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Basketball: Saratoga keeps winning streak alive against Shaker

Story and photo by Aidan Joly   Saratoga used a huge night from Nick Chudy and their defense in order to roll to a win over Shaker on Thursday night 57-45 and extend their winning streak to five games. The game was tied early on, but Saratoga went on a 14-0 run in a span … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga blows out Columbia to continue winning streak

By: Aidan Joly   An all-around performance let Saratoga continue their winning streak as they flew past Columbia Tuesday night, handling them by a final score of 65-49. Saratoga got off and running in the first half, taking high-percentage shots and using a big first quarter from Nick Chudy, who hit a trio of three-pointers. … Continue reading »

Basketball: Fourth quarter comeback pushes Saratoga over Colonie

By: Aidan Joly   On Friday night, Saratoga learned a lesson. Sometimes, you have to just stay in the game to have a chance to win. They did that as they took down Colonie at Saratoga Springs High School, upending them by a score of 61-56 to cap off a comeback effort. Up two at … Continue reading »

Saratoga High School Teen Age Republicans club begins work

By: Aidan Joly   There’s a new club at Saratoga Springs High School, and it’s one that’s getting people talking. The Saratoga Springs High School Teenage Republicans club, led by co-founder and president Meg Messitt and vice president Paul Sheehan have attracted several students so far to their meetings, have established the new club for … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga falls to CBA in home opener

By: Aidan Joly Late in games, the battle under the basket can be the main factor. This was the case in Tuesday night’s varsity basketball game between Saratoga and CBA, with the Brothers coming out on top by a final tally of 60-58. The game went into the final eight minutes with Saratoga owning a … Continue reading »

“Sriracha” by Marteen review

  By: Daniel Eaton Photo by: Shannon Thomas   Marteen’s hair, clothing, music videos, and lyrics make him seem like a bust who will enjoy his fifteen minutes of fame and never be heard from again. However, the 16-year-old from Berkeley has gained immense stardom during the course of his short musical career. With the … Continue reading »

Hot Ones – Episode One – Part Two

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s new “Student of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel delves into the mind of Saratoga’s own Elias Wohl for an exclusive interview. This is part 2! To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link!

Field hockey: Saratoga falls in regional final

Story and photos by: Aidan Joly   A pair of late goals led Baldwinsville to a regional final win, as they beat Saratoga in field hockey on Sunday at Shenendehowa High School by a final score of 4-3. Heading into the final 15 minutes of action with the score tied 2-2, Baldwinsville was coming closer … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga falls to Troy in sectional final

Story and photos by: Aidan Joly Behind a potent offensive attack in the first half, Troy carried that into the second half, and it led them to their second Class AA championship in a row, this time against Saratoga at UAlbany’s Bob Ford Field by a final score of 28-6. It was just five plays … Continue reading »

Hot Ones – Episode One – Part One

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s new “Student of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel delves into the mind of Saratoga’s own Elias Wohl for an exclusive interview. To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link! Part two will be released later today.

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