Year one of the Federation Tournament of Champions’ return to Glens Falls is in the history books, and there were things to learn and relearn from it.
When an interscholastic coach says that his or her sole focus is on the next opponent and nothing else, consider it a bunch of hooey.
Holcombe L. Rucker girls head coach Ronald Buono freely admitted it: his team was just happy to be here.
You can’t say the Baldwin girls team hasn’t faced the best this season.
GLENS FALLS — Seven years after it was last played in Glens Falls, the Federation Tournament of Champions is back at the Civic Center with a full slate of boys and girls basketball games this weekend.
When the Federation Tournament of Champions left Glens Falls after 2010 — for whatever it was they saw in Albany — it was a disappointment, but there was always the State Boys Basketball Tournament.
The first rule of promotion is put the biggest draws in prime time. Given the who’s who of Class AA boys teams, it’s easy to see why they hold that spot.
Given their close proximity in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County, the four teams in the Class AA girls bracket of the Federation Tournament are very familiar with each other. They have all played each other at some point in the last couple of seasons.
The formula is set for what shapes up as an entertaining Class A girls bracket of the Federation Tournament: one team that prides itself on defense (James Madison), another that adapts to any style (Kellenberg Memorial), and two others that want to get up and down the court as fast as they c…
Those who live in the Capital District might not have seen Albany Academy during its regular season. As coach Brian Fruscio admitted, “we’ve done a lot of traveling.”
Holcombe L. Rucker girls basketball coach Ronald Buono hung up at first, thinking a reporter calling him was a prank call. But a trip to the Federation Tournament can have that effect on coaches — especially for a first-time-ever PSAL championship team.
Long Island Lutheran girls basketball coach Rich Slater likened the Federation Tournament to a college football bowl game — it takes place weeks after the end of the regular season, but your team has to be ready to play at the end of a long layoff.
The hunger in Class B is palpable.
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BINGHAMTON — The differences were few. The arena — which seats 5,000 for basketball — is a little less spacious, the seats more sharply pitched, the noise level after a big basket equally loud as the Glens Falls Civic Center.
GLENS FALLS — Twenty-three teams will converge on Glens Falls this coming weekend as the Federation Tournament of Champions returns to the Civic Center.
Here are some tip for visitors to the state tournaments from Sports Editor Greg Brownell, who has been covering the tournament since he joined The Post-Star in 1981.
Three Section II teams, including defending champion Shenendehowa, will be part of the State Boys Basketball Tournament for its final run in Glens Falls this weekend.
As Glens Falls waits to hear if it will lose the State Boys Basketball Tournament, it learned on Thursday that it has recaptured a different tournament.