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Aidan Joly

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Aidan Joly joined Upstate Courier Sports in February 2016 and became managing editor of the sports department in August 2017. He covers Section II athletics, the Siena men’s basketball team and the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. He is a senior at Saratoga Springs High School where he is the editor of the school newspaper, The Lightning Rod. Aidan can be contacted through social media (Twitter is @ByAidanJoly) or by email through either aidanjoly00@gmail.com or joly@upstatecourier.com

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Albany holds off Yale to win third straight

College Local Sports
A strong late-game performance led by a defensive effort held back Yale as UAlbany picked up a victory on Friday night at SEFCU Arena by a score of ...
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Final thoughts: Siena vs Florida Gulf Coast

College Columns Local Sports
If we learned one thing from Siena’s home opener last night, it’s that the Saints are not a finished product. They fell to Florida Gulf Coast by a ...
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Siena falls victim to 33-point loss in home opener to FGCU

College Local Sports
ALBANY — In their home opener, Siena struggled mightily in the second half and ultimately fell to Florida Gulf Coast on Monday night at the Times Union Center ...
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Holy Trinity advances to state semifinals

High School Local Sports
SCHUYLERVILLE — After last year’s fieldhouse fire, it is easy to tell that the 2017 Holy Trinity football team is special. They showed it in a big way ...
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UAlbany takes down MAAC champion Iona in season opener

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ALBANY — It took nearly all of the power and rebounds in them, but UAlbany was able to hold off a strong second-half comeback by Iona in their ...
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Saratoga field hockey falls to Baldwinsville in regional final

High School Local Sports
CLIFTON PARK– A pair of late goals led Baldwinsville to a regional final win, as they beat Saratoga in field hockey on Sunday at Shenendehowa High School by ...
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Burnt Hills takes Class A title on late touchdown

High School Local Sports
CLIFTON PARK– A late touchdown was the difference in a thriller that led to a Burnt Hills victory on Saturday night at Shenendehowa High School over Queensbury, 27-20. ...
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Dean’s four touchdowns lead Cambridge to Class D title

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SCHUYLERVILLE– Three touchdowns in the first quarter paved the way for Cambridge as they flew past Greenwich for a statement win as they claimed the Section 2, Class ...
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Troy wins second straight Class AA football title

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ALBANY– Behind a potent offensive attack in the first half, Troy carried that into the second half, and it led them to their second Class AA championship in ...
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Siena basketball, Red Cross team up to help Irma victims

College Local Sports
LOUDONVILLE– The Siena athletic department and the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York announced Wednesday that they have teamed up for fundraisers for the men’s and women’s ...
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Schuylerville takes Class C field hockey crown

High School Local Sports
SCHUYLERVILLE– A barrage of goals in the first half led to a blowout victory in the sectional championship as Schuylerville field hockey beat Hoosick Falls on Monday night ...
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Burnt Hills wins sixth straight Class B championship

High School Local Sports
SCHUYLERVILLE– A pair of first-half goals set the tone for Burnt Hills as they took down Queensbury in the Class B field hockey championship on Monday at Schuylerville ...
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Saratoga wins Class A field hockey sectional championship

High School Local Sports
SCHUYLERVILLE– In a game with a crazy amount of scoring, it ended up coming down to the wire in a sectional final field hockey game, with Saratoga taking ...
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Saturday’s High School football playoff scoreboard

High School Local Sports
All of the Section II Super Bowls have been set! Here are the scores from Saturday. Class B 3W Hudson Falls: 8 1W Glens Falls: 42 Glens Falls ...
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Saturday’s High School football playoff schedule

High School Local Sports
The sectional semifinals in Section II high school football close out this afternoon. Here is the schedule for Saturday, October 28. Class B 3W Hudson Falls @ 1W ...
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Friday’s Section II football semifinal scoreboard

High School Local Sports
Tickets to class Super Bowls were punched tonight. Here’s the scores from Friday, October 27.   Class AA 2L Shaker: 22 1E Saratoga Springs: 29 2E Shenendehowa: 14 ...
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Saratoga squeaks past Shaker to advance to AA Super Bowl

High School Local Sports
SARATOGA SPRINGS– Instant classic. That’s the only way to describe the sectional semifinal football game between Shaker and Saratoga on Friday night in Saratoga, with the Blue Streaks ...
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Friday’s Section II football semifinals schedule

High School Local Sports
We’re just a week away from Super Bowl weekend for Section II football. Here’s the semifinal schedule for Friday, broken down by class. Note: All games begin at ...
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Arena football to return to Albany

Local Sports
It’s official. The Arena Football League is returning to Albany. It was revealed in a report from the Times Union Monday that the sport will return to the ...
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Saratoga stuns La Salle with overtime winner

High School Local Sports
SARATOGA SPRINGS– In the playoffs, especially in soccer, anything can and will happen. This proved true as 8-seeded La Salle took top-seeded Saratoga to overtime on Saturday afternoon ...
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Friday’s Section II football sectional scoreboard

High School Local Sports
The first Friday of Section II football playoffs came and went tonight. Here are the scores from Classes AA, B and C, who all began their tournaments this ...
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Strong second half lifts Saratoga to quarterfinal win

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SARATOGA SPRINGS– After a shaky first half, the Blue Streaks came out in a big way in the second to put Bethlehem away en route to a sectional ...
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Class AA football quarterfinals preview

High School Local Sports
The day is finally here. We have high school football playoffs tonight. There are eight Class AA teams playing tonight in the quarterfinals, but only four can move ...
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Friday’s Section II football schedule

High School Local Sports
We have everything in high school football tonight! Regular season games, playoff games, even some crossover games. Here’s tonight’s schedule around the Capital Region. Note: All games start ...
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Newest state football rankings released

High School Local Sports
On Wednesday, the New York State Sportswriters Association released their state high school football rankings. 12 Section II teams made the cut, and nine more were honorable mentions. ...
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