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Boys’ Basketball: Schenectady takes single-point win over Blue Streaks

Saturday, January 23, 2016 by Aidan Joly A fourth-quarter comeback fell just short in Saratoga’s bid to win another home game. The Schenectady Patriots defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks varsity boys’ basketball Friday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 63-62. Down by ten points with seven minutes remaining in the game, Saratoga … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga sweeps Bethlehem

Sunday, January 17, 2016 by Aidan Joly In crunch time, Saratoga had to be resilient to pull off a momentum-building win. Saratoga boys’ varsity basketball defeated the Bethlehem Eagles on Friday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 67-63. Saratoga led 39-29 lead at the break, but Bethlehem went on a 10-0 … Continue reading »

Boys’s Basketball: Saratoga holds back BH-BL, 69-56

Sunday, January 10, 2016 by Aidan Joly In a mid-season contest, Saratoga buckled down in the second and and pulled out with a win. The Saratoga Blue Streaks varsity boys’ basketball defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans on Friday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 69-56. The Spartans, who were 1-9 going … Continue reading »

Boys’ basketball defeats Queensbury 62-50

Thursday, December 31, 2015 by Aidan Joly During a late Queensbury rally, Saratoga was able to turn around and hold them off for a win. Saratoga varsity boys’ basketball defeated Queensbury on Wednesday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 62-50. Saratoga had two players step up and provide the majority of … Continue reading »

Teachers and students “Deck the Halls” just in time for the holidays

Thursday, December 24, 2015 by Skyler Stanford For the past few weeks, Saratoga Springs High School has been showing holiday spirit through a series of displays. The library, main office, nurse’s office, principals’ offices, and many classrooms have been decorated in great detail. With the help of some student volunteers, Kim Diaz and Andi Reader, … Continue reading »

Boys’ Basketball: Blue Streaks fall to Troy in overtime

Thursday, December 24, 2015 by Aidan Joly In one of the most highly contested games of the season, Saratoga could not pull it off. The Troy Flying Horses defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School in overtime by a score of 79-76, an instant classic. With 20 seconds left in … Continue reading »

Hockey: Blue Streaks shut out Shaker/Colonie

Monday, December 21, 2015 by Matt Seehusen After not starting the past two games, Saratoga senior goalie Danny Hobbs wanted to make an impact in his return to the ice. He did just that by allowing no goals in a 9-0 shutout against the Shaker/Colonie Jets on Friday, December 18. “It was a good feeling,” … Continue reading »

January midterm break returns

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Max Willner-Giwerc Much to the joy of students, Saratoga Springs High School will once again have recess for regents and midterm testing this January. The break will last from the January 26 to 29 and allow students to take Regents and midterm examinations. Last year, the high school did not … Continue reading »

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 »

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