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Ti cagers optimistic about 2013-14 season Sentinels return 10 players
By Fred Herbst
firstname.lastname@example.org TICONDEROGA Ñ This could be a banner season for the Ticonderoga boys basketball team. The Sentinels return 10 players Ñ including all their statistical leaders Ñ to a club that posted a 10-9 record a year ago. Anthony DuShane, who led Ti in scoring and rebounding in 2012-13, returns to lead a veteran front court. DuShane scored 10.2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds a game last winter. Also returning to the forward line are Keegan Tierney, Matt Cook and Eric Nielsen. TheyÕ re joined by rookie Caleb Wiktorko. Mike Graney, Ty Denno, Mark Donohue, Dave Bevins, Garrison Hughes and Zeshan Afzal return to the Ti back court. Graney scored 8.7 points a game last season, while Denno added 8.3 points a contest. Denno also led the Sentinels in assists with 3 a game. TheyÕ re joined at guard by newcomers Marick Ross and Quentin Austin. Leading the tam is Coach Joe Defayette. HeÕ s assisted by Rick Merrill, Eric Mullen and Andy Kuhl. Ticonderoga finds itself in a new league this winter. After years in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference, the Sentinels are now members of the new Northern Basketball League. They will play in Division II with Chazy, lake Placid, Moriah, Willsboro, Seton Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis.
Dec. 6...at ELCS Dec. 11..at Willsboro Dec. 13..Chazy Dec. 17...at Lake Placid Dec. 20...Seton Jan. 3......at Wells Jan. 8......at Moriah Jan. 10....at Westport Jan. 14....ELCS Jan. 16....Willsboro Jan. 21....at Chazy Jan. 24....Wells Jan. 30....Lake Placid Feb. 4.....at Seton Feb. 6.....Moriah Feb. 11...Westport At right: Anthony DuShane, who led the Sentinels in scoring and rebounding last season, returns to the Ticonderoga line up in 2013-14. Photo by Nancy Frasier
Youthful Ti keglers eye success
Sentinels look to seventh graders By Fred Herbst
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Ò We are a very young team,Ó Coach Donna Fleury said. Ò We have four seventh graders that will be starters.Ó Leading the Sentinels boys will be senior Michael LaFountain and juniors Cole Frasier, Konner Bruce, William Gonyo and Tyler Morse. Ò Cole Frasier and Konner Bruce are my best bowlers and should make an impact around the league,Ó Fleury said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 17
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Ti ladies eye success in new conference
Sentinels boast six seniors By Fred Herbst
firstname.lastname@example.org TICONDEROGA Ñ A new league gives Ticonderoga girls basketball fans new hope. Ticonderoga finds itself in a new league this winter. After years in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference, the Sentinels are now members of the new Northern Basketball League. They will play in Division II with Chazy, lake Placid, Moriah, Willsboro, Seton Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis. Ò This season we will be playing in a new league, the Northern Basketball League,Ó Coach Shelly Young said. Ò I believe that we can be more competitive in this new alignment. Ò This is a team that works well together and has the motivation to be successful,Ó she said. The Sentinels are an experienced crew this winter. They return six seniors and three juniors to the roster. Leading the Ti cagers will be seniors Kylie Austin, Maura Jebb, Sadie Hamel, Logan Mars, McKenna Kelly and Tiffani Purkey. Rounding out the club are juniors Lexi Moore, Nicole Fuller and Paige Gunning. Ò Kylie Austin, one of six seniors returning will lead the Sentinels,Ó Young said. Ò Kylie is very athletic and a leader to her teammates. She will be helped in the post position by McKenna Kelly, Sadie Hamel and newcomer Paige Gunning. Ò In the guard position we will need to replace last yearÕ s lead-
ing scorer, Andrea Rich,Ó the coach said. Ò Tiffani Purkey, Lexi Moore and Maura Jebb will round out the guards. All have been working hard to improve their ball handling skills. Ò Also joining the Sentinels this year is Nicole Fuller,Ó Young said. Ò Nicole will join with Logan Mars as versatile players that can play at both the guard and forward position.Ó Assisting Young with the coaching chores this winter are Tina Russell and Kathy Tubbs.
Sentinel schedule Dec. 6...ELCS Dec. 10..Willsboro Dec. 13..at Chazy Dec. 17..Lake Placid Dec. 19..at Seton Jan. 3.....at Wells Jan. 7.....Moriah Jan. 9.....Westport Jan. 15...at ELCS Jan. 17...at Willsboro Jan. 22...Chazy Jan. 24....Wells Jan. 31....at Lake Placid Feb. 5......Seton Feb. 7......at Moriah Feb. 12.....at Westport
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Senior Kylie Austin will be counted on for post play this season with the Ticonderoga Sentinels. Photo by Nancy Frasier
Youthful Panthers eye success in season ahead Crown Point has lots of new faces By Fred Herbst
email@example.com CROWN POINT Ñ Crown Point boys basketball fans will need a program to identify players this season. The Panther line up will be filled with new faces. Only four players return from last seasonÕ s 12-5 club. Even the coach is new. Randy Pertak is now on the bench. Ò The team lost a majority of its key players,Ó Pertak said. Ò This yearÕ s team lacks experience and size, but has some very athletic players to fill in.” Returning to the roster are Jaice Spring, Joe Foote, Jordan McIntosh and Noah Macey. Ò The team returns only one starter, Jaice Spring, from last yearÕ s squad,Ó Pertak said. Ò Joe Foote is also a returning player that saw playing time throughout the year. Jordan McIntosh and Noah Macey also saw time at the varsity level last year.Ó New to the Panther roster are Kolby Pertak, Jamie LaDeau, Chad Stephens, Jake Mildon, Luke Finamore, Judd DeBrobander, Chance Potter and Lucas Ramon. Ò A majority of the team will be made-up of last yearÕ s JV players moving up,Ó Pertak said. Ò Newcomers to this yearÕ s team are Luke Finamore, Jake Mildon, Lucas Ramon, Kolby Pertak, Judd DeBrobander, Chad Stephens, Chance Potter and Jamie LaDeau. Ò The keys to our success are going to be able to play tough defense and rebounding,Ó the coach said. Ò Jaice Spring will have to handle the ball and be a floor leader. Joe Foote will be expected to be tough down low and help control the boards. All of our younger players will be expected to step-up and be role players.Ó Assisting Pertak with the coaching duties will be Will Gun-
nison. And thereÕ s yet another change for the Panthers this season. Crown Point, a member of the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference for decades, is now aligned with the new Northern Basketball League. The Panthers will play in Division III with Indian Lake-Long Lake, Johnsburg, Keene, Minerva-Newcomb, Schroon Lake and Wells.
Panther schedule Dec. 3...Schroon Lake Dec. 5...at Indian-Long Lake Dec. 10..at Minerva-Newcomb Dec. 12...Keene Dec. 17...Wells Jan. 3.......Westport Jan. 7.....at Johnsburg Jan. 10....at Schroon Lake Jan. 15....Indian-Long Lake Jan. 17....Minerva-Newcomb Jan. 22....at Keene Jan. 24....at Westport Jan. 31....at Wells Feb. 7......Johnsburg CUTLINE...labeled CP-JOE FOOTE Pictured at right: Joe Foote is one of only four returning players for the Crown Point boys basketball team this winter. Photo by Nancy Frasier
Panthers have inexperienced club in 2013-14 campaign
Crown Point girls excited about season By Fred Herbst
firstname.lastname@example.org CROWN POINT Ñ The Crown Point girls basketball team will be young this winter. Ò The Lady Panthers are looking forward to an exciting basketball season this year,Ó Coach Kevin Peters said. Ò They know with a young team comes challenges, but with challenges come opportunities. The main focus this year is for the young ladies to
develop good habits both on offense and defense. The ladies are working hard this preseason to reinforce these good habits and to turn them into scoring opportunities.Ó Crown Point was 5-10 last season. “The season was a reflection of hard work and spirit led by seniors Courtney Meachem, Alex Macy, Ellen Kiley, Micheala Comes, and Tasha Hay,Ó Peters said. Ò Their friendship and dedication to being great teammates will be missed.Ó The Panthers will look to senior center Amanda Wolf and junior guard Heather Ryan to lead the club this winter. Ò Our captain, Amanda, will have the task of playing several
rolls this year,Ó Peters said. Ò A strong presence in the paint is her strength, but she will be asked to come away from the hoop at times, which she is getting stronger at each practice. Heather, one of our shooting guards, is quick to the ball and continues to develop a nice outside shot.Ó Joining Ryan in the back court will be Logan Harrington, Brittany Foote, MacKenzie Bertsche and Bridget Crowningshield. Hannah Landry and Amber DuShane will line up at forward. Ò Our two sophomores, Logan and Brittany, will tag team CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
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December 7, 2013
Lady Vikings get new head coach
By Fred Herbst
email@example.com PORT HENRY Ñ The Moriah girls basketball team will have a new face on the bench this winter. Erica Tesar is the new head coach, taking the reins from long-time mentor Steve Pelkey. “This is my first year as head coach and I’m excited to work with this group of girls,Ó Tesar said. Ò They are a talented group and I expect them to do well. They are an experienced bunch that works hard.Ó Tom Olcott will assist Tesar on the pine. The Vikings are coming off back-to-back successful campaigns. They won the Section VII Class C championship two seasons ago and advanced to the Section VII Class D title game in 2012-13. The Vikings were 11-10 overall in 2012-13. Madison Stahl returns after a strong season last winter to man the center position. Stahl,
a junior, led the Vikings in scoring with 11.7 points a contest. She recorded 14 double-doubles last season and was named a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference all star. Taylor Sprague, Sarah Slattery and Lauren Brace, key contributors in MoriahÕ s run to the title game last season, are back at forward. TheyÕ re joined by Shelby MacDougal. Sprague was MoriahÕ s leading rebounder last season. In the back court the Vikings will line up veterans Caitlin Pelkey, Lauren Cross and Halie Snyder along with Jordan Speshock, Sami Ida and Courtney Birch. ThereÕ s another big change for Moriah this season. After decades of playing in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference, the Vikings will suit up in the new Northern Basketball League Division II in 2013-14. Joining the Vikings in Division II are Ticonderoga, Chazy, Lake Placid, Willsboro, Seton Catholic, Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis.
