BY MICHAEL KELLY
CLIFTON PARK — Our early-week report on everything Shenendehowa athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Plainsmen teams.
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
The latest: A 15th-place finish at the Manhattan Invitational, with Mitchell Halpern leading the way with a 55th-place finish in a deep field.
What’s next: A home meet today at the Saratoga Spa State Park.
The latest: A weekend off for the squad before it wraps up its regular season this week.
What’s next: A trip tonight to Niskayuna in a rematch of last year’s Section II Class AA championship game.
The latest: A trip Saturday to the Penfield tournament, from which no results were reported.
What’s next: A home match Wednesday against Shaker.
The latest: A 5-2 win Monday against Niskayuna, in which Emily Fraser scored twice, and a single goal came from each of Kelly Barkevich, Taryn Marra, and Kenzie Woerner.
What’s next: A meeting Wednesday with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, the only squad to top Shenendehowa this season.
The latest: A 50-20 victory against Albany, in which Carl Fiore ran for another three touchdowns.
What’s next: A crucial Week 7 tilt against Guilderland, with the winner securing the Empire Division’s No. 2 seed for the playoffs.
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
The latest: Some time off.
What’s next: A home meet today at the Saratoga Spa State Park course.
The latest: A break since the team’s 0-0 tie with Shaker this past Thursday.
What’s next: A matchup tonight with the state’s No. 1 team, the Niskayuna Silver Warriors.
GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING
The latest: A seventh-place finish at its home invitational, at which Julia Samson won the 100 backstroke.
What’s next: A home meet against Shaker on Wednesday.
The latest: The Plainsmen are playing the waiting game as sectionals start today.
What’s next: Shenendehowa will play either Guilderland or Colonie on Wednesday, at Shenendehowa, in the sectional quarterfinals.
The latest: A weekend invitational, at which Shenendehowa advanced to the semifinals before falling to Mercy, the No. 4 team in the state.
What’s next: A home match Thursday against Saratoga Springs.
The latest: Resting up for the individual portion of the season.
What’s next: Five Shenendehowa golfers — Angelo Cafaro, Tom McPartlon, Mason Munger, Mike Ross, and Mitch Virkler — are competing today in the first round of the A-B-C-D tournament.
(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)
9 a.m.: Golf at A-B-C-D tournament in Altamont
4:15 p.m.: Boys’ cross country hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, at Spa State Park
4:15 p.m.: Girls’ cross country hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, at Spa State Park
5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball hosts Niskayuna
7 p.m.: Boys’ soccer at Niskayuna
7 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Niskayuna
Wednesday, Oct. 14
4:30 p.m.: Girls’ swimming hosts Shaker
5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball hosts Shaker
6:30 p.m.: Field hockey at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Thursday, Oct. 15
5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball hosts Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Saratoga Springs
Friday, Oct. 16
4:15 p.m.: Field hockey hosts Columbia
7 p.m.: Football at Guilderland
Saturday, Oct. 17
12 p.m.: Girls’ cross country at Burnt Hills invitational
7 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Monroe-Woodbury