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How to remain safe during a school shooting

By: Ben Weatherwax   Recent mass shootings have caused a panic and a rise of activism amongst young people across the country, who are uniting to have their voices heard. One thing that seems to be overlooked is training students on what to do if there is an emergency involving an active shooter on school … Continue reading »

All Shook Up… Oh, that’s what that means!

By: Kristiana Briscoe   “All Shook Up” is definitely the best production I have seen the High School put on. The acting, singing, dancing, and emotions involved were superb. Growing up best friends with a family of Elvis impersonators, I knew that watching this show was going to be a challenge. From mixed up lines, … Continue reading »

Saratoga students join in National Walkout

By: Henry Lee   On March 14th, students around the nation banded together to voice their dissent regarding school shootings, specifically the Parkland shooting in Florida. The student’s voices were not left unheard here in Saratoga Springs. The demonstration at our local high school involved a variety of speakers as the 17 minutes passed, each … Continue reading »

Saratoga’s season ends in sectional semifinals

By: Aidan Joly   It was a game of huge runs, but it was Colonie making the final one to end the game and putting a cap on Saratoga’s historic season. The Raiders beat the Blue Streaks on Tuesday night in the Class AA semifinals at the Cool Insuring Arena by a score of 48-41. … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga beats La Salle, advances to sectional semifinals

By: Aidan Joly   After a bit of a slow start, Saratoga picked up their level of play in the second half, and that allowed them to cruise to a victory on Saturday night in the Class AA quarterfinals at Hudson Valley Community College, grabbing a win by a final score of 59-44. The teams … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Saratoga boys’ basketball vs. Shaker

Photos by Lightning Rod photographer Ben McDonough   Saratoga’s Nick Chudy (11) scores on a jump shot despite the efforts of Shaker’s Sloan Seymour (5) in a close game at Saratoga Springs High School on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Saratoga won, 38-35.   Saratoga’s Andrew Patnode (33) scores on a jump shot unopposed as Shaker teammates … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga girls’, boys’ earn sweep of Shaker

  By: Aidan Joly On the final night of the regular season, the Saratoga boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams made sure that they went out on a high note as they both earned wins over Shaker on Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs High School. On the girls’ side, it took until late in the … Continue reading »

Hockey players face obstacle of rising costs in sport

By: Nick Guzi   Hockey, one of the most violent and fast paced sports the world has to offer has an expensive backside that many people are not aware of. Hockey is one of the most expensive sports to play with equipment and fees to pay for. The financial burden paid by players and parents … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga beats Shen on the road

By: Aidan Joly   It was Saratoga vs Shenendehowa at its best, and courtesy of an outburst of scoring in the third quarter, it was the Blue Streaks coming out on top for the second time this season, beating the Plainsmen by a final score of 73-66 on Friday night at Shenendehowa High School. It … Continue reading »

Girls’ basketball: Saratoga blown out by Shen

By: Aidan Joly   It did not take long for the Shenendehowa girls’ basketball team to show that they were the better squad on the court on Friday night as they took out Saratoga in a blowout 35-point victory, 69-34. It took just under six minutes for Shen to gain their first double-digit lead of … Continue reading »

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