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...]
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...]
BALLSTON SPA – Ballston Spa Junior Baseball is now taking registrations for the 2014 spring season. To play for a Ballston Spa Junior Baseball team, you must be a resident of [Read more...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ballston Spa Scotties golf team beat Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 12, by a score of 252 to 257. Ballston Spa’s Jack Fox shot a 39, tops for the Scotties, while BH-BL golfer Tom Kenneally led all competitors with a 38.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Shenendehowa Plainsmen beat the Scotties 3-0. Chris Schmid led the way for Shen with a goal and an assist. The score was 1-0 at the half, but in the second half Drew Lewis and Ricky Grable also scored goals for Shen. Justin Rohrwasser and Patrick Gerstenberger shared the Plainsmen shutout. Shen outshot Ballston 10-9.
On Thursday, Sept. 13, The Ballston Spa boys’ varsity soccer team got their first win of the season. While Ballston led shots 15-14, Columbia led in direct kicks 12-9. Ballston took the lead with Andrew Gondek scoring early, making it 1-0. Later in the first half, Columbia responded with a goal by Richie Hitherington, tying it up. However, Ballston’s Connor Defillipis gave them another goal, making it 2-1 at the half. After the half, Nick Comiskey increased Ballston’s lead to 3-1. Columbia picked up another goal and the final was 3-2.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, Ballston Spa took on Suburban Council South Division leader Bethlehem on the road. Neither team allowed the other to score through regulation play nor double overtime and the game ended in a 0-0 tie. While Bethlehem led 8-3 in shots on frame, none of their attempts were successful, with Ballston’s goalie Brady King manning the net. Ballston Spa had two breakaway chances, but Bethlehem keeper Alex Kessler stopped both.
Junior Varsity Football
The Scotties lost to Guilderland 54-7 on Saturday, Sept. 15.