On Feb. 16, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo boys basketball team was itching to get back on the hardwood since COVID-19 hit. The State, which designated basketball as a “high-risk” sport, finally gave the sport the green light with the help from Albany County and BKW school board to return.

School sports competitions returned at last this week — with golf.

The track-and-field teams of Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Guilderland, and Voorheesville competed in a two-day Section II state-qualifier event at Shenendehowa High School last Thursday and Friday, hoping to qualify for the state competition this coming Friday and Saturday in Middletown.

The track-and-field athletes of Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Guilderland ran, jumped, and threw in hopes of winning sectional titles and also making it to the State Qualifiers on May 30 and 31 at Shenendehowa.

As the season winds down toward sectional play, every game becomes critical. The Voorheesville Blackbirds and the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Bulldogs both improved their standings this past week.

The weather was cold and windy on Tuesday afternoon as the Berne-Knox-Westerlo track-and-field team faced off against Duanesburg at home. The teams did their best in the windy conditions where the BKW boys won, 72 to 49, and the girls lost, 83 to 46.

The bats came alive for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo baseball team at the end of the game on Monday afternoon against the Mekeel Christian Academy Lions at home. The Bulldogs trailed, 3 to 0, after six-and-a-half innings but then rallied for a 4-to-3 win.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo girls’ basketball team is back to full strength and winning ways.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Bulldogs indoor track team, may be small, but the bite and heart are big. The Bulldogs took to the track at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday morning in Troy.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Bulldogs boys took to the lanes and the court on Friday afternoon in critical Western Athletic Conference games early in the season. The basketball team played Middleburgh in a packed gym at home and battled in the second half to hold onto a 63-to-58 win.


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