Guilderland High School

As temperatures hovered around freezing, the Dutchmen took to the hills at the Lapland Lake trails against 10 other teams on Tuesday afternoon for the Guilderland Nordic Invitational in Northville.

The annual tournament, hosted by the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk wrestling team, is named for an RCS wrestling booster who was 29 when he died of cystic fibrosis in 2010.

Guilderland, with a seasoned team, and Voorheesville, with a new indoor track team, both competed in the seven school Tri-Valley meet at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy on Sunday afternoon. The Blackbirds’ team has one junior and all the other athletes are younger.

Guilderland gymnasts showed their grace and tumbling skills on the mat during Tuesday’s dual meet at Bethlehem High School. The team is young with some “rookies” and also had some key members injured to start the season. Bethlehem Eagles won, 159.10 to 155.25.

On Tuesday, the Guilderland Dutchmen faced off against Christian Brothers Academy on the court and on the lanes. The bowling team played the Brothers at home at Town ’n’ Country lanes in Guilderland and, won 20 to 12, while the boys’ basketball team traveled to the CBA and fell, 77 to 48.

Carrying high their hopes of playing deep into November for state championships, athletes from Guilderland, Voorheesville, and Berne-Knox-Westerlo showed their opponents that they mean business on the court, in the pool, on the gridiron, and on the course.

The Guilderville swim team — made up of girls from Guilderland and Voorheesville — competed last weekend at the state competition at Ithaca College in Ithaca.

On Monday afternoon, 7 Guilderland High School seniors signed their letter of intent to play colligate sports next year.

On Friday late morning and early afternoon - Guilderland, Voorheesville, and BKW - cross country teams all vied for a chance to run in this Saturday's state competition down in Sunken Meadow State Park in the Section 2 championships at Saratoga State Park in Saratoga Springs.

The Guilderville and Duanesburg-BKW swim teams showed off their skills during last weekend's Division 1 and Division 2 sectional championship at Shenendehowa High School in efforts to win sectional titles and qualify for state competition.


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