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Saratoga students join in National Walkout

By: Henry Lee   On March 14th, students around the nation banded together to voice their dissent regarding school shootings, specifically the Parkland shooting in Florida. The student’s voices were not left unheard here in Saratoga Springs. The demonstration at our local high school involved a variety of speakers as the 17 minutes passed, each … Continue reading »

Saratoga’s season ends in sectional semifinals

By: Aidan Joly   It was a game of huge runs, but it was Colonie making the final one to end the game and putting a cap on Saratoga’s historic season. The Raiders beat the Blue Streaks on Tuesday night in the Class AA semifinals at the Cool Insuring Arena by a score of 48-41. … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga beats Shen on the road

By: Aidan Joly   It was Saratoga vs Shenendehowa at its best, and courtesy of an outburst of scoring in the third quarter, it was the Blue Streaks coming out on top for the second time this season, beating the Plainsmen by a final score of 73-66 on Friday night at Shenendehowa High School. It … Continue reading »

Girls’ basketball: Saratoga blown out by Shen

By: Aidan Joly   It did not take long for the Shenendehowa girls’ basketball team to show that they were the better squad on the court on Friday night as they took out Saratoga in a blowout 35-point victory, 69-34. It took just under six minutes for Shen to gain their first double-digit lead of … Continue reading »

Hot Ones – Episode Two

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s “Person of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel picks the brain of Veronica Miller for an exclusive interview. To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link!

State of the Streaks – Hockey 1/10/18

Sequoia Cumming gives a report on the Saratoga Springs Blue Streak’s 1/10/18 hockey game.

Basketball: Saratoga clips Troy in overtime victory

By: Aidan Joly   The Saratoga and Troy varsity basketball programs tend to bring out the best in one another. Friday’s game was no exception. The game went into overtime tied at 77, and through clutch free-throw shooting and key baskets late, Saratoga came out with a 91-87 victory. The Blue Streaks held as much … Continue reading »

Hot Ones – Episode One – Part Two

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s new “Student of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel delves into the mind of Saratoga’s own Elias Wohl for an exclusive interview. This is part 2! To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link!

Soccer: Saratoga beats La Salle on overtime winner

Story and photo by: Aidan Joly In the playoffs, especially in soccer, anything can and will happen. This proved true as 8-seeded La Salle took top-seeded Saratoga to overtime on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga High School, but eventually fell 1-0 on a game-winner from Evan Farr. Heading into the second half, both teams were looking … Continue reading »

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