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December 1, 2016 - 5:14pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in sports, Alexander, trojans, varsity, basketball, Barker.

It came down to the last few minutes, and the Trojans could not hang on for the win.

Leading most of the game, Alexander put up some impressive stats:

Matt Genaway 21pts, 4 steals

Chris McClinic 10pts, 8 assists, 5 rebounds

Dustin Schmieder 12pts, 6 rebounds

Erik Scharlau 9pts, 12 rebounds

Alexander hosts Attica this Friday at 7pm.

More pictures from the game can be found here: http://francletography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Barker-v-Alexander-Varsity-11-30-16/G0000xr37sg7Tdf4/C0000f.aPItX_A7o

October 15, 2016 - 6:13pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in sports, Alexander, trojans, football, finney, varsity.

It was Senior night in Alexander Friday and the Alexander Trojans took the field against Finney/Northstar in a battle of the unbeatens.

Finney came out strong, running the ball on every play and moving the chains in small increments, eating up all but about 3 minutes in the first quarter when they finally punched it in.

The Trojans marched down the field and responded 2 minutes later with a Brennan to Schmeider pass for the score and then didn't look back.


Heberlein ran one in. Brennan hit Busch for another 3. McClinic took one almost 50 yards into the end zone. Paolucci hit the extra points.

As the offense was firing on all cylinders, the defense figured out the Finney misdirection plays and shut them down. 

More pictures can be found here: http://francletography.photoshelter.com/gallery/2016-10-14-CJ-Finney-Varsity-at-Alexander/G0000J78IrLrhjns/C0000f1tHYlmnDIE

Congratulations to the team and coaches on the first undefeated season in 39 years and special recognition to Seniors:

Dane Heberlein

Brian George

Derrick Busch

PJ Brennan

Ryan Mileham

Hannah Paolucci

Jacob Bykowski

Nic Caldwell

Zach Jasen

Kyle Perl

Josh Hylkema

Tommy DeSalvo

Dustin Scmeider

Ryan Dunbar

And the Senior Cheerleaders:

Sara Webster

Alexis Earsing

Alynn Franclemont

Dominique Mooney

Yahaira Brown-Diaz

Kaylee MacIntyre

(Hopefully I named everybody!)

On to playoffs....



August 26, 2012 - 11:28pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in football, sports, Alexander, trojans, PYA, Pembroke Dragons, Tri-Town Trojans.

Pulling into Alexander on Saturday we were greeted with the sign: "First home game in 30 years!" The Tri-town organization (http://tritowntrojans.com/) has brought back youth football -- and judging by the turn out, it is back to stay.

Four games were played against the Pembroke Dragons during the sunny and hot afternoon. There was a chicken barbecue that ran throughout the day, a concession stand with a large variety of baked goods and 50/50 raffles and a drawing for a game-worn Bills jersey.

The beginners saw Alexander scoring from Connor Scott, Mason Bump and Ricky Townley.


Scoring in the minis for Pembroke were: Adam Dulski (no extra point), Owen Mileham with a defensive touchdown, Garrett Totten with two TD's, and Alec Skeet adding an extra point.

The JV game saw touchdowns from Trent Smith, David Colby (2) and Jordan Brown for Pembroke.

The varsity game was a hard-fought battle between two huge teams. There was a little bit of everything in this game, which Pembroke won 20-7. The first score was Pembroke's Mike Natalzia who broke a tackle and took the ball most of the field and into the end zone. Kyle Ludwig kicked the extra point.

Second touchdown was a run by Dakota Dieter of the Dragons. The extra point kick was blocked by Zach Jasen, of Alexander. Alexander's touchdown came next, run in by Zach Jasen, and PJ Brennan added the extra point. Mike Natalzia put the game away in the fourth quarter with his second touchdown of the day. More pictures from the day can be found at Francletography.com

September 17, 2009 - 12:28pm



Expect a hard-hitting game this Saturday afternoon in Alexander when the Trojans take on the Hornets at 1:30. The teams have matching records at 1-1 so far this season, so it's safe to say they each have something to prove.

"Expect a better performance from us this week. We need to protect the ball better and cut down our turnovers," said Brian Palone, coach for the Oakfield Hornets.

Palone doesn't consider his team a "big" team. "We're a faster team."

Running backs Jason Stanley and Osman Citkli should be the ones to keep your eyes on for the Hornets in Alexander.

The Trojans' offense has the most points in the league so far this season, so it's no surprise that the Hornets coach has his team working especially hard this week.

The Trojans run a double-wing offense - a system based on misdirection and mechanical advantages. Senior Zack Burke will take the helm for the Trojans behind a powerful line.

"Zack understands and runs the offense very well with its misdirection and hidden plays behind our big guys," said Coach Dave Radley of his starting QB. "It should be a good game because Oakfield will come out ready to play."

Both coaches hope many fans will turn out for the game this Saturday afternoon to cheer on their teams and to show support for the football programs.


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