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Basketball: Saratoga advances to sectional quarterfinals

By: Aidan Joly In Saratoga’s first sectional home game in seven years, they made sure it was a memorable one, knocking off 13-seeded Niskayuna on Tuesday night by a final score of 75-48. Saratoga jumped out to a big lead early behind a huge scoring burst in the first quarter, ending up with a 12-point … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga splits doubleheader with Shenendehowa

By; Aidan Joly Saratoga and Shenendehowa is considered among the best rivalries in Section II, and it lived up to that title on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School, with two very exciting games that ended in a split. In the boys’ game, Saratoga defeated Shenendehowa by a final score of 45-37 in a defensive … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga beats Shaker for fifth straight win

After Shaker made it a close game, Saratoga came up with clutch shots late to secure a victory on Friday night at Saratoga High School by a final score of 65-57 in a battle of two of the top teams in the Suburban Council. Being up by just two at the end of the third … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga defeats Niskayuna on Senior Night

By: Aidan Joly In a late-season game, Saratoga was able to pull out a close 56-50 win over Niskayuna on Wednesday night at Saratoga Springs High School in a big match in terms of seeding. Saratoga was up by 11 points at the end of the third quarter, but Niskayuna showed that they were not … Continue reading »

Students in the Spotlight: Emma Sutton

By: Julia Kelly Most people would not envision a blonde girl of 5’ 2” playing the drums for an indie-rock band; however, Emma Sutton has cultivated a passion for music at a young age. She designates her time to drumming for a local rock band. Ultimately embracing percussion as a lifelong art, Emma recognizes the … Continue reading »

Hockey: Saratoga takes down Shenendehowa 4-2

By: Aidan Joly A trio of goals in less than three minutes put Saratoga over the edge against Shenendehowa on Wednesday night at Weibel Avenue Ice Rink by a final score of 4-2. The Blue Streaks found themselves down 2-1 after Jake Nigriny scored to give Shen the lead, but would score three goals quickly … Continue reading »

SSHS Journalism Review on Trump’s Inauguration

Basketball: Saratoga falls to Guilderland 47-40

Story and photo by: Aidan Joly   An all-around strong defensive performance led to Guilderland beating Saratoga on Friday night at Saratoga High School in a low-scoring affair by a final of 47-40. Heading into the final quarter of the night, Saratoga found themselves trailing by five but in good position to make a comeback. … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga falls to Averill Park for first home loss

By: Aidan Joly In a season where Saratoga has had little trouble scoring, they found themselves in a hole and never recovered, falling to Class A Averill Park on Wednesday evening at Saratoga High School 69-61. Saratoga entered the second quarter trailing by only two, but what came next put them down for the count. … Continue reading »

Golden Globes: Students Pick the Best and Worst Looks

Article by: Skyler Stanford Survey by: Jill Schrader Meryl Streep’s comments on Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globes wasn’t the only newsworthy occurrence. As always, there was a large number of celebrities intending to steal the show with their red carpet looks. Some celebrities succeeded at this endeavor while other failed miserably. Here are … Continue reading »

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