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Basketball: Saratoga beats La Salle, advances to sectional semifinals

By: Aidan Joly   After a bit of a slow start, Saratoga picked up their level of play in the second half, and that allowed them to cruise to a victory on Saturday night in the Class AA quarterfinals at Hudson Valley Community College, grabbing a win by a final score of 59-44. The teams … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Saratoga boys’ basketball vs. Shaker

Photos by Lightning Rod photographer Ben McDonough   Saratoga’s Nick Chudy (11) scores on a jump shot despite the efforts of Shaker’s Sloan Seymour (5) in a close game at Saratoga Springs High School on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Saratoga won, 38-35.   Saratoga’s Andrew Patnode (33) scores on a jump shot unopposed as Shaker teammates … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga girls’, boys’ earn sweep of Shaker

  By: Aidan Joly On the final night of the regular season, the Saratoga boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams made sure that they went out on a high note as they both earned wins over Shaker on Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs High School. On the girls’ side, it took until late in the … Continue reading »

Hockey players face obstacle of rising costs in sport

By: Nick Guzi   Hockey, one of the most violent and fast paced sports the world has to offer has an expensive backside that many people are not aware of. Hockey is one of the most expensive sports to play with equipment and fees to pay for. The financial burden paid by players and parents … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga holds off Mekeel for nonleague win

By: Aidan Joly   Grinding out wins is not something that Saratoga has had to get used to this season. Saturday, they had to but were able to as they held off Mekeel Christian at the Cool Insuring Arena, a game that was part of the second annual Sunmark Shootout, by a final score of … Continue reading »

HOCKEY: Saratoga falls to Shen

By: Aidan Joly   It took until late in the game to put it away, but Shenendehowa’s scoring came through as they beat Saratoga at Weibel Avenue Ice Rink on Wednesday night, 3-0. After a scoreless first period, Shenendehowa got going just 21 seconds into the second as Jon DiGiovanni put the puck into the … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga uses strong offense to fly past Bethlehem

By: Aidan Joly   Lots of runs on offense marked the keys for Saratoga on Friday, as they produced a blowout victory over Bethlehem, 69-44. The game was close after the first quarter, but Saratoga took it upon themselves to run away with it as they eyed their 10th straight victory. The Blue Streaks scored … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga storms past Burnt Hills for sixth straight win

By: Aidan Joly   With the defense shutting down Burnt Hills early, Saratoga rode it to a victory on Friday night at Saratoga High School, taking a win by a final score of 57-38. Saratoga’s defense came out the strongest you can physically get, holding Burnt Hills without a point for the entire first quarter, … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga keeps winning streak alive against Shaker

Story and photo by Aidan Joly   Saratoga used a huge night from Nick Chudy and their defense in order to roll to a win over Shaker on Thursday night 57-45 and extend their winning streak to five games. The game was tied early on, but Saratoga went on a 14-0 run in a span … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga blows out Columbia to continue winning streak

By: Aidan Joly   An all-around performance let Saratoga continue their winning streak as they flew past Columbia Tuesday night, handling them by a final score of 65-49. Saratoga got off and running in the first half, taking high-percentage shots and using a big first quarter from Nick Chudy, who hit a trio of three-pointers. … Continue reading »

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