Jul 182014
 
 Posted by on July 18, 2014

Former Hudson Valley Community College and Rutgers University football standout Darnell Stapleton, has been named the offensive line coach at Bucknell University, a Division I-AA school.

Stapleton, who also was a member of the XLIII Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, was asked join the staff of Bucknell head coach Joe Susan, who was an assistant at Rutgers from 2001-09. Read more in this article from the Newark Star-Ledger.

May 072014
 
 Posted by on May 7, 2014

The baseball team (19-15) lost to Herkimer County Community College (31-7), 10-7 and 12-2, on Tuesday afternoon.

Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) and Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) led the Vikings in game one, each recording two hits and a double. Brett Fenton (Catholic Central/Troy) added two hits, and Zach Steimer (N/A/Ballston Spa) chipped in a hit and two RBIs in the loss.

Fenton added another two hits in game two, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early deficit to the #7 ranked Generals. Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) went 2-3 at the plate and Adams tacked on an RBI.

The baseball team wraps up the regular season when it travelsl to Jefferson on Thursday afternoon for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

May 072014
 
 Posted by on May 7, 2014

The softball team (11-6) lost to #2 Herkimer County Community College (28-5), 16-1, in the opening round of regionals on Tuesday afternoon.

Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) recorded a double on the day, and Abby Coyne (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) drove in the Vikings only run in the loss.

The softball team improved its record from last season and qualified for postseason play in Coach Chris Mazzeo’s second year as head coach.

May 062014
 
 Posted by on May 6, 2014

The baseball team (19-13) defeated SUNY Adirondack (6-23) on Monday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 6-3, and defeated the Timberwolves in game two, 5-0.

Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) led the Vikings with three hits and three RBIs, and Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) added two more RBIs in the win. Franklin Miller (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) went the distance striking out seven, including striking out the side to end the game.

Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) pitched seven strong innings to earn the win on the mound in game two, striking out 10 batters and allowing no earned runs. Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) led the Vikings offensively with three hits, and Matt Sand (CBA/Altamont) added a solo homerun.

The baseball team travels to Herkimer today for a doubleheader at 2 p.m..

May 052014
 
 Posted by on May 5, 2014

Kacey Lasch (Colonie/Colonie) of the women’s golf team placed first at Genesee Invitational at Batavia Country Club on Saturday afternoon. Below are the official results:

Kacey Lasch (Colonie/Colonie): first with 108

Jordan Lichtenberger (Saratoga/Saratoga): third with 139

Kelsey Mele: fourth with 131

Brittany Kilcher (Troy/Schenectady): fifth with 161

May 052014
 
 Posted by on May 5, 2014

The baseball team (17-13) split with Schenectady County Community College (15-14) on Saturday evening. The Vikings won game one, 2-0, but dropped game two, 7-1.

Chad Sinko (Shaker/Latham) earned the win on the mound going 4 and 1/3 innings, and Hans Schmidt (Catskill/Catskill) came in to shut door to complete the game one shutout. Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) led the Vikings with two hits, including an RBI double to put the Vikings on the board. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) and Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) each recorded two hits in the win.

The bats went cold in game two, and the Vikings couldn’t overcome the Royals early lead. Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) led the team with two hits, and Mueller and Sunkes were the other two Vikings with hits in the loss.

The baseball team traveled to Schenectady Sunday for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

Apr 302014
 
 Posted by on April 30, 2014

The baseball team (16-12) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (6-12) on Tuesday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 6-2, and shut the Twins out in game two, 10-0.

Franklin Miller (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) struck out 10, allowing only one earned run to capture the game one victory. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) led the Vikings with two hits and two RBIs, and Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) recorded one hit and one RBI.

Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) pitched a complete game shutout, scattering only four hits and striking out eight. Scaccia led the offensive attack with two hits and three RBIs. Mueller and Brett Fenton (Catholic Central/Troy) each added two hits and one RBI in the rout.

The baseball team travels to Columbia-Greene on Thursday for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

Apr 282014
 
 Posted by on April 28, 2014

The baseball team (14-12) split with #8 Herkimer (24-6) on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings dropped the first game, 11-1 in six innings, but came back strong in game two to win, 2-1.

Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) led the Vikings with two hits, and Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) added a hit and an RBI in the game one loss.

Game two was a different story as the Vikings came up on top. Chad Sinko (Shaker/Latham) pitched a strong 5 1/3 innings, and Hans Schmidt (Catskill/Catskill) came in relief to earn the win. Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) doubled in the fourth to drive in a run to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead. Herkimer tied it up in the top of the sixth, but Hudson Valley answered back behind an RBI single by Scaccia in the bottom half of the inning. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) added two hits and scored the only two runs in the victory.

The baseball team hosts Columbia-Greene on Tuesday for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

Apr 282014
 
 Posted by on April 28, 2014

The softball team (11-5) lost to #3 Corning Community College (24-2) in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Vikings lost game one, 4-1, and lost game two, 8-7.

The Vikings were tied at one until Corning got three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take game one.

Allison Ford (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) led the Vikings, going 3-3 at the plate, and Abby Coyne (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) added a double and the teams only RBI in the first game.

Hudson Valley rallied in the top of the seventh behind a 3-run homerun by Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) to tie the game at seven. Corning ended up getting a run in the bottom half of the inning to avoid the upset. Ford recorded another three hits, and Emily Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) added two doubles in the loss. Miller chipped in four RBIs, and recorded eight strikeouts on the mound to take only her third loss of the season.

The softball team travels to Mohawk Valley on Wednesday for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.

Apr 252014
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2014

Current Hudson Valley Community College softball sophomore, Emily Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill), signed her letter of intent with Division 2, NAIA, College of St. Joseph.

Johnson is receiving a “provider scholarship” in which she is required to be a member of the softball team, provide 15 hours of community service each semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA. She ranked in the top 25 in the nation last season in batting with a .500 average, tallying a team-high 28 hits and 21 RBIs.

The signing was covered by Varsity Letters.

The Viking softball program also signed the following nine local athletes to letters of intent:

Lara Dzembo, Columbia

Angelina Farragon, Colonie

Shelby Fenton, Catholic Central

Hannah Hoffman, Averill Park

Bryanna Holdridge, Cohoes

Shannon Johnson, Averill Park

Mercedes Martel, Coxsackie-Athens

Hannah Mochrie, Colonie

Michaela Turner, Colonie

Head Coach Chris Mazzeo is encouraged by this incoming class stating, “the coaching staff has been actively recruiting and we are confident we are bringing in a good mix of quality student-athletes both in the classroom and on the field. We are changing the culture of the program and expect to compete for a regional championship every year. Recruiting is the first step in that direction, and we believe this is an excellent class that will be an asset to the college and softball program.”

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Apr 252014
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2014

The baseball team (13-11) split with SUNY Adirondack (3-20) on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 4-3, but lost game 2, 12-7.

Zach Steimer (N/A/Ballston Spa) broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth with a solo homerun, which would ultimately lift the Vikings past the Timberwolves in game one. Franklin Miller (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) earned the win on the mound, behind a 16-strikeout performance. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) and Cristian Disla (Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy/Manhattan) each recorded three hits in the win.

In game two, Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) led the Vikings with a homerun, two RBIs and three runs scored. Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) returned to action coming off an injury and homered in the third inning, and Joseph Bender (Guilderland/Guilderland) and Cameron Bow (Mt. Anthony Union/Shaftsbury, VT) each recorded two hits in the loss.

The baseball team travels to Herkimer on Saturday for a doubleheader at noon.

Apr 252014
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2014

The softball team (11-3) defeated Fulton-Montgomery Community College (4-8) in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 10-1 in five innings, and won game two, 9-1 in six innings.

Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) collected her 10th and 11th wins on the mound, striking out 17 in the two games. Emily Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) led the offensive attack with five hits, four RBIs and six stolen bases on the day, and Abby Coyne (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) added four hits and four RBIs in the lopsided wins.

The softball team travels to Corning on Saturday for a doubleheader at 12 p.m.

