“Hall of Fame” Honorees Announced

BALLSTON SPA–The Ballston Spa Athletics Hall of Fame (BSAHF) committee is holding this year’s 2014 inaugural induction ceremony on Saturday, Apr. 26 [Read more...]

Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League Announces Spring Sign-Up

Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League
The Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League has announced it is accepting registrations for the 2014 spring season. Courtesy photo.

MALTA – The Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League is now accepting registrations for boys and girls interested in T-ball, for children ages four to five, and all divisions for recreation spring baseball, ages six through 12. [Read more...]

Malta CC Hosts Basketball Camp

Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

MALTA — The Malta Community Center will host a summer basketball camp for kids ages eight to 14.

The camp runs 9:30 to 12:30 daily from August 26-30.

Campers will receive five days of expert instruction presented in a fun and low pressure environment. Camp includes instruction in all aspects of basketball fundamentals, while learning concepts in teamwork and sportsmanship. Games, contests, prizes and a t-shirt for all who attend.

Children will be separated by age.

Register by August 22.

Youth Baseball Leagues Name Champions

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BALLSTON SPA — As another school year comes to a close, so do many of the local youth baseball leagues, meaning a number of champions have been named. 

The Yellow McDonalds team are the 2013 Minor League champs.

The 2013 Ballston Spa Junior Baseball League Major League championship went to DellaPorta State Farm.

Christy’s Cones are the Ballston Spa Junior Baseball League 50/70 2013 Champions.

The Miss Scotties Golden Strikers 8u team also took first place in the Queensbury Softball Tournament.

Were you at any of these games? Have a photo to share? Send them our way at Editor@TheBallstonJournal.com. We’ll add them to the gallery.

Ballston Spa Education Foundation 5k Run to the Future

Attention runners, joggers and walkers:  Save the Date!  The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will be hosting its annual 5K ’Run to the Future,’ on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. The run will take place at the Ballston Spa High School and will raise money to support educational enrichment programs for students within the Ballston Spa School District.

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The BSEF 5k Run to the Future is a USATF Certified event.

Runners may pre-register online for $20 by visiting BSEF’s homepage, at www.ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com, or they may choose to register the day of the race for $25. Check in and registration will take place from 8-8:45 a.m.

There will also be a 400m Kids Run, directly following the 5K, for runners 12-years-old and younger.  This event will take place on the high school’s soccer fields at 10:30 a.m. Registration is $10 for individual runners, and only $5 for each additional child that runs with them.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in six male and female age groups.

The BSEF is a volunteer, not-for-profit corporation, registered with the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Bureau of Charities. Volunteers from the community conduct all fundraising activities and will be needed to assist the day of the event. 

For information, call 518-884-7195 and request to speak with Jodi Brimhall, or visit the BSEF website at www.ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com.

Ballston Spa vs. Averill Park Girls Varsity Basketball

VIDEO RECAP. Miss the game? No worries. The Ballston Journal’s got your back. Click thru for video. The Scotties fell to Averill Park in a Friday, January 18 girls varsity basketball tip. Early aggressive play and solid late-game shooting by the Warriors proved too much for the turnover-prone Ballston Spa squad.


Ballston Spa Junior Baseball League

Friday 9/14/2012

Team Keneston 5 – Team Cox 5.
The game was called in the top of the 5th due to darkness.
Team Keneston’s offense was led by Nick Rychik and Hunter Jenison, with each going 2-for-2, and combining for two runs and two RBIs.
Team Cox’s offense was led by Zach Hartz, who went 3-for-3 with a triple and the game tying RBI. Damon Fernandes also contributed with two stolen bases, an RBI single and a game tying run in the top of the fifth inning.

Team McAulife 6 – Team Devizzio 5
Leading the stolen bases for Team Devizzio was Donovan Rhoden with three and Ethan Huff with two. Christian McCarthy and Brett Burns each contributed singles. Kyle Grace had a double, but Team McAulife was able to ultimately maintain the lead.
For Team McAulife, the following players each had a double: Jeffrey, Douglas, Aiden and Zach. Colin also hit two singles to contribute to the win on Friday night.

Saturday 9/15/2012

Team Maresca 4 – Team Cox 3
Rocco Astarita did all he could to give Team Cox a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Team Maresca, as Team Cox lost 4-3 in five innings. Astarita went 1-for-2, droving in one run and scoring another in Team Cox’s attempted comeback in the fifth inning. An RBI single by Brennan Livingston and an RBI single by Derek Nowicki further fueled Team Cox’s comeback.
Team Maresca’s offense was led up by Liam Carcich, Owen O’Connor, Hunter Wade, and Ryan Nagengast, who combining for seven hits, four RBIs and three runs in the win.

Team Devizzio 12 – Team Rychick 11
Team Devizzio’s James Devizzio had four steals, Briar Murtlow had five, Brett Burns and Gavin Butler had two each. Anthony Devizzio had a double and a single. Mason Messina and Kyle Grace each had singles. Ethan Huff delivered the two-run single to tie up the game in the fifth inning.
Team Rychick battled for the win. Chance Checca and Andrew each had singles. Riley, Jake B and Erik all had steals. Jake B held the game close with a snag on the pitcher’s mound to close the inning.

Team Della Porta 8 – Team Keneston 2
Team Keneston battled for the win with a triple by Jaxen Potter and singles by Alex Huff, Brody Keneston, Aidan Kuon, Liam and Nick Rychick. Della Porta delivered the win. Andy went 3-for-4, Aidan went 4-for-4 and Gannon went 2-for-3. Chris Stiles, AK, Gannon, Max and Nick each had singles. Matty delivered a double sealing the win for Della Porta.