Clayton A. Bouton High School

The second season for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo girls’ and Voorheesville boys’ basketball teams started with a bang this week in the Section II, Class C bracket. The BKW girls opened on Saturday evening at home against Lake George and never looked back from the opening tip, winning 67 to 17.

Track athletes from Guilderland, Voorheesville, and Berne-Knox-Westerlo battled in their sectional championships — Division 1 for Guilderland and Division 4 for Voorheesville and BKW — at the University at Albany on Sunday.

A last-half comeback by the Voorheesville girls was not enough to make up for their slow start against Watervliet on Tuesday night. The Birds were down by as many as 20 points but, after halftime, they came out firing on all cylinders.

The Voorheesville Blackbirds flew to victory, beating Ichabod Crane, 60 to 47, on Friday evening as they spread their wings in a Colonial Council matchup at Ichabod Crane in Valatie.

The Guilderville boys looked to show their swimming abilities against Shenendehowa High School on Friday afternoon in hopes of qualifying for states. The team is made up of athletes from Guilderland and Voorheesville and competed at home, in the Voorheesville pool.

On Monday afternoon the Voorheesville Blackbirds bowling team traveled to Troy to take on Lansingburgh at Uncle Sam Lanes. The Blackbirds lost, 28 to 4 (3433 to 2229 total pins).

Track teams from Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Guilderland, and Voorheesville, traveled to Springfield College in Massachusetts on Sunday to take part in the third annual Ed Cepiel Springfield Invite against 25 other teams.

The Voorheesville boys’ volleyball team traveled to Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday to compete in the Holiday Tournament hosted by Ichabod Crane. The Blackbirds finished fifth out of eight teams, after going 5-5.

The Storm lived up to its name in a physical game on Friday, shutting out the Mohawks, 2 to 0, in the first Stick it to Cancer game at Union College. Each team is comprised of players from a number of high schools.

In a Colonial Council matchup Friday afternoon, the Voorheesville girls’ basketball team traveled to Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School where the Blackbirds had a tough time against the Indians’ defense and fell, 69 to 39.


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