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Shooting Delays Upstate New York High School Football Game
Shooting Delays Upstate New York High School Football Game
Last week, three people were injured in a shooting after a high school football game in Newburgh, New York. The violence occurred in the parking lot after the September 30th game between Newburgh Free Academy and Warwick High School. According to Newburgh police reports at least five shots were fired. Now that shooting is impacting future sporting events.
Is Albany High Treating Male & Female Athletes Differently?
Is Albany High Treating Male & Female Athletes Differently?
Student-athlete administrative decisions can often be tricky. What seems to be an obvious answer, often comes with other complications. Gender equity is one of those issues. However, that is the job and you have to be as judicious according the rules and policies laid out by your school and the conference you participate in. The Albany School District Athletic Director is in one of those positions and from comments that were allegedly made, the coaches may be upset, as well as the student-athletes.
Which Capital Region Teams Won State Hoops Championships?
Which Capital Region Teams Won State Hoops Championships?
Eight Capital Region high school basketball teams had made it to their respective classes' Final Fours in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships this weekend. The 15 boys final four and championship games were played at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens falls starting on Friday. The 15 games for the girls were played at Hudson Valley Community College, Friday through Sunday.
8 Capital Region Teams In New York State HS Hoops Final Fours
8 Capital Region Teams In New York State HS Hoops Final Fours
No offense to the fine people of Binghamton but the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys basketball championship is back where it belongs, Glens Falls. The championship left the north country for the southern tier in 2017. A few years and a pandemic later, the boys are back home at the Cool Insuring Arena. The girls basketball championships continue to enjoy the awesome facilities at Hudson Valley Community College. Let's take a look at which Section II teams are playing this weekend.
New York State Boys HS Hoops Championship Brackets Are Set
New York State Boys HS Hoops Championship Brackets Are Set
The Section 2 champions have been crowned. The celebrations were fun but it is back to business for some Capital Region high school boys basketball teams. The next goal will be winning a state championship. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has set the brackets. Let's see who, when and where are the Capital Region champions going.
Capital Region Crowns Their High School Hoops Champions
Capital Region Crowns Their High School Hoops Champions
The high school basketball season can be long and grueling from November through March. Now add the lose and go home stress of any sectional tournament, and the result will be a ton of ups and downs. There are amazing accomplishments that haven't happened in 55 years and tremendous disappoints for teams that were basically expected to win. These boys and girls are 15 to 18 years old. When you get to this stage of the season, these student-athletes, along with their dedicated coaches have put a lot into their season. It means more.
Bethlehem, Greenville & LaSalle Pull Upsets on Sectional Tuesday
Bethlehem, Greenville & LaSalle Pull Upsets on Sectional Tuesday
Coaches tell their players all of the time, you never know. If you do your jobs, play smart and execute properly, good things happen, like a #13 seed can upset a #3 seed on their home floor. That's why you play the games. Upsets happen in the NBA. They happen more often in college and certainly more than that in high school sports. Tuesday night had a few examples in the Section 2 championships.
Check Out Capital Region Boys HS Sectional Hoops Brackets
Check Out Capital Region Boys HS Sectional Hoops Brackets
It's time to breakout your favorite high school sweatshirt or hat. You old rivalries are heating up. Mid-February means the best in Capital Region high school basketball will be battling it out in the Section 2 boys and girls basketball tournament. Tournament play starts on Friday. Let's start with the boys and the Class AA Bracket. Will #1 Green Tech run the table or will #2 seeded Niskayuna have eyes of their own on the title?
Rule That Suspended New York High School Coach Gets Reversed
Rule That Suspended New York High School Coach Gets Reversed
I'm all for rules, as much as the next person. However, you have to know the ramifications of the rule and understand who the rule is punishing, as well the concept of the violation before implementing the rule. What is the rule supposed to accomplish? Nassau County, high school football had a rule designed to prevent teams from running up the score. It sounds fine on the surface but when you understand each circumstance, a blanket rule doesn't work.
Albany, CBA and Cohoes Win On A Crazy Night In High School Hoops
Albany, CBA and Cohoes Win On A Crazy Night In High School Hoops
As the temperature drops, the rivalries in high school hoops heat up. Tuesday night was no different on basketball floors in the Capital Region. There were 29 boys games on the docket and another 22 for the girls. A big shout out to Tamarac boys basketball for their #1 ranking in Class B in New York State. Congrats to Coach Eric Medved and the Bengals!
Busy Friday for Capital Region Boys & Girls High School Hoops
Busy Friday for Capital Region Boys & Girls High School Hoops
The one of the best things for high school student-athletes is getting to compete for your school against the next town over or a long-time rival. Numerous times, athletes from different schools have talked to me about their moms and dads competing against those same schools and therefore passing down the rivalry. Friday night, we start to get into the meat of the high school basketball season with plenty of those rivalries on local courts.
Capital Region Tipping Off with a Big High School Hoops Game
Capital Region Tipping Off with a Big High School Hoops Game
Most high school basketball players didn't get to play in front of their friends and family last season, some didn't get to play at all. Though wearing masks is being required at most schools, at least these seniors will be able to play with fans in the stands. Tuesday night features two of the Capital Region's better boys basketball teams meeting up. One played last year. One did not.
What to Know About the NYS Finals in HS Football at the Dome
What to Know About the NYS Finals in HS Football at the Dome
The New York State Public High School football championships are set this weekend for the Syracuse Carrier Dome. It's down to 10 teams from high schools across New York State, not including Long Island or New York City. The five match-ups this Friday and Saturday will feature 3 teams from Sections I and IV each, with one representative from Sections II, III, VI and VII filling out the bracket.
State Quarterfinals in New York High School Football Are Set
State Quarterfinals in New York High School Football Are Set
With last weekend's sectional championships complete, the New York State Public High School football state quarterfinals field is set. The five Section II champions from last week will all compete. Burnt Hills, Ravena and Greenwich will play on Friday, while CBA and Schuylerville will compete on Saturday. The best of luck to all of our Section II teams competing from everyone at 104.5 The Team.