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VanDerwarker leads Foothills all-stars

South Glens Falls senior shortstop Leah VanDerwarker has been named the Most Valuable Player in the Foothills Council, as the league announced its softball all-star team Thursday.

Named Section II all-stars from the Foothills were South High sophomore pitcher Hannah Breen, Glens Falls senior shortstop Stephanie Meehan and Scotia senior pitcher Kelly Mayette.

Four more South High players were selected for the All-Foothills first team: Zoe Lanfear, Kasen Lemay, Christine Mallette and Courtney Robarge. Joining them on the first team were Glens Falls’ Mattie Benway and Felicity Williams, Hudson Falls’ Kayleigh Osterhaudt, Alexis Rogers of Queensbury, Schuylerville pitcher Teagan Andrews, Amsterdam’s Sydney Szczepanik and Scotia’s Megan Charnews, Sophia Schaub and Lauren Sill.

Foothills Council Softball All-Stars

MVP

Leah VanDerwarker Sr. South Glens Falls

Section II All-Stars

Hannah Breen So. South Glens Falls

Stephanie Meehan Sr. Glens Falls

Kelly Mayette Sr. Scotia

First Team

Zoe Lanfear Jr. South Glens Falls

Kasen Lemay Sr. South Glens Falls

Christine Mallette So. South Glens Falls

Courtney Robarge So. South Glens Falls

Mattie Benway Sr. Glens Falls

Felicity Williams Sr. Glens Falls

Kayleigh Osterhaudt Fr. Hudson Falls

Alexis Rogers Fr. Queensbury

Teagan Andrews Jr. Schuylerville

Sydney Szczepanik So. Amsterdam

Megan Charnews Jr. Scotia

Sophia Schaub Sr. Scotia

Lauren Sill Sr. Scotia

Second Team

Lexi Cutter Jr. Glens Falls

Cassidy Harrington Jr. Glens Falls

Grace Davis Sr. Hudson Falls

MacKenzie Pisani So. Hudson Falls

Jasmin Pepe Jr. Queensbury

Samantha Brayton Jr. Queensbury

Molly Elder Jr. Schuylerville

Hannah Klingebiel Jr. Schuylerville

Haylee Scarincio Jr. South Glens Falls

Jadin Swartz Sr. South Glens Falls

Emily Beames Jr. South Glens Falls

Demi Kellogg So. South Glens Falls

Megan LaMont Sr. Amsterdam

Jordyn Wozniak So. Amsterdam

Brenna Jahn 8th Scotia

Emma Schaub So. Scotia

Honorable Mention

Emma Chrzanowski Sr. Glens Falls

Ella Wolfstich Jr. Glens Falls

Alexys Rosick Fr. Hudson Falls

Olivia Lewis Jr. Hudson Falls

Mikayla Varney So. Hudson Falls

Kaileigh Hunt Jr. Queensbury

Payton Jones Sr. Queensbury

Mackenzie Kinney Sr. Queensbury

Bella Baldwin Jr. Schuylerville

Taylor Berrigan Sr. Schuylerville

Sydney Warm Jr. Schuylerville

Kristen Wright Jr. South Glens Falls

Madison Carmona Sr. Amsterdm

Nicole DeRose Sr. Amsterdam

Shelby LaMont Fr. Amsterdam

Michaela Ponticello Jr. Gloversville

Joelle Bump So. Johnstown

Grace Giarrizzo So. Johnstown

Sydney Darling — Johnstown

QHS’s Ballard takes first in pentathlon

GUILDERLAND CENTER — Queensbury junior Hailey Ballard captured the girls pentathlon Wednesday at the Group 1 sectional track and field meet at Guilderland High School.

Ballard dominated the competition, winning with 2,980 points by placing first in the 100-meter hurdles (15.74 seconds), shot put (31 feet, 10 inches), high jump (5-1) and 800 (2:39.64), and second in the long jump (15-3 1/2).

She was the only Queensbury athlete to win an event in the meet. Emma Caprood of Queensbury was second in the girls 100 hurdles with a time of 15.92, and Ryan LaPann was second in the boys 110 hurdles in 14.73.

Saratoga Springs won the boys team title with 126 points, while the Blue Streaks girls finished second behind Shenendehowa, 147 1/2-129.

The Saratoga boys were led by first-place finishers Shea Weilbaker (3,200), Ezra Ruggles (3,000 steeplechase), Kirk Francis (long jump) and Brett Morse (pentathlon), as well as the 3,200 relay.

Winning for the Saratoga girls were Kelsey Chmiel in the 1,500, 3,000, and the 3,200 relay, along with Anna Evans in the high jump.

Trainer Chad Brown fined over back pay

Thoroughbred trainer Chad Brown, the Eclipse Award-winning trainer of the last three years, was recently found to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and other labor laws relating to the H-2B non-immigrant visa program.

The Saratogian was the first to report Brown’s violation.

Brown, a Mechanicville native and defending training champion at Saratoga Race Course, has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million in back pay, damages and fines following an investigation by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Brown failed to pay grooms and hot walkers overtime wages and also failed to keep required time and payroll records for those workers for a period from December 2014 through August 2017.

State labor officials also noted that Brown was cited in 2010 for not accurately recording his workers’ hours.

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