Boys soccer: Bethlehem bounces back by beating Shen

After losing to Shaker two days earlier, the Bethlehem boys soccer team held on for a 2-1 Suburban Council victory over Shenendehowa Thursday, Sept. 10, in Delmar.

Girls swimming: Shaker cruises past Ballston Spa

Sedef Ishaque and Natalie Rumpelt each won a pair of individual events to lead the Shaker girls swim team to a season-opening 105-81 victory over Ballston Spa Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Girls soccer: Shen edges Guilderland in early-season battle

Shenendehowa dealt Guilderland its first loss of the season with a 1-0 victory Tuesday, Sept. 8, in a Suburban Council game.

Girls soccer: Saratoga doubles up Colonie

Saratoga Springs defeated Colonie 4-2 in a Suburban Council girls soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy officially begin playing in the Suburban Council

It’s a new era of Suburban Council sports. Beginning with the first varsity golf matches Monday, Aug. 24, the league is up to 16 schools.

The widow-making, production-killing, Dungeons & Dragons-eske imaginary pastime of Fantasy Football is here

In 2006, the Pew Research Center out of Washington D.C. estimated that 5 percent of all adults play fantasy sports, two-thirds of whom played fantasy football. Fantasy sports may lend credit to baseball for its origins, but football reigns as the Mack Daddy of them all.

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NYS Baseball Hall of Fame will induct La Salle, Bethlehem coach Jesse Braverman this fall

Class began every summer afternoon on the ballfield at Bethlehem Central Middle School. The crunch of gravel underneath Jesse Braverman’s beat-up Ford Escort could be heard as he promptly rolled in at noon. He’d step out of the car with as many as 50 to 70 neighborhood kids already waiting for him. Instead of a syllabus, Braverman would pull out bags of helmets, bats and baseballs. It was the School of Baseball and class was now in session. In time, kids would simply call it “Jesse Ball.”

Sports poll: Does Funny Cide deserve to be elected into the Racing Hall of Fame

This poll question first appeared in the July 29 editions of Spotlight News.

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Crossing bats

A vintage baseball game bridges the miles between two teams looking to preserve, educate and entertain

A vintage baseball game bridges the miles between two teams looking to preserve, educate and entertain.

Sports poll for the week of June 30 - July 6

Do you think the Tri-City ValleyCats will make the New York-Penn League playoffs in 2015?

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Photo Gallery- Shaker vs Burnt hills - Boys Lacrosse - Varsity and JV

Boys Lacrosse teams from North Colonie traveled to Burnt Hills on May 5 to take on the Spartans.

Sports poll: Should more area high schools install turf fields?

Between the long, cold, snowy winter and the slow thaw this spring, area high schools have increasingly had trouble getting their scheduled varsity games in -- especially in sports such as baseball and softball.

Seats for Saratoga opening up

Reserved seats for Saratoga Race Course now available for purchase

Those of you looking to make Saratoga your “August Place to Be” best start making plans now. Some tickets are on sale now.

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Get To Know: Matthew Bixby

This appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.

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Photo Gallery: BHBS skates past CBA - HS Hockey

CBA traveled to Glenville to take on BHBS. The game was Senior Night for the Spartans and they came out strong, scoring four goals in the first period. BHBS won the contest 4-0.