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.

Apr 042014
 
 Posted by on April 4, 2014

The softball team (2-0) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (1-8) on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings won game one, 5-2, and then rallied in game two to win 3-2.

The two returning sophomores led the Vikings to a 5-2 win to open the season. Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) threw a complete game, which included seven strikeouts and no earned runs. She also added a solo home run to help her own cause. Emily Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) picked up where she left off last season, going 2-3 at the plate with a hom erun and two RBIs.

Miller added a second win to her resume in game two, going all seven innings allowing no earned runs for the second consecutive game. The Vikings trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth before Johnson drove in a run to make it 2-1. That’s when Katie Traver (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) stepped to the plate to hit a go-ahead two-run home run, which was enough to seal the deal.

The softball team travels to Mohawk Valley on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

Apr 042014
 
 Posted by on April 4, 2014

The baseball team (4-4) lost to Monroe College (11-10), 14-1 and 4-1, on Thursday afternoon.

The lone bright spot for the Vikings in game one was Dan Ciaramella (Shaker/Latham) on the mound. Ciaramella held Monroe hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out two.

The Vikings bounced back in game two with a strong effort. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) reached base two times, driving in the lone run on a triple in the sixth. Chris Carmel (LaSalle/Waterford) pitched a solid five innings, striking out three, allowing only two runs.

The Vikings host Jefferson on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Mar 282014
 
 Posted by on March 28, 2014

The lacrosse team (0-2) lost to Dean College (2-0), 22-3, on Thursday afternoon.

Allen Martin (Shaker/Watervliet), Kennedy Gonzalez (Lansingburgh/Troy), and Anthony Massaroni (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) each scored in the loss.

The lacrosse team hosts Finger Lakes on Monday at 4 p.m.

Mar 242014
 
 Posted by on March 24, 2014

The team (4-1) defeated Suffolk County Community College (0-6), 8-3 and 8-2, on Friday afternoon.

Lewis Lima (Guilderland/Guilderland) pitched four scoreless innings, allowing only one hit to earn the win. Matt Sand (CBA/Altamont) led the Vikings with two hits, and Zach Steimer (N/A/Ballston Spa) hit a three-run homerun in the win.

Game two was much of the same as Franklin Miller (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) earned the win on the mound, allowing only one unearned win. Casey Cohan (Saratoga Catholic/Saratoga) recorded three hits, and Cameron Bow (Mt. Anthony Union/Shaftsbury, VT) added two hits and four RBIs to complete the two-game sweep.

The Vikings host RPI JV on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Mar 172014
 
 Posted by on March 17, 2014

The baseball team (1-1) split with #2 Gloucester County College (4-4) on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings lost 21-3 in game one and won game two, 8-7, at Gloucester in New Jersey.

Hudson Valley got off to a slow start in game one. Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) led the Vikings going 3-3 at the plate with two stolen bases and two runs scored. Eric Mueller (Bethlehem/Glenmont) went 2-3 in his debut with two RBIs and two steals in the loss.

Game two was a different story as the Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Gloucester fought back late in the game and took a 7-5 lead into the seventh inning. Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) drove in the tying run and then Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) hit a sac fly to give the Vikings an 8-7 lead. Gloucester threatened in the bottom half of the inning with the tying run on second with one out, but a line drive double play ended the game. Mike Verschelden (Chatham/Ghent) got the win on the mound and Mike Slingerland (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/Burnt Hills) earned the save. Matt Sand (CBA/Altamont) went 3-4 with two doubles, and Mueller went 2-3 again at the plate.

The Vikings travel to Suffolk next Saturday for a doubleheader at noon.

Mar 032014
 
 Posted by on March 3, 2014

The women’s basketball team (14-9) lost to Schenectady County Community College (19-7), 84-77, on Friday evening in the opening round of the Regional Tournament at Onondaga Community College.

It was a back and fourth battle before the Royals pulled away with about one minute left in the second half. Sierra Sangetti-Daniels (Oneonta/Oneonta) led the Vikings with 24 points and Samantha Tomeck (Duanesburg/Duanesburg) added 21. Shikera Lawson (Albany/Albany) recorded a double-double with 11 points and 28 rebounds, while Sarah Janson (Scotia-Glenville/Scotia) also chipped in a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Feb 242014
 
 Posted by on February 24, 2014

The women’s basketball team (14-8) defeated SUNY Delhi (2-24), 62-52, on Saturday afternoon.

