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Fort Ann's Amanda Godfrey, left, and Sarah Paige following their milestone game against Whitehall on Sept. 11.

Former Glens Falls girls basketball standout Sophie Tougas is drawing a great amount of Division I interest.

Now a member of the Class of 2020 at Brewster Academy, a prep school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Tougas has nine NCAA Division I offers.

Tougas, a 6-foot shooting guard, picked up four offers in a span of about three weeks recently — from the University at Albany, Seton Hall, George Mason and Lafayette. They add to the five offers she has already received, from Siena, UMass-Lowell, Rhode Island, Colgate and Cal State-Bakersfield.

Tougas was a 1,000-point scorer in three seasons on the Glens Falls varsity, before transferring to Brewster Academy in 2017 and reclassifying as a sophomore. She also plays high-level AAU basketball during the offseason.

In recent Twitter conversation, Tougas said she has been talking to more than 30 new schools since Sept. 1, which is the day colleges can contact athletes directly. She said she enjoys the level of competition at Brewster Academy, adding that a lot of her AAU teammates play on teams in her league.

Pete Tobey

Flowers? Check

Fort Ann girls soccer coach Jason Humiston noted that Sarah Paige’s 100th career goal came with just 27 seconds left in the Cardinals’ 2-0 win over Whitehall on Sept. 11.

“We kept trying to feed her the ball,” Humiston said. “Her parents brought a bunch of flowers (to the game), didn’t want them to go to waste.”

— Will Springstead

Milestone win

Saratoga Central Catholic volleyball coach Maria Izzo earned her 300th career win on Friday when her Saints swept Berlin 3-0.

Izzo ranks fifth among active Section II coaches and 15th among all-time Section II coaches.

— Will Springstead


Lake George is in the middle of putting together another successful boys soccer season. The Warriors are 5-0 and have scored more than six goals four this year.

On September 7 during an Adirondack League game against North Warren, Lake George did what the Warriors usually do, score a lot of goals in a 7-0 win.

What was abnormal about the win was not a single Warrior scored multiple goals.

That’s right, in nearly a double-digit victory, seven different Warriors scored a goal. Here is a list of those players in order of who scored first to last.

Goal one: Brandon Willard (10:00). Goal two: Alex Leonelli (20:20). Goal three: Colby Segulijic (36:02). Goal four: Cole Varney (49:01). Goal five: Owen Sutton (51:29), Goal six: Phillip Shambo (72:49). Goal seven: Sam Knauf (74:01).

“We are more balanced. We got guys in the middle that can handle the ball. We have guys on the outside that are fast,” Lake George coach Blake White said. “We got guys in front that can finish. We lost three or four seniors last year but we got two starters that were hurt back and a lot of young guys that have stepped up.”

— Ellis L. Williams


Hoosick Falls junior Ryan Bloomer had a hole-in-one on the par-3, 207-yard 7th hole at Hoosick Falls Country Club during the Panthers’ 5-0 win over Mechanicville on Sept. 12.

— Will Springstead

Long time coming

Greenwich’s 2-1 girls soccer win over Hoosick Falls last week was a landmark victory, from a historical perspective.

The Witches had lost 29 straight girls soccer games to Hoosick Falls. Their last win against the Panthers came early in the 2003 season by a team that included Lucy Gee, Krystina Karp and Rachel Skellie.

— Greg Brownell

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