Rensselaer, Troy move on to final round
Check out the full scoop on Rensselaer in Friday's edition of The Record.
Also some big news on the volleyball court.
The Troy High volleyball team just continues to advance.
Down 24-19 in the first game of their Class A semifinal against South Glens Falls, the Flying Horses scored the next seven points to win 26-24 and then defeated the Bulldogs (17-2) 25-21 in both the second and third game, to advance to the Class A Final.
Shannon Jones (No. 9, above) had 32 assists and three aces to lead the way, while Emily Jones added 10 kills and three aces for Troy (15-0), while Kristin Tully finished with 18 digs and Rachel Martin had nine blocks and seven kills.
The Flying Horses will take on perennial volleyball power Burnt Hills on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs at 3 p.m.
Burnt Hills has won 21 consecutive Suburban Council titles and the Spartans have not dropped a Suburban Council league match since I was a kindergardener there at Pashley Elementary in 1990. (According to a 2007 post on the New York Sportswriters Association blog, the Spartans had not even dropped a league game, nevermind a match, since 2000 - I am not sure if this streak is still alive). They've won over 250 straight league matches - not a single let down or a bad day on the court in almost 20 years!
The Spartans have reached the state finals six times and own nine regional titles and 13 Section II crowns.
It's going to be a very tall task for the Flying Horses, but it looks like this is their year. Should be a great match on Tuesday.
-- Will Montgomery