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.

The Voorheesville Blackbirds competed in the pool-play portion of the girls’ volleyball state tournament on Saturday afternoon in Glens Falls. The Birds battled hard and played their best against the three teams, finishing with a record of 3-4.

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.

Guilderland’s Isabella Bruno and Noah Tindale competed against top athletes from across New York for the State Championship held at Cicero-North Syracuse in Cicero on Friday. The Federation competition followed on Saturday with Bruno winning the championship for the triple jump.

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.

The Guilderville boys’ swim team sent one relay team and three swimmers to the state competition at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Westbury on Long Island this past weekend.

The Guilderland cheer squad was the only one of five Section 2 teams to make it to the final round at the state championships in Syracuse Saturday where 52 schools competed.

The Voorheesville Blackbirds girls’ volleyball team returned to the state championships — for the first time since 2013 after a four-year run — Saturday at the Glens Falls arena.

Three relay teams along with four individual swimmers and two divers from the Guilderville team — made up of girls from Guilderland and Voorheesville — competed at Ithaca College in Friday and Saturday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association state championships.


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