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
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
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
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
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.