Eight Capital Region high school basketball teams had made it to their respective classes' Final Fours in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships this weekend. The 15 boys final four and championship games were played at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens falls starting on Friday. The 15 games for the girls were played at Hudson Valley Community College, Friday through Sunday.
It was a cold Wednesday night in the Capital Region but some high school basketball teams brought their own heat to the Section II scoreboard. There were 10 match-ups in boys basketball on the schedule and 14 more for the girls. A big congratulations goes out to Tom Galvin the girls basketball coach at Bishop Maginn. Tom won his 400th game as a head coach on Tuesday with their decisive win over Loudonville Christian.
It was a busy schedule in Section II Friday night with 34 games on the schedule for boys basketball and another 29 match ups for the girls. A big shout out to everyone new that has included us in your score distributions this week. We greatly appreciate it.
As pressure builds for professional sports teams like the Washington Redskins to change their longtime team name or nickname, local high schools could be facing the same kind of change. Many schools in the Capital Region have nicknames or mascots that are linked directly to Native American heritage and it's possible that schools such as Colonie, Corinth and Ravena to name a few, could be nixing t
There is a special buzz around the Mechanicville High School girls' basketball team. They have just accomplished something that hasn't been done in thirty years. I know this because I was part of that original team.
Cambridge High, Holy Trinity, and Troy High are the last three high school football teams representing the Capital Region. It doesn't matter where you live or where you grew up, the 518 will be rooting AND watching. Here's how you can check out their final game of the season, live from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
What started as one NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, "taking a knee" during the National Anthem just over a year ago, has turned into a widespread, polarizing issue that has melded the world of politics, sports, social injustices, and civil rights. It had yet to trickle down into the world of high school athletics, until last night. With a litany of high school games planned for this afte