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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 »

Pre-Prom: What students think

May 12, 2016 by Stephanie Zacharias We have all of the important deets on what our students are thinking from the twerking and grinding to the after plans of the night. Peoples’ thoughts about the theme “Through The Decades” vary greatly from “moderately interesting” to “creative” to downright “that’s stupid af.” Many students are kind … Continue reading »

Baseball: Streaks shut down Schenectady 21-4

Saturday, May 7, 2016 by Aidan Joly Saratoga’s 21 runs on offense proved to be more than enough to take a win. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Schenectady Patriots on Thursday night at East Side Recreation Park by a blowout score of 21-4. Saratoga had already held a 7-1 lead heading into the fourth … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga back to winning

Sunday, May 1, 2016 by Aidan Joly Heading into the week 2-5, Saratoga tried to get back to their winning ways, and they did just that. Saratoga had five games this week, winning four of them. They took the field on Monday for a doubleheader, taking on the BH-BL Spartans in game one of the … Continue reading »

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