Meet The Team


Zach Dooley, Thunder Media

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  • Aidan Joly

    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 or



  • Alex McKeon, ValleyCats Media

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  • Courier Sports Staff

    The Upstate Courier Sports Department can be reached at


  • Bob Weiner, UAlbany Athletics

    UAlbany graduate. Avid bowler, golfer. Sportswriter for 39 years, including more than 29 with the Dailly Gazette


  • Chris Chenes, ValleyCats Media Relations

    Chris is entering his eighth season handling the media relations & production duties for the ValleyCats. He has been involved with the team on a seasonal basis since their inaugural 2002 season. Chris is proud to be a Troy native working for his hometown team.


  • Connor Friend

    Professional New England Sports Fan And aspiring journalist. Against bandwagoners and the pursuit of choking on the biggest stage. Read in for daily updates and blogs in Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins news!


  • Connor Hall

    Photographer and writer for just about anything in the 518 including Siena and HVCC baseball. Also, follow my twitter @518SportsChall for updates on all the capitol region sports action from high school up to the pros.


  • Courier News Staff

    The Upstate Courier Newsroom can be reached at


  • David Connelly

    I am an avid college basketball fan that simply enjoys sharing his facts and opinions with the world


  • Dylan McGlynn

    Senior at Ballston Spa High School.


  • Henry Golden

    Henry Golden covers the UAlbany men’s basketball team for the Upstate Courier, as well as other various sporting events in the Capital Region. He currently attends Sage College of Albany. He can be reached through social media, @Golden_Henry05 on Twitter.



  • Jack Santore

    Jack Santore covers culture, lifestyle and urban activities for the Upstate Courier. The Maple Hill High School graduate joined the Courier in July 2017. Santore can be reached at


  • Jake LaChapelle

    Jake LaChapelle is a reporter for 518 Sports who enjoys writing about MLB teams. Jake also covers CBA Football, the NHL, and Boston sports.


  • Jake Schmied

    Jake Schmied is a contributor who covers college football,the MLS, and sometimes the MLB. He is the primary Army beat writer at Underdog Dynasty, an SB Nation website. He has previously written for the New York Red Bulls, also on SB Nation. Jake is a junior at Livingston High School and is the sports editor for their newspaper, The Lance. Twitter: @SchmiedJake


  • Jason Palatsky

    Big time sports fan. Love to talk anything sports. Broadcaster for Guilderland High School Media, Sports Editor at the Guilderland Journal, and most likely watching some game somewhere.


  • Jim Bulger

    Jim Bulger is a 518 High School student who writes for 518 and Beantown Sports.


  • Justin Fong

    I covered the Dicks National High School game and I have interviewed high school prospect Kaleb Bishop (Current Freshman at FDU).


  • Kenny Livengood

    I have always been fascinated by horse racing from a young age. I’ve grown up learning how to handicap the races and am honored to be able to share my opinion with all of you. Some day I plan on becoming an announcer at the races.


  • Leslie Monteiro

    Leslie Monteiro is a syndicated sports columnist who covers Tri-State area teams for the Upstate Courier. He is based in Fort Lee, New Jersey and can be reached on Twitter @MongoGoesInSane.


  • Matthew Stalker

    Staff Writer for 518 Sports (, as well as a Staff Writer for The Jet Press ( Fanatic of the New York Jets, New York Yankees, New Jersey Devils, Boston Celtics, Ohio State Buckeyes football, and Syracuse Orange basketball.


  • Michael Demos, Siena Athletics

    Mike Demos is currently in his 10th season in the Siena Athletic Department. Demos was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Communications on February, 15, 2016.


  • Michael Johnson

    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,


  • Neil Fuller

    Neil Fuller is a freelance sports writer based in Anaheim, Calif. A veteran reporter and editor, he has covered the NBA, NHL and numerous NCAA Division I programs. His work has received awards from both the Kansas and Virginia press associations.


  • Nick Abreau

    i cover Ossining HS Sports


  • Perry Laskaris, RPI sports information

    Perry is an assistant in the RPI sports information department.


  • Dylan Rossiter

    Dylan Rossiter is the Upstate Courier’s founder and Editor-at-Large. He has covered Siena College men’s basketball, the Tri-City ValleyCats, and Section II Athletics. Rossiter is based in Boston, MA and can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @ByDylanRossiter.





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