Guilderland High School

Intensity ramps up during sectional play. The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Bulldogs and Guilderland Dutchmen measured up in their first sectional games this week.

For 14 years, the Guilderland girls’ lacrosse team had reached the Class A sectional finals. But on Monday afternoon, at home, the Dutch witnessed a buzzsaw in Bethlehem that led from the opening whistle to the final buzzer and the Dutch, seeded second, lost, 14 to 3.

The Guilderland Unified Basketball team showed its dominance last Thursday at home against Tamarac. The teams combine boys and girls, and regular-education students along with special-education students.

In a very physical matchup with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Thursday, the Guilderland girls’ lacrosse team wrestled to victory, 6 to 5. The reigning Section 2 champions have a new coach this season: Kara Depaula who was an assistant last year.

Five Guilderland High School students presented their independent study at the Guilderland Public Library on Saturday afternoon.

The Guilderland boys’ tennis team smashed home a huge 6-to-3 win against Shenendehowa on Tuesday afternoon, the Dutchmen’s second game of the season.

The spring season opener Tuesday saw the Guilderland boys’ lacrosse team playing in a cold drizzle of rain, sleet, and snow, losing to Ballston Spa, 13 to 5. The fields were wet with leftover snow at Ballston Spa so the game was moved to the artificial turf at Union College in Schenectady.

The winter season for the Bulldogs, Blackbirds, and Dutchmen was hot on the court, on the mat, on the track, and in the pool. Some teams made it all the way to the state competition and some showed heart and determination in efforts to get to states.

Guilderland High School hosted their 10th annual dodgeball tournament in efforts to raise money for the Altamont Food Pantry.

The Guilderland Dutchmen bowling team, after winning back-to-back sectional titles, traveled to Syracuse on Sunday morning for the state competition. The six athletes bowled six games as a five-person team, participated in the boys’ Division 1.


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