BNL Cross Country Fort Plain Cross Country Invitational Highlights 9/18

The Varsity Berlin-New Lebanon XC Team had a tremendous victory this Saturday at the Fort Plain invitational. The race consisted of 3 miles of grass fields, dirt paths, and sunny skies. Waking up at 5am and bearing the beating sun was worth every minute after what they accomplished.

The first race was Girls Varsity! The BNL girls lined up on the starting line against 7 other teams. As soon as the race gun went off, they quickly fought their way to the front of the line. Elsie Corbett and Allura Meizinger pushed each other harder than ever before. They led the race together and finished in FIRST and SECOND place!! Elsie Corbett finished with a 20:48 and Allura Meizinger with a 20:59. Right up in the front was Brady Hills coming in 5th place with a 21:57 as well as Ava Noel in 7th place with a 22:40 and Sadie Giumarra in 9th place with a 23:06. We are so incredibly proud of Sam Rojker who ran a 28:17 for her first race of the season as well as Elaine Savaria for crushing her PR by a minute with a 29:05. Altogether, the Girls Varsity took home 1st place meet champions! We are so proud of them!

Next up was the Boys Varsity race. Our boys were very excited and determined to take home another win for BNL! The race started out at a fast pace, but they quickly fought back. With their endurance, pacing skills, and uphill strength the boys pushed their way to the top of the line. After a hard fought race, Matthew Kluck took home 1st place with a 19:29. Right behind him was Gabe Kalisz who pushed his way into the finish line in 3rd place with a 19:44. Our two next runner ups were Aidan VanDyk with a 21:32 and Layne Chaykowski-Jewitt with a 22:45. Coming up right behind them with the most amazing and strongest finish was Eben Donohue with a 24:32 and Carl Truax with a 25:33. The boys took home another 1st place win as a team for BNL!
A special shout out to our freshman girl runner Addison Powell who was determined to finish her race despite experiencing an injury while on the race course. That takes dedication and strength! Way to go Addie.

All of these athletes deserve a shout out today for this race. They preserved and pushed their limits to the very end.
Way to go BNL! We foresee many many more victories coming our way soon.

-Coach Kelly


BNL Varsity Soccer Tournament

It was an excellent Saturday evening for the final rounds of the BNL Soccer Tournament.  NBL varsity girls and boys played tough Amsterdam teams. The girls competed to pull off a win but were defeated 3-0. The boys were energized and never backed down but couldn’t find the overall win. The final score was 3-1.  Thank you to Germantown, Amsterdam and Taconic Hills for participating in the BNL Tournament. Also, a big thanks to our BNL soccer players, coaches, BNL Booster Club, parents, and community for all of your effort and support!

-Mr. Pallozzi New Lebanon Athletic Coordinator

BNL Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Amsterdam Coach Recap 9/18

The BNL Girls Varsity Soccer team lost a tough championship game to Amsterdam 3-0 in the BNL tournament. Amsterdam possessed the ball well and were a formidable challenge for the young BNL squad. Keeper, Becca Madsen earned 16 saves in goal in the match. BNL continues their season in an away trip to Stillwater tomorrow under the lights at 7:00.

-Coach Kanofsky and Coach Day

BNL Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Amsterdam Coach Recap 9/18

Saturday night was a night for soccer, the weather was great, the conditions were perfect.  BNL took on class A school Amsterdam who jumped out to a quick lead with 2 goals.  But as our Varsity Boys settled in, they held their own, and controlled large portions of the game.  Amsterdam knocked in another before half, after a defensive breakdown and a pretty lucky bounce. The second half was all Berlin-New Lebanons, as they controlled the whole 80 minutes.  Wyatt Powers knocked in a goal, and it looked like a comeback was on its way, but Amsterdam’s defense would bend, but not break as they protected the lead. Final score Amsterdam 3, BNL 1.

-Coach Gould