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Baseball Roundup: Saratoga posts two wins for Week 2

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher Saratoga came into week two of the season looking to make an impact to start their home season, and they were able to do just that. Saratoga got their home season underway Wednesday, playing Averill Park in their 2015 home opener and beating them … Continue reading »

Classic fairy tale “Cinderella” brought to life by Saratoga Springs High School drama club

April 13, 2015 by The Students of Introduction to Journalism The Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club’s production of Cinderella ran from Thursday, March 26th, 2015 through Saturday, March 28, 2015. The fairy tale romance made its way to the Lowenberg Auditorium, backed by the very talented students of the Saratoga Springs High School Drama … Continue reading »

Baseball Preview: Streaks look for continued success in 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015 by Aidan Joly Now that the winter sports season has come to a close, the spring season has begun and the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks varsity baseball team looks to have a successful season after a solid 2014. The Streaks finished the 2014 campaign with a record of 14-8. That team … Continue reading »

Drama Club presents Cinderella Thursday to Saturday

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Eli Fisher The Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club will present Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 26-28, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Loewenberg Auditorium. In addition to the evening showings, there will be a 2 p.m. showing on Saturday. The show’s music is … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Bees sting Streaks in overtime for state semifinal

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Photos by Eli Fisher On Saturday, the Blue Streaks hockey team lost 2-1 in pvertime to the Baldwinsville Bees in the state semifinal at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica. The Bees went on to lose to McQuaid 6-2 in the state Division 1 final. You can read more about the … Continue reading »

Code Blue provides for homeless during harsh winter

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Serena Egan With this winter being one of the coldest and longest in recent years, the Code Blue emergency shelter’s second year of operation was able to give food and shelter to a record number of the homeless in Saratoga Springs over the past three months. Started by Mayor Joanne … Continue reading »

Music Op-Ed: A Roundabout Review of Dylan Gardner’s Adventures In Real Time

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Hunter Johns A wise AP music theory teacher recently related to me the thesis of Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell’s book on success. The gist of it went that no creative person ever makes anything truly masterful until they have put in about ten thousand hours of work. The theory, as told … Continue reading »

Blue Streaks hockey trounces Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa for section title

Saturday, February 28, 2015 by Matt Seehusen Photos by Eli Fisher ​After suffering a devastating loss to Shenendehowa in last year’s section final, it was obvious the Saratoga Blue Streaks had redemption on their minds in this year’s contest. Led by a high-powered offense, the Blue Streaks were able to blow past Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa … Continue reading »

Oscar looks: Students pick the best and worst

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Skyler Stanford The 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, brought smiles and in some cases cheers to the homes of millions. It was a night filled with joyful and inspiring moments as well as a few shockers, many of which came from the red carpet. Fifty Saratoga Springs High … Continue reading »

Blue Streaks hockey defeats Bethlehem to advance to sectional final

Saturday, February 21, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher A strong third period, including a goal in the final eight seconds, and a dominating performance from the defense led to a big Saratoga win. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Bethlehem Eagles on Friday night at the Weibel Avenue ice rink by a … Continue reading »

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