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.
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.”
Bethlehem junior wins state title in pole vault with a Sectional record
All Tedi DeMaria wanted to do was place in the top five. She did much more than that.
Bethlehem junior nearly sets Section 2 record in qualifting for state track and field meet
Tedi DeMaria matched her school girls pole vault record and came within a whisker of setting a Section 2 meet record at the state qualifier Friday, June 5, at the University at Albany.
Sarah Forman, Noah Carey pace Guilderland
Grace Smith and Tedi DeMaria each won individual events to lead the Bethlehem girls track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Section 2 Group 1 Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.
Boys Lacrosse teams from North Colonie traveled to Burnt Hills on May 5 to take on the Spartans.
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.
Rounds calls victory a confidence booster
Guilderland dominated the first quarter, but Bethlehem dominated the rest of the game.
Life in the Suburban Council South Division won’t be easier for the Bethlehem and Guilderland baseball teams this season.
Bethlehem and Guilderland meet on the boys lacrosse field for the first time on April 2. Before that happens, here is a look at the two Suburban Council South Division rivals.
Bethlehem couldn’t keep up with Ossining’s pace in state semifinal loss
The Bethlehem girls basketball team defeated defending Section 2 champion Shenendehowa and defending regional champion Cicero-North Syracuse to reach the Class AA state semifinals. Playing the defending state champions proved to be too difficult for the Lady Eagles, though.
This appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.
All Suburban Council final set in Class AA
For the first time since the state athletic association added Class AA to boys basketball, a Suburban Council team will win the largest school division title in Section 2.
Wine, Sischo help Platek and Guilderland defeat CBA in quarterfinals
It was a different story in the Section 2 Class AA boys basketball quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hudson Valley Community College. Guilderland (18-3) used a three-pronged attack to defeat CBA 65-57.
Catholic Central hangs on for two-point win
The Bethlehem boys basketball team fell short of reaching the Section 2 Class AA semifinals with a 52-50 loss to Catholic Central Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hudson Valley Community College.
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