As winter high school sports seasons ended recently, Section II tournaments provided some shocking upsets - some favorable surprises and others disappointing.
The Lake George varsity girls basketball team's season ended when No. 12-seeded Hoosick Falls upset the No. 4-ranked Warriors 51-47 two weeks ago.
The loss was uncharacteristic for the Lake George girls were were seemingly able to tackle any challenge in their stellar season.
Hoosick Falls had three players in double digits in the win.
Earlier in the week, Lake George crushed Saratoga Catholic 47-19 in an opening round of the Sectionals.
Lake George ends the season with an admirable 19-3 record and the Adirondack League Championship title, however.
Also a letdown was the defeat of the stellar Warrensburg High School wrestler Logan Rock in the New York State wrestling tournaments several weekends ago.
Rock won two matches, but lost two in an order which prevented him from placing in the states. He's wrapped up his high school wrestling career with a truly outstanding record overall, however. He won both the Class D sectional championship and the overall Section II championship, plus earned a berth in the state tourney. The local wrestling fans will never forget his expertise, strength and confident manner.
At Monday night's WCS winter sports banquet, wrestling Coach Mark Trapasso reminded the crowd that only five wrestlers in Warrensburg history have attained Rock's achievement of going to the state tournament - and he's done it three years in a row, which earns Rock a lofty place in school sports history.
Several weeks ago, the North Warren girls basketball team, which had been struggling all year, showed their character and spirit under duress when they defeated New Lebanon in an opening Class D sectional round.
The game was truly a come-from-behind thriller, and one that spectators will remember for years.
With seven seconds on the clock in overtime, Ashley Schloss hit a three-pointer to win the game 44-42 for the Cougars. The game was held Feb. 24 in New Lebanon.
Trailing by two points with 11 seconds left, the Cougars fed Schloss the ball. She took a shot, but missed. But Laura Fahey grabbed the rebound and fired it back to Schloss, who took that fateful final shot that will always be remembered.
Schloss scored 15 points in the game.
The following Saturday, the Cougars were paired against top-ranked Germantown, and they lost, 64-32, which ended their 2008-09 season.