Pratt are expected to lead the Vikings in 201314. Pratt led Moriah with 10 points and Jaquish added nine points, five rebounds and three blocked shots in the section title match with Schroon Lake a year ago. Joining Pratt in the back court this winter will be Chris Clarke, Dylan Blaise, Bill Larrow and Sam Russo. McKiernan returns at forward where heÕ ll lead rookies Hayden Fernandez, Noah Gilbo, Taylor Slattery, Jarrod MacDougal, Kyle VanBuren and Ryan Jaquish. “We’re a very young team — five sophomores Ñ and only three players return from last year,Ó Cross said. Ò We do have good size.Ó The Vikings were 12-11 overall and 6-8 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference last season. In 2013-14 the Vikings will move to the new Northern Basketball Conference, where theyÕ ll play in Division II with Ticonderoga, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Chazy, Lake Placid, Willsboro, Seton Catholic and Westport. Assisting Cross on the bench this season will be Don Tesar and Randy Mandy.
Dec. 7....Westport at SUNY Plattsburgh Dec.. 10..Chazy Dec. 12...at Willsboro Dec. 17...Seton Dec. 19...at Lake Placid Jan. 3......at Schroon Lake Jan. 7......at Ticonderoga Jan. 9......ELCS Jan. 15....at Westport Jan. 17....at Chazy Jan. 22....Willsboro Jan. 24....Schroon Lake Jan. 31....at Seton Feb. 5......Lake Placid Feb. 7......Ticonderoga Feb. 12....at ELCS
Madison Stahl returns for Moriah. Stahl, a junior, led the Vikings in scoring with 11.7 points a contest. She recorded 14 double-doubles last season. Photo by Nancy Frasier
Vikings get late start on hoop season
firstname.lastname@example.org PORT HENRY Ñ ThereÕ s good news and bad news for the Moriah boys basketball team as they enter the 2013-14 campaign. The good news is the Vikings have such gifted athletes, 11 members of the hoop squad were part of the football team that reached the state semifinals. The bad news is that they were playing football until Nov. 22, which means basketball practice at Moriah started two weeks after other schools. Ò WeÕ ll be behind other teams at the beginning of the season due to the great season of the football team,Ó Coach Brian Cross said. Ò Eleven of our 13 players were on the football team.Ó Cross expects his cagers to catch up quickly, though, as they defend the Section VII Class D championship they won last winter. Returning from that title team to lead the Vikings this season are Adam Jaquish, Tyler Pratt and Austin McKiernan. Jaquish, a force inside at center, and guard
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Pictured at right: Adam Jaquish, who led Moriah in rebounding last season, returns to the Viking line up in 2013-14. Photo by Nancy Frasier
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Wildcats have tough act to follow this season Seven cagers return from 2013 squad By Fred Herbst
email@example.com SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Schroon Lake boys basketball team is about to find out about life after Jesse Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy, arguably the best player in the section last season, has moved on and is playing this winter at Clinton Community College. Gone are his 19.7 points, 4.4 assists and 3.9 steals a game Ñ all tops on the Wildcat squad in 2012-13. He was the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference most valuable player and was named to the all-state squad. Also missing from last seasonÕ s 20-1 Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference championship team is Jeff Armstrong, who led the Ô Cats in rebounding with 9.2 caroms a contest. ThatÕ s the bad news for Schroon Lake fans. The good news Ñ seven players return, most of who saw meaningful playing time as the Wildcats tore through the conference last winter. Caleb Maisonville, Bryce Vallie, Alex Shaughnessy, Tanner Stone, Eric Paradis, Justin Lough and Joe Maisonville return to the Schroon roster. Rounding out the club is rookie Braden Hall. Ò I have no doubt that returning starters Tanner (stone) and Alex (Shaughnessy) along with new starters Joe Maisonville, Caleb Maisonville and Bryce Vallie will be able to fill in and have a great season,Ó Coach Lee Silvernail said. Ò Justin Lough and Eric Paradis will be key for us coming off the bench along with freshman Branden Hall.Ó Besides new faces, there will be other changes. The Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference no longer exists in basketball. Instead, Schroon Lake will play in the new Northern Basketball League Division III along with Crown Point, Indian Lake-Long
Lake, Johnsburg, Keene, Minerva-Newcomb and Wells. Silvernail hopes his Wildcats can force play with pressure defense and a quick-paced offense. Ò We have been working hard and getting into good shape so that we can play a fast-pace, up-tempo style to wear our opponents out,Ó the coach said. Ò This is a great group of guys who have worked hard in the off season and I look forward to the upcoming season.Ó
Wildcat schedule Dec. 3......at Crown Point Dec. 5......Johnsburg Dec. 6......Poland Dec. 7......Hartford at ACC Dec. 12....at Wells Dec. 17....Indian-Long Lake Dec. 19....at Minerva-Newcomb Jan. 3........Moriah Jan. 7........at Keene Jan. 9........Crown Point Jan. 15......at Johnsburg Jan. 24......at Moriah Jan. 29......Wells Jan. 31......at Indian-Long Lake Feb. 5.......Minerva-Newcomb Feb. 7.......Keene
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Pictured at right: Caleb Maisonville is one of seven returning players on the Schroon Lake basketball team this season. The Wildcats posted a 20-1 record a year ago. Photo by Nancy Frasier
Veteran leadership key to Lady Wildcat season
By Fred Herbst
firstname.lastname@example.org SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Schroon Lake girls basketball team boasts some experience this season. The Wildcats return six players and have a veteran presence at every position on the floor. Abigail Veverka and Alexis Subra return at guard. TheyÕ re joined in the back court by rookie Julianna Finnerty. Molly Wisser gives the Ô Cats experience in the pivot. Dakota Gadway, Shannon Garland and Desiree Lanoue return at forward. Newcomers Amanda Jones and Gabriella DosSantos round out the front court. Also new to the team is the coaching staff. Mark Davenport is the head coach, assisted by Lyle Hartwell and Terry Wisser. Ò The Schroon Lake Central School Wildcats are returning six girls who saw action last season and their leadership will be the key to their success,Ó Davenport said. Ò Running the point will be veteran Abby Veverka with help from freshman Juliana Finnerty. Guard play will be anchored by senior Lexi Subra and juniors Amanda James and Dakota Gadway. Ò James and Gadway will also see action under the boards with seniors Shannon Garland, Desiree Lanoue and junior exchange student Gabriella DosSantos,Ó he said. Ò Rounding out the squad is returning junior Molly Wisser, who adds great defense and scoring from the center position and attacking forward.Ó Schroon Lake has a new home this season. A member of the
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Cougars seek to continue last season’s momentum
By Thom Randall
email@example.com CHESTERTOWN Ñ Last year, with an explosive offense and tenacious defense, the North Warren Boys Basketball team exceeded expectations for a school with such small enrollment Ñ they captured second place in the Adirondack league Western Division with an 11-5 record, second only to Lake George, who eventually were crowned State Champions. New coach Jeremy Whipple said this week that despite the loss of three talented athletes to graduation, a solid group of players are returning. The coaches, fans and players all have high expectations for the upcoming year. Whipple said this week the projected starting lineup features Nick Sapienza as point guard; Justice Parker as forward; Dan Hill, forward, Jacob Dunkley, center; Dan Hill, forward, and Iain Underwood, guard. The offense is likely to be spearheaded by Nick Sapienza who was leading scorer in 2012-13 as a sophomore, Whipple said. Ò Nick will have to continue to carry the scoring load and learn to lead on defense as well,Ó Whipple said. The coach said he also has high expectations for Iain Underwood. Ò Iain will have to become more of a contributor on offense Ñ and his quickness should cause other teams problems on defense,Ó Whipple said. The coach said Justice Parker will also undoubtedly be a key player. Ò Parker is a great distributor of the basketball, but heÕ ll have to step up on defense and battle bigger players down low,Ó he said. Continuing his analysis of the upcoming year, Whipple pre-
dicted that Jacob Dunkley will be a leader offensively. Ò Jacob has the potential to put up 10 to 15 points per night, and weÕ d like to see 10 to 15 rebounds as well,Ó the coach said. The teamÕ s continued hard work and dedication will produce success, Whipple said. Ò The kids have been working very hard in both the off-season and pre-season Ñ and expectations are high,Ó he said. Ò We are going to have to play solid defense and rebound well in order to be competitive.Ó
Schedule: Dec. 4 Bolton Central Dec. 6 Argyle Central Dec. 11 Corinth Central Dec. 13 Fort Ann Dec. 16 Northville Dec. 18 Hadley-Luzerne Dec. 20 Warrensburg Jan. 8 Fort Edward Jan. 10 Whitehall Jan. 22 Bolton Central Jan. 24 Salem Central
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The 2013-14 North Warren Varsity Boys Basketball team includes: (front, left to right): Iain Underwood (white shirt), Dan Hill , Daren Granger, Nick Sapienza, Justice Parker, (rear): Colby May, Jacob Dunkley and Hayden Smith. (Not pictured): Josef Strauss, Dan Tennyson and Rob Wallace. Photo provided
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Cougars seek to return to 2011-12 season’s glory
By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org CHESTERTOWN Ñ With an experienced lineup for 2013, The North Warren Girls Basketball team is looking to be very competitive, coach P.J. Hogan said this week. Two years ago, the team won the Adirondack League Western
Division Championship and fought their way into the Section II tournament quarterfinals, the first time in decades for such a feat. This accomplishment was the pride of the area communities and continues to provide inspiration for North Warrens athletes. Last yearÕ s squad, however, amassed a more modest 7-13 winloss record. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
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Warriors short on experience but toughening up for season LAKE GEORGE Ñ Last week, the players on the Lake George Varsity Girls Basketball team were late for a team photo, as they spent extra time lifting weights. Although the Warriors won the Adirondack League Western Division title last year and tallied a 13-6 record, they are not taking the accomplishment for granted. This year, thereÕ s some substantial rebuilding to occur, as three talented athletes graduated from the team: Hahnah Saroff, Kensie Baertschi, and Emily Borgh. The top returning players are Mackenzie Bennett and Cora Connolly said Coach Rob Tefft, whoÕ s taken various teams to lofty championships through his dozen or so years at the helm. He continued that he expects these two players to provide leadership. Tefft said he expects the team Ñ with a lot of hard work ahead Ñ to repeat or surpass last yearÕ s success, although the squad overall is short on experience. Ò We hope to play an uptempo style, get out in transition, and crash the boards on both ends,Ó he said. Ò We will need to play sound fundamental basketball.Ó Assisting in the seasonÕ s campaign will be Mackenzie Bennett and Cora Connolly. Vivian Jaworsky is returning after sitting out the 2012-13 season with an ACL tear. Cassie Sipowicz and Lauren Grover are the two seniors on the roster. Ò Cassie and Lauren will have to play quality minutes for us,Ó Tefft said. Ò Cara Mastropietro, a junior and Paige Farrington, a sophomore are first-time varsity players. Add to the mix two freshmen Ñ Nicole Nolin and Lacey Cormie Ñ and that is where we are.Ó Tefft said that despite the lack of experience overall, the 201314 season holds promise. Ò The girls are working very hard in practice. They have high expectations, theyÕ re focused and excited to get it going,Ó he said. Ò We will put a plan together, practice hard and play basketball.Ó
Schedule: Dec. 3 Corinth Central Dec. 6 Hartford Central Dec. 10 Hadley-Luzerne Dec. 13 Whitehall Dec. 17 Warrensburg Dec. 20 Bolton Central Jan. 7 Salem Central Jan. 10 Fort Edward Jan. 14 North Warren Jan. 17 Ft. Ann Central Jan. 21 Corinth Central Jan. 24 Argyle Central Jan. 31 Hadley-Luzerne Feb. 4 Warrensburg Feb. 7 Bolton Central Feb. 11 North Warren Feb. 15 Adk.Lg. Chmp.
