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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 »

Baseball: Saratoga’s season ends at hands of Ballston Spa

By: Aidan Joly   Ballston Spa varsity baseball used a huge third inning and strong pitching throughout which helped them trounce Saratoga in the Class AA quarterfinals on Wednesday afternoon at East Side Rec, 13-4. With the game tied at two heading into the third inning, the Ballston Spa offense really began to click. The … Continue reading »

Lacrosse: Saratoga upsets Shen in regular season finale

By: Aidan Joly   After the game was tied at one, Saratoga rattled off five straight goals to take a 6-1 lead and carried the momentum for the rest of the game as they beat Shenendehowa on Thursday afternoon, 11-6. Plainsmen attackman Dean Cannon tied the game at one midway through the first quarter and … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga sweeps Shen in doubleheader

By: Aidan Joly   The varsity baseball programs of Saratoga and Shenendehowa faced off Wednesday in a doubleheader, which was swept by Saratoga. Game One After the game was tied at two through less than two innings, it seemed like a slugfest was in store, but that was not the case. The teams remained tied … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga earns walk-off win on senior night

By: Aidan Joly Down by two runs in the middle innings, Saratoga finally turned it around late in the game and needed all they could get, eventually winning in walk-off style for a 4-3 win Saturday night over Schuylerville. Schuylerville’s offense was superior early on as they scored a pair of runs in the third … Continue reading »

Baseball: Offense comes alive as Saratoga beats Niskayuna

By: Aidan Joly Tied 3-3 in the fifth inning, Saratoga varsity baseball’s bats came alive in a big way as they scored seven runs in the frame and held on for an 11-5 win on Friday against Niskayuna at East Side Rec. Heading into the bottom of the fifth, Saratoga had the top of the … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga wins again, takes down Schenectady

By: Aidan Joly   A complete game from Quinn Jones and a big fourth inning paved the way for Saratoga varsity baseball on Monday as they took down the Schenectady Patriots, 5-2. In the fourth inning with the game tied 1-1, Saratoga had two runners on and two outs. They called a hit-and-run with Sam … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga bats take down Bethlehem 10-4

By: Aidan Joly   Down by three runs early on, Saratoga varsity baseball did not get worried and plated nine straight runs in order to grab a 10-4 victory over Bethlehem on Wednesday afternoon. After starter Alex Henderson had struggled and was pulled after just 2 1/3 innings and down 4-1 heading into their half … Continue reading »

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