What’s up in Shenendehowa sports: Dec. 7

Luke Gordon is shown during a Shenendehowa boys' swim team practice in Clifton Park on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)Luke Gordon is shown during a Shenendehowa boys' swim team practice in Clifton Park on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

CLIFTON PARK — A look at the latest news in Shenendehowa athletics.

HOOPS SWEEP

Both the Shenendehowa boys’ basketball and Shenendehowa girls’ basketball teams topped Averill Park this past Friday.

The girls did so in particularly impressive fashion, using a 24-0 third quarter to help turn a halftime tie into a 64-36 win. In the victory, Carly Boland had 27 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists, while Sydney Brown had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Also, Cam Tooley collected 13 points and six assists.

Meanwhile, the boys won 74-34 as both Kevin Huerter and Luke Hicks scored 18 points apiece.

Both Shenendehowa teams are 2-0 and will play Niskayuna and Guilderland this week.

Michael Gillooley of Shenendehowa takes a shot next to Jacob Carroll of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Tuesday, December 1, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Michael Gillooley of Shenendehowa takes a shot next to Jacob Carroll of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Tuesday, December 1, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

HOCKEY STUMBLES

Against top-notch opponents, the Shenendehowa hockey team started its season with a pair of losses.

Over the weekend, the Plainsmen lost 5-1 decisions to both St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute and Mamaroneck. Adam Doescher and Jared Lambright scored Shenendehowa’s goals.

Next up, the Plainsmen play Suffern this Friday.

WEEKEND WINS

The Shenendehowa wrestling team won the Clyde Cole Invitational, contested Friday and Saturday in Oxford, with a team score of 269 points to dominate the field.

Four Plainsmen wrestlers won solo championships at the event.

At 126 pounds, Kiernan Shanahan won a 7-3 decision in his title match.

At 138 pounds, Kevin Guardino picked up a 4-1 victory in his championship.

At 170 pounds, Anthony DiNallo was an 11-3 winner.

At 182 pounds, Kevin Parker used a pinfall to win his title in 54 seconds.

Also, Friday, the Shenendehowa boys’ swimming and diving team picked up a 98-67 win against Queensbury. In the win, Luke Gordon was the lone Plainsmen swimmer to record multiple solo wins.

STATE SUCCESSES

Several Shenendehowa athletes were recently named to all-state squads in girls’ athletics.

From Shenendehowa field hockey, senior Emily Fraser was named an all-state performer. Fraser led the Plainsmen to the Class A state semifinals.

In volleyball, sophomore Nicole Adams was a Class AA first-team all-state selection, while sophomore Charlotte Macken and junior Julia Paliwodzinski earned second-team honors.

The Shenendehowa girls’ volleyball team was also a state semifinalist.

RUNNERS HONORED

The Suburban Council recently released its all-league teams for boys’ and girls’ cross country, with several Shenendehowa runners earning spots.

For the Shenendehowa boys’ cross country squad, Henry Christopher, Mitchell Halpern, and Alex Matson all were honored.

From the Shenendehowa girls’ cross country team, Danielle Jordan and Julia Zachgo each garnered selections.

Shenendehowa girls are shown during Friday's Section II cross country championship in Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Shenendehowa girls are shown during Friday’s Section II cross country championship in Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday, Dec. 8

4:15 p.m.: Bowling hosts Niskayuna, at Spare Time Lanes

4:30 p.m.: Boys’ swimming hosts Albany

7:30 p.m.: Wrestling at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball hosts Niskayuna

7 p.m.: Girls’ basketball at Niskayuna

Thursday, Dec. 10

4:15 p.m.: Bowling hosts Guilderland, at Spare Time Lanes

7:30 p.m.: Wrestling hosts Niskayuna

Friday, Dec. 11

3 p.m.: Hockey at Suffern

6 p.m.: Girls’ basketball at Guilderland

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball hosts Guilderland

Saturday, Dec. 12

8 a.m.: Indoor track at league meet, at Union College

9 a.m.: Boys’ swimming at Be

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.