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Among the state’s top 500, swimmers from Guilderville, made up of Guilderland and Voorheesville students, and Helderberg Valley, made up of Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Duanesburg students, put their talents against the best swimmers from all over New York this weekend at Ithaca College.

The Guilderland and Berne-Knox-Westerlo bowling teams hit the lanes at Town ’n’ Country in Guilderland this week to start their 2019-20 season.

On Monday afternoon, five Guilderland athletes signed the college letter of intent to move onto the next level of their career.

The historic runs for the Guilderland football team, going for the school’s first sectional championship, and the field-hockey team, looking for its first-ever regional championship, fell short this past week.

Swimmers focused on qualifying for states as they competed on Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 at Shenendehowa. Guilderville, made up of Guilderland and Voorheesville swimmers, finished with 132 points and Helderberg Valley, made up of Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Duanesburg swimmers, finished with 295 points. A relay team and two individual swimmers from Guilderville will compete at states as will Abigael O’Donnell from Helderberg Valley.

The Voorheesville Blackbirds boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball teams went full bore this week. The soccer team on Saturday afternoon battled Lake George at Colonie High School for the section 2 Class C championship.

On Saturday morning at Tri-City Fitness and Tennis Center, Guilderland's top two tennis singles players competed against the States best players at the NYSPHSAA competition in Latham.

The bleachers shook as the crowd cheered when the Guilderland girls’ field-hockey team won its their first-ever Class A sectional title Sunday.

The Voorheesville boys and girls opened Class C sectional soccer play on the right foot last week. The boys, the top seed, faced off against Schoharie on Saturday in the quarterfinals while the girls, seeded second, played Berne-Knox-Westerlo, the 18th seed, on Friday afternoon.

An intense game with two overtimes ended Wednesday with the Guilderland field hockey team’s first-ever chance to play a sectional title game. The Dutch pulled out a 2-to-1 victory on Bethlehem’s home turf against the Eagles in the Class A sectional semifinal.