My’Asia Alston (Cohoes/Cohoes) led the Vikings with 24 points, six rebounds and three steals, and Region III player of the week Shikera Lawson (Albany/Albany) added 15 points, 16 rebounds and three steals in the win.

The women will wait and see who they will face in the Regional Tournament next weekend.

Feb 242014
 
 Posted by on February 24, 2014

The men’s basketball team (12-13) lost to #9 SUNY Delhi (25-5), 92-78, on Saturday afternoon.

Elijah Newsome (Cohoes/Cohoes) led the Vikings with 18 points. Haseeb Kaurejo (Shaker/Sacramento, CA) recorded 14 points and Nate Monson (Cohoes/Cohoes) chipped in 13 in the loss.

Feb 242014
 
 Posted by on February 24, 2014

Williston State (N.D.) won its second consecutive NJCAA Hockey Championship Sunday with a 2-0 win over Monroe CC (N.Y.) at Robert M. Conway Ice Rink.

Facing a Monroe CC team that hadn’t been shutout all season, Williston State held the Tribunes to just 13 shots in the title game. Tetons sophomore goalie Tyler Ampe earned his second consecutive shutout of the tournament – holding both of Williston State’s NJCAA championship opponents scoreless.

Tetons freshman forward Tyler Cavan scored the first goal of the game – assisted by freshmen forwards Eric Behrend and Cole Sonstebo – giving Williston State a 1-0 lead with 12:29 remaining in the first period. Williston State went up 2-0 at the 7:38 mark of the second period off freshman forward Trevor Hunt’s goal – assisted by sophomore forward Dario Torres.

Williston State began its championship run with a 7-0 win over Erie (N.Y.) in Saturday’s semifinals. Sonstebo led the Tetons’ offensive effort with two goals and an assist. Ampe recorded seven saves in the shutout.

For his effort in the net, Ampe was named to the all-tournament team. He was joined by Williston State teammates Cavan, Hunt and Sonstebo. The Tribunes rounded out the all-tournament selections with sophomore defensive man Taylor Weilert and freshman forward Dominik Gabaj.

Williston State’s championship victory capped off its season with a record of 15-11-3. The Tribunes dropped to 22-2-1 after suffering only its second loss this season and first since November.

2014 All-Tournament Team
Taylor Weilert, Monroe
Cole Sonstebo, Williston State
Tyler Cavan, Williston State
Trevor Hunt, Williston State
Dominique Gabaj, Monroe
Tyler Ampe, Williston State

2014 Coach of the Tournament
Seamus Gregory, Williston State

2014 MVP
Tyler Ampe, Williston State

Feb 202014
 
 Posted by on February 20, 2014

The men’s basketball team (12-12) lost to Fulton-Montgomery Community College (9-15), 83-80, on Wednesday evening.

Jose Reyes (Shenendehowa/Clfiton Park) led the Vikings with 18 points and Nate Monson (Cohoes/Cohoes) added 14. Matt Walker (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn) came off the bench to score 11 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings drop back down to .500 on the year.

The men travel to Delhi on Saturday for their final regular season contest at 3 p.m.

Feb 202014
 
 Posted by on February 20, 2014

The women’s basketball team (13-8) lost to #10 Fulton-Montgomery Community College (19-3), 76-67, on Wednesday evening.

The Vikings rallied late in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to get past the #10 nationally ranked Raiders. Samantha Tomeck (Duanesburg/Duanesburg) led the Vikings with 21 points and My’Asia Alston (Cohoes/Cohoes) added 20 in the loss.

The women close out the regular season on Saturday at Delhi at 1 p.m.

Feb 172014
 
 Posted by on February 17, 2014

The men’s basketball team (12-11) defeated Jefferson Community College (7-16), 85-79, in overtime on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Reyes (Shenendehowa/Clfiton Park) had a big game for the Vikings, recording 23 points and Devonte Gleason (Watervliet/Watervliet) added 17. David Suski (Loudonville Christian/Schenectady) tallied a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Nate Monson (Cohoes/Cohoes) chipped in 14 in the regional victory.

The men host their final game of the season on Wednesday against Fulton-Montgomery at 7 p.m.