Several area teams earn high school scholar-athlete honors
A total of 41 area fall sports teams were among those honored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as scholar-athlete team award winners.
To earn the honors, a team needed to achieve an academic average of 90 or higher in classes during the fall sports season.
This year marks the 22nd year the NYSPHSAA has honored teams with the award.
The Dolgeville football team posted the highest grade point average in the state among football teams, earning a scholar-athlete team award state championship with its 96.207 GPA.
The Dolgeville girls soccer team also earned a scholar-athlete team award with its 92.795 team GPA.
Amsterdam led all area schools with nine of its fall team earning scholar-athlete team awards.
The Amsterdam golf team led all Section II schools with its 96.857 team GPA.
The Amsterdam girls tennis team ranked third among Section II schools with its 95.997 GPA. On the court, the Lady Rams reached the Section II Class A semifinals and won their 17th consecutive Big 10 title this fall.
Amsterdam also had its girls swimming (94.658 GPA), girls soccer (93.613), boys soccer (93.608), girls cross country (93.264), football (91.500), volleyball (90.625) and boys cross country (90.029) teams earn scholar-athlete team awards.
The Rams’ football team reached the Section II Class A title game before losing to eventual state champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
Broadalbin-Perth and Johnstown each had seven of their fall sports team honored by the NYSPHSAA.
The B-P girls soccer team ranked second among Section II schools with its 96.835 GPA, trailing only Schalmont (96.973). The Lady Patriots lost to Schalmont in the Class B title game for the second straight year. B-P also went 11-3 in Foothills Council play, finishing in a four-way tie with Queensbury, South Glens Falls and Scotia-Glenville for the league title.
The B-P boys soccer team also earned a scholar-athlete team award with its 93.348 team GPA. On the field, the Patriots shared the Foothills Council title with Scotia Glenville after both teams went 10-1-1 in league play.
The Broadalbin-Perth volleyball team ranked fifth among Section II schools with its 96.023 team GPA.
Also honored by the NYSPHSAA for B-P were the girls cross country (95.059), boys cross country (92.802), golf (91.440) and football (90.612) teams.
Johnstown had seven of its fall teams earn scholar-athlete team awards.
The golf (92.386), field hockey (91.767), girls soccer (91.200), girls cross country (91.040), boys soccer (90.917) and volleyball (90.863) teams all earned awards for Johnstown.
The Johnstown volleyball team advanced to the Class B state final four for the second straight year, while the field hockey team advanced to the Class B title game after winning the Foothills Council title.
The Fonda-Johnstown girls swim team also earned a scholar-athlete team award with its 93.027 team GPA.
In addition to its shared swim team, Fonda-Fultonville’s girls soccer (93.966), boys cross country (93.293), girls cross country (91.448) and boys soccer (90.794) teams were named scholar-athlete teams by the NYSPHSAA.
The FFCS boys cross country team placed second in the state Class C meet after winning its fourth straight Section II Class C title. The Braves have finished in the top three at the last three state meets.
Fort Plain had four of its fall teams earn scholar-athlete team awards. The volleyball (92.386), golf (90.097) and girls soccer (90.064) teams were honored, along with the Canajoharie-Fort Plain boys cross country team which posted a team GPA of 90.570.
Mayfield and Gloversville each had three fall sports teams earn scholar-athlete team awards.
Gloversville’s golf (90.843), boys cross country (90.340) and volleyball (90.033) teams were honored, while Mayfield’s volleyball (94.781), girls soccer (93.668) and boys cross country (91.747) teams earned awards.
The Northville girls soccer (90.875) and St. Johnsville girls soccer (90.262) teams also earned NYSPHSAA fall scholar-athlete team awards.