The Shenendehowa boys cross country team enters the opening New York State Sportswriters poll at No. 2 behind a familiar rival, Fayetteville-Manlius at No. 1.

Shaker High joins the Plainsmen in the Class A poll at No. 6 followed by Guilderland at No. 7 and Saratoga Springs at No. 10 with Niskayuna ranked 13th.

In Class B, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake tops the 20-team field at No. 1 with Scotia-Glenville raned at No. 13 overall.

Without a team ranked in Class C, Lake George leads the Section 2 representatives in the Class D poll at No. 8 followed by Duanesburg at No. 12 and Maple Hill entering the poll at No. 15.

BOYS SOCCER

Christian Brothers Academy (5-0-0) is the top ranked Class AA team in boys soccer at No. 6 in the opening New York State Sportswriters Association poll.

In Class A South Glens Falls (5-0-1) is the top ranked squad, also at No. 6 overall with Queensbury (6-1-0) ranked No. 13.

Ichabod Crane is the top ranked Section 2 team in the Class B poll at No. 5.

In Class C Lake George (3-0-0) is currently ranked No. 4 overall with Voorheesville (4-0-0) entering the poll at No. 10 and Stillwater (3-1-0) at No. 13, respectively.

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville (3-0-0) is the lone Section 2 boys soccer team ranked, currently at No. 4 in the opening fall poll.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

The Saratoga Springs cross country squad is ranked No. 2 in the latest New York State Sportswriters poll, one spot below rival Fayetteville-Manlius in Class A.

Shenendehowa comes in at No. 4 in the opening poll followed by Shaker at No. 8 and Bethlehem at No. 9, respectively.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake enters the opening Class B poll at No. 4 followed by Mohonasen at No. 5.

In Class C, Greenwich tops the list at No. 1 with Schuylerville ranked at No. 16 followed by Voorheesville at No. 17 and Broadalbin-Perth listed at No. 22.

In Class D, Berlin enters at No. 13 with Maple Hill at No. 15.

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Stan Hudy has been a sportswriter with The Saratogian, Troy Record and Community News for the past two decades covering high school and local sports in the Capital Region.

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