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Don Moulton (middle) stands with Chazy boys' soccer coach Rob McAuliffe (left) and NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas at the Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Nov. 16, 2013. (Photo Provided)

NAC coach Moulton joins Soccer Hall of Fame

The NYSPHSAA Boys’ Soccer Hall of Fame’s first-ever inductee back in 1994 was former Chazy coach George Brendler.

Since then, no other Section VII boys’ soccer coach — or official — has joined Brendler in this prestigious honor.

That, however, changed this past November when former Northern Adirondack coach Don Moulton was inducted into the Hall of Fame on final four weekend.

“It’s quite an honor,” Moulton said. “The room was full of men who are pretty accomplished at what they did. When I got word that I was being nominated, I didn’t expect to get in. READ MORE...

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Beekmantown's Greg Manney (left) drives to the basket for a layup while Northeastern Clinton's Garrett Begore looks on during the second Northern Basketball League boys' senior game Wednesday evening at Ausable Valley Central School. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

NBL season closes with boys' senior games

CLINTONVILLE — Mike Graney of Ticonderoga won the 3-point contest, and Northern Adirondack's Brady Smart claimed the dunk contest.

The Northern Basketball League’s first year of existence officially came to an end Wednesday night with its senior games at AuSable Valley Central School.

The White Team rolled to a 108-84 victory in Game 1, while the Dark Team emerged a one-sided 98-67 winner in Game 2.

In the opener, Seton Catholic’s Adam Tedford poured in a game-high 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to power the White Team. READ MORE...

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Moriah's Sarah Slattery (right) goes up for the jump shot while Lilly Whalen of Elizabethtown-Lewis defends during the first Northern Basketball League girls' senior game Tuesday evening. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

NBL seniors take court for last time

CLINTONVILLE — The Northern Basketball League held its girls' seniors games Tuesday at AuSable Valley.

Team White collected 79-49 and 61-54 wins over Team Dark in two girls’ Northern Basketball League senior games at AuSable Valley Tuesday.

After converting six triples, Lily Whalen of Elizabethtown-Lewis was crowned the winner of the 3-point contest.

In the first game, Moriah’s Sarah Slattery had a team-high 15 points for Team White. READ MORE...

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Moriah's Taylor Slattery attempts a layup against New York Mills during Friday's NYSPHSAA Class D boys' semifinal basketball game at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Vikings fell to the Marauders 57-24. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Young Vikings fall to New York Mills


GLENS FALLS — With a starting lineup featuring four sophomores, Moriah showed its age in the NYSPHSAA Class D semifinals Friday in a difficult loss to the Maruaders.

If there was any doubt that the New York Mills Marauders were in control Friday, they erased it in the first minute of the second half.

Nick Comenale made an inside basket, grabbed a steal and went the length of the floor for a two-handed dunk. When Andrew Surprenant added a layup after another Moriah turnover, Vikings coach Brian Cross had to call a timeout. He would later say: “I knew we were in trouble then.”

Comenale scored 22 in the second half for a game-high 28 and the New York Mills’ defense smothered Moriah in a 57-24 decision in the NYSPHSAA Class D boys’ basketball semifinals at the Glens Falls Civic Center. READ MORE...

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The Moriah boys' basketball team scrimmages at its practice Tuesday. The Vikings will face top-ranked New York Mills of Section III in the NYSPHSAA Class D semifinals today. Ben Rowe/P-R Photo)

Moriah meets No. 1 New York Mills in final four


PORT HENRY — The Moriah boys' basketball team will face No. 1-ranked New York Mills of Section III in the final four today.

While New York Mills has been to the boys’ basketball final four in four of the last five years and has three senior starters, Moriah plays four sophomores and hasn’t advanced this far since 2003.

But coach Brian Cross doesn’t think venturing into new territory will faze the Vikings.

“I think they’ll be fine,” Cross said. “Maybe it’s good that they’re so young. There really isn’t a lot of pressure on them. These kids play a ton of basketball all year long — AAU and stuff. And I don’t think it’s going to bother them that much. READ MORE...

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Moriah's Adam Jaquish (24) takes the ball strong to the basket during a NYSPHSAA Class D regional semifinal contest against Section II's Argyle. Jaquish and fellow sophomore Taylor Slattery provide the Vikings with height, which will be needed against a tall New York Mills squad. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Moriah, New York Mills similar in size

Adam Jaquish, Taylor Slattery provide size for Moriah's basketball team


PORT HENRY — The Vikings will face the Marauders in the NYSPHSAA Class D semifinal Friday, a team that has four players six-foot-three or taller.

The No. 3 Moriah boys’ basketball team has utilized its height advantage all winter, outscoring its opponents by an average of 14.7 points per game.

