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Research material: Link-by-link to Glens Falls

My research on the Class AA and C boys basketball final fours for my preview story in Friday's paper took me quite a few places.

Here's the link-by-link rundown: 

Overall:

* the New York State Sportswriters Association, which includes the state polls, brackets, past champions and more. 

nysbasketball.net is a fine resource of schedules and year-by-year account of championship games as well as a link to the Glens Falls site for travelers. Notably, this site no longer includes the same kind of useful information on next weekend's Federation tournament -- ostensibly due to the tournament moving from Glens Falls to Albany. I didn't find a similar site currently up regarding the Fed tournament -- a small but significant example of how Glens Falls deserves to host both tournaments because of the way the city, community and local media (notably The Post-Star) treat them as major events. 

* Speaking of the Post-Star, poststar.com will have a ton of information about the tournament leading up to and throughout the weekend. It will have extensive previews on each class, something that is a must-buy for those going to the arena on Friday -- actually, there is usually a table inside staffed by Post-Star workers where they give the paper away for free. 

Class AA

* Albany CBA's schedule on MaxPreps.

* Albany's Times-Union has a feature on sharpshooting junior Joe Krong.

* I didn't do an incredible amount of research on this one, but the google search page for "Galal Cancer," the Brothers' senior standout headed to Cornell, includes a ton of info.

* The Times-Union on the Brothers' close call against Albany High in the Section II final.

* The Times-Union on the Brothers' NOT close call in the regional rout of Henninger.

* The Journal News on Mount Vernon's return to the final four.

* The Journal News has a cool capsule on the other semifinal of Vernon vs. Half Hollow Hills West.

Note: HHH West's game stories on newsday.com are not available to nonsubscribers.

* Here's an apparent site trying to compete: the Long Island Report has a, umm.., report on HHH West's Long Island overtime title win, in which Tavon Sledge scored 42 points.

Class C

* I-Prep's web page has outstanding info about the team, including coaching bios and stats. 

Note: Friends Academy's game stories on newsday.com are not available to nonsubscribers.

But the site's stats page is.

* Friends Academy's MaxPreps page.

* The Friends Academy site tells you plenty about the private school and its athletic page has a photo slide show. At the bottom are links to brief wrapups about the team's recent wins, including a short story on the regional win which identifies one of the players' hometowns. Public schools don't have to worry about that sort of thing :-).

* Speaking of the public/private thing, here's my blog on my take on Friends Academy competing in Class C when their soccer team was about to play Holland in the 2009 state semifinals. I recall getting a very nasty email from Strong Island after that one. 

* Here's the Section VIII playoff schedule -- the Class C boys basketball playoffs begin with the Long Island overall championship. In contrast, I-Prep earned byes to the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class C playoffs, then won three times to win the section before winning a regional game to earn a trip to Glens Falls.

* Syracuse.com's Syracuse Academy of Science home page

* Some quality capsule info on Syracuse Science is in a regional preview capsule by the Ithaca Journal, including that the Atoms feature 6-foot-7 Turkish exchange student Ahmet Tunali.

* A cool story by Syracuse.com with some great background on Syracuse Science -- it was written last season as they got their program turned around. 

* Venerable state sportswriting guru and Post-Standard scribe Neil Kerr has a breakdown of Section III's teams in the state final four, topped off with Syracuse Science's key players, at Syracuse.com.

* The Section III home page for boys hoops has a link to the section's classifications -- Syracuse Science moved up to a C this year; it's enrollment number made the cut by just four students.

* The school page for Syracuse Science includes basic info and a cool-looking logo with their Atom mascot.

* Greenwich's school page for its team includes a nice roundup of stories on the team's success thus far. 

---Keith McShea

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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