Six Guilderville swimmers left for Ithaca today for this weekend's state competition and they couldn't be happier.
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These days, female athletes are taking the spotlight at Guilderland as five signed Division I scholarships. Also, a former Dutch soccer star made an All Rookie team for her efforts in college.
"They battled to the end," said Voorheesville's football coach after his team lost the only game of the season — in the semi-final.
Allie Tedeschi, Berne-Knox-Westerlo's front runner, has come out of the shadow of her older sister, now graduated, to set her own pace in the field.
Although Guilderland had lost most of its line-up from its championship season last year, new players stepped up and came close to the high bar, losing its playoff match, 1 to 0.
The Blackbirds are headed towards its best season in history. Voorheesville faces Fonda (7-1) in the semifinals this Saturday.
For the second year in a row, the Blackbirds were halted by Ichabod Crane in the boys' soccer match. This time, they took a goal, ending the game 2-to-1.
A goal by Julia Voss in the 39thminute, off of a well-placed assist by Talia Crisafulli, was enough offense for Voorheesville to advance to the finals.
Four or five soccer teams can make a case for a Class AA championship in 2014, and Guilderland is certainly one of them.
Voorheesville is not the volleyball powerhouse it once was.
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