Apr 232014
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2014

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (12-10) split with Clinton Community College (2-8) on Saturday afternoon. The Vikings lost game one, 2-1, but took game two, 7-3.

Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) pitched a complete game, allowing only two runs, none of which were earned, but the offense failed to produce. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) led the Vikings with three hits, and Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) recorded Hudson Valley’s only RBI in the game.

Scaccia came back and pitched six innings, allowing no earned runs to earn the win in game two. Joseph Bender (Guilderland/Guilderland) led the Vikings with two hits and two RBIs, and Cameron Bow (Mt. Anthony Union/Shaftsbury, VT) also recorded two RBIs. Brett Fenton (Catholic Central/Troy) went 2-3 at the plate with an RBI, and Mueller added another two hits in the victory.

The baseball team hosted Adirondack on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Apr 232014
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2014

The softball team (9-3) split with Broome Community College (4-6) in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 9-1, but lost game two, 5-4.

The Vikings won big in game one behind a strong effort on the mound by Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack). Miller collected her ninth win of the year on the mound, improving to 9-1 on the season. Jacqueline Rossi (Shaker/Latham) and Rebekah Johnson (Amsterdam/Amsterdam) each recorded two hits to lead the Vikings to the game one win.

Rossi added two more hits and two stolen bases in game two, but it wasn’t enough. Allison Ford (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) went 2-4 at the plate, but received the loss on the mound.

The softball team traveled to Clinton on Tuesday for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.

Apr 232014
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2014

The baseball team (11-9) split with Clinton Community College (1-7) on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings lost game one, 6-5, but came back in game two to win, 7-1.

Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) and Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) each went 2-4 at the plate in the game one loss. Kyle Hall (Mapleton/Castleton) came in relief to pitch a solid 3 and 1/3 innings, striking out five and allowing no runs, but couldn’t get enough run support for the win.

Game two was dominated on the mound for the Vikings by freshman Franklin Miller (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa). Miller tossed a two-hit complete game with eight strikeouts. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont), Matt Sand (CBA/Altamont) and Joseph Bender (Guilderland/Guilderland) each recorded two hits, and Bender also chipped in three RBIs in the win.

The baseball team also hosted Clinton on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Apr 232014
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2014

The softball team (8-2) defeated SUNY Delhi (3-9) in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings won both games in 5 innings, 8-0 and 12-3.

Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) recorded both wins on the mound to improve to 8-2 on the year. Chelsie Matala (Tamarac/Melrose) led the Vikings in the first game with three RBIs, and Lauren Aitken (Maple Hill/Schodack) and Allison Ford (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) each recorded two hits in the shutout.

In game two, Alexandra Luscier (Troy/Troy) broke the game open with a homerun, going 3-3 at the plate with three RBIs. Matala added two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases, and Jacqueline Rossi (Shaker/Latham) chipped in two hits and two stolen bases in the win.

The softball team traveled to Broome on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

Apr 172014
 
 Posted by on April 17, 2014

The lacrosse team (1-7) lost to Mohawk Valley Community College (4-6), 16-12, on Wednesday afternoon.

Anthony Massaroni (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) led the Vikings with four goals, and Kennedy Gonzalez (Lansingburgh/Troy) added two goals and four assists. Scott Greg (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) recorded three goals, and Victor Terry (John Jay/Fishkill), Nick Clark (Columbia/East Greenbush), and Chaz Nichols (Clarkstown South/Clarkstown) each tallied a goal in the loss.

Apr 152014
 
 Posted by on April 15, 2014

The softball team (6-2) defeated SUNY Adirondack (1-7) in a doubleheader on Monday afternoon. The Vikings won both games in 5 innings, 11-1 and 12-0.

Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) bounced back after a tough doubleheader against Herkimer to record two wins on the day. Miller struck out five in the first game and nine in the second, allowing no earned runs. Chelsie Matala (Tamarac/Melrose) recorded three hits and Lauren Aitken (Maple Hill/Schodack) added two more in game one. Emily Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) led the Vikings in game two with four hits and five RBIs, while Abby Coyne (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) and Miller each had two hits in the shoutout.

The softball team hosts Monroe today at 3 p.m.

