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Bucknell Bisons @ Siena Saints - NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball - December 21st 2019

lay up

Siena's Elijah Burns (1) charges through the lane and lays it off the window as part of a game-high 28 points. The Siena Saints would host the Bucknell Bisons in front of 5500 fans at the Times Union Center. It would be a game the Saints would start off in control of a gradually pull away and have a 43-31 lead at the intermission. In the second half the Bisons would make it a more competitive game and on a few occasions have it down to a five-point game and actually win the half 40-38. Although the Saint's hot start would be too much to handle and they would get the 81-71 victory. In the winning effort, Elijah Burns would lead the way with 28 points as the Saints go to 3-5 on the season and the Bison fall to 4-8 on the season. Next up for the Siena Saints is the MAAC season opener as they host Canisius. Gallery

hard contact

Siena's Donald Carey (0) crashes the lane hard and draws the contact and gets to the line for the one and one. Gallery

Northern Vermont Johnson Badgers @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - NCAA Women's Basketball - December 14th 2019

steal

Plattsburgh State's Taylor Clare (21) with the swipe along the endline with the fullcourt press. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Northern Vermont Johnson Badgers in the nonconference game to end the 2019 season. The Cardinals would come out and take charge early winning the opening quarter 22-12. In the second quarter, they would stay in control with a 16-6 quarter and have a 38-18 lead at intermission. When the teams came back for the third quarter the Badgers would try there best to make a game out of with a 22-19 Cardinals quarter to lead 60-37 into the fourth. In that fourth quarter, the Cardinals would leave little to the imagination with a 22-9 quarter to secure 82-46 victory. In the winning effort, the Cardinals go to 4-4 on the season while Taylor Durnin would lead the way with 19 points. As the Cardinals head into the break and will return to action on January 7th as they head to Middlebury. Gallery

one hander

Plattsburgh State's Mya Smith (11) with the one-hander jumper as part of a six-point afternoon. Gallery

Worcester Railers @ Adirondack Thunder - December 27th 2019

ECHL Hockey
rebound goal

Adirondack's Mike Szmatula (91) with rebound goal to give the Thunder the lead late in the third period. The Adirondack Thunder would host the Worcester Railers in ECHL Hockey action in front of 3100 fans. The Railers would get the early lead at the 4:51 mark from Shane Walsh. The Thunder would answer back at the 11:07 on the Ara Nazarin goal to make it 1-1. About a minute and a half later the Railers would regain the 2-1 on Shane Walsh's second of the night. The Adirondack Thunder would retie the game up at 2 on Jake Linhart's goal to end the first period. After all the excitement in the first period, there would be a lone goal in the second period by Railers Jaxk Standers to make it 3-2. That's where the game would stay till halfway through the third period when Alex Tonge would score to tie the game at three. In the final five minutes of the period, the Thunder would get there first lead of the game at Mike Szmatula rebound goal at 4-3. Although the Railers would rally back and tie the game back up at 4 in the final minute on the Dante Salituro. In the overtime, the Railers would get the winner about two minutes in on the Dante Salituro second goal of the game. Gallery.

Potsdam Sandstoners Vs Beekmantown Eagles - New York State Class B First Round - November 8th 2019

catch and takedown

Beekmantown's Kaden Myers (2) with the catch on the swing pass as he is taken down by Potsdam's Dustin Agen. It would be the first round of the New York State Class B Football championships and would feature the Beekmantown Eagles and the Potsdam Sandstoners. It would take til near the end of the first quarter when we would get the first score of the game from Potsdam's Will Varney on a 1 yard run with a 1:40 left and make it 6-0. The Sandstoners would strike again 11 seconds later after they recovered the onside kick and scoring on a 40 yard run to make it 12-0. Then with 1:40 left in the first half the Sandstoners Will Varney would score again on a 2 yard run to make it 18-0 at the intermission. When the teams came back for the second half the Eagles would still not have answer for the Sandstoners. In the third quarter the Sandstoners would score two more times in the third quarter one by Will Varney and Bobby Voss for the 30-0 Sandstoners win. In the winning effort the Potsdam Sandstoners go to 8-2 and advance to the quarterfinals while the Beekmantown Eagles season comes to an end 6-3. Gallery

breaking tackle

Beekmantown's Matt Dion (11) on the jet streak around the back breaking through the tackle. Gallery