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The 2013-14 Lake George Varsity Girls Basketball team includes: (front, left to right): Lacey Cormie, Lauren Grover, Cassie Sipowicz, Cara Mastropietro, (rear): Coach Rob Teﬀt, Nicole Nolin, Vivian Jaworsky, Kenzie Bennett, Cora Connolly and manager Taylor Kane. (missing from photo): Paige Farrington. Photo by Thom Randall
Reigning state champions expect new hurdles By Thom Randall
email@example.com LAKE GEORGE Ñ The Lake George Warriors waged a tough, tenacious campaign in 2012-13 and racked up a series of stunning victories to capture the New York State Class C Basketball Championship Ñ and they re-wrote school history in the process. This follow-up year presents considerable promise, but brand new challenges due to the unprecedented accomplishments of last year.
Although four talented Warrior athletes Ñ Connor McCoy, Greg Rosenthal, Ethan Wincowski and Alex Labruzzo Ñ were lost to graduation in June, some key athletes are returning. Top returners include Joel Wincowski, who as a sophomore was named the state tournament’s MVP. In the final State Championship game, he scored 33 points, including seven 3-pointers. CONTINUED ON PAGE 17
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Burghers seek to build on last year’s progress
By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org WARRENSBURG Ñ Under the leadership of veteran college coach Bob Hummel, the Warrensburg Boys Basketball program is in the second year of a rebuilding phase. Last year, the Burghers ended up in the middle of the highlycompetitive Adirondack League Western Division, with a 6-10 win-loss record. Hummel said this week that the 2012-13 teamÕ s accomplishments were substantial, considering that two teams in the league Ñ Argyle and Lake George Ñ won the New York State Championship title in their respective classes. This year, the team is likely to take the experience they gained last year and accomplish even more, said Hummel, who served for several years as Assistant Varsity Coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute following an 18-year tenure at Queensbury High School. Recently, Hummel outlined the BurghersÕ approach for 201314. Ò Our team will be focusing on quick quality shots and sound defensive principles,Ó he said, noting he was excited about the year’s prospects. “Our ‘first five’ are pretty athletic, but they’ll have to shoot well because theyÕ re not tall Ñ TheyÕ ll have a challenge every game to defend without fouling.Ó Nine players make up this yearÕ s varsity roster with three seniors and six underclassmen. Veterans from the 2012-13 squad include Nick Perrone, Shea Irish and Jake Nemec, Hummel said. Ò WeÕ ve got guys who can score,Ó he said. The point guard duties will be shared by junior Marcus Perrone and Junior Alek Olden, the coach continued. Ò Both point guards possess good ball-handling skills and court vision,Ó he said. Hummel added that Olden, drafted from JV, should be a key contributor.
Ò We expect Olden will make a big difference for us,Ó he said. Also serving at guard positions will be senior Nick Perrone and junior Shea Irish, Hummel continued. Ò Both Nick and Shea are proven scorers from last seasonÕ s varsity team,Ó he said. The coach added that sophomore Jake Nemec, senior Chris Persons and sophomore Mike Kareglis will anchor the low post. Junior Markus Moyer and senior Brauer Jones will provide depth in the back court, he continued. Hummel said that the team has chemistry and camaraderie — and they’re unselfish with the ball. Ò Our guys play well together Ñ they pass because they want to, instead of because they have to,” he said. “It reflects their character.” He said that the Burghers will undoubtedly provide exciting action this year for Burgher fans. Ò If the team can avoid foul trouble and remain healthy, they will be very competitive in the Adirondack League,Ó he said, predicting that the league will again exhibit a lot of talent petition this season.
The 2013-14 Warrensburg Varsity Boys Basketball team includes: (front, left to right): Markus Moyer, Joe Brunell, Jake Nemec, Nick Perrrone, Chris Persons, (rear): coach Bob Hummel, Michael Kareglis, Shea Irish, Alek Olden and Brauer Jones. (Not pictured): Marcus Perrone. Photo by Thom Randall
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Burghers have deep roster, loads of talent and experience By Thom Randall
email@example.com WARRENSBURG Ñ Be prepared for a stellar 2013-14 basketball season, Burgher fans. The Warrensburg Girls Basketball team has seven experienced athletes returning from last yearsÕ squad, which reached the Class D Section II tournament semi-finals. Among those spearheading the 2013-14 campaign will be Erin Langworthy, the sophomore sensation with a deadeye outside shot who led last yearÕ s team offensively, averaging 17 points per game. A skilled ball-handler and tenacious defender who forces turnovers, Langworthy knows what it takes to win. Also returning are seniors Mika Morehouse and Kerrigan
Roth, who played key roles in the 2012-13 teamÕ s substantial success. Morehouse scored 17 points in the 2013 Sectional tournament quarterfinal game against Northville that the Burghers won 58-42. Roth and Morehouse, will provide experience and leadership for WarrensburgÕ s underclassmen, Coach Scott Smith said. Both have proven themselves, charging the basket, as well as pushing their opponents to the limit, forcing them to foul. Ò Mika Morehouse will be banging around inside for us, and Kerrigan Roth is a tough athlete, as well as a great ball handler with good court vision,Ó Coach Smith said. Juniors Liz Turner, Catie Baker, Amanda Gee, and Kaylene Norton all return for their second season on varsity. All four will be major factors elements in the BurghersÕ upcoming campaign, considering their tough, aggressive approach. Take Turner as an example: consider the fact The 2013-14 Warrensburg Varsity Girls Basketball team includes: (front, left to right): Kaythat for years, she was a top player on the War- lene Norton, Catie Baker, Amanda Gee, Kerrigan Roth, Ryley Scott, (rear): Erin Langworthy, Liz Turner, Mika Morehouse, Shelby Brainard and Britanny Frasier. rensburgÕ s talented youth football teams which Photo by Thom Randall enjoyed successful seasons. Norton, a 5-foot 10-inch forward who was success depends on learning plays and gaining confidence.” drafted last year from junior varsity, is expected to be a key Coach Smith said he and his assistants and the Burgher fans player. have high expectations for the 2013-14 year. Newcomers to the Varsity team this year include sophomores Ò Warrensburg will look to push the tempo more this season Ryley Scott, Shelby Brainard, and freshman Britanny Frasier, and and will rely on their proven defense to create offensive opporCoach Smith said he expects them to make considerable contritunities,Ó he said. Ò The Lady Burghers will have a nice insidebutions under the tutelage of the veteran players. outside combination with Morehouse, Turner, and Norton conFrasier, the coach said, may earn the fifth position on the team trolling the paint, while Langworthy, Roth, and Scott handle the despite her lack of varsity experience. guard responsibilities.Ò Ò Britanny drives well to the basket, jumps high, and has a good looking jump-shot,Ó he said. Ò She has huge potential Ñ her
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With tons of talent, Burgher wrestlers eye promising year By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org WARRENSBURG Ñ Following a successful 2012-13 season, the Warrensburg High School Wrestling team has bright prospects, considering their deep roster of battle-tested veterans and their promising new teammates, most of whom have years of experience in the sport. The Burghers tallied a 2012-13 win-loss record of 14-9, as well as placing third in the Sectionals and winning several independent tournaments. This year the Burghers may be even more successful, considering the team lost only two seniors to graduation: Jon Russell and Jerico Converse. One of the newcomers is Ryan Honey, a ninth grader who coach Mark Trapasso described as Ò a tough kid whoÕ s a work in progress.Ó Tipping the scales at 86 pounds, he will be wrestling in the 99-pound weight class. Competing in the 106 and 113 weight classes will be eighth grader Dan Monthony and sophomore Aidan LaPoint. Monthony wrestled varsity last year despite his youth. Trapasso said heÕ s a hard worker and heÕ s improving every week. LaPoint also has experience, having wrestled at 99 pounds for the junior varsity squad. At 120 pounds is junior Austin West, one of the leading wrestlers on the squad. Trapasso said, noting that West is skilled and strong, and is expected to should win a lot. At 120 pounds is Freshman rookie Yaser Farooq, who Trapasso said was tough and wiry, a hard worker, and learns fast. Ò HeÕ s a Ô scrapperÕ Ñ if he learns the moves, heÕ ll have some success this year,Ó he said. At 126 pounds is senior Nick Nedelcu, whoÕ s had a lengthy, successful career in wrestling. Ò NickÕ s won a lot of matches over the last few years,Ó the coach said, predicting Nedelcu will break 100 career wins in the 2013-14 season. At 126 pounds is senior Denver Berry, who Trapasso said was
