New Scotland installs first little leauge field

The town’s first little league field will be open as early this April at the Stephen P. Wallace Town Park, taking the place of one of the town’s two softball fields.

Girls volleyball: Averill Park prevails at Guilderland

Averill Park won two tiebreakers to defeat Guilderland 3-1 Tuesday, Sept. 15, in a Suburban Council girls volleyball match.

Girls soccer: Guilderland eases past Averill Park

The Guilderland girls soccer team defeated Averill Park 4-1 Tuesday, Sept. 15, in a Suburban Council contest.

Boys soccer: Guilderland surges past Shaker

Antonio Lia's hat trick helped the Guilderland boys soccer team beat Shaker 4-2 Thursday, Sept. 10, in a Suburban Council contest.

Girls swimming: Guilderville defeats Schenectady

The Guilderland-Voorheesville girls swim team raised its dual meet record to 2-0 with a 98-78 victory over Schenectady 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.

Tease photo

Voorheesville hopes to catch opponents off guard with its rookies

The Voorheesville football team fans will see at its home opener Saturday, Sept. 5, is not the same one they saw last year.

Tease photo

Bethlehem, Guilderland reload at skill positions

The Section 2 Class AA football season starts Friday, Sept. 4, and Bethlehem and Guilderland are ready to go.

Roundup: Voorheesville boys and girls soccer teams open with wins

The Voorheesville girls soccer team began its Colonial Council season with a 7-0 victory over Fonda-Fultonville Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.”

Tease photo

Retired Yankee Derek Jeter returns to region as part of his foundation’s service

Being from Brooklyn, 18-year-old Aaron Straker hadn’t been near a farm until he and the other members of Jeter’s Leaders visited the Patroon Land Farm in Voorheesville Monday, Aug. 3.

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.

Tease photo

One and done

Albany Dutchmen rally to make the playoffs, only to lose in the first round

The Albany Dutchmen’s long, strange journey of 2015 ended with a postseason berth and a first-round playoff exit.