That philosophy won’t change when the Vikings (21-2) meet top-ranked New York Mills of Section III in the NYSPHSAA Class D semifinals in Glens Falls at 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Led by six-foot-six-inch Adam Jaquish and six-foot-four-inch Taylor Slattery, the two sophomores have combined for nearly one-half of Moriah’s 1,329 points. READ MORE...

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Moriah's Tyler Pratt (center) makes a pass past Madrid-Waddington's Aaron Armstrong during the boys' NYSPHSAA Class D quarterfinal at SUNY Canton. Pratt, a senior, leads the Vikings with both his experience and strong defensive play. (Courtney Lewis/Staff Photo)

Pratt leads Moriah into Class D final four

Senior Tyler Pratt leads a young Moriah team into the Class D semifinals


PORT HENRY — The Vikings' Tyler Pratt, one of the few seniors on Moriah's roster, has helped lead a group of young, talented players to the state final four.

Tyler Pratt was just 8 years old the last time the Moriah boys’ basketball team reached the final four, but he has clear memories of watching the Vikings play and taking a photo with one of the players at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

This time he’ll be on the court.

“To go back there and relive that moment from then to now is just an amazing feeling,” Pratt said. “It’s just an unreal feeling to be able to go down there and take part in this event.” READ MORE...

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Kyle Bisonette (6) and Kyle Constanty (44) reflect the disappointment of the Beekmantown Eagles after their 2-0 loss to Webster Schroeder Sunday in the Div. II championship in state hockey at the Utica Auditorium. (Nicholas Serrata/P-R Photo)

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Webster-Schroeder defeats Eagles 2-0 in state hockey title game


UTICA — Webster Schroeder defeats Beekmantown 2-0 in state hockey final.

The top-ranked Beekmantown boys registered come-from-behind wins in three of its first four postseason games.

The Eagles, though, ran out of magic at the wrong time Sunday.

Behind two first-period goals from captains Joseph Schuler and Jeremy Caulkins, No. 2-ranked Webster Schroeder of Section V held off Beekmantown’s late-game surge to capture the NYSPHSAA Division II ice hockey championship at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. READ MORE...

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Moriah's Adam Jaquish (24) skies above the Madrid-Waddington defense for a jump shot in the lane during Saturday's NYSPHSAA Class D quarterfinals. The Vikings defeated the Yellowjackets, 51-41, for a trip to the final four. (Courtney Lewis/Staff Photo)

Moriah downs 'Jackets for final four trip


CANTON — Moriah has 21 wins this season.

Saturday’s was the hardest to get.

The Vikings got into foul trouble and couldn’t shake Madrid-Waddington until the final minutes, eventually pulling out a 51-41 victory in an NYSPHSAA Class D boys’ basketball regional final at SUNY Canton.

“We’ve won a lot of games, but we haven’t had to work that hard to win a lot of those games,” Moriah coach Brian Cross said. “And we certainly had to work (Saturday).”

Moriah (21-2) advanced to the state final four for the first time since 2003. The Vikings will play New York Mills in Friday’s semifinal at the Glens Falls Civic Center. READ MORE...

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Beekmantown's Brandon Buksa (15) maneuvers around a Plattsburgh defender during a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference game this season. The Eagles travel to Utica to take on Auburn in today's state semifinal matchup. (GABE DICKENS/P-R PHOTO)

Beekmantown gets second chance in final four


PLATTSBURGH — Eagles, after losing in heartbreaking fashion in the semifinals a year ago, are back in the boys' hockey final four today and take on Section III's Auburn.

Seven seconds separated the Beekmantown boys’ hockey team from advancing to the NYSPHSAA Division II championship game a season ago.

Up 3-1 with over five minutes remaining in regulation, the Eagles surrendered three unanswered goals, falling 4-3 in overtime to Syracuse CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt of Section III.

But No. 1 Beekmantown has a second chance and a new life when it returns to the Utica Memorial Auditorium this weekend. The Eagles (18-4-1) face No. 3 Auburn of Section III in the NYSPHSAA Division II semifinals at 2:30 p.m. today. READ MORE...

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Moriah's Adam Jaquish (left) takes the ball up strong while being guarded by Argyle's Delsharay Pryce during Wednesday's NYSPHSAA Class D boys' regional semifinal game at the Plattsburgh State Field House. (GABE DICKENS/P-R PHOTO)

Jaquish leads Moriah into Class D quarterfinals


PLATTSBURGH — Moriah standout Adam Jaquish scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Wednesday night — in the first half alone.

The sophomore helped the Vikings put defending Class D state champion Argyle in a 28-13 halftime hole and the Section II winners couldn’t dig their way out of it in a 50-40 loss in regional semifinal play at the Plattsburgh State Field House.

Jaquish finished with 25 points and 20 boards before fouling out with 1:15 remaining in the fourth as the Section VII champion Vikings improved their record to 20-2 on the season. Moriah will meet Section X winner Madrid-Waddington at 1:45 p.m. in Canton on Saturday for the right to advance to the Final Four. READ MORE...