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On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Guilderland field hockey team, the second seed, took on the third seed Bethlehem at home, where Guilderland hasn’t played in four years. It was a section 2, Class A semifinal match.

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Voorheesville girls’ soccer team opened up a Section 2, Class CC sectional quarterfinal matchup as the top-seed, taking on eighth-seeded Maple Hill Wildcats. It was close to the end but the Birds won 4 to 1.

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Guilderland football team kicked off on a new turf field against Shaker, a familiar foe. Shaker’s defense held the Dutch down all game long. It was a very important game for the Dutch as they are looking to make the playoffs.

Last Thursday, Oct. 20, the Voorheesville boys soccer team kicked off the Section 2, Class C sectionals as the top-seed. The Blackbirds faced off in the second round against 16th-seed Hadley-Luzerne.

Guilderland’s new synthetic turf field was used for the first time for Friday’s home football game.

On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18, the Guilderland field hockey team hosted the Columbia Blue Devils in the Section 2, Class A sectional quarterfinal at Afrim’s Sports Park. Guilderland took an early lead and never looked back, winning 5 to 0.

On Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, the Guilderland girls tennis team took to the courts at Central Park in Schenectady to battle for an opportunity to head to the State Competition.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Guilderland volleyball team participated in the 2022 Shen Fall Festival at the Impact Athletic Center in Clifton Park along with 19 other schools around the state. The Dutch went 2-4 in pool play, 3rd, and lost in the silver bracket quarterfinals to Galway.

On Friday, Oct. 14, the Voorheesville football team traveled to Canajoharie High School to take on the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Cougars. The Blackbirds offense couldn’t muster much offense against a stingy defense. The Blackbirds lost 16 to 0.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo cross-country team took on the Duanesburg Eagles and Schoharie Indians in a tri-meet at Schoharie High School. The boys’ side only had one runner, but he was injured. The girls’ team had two athletes and ran well.

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Helderberg Valley, composed of Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Duanesburg students, battled the Corinth-Fort Edward-Hadley Luzerne football team at Corinth High School. HV led from the start and never looked back by winning, 42 to 6.

Last Thursday, Oct. 6, the Voorheesville Blackbirds traveled to Cohoes for an important Colonial Council matchup. The Birds fell behind after the first half and attempted a rally but it fell short losing, 2 to 1.

The Guilderland football team battled rival Bethlehem in their homecoming game on Sept. 30. It was supposed to be played at Guilderland but the new turf field isn’t fully completed so it was held at Mohonasen High School. It was a defense-focused game, but the Dutch held on to win 8 to 7.

On Friday, Sept. 30, the Guilderland boys’ volleyball team hosted a Suburban Council matchup against Colonie at Guilderland High School. The Dutch team played well and won 3 sets to one; 25-18, 22-25, 25-23, 25-17.

On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo girls’ volleyball team faced off against Western Athletic Conference foe Mayfield. The Bulldogs fell in four sets; 20-25, 17-25, 25-23, 21-25.