The Queensbury Girls Tennis team traveled to South Glens Falls to keep their streak alive! Queensbury’s varsity girls tennis team remains undefeated, having run its Foothills Council winning streak to 56 consecutive matches!
The Glens Falls Black Bears overpowered the Hudson Falls Tigers during their first matchup this season. The teams met under the lights at Putt LaMay Memorial Field, where Glens Falls dominated the first half, scoring five goals – Gavin Rittenhouse netted two, and Josef Frankenfeld, Nate DiFiore, and Tim Motsiff each scored one. In the second half, Zachary Moore added two more goals for Glens Falls, bringing the final score to 7-0.
Next Up: Glens Falls will travel to Queensbury – Glens Falls (5-0) and Queensbury (4-0-1) are the top two teams in the Foothills Council – on Thursday, September 21st, 2023… Game starts at 7:00 PM!
On Saturday, September 16th, Glens Falls and Mechanicville met in a key test for both teams at Mechanicville High School. Following a scoreless first half of play, Glens Falls was the first team to score on a Tim Motsiff penalty kick (PK) after Landon Becker was taken down in the box.
Gavin Rittenhouse got the insurance goal to give Glens Falls the win! Mechanicville had their own penalty kick attempt late in the match, but Glens Falls keeper, Ayden Grieve, had yet one more PK save to keep the clean sheet. Grieve has three PK saves on three attempts this year.
Glens Falls now stands at 6-0 overall, and holds first place (4-0) in the Foothills Council.
Glens Falls will face Hudson Falls on the turf under the lights on Tuesday September 19th, at 7:00 PM.
Glens Falls Boys Varsity Soccer came up with the win against Schuylerville under the lights at the Putt LaMay Memorial Field. This key Foothills Council matchup was the first-ever home night game on turf in Glens Falls program history.
The Black Bears got the prime-time win, defeating the Black Horses 3-1 to move to 4-0 in conference play and 5-0 overall. Glens Falls had goals from Landan Phipps, Gavin Rittenhouse and Cameron Shaver. Schuylerville’s lone goal came from Trevor French. Both goalkeepers played outstanding games!
Ayden Grieve recorded the win for the Black Bears while Griffin Brophy racked up 16 impressive saves for the Black Horses to keep the game tight throughout.
Next Up: Glens Falls will travel to Mechanicville on Saturday, September 16th – game begins at 12:30 PM!
Queensbury’s varsity girls tennis team upped its record to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Foothills Council play with a 7-0 victory at Hudson Falls! The Spartans increased their Foothills Council winning streak to 52 consecutive matches.
Queensbury, 7… Hudson Falls, 0~
1. Nicole Greenstein (Q) def. Madison Sawyer, 6-1, 6-0
The 2023 Glens Falls/Hudson Falls 51st Jug Game matchup took place on the Hudson Falls home field. This traditional game spans generations… This year the competition and camaraderie also touched a somber note when the players and coaches observed a moment of silence for the late John Barvieri, a long time Tigers assistant coach who passed away suddenly on November 11th, 2022.
Glens Falls, in their first season as Black Bears, prevailed in this year’s Jug game to take the victory for the ninth straight year! The early season game was played in warm and muggy conditions, and was the Class B North season opener for each team. Senior runningback Dimaggio Riley led Glens Falls with 95 yards on nine carries, and Junior Brody Holcomb had three scoring passes in his debut as quarterback for the Glens Falls Black Bears, completing 9 of 11 passes for 188 yards in his first varsity start.
The Hudson Falls Tigers, led by senior quarterback Will Coon, rushed for 140 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Fullback Peyton Dupuis ran for 95 yards on 22 carries, and found the end zone. With the loss, Hudson Falls fell to 1-1 overall… Hudson Falls opened the season against Plattsburgh, and prevailed in a non-league, nail biting 24 to 22 victory.
The rivalry between Glens Falls and Hudson Falls, which dates back to 1917, is a battle to take home the red-and-green whiskey jug.
The Jug game came early in the season this year, giving both Glens Falls and Hudson Falls an opportunity to start the season with focus and intensity. Last year, Glens Falls won the Jug game 38 to 0, on the shoulders of seasoned Glens Falls quarterback Carson Rath… In that matchup, Rath completed five touchdown passes. Rath and most of his seasoned offensive line graduated last year, creating an opportunity for a younger – and until this season’s Jug game, untested – offense.
Next up, Glens Falls will travel to Gloversville on Friday, September 15th, for a 7:00 PM match up.
Glens Falls Boys Varsity Soccer team won their home opener over the young and scrappy Schalmont Sabres team. This non-league matchup was scoreless in the first half; then, the Glens Falls offense came alive and scored their first goal in the third minute of play in the second half. Landan Phipps and Tim Motsiff both scored two goals for the Black Bears, and Landon Becker added one. Nate Difiore had three assists for the Black Bears, and Gavin Rittenhouse and Landon Becker each had one assist. The Sabres’ goals came from Andrew Sprager and David Cafarelli, and the assists for the Sabres came from Luke Viscusi and Jason Natalie.
Patrick Manthie – the goalkeeper for Schalmont – had six saves. Ayden Grieve – the Glens falls Goalkeeper – saved a penalty kick for Glens Falls, and had three saves in the first half of play. Glens Falls had 11 shots on goal, and held the Schalmont Sabres to five shots on goal.
Next Up: The Glens Falls Black Bears will travel to Gloversville on September 5th for a 6:00 PM game.
Hudson Falls High School Agricultural Program is flourishing under the leadership and guidance of Maggie Hogan. Maggie – a Hudson Falls Alumni – was first offered a job by the High School Principal Jim Bennefield on the day that she graduated from Hudson Falls High School! Principal Bennefield noticed Maggie’s efforts throughout her high school career in agriculture science classes, and saw the need to expand the agricultural curriculum at Hudson Falls High School.
Maggie is from a large family of dairy farmers in Hudson Falls, and knows that the future of agriculture is in the hands of the students. Maggie obtained her degree from SUNY Cobleskill, returned to her hometown, and began teaching.
“This is an Ag (Agricultural) community, I want Ag in my hometown and for students to learn in four years what I wasn’t offered when I was a student here,” Maggie said.
Superintendent Dan Ward was happy with the implementation of the program: “The agriculture program has been on the cusp of implementation for a few years, unfortunately it was delayed by the pandemic. The fact that we have made this program a reality for our students is yet another post-pandemic triumph for the Hudson Falls School District,” he said.
This past June, Maggie attended the New York Association of Agricultural Educators conference, where Hudson Falls CSD was officially awarded with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter and charter. FFA is a student-run organization that uses agricultural education to transform lives and prepare members for leadership, personal development, and career success. Future Farmers of America chapters can be chartered in any public school with an agricultural education program – Leadership is provided by student officers who are elected each year by the chapter’s members, and by the agriculture teacher who serves as the advisor for the chapter.
Maggie is proud of her role in the community and the school: “I literally love my job. It is so fun and so rewarding,” she said. This past Sunday, Maggie and her students were at the Washington County Fair to support the local FFA and to broaden awareness of the emerging agricultural program at Hudson Falls High School.