Video by Eli Fisher Congratulations to Kevin Posthelwait on another contest win, and thanks to all who participated or helped out. Special thanks to Stewart’s Shops for donating dogs and buns.

Baseball: Streaks take quarterfinal against La Salle 10-3

Sunday, May 24, 2015 by Aidan Joly In a close game, the Blue Streaks did what they do, and that’s score runs late in the game. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated La Salle on Thursday night at East Side Rec in the Class AA quarterfinals. They won by a score of 10-3 behind high-octane offense … Continue reading »

Week 6 Baseball: Two wins, two losses, one coach out

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Aidan Joly Saratoga started off their sixth and final week of the regular season with a win, but things turned for the worse later in the week. The Streaks started off on Monday with a win over Shenendehowa by a score of 5-1, on a complete game effort from Danny … Continue reading »

SADD Club unveils mural at high school

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Kelsey Jackowitz The Saratoga Springs High School SADD Club recentlydesigned a mural located on the upper floor of the high school, which encourages students to enjoy the activities they are involved with, and to continue to make good choices. The mural, which features life sized silhouettes of students engaged in … Continue reading »

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