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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 »

Basketball: Saratoga holds off Albany in close game

By: Aidan Joly Continuing a season trend, Saratoga had to hold off a team in a close game, and they did it again. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Albany Falcons on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School in a close one with a final score of 66-60. Heading into halftime up by just seven … Continue reading »

Boys basketball: Saratoga beats Queensbury 61-45

By: Aidan Joly Coming off the holiday break, Saratoga was looking to start off the calendar year with a victory, and they did that. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Spartans of Queensbury on Tuesday evening at Saratoga Springs High School by a final of 61-45 in a non-league matchup. Saratoga grabbed an early lead … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga takes down Columbia, improves to 4-1

By: Aidan Joly A trio of high-flying scorers and strong defensive play helped lead Saratoga to a victory. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Columbia Blue Devils on Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 76-44. Three scorers, Adam Anderson, Brian Hart and AJ Lawton became the premier scoring group for … Continue reading »

Hockey: Saratoga beats CBA for first win of the season

By: Aidan Joly In only their first game together, Saratoga’s new line carried them to victory. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the CBA Brothers on Wednesday night at Weibel Avenue Ice Rink by a score of 5-2 in Saratoga’s inaugural league game of the season. The new line of Matt Shamberger, Jake Fauler and Jonathan … Continue reading »

Month of Hip Hop/R&B- J. Cole: “4 Your Eyez Only”

Skyler Stanford There’s only one word to accurately describe J. Cole’s album 4 Your Eyez Only: unforgettable. Due to the success in dollars and reviews of his last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, this album when announced was met with overwhelming excitement from fans. This excitement was heightened when he released two catchy singles, “False … Continue reading »

Hockey: Saratoga falls in Don Kauth Tournament

By: Aidan Joly Two first period goals helped out by a very strong defensive effort led to a win. The Mamaroneck Tigers defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Saturday afternoon at Weibel Avenue Ice Rink by a score of 3-0 as part of the 2016 Don Kauth Memorial Tournament. Going in, the defending state champions … Continue reading »

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