NYSPHSAA

It was hot and humid at Union-Endicott High School in Endicott for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association outdoor track and field championships. Guilderland sent three individual competitors and one relay team last Friday and Saturday.

On Friday and Saturday, Guilderland and Berne-Knox-Westerlo state qualifiers battle to win a state title in their respective events at Cicerco-North Syracuse High School in Cicero.

Track-and-field events sometimes come down to physics and psyche, pushing by increments.

Without a coach, Shayla Lyons has perfected her shot put technique watching YouTube videos; her school has no track facilities, so she practices in a parking lot — the challenges have made her a champ.

The high sun and heavy humidity didn't stop Guilderland athletes from placing near the top during state championships for outdoor track and field.

Three Guilderland track-and-field athletes will compete in three separate events Friday and Saturday in the Division 1 state championships, along with a 4 x 800 relay team.

Guilderland had another chance at a Class AA basketball title, but came up short, again.

Voorheesville's title defense was thwarted in the semifinals.

Voorheesville's volleyball championship was the culmination of two years of progression.  

Unless Duanesburg, Schoharie, and Berne-Knox-Westerlo have budgets passed with money allocated for football, the Schoburg team may not exist next fall, said BKW's Interim Superintendent Joe Natale.

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