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Hockey: Blue Streaks Defeat ADK Rivermen (Photo Gallery)

By Julian Silva-Forbes   The Saratoga Boys Varsity Hockey team outlasted the Adirondack Rivermen to win 5-4 in a three-period thriller, playing in front of family for the first time in the 2021 season. Saratoga senior Will Detora led the Blue Streaks with two scores.  

Basketball: Blue Streaks Defeat Burnt Hills in Boys Season Opener

By Isabelle Kelly and Julian Silva-Forbes    The Saratoga Springs Boys Varsity Basketball team tipped off their 2021 season in a near-empty gym last Friday, wearing masks throughout the game. The Blue Streaks held off the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans to begin the season with a 64-54 victory.  “It was great being back out there. I missed it all winter, but it was a nice surprise … Continue reading »

Season on the Line for Saratoga Hockey

By Isabelle Kelly    You step onto the freshly shaved rink, the chill and the clicking of the skates across the ice dissolves into the energy of the crowded arena. The horn sounds to signal a goal. Tension builds between the Section II rivals in the fight for the championship. A puck deflects off a goalie’s mask. Game over.   For Saratoga center Devon Wormley, this loss may have been the last game of his high school career.   As the disappointment of the Sectional loss … Continue reading »

A New Season Brings New Challenges for Saratoga Boys Soccer

By Isabelle Kelly   The 2020 season has been a year like no other for the Saratoga Boys Varsity soccer team. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of obstacles for the Blue Streaks, like many other sports teams across the Suburban Council. “The biggest challenge has been keeping my eyes open and trying … Continue reading »

The Biggest Sunday of the Year

February 1, 2019 by Tyler Charnik The most anticipated weekend in sports. The greatest platform for commercial advertising. The biggest gig in the music industry. The Super Bowl caters to all viewers by offering a variety of appeals. Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots will be played on … Continue reading »

Saratoga’s Season Ends with 28-14 Loss to Shaker

By Tyler Charnik and Jared Nightingale The Saratoga Blue Streaks suffered a loss to the undefeated Shaker Blue Bison on November 2, 2018 at the University of Albany in the Section II AA Championship game. Both teams were aware of how significant the game was, but they needed to treat it the same as any … Continue reading »

Saratoga Defeats Shen, Advances to Section Finals

By Tyler Charnik and Jared Nightingale The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Shenendehowa Plainsmen on Friday October 26 with a final score of 34-26, despite a late comeback attempt from the Plainsmen. Junior Quarterback Jake Williams’ opened the scoring for Saratoga in the first quarter with his first of two touchdowns. The first was caught … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga Defeats Schenectady 63-46 in Shootout

By Tyler Charnik and Jared Nightingale   The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated The Schenectady Patriots on Friday, October 12th Saratoga’s senior night, in this high scoring affair.   The Streaks took a commanding lead of 42-0 into halftime. According to Saratoga Head Coach Terry Jones, “When a score is lopsided early, we got everyone in the game.” The scoring … Continue reading »

FOOTBALL: Saratoga Obliterates Niskayuna 56-13 Homecoming Night

By Tyler Charnik and Jared Nightingale  The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Niskayuna Silver Warriors on Friday, September 28, behind an impressive six touchdown performance from Saratoga senior Ashton Capone.   The Silver Warriors jumped out to an early 7-0 lead with 11:26 left in the first quarter and a 65 yard touchdown pass from quarterback … Continue reading »

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