Sabres Mahar seeks encore.
April 10th, 2017
Schalmont seniors want another shot at state title.
March 31st, 2017
Sabres fall to Fredonia in state semis.
June 11th, 2016
Schalmont senior pitcher gears up for baseball semifinals.
June 10th, 2016
Schalmont baseball looking to win another state title.
June 6th, 2016
Schalmont baseball faces Big Test before big game.
June 4th, 2016
Schalmont baseball advances in tournament.
June 4th, 2016
Schalmont tops Hoosick Valley in Class B-BB Playoff.
May 29th, 2016
Schalmont baseball advances to state tournament.
May 28th, 2016
Schalmont Claims the Class BB Baseball Title.
May 25th, 2016
2016 Varsity team receives the Scholar/Athlete Team Award.
The 2016 Varsity baseball received the Scholar/Athlete Team Award from the NYSPHSAA. The team will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting to be held in the high school auditorium at 7:00pm.
Sabre Spotlight on Chris Hamilton
APRIL 4, 2016
With the Schalmont Sabres baseball season starting this coming Tuesday, over the next few days I will be posting spotlight articles on players and coaches of this team. I will start with the starting center fielder, Chris Hamilton. Hamilton is a senior this year and one of the team captains. Hamilton is also a huge fan of the game itself. Hamilton is a huge Red Sox fan and his favorite player is Dustin Pedroia, he said on my show awhile back.
Chris will be going to play baseball for the Stony Brook Seawolves. When I asked him what his thoughts were he said, “It’s a rewarding feeling. It’s always been my dream to play baseball at the highest level in college. Stony brook competes for the America East title every year and I like the winning atmosphere so I think being on a team who wins a lot is a big thing to me.”
Hamilton is an above average hitter and one of the top fielders in the area. He plays with confidence and is a team leader on and off the field according to Chris Teta, the head coach of the Sabres.
“He’s a leader. He stays humble, his attitude and emotion doesn’t change with how he plays. He always works hard to improve and is very driven to be successful. He gives 100% all the time. He is the type of person that would help someone else out before he helps himself.”
To go along with what Teta stated about Hamilton, I asked the starting shortstop of the team Jake Defayette what it is like playing with Chris. He said “Playing with Chris is great for a variety of reasons. Chris is a great baseball player in every aspect but also a good leader and teammate.”
Another person I asked about Chris is his older brother, Jimmy Hamilton, who graduated in 2013. Yes, the Sabres were the Class “B” Sectional Champions that year. I asked him what it is like seeing his brother being the team leader and one of the top players on this team like he was when he played, he replied by saying this:
“As a senior I was fortunate to be on a team full of very good players and coaches that knew how to develop players and put them in positions where they could succeed. Coming into the year I expected to be the # 3 starter and throw limited innings behind 2 very good lefties. Some injuries during the season resulted in me taking on a larger role on the mound. That was a memorable season and I was fortunate to play my last high school game in a Regional final with my brother Chris on the field with me. It wasn’t the 1st time we played together. We played on the same little league team when I was 12 and he was 9. He lead off for us that year. Chris has been fortunate to be coached by very good baseball coaches over the years and something that has always been instilled to us is to be team players and do whatever it takes to help your team win. With Chris you know that whatever role is asked of him- he will give 110%. I’ve witnessed that with him whether it be soccer or baseball or any sport he has played.”
Hamilton’s goal this season is to “Win as many games as we can and go as far as we can.”
It is definitely going to be an exciting season this year for the Sabres and for Chris Hamilton.
Host of Sports Feuzion
Hamilton signs National Letter of Intent with Stony Brook.
Schalmont High School
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Sabres centerfielder Chris Hamilton signed his National Letter of Intent to play Division I baseball for the Seawolves of Stony Brook University on Long Island. The baseball program would also like to congradulate fellow Sabre Julia Flower on her signing with Iona College. The signings were held in the lobby of the athletic facility in front of family, friends, coaches, school staff and media. For more on the signings, click the links below.
- Courtesy of Capital Region Sportsnet
- Courtesy of Upstate Sports Edge
LaSalle Institute & Catholic Central Added to the Colonial Council.
The Colonial Council has added LaSalle Institute and Cathohlic Central to the league in 2016.
