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Voorheesville hopes to catch opponents off guard with its rookies

The Voorheesville football team fans will see at its home opener Saturday, Sept. 5, is not the same one they saw last year.

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Bethlehem, Guilderland reload at skill positions

The Section 2 Class AA football season starts Friday, Sept. 4, and Bethlehem and Guilderland are ready to go.

Roundup: Voorheesville boys and girls soccer teams open with wins

The Voorheesville girls soccer team began its Colonial Council season with a 7-0 victory over Fonda-Fultonville Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Roundup: Bethlehem soccer teams dominate Schenectady

The Bethlehem boys soccer team began its Suburban Council season with a 7-0 victory over Schenectady Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy officially begin playing in the Suburban Council

It’s a new era of Suburban Council sports. Beginning with the first varsity golf matches Monday, Aug. 24, the league is up to 16 schools.

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NYS Baseball Hall of Fame will induct La Salle, Bethlehem coach Jesse Braverman this fall

Class began every summer afternoon on the ballfield at Bethlehem Central Middle School. The crunch of gravel underneath Jesse Braverman’s beat-up Ford Escort could be heard as he promptly rolled in at noon. He’d step out of the car with as many as 50 to 70 neighborhood kids already waiting for him. Instead of a syllabus, Braverman would pull out bags of helmets, bats and baseballs. It was the School of Baseball and class was now in session. In time, kids would simply call it “Jesse Ball.”

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Track and field: Tedi DeMaria sets the standard

Bethlehem junior wins state title in pole vault with a Sectional record

All Tedi DeMaria wanted to do was place in the top five. She did much more than that.

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Tedi DeMaria soars to pole vault victory

Bethlehem junior nearly sets Section 2 record in qualifting for state track and field meet

Tedi DeMaria matched her school girls pole vault record and came within a whisker of setting a Section 2 meet record at the state qualifier Friday, June 5, at the University at Albany.

Track and field: Bethlehem's Grace Smith, Tedi DeMaria win at Sectionals

Sarah Forman, Noah Carey pace Guilderland

Grace Smith and Tedi DeMaria each won individual events to lead the Bethlehem girls track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Section 2 Group 1 Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.

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Out by a step

A freak play in the state final 25 years ago ended Bethlehem’s season short of a state championship

“It’s not like I’m playing the role of Bruce Springsteen and reliving ‘Glory Days,’” said David Lorette, as a conversation starts about his baseball days at Bethlehem Central.

Sports poll: Should more area high schools install turf fields?

Between the long, cold, snowy winter and the slow thaw this spring, area high schools have increasingly had trouble getting their scheduled varsity games in -- especially in sports such as baseball and softball.

Boys lacrosse: Shaker edges Bethlehem

Shaker held on to edge Bethlehem 14-13 in a Suburban Council South Division game Tuesday, April 7.

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Boys lacrosse: Bethlehem rallies past Guilderland

Rounds calls victory a confidence booster

Guilderland dominated the first quarter, but Bethlehem dominated the rest of the game.

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Baseball: Bethlehem, Guilderland are in a crowded South Division field

Life in the Suburban Council South Division won’t be easier for the Bethlehem and Guilderland baseball teams this season.

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Boys lacrosse: Battle for the South Division begins for Bethlehem and Guilderland

Bethlehem and Guilderland meet on the boys lacrosse field for the first time on April 2. Before that happens, here is a look at the two Suburban Council South Division rivals.

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