#1 Moriah Vikings Vs #2 Ticonderoga Sentinels - New York State Section VII Class D Championship - November 4th 2019

Fends Off Defender

Moriah's Braden Swan (32) fends off Ticonderoga's Owen Stonitsch (24) on the cutback. It would be the annual match up in the Section VII Class D championship. As the #1 Moriah Vikings would play the #2 Ticonderoga Sentinels. The Vikings would take the 8-0 lead at the 3:28 mark of the first quarter with a Maddox Blaise 2 yard run. The game would stay there the first play of the second quarter when Maddox Blaise gets a 3 yard run to make it 14-0 vikings. Then on the next drive the Vikings would score his first of the night on a 13 yard run at 3:41 of the second quarter and take the 22-0 lead into the half. When the teams came out for the second half it would be more of the same as the Vikings would get two more touchdowns coming from Braden Swan and Todd Malbon for the 34-0 victory. In the winning effort the Moriah Vikings go to 6-3 and to the New York State Class D Playoffs as the Ticonderoga Sentinels season comes to end at 1-8. Gallery

stiff arm

Ticonderoga's Aidan Porter (44) with the stiff arm to the Moriah defender as he gets the first down. Gallery

#3 Plattsburgh Hornets Vs #1 Beekmantown Eagles - New York State Section VII Class B Championship - November 2nd 2019

pass break up

Beekmantown's Andrew Vannatten (25) puts the hand up and breakup the pass intended for Plattsburgh's Kyle LaValley (8). It would be a battle of crosstown rivals as the Beekmantown Eagles matchup with the Plattsburgh Hornets in the Section VII Class B Championships. The Hornets would take the 7-0 lead 4 minutes into the game on a 4 yard run by Ian Detuello. The Eagles would fight back to tie the game up at 7 on nine yard run by Kaden Myers two minutes into the second quarter. The Eagles would take the 14-7 lead 3 minutes into the third quarter on Kaden Myers 49 yard run. The Hornets would tie the game back up at 14 on a 54 yard pass to Ian Detulleo at the six minute mark of the third quarter. The Eagles would regain the lead at 21-13 as Kaden Myers would score for the third time on six yard run with three minutes left in the third quarter. The Hornets would answer right back with a nine yard run by Ian Detuello for his third score of the game at 21-19 with a minute left in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter though the Eagles would put the game away with two scores by Dave Dion and Kaden Myers to secure the 34-19. In the winning effort the Beekmantown Eagles go to 6-2 and have a matchup with the Potsdam Sandstoners in the New York State High School Class B Playoffs while the Hornets season comes to end at 4-5. Gallery

grab

Plattsburgh's Ian Detuello (2) with the catch over the middle as the defenders had tight coverage as part of a three score day. Gallery

#2 Saranac Lake Red Storm Vs #1 Ausable Valley Patriots - New York State Section VII Class C Semi-Finals - November 2nd 2019

touchdown

Saranac Lake's Ben Munn (2) flies into the endzone over Ausable Valley's defender for the score It would be a matchup between the Saranac Lake Red Storm and the Ausable Valley Patriots for the Section VII Class C Championship. The Patriots would strike first and quick as they would Luis Perez on 73 yard pass just 20 seconds into the game for the 8-0 lead. The Red Storm would strike right back in under a minute on a 1 yard run by Rhett Darrah to make it 8-6 2 minutes into the game. Then with 39 seconds left in the first quarter the Red Storm would score on a 84 yard pass to Jeffrey Lavair to make it 12-8 Red Storm. The Patriots would strike right back 19 seconds into the second quarter on 69 yard pass to Nate Doner to make it 14-12. Then five minutes into the quarter the Red Storm would regain the lead at 18-14 on a 28 yard pass to Jeffrey Lavair. Although Patriots would answer right back in thirty seconds on a 54 yard pass to Eli Douglas to make it 20-18 at the half. When the teams came back for the third quarter the Red Storm would regain the lead at 24-20 on a 20 yard pass to Jeffrey Lavair. Then four minutes into the fourth quarter the Red Storm would extend there lead to 31-20 on a one yard run by Ben Munn. Although the Patriots would make a game of down the stretch as as they would hit Eli Douglas on a 45 yard pass with 6 minutes left to make it 31-26. From there though the Saranac Red Storm would hold on for the Section VII Class C title and advance to the New York State Class C Playoffs and take on the Gouvenour Wildcats. Gallery

