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For the past 22 years and 11 months I have had the privilege of filling space in The Saratogian family of newspapers, The Saratogian, The Troy Record, The Pink Sheet and The Community News.

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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – A solid first half by the Columbia boys basketball team, taking advantage of bad passing by Ballston Spa gave way to a second half battle with the Scotties keeping the Blue Devils at arm’s length, but couldn’t pull any closer in a rare Monday night Suburban Council tilt, 78-66.

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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – There are some matches that are memorable with coaches and wrestlers cherishing for years to come. Then there are some that the two combatants can never shake off due to the losses they suffered on the same night.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – After back-to-back road wins against out-of-section opponents a week ago it was surprising to see the Saratoga Springs girls basketball team look a bit rusty Friday night when they took on Suburban Council foe Bethlehem Central at home.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The holiday break line-up went from two opponents to one for the Saratoga Springs boys basketball squad and the Blue Streaks needed every ounce of focus, rest and their big men to step up to defeat Section III’s Jamesville-DeWitt 64-56 Friday night.

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AMSTERDAM, N.Y. – The Saratoga Springs girls basketball team is willing to take on any squad, any time, any place and proved it over the weekend, handing Amherst an 85-67 loss on Friday afternoon and then running past Brooklyn Law and Tech, 77-56 Saturday night at the annual Amsterdam Colleg…

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – The Shenendehowa girls basketball team almost found a lump of coal in its Christmas stocking Thursday night as Shaker High was able to break its press and rallied to take a third quarter lead before the Plainsmen regrouped for a 68-53 Suburban Council win at home.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – The winter weather made the Christian Brothers Academy trip to Shenendehowa one of the lone games on the docket Tuesday night in the Suburban Council and the Plainsmen provided the perfect storm against the Brothers, hitting 10 three-pointers on the night combined with a…

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MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. – The College of St. Rose women’s soccer program has already proven that it is a winner, competing in the NCAA Division II Final Four this week and it looks to reload it’s talent as Mechanicville senior soccer standout Jada Brown made her college decision official Friday …

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The Shenendehowa ice hockey team opened with a split of non-league contests last weekend at the annual Don Kauth Memorial Hockey Tournament hosted by Saratoga Springs, but it was eye-opening for the players and staff.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The Kinetic Running Club, comprised of Saratoga Springs High School cross country runners captured Saturday’s Nike Cross Nationals at Portland, Oregon with an overall team score of 78 points, out-pacing second-place Oregon with 160and NIWOT third with 171. Perennial…

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ITHACA -- Section II Division I champions Bethlehem Central shined at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association swimming and diving championships last weekend at Ithaca College.

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GLENS FALLS, NY − For most programs, waiting five years to win another state championship is a blessing, but for Burnt Hills, it was something that was a long time coming. 

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TROY, NY − Billy Beach caps off an excellent senior season with a Section II Championship and a Class AA Player of the Year award after Class AA released their 2019 Section II All-league teams and players of the year earlier in the week.

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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. – Things were never easy for former Manhattan College center Kevin Atlas, born with a disability, cut from his seventh-grade basketball team, having his parents’ divorce early in life and losing his father to cancer at the age of 10.

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SOMERSET, N.J.- Sacred Heart University Women's Soccer first-year Michelle Clarkin (Clifton Park/Shenendehowa H.S.) was tabbed NEC Rookie of Year for her outstanding seven goal first college season. The first-year also headlined a crop of four Pioneers who earned All-NEC honors. The four pio…

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – There are celebrations on the field, during practices and in the locker room for many student athletes and they occur throughout a number of seasons, but there are some celebrations that are special, only occur to a chose few and deserve a big room.

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STILLWATER, NY − Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett is having a busy week. After signing her National Letter of Intent Thursday, Stillwater will be fighting this weekend to get back to the Class C State Championship for the third time in a row.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – The Bethlehem girls swimming and diving team are once again back on top of Division I swimming in Section II after more than a decade courtesy of a dominating performance Saturday during the Division I (large school) championships at Shenendehowa High School.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – The only surprise for the Shenendehowa football team Friday night during its Section II Class AA semifinal against Christian Brothers Academy came in the third quarter and it was an announcement from the PA announcer.