2015 Varsity team receives the Scholar/Athlete Team Award.
The 2015 Varsity baseball received the Scholar/Athlete Team Award from the NYSPHSAA. The team will be recognized at the June 8th Board of Education meeting to be held in the high school auditorium at 7:00pm.
Capovani, Bird & Yezzo take home awards at the annual awards assembly.
Matt Capovani was awarded the Bruce Bouck Scholarship Award at the recent Awards Assembly that was held in the John H. Nethaway Theatre on May 28th. Nick Bird and Anthony Yezzo also brought home the Schalmont Athletic Association Award for baseball.
Sabres ready for a new challenge.
By Jim Schlitz: Schenectady Gazette
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015
ROTTERDAM — Repetition is a big part of Schalmont’s baseball success. Christopher Teta went through the drills as a second baseman when he played varsity ball for Sabres coach Bob Anderson, and over the last 13 years, he had the high school’s junior varsity team members doing the same things. Over and over. Again and again. Hit, catch, throw, run. “When we practice in the gym and on the field, we bust it. When it comes to live competition, it should come naturally. I learned that from Bob. It’s been an instrumental part of our program,” said the Sabres’ new varsity coach. “We always practice that way. We’ve always been on the same page from the bottom level up.”
Teta said he will start the drilling today when he assembles his first varsity squad. The 1997 Schalmont graduate and his staff spent the beginning of the week making decisions about the 43 varsity and junior varsity canditates who came out. “Ever since day one of winter workouts, they’ve been ready to go,” said Teta. “It’s nice to have a group that wants to work hard. They’re itching to go.” Teta is, too. He’s inherited a state championship team that has some key parts back, including Matt Capovani, Nick Bird and Anthony Yezzo, But the team suffered big losses through graduation, including New York Class B Player of the Year Greg Musk, Dom Toma, John Pascarella and Joe Wignot. Musk helped Anderson go out on top when he got the win in relief against Clinton and went the distance in a victory over Rye in the state final four. Anderson concluded his 20-year run with a school-record 325 victories. His last team set two more school records for most wins (26-1) and consecutive wins (22). “There are big shoes to fill as a whole, coaches and players,” said Teta. “There’s always turnover. Making it twice as hard is the bull’s-eye on our back. It’s going to be a challenge, but we’ll be ready for it. “As soon as the last pitch was thrown, we were already thinking about this season.”
Schalmont is the three-time defending Colonial Council Patriot Division champion and claimed its second straight Section II title last spring. “Our goals every year are the same. We take it in steps. Colonial Council, sectionals, states,” said Teta. “Last year, it ended up coming true. They were fun to watch. They did everything from A to Z good.”
Teta worked with most of the players that made up Schalmont’s state championship team. “We may not have had sectionals, but we always wanted to be on top,” said the 35-year-old Teta, who led 12 of his 13 JV teams to winning seasons. “We let the guys know about the tradition. We wanted them to have that winning thirst from day one.”
Teta’s first varsity group will include players from the school’s state runner-up football team and those from its Section II runner-up soccer and basketball teams. Capovani, who went 8-1 on the mound last spring, earned all-state first-team honors as an offensive guard this past football season. “I think that’s important, to have kids who have been in pressure situations and know how to handle it,” said Teta, a Hudson Valley Community College graduate who works security at Schalmont. “Kids who haven’t played in big games tend to tense up a bit.”
Schalmont’s non-league schedule includes games with Schenectady, Niskayuna, Amsterdam and Queensbury. The Sabres will also host their Bruce Bouck Memorial Tournament (April 18) with Mohonasen, Scotia-Glenville and Cairo-Durham.
Teta’s staff will include varsity assistant holdover Ken Lancto and his brother, Anthony, who has moved from JV assistant to JV head coach.
Anthony Teta hired as Junior Varsity Coach.
Schalmont High School
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
At a recent school board meeting, Anthony Teta was named the new Junior Varsity Baseball Head Coach. Anthony graduated from Schalmont in 2000 and begain his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant on the JV team. He currently finished his eleventh season as assistant under his brother on the JV team.
