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CBA, Colonie and Shaker must compensate for graduated players

All three Class AA football teams in Colonie are going through at least a partial rebuilding phase after each graduated several key players from last season.

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Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy officially begin playing in the Suburban Council

It’s a new era of Suburban Council sports. Beginning with the first varsity golf matches Monday, Aug. 24, the league is up to 16 schools.

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NYS Baseball Hall of Fame will induct La Salle, Bethlehem coach Jesse Braverman this fall

Class began every summer afternoon on the ballfield at Bethlehem Central Middle School. The crunch of gravel underneath Jesse Braverman’s beat-up Ford Escort could be heard as he promptly rolled in at noon. He’d step out of the car with as many as 50 to 70 neighborhood kids already waiting for him. Instead of a syllabus, Braverman would pull out bags of helmets, bats and baseballs. It was the School of Baseball and class was now in session. In time, kids would simply call it “Jesse Ball.”

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Developing the next wave of rowers

Shaker crew team’s free learn to row program introduces sport to middle schoolers

How do you get middle school-age students interested in the sport of rowing?

Track and field: Ronel Forde, Jake Johnson win Sectional titles

Shaker’s Ronel Forde and Colonie’s Jake Johnson each won individual events at the Section 2 Group 1 Track and Field Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.

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Photo Gallery- Shaker vs Burnt hills - Boys Lacrosse - Varsity and JV

Boys Lacrosse teams from North Colonie traveled to Burnt Hills on May 5 to take on the Spartans.

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Boys lacrosse: Guidlerland surges past Colonie

Dutchmen score last three goals to beat Garnet Raiders

The Colonie boys lacrosse team had an up-and-down first week.

Sports poll: Should more area high schools install turf fields?

Between the long, cold, snowy winter and the slow thaw this spring, area high schools have increasingly had trouble getting their scheduled varsity games in -- especially in sports such as baseball and softball.

Baseball: Late rally propels Shaker past CBA

Shaker scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out an 8-6 victory over Christian Brothers Academy in a non-league baseball game Tuesday, April 7.

Boys lacrosse: Shaker edges Bethlehem

Shaker held on to edge Bethlehem 14-13 in a Suburban Council South Division game Tuesday, April 7.

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Girls lacrosse: Shaker falls in opener

Haley Schultz’s late goal lifts Burnt Hills past Shaker

As one might expect, a girls lacrosse game between the defending Section 2 Class A and Class B champions went down to the wire.

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Baseball: Crowded South Division race

Colonie seeks playoff spot with veteran lineup

Kyle Ruth has been to the Section 2 Class AA baseball playoffs once in his career. That was when he was a freshman with the Colonie Garnet Raiders.

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Baseball: Fresh start for Shaker

Blue Bison return four all-stars from last year

There were only two baseball teams that defeated Shenendehowa last year: Victor (Section 5) in the state final and Shaker.

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Girls lacrosse: A tale of two teams

Shaker looks to remain on top of the heap, while Colonie wants to move up

Two girls lacrosse teams in the town have different sets of goals.

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Get To Know: Matthew Bixby

This appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.

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