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PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photogapher Section II football teams will be following the Tommy Tough safety standards in the 2018 season.

Section II will wait on new football standards

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk football coach Gary VanDerzee has never hesitated to pull a player off the field after they were penalized for an illegal hit. Star athlete or second-stringer, close game or not, it’s never mattered to…

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PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna celebrates its Section II lacrosse title.

Title No. 15 for Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — Lucas Quinn joked Tuesday that the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse program views the turf field at Mohonasen High School to be a “little bit cursed” after its upset loss in last year’s sectional championship…