catch

Ausable Valley's Luis Perez (3) with the catch along the sidelines for the first down. Gallery

John Jay Indians @ Beekmantown Eagles - Applebees Winter Classic Championship - December 22nd 2019

High School Boys Hockey
champions

The John Jay Indians celebrate as they are the 2019 Applebees Beekmantown Winter Classic champions. The Beekmantown Eagles would host the John Jay Indians in the 2019 Applebees Beekmantown Winter Classic Championship. The Indians would get the lone goal of the first period on the Kyle Petschek goal at the 7:49 mark to make it 1-0 Indians. In the second period, the Indians would take control as they would light the lamp 3 times on goals from Ethan Jackson, Mattie Wierl and Jack Browne to make it 4-0 Indians. In the third period, the Indians would add one more just to put the icing on the cake. Although the Eagles would avoid the shutout as Gavin Fessette would score in the final three minutes. In the losing effort, the Eagles would fall to 3-2 on the season. Gallery.

Rye Garrant Vs Northeastern Clinton Cougars - Applbees Winter Classic Consolation Game - December 22nd 2019

High School Boys Hockey
pad save

Rye's Sasha Vasyuta (27) with the pad save on the breakaway attempt by Northeastern Clinton's Lucas Bedard (17). It would be the consolation game of the Applebees' Beekmantown Winter Classic between the Rye Garnets and the Northeastern Clinton Cougars. It would be a matchup between a couple of evenly matched teams and there would be no scoring in the opening period. The Garnets would finally breakdown the wall at the 8:41 mark of the second period on the Cal McLoughlin goal to make it 1-0. The game would stay there til the six minute mark of the third period when the Cougars would tie the game up at one the Lucas Bedard goal. It was starting to look like overtime until Rye's Carter Bradford would come in on a breakaway and beat the goalie with 34 seconds left to give the Rye the 2-1 victory. In the losing effort the Cougars fall to 1-2 on the season Gallery.

#3 Saranac Chiefs @ #2 Saranac Lake Red Storm - New York State Section VII Class C Semi-Finals - October 26th 2019

pass break up

Saranac's Bryce Smith (7) with the pass breakup on the pass intended for Saranac Lake's Jeffrey Lavair. It would be the Saranac Chiefs traveling to Saranac Lake and taking on the Red Storm in the New York State Class C Semi-finals. The Red Storms would get the first score of the game on a 78 yard pass to Sam Donaldson at the 7:05 mark of the first quarter for the 7-0 lead. The game would stay there for the rest of the first half as it would be marred by turnovers. The Red Storm would extent the lead to 14-0 on the 1 yard run by Logan Brown at the 6:15 mark of the third quarter. Then just 50 seconds into the fourth quarter the Red Storm would make it 21-0 on a 15 yard run by Rhett Darrah. The Chiefs would get on the board in the final two minutes on a 13 yard quarterback keeper by Garett Adolfo to make it 21-7. Although with the win by the Saranac Lake Red Storm they go to 5-3 and advance to the New York State Section VII Class C Championship and play the Ausable Valley Patriots as the season comes to end for the Saranac Chiefs at 3-5. Gallery

touchdown catch

Saranac Lake's Sam Donaldson (6) with the basket catch for the catch and run 78 yard pass. Gallery

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