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Boys soccer: Saratoga defeats Albany, advances to sectional quarterfinals

By: Aidan Joly After struggling in the first half, Saratoga picked it up for a big second half. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Albany Falcons on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Springs High School in the first round of boys sectional soccer by a score of 5-0. Things started out slowly for both sides with … Continue reading »

Football: Ballston Spa takes down Saratoga to close out season

By: Aidan Joly A late game drive for Saratoga following a touchdown came up just short and clinched Ballston Spa a playoff berth. The Ballston Spa Scotties defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Friday night at Ballston Spa High School in a defensive thriller by a score of 13-6. Getting the ball with 7:55 to … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga falls to Shaker on Senior Night

By: Aidan Joly A major change on both sides led to a different outcome this time for Shaker. The Shaker Blue Bison defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks football on Friday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 35-7, in a rematch of the 2015 Section 2, Class AA final and Saratoga’s 2016 Senior … Continue reading »

Boy’s Soccer: Saratoga falls to CBA on senior night

By: Aidan Joly A few inches could have saved the game for Saratoga, and one goal proved to be the difference. The CBA Brothers triumphed over the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 1-0 in Saratoga’s 2016 Senior Night. The game was a defensive affair on … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga defeats Niskayuna to pick up first win of the season

By: Aidan Joly A dominant all-around performance led to a blowout victory. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Niskayuna Silver Warriors on Friday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 49-6 in Saratoga’s first victory of the season in their 2016 Homecoming Game. Saratoga started early, scoring their first touchdown of an … Continue reading »

Saratoga Springs High School Class of 2017 and Student Council Election Votes Are In

June 9, 2016 by Skyler Stanford The elections for the Class of 2017, the Student Council, and all of the winners for the other classes have been selected after the entire school chose from a variety of candidates based on their class. The 2017 senior class representatives have a big year ahead of them with … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga ends season with semifinal loss to CBA

Monday, May 23, 2016 Story and photo by Aidan Joly Free baserunners for CBA proved to be costly in getting the win. The CBA Brothers defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Saturday afternoon in the Section 2 semifinal at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium by a score of 5-2. Saratoga struck first taking a 1-0 lead … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga upsets Ballston Spa in quarterfinal

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Story and photos by Aidan Joly An early start and never slowing down proved to be the way for Saratoga being able to pull off the upset. The #6-seeded Saratoga Blue Streaks varsity baseball defeated the #3-seeded Ballston Spa Scotties on Thursday afternoon at Ballston Spa High School in the Section … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga shuts out Niskayuna to advance to quarterfinals

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Story and photos by Aidan Joly Heading into sectional playoffs, Saratoga looked to continue their hot play. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Niskayuna Silver Warriors on Tuesday afternoon at East Side Recreation field by a score of 5-0 in the opening round of sectional play, advancing to the quarterfinals. Danny … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga edges out Shen to finish regular season

Monday, May 16, 2016 Story and photos by Aidan Joly Going into the final push of the regular season, Saratoga looked to end the year on a high note, and they did just that. Saratoga played four games in the final week of the regular season, and came out on top on all four. After … Continue reading »

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