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an experienced, knowledgeable veteran. Ò This is DenverÕ s breakout season,Ó the coach said. Ò He should be in the finals in a lot of tournaments this year.Ó Wrestling 132 pounds for the Burghers is rookie 8th grader Greg Shambo. Ò Greg is as tough as they come Ñ he has a motor that doesnÕ t stop,Ó Trapasso said, noting that Greg has fought hard to be in the starting lineup, and heÕ s likely to be even tougher on opponents. Holding down the 138-pound weight class will be junior Lane Oehler, a Section II Class D champion. Ò OehlerÕ s a tough, hardworking kid who loves wrestling and spends long hours practicing,Ó Trapasso said. At 145 pounds will be rookie sophomore Zander Griffin, who has proven his endurance on the Burgher cross-country The 2013-14 Warrensburg Varsity Wrestling team includes: (front, left to right): Danny Ackley, Trevor Baker, team. Trapasso said Griffin was Denver Berry, Wil Yarmowich, Nick Nedelcu, manager Sarah Leguire, (row 2): Greg Shambo, Ryan Honey, dedicated, has been working Colby Russo, Dan Monthony, Austin West, Aidan LaPoint, Yaser Farooq, (row 3): Cody Ewald, Rogers McLaughlin, Blake Vaisey, John Simmes, Ryan McNeill, and Lane Oehler. (Not pictured): Damian hard, and is learning a lot. In the 145-pound class, look Prosser, Zander Griﬃn and Jack Binder. Photo by Thom Randall for sophomore Colby Russo, who has been wrestling for Ò Trevor will win some big matches this year,Ó he said of the years, but not in the top lineup three-year wrestler. Ò Look for him to do well in tournaments and until now. Ò Colby is another kid whoÕ s a journeyman,Ó he said. at sectional time.Ó Ò HeÕ s versitile and has a good attitude.Ó At 182 pounds is junior Rogers McLaughlin, who Trapasso At 152 pounds is senior Wil Yarmowich, a talented athlete said is the squadÕ s Ò silent leader.Ó with a solid record of accomplishment throughout his lengthy Ò IÕ d take a whole team of McLaughlins,Ó the coach said. Ò HeÕ s wrestling career, Trapasso said. tough and his work ethic is unquestionable.Ó Ò Will practices hard and puts a lot of effort into every match,Ó At 195 pounds is freshman Damian Prosser who wrestled varthe coach said. Ò Win or lose, his attitude is fantastic.Ó sity last year. At 152 pounds is Freshman Ryan McNeill who has the right Ò Damian has a lot of athletic ability and a ton of potential,Ó DNA for wrestling: his father Dan McNeill was a Section II finalCONTINUED ON PAGE 18 ist, and his uncle John Sweet was also a champion. Ò Ryan works as hard as anybody every single day, and we have expectations that heÕ ll be competitive,Ó Trapasso said, predicting McNeill will be building strength and gaining in size over the season. At 152 pounds is eighth-grader Jack Binder, a former modified wrestler who bypassed junior varsity, plunging right into the pending varsity roster. Ò Jack is a big and strong,Ó Trapasso said. Ò HeÕ s learning a lot and he fits in with the older kids — he’s a great workout partner.Ó At 160 pounds is sophomore Cody Ewald, new to the competitive lineup, Trapasso said. Ò CodyÕ s got hidden talent and good potential,Ó he said. Holding down the 170 weight class will be senior Trevor Baker, who Trapasso said will be making waves this year.
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Eagles working hard toward a turnaround year email@example.com BOLTON LANDING Ñ Last yearÕ s varsity boys basketball team had a disappointing record, heavy in the losses, a tally that didn’t reflect the athleticism of the team. The 2013-14 season, however, represents a new beginning. The team has a talented, experienced lineup of athletes — five of them seniors Ñ and a new coach with high expectations. Glenn Begly, whoÕ s mentored high school and college teams in the Geneva NY area, is starting his first year as Varsity Boys Basketball coach for Bolton Central. His lineup includes seniors Django Denne, Alex Maxam, Sam Cady, Andy Kirk, and Josh Persons, backed up by junior Joe Connery and sophomores Daniel Malone, Corey Van Auken, Mike Smith, and Josh Curri-Brimhall. Denne, Maxam and Persons have solid experience on the court. Kirk may be new to the team, but heÕ s quick and a very good athlete, Begly said. Sam Cady has some court experience and will be contributing, the coach said. The team has height for 2013-14, which should work to its advantage. Denne, Van Auken and Persons are relatively tall and should be pulling down a substantial number of rebounds and well as taking the ball into the basket to score. Ò We have a little size, so we should be a good rebbounding team,Ó Begly continued. Smith will probably be calling the shots as point guard. Ò The players will be getting used to a new system of play,Ó Begly said. Ò The progress of the team depends on way they learn the system and how well they execute on defense Ñ Above anything else, IÕ m emphasizing defense Ñ thatÕ s where the game
starts and ends.Ó The players are dedicated to honing their skills, and they are working well together, Begly said. Ò ItÕ s a matter of the right work ethic and attitude, particularly on defense and at some point, offense,Ó he added. Ò This is a great group thatÕ s worked extremely hard so far Ñ Attitude is everything.Ó
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Bolton Central player Josh Persons takes the ball downcourt during a game in 2013 versus North Warren. Persons is expected to be a leader on the 2013-14 team. Photo by Nancy Frasier
Bolton girls are armed with experience for 2013-14 By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org BOLTON LANDING Ñ Area sports fans are going to enjoy a lot of fast-paced athletic play this winter from the Bolton Central Varsity Girls basketball team Ñ theyÕ ve got a lineup of experienced athletes this year who possess substantial enthusiasm for the sport. Coaching the team is Luke Schweickert, who has mentored some very successful teams in his eight years at the helm. HeÕ s backed up by Steve Showers, also a veteran. The 2013-14 team is loaded with experience and skilled, competitive athletes Ñ only one senior, 2012-13 team captain Maddy Wilson was lost to graduation. No less than seven players return from last yearÕ s team. These veterans include junior Olivia Seamans, a forward who was named to the first-team All West, and honored as a first-team regional All-Star. Seamans was BoltonÕ s leading rebounder and scorer in 2012-13. She knows what it takes to win Ñ she was a key player in a regional club soccer team that won a national title earlier this year. Also returning are three seniors Ñ guards Molly Schoder and Kim Wright, along with starting center/forward Olivia Clesceri. Schweickert said heÕ s expecting Seamans and the seniors to keep the younger players focused and dedicated to skill development. Ò We are hoping that these girls will provide excellent leadership,Ó he said. Junior guard Sarah Calzada will anchor the Eagle backcourt and will provide stability on defense. Her classmates CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
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Jaguars look to make playoffs this season
By John Gereau
email@example.com JOHNSBURG Ñ The Johnsburg boys basketball team is hoping to improve on last seasonÕ s overall record of 2-16 and is setting its sights on earning a place in the MVAC Division III playoffs this year. Head Coach Gene Maiorana and Assistant Coaches Rich Schloss and Dave Cavanagh have a primary goal this season of Ò being all we can beÓ wether in a game, a practice or in the classroom. Ò We are focusing on a total team effort,Ó Coach Maiorana said. Ò And, earning a place in the playoffs.Ó A major strength of the team is the committment and enthusiasm shown by the 10-man roster. Modified and summer ball has helped teach strong fundamentals, as well as basketball camp. Ò I think that will go a long way toward helping achieve a winning record this season,Ó Coach Maiorana said. Ò I certainly think that is within our grasp.Ó The Jaguars will take the court this year without Chester Prouty, John Sears and Zach Watson who were lost to graduation. But the team returns two veteran seniors in 6-foot-1-inch Dylan Moore and 5-foot-11-inch Austin Washburn. Juniors Clayton Smith at 6-foot-3-inches and Shawn Nevins at 6-foot-1-inch as well as 6-foot-3-inch sophomore Mark Cleveland will add height in the paint for the Jaguars.
Juniors Moses Mulvey, Evan Slater, Nate Prouty; sophomore Ty Berg and freshman Brandon Johnson round out the roster for the Jaguars. Coach Maiorana said areas of improvement that are needed this season include ball handling, defense and foul shooting. Ò We are seriously addressing these areas,Ó he said.
• Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Indian Lake/Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 5 at Schroon Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 6 at Luzerne - 4:15 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 10 home w/Keene - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 13 home w/Willsboro - 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 17 w/Minerva-Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 19 at Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Dec. 21- Jan. 2 Holiday Break • Tuesday, Jan. 7 home w/Crown Point - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 10 home w/Indian Lake-Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Jan. 15 home w/Schroon Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 15 at Keene - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 24 at Willsboro - 5:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 31 at Minerva/Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 5 home w/Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 7 at Crown Point - 6:30 p.m. • Sectionals Feb. 17-March 1
Lady Jaguars hope to improve as season progresses By John Gereau
firstname.lastname@example.org JOHNSBURG — Having lost their entire starting five to graduation last year, the Lady Jags are looking at a rebuilding year in 2013-14. Nevertheless, Head Coach Phil Goodman said he has a great group of girls who are energetic and willing to work hard to improve this season. Ò We are relatively young and inexperienced at the varsity level,Ó Coach Goodman said. Ò But as the girls gain varsity experience their play should improve significantly.” Ò Our goal is to show improvement throughout the season,Ó the coach said. Players lost to graduation from last yearÕ s 3-14 squad include Brooke Denno, Mikayla Glode, Kayla Williford, Anna Gahan and Lydia Knickerbocker. This yearÕ s squad includes 10 players, with just two seniors in 5-foot-2-inch Morgan Amell and 5-foot-8-inch Kora Millington, who Coach Goodman believes to be a scoring threat.
The Jaguars return veteran senior Austin Washburn for the 2013-14 campaign. Photo by Nancy Frasier
Johnsburg returns Kora Millington to the 2013-14 squad. Coach Phil Goodman expects her to once again be a scoring threat. Photo by Nancy Frasier
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Lady Mountaineers return veteran players By John Gereau
email@example.com MINERVA/NEWCOMB Ñ The Minerva/Newcomb girls basketball team returns a solid nucleus of veteran players that should make the team a force in the MVAC this season. While the team lost offensive standout Ashley Miller to graduation, Coach Bruce McGinn and Assistant Coach Jim Gereau enjoy a deep roster of 16 girls, including returning veterans Gabrielle McNally and Makenzie Winslow, each of whom are returning four-year varsity players. McNally will be expected to score and control the lane on defense, while Winslow will be the primary ball handler who will score from distance as well as in transition. The team also returns senior Dakota Bennett, a rock solid defender who will also score in transition, as well as senior Caitlyn Yandon. Junior Nicole Rubertone will help clean up in the paint as well as defend and rebound and junior Astasia Myler has stepped up as a serious scoring threat. Angela McCall, Mary Labar, Lunh Ngo, Taylor Fieden, Meghan OÕ Donnell, Isabelle Bureau, Svenja Herb, Madison Miller, Danielle McNally and Bethanie Viele round out the roster for the Lady Mountaineers Ñ all are expected to make positive contributions. Coming off last seasonÕ s record of 14-6, Coach McGinn said his team’s goal this season is to make the sectional final. Ò We like to play an up-tempo game, and have a number of players that can play multiple positions,Ó Coach McGinn said. One area the team needs to work on is defense, the coach said. Ò We need to improve on our play of man to man defense,Ó he said.
• Monday, Dec. 2 vs. Lake Placid at Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 6 vs. Keene at Plattsburg Field House - 5 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 9 at Crown Point - 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 13 Indian Lake/Long Lake at Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 18 vs. Johnsburg at Minerva - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 20 at Schroon Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 3 at Seton Catholic - TBA • Monday, Jan. 6 at Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 9 vs. Keene at Newcomb p.m. • Friday, Jan. 10 at Old Forge - 6:00 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 16 vs. Crown Point at Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 24 vs. Seton Catholic at Minerva - TBA • Thursday, Jan. 30 at Johnsburg - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 4 vs. Schroon Lake at Minerva - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 6 vs. Wells at Minerva - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 7 vs. Old Forge at Newcomb - 5 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 13 vs. Granville at Minerva - 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 18 Girls Prelims. at Higher Seed - 6 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 21 Girls Quarter Finals at Higher Seed - 6 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 25 Girls Semi Finals at AVCS - 6 or 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Girls Finals at Plattsburg Field House - 4 p.m. While the team lost oﬀensive standout Ashley Miller to graduation, Coach Bruce McGinn and Assistant Coach Jim Gereau enjoy a deep roster of 16 girls, including returning veterans Gabrielle McNally and Makenzie Winslow, each of whom are returning four-year varsity players. Pictured at right is Winslow. Photos by Nancy Frasier
Mountaineers have experience, depth
By John Gereau
firstname.lastname@example.org MINERVA/NEWCOMB Ñ The Minerva/Newcomb Mountaineers will dress nine seniors for the 2013-14 basketball year, including a handful of returning veterans.
With those players as a solid nucleus, Head Coach Glenn Lang and Assistant Coach A.J. Monthony hope to improve on last seasonÕ s record of 5-11. Coach Lang lost 1st team all-star Austin Williams to graduation last year as well as 2nd team all-star Bryton Chikukwa, but he said he has plenty of depth at every position including seven at guard, five at forward and three at center. Ò We really have a good blend of talent this year,Ó Coach Lang said. The coach said his goals for the 2013-14 season in the MVAC Division III are to continue to improve as a team as the season progresses and for each player to play to his potential. Ò That, in turn, will allow the team to reach its potential,Ó Coach Lang said. Coach Lang said areas in which the team is hoping to improve as the season progresses are working the boards and playing stronger defense. Seniors on this yearÕ s squad include guard Aaron Deloria, center Jacob Gelusha, guard Daghan Karaali, guard Trevor Moulton, forward Alex Rozbacki, forward Jo-Ari Utsi Sara, center Charles
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Winter Sports Preview - 15
Orange are young, athletic and quick
By John Gereau
Coach Seaman said he will also be relying on the play of Josh King, Dominick Miller, Noah Pine, Kole Morrisey, Joey DeShaw, Carl Friedrichs and Zdenek Vyhnis this season.
email@example.com INDIAN LAKE/LONG LAKE Ñ The Indian Lake/Long Lake Orange return a young team this winter, but first year Head Coach Craig Seaman believes the quickness and athleticism of his players is going to keep them in games. Lost to graduation from last yearÕ s squad which posted an overall 13-7 record are Matt Moore, Colin Farrell, Seth Hart and Kyle Douglas. The team returns just two seniors in Shane Shortt and Kyle Locke. Nevertheless, the team has no shortage of talent. Coach Seaman will look to his returning point guard Henry Sandiford, who averaged 10.9 points per game last season and ran the offense from the post. Shooting guard Curtis Seaman also returns. At 6-foot-1-inch, Curtis drained 38 three pointers last year and averaged 10 points per contest. On the boards, Coach Seaman will rely heavily on junior center Rudy Giessen, who the coach said is a Ò large post presence.Ó Coach Seaman said he will also rely on the veteran guard Shortt on defense. Ò Senior Shane Shortt is an excellent defensive player, and sophomore Zach Hoag is a quick, athletic player,Ó the coach said. Areas of improvement the team is working on include team scoring and scoring off the bench, Coach Seaman said. Ò We are young, however we are athletic and quick and will look to play an up-tempo game,Ó the coach said.
Schedule: • Tuesday, Dec. 3 vs. Johnsburg at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 5 vs. Crown Point at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 13 vs. Minerva/Newcomb at Indian Lake 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Schroon - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 19 at Keene - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 3 at Lake Placid - 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 7 at King’s School - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 10 at Johnsburg - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Crown Point - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 17 vs. Wells at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Jan. 22 vs. Minerva/Newcomb at Newcomb 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 24 vs. Lake Placid at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 31 vs. Schroon at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 5 vs. Keene at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 11 vs. King’s School at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 13 vs. Old Forge at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Sectionals Feb. 17-March 1
Lady Orange look to be competitive this season
By John Gereau
Johng@denpubs.com INDIAN LAKE/LONG LAKE Ñ Coach John Reynolds will have some big shoes to fill this girls basketball season if he hopes to top the overall 17-2 record and sectional semifinal run of last
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Coach Craig Seaman said he will rely heavily on junior center Rudy Giessen this season, who the coach said is a “large post presence.” Photo by Nancy Frasier
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December 7, 2013
Sentinel track team expects good season
State champion hurdler leads Ticonderoga By Fred Herbst
email@example.com TICONDEROGA Ñ It should be another strong season for the Ticonderoga boys indoor track team. Ò I expect our boyÕ s team to be competitive in the section this season,Ó Coach Walter Thorne said. “There should be a fierce competition amongst the teams in Section VII.Ó The Sentinels return 16 athletes from last winterÕ s roster, including Jay Hebert. Hebert is the defending state champion in the 55-meter hurdles and is the top-ranked hurdler in New York State, indoor and outdoor.
Joining Hebert in the sprints and jumps will be veterans Stephen Bartlett, Skyler Gilbert, Coleman Granger, Justyn Granger, Sean Lawrie, Tyler Loudermilk, Marcus Moser, Shawn Silliman and Ryan Trudeau. New to the jumps and sprints will be rookies Cody Huestis, Devin Ikenberg, Conner Lawrie, Jarod Pike, Tim Ryan and Adam Zhang. Bartlett will also be in the throwing events along with returnees Cody Shaner and Zechariah McLaughlin and newcomers Ikenberg, Brandon Romaca and Carl teRiele. Running the middle and distance races will be Silliman, John Cook, Ryan Price, Kody Parrott, Aaron Russell and Joel Cook. Ò Attitude, team balance with 16 returning athletes from last yearÕ s indoor team, and 10 new members will be our main strength,Ó Thorne said. Ò The distance team will be led by
Kody Parrott and Ryan Price, who had a very good cross country season. Our sprinters will be led by Jay Hebert, state champion in the 55-meter hurdles, and Coleman Granger, Jarryn Granger and Marcus Moser Ñ all members of the 4x200-meter state qualifying relay team with emerging ninth grade sprinter Justyn Granger. Our throwers will be led by Cody Shaner and Zack McLaughlin, who should provide much needed points in the shot put. “Also we have 10 first-year athletes sign-up for indoor track who show a lot of promise in practice,Ó the coach said. Ò How fast they adapt to the track program will have a great impact on how well we do this season.Ó Thorne, who is in his 15th season as Ticonderoga track coach, will be assisted by Phil Kneller and Jay Wells. Kneller works with the throwers and Wells with the distance runners.
