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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 »

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.

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