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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 »

Baseball tops Niskayuna 13-3 in Week 5

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Aidan Joly Week five was a short week for the Blue Streaks, with only one home game, but they made it count. The Saratoga varsity baseball team defeated Niskayuna on Wednesday by a score of 13-3, behind a complete game from Jack Herman and a strong offense in the beginning … Continue reading »

Baseball Roundup: Four home wins in Week 4

Sunday, May 10, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher With four home games in week four, Saratoga was able to keep up their winning ways, winning all four games at home. The week started with a late inning heartbreak: Saratoga pitcher Danny Coleman held Ballston Spa without a hit through six innings, only … Continue reading »

Friday Night Live open mic nights provide venue for student performers

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Skyler Stanford An open mic show where students can come and perform songs or play an instrument in an open and welcoming environment of fellow music lovers: this is the idea behind Friday Night Live. Friends of Music (FOM), the booster club that hosts the open mic nights, has been … Continue reading »

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