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Shen football handles Ballston Spa, 41-7

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. >> The Shenendehowa football team executed a different game plan Friday night for its homecoming, keeping its offense on the field for longer periods of time so that the end zone student section had more to cheer about and take a step towards its post-season plans. The Plainsmen scored on six of its eight possessions and rolled past a youthful Ballston Spa squad 41-7 at Brent T.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Troy High tops in poll, Saratoga, Shaker move up

Troy High (8-0) remained both undefeated and in the No. 1 spot after its 25-7 AA quarterfinal win versus Christian Brothers Academy in the Wednesday morning New York State Sportswriters Class AA poll. Saratoga Springs (8-0) a 34-13 winner over Bethlehem moved up one spot to No. 19 and Shaker (7-1), a 27-16 winner over Guilderland also moved up one to No.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Troy High repeats as Class AA Super Bowl champs

ALBANY, N.Y. >> It was a phrase that coaches throughout Section II have said time and time again - "There is a reason why Troy in the No. 1 team in the state." The undefeated Flying Horses, riding a 23-game winning streak that dates back to last year, repeated as the Section II Class AA champions Friday night at the University at Albany with a 28-6 win over Saratoga Springs.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Saratoga Super Bowl loss not without its lessons

ALBANY, N.Y. >> Only five football teams will end their season with a win and it will come later in the month of November, away from the Capital Region and against two teams that may have never met. To be crowned a champion takes talent, health, luck, execution and character. For those who don't make the trip to the Syracuse Carrier Dome, it is the losses that often reveal the character of those Section II athletes who don't advance.

FOOTBALL POLL: Ranked teams on collision course to Super Bowls

Troy High (9-0) remained undefeated and atop the weekly New York State Sportswriters Poll Class AA football rankings released Wednesday morning following the Flying Horses' 50-14 win over Shenendehowa last week. The two will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the University at Albany. Admission is $8. Saratoga Springs (9-0) moved up three spots to No.

Saratoga football breaks into NYS poll

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Troy High (5-0) remained atop the New York State Sportswriters poll Wednesday morning, No. 1 since the poll began four weeks ago. Shaker (5-0) remained at No. 15 with the unbeaten Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks (5-0) breaking into the poll at No. 25. Christian Brothers Academy (3-2) and Shenendehowa (4-1) were honorable mentions this week.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Troy High runs over Shen, 50-14, in AA semifinal

TROY, N.Y. >> There were few surprises at Troy High Friday night in the Flying Horses 50-14 over Shenendehowa in the Class AA semifinal - if you were a Troy fan. The number one ranked, undefeated and defending New York State Sportswriters Association had an opportunity to show the capacity crowd in attendance and the televised audience what its prolific offense was able to do and that it had a defense to match.

FOOTBALL: Shen’s Devin Disonell too much for CBA in 21-10 win

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. >> The Shenendehowa varsity football team secured the No. 2 seed in the Empire Division with a 21-10 win over Christian Brothers Academy Friday night and the Brothers continued to improve heading into the playoffs. CBA (3-3 Empire Division, 3-4 overall) turned the ball on just one occasion Friday night, a plus for the Brothers who have averaged more than three giveaways over the previous four weeks and made an opening statement during its first possession.

FOOTBALL: Saratoga moves up five spots in AA polls

Undefeated Troy High (6-0) retained its No. 1 position in Wednesday morning's Class AA New York State Sportswriter poll, no surprise after the Flying Horses 40-15 win over Shaker (5-1). Saratoga (6-0) moved up five spots to No. 20 after a 40-12 win over Albany High (0-6) while the Blue Bison fell from its previous spot at No.

Troy High remains atop Class AA NYS poll

Troy High remained in the top spot in the Wednesday morning's Class AA New York State Sportwriters Poll. The 4-0 Flying Horses retained it's No. 1 spot as Shaker High moved up two spots to No. 15. Still unbeaten Saratoga Springs and Colonie remained as honorable mentions for another week, still not breaking into the top 25.

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Area swimmers help Siena women’s team succeed

After a slow start, the Siena College women's swim team is starting to get things going and two key performers for the Saints are junior Emma Rupert and freshman Kylie George. Rupert, from Clifton Park (Shenendehowa High), has been dominant in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle and the 200 individual medley in a win over Stony Brook (172-58) on Nov. 4 in Loudonville and triumphs over Monmouth (175-86) and Manhattan (205-56) on Nov. 18 in a tri-meet in West Long Branch, N.J. She kicked off the season by winning all three of those events in a 160-134 loss to Rider on Oct. 14 in Loudonville. George, from Scotia (Scotia-Glenville High), has been strong all season long in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and with the 400 medley relay team.

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