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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

Aidan Joly Posts

UAlbany claims Albany Cup for second straight year

College Local Sports
ALBANY — It took a scare from a young Siena team, but UAlbany held on to claim their second straight Albany Cup at the Times Union Center Saturday ...
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Siena, UAlbany set for Albany Cup

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On Saturday night, the Siena Saints and the UAlbany Great Danes will take the court at the Times Union Center for the annual Albany Cup. Last year, the ...
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CBA squeaks past Saratoga in thriller

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Late in games, the battle under the basket can be the main factor. This was the case in Tuesday night’s varsity basketball game between Saratoga ...
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Final thoughts: Siena vs St. Bonaventure

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Another ugly loss for Siena, this time coming at the hands of St. Bonaventure, 75-55 for their third 20+ point loss of the young season. Let’s break it ...
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Siena falls in Franciscan Cup

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ALBANY — A career night from Ahsante Shivers was not enough for Siena in the 2017 edition of the Franciscan Cup against St. Bonaventure as they fell on ...
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Holy Trinity’s rally falls short in Class C state championship

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SYRACUSE — A mad dash of scoring at the end came up just short  as Holy Trinity fell to Skaneateles in the Class C state championship game Friday night at the ...
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Cambridge captures Class D state championship for second straight year

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SYRACUSE — It was a scenario that Cambridge knows well at this point, being in Syracuse for the state championship. For the second year in a row, they ...
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Class C football state championship preview: Holy Trinity vs Skaneateles

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The second Section 2 representative to play Friday has an inspirational backstory; the Holy Trinity Pride. Just over a year after their fieldhouse fire, they are in the ...
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Class D football state championship preview; Cambridge vs Maple Grove

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Well, here we are. It’s state championship weekend for high school football. The first game Friday at the Carrier Dome, the Class D final, is a rematch of ...
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Albany holds off Yale to win third straight

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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