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GUILDERLAND — Mike Lainhart was worn out. He didn’t want to wrestle anymore, but said that his best friend bribed him into coming back.

This friend, Josh LoGiudice, said that it wasn’t a bribe, but it was a persuasion.

In a record five ovetimes, the Guilderland boys bested Columbia on Wednesday, 102 to 100, testing the stamina of the players, coaches, and crowd.

The Union College senior from Guilderland was awarded for her passion for soccer and life.

With a stacked line-up, and with Class B's top seed in hand, the Voorheesville basketball team began its playoff run.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo's basketball season came to an end after getting out-muscled by Rensselaer.

Five Guilderland seniors signed their letters of intent for college sports teams next fall. Six others signed last fall, meaning 11 Guilderland students will go on to Division I and Division II programs.

The Empire State Winter Games lasted from Feb. 6 to 9 and featured athletes from across the state in Olympic events in a region that has twice hosted the international games.

Local skaters, armed with smart phones, watched their Olympic heroines competing in Sochi before they took to the ice at the Empire State Games.

Altamont's Chris Whalen hit what he called a "powder hole" in his nighttime Nordic race at The Empire State Games, but still brought home a Bronze medal.

The 2014 Empire State Winter Games opened with a ceremony on Feb. 6 fit for New York's top winter athletes as their international counterparts were preparing for competition in Sochi, Russia at the Winter Olympics. Several local figures skaters, skiers, and sprinters brought medals back to the Capital Region this year.

A tall sprinter from the Albany Academy for Girls took first place a long stretch in the 100-meter and 400-meter snowshoe sprints at the Empire State Winter Games on Feb. 9.

Adaptive Alpine skiers from Windham Mountain Ski Resort travel and compete together in winter sports events for athletes with disabilities. For a pair in Albany, it's a place to be treated like family while facing off with elite racers on their levels.

Douglas Rogers and Bruce Williams competed in the 2014 Empire State Winter Games this month.