What’s up in Shenendehowa sports: Dec. 14

Shenendehowa's Petar Bebic leads his team onto the floor before a boys' basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)Shenendehowa's Petar Bebic leads his team onto the floor before a boys' basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

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

MILESTONE FOR HUERTER

In Friday’s 65-49 win against Guilderland for the Shenendehowa boys’ basketball team, senior guard Kevin Huerter recorded his 1,000th career point.

The milestone-setting basket came on a layup midway through the second quarter.

Huerter became the fourth player in program history to score 1,000 points, joining Dan Haver, Greg Koubek, and Brendan O’Sullivan.

Shenendehowa's Kevin Huerter is shown during a boys' basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Shenendehowa’s Kevin Huerter is shown during a boys’ basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

BIG GAME LOOMS

At 4-0, the Shenendehowa girls’ basketball team has not been pushed yet this season.

That should change Tuesday, when the Plainsmen will play host to Bethlehem. The two teams are both unbeaten and met in last year’s Section II Class AA title game, with Shenendehowa losing that one.

This past week, the girls recorded wins against Niskayuna and Guilderland. Carly Boland scored 44 points between the two games to lead the way.

BOWLING KEEPS WINNING

The Shenendehowa bowling squad continued its hot start to the season Thursday with a 17-15 win against Guilderland.

The victory pushed the young Plainsmen team’s record to 3-1.

Brennon Belding led Shenendehowa with a 561 series.

FIRST WINS

Both the Shenendehowa hockey and Shenendehowa boys’ indoor track and field team recorded their first wins of the season this past weekend.

The hockey squad topped Pelham 2-1 Saturday. Mike Berman and Nate Kummu scored the goals for the Plainsmen, which were 0-3 before the win.

Meanwhile, the track and field squad scored 198.36 points at its first meet, easily outpacing second-place Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s 47.60.

QUEST FOR PERFECTION

Through its opening week-plus of action, the Shenendehowa wrestling team is 3-0 in the league and has already won a tournament.

The Plainsmen’s latest win came this past Thursday in a 63-15 Suburban Council verdict against Niskayuna.

Shenendehowa’s next competition is Wednesday at Saratoga Springs.

Shenendehowa's Parker Brooks, left, and Niskayuna's Santi Herman lock up during a match Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Shenendehowa’s Parker Brooks, left, and Niskayuna’s Santi Herman lock up during a match Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday, Dec. 15

4:15 p.m.: Bowling at Bethlehem

4:30 p.m.: Boys’ swimming at Bethlehem

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball at Bethlehem

7 p.m.: Girls’ basketball hosts Bethlehem

Wednesday, Dec. 16

7:30 p.m.: Wrestling at Saratoga Springs

7:30 p.m.: Hockey hosts Saratoga Springs, at Clifton Park Ice Rink

Thursday, Dec. 17

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

Friday, Dec. 18

9 a.m.: Wrestling at Flo-Excalibur tournament, at Wyoming Seminary

2:30 p.m.: Nordic ski at Johnsburg invitational

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball hosts Saratoga Springs

7 p.m.: Girls’ basketball at Saratoga Springs

Saturday, Dec. 19

8 a.m.: Indoor track at league meet, at Hudson Valley Community College

8 a.m.: Boys’ swimming hosts invitational

8 a.m.: Wrestling at Hudson Falls tournament

9 a.m.: Wrestling at Flo-Excalibur tournament, at Wyoming Seminary

5:45 p.m.: Hockey at CBA

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.