Guilderland High School

The second season for Voorheesville and Guilderland lacrosse teams started last week — and ended this week.

The athletes on Guilderland’s Unified Sports basketball team play with heart and love of the game. The Dutch traveled to Bethlehem on Monday and beat the Eagles, 49 to 46.

The Guilderland Dutchmen lacrosse team is driving toward the finish of the regular season, aiming to be in a good position for a deep run in the sectionals. The Dutch traveled to Averill Park to take on the Warriors on their Senior Night.

After starting well, the young Dutch baseball team has seen the season go up and down since then. On Monday afternoon, Guilderland traveled to Saratoga to play a key Suburban Council game. The game went back and forth but the Dutch couldn’t hold on to a one-run lead and fell, 6 to 5.

On a windy day at Guilderland High School Tuesday, the girls’ track-and-field team took on Ballston Spa while the boys took on Ballston Spa and Christian Brothers Academy.

On Tuesday morning at the Appel Inn in Guilderland. The YMCA held a breakfast to honor the students of five school districts on their volunteerism along with a few educators as well.

The Guilderland softball team battled the Ballston Spa Scotties in an early season Suburban Council matchup on Friday afternoon at home. The game started as a pitchers’ duel but then the Scotties’ bats woke up and the Dutch fell behind. A Dutch rally fell short in the 11-to-6 loss.

Cold weather spawned hot competition last Thursday as Guilderland, 3-0 on the season, beat the Warriors at Averill Park, 7 to 2.

Getting off on the right foot: Both the Guilderland girls and Voorheesville boys won lacrosse games this week. The Dutch faced Columbia at home on Tuesday afternoon and won a barn burner, 14-to-12, while the Blackbirds, also at home, on Monday easily beat Cambridge, 11 to 6.

Even when temperatures plummeted, the athletes from Guilderland, Berne-Knox-Westerlo, and Voorheesville made sure they brought the heat to their opponents in sectional and state competition this winter sports season.


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