Sunday, October 24, 2021

He said this: Top sports quotes from September 2021

Every month this year, The Daily Gazette’s sports department has been compiling 10 quotes from our interview topics that stuck out to us the most, based on how they made us think or laugh — or some combination of the two.

Selected quotes come from both reporting stories in The Daily Gazette and interviews involving episodes of “The Parting Scots Podcast”. Not all citations used were previously published.

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“It was a tough sight to see my first varsity snap at quarterback. It was only up there.”

– Christian Brother Academy sophomore football player Donald Jones, on September 3, recalled both his first snap at quarterback, which resulted in four separate fumbles in a play, and the remainder of his night against La Salle Institut Jones Saw a run of 105 yards and two touchdowns.

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“When one of our horses can win over odds like that in the last race of the day, the loyal fan base, we even get them for the day. We take them out. Only then do you pass by the picnic area and you The real heroes are. Not winning the traverse, not winning the bet race, none of that. When you win and you have a $20 horse, Chad Brown’s horse, in the last race of the day . . . you get your win. ‘Thank you,’ ‘got it today,’ ‘earned money today.’ It’s a really great feeling.”

— Trainer Chad Brown, on Sept. 5, referring to a long shot two days earlier, was one of 41 winners from the Mechanicville native who earned his fourth Saratoga training title.

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“It