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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 »

Basketball: Saratoga holds off Mekeel for nonleague win

By: Aidan Joly   Grinding out wins is not something that Saratoga has had to get used to this season. Saturday, they had to but were able to as they held off Mekeel Christian at the Cool Insuring Arena, a game that was part of the second annual Sunmark Shootout, by a final score of … Continue reading »

HOCKEY: Saratoga falls to Shen

By: Aidan Joly   It took until late in the game to put it away, but Shenendehowa’s scoring came through as they beat Saratoga at Weibel Avenue Ice Rink on Wednesday night, 3-0. After a scoreless first period, Shenendehowa got going just 21 seconds into the second as Jon DiGiovanni put the puck into the … Continue reading »

Hot Ones – Episode Two

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s “Person of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel picks the brain of Veronica Miller for an exclusive interview. To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link!

Basketball: Saratoga uses strong offense to fly past Bethlehem

By: Aidan Joly   Lots of runs on offense marked the keys for Saratoga on Friday, as they produced a blowout victory over Bethlehem, 69-44. The game was close after the first quarter, but Saratoga took it upon themselves to run away with it as they eyed their 10th straight victory. The Blue Streaks scored … Continue reading »

State of the Streaks – Hockey 1/10/18

Sequoia Cumming gives a report on the Saratoga Springs Blue Streak’s 1/10/18 hockey game.

Basketball: Saratoga clips Troy in overtime victory

By: Aidan Joly   The Saratoga and Troy varsity basketball programs tend to bring out the best in one another. Friday’s game was no exception. The game went into overtime tied at 77, and through clutch free-throw shooting and key baskets late, Saratoga came out with a 91-87 victory. The Blue Streaks held as much … Continue reading »

Saratoga using “Green” initiative for compost project

By: Anastasia Ivanova   Saratoga Springs High School is taking a ‘Green’ Initiative by working on building a compost greenhouse behind the building; a project that was started 2016. The project is managed by Mr. Haas and his Environmental Science class, with the help form the technology department. Compostable garbage is taken from the kitchen … Continue reading »

Saratoga art show to feature SSHS students

By: Ryan Zimmermann   The annual All Stars art exhibition will feature student artists from Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties from January 13th to February 10th, 2018, at the Saratoga Arts Center. The exhibition will feature pieces, selected by teachers, of all media forms ranging in sculpture to drawings. The show features exceptional student art … Continue reading »

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