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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 »

Saratoga baseball beats Ballston Spa 4-3

by Aidan Joly   A late-inning scare will always provide some drama, and it certainly did on Friday. However, Saratoga varsity baseball held off Ballston Spa, winning 4-3. Heading into the last inning with a 4-2 lead, it seemed as though Saratoga had the game more or less won. Then, near disaster struck as Saratoga … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga falls to Mohonasen in home opener

By: Aidan Joly   Timely pitching for Mohonasen and base-running miscues from Saratoga paved the way for the Warriors to take a win against Blue Streaks varsity baseball on Monday afternoon at East Side Recreation Park, 5-3. Despite giving up a couple of hits early, Mohonasen starter Brian Lineback looked locked in during the early … Continue reading »

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 »

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