High schools: Saratoga Springs wrestlers win Schenectady Invitational

High schools: Saratoga Springs wrestlers win Schenectady Invitational

The Saratoga Springs boys wrestling team roared to the team championship at Saturday’s Schenectady Invitational, led by individual first-place finishes from Chase Matter, Taylor Beaury, Gordon Murray and Gianni Delgado.

Matter won the 110-pound title with a pin of Schenectady’s Xavier Vargas, Beaury was an 8-1 winner over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s Frank Broadhurst at 126 pounds, Murray won an 11-5 decision against Cobleskill-Richmondville at Kyber2111 Delgado pinned Hamidullah Albany Pager at 160.

The Blue Streaks also earned runner-up finishes from Vito Spatafora at 172, Lorenzo Paleschi at 189 and Patrick McKinely at 215 en route to finishing with 214 team points, 49 better than runner-up Shenendehowa.

Shenendehowa finished second with just one individual champion, Greg Green at 118 pounds.

Colonie finished third in team scoring with 123 points, while both 215-pounder Jaydon Aquirre-Hamlin and 285-pounder Will Hotaling won their respective weight classes. Schenectady and Averill Park rounded out the top five in the team competition.

Other individual champions were Schalmont’s Dylan Devine (132) and Michael Cavanaugh (189), Niskayuna’s Drew Schiavo (102), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Gabriel Goss (138), Albany’s Tabriz Khetab (145) and Shaker (172 Moore).

Several local competitors had strong finishes at the prestigious Eastern States Classic at Sullivan County Community College, led by third-place finishes from Ballston Spa’s Connor Gregory at 160 and Mohonasen’s Cameron Groncki at 285. Other local podium finishers included Ballston Spa’s Darrien Insogna fourth at 215, Burnt Hills’ Liam Carlin fifth at 132, Amsterdam’s Renso Montalvo sixth at 138 and Fonda-Fultonville’s Owen Hicks sixth at 145.

In the girls Eastern States Classic, Tamarac’s Emily Frost won the 126-pound championship with a final-round pin, while Duanesburg/Schoharie’s Zoey Lints (138) and Tamarac’s Ragan Retell (132) were both runners-up.


Ava Roemer hit a jumper with one second left in the game to lift Niskayuna to a 44-42 girls basketball victory against Schalmont.

Karissa Antoine hit a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left to give Schalmont a 42-39 lead. Six seconds later, Jackie Reffelt hit a 3 for Niskayuna to tie the game at 42-42.

Reffelt led Niskayuna with 10 points. Antoine had 18 points for Schalmont and Gianna Cirella added 15 points.

Bri Carey and Kaleigh Montanez sparked Shenendehoea’s 72-68 win over Fairport. Key hit five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points. Montanez added 21 points.

Sophia Bologna scored 26 points to lead Holy Names past Troy 54-49. Kate Gilooly led Troy with 15 points.


Less than 24 hours after beating Schenectady, Colonie’s boys basketball team defeated La Salle 58-38 in a non-conference game. Trey Owens-Cody led Colonie with 17 points and Julius Reed had 15 points. Jason Bradwell had 15 for the Cadets, and Davon Maloney added 13 points.

Isaiah Smith scored 22 points and Ryan Woodrow added 20 as Schalmont defeated Ichabod Crane 81-79. Alex Schmidt led Ichabod Crane with 36 points and Quinn Rapport added 17 points.

Niskayuna fell to Kingston 45-38. Ethan Gilson had 13 points for Niskayuna and Gavin Olsen contributed 12 points.

Albany Academy defeated Shaker 52-46. Zach Matulu leads Shaker with 23 points.

Collin Eaking scored 17 points and Colten Christensen scored 14 for OESJ in a 42-36 win over Richfield Springs. OESJ held a 13-point halftime lead late in the third quarter, but rallied to outscore Richfield Springs 13-7 in the fourth.

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