Jay Hebert returns to the Ticonderoga indoor track team this season. Hebert is the defending state champion in the 55-meter hurdles and is the topranked hurdler in New York State, indoor and outdoor.
Ti girls lack track depth for the 2013-14 season Sentinels need more athletes in distance, throwing events By Fred Herbst
firstname.lastname@example.org TICONDEROGA Ñ Lack of depth will again be a problem for the Ticonderoga girls indoor track team in 2013-14. Ò IÕ m not sure what our strengths are,Ó Coach Walter Thorne said. Ò We have some very talented girls in our sprints, but lack depth in the other disciplines, so we will try to build for the future. Lack of depth will be our weakness, so we will focus on rebuilding the program. We certainly need more girls our for our distance program.Ó The Sentinels have 15 athletes on the roster, all veterans except one. Returning to the sprints and jumps are Liz Aranquiz, Constance Bailey, Britney Bruce, Taylor Dorsett, Meg McDonald, Michaela Fitzgerald, Lillith Ida, Hailey Kuhl, Natasha LaFrance, McKinsey Price, Rachel Scuderi and Sara Vradenburg. Dorsett will also compete in the throwing events along with Josie Worley. Naomi Forkas returns to the distance races along with the teamÕ s lone rookie, Jendra Cooke. Thorne, who is in his 15th season as Ticonderoga track coach, will be assisted by Phil Kneller and Jay Wells. Kneller works with the throwers and Wells with the distance runners.
Lillith Ida returns to the Ticonderoga girls indoor track team this season. She will compete in the sprints and jumps. Photo by Nancy Frasier
It is a rebuilding year for the Moriah bowling team By Fred Herbst
Viking schedule Dec. 4....Ticonderoga Dec. 6....at AVCS Dec. 9....Willsboro Dec. 11...at Peru Dec. 13...NCCS Dec. 16...at Beekmantown Dec. 18...Saranac Dec. 20...Plattsburgh Jan. 3......at Ticonderoga Jan. 6......AVCS Jan. 8......at Willsboro Jan. 10....Peru Jan. 14....at NCCS Jan. 15....Beekmantown Jan. 17....at Saranac Jan. 22....at Plattsburgh
PORT HENRY Ñ This is a rebuilding season for the Moriah bowling team. Ò I lost eight seniors last season, so weÕ re starting with a seminew team this season,Ó Coach Stacey Anderson said. Ò With only three returning girls, weÕ re hoping for a lot of improvement and hopefully a few wins this season. With five returning boys, weÕ re hoping to come out strong this season, and possibly surprise a few teams. “With practice and confidence, we’re hoping to improve and have fun, with strength and compassion,Ó she said. Returning to the Viking boys roster are Tanner Conley, Toot Whalen, Derek Petro, Joe Rodriguez and Tom Rancour. Rookies on the squad are Tristan Shappy, Tyler Smith, Paul Hanson, Jacob Gibeau, Joe Tursky, Riley Shea, Luis MedinaFlores and Nick Manfred. Kayla Joy, Allexis Sherman and Desiree Fleming are back on the girls team. New to the club are Carly Newton, Hailey Morgan, Marissa Bacon, Brittany Yelle and Savannah McCray.
At right: Toot Whalen will provide veteran leadership to the Moriah bowling team this season. The Vikings return five keglers to the boys squad.
From page 5 between point guard and shooting guard,Ó Peters said. Ò They are young, but all around good players. Their ball handling, shooting and general basketball skills are solid for their level of experience and will give us a positive presence on the ball. I am very pleased with our three freshmen. They have the basic skills of basketball and good work habits which will pay dividends as the season progresses.Ó Crown Point, a member of the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference for decades, is now aligned with the new Northern Basketball League. The Panthers will play in Division III with Indian Lake-Long lake, Johnsburg, Keene, Minerva-Newcomb, Schroon Lake and Wells. Ò The Lady Panthers have a positive focus and a good sense of team camaraderie,” their coach said. “Their unselfish attitude toward each other will make them a stronger team. The Lady Panthers have been working hard this preseason and are looking forward to a very competitive year.Ó Assisting Peters with the coaching duties this winter will be Britney Peters.
Photo by Nancy Frasier
Dec. 4...at Schroon Lake Dec. 6...Indian-Long Lake Dec. 9...Minerva-Newcomb Dec. 13..at Keene Dec. 18...at Wells Jan. 3......Westport Jan. 8......Johnsburg Jan. 9......Schroon Lake Jan. 14....at Indian-Long Lake Jan. 16....at Minerva-Newcomb Jan. 21....Keene Jan. 24....Westport Jan. 30....Wells Feb. 6.....at Johnsburg
At right: Amanda Wolf is expected to lead the Crown Point girls basketball team this season. Wolf is the club’s lone senior. Photo by Nancy Frasier
December 7, 2013
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Deep experienced Warrior lineup MCA cagers have means promising season in 2013-14 youth, experience By Fred Herbst
By Thom Randall
email@example.com LAKE GEORGE Ñ The Lake George/Hadley Luzerne War Eagles Wrestling Team has substantial promise for 2013-24, considering its deep, experienced roster. The team has a lineup of 26 wrestlers, most of all of whom have years of experience. The War-Eagles know what it takes to win, too, as their team captured first place last year in both the Glens Falls Tournament and the Wasaren League Tournament, both highly competitive. Their season record was 8-6, and Dan Jardine, who graduated in June, captured a Section II Championship trophy. While some years, the teamÕ s roster is thin, the 2013-14 squad boasts 26 wrestlers, 17 of them from Lake George Central School. Wrestling Coach Jack LaBombard, a legend in the region, said he and Larry Rounds, his counterpart The 2013-14 Lake George Varsity Wrestling team includes: (front, left to right): Matteo at Hadley-Luzerne, are very optimistic about the Rehm, Colin Clark, Bryan Kane, Shane McCabe, Tom Clark, (Row 2): Tony Abrantes, Taylor Ortiz, Patrick Witherbee, Richie Conte, Quinn Cardone, Connor Spellburg, GarteamÕ s prospects for 2013-14. Ò Our team looks very good this year, considering rett Swift, (rear): Robert Tasker, Richard Tasker, Adam Agresta, Patrick Barber, Brendan Wick, Dylan Bachem, and Gideon Jardine. (Not pictured): Forrest Kubricky and Logan its depth and experience,Ó he said. Top returning wrestlers from Lake George are: se- Duers. Photo by Thom Randall niors Adam Agresta at 285 pounds, Tom Clark at 195 and Patrick Witherbee at 126; Junior Patrick Barber New on the Varsity are Lake George wrestlers: freshmen Conat 220; sophomores Dylan Bachem at 138 and Forrest Kubricky nor Spellburg at 99 pounds and Garrett Swift at 113; and eighthat 182; Freshman Gidion Jardine at 113 and returning Section II grader Richie Conte at 106. The returners from Hadley-Luzerne Champion Shane McCabe at 126. High are: freshman Jason Hoffman at 145 pounds, juniors Orlin Joining these seasoned wrestlers are juniors Brian Kane, and Tremaine at 170, Tyler VandenBogaard at 285, Todd Woodcock Willy Arnold, plus sophomores Colin Clark and Richard Tasker. at 145; senior Alexander Olson at 160, as well as Frank Mosher. Freshmen on the roster are Matteo Rehm, Robert Tasker, and New to the squad is 8th grader Mike Sutliff. Brenden Wick. A promising newcomer is 8th-grader Quinn CarCoach LaBombard said that the teamÕ s depth, and the wresdone. tlers attitude and experience will produce success.
The 2013-14 Lake George Varsity Boys Basketball team includes: (front, left to right): Jeﬀ Naftaly, Tyler Brown, Andrew Zibro, Matt Bureau, Duncan Mularz, (rear): Dylan Smith, Colby Cracco, Gabe Sallstrom, Andrew McGowan, Joel Wincowski and Kyle Jones. Photo by Thom Randall
Lake George Boys From page 9
In this concluding game, his six steals and his treys changed the momentum at critical times in the come-from-behind victory against the top-ranked team. Returning alongside Wincowski Ñ who averaged 27 points per game in 2013-14 Ñ are experienced players Andrew Zibro, Tyler Brown, Matt Bureau and Jeff Naftaly. They know what it takes to grind through one game after another to win under intense pressure throughout the post-season Ñ through a Class C Section II Championship and ending the season by securing the top statewide honors. Their 2013-14 campaign included stunning comebacks and a total team effort in which their tenacity and sheer will-to-win took them game-by game all the way to the coveted crown. These veterans will be joined by leading newcomers Duncan Mularz, Kyle Jones and Andrew McGowan. High expectations also exist for Dylan Smith, Colby Cracco and Gabe Sallstrom who round out the team. Early-season projections call for Wincowski, Zibro and Brown to be starting guards, with Bureau and Naftaly the teamÕ s forwards. Coach Dave Jones and Assistant Coach Tim Kissane expect the 2013-14 team will again focus on employing speed and quickness in their uptempo play which features aggressive defense and fast-break offense Ñ a strategy that took them all the way to the state championship in 2013-14 and made school history Ñ It was the first time for a state title for any boys sports team for the school. At a recent practice, Zibro talked about how the accomplishments of last yearÕ s team may be a legacy, but it also presents additional challenges. Ò A lot of people have expectations for us to do the same this year Ñ which would be awesome Ñ but thatÕ s considerable pressure, and hopefully weÕ ll be able to deal with it. We obviously want to make it back to the states, but we have to stay focused and take one game at a time,Ó he said. Bureau added his thoughts. Ò Our biggest goal is the same as last year, but we have to concentrate on defeating the very next team, and not deviate from that objective.Ó Naftaly said he knows that this year, there will be no opportunities to take opponents by surprise. Ò Each gameÕ s going to be tough, because every team is going to be gunning for us,Ó he said.
