BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa robotics team took home honors at state competition, earning a spot in an international tournament in St. Louis in April. [Read more…]
BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa Swordfish Swim Club will send 10 swimmers to the Adirondack Gold Championships. [Read more…]
BALLSTON SPA – October kicked off with a bevy of events tailored for students interested in learning more about technology. [Read more…]
TROY — The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) football team has recently added three new assistant coaches to the staff of head coach Ralph Isernia, it has been announced, one of which is Ballston Lake native Ryan Turnbull, who will coach the defensive backs. [Read more…]
TROY – More than 40 members of the Ballston Spa High School FIRST Robotics Team 3044, OxBE4, will join students from throughout the Capital District at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s campus in Troy Saturday, Jan. 4 to learn the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition Game and begin this year’s competitive season. [Read more…]
BALLSTON SPA– Ballston Spa Middle School students recently participated in a variety of engineering exploratory activities provided by the Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. [Read more…]
The Upstate-Downstate Football classic for senior New York state all-stars represented more than a win or loss for the four representatives from Section II. Ballston Spa’s own Chris Ohnsman joined a class which included Class A Co-Player of the Year Evan Nusbaum (Burnt Hills), Section II Co-Player of the Year Bronson Greene (Shenendehowa), and Section II Offensive Player of the Year Ryan Smith.
All four seniors are set to play football in the NCAA in the fall. Ohnsman will head to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Nusbaum will venture to SUNY Albany, Greene will play for Cortland and Smith will be the lone Division I-A representative as he heads to Colgate.
The game itself was a wash as the Downstate squad ran away with a 41-7 victory. Syracuse-bound Tyrell Goodmen stole the show for Downstate with 91 yards on the ground and 38 through the air. Goodmen completed four of his six passing attempts.
While the Upstate unit made less of a dent in the box score, it was Guilderland’s Ryan Smith who delivered a 74-yard strike to wide receiver Kelvin Amparo for six. Smith temporarily stole the spot light from Rush-Henrietta’s star quarterback Ashton Broyld who will suit up for Syracuse next season.
Ohnsman saw the majority of his snaps at defensive end. Ohnsman was listed as a defensive lineman on the Upstate roster, though he started on both the offensive and defensive lines for Ballston Spa. Ohnsman got a taste of upper echelon competition in preparation for his collegiate career at RPI.
The balance of the Upstate-Downstate classic still remains weighted heavily in favor of the Downstate side, but the Section II players hope to set a precedent for future sucess.
Election Day is over, so can we now clean up the mess? I don’t refer to Albany or Washington (I am burned and scorned enough to doubt real change there anytime soon), but the ugly signs? GET OFF THE LAWN!
Political signs in small doses are ok. But when every square millimeter of green space is covered with signs for candidates I say “Enough!” Maybe we can get the crooks to pass a law saying that election signs must be gone within 24 hours of the polls closing, like what we had at RPI for our elections. It won’t clean up Albany, but it will clean up the neighborhood.