Apr 142014
 
 Posted by on April 14, 2014

The Hudson Valley Community College lacrosse team (0-7) lost to SUNY Delhi (9-2), 28-3, on Saturday afternoon.

Kennedy Gonzalez (Lansingburgh/Troy), Allen Martin (Shaker/Watervliet) and Victor Terry (John Jay/Fishkill) scored the Vikings three goals in the loss.

The lacrosse team travels to Mohawk Valley on Wednesday for a game at 6 p.m.

Apr 142014
 
 Posted by on April 14, 2014

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (9-9) split with Fulton-Montgomery Community College (8-11) on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings lost game one, 15-6, but picked up a victory in game two, 13-12.  On Saturday, the team split a pair with FMCC. The Vikings lost game one, 13-11, but came back in game two to pick up the win, 8-4.

On Sunday, the Vikings fell behind in the third inning and couldn’t recover in game one. Zach Steimer (N/A/Ballston Spa) hit a deep home run to left field to rack up three RBIs, and Casey Cohan (Saratoga Catholic/Saratoga) recorded two hits in the loss.

Game two was a back and forth battle that featured six lead changes. Matt Sand (CBA/Altamont) homered in the second to tie the game at two. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) hit a two-run home run in the fourth, and Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) knocked out a two-run home run in the fifth to cap off a six-run inning. The Vikings pushed across the winning run in the sixth on a Fulton-Montgomery error. Sunkes led the Vikings with three hits and three RBIs, and Brett Fenton (Catholic Central/Troy) recorded three hits and two RBIs.

The baseball team hosts Clinton on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Apr 112014
 
 Posted by on April 11, 2014

The Hudson Valley Community College softball team (4-2) lost to #2 Herkimer Country Community College (10-5) on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings lost game one, 20-5, and then lost game two, 14-6.

Chelsie Matala (Tamarac/Melrose), Alexandra Luscier (Troy/Troy) and Lauren Aitken (Maple Hill/Schodack) each recorded two hits in the first game loss to the number two team in the nation. Abby Coyne (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) led the Vikings in game two, going 3-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Jacqueline Rossi (Shaker/Latham) added two hits and Luscier added one hit and three RBIs.

The softball team travels to Adirondack next Monday for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.

Apr 112014
 
 Posted by on April 11, 2014

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (7-7) split with Mohawk Valley Community College (6-6) on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 10-5, but then dropped game two, 6-3.

Casey Cohan (Saratoga Catholic/Saratoga) led the Vikings with two hits and two RBIs in game one. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) added a triple and three RBIs, while Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) earned the win on the mound, going five strong innings.

Hudson Valley trailed in the second game and couldn’t make up the ground. Cameron Bow (Mt. Anthony Union/Shaftsbury, VT) had two hits, and Joseph Bender (Guilderland/Guilderland) and Cohan each recorded a hit to bring in the Vikings three runs in the loss.

The baseball team travels to Fulton-Montgomery on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

Apr 072014
 
 Posted by on April 7, 2014

The lacrosse team (0-4) lost to Union County College (5-4), 24-6, on Saturday afternoon.

Allen Martin (Shaker/Watervliet) led the Vikings with four goals, and Anthony Massaroni (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) and Scott Greg (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) each scored in the loss.

The lacrosse team hosts Broome on today at 4 p.m.

Apr 062014
 
 Posted by on April 6, 2014

The baseball team (5-5) split with Jefferson Community College (6-7) on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 11-1, but fell in game two, 5-3.

The Vikings jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in the first game. Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) led the team with three hits and five RBIs. Scaccia sealed the game with a three-run homerun in the bottom of the fourth to give the Vikings a 10-run lead. Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) added two hits, and Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) added a two-run single in the rout.

Game two was a different story and the Vikings rallied late, but it wasn’t enough. Down 2-1 in the sixth, Parslow hit an RBI single to tie the game. Two batters later, Adams recorded an RBI double to give the Vikings a 3-2 lead, but Jefferson answered in the top of the seventh with three runs of their own to take game two.

The Vikings host Mohawk Valley on Tuesday for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.