What’s up in Shenendehowa sports: Jan. 12

Shenendehowa girls' indoor track and field team athlete Jill Shippee poses with her record-breaking mark in the weight throw at the Dartmouth Relays. (Photo provided)Shenendehowa girls' indoor track and field team athlete Jill Shippee poses with her record-breaking mark in the weight throw at the Dartmouth Relays. (Photo provided)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

CLIFTON PARK — The latest highlights in Shenendehowa athletics, plus what’s coming up this week for the Plainsmen.

WORTH THE WEIGHT

Shenendehowa junior Jill Shippee set the Dartmouth Relays’ record Saturday for the high school girls’ weight throw.

Shippee recorded a best toss of 55-8 to easily take first place in the event. She also won the event’s shot put with a 43-10.50 mark, breaking her own school record.

This year’s edition of the Dartmouth Relays was the event’s 47th.

Michael Collins of Shenendehowa drives to the basket between Cameron Coles and Keivontay Williams of Schenectady Tuesday.

Michael Collins of Shenendehowa drives to the basket between Cameron Coles and Keivontay Williams of Schenectady Tuesday.

HOOPS HEAVEN

Another week came and went last week, which meant both the Shenendehowa boys’ basketball and Shenendehowa girls’ basketball teams each picked up another couple wins.

Both squads beat both Ballston Spa and Schenectady, with the boys snagging 51- and 53-point wins, while the girls took 59- and 32-point victories.

Both teams face Mohonasen tonight.

LYDON & CO.

Nick Lydon, a sophomore on the Shenendehowa boys’ swimming and diving team, had a record-setting Saturday.

As part of an overall team win  at the Schenectady Invitational, Lydon set an event and pool record with 546.50 points.

Also scoring wins for Shenendehowa in solo events were Luke Gordon and Joey Homan.

BREAKING THE ICE

After a tough December, the Shenendehowa hockey team started January with a pair of dramatic wins.

The Plainsmen started their month with a 1-0 overtime victory Jan. 6, then scored two goals in the final minutes of regulation to score a 3-2 victory against Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa on Friday.

Athletes are shown during a recent Shenendehowa boys' swimming and diving practice in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Athletes are shown during a recent Shenendehowa boys’ swimming and diving practice in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday, Jan. 12

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ bowling at Mohonasen

4:30 p.m.: Boys’ swimming hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball at Mohonasen

7 p.m.: Girls basketball hosts Mohonasen

Wednesday, Jan. 13

5 p.m.: Alpine ski at Niskayuna invitational, at West Mountain

7:15 p.m.: Hockey at La Salle Institute

7:30 p.m.: Wrestling hosts Ballston Spa

Thursday, Jan. 14

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

Friday, Jan. 15

9 a.m.: Wrestling at Eastern States Classic

9 a.m.: Indoor track at Yale invitational

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball hosts Columbia

7 p.m.: Girls’ basketball at Columbia

7:40 p.m.: Hockey at Fairport

Saturday, Jan. 16

9 a.m.: Wrestling at Eastern States Classic

9 a.m.: Indoor track at Yale invitational

10:30 a.m.: Nordic ski at Queensbury, at Crandall Park

7 p.m.: Hockey at Pittsford Mendon

Sunday, Jan. 17

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

Monday, Jan. 18

9:30 a.m.: Alpine ski hosts league event, at Gore Mountain

10 a.m.: Nordic ski at Lake George

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.