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Michael is a huge sports fan. He covers a wide verity of sports, but is the Courier’s head Colonie High School Athletics reporter. He can be reached via email, goknicksyankees@gmail.com

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Colonie Defeats Schenectady In Important Game

High School Local
It was a must-win game for both Colonie and Schenectady tonight and they both showed up, providing the fans with a highly entertaining contest that ended with Colonie ...
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NFL 2017-2018 Season Preview

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It’s almost that time again everybody!  The annual fall tradition of relaxing on Sundays, eating pizza and chicken wings, becoming couch potatoes, and of course watching NFL football. ...
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Top 10 U.S. Open Moments of all time

Top 10 U.S. Open Moments of all time
The U.S. Open captivates thousands of golf fans not only in the U.S., but around the world.  The various daunting courses and dramatic moments have helped to popularize ...
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The top 10 best sporting venues in the world

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As sports fans, we are always trying to attend the big game, especially if it’s at the best venue. For those of you that are not that interested ...
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BASEBALL: Bethlehem blanks Colonie on Senior Night

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On a night when 9 Colonie high School seniors were honored, the community came together once again at the town’s Cook Park for one more game.  Nick Bearup, ...
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Colonie is victorious on Military Night

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The scene was picturesque under the lights at Cook Park last night.  It was Military Appreciation Night and Colonie in their pink camouflage uniforms were hosting Averill Park. ...
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Early Season MLB Headlines

Early Season MLB Headlines
We are already one month into this freshly entertaining 2017 MLB season.  There are without a doubt, plenty of storylines to pick and choose from. So, are you ...
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NBA Playoff Preview

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Ahhhh, spring time is perhaps the best in professional sports.  You have Masters week with opening day in the MLB as well.  The NHL playoffs start, and of ...
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NCAA Tournament: National Championship Recap

NCAA Tournament: National Championship Recap
Sure, it wasn’t the most entertaining title game to watch and endure, but it had its fair share of impressive moments.  Vegas had UNC favored by only 2 ...
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NCAA Tournament: Final Four Recap

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It was most definitely an exhilarating Final Four in Phoenix last night.  The stories for each team coming in were vastly different.  Gonzaga made their first final four ...
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NCAA Tournament: Elite 8 recap

NCAA Tournament: Elite 8 recap
As promised, there was sure some madness still to come, and it delivered this weekend.  With the Final Four looming, each team played their hardest in order to ...
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NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Recap

NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Recap
The typical March Madness is back with a vengeance!  The Sweet 16 did more than just live up to the hype, providing us fans with excitement, buzzer-beaters, and late ...
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NCAA Tournament: Round of 32 Recap

NCAA Tournament: Round of 32 Recap
As I stated before, the mayhem was surely just around the corner, and boy did this weekend’s games live up to the annual hype.  Out of the 18.8 ...
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NCAA Tournament: Round of 64 recap

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Well, there sure was a plethora of exciting games in the first round of the NCAA tournament. While most of us still have our brackets intact due to the ...
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A Century of Greatness: The NHL turns 100

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From 1917 until this very season, the National Hockey League has produced some of the greatest and most memorable moments in sports history.  Many phenomenal athletes have skated ...
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Colonie beats Green Tech in thriller, advances to semifinals

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TROY, NY –– Colonie escaped a close one at Hudson Valley over 9 seeded Green Tech thanks to some clutch late free throws by Isaiah Moll. Brendan Mulson’s 23 ...
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High School Basketball: Tuesday’s girls’ Suburban Council rundown

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As the final games for the Suburban girls varsity teams before sectionals were played tonight, they showed in great performances and high drama ending the indeed thrilling regular season ...
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Boys’ Basketball: Friday’s Suburban Council roundup

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As the final Friday of the regular season concluded and sectionals vastly approaching, we sure got a fair share of high drama and competitive thrillers.  The marquee matchup ...
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BASKETBALL: Girls’ Suburban Council Roundup

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Colonie upset heavily favored Columbia with a narrow 57-54 win in a highly thrilling contest.  Alivia Paeglow led the Raiders with 17 pts and Colonie got some help ...
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Super Bowl LI Recap

Super Bowl LI Recap
One thing is for certain as we all reminisce on this post Super Bowl Monday, last night’s Super Bowl will be virtually impossible to forget.  Over 100 million ...
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Girls’ High School Basketball: Friday’s Suburban Council roundup

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It was a busy Friday on the girls side of the spectrum and perhaps the matchup of the night came between Shenendahowa and Colonie.  Shen prevailed in a ...
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Nothing comes close to the greatness of the Masters

Nothing comes close to the greatness of the Masters
From the 345-yard par four 1st hole, to the 365 yard 18th hole, one thing is indisputable about the fabled and beloved Augusta National; it’s beauty and prestige ...
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RPI Stuns #2 Harvard

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In a game that most thought would be an easy win for nationally ranked Harvard, turned out to be just the opposite.  RPI coming into the game with ...
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College Football Championship preview

College Football Championship preview
Tonight, the largely anticipated rematch between Clemson and Alabama will be played in Tampa Florida.  And one thing is for sure, it is going to be a classic. ...
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Friday’s Suburban Council girls basketball rundown

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There were many big games throughout the capital region tonight for girls basketball.  Colonie had another strong performance with a 57-43 win over Mohonasen.  The Raiders point guard ...
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