The Saugerties High School girls varsity basketball team’s season came to an end on Monday night with a 60-48 loss at FDR in the opening round of the Section IX, Class A playoffs. The #7 seeded Sawyers battled to the end against last year’s sectional champ, weathering an early deficit to take the lead in the second half. Head coach Heather Fanelli felt that Saugerties played one of their best games of the season.
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The Saugerties High School varsity girls basketball team finished their regular season last week at 13-5, closing out the final week with three crucial wins over tough opponents. With two weeks between their last regular season game and the beginning of the playoffs, the Sawyers are maintaining their momentum with practices, scrimmages, and crossover competition.
The Empire State Winter Games torch will pass through Saugerties on Monday, January 27, passing through the hands of each of the over 50 athletes who will attend the sporting event in Lake Placid on Jan. 30.
It was a topsy-turvy week for the Saugerties High School varsity boys’ basketball team, which sandwiched a thrilling one-point victory between two tough double-digit losses. The Sawyers opened the season with a pair of wins, but have had a rocky ride ever since, falling to 0-3 in league play and 4-7 overall.
The Saugerties High School varsity bowling team dominated in its latest Section IX match, with both the boys and girls sides beating Middletown 19-1. With the win the boys’ side improved to 2-0 and the girls to 1-1.
The 2019-20 Saugerties High School varsity girls’ basketball team may be virtually unrecognizable to fans who followed last year’s run through the postseason, which ended one win shy of a repeat performance as Section IX, Class A champions.
In its very first year, the Saugerties Outlaws youth tackle football 12U team is heading to Gatlinburg, Tennessee later this month to compete in the Battle in Rocky Top national tournament.
The 2019 Sawyers, again under Coach Drew Carpino, are hoping to build on the successes of last season’s squad, which went 5-5 overall, including a four-game win streak.
Edge, who grew up in Saugerties and amassed 1016 points during his varsity career for the Sawyers, graduated in 2015.
The Saugerties Stallions saw their seven-game win streak snapped last week. What followed was a topsy-turvy run of games that left them in the middle of the East-Division pack but still well in the playoff hunt.