Dec. 3 Corinth Central Dec. 6 Hartford Central Dec. 11 Hadley-Luzerne Dec. 13 Whitehall Home Dec. 18 Warrensburg Dec. 20 Bolton Central Jan. 2 Hoosick Falls Jan. 8 Salem Central Jan. 10 Fort Edward Jan. 15 North Warren Jan. 17 Fort Ann Home Jan. 22 Corinth Central Jan. 24 Argyle Central Jan. 31 Hadley-Luzerne Feb. 5 Warrensburg Feb. 7 Bolton Central Feb. 11 North Warren Feb. 15 Adk.Lg. Chmp.
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Mountainside girls lack numbers Vikings have just ﬁve players By Fred Herbst
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Viking schedule Dec. 3....Kings School Dec. 6....Hudson Valley Homeschoolers Dec. 10...Waldorf School Jan. 7......Trinity Baptist Jan. 14....at Waldorf School Jan. 21....Hoosac School Jan. 24....at Hudson valley Homeschoolers Jan. 31....at Trinity Baptist Feb. 4......at Hoosac School Feb. 7......Latham Christian Feb. 10....at Kings School
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Ti Bowling The Fab Four Freshmen are Gavin Fleury, Bruce Gautreau, Zach Bush and Garrett Ross. Rounding out the boys squad are Connor Lauzon, Jon West and Darby Guay. Jeanette Coon and Katie LaPeter return for their senior seasons with the Ti girls team. Joining them are Cheyanne Tuthill, Cassidy McKee, Lucy LaPeter, Montana Callahan, Cerise Bush, Samantha Gonyo and Cylee Quigley. Assisting Fleury with the coaching chores is Rick Liddell.
SCHROON LAKE Ñ Mountainside Christian Academy will rely on a blend of youth and experience this boys basketball season. The Vikings return a solid nucleus from last winterÕ s 7-9 club and have added some new talent. Ò We have again a young team with young talent and a few veterans to make a wellbalanced team,Ó Coach Paul Mieras said. Ò They will work hard and continue to give their best. TheyÕ re a great bunch of Brandon Mieras led Mountainside Christian Academy in reguys.Ó Brandon Mieras, Ben Stor- bounding with 8.1 caroms a tilt man, Luke Rider and Keith last season. He also averaged 12.7 points a game. Ratchford will play forward. Photo by Nancy Frasier Mieras led the team in rebounding with 8.1 caroms a tilt. He also averaged 12.7 points a game last season, second-best on the team. John Andryuk, who has graduated, led the Vikings with 17.5 points a contest. Harrlson Blaze will man the pivot for MCA. Chris Bresnahan, Colin Bresnahan, Ben Hay, Jaike Brady, Stephen Lamos and Andrew Linter will play in the back court. Chris Bresnahan, who scored 10.5 points a game, led the Vikings in assists and steals a year ago.
Jeanette Coon returns to the Ticonderoga bowling team this winter. She is a senior kegler.
Dec. 4...at Moriah Dec. 6....Plattsburgh Dec. 9....at Peru Dec. 11..at Beekmantown Dec. 13..Willsboro Dec. 16..AVCS Dec. 20..at NCCS Jan. 2.....Saranac Jan. 3.....Moriah Jan. 6.....at Plattsburgh Jan. 10...Beekmantown Jan. 13...at Willsboro Jan. 15...at AVCS Jan. 22...NCCS Jan. 24...at Saranac
Photo by Nancy Frasier
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SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Mountainside Christian Academy girls basketball team needs everything to go perfectly this season. ThatÕ s because the Vikings have just five players. Injury, illness, accident Ñ anything that sidelines a player this winter will be a catastrophe for the team. The good news for Mountainside is that all five players are veterans, returning from a year ago. The team features Melissa Corrine Pelkey returns to the Paris and Rachel Bolstridge Mountainside Christian Academy at forward, Corrine Pelkey line up this season. Photo by Nancy Frasier at center and Brianna Mieras and Carrie Bresnahan at guard. Dawn Martin is coaching the Vikings, assisted by Janet Bresnahan.
Viking schedule Dec. 3....Kings School Dec. 6....Hudson Valley Homeschoolers Dec. 10...Waldorf School Jan. 7......Trinity Baptist Jan. 14....at Waldorf School Jan. 21....Hoosac School Jan. 24....at Hudson valley Homeschoolers Jan. 31....at Trinity Baptist Feb. 4......at Hoosac School Feb. 7......Latham Christian Feb. 10....at Kings School
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From page 11
Trapasso said. At 195 pounds is senior Dan Ackley, who Trapasso said will be a key member of the lineup. Ò AckleyÕ s a tremendous athlete, just tremendous,Ó the coach said. Ò If he gets in good shape, he will surprise a lot of people with his wins.Ó Wrestling in the 220-pound weight class is sophomore Jon Simmes, big and strong, who tips the scales at 210. Ò Simmes is all muscle Ñ and heÕ s now learning moves, developing wrestler instincts,Ó Trapasso said. At 285 pounds is junior Blake Vaisey, who won some matches last year in his rookie season. Ò Blake is gaining skills,Ó Trapasso said. Ò WeÕ re looking for big things out of him.Ó Ò We will be competitive in the Adirondack League and sectionals,Ó Trapasso predicted, noting that a tough early-season schedule with intense competition prepares the team well for the Division and Sectional tournaments. Ò So far this year, the chemistry on the team is fantastic,Ó he said. Ò Every wrestler is working extremely hard Ñ IÕ m excited about this year.Ó
Schedule: Dec. 4 Queensbury Dec. 12 Corinth Central Dec. 14 Duanesbg trny. Dec. 17 Whitehll/Ft.Ann Dec. 21 Granville trny. Dec. 27 Qby JV tourney Dec. 28 Duals/Niskyuna Jan. 4 Wbg. Duals Jan. 8 War-Eagles Jan. 11 CNY Tourney Jan. 15 Salem Central Jan. 22 Granville Jan. 25 Columbia trny. Jan. 28 Schuylerville Jan. 30 Cambridge Feb. 3 JV Lge tourney Feb. 8 Class D. tourney Feb. 14 Section II finals Feb. 15 Section II finals
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From page 8 Although the 2013 team has lost the talented players Amber Frasier and Megan McDonough to graduation, four leading veterans are returning: Ellie Underwood, Kerrianne Belline, Taylor Feldeison, and Janae Williamson, Hogan said. Ò I expect leadership from these four Ñ We return a lot of experience in athletes that played together all last year and through the summer,Ó he said of the team, noting they enjoy playing together have good chemistry on the court. Ò WeÕ ll be relying on a pesky defense and a methodical offense with Belline running the point,Ó he said. HereÕ s the 2013 lineup: Senior Nicole Fish, forward; Senior Janae Williamson, guard/forward. Juniors Kerrianne Belline, guard; Natalie Monroe, guard/forward; Ellie Underwood, guard/forward; Taylor Feldeisen, forward; Julianna Dewar, guard/forward; and Taryn Williamson, guard; plus Sophomore Morgan Yarosh, forward. Hogan said the 2013-14 team exhibits dedication to the sport, and he predicted the team will be very competitive during the upcoming season. Ò The girls expect to play every day and to compete every time they step on a court whether at practice or in a game Ñ and continually get better,Ó he said. Ò Hopefully that will translate to wins.Ó Hogan said the school community has been supportive through the years, and the team members have high expectations for themselves. Ò We hope to have a fun, competitive, hard-working year,Ó he said.
Schedule: Dec. 3 Bolton Central Away Dec. 6 Argyle Central Home Dec. 10 Corinth Central Away Dec. 13 Fort Ann Home Dec. 18 Hadley-Luzerne Home Dec. 20 Warrensburg Away Dec. 30 Schroon/scrmg. Home Jan. 7 Fort Edward Away Jan. 10 Whitehall Home Jan. 14 Lake George Home Jan. 17 Hartford Centrl. Away Jan. 21 Bolton Central Home Jan. 24 Salem Central Away Jan. 31 Corinth Central Home Feb. 4 Hadley-Luzerne Away Feb. 7 Warrensburg Home Feb. 11 Lake George Away Feb. 11-14 Crossover game Feb. 15 Adk.Lg. Chmp. Away
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Taylor Robinson and Katelyn Urtz will both be assigned court time as forwards. Schweickert said that since Bolton has the smallest enrollment of any Section II school, the team will be relying heavily on contributions from several younger players Ñ freshman guard Abby Seamans and sophomore centerErin Courchaine and forward Caroline Clesceri. Last year was a season of considerable progress, ending with some impressive victories. The season concluded with a win-loss tally of 6-12. Schweickert said he is expecting the late-season momentum to continue in this seasonÕ s campaign. Ò These playersÕ development will play a huge part in our teamÕ s growth,Ó the coach said. Ò We hope to build off last yearÕ s late-season success and advance in the Class D Sectional tournament.Ó
Lady Jaguars From page 13
Other players to watch include 5-foot-5-inch junior EmmaLee Ellsworth; 5-foot-8-inch sophomore Makayla Denno and 5-foot6-inch sophomore Paige Guy, the coach said. Coach Goodman said his girls need to improve in almost every aspect of the game, especially ball handling and putting the ball in the hoop. But, he said, what they lack in experience they make up for in enthusiasm. Ò The girls work hard and respond to coaching well,Ó Coach Goodman said. Other players who will contribute this season include DezorŽ Cleveland, Justize DeThomas, Elizabeth Ordway, Emily Persons and Sara Pierson.
