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Football: Saratoga takes down Shen to start season 2-0

By: Aidan Joly Having to retain a late lead and hold down a hard-charging offense, Saratoga did just that en route to a victory over Shenendehowa on Friday night at Saratoga High School by a final score of 28-14. Saratoga went into the second half with a 21-point advantage. As sports go, the game was … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga streaks past Niskayuna for season-opening win

By: Aidan Joly In a game where running was the mainstay, Saratoga grabbed a huge first half lead and carried it to a victory on Friday night at Niskayuna High School in their 2017 season opener over Niskayuna by a final score of 46-21. Saratoga started off fast, using the ground game to march down … Continue reading »

Hallway Couples (VIDEO)


Anxiety High (VIDEO)

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

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