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The Advanced Placement vs Regents Class Dilemma; What Teachers and Students Recommend

By: Skyler Stanford For students looking to standing out in a competitive education system, Advanced Placement (AP) classes are unavoidable. Unlike past generations of college hopefuls, a degree and a few A’s are not enough to seize an acceptance letter from a dream school. High school students undoubtedly feel a new pressure to participate in … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga falls in sectional semifinals to close out season

By: Aidan Joly   A late rally that simply ended up being not enough concluded Saratoga varsity baseball’s season and sent Shenendehowa to the sectional final, as the Plainsmen beat the Blue Streaks on Saturday afternoon at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy in the Class AA semifinals by a final score of 5-3. Shen … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga dominates Bethlehem, advances to sectional semifinals

An all-around strong performance at the plate complemented by a gem on the mound led to Saratoga varsity baseball picking up a victory against Bethlehem in the Class AA quarterfinals on Thursday at East Side Rec by a final score of 9-1. Saratoga was quiet for the most part until the middle innings of the … Continue reading »

Blue Streak Softball

Saratoga Tennis

The Boys Baseball Team Catching Eyes

Baseball: Saratoga beats Schuylerville on senior day to close out regular season

By: Aidan Joly   On Saturday morning, Saratoga baseball finished up regular season play with their senior day with an event in conjunction with cancer research followed by a game against Schuylerville. The event was held for Tracy Hogben, a Saratoga resident and supporter of Saratoga athletics who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga’s pitching shuts out Shen

By: Aidan Joly   Behind a gem of a pitching performance by Alex Henderson, Saratoga varsity baseball beat Shenendehowa on Friday afternoon at Shenendehowa High School by a final score of 2-0. Henderson had no trouble getting through Shen’s order throughout the game as he allowed just three hits, walked only two and struck out … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga struggles early, falls to Shaker

By: Aidan Joly   Strong pitching and offense coming up big in the late innings propelled Shaker varsity baseball to victory on Wednesday afternoon at East Side Rec over Saratoga by a final score of 7-2. Heading into the fifth inning of a game that was already a pitchers’ duel, it was known that someone … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga loses lead to CBA to lose third game of the year

By: Aidan Joly   “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” That could be the motto of Thursday’s (May 4) game between Saratoga and CBA varsity baseball at East Side Rec, as CBA came out on top 6-5 in a thriller. CBA trailed 5-4 entering the top of the seventh inning, three outs away from heading … Continue reading »

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