Third quarter propels Panthers to win


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls basketball team used a strong third quarter to outlast Schenectady 60-53 Wednesday night.

The Patriots held a 29-25 lead at halftime, but Hoosick outscored them 16-9 in the third quarter to take advantage.

Panthers center Logan Thayne led all scorers with 30 points. Thayne has scored 55 of Hoosick Falls' 110 points through two games.

Lillian Hickey added eight points, while Sophie Estes and Maddy Walker both chipped in seven.

Talia Washington led Schenectady with 21 points.

Hoosick Falls, who improves to 2-0, is back in action Friday on the road against Berlin. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Thayne earns D-I offer

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls junior center Logan Thayne recently received a Division I scholarship offer to play collegiate women's basketball at the University of Albany.

In a tweet posted last night, Thayne said, "I am so blessed and excited to announce that I received a D1 scholarship offer from UAlbany today!! Beyond thankful to Coach Mullen, Coach Methven and Coach Catherine!"

Thayne has been a standout throughout her career with the Panthers, while also playing AAU basketball with NY Havoc and summer basketball in the Empire State Takeover.

Thayne averaged more than 20 points per game last season and started the 2018-19 season strong with 25 points in a Hoosick Falls win against Mekeel Christian Academy Monday night.

Evans, Ryan honored

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Cambridge forward Vanessa Evans and Hoosick Falls defender Josie Ryan were chosen as Class C Section II all-stars.

Evans led the Indians with 18 goals in 2018 as a junior.

Ryan was the backbone of the Panthers defense that held opponents to one goal or less on seven different occasions this year.

Evans and Ryan had previously been chosen as Wasaren League all-stars. Ryan also earned all-state honors for senior-season efforts.

Stillwater's Brooke Pickett was chosen as the Class C Player of the Year. Bolton's Jordan Barker earned Keeper of the Year honors, while Lake George's Stephan Kohls was chosen as Coach of the Year.

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Panthers sweeps pair

HOOSICK, N.Y. — On Tuesday, the Hoosick Falls bowling team continued its season with a 4-0 home win against Hoosic Valley.

Junior Evan Webster had a high game of 278 and a series score of 734 for the Panthers, while Leigha Henkel 207-601 led the way for Hoosic Valley.

Hoosick Falls finished with a total of 3924 pins compared to Hoosic Valley 2883.

Other top scores for Hoosick Falls included: Colin Cipperly (254-686), Chris Snyder (244-669), Meghan Backes (234-660), Owynn Arnold (267-657), Colin King (255-642), Ryan Maxon (213-576), Ziena Hurlburt (213-574), Ethan Yonconish (204-563), Payton Merrills (211-553), James Hynd (211), Brody Mullen (205), Riley Hayes (203), Bradley Senecal (187), Erin McCart (181) and Kendra Marshall (164).

On Wednesday, Hoosick Falls picked up a 4-0 win on the road over Waterford.

Senior captain Meghan Backes posted a high game of 248 and a series score of 646 to lead the Panthers.

Hoosick Falls finished with a pin total of 3353 to Waterford's 2348.

Other top scores for Hoosick Falls included: Evan Webster (225-597), Chris Snyder (224-590), Owynn Arnold (201-577), Ryan Maxon (213-577), James Hynd (213-566), Brody Mullen (215-556), Erin McCart (207-556), Colin Cipperly (212), Ethan Yonconish (182), Ziena Hurlburt (181) and Payton Merrills (174).

Hoosick Falls has a point record of 16-0 this season. Next week, they will host Granville on Monday before traveling to northern rival Fort Edward on Tuesday.

They finish the week with Mechanicville at home on Thursday.

Marauders compete at Super Splash

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Nineteen swimmers from the Bennington Marauders swim team competed at the December Super Splash meet last weekend.

The meet was held at Union College in Schenectady.

Eleven of the 19 swimmers placed in the top 10.

Placing for the Marauders were: Elyse Altland (2nd-50 Free, 5th-200 Free, 1st-100 Free), Perrin Marion (3rd-50 Free, 8th-100 Breast), Josha Roopnarine (8th-100 Free, 6th-200 Free, 9th-50 Fly), Sarah Asciutto (9th-50 Free, 10th-100 Back, 6th-200 Free, 10th-100 Free), Amelia Zazzaro (7th-25 Free, 6th-50 Free), Priya Roopnarine (10th-25 Fly, 5th-25 Breast), Raven French (6th-50 Free, 7th-200 Free), Nora Heffernan-Smith (9th-50 Free, 7th-100 Free, 5th-50 Breast), Braeden McManus (6th-50 Free, 3rd-100 Free, 8th-50 Fly), Emily Tibbetts (5th-50 Free, 8th-50 Back, 8th-100 Free) and Shay Callanan (7th-200 Free)

Also competing for the Marauders and posting best times was: Charlie Della Rocca, Avery Camrada, Zoey Zazzaro, Logan Parizo, Dominic Nuccio, Aislinn McManus, Faydra Nuccio and Meredith Dame.

The Marauders will compete again in January for three meets. The first is set for January 12 in the Canajoharie Developmental at Canajoharie Nellis Pool.


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