Panthers fall to Black Horses in sectional final

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team's run through the Class D sectional tournament came to an end Thursday, as the Panthers fell to No. 1 Schuylerville 17-7 at Mohonasen High School.

The Black Horses jumped out quickly with four straight goals within the first five minutes. The Panthers put a few goals on the board with 10 minutes left in the half and were down 8-3.

Both teams scored two more goals before the half.

Schuylerville came out hot in the second half and scored the first five goals to take a 10-goal lead with less than eight to play. Hoosick Falls notched a pair of goals, as did the Black Horses, before the final horn.

Schuylerville finishes out its dominant sectional tournament run with the win over the Panthers. The Black Horses won its first two sectional games by a combined score of 46-6.

Hoosick Falls ends its season with a 6-11 mark.

BBA bests Canes

HARTFORD — The Burr and Burton baseball team used a five-run seventh inning to top Hartford 8-6 Thursday afternoon.

Joey McCoy started on the mound for BBA as they took a 1-0 lead after one inning and held that until the third inning when the Hurricanes bats came alive.

Tyler Hamilton and Alex Bushway both reached bases on hits to start the inning and then Kyle Hamilton singled to score both runners and give Hartford a lead.

The Bulldogs tied up the game in the top of the fourth and added another run in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.

The Hurricanes tied up the score in the sixth and then another Kyle Hamilton hit put them ahead.

Owen King came up with the clutch hit in the top of the seventh to drive in a pair and give BBA a 5-4 advantage and the Bulldogs added three more to have a four-run lead.

Hartford scored a pair in its last at-bats, but BBA held on for the win.

The Bulldogs finish the regular season at 11-5 and await their Division I state tournament seeding.

Hartford tops Bulldogs

HARTFORD — Hartford's offense was too much for the Burr and Burton softball team to handle in the Bulldogs' 17-4 loss Thursday afternoon.

The Hurricanes took a three run lead after three innings and continued to pile on from there.

In the fourth, Hartford scored two more runs and opened up the game with a five-run fifth to go up 12-4.

Five more runs in the sixth would seal the deal and end the two teams' regular season slates.

BBA finishes the season at 2-14, while the Hurricanes finish at 5-11.

NY Scholar-Athletes announced

LATHAM, N.Y. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced its spring 2018 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals.

This is the 26th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program.

This spring, 2,355 teams received the Scholar-Athlete Team Award. Even more impressive, 38,034 student-athletes received an individual grade point average of 90.00 or above and have been recognized as Scholar-Athletes.

This spring NYSPHSAA awarded 2,733 more individuals (7.74%) and 291 more teams (14.1%) as compared to the spring of 2017.

Seven different local teams were recognized as Scholar-Athlete teams. From Cambridge, the baseball team, boys lacrosse team, boys track and field team, girls track and field team and softball team all received the honor. From Hoosick Falls, the girls lacrosse team and the softball team were honored.

The Cambridge girls track and field team had 17 individual scholar-athletes. The boys track and field team had 13, while the Indians' boys lacrosse team had 10. Cambridge's softball team had seven and the baseball team six.

For Hoosick Falls, the girls lacrosse team had 10 scholar-athletes, while the softball team had five.

For the 2017-18 school year, NYSPHSAA recognized a total of 8,064 scholar-athlete teams and 115,586 scholar-athlete individuals. That is an increase of 1,004 teams and 8,199 individuals from the 2016-17 school year.

The annual School of Excellence and School of Distinction Awards will be given to deserving schools over the summer. The School of Excellence Award recognizes schools who have 75% of its varsity programs receive the Scholar-Athlete Team Award over the academic school year. The School of Distinction Award recognizes schools who have 100% of its varsity programs receive the Scholar-Athlete Team Award.

Indians' season ends

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. — The No. 3 Cambridge boys lacrosse team's season came to an end Wednesday night with a 12-5 loss to No. 2 Schuylerville in the Class D sectional semifinals.

The Black Horses went up 3-0 early, but Gabe Sgambettera scored to put the Indians on the board. That was the only goal Cambridge mustered in the first half, down 6-1.

The second half was competitive, but Schuylerville easily held on to take the win and advance to play No. 1 Greenwich in the sectional finals.

The Indians finish the season with a 10-5 record.

BPI golf fundraiser

MANCHESTER — Bennington Project Independence, a not-for-profit agency that provides comprehensive day services for adults, will be holding its 7th annual golf outing and fundraiser at the Golf Club at Equinox on Sunday. The outing is a four-person scramble, with a 12:30 p.m. tee time.

Greens fees for the fundraiser, set at $110 per golfer, will directly support the work that Project Independence does with veterans, and signups are still being accepted.

Anyone who registers by 5 p.m. Friday will be eligible for a raffle for two additional golfer registrations, courtesy of S-Squared Consulting's Allan Sullivan and Jim Salsgiver, sponsors of the Project Independence Golf Tournament. The winner will be disclosed by Saturday noon. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

A $50,000 hole-in-one prize will be offered, and a basket will be offered in a special, golfers-only raffle.

To register, call 802-442-8136, or visit http://www.bpiads.org/golfreg.html

Pickleball in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — If you like to play ping-pong, tennis, racquetball, squash or badminton then you will like the fun and fast growing game of pickleball.

Come to the CCS gym on Friday evenings from 6-8pm and on Sundays from 12-2.

Times and days will be changing once school is out so call or email Mary Bates Muckle at mucklemary@yahoo.com or 802-681-6231 to confirm or have your questions answered. If you've never played then you have no bad habits! so come give it a try.

Bring sneakers and wear clothes you like to move around in. There will be racquets to borrow.

Support National Pickleball month and come and learn to play the game at CCS. Ages 16 + are welcome


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