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Schedule: Dec. 3 North Warren Dec. 6 Salem Central Dec. 9 Johnsburg Dec. 10 Warrensburg Dec. 13 Hartford Central Dec. 17 Corinth Central Dec. 20 Lake George Jan. 7 Argyle Central Jan. 12 Fort Ann Central Jan. 14 Hadley-Luzerne Jan. 17 Fort Edward Jan. 21 North Warren Jan. 24 Whitehall Away Jan. 31 Warrensburg Feb. 4 Corinth Central Feb. 7 Lake George Feb. 11 Hadley-Luzerne Feb. 14 Crossover Feb. 15 Adk.Lg. Chmp.
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• Wednesday, Dec. 4 home w/Indian Lake–Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 6 home w/Schroon Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 9 at Bolton - 6 p.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Keene - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 13 home w/Willsboro - 5:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Minerva-Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 20 home w/Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Dec. 21- Jan. 2 Holiday Break • Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Crown Point - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 9 at Indian Lake-Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Schroon Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 16 w/Keene - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 24 at Willsboro - 5:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 24 home w/Bolton - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 30 w/Minerva-Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 6 home w/Crown Point - 6:30 p.m. • Sectionals Feb. 17-March 1
From page 14
Sun, center Tim Vanderwarker and guard Huey Van. Coach Lang will also rely on junior guard Bruce Yan, sophmores Steven Viele and Kevin Hsiao who both stand 5-foot-11inches as well as 6-foot-2-inch sophmore Randy DeCook. Rounding out the squad are freshman forward Stephen Colletti at 6-foot-1-inch and guard Kaleb Helms at 5-foot-11-inches.
• Tuesday, Dec. 3 vs. Keene at Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 6 at Old Forge - 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 10 vs. Crown Point at Minerva - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 13 at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Johnsburg - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 19 vs. Schroon Lake at Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 3 at Seton Catholic - TBA • Tuesday, Jan. 7 vs. Wells at Minerva - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 10 at Keene - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 10 at Old Forge - 6 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 17 at Crown Point - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Jan. 22 vs. Indian Lake/Long Lake at Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 24 vs. Seton Catholic at Minerva - TBA • Friday, Jan. 31 vs. Johnsburg at Minerva - 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 3 vs. Old Forge at Newcomb - 5 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Schroon Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 7 at Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 21 Boys Quarter Finals at Higher Seed - 6 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 26 Boys Semi Finals at AVCS - 6 or 7 p.m. • Saturday, Feb. 29 Boys Finals at Plattsburgh Field House noon
Lady Orange From page 15
Ò This team has a great work ethic, they come ready to go every night despite all the travel and late nights,Ó Coach Reynolds said. Ò We show a tremendous amount of energy every night. Also, this team has a nice mix of returning players and first year players that are eager to learn.Ó Lost to graduation last year were seniors Meg Smith, Jessica Bain, Abby Darling, Sydney The Lady Orange return veteran Shannon Hinckley, Morgan Farrell, who scored seven points to go with King and Chelsea three assists and three steals in last year’s sectional semifinal round when the Lady OrWalters. The Orange are a ange dropped a close contest to Moriah at much smaller team AuSable Valley High School. Photo by Nancy Frasier this season, and will have to attack the boards to make up for it, Coach Reynolds said. Ò Gone are three starters that were 6-foot-1-inch and 5-foot-11inches and 5-foot-11-inches É we are a much smaller team now that will really need to work hard on the boards to be success-
The Mountaineers return guard Trevor Moulton for the 2013-14 season. Photo by Nancy Frasier
ful,Ó he said. Reynolds does return veteran Shannon Farrell, who scored seven points to go with three assists and three steals in last yearÕ s sectional semifinal round when the Lady Orange dropped a close contest to Moriah at AuSable Valley High School. Ronya Hamdan also returns and will be a player to watch this season. Victoria Moore, Jazmin Piraino, Cheyenne Wilder, Lillian Dechene, Alexis Seery, Erica Dumond, Taylor Carroll, Rebecca King and Maria Black round out the roster for the Lady Orange. Coach Reynolds said the teamÕ s goal this season is to Ò have fun, work hard to get better each day and to do our best to be a factor in the big games at the end of the season.Ó
• Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Johnsburg - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 6 at Crown Point - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 11 vs. Wells at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 13 at Minerva/Newcomb - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 18 vs. Schroon at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 20 vs. Keene at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Jan. 1 at Lake Placid - 5:30 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 9 vs. Johnsburg at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Saturday, Jan. 11 at Tupper - noon • Tuesday, Jan. 14 vs. Crown Point at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 16 at Wells - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 21 vs. Minerva/Newcomb at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 24 vs. Lake Placid at Long Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 30 at Schroon - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Keene - 6:30 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 7 vs. Tupper Lake at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 13 vs. Old Forge at Indian Lake - 6:30 p.m. • Sectionals Feb. 17-March 1
December 7, 2013
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Alpine team expecting some solid finishes this year By John Gereau
firstname.lastname@example.org JOHNSBURG Ñ Alpine Coach Pete Burns is enjoying a nice base at Gore Mountain already this season while his ski team readies for the 2013-14 season. Coach Burns said his team should be competitive this year, and he anticipates improved skills over last year and some very solid races from his skiers. Ò It can be tough to compete against the bigger schools, but we should get some solid finishes,” the coach said. Ò For the girls I think some top five team finishes are attainable and for the boys if we can crack the top 10 that would be a good achievement.Ó Coach Burns lost Ryan Olsen from North Warren and Shannon Ovitt from Johnsburg to graduation last year. Both were the teamÕ s top two finishers for most races last year. But the team returns a talented girls squad in Courtney Allard and Jamie Bruce from Johnsburg and Megan Miller, Hannah Erickson and Sarah Phillips from North Warren. Justin Schmale and Patrick Harrison should
also win their fair share of races for the boys. Rounding out the boys team is Evan Riedinger and J.T. Stark. All four attend Johnsburg Central. Coach Burns said his goals for the season include having some Ò solid races and improving our skills over last year.Ó Ò We donÕ t have any kids that are in a race program outside of High school, so that puts us at an immediate disadvantage on a technical level,Ó the coach said. The team does have one advantage, however. While the team often must face much larger schools with deeper teams, Coach Burns said his skiers have the advantage of training four to five days a week right in their backyards at nearby Gore Mountain. “We definitely get in our runs, so I am expecting some solid finishes and steady improvement,Ó he said. At right: The Johnsburg alpine girls team includes Courtney Allard and Jamie Bruce from Johnsburg and Megan Miller, Hannah Erickson and Sarah Phillips from North Warren. The boys include Justin Schmale, Patrick Harrison, Evan Riedinger and J.T. Stark. All four attend Johnsburg Central.
Johnsburg Nordic team hopes to qualify skiers for the State Meet By John Gereau
email@example.com JOHNSBURG Ñ Coach of the Johnsburg Nordic team Gary Wilson and Assistant Coach Steve Tomb are hoping to improve on last winterÕ s record and possibly see one or two skiers qualify for the State Meet in February. The boys Nordic team placed sixth in Section 2 last year and the girls placed 10th. Coach Wilson said he expects some strong individual performances from both the girls and boys teams and said the goal of having Johnsburg represented at the State Meet is Ò within our reach with a strong commitment and a lot of hard work.Ó Johnsburg racers, Coach Wilson said, seem to favor the skate technique. This technique utilizes a motion that resembles rollerblading or ice skating Ñ the skier pushes out with one ski while gliding ahead on the other, and the two skis are always pushing away from each other. Ò Johnsburg racers seem to favor this technique and will be en-
ergized by the training plan,Ó Coach Wilson said. Conditioning will be paramount this season. Overall the team needs to build on its endurance, and at the same time, develop speed over distance, Coach Wilson said. Ò Our team is a cohesive, thoughtful, courteous group of skiers who look out for each other. They will push each other to excellence over the course of the season,Ó he said. Returning skiers to watch on the boysÕ team include Terry Allard and Aidan Conley. These two skiers are fit, and ready to ski hard and competitively in Section 2, Coach Wilson said. On the girlsÕ team, Fiona Fahy, Laura Richards, and Gillian Hayden return with the same drive as the boys. Will Davis and Yana Kinblom are moving up from the modified team, Coach Wilson said, and should give the team depth at the JV level. John Pierson, Caelan LÕ Hommedieu and Will Davis round out the roster for the boys Nordic team and Yana Kinblom and Shiloh Wood round out the girls.
Schedule • Dec. 7, Roller Scrimmage at the Queensbury Campus - 10 a.m. • Dec. 17, Johnsburg Invy at Garnet Hill - 3 p.m. • Dec. 31, Queensbury Relays at Queensbury High - 10 a.m. • Jan. 3, Shendehowa Sprints at Shen. Campus - 10 a.m. • Jan. 7, Saratoga Invy at Crandall Park - 4 p.m. • Jan. 13, Johnsburg make-up race (if needed) at Garnet Hill - 3 p.m. • Jan. 18, Queensbury Invy at Crandall Park - 10 a.m. • Jan. 20, Lake George Invy at Lake George Elementary - 9:30 a.m. • Jan. 24, Guilderland Invy at Crandall Park - 4 p.m. • Jan. 30, Scotia Glenville Relay Invy at Indian Meadows - 3 p.m. • Feb. 7, Mayfield at Lapland Lake - 3 p.m. • Feb. 12, Sectionals at Lapland Lake - 2 p.m. • Feb. 24-25, States at Harriet Hollister - 10 a.m.
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