Anthony was a four year starter at the Varsity level from 1997-2000. After graduating from Schalmont Anthony attended Schenectady County Community College where he played baseball for the Royals. Anthony has played on numorous travel baseball teams and most recently has been an assistant and head coach for a travel baseball team.
Bird & Yezzo sign National Letters of Intent.
Schalmont High School
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Schalmont pitcher Nick Bird and catcher Anthony Yezzo said earlier today that winning a state baseball championship last spring and signing a National Letter of Intent to play Division II baseball were among their greatest achievements. Nick will become a Dominican College Charger while Anthony will join the College of Saint Rose as a Golden Knight. The signing was held in the high school new gym among family, friends, coaches and staff.
Teta named successor to Anderson.
Schalmont High School
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Christopher Teta was named the new Varsity Baseball Head Coach at a recent school board meeting. Coach Teta started his coaching career with the Schalmont baseball program in 1998 as a volunteer assistant coach with the Varsity team working with Head Coach Bob Anderson. In 2002, Coach Teta was appointed as Junior Varsity Head Coach. He currently concluded his thirtteenth season as Schalmont Junior Varsity Coach. Coach Teta has accumulated an overall record of 174-47 (.787 winning percentage) in thirteen seasons as Schalmont’s Junior Varsity Head Coach.
Coach Teta played for the Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons program for two years before transferring to Schalmont where he played at the Junior Varsity level for one year and the Varsity level for 2 years during 1996 and 1997 seasons as second basemen. His 1996 team captured the Colonial Council Championship and was runners-up in the Section II, Class B title game. In 1997, Coach Teta was named to the Colonial Council All Star Team.
Coach Teta attended Hudson Valley Community College after graduating from Schalmont. He played to two fall seasons under Coach Tom Reinisch and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He is currently continuing his education to become a Physical Education teacher. Over the past thirteen years, Coach Teta has assisted, coached and managed multiple high school level summer baseball teams, attended many baseball clinics, conferences and conventions as well as working on a regular basis at Siena’s summer baseball camp.
Sabres' rubber-armed pitcher leads team to state championship!
By Tom Robinson: Albany Times Union
Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Once Greg Musk got to the mound, he was not leaving until Schalmont left Binghamton University with a Class B state baseball championship. Musk picked up both pitching wins Saturday, working the final four innings of a wild semifinal win and then all seven innings of a tense championship game victory. "No one was getting him out of there," Schalmont coach Bob Anderson said after Musk struck out seven in a six-hitter for a 3-1 win over Rye Neck in the final. Musk threw more than 100 pitches against Rye Neck and about 140 on the day, counting the 14-6 win over Clinton in the semifinals.
The hard-throwing senior left-hander arrived for the final day of his high school career well aware that he might be asked to finish the first game just to give the Sabres a shot at their biggest goal in the second game. Anderson did not, however, plan to go to Musk so early. "We were hoping we didn't have to go to him so early in the first game," Anderson said. "We got ahead, they tied it; we got ahead, they tied it. "We got to a point where I turned to my assistant and said, 'That's it, he's gotta come in.'"
Musk added to the list of school records he has set in his four-year career by pushing his season win total to 10. He stranded runners in scoring position in three of the final four innings of the final to hang on. For the day, he allowed two runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out 12. "Greg came in and took us home like he's done all season long," Anderson said. Musk said his arm felt good the entire day. "Right now, it's probably adrenaline," Musk said after the busiest pitching day of his life. "I don't feel it right now. I'll probably feel it later." With the state championship on the line, Anderson was not surprised by Musk's attitude. "Coach told me I would be in relief if things got a little sticky in the first game, and I would be up in the second game if I felt up to it," Musk said. "I told him I wanted the ball in the second game."
Musk made other contributions, too, to help the Sabres win two drastically different games. He went 4 for 7 from the leadoff spot, scored four runs and drove in two, including an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth of the final.
Schalmont produced 17 hits in the semifinal, in which Musk was one of seven players with multiple hits. John Pascarella had four hits, Musk had three and five teammates had two. "It was a great two games for us," Musk said.
There was one important similarity between the games for Anderson. "The big thing in both games is that last number on the scoreboard (errors) was zero," Anderson said. "We don't give up extra outs." The Sabres won their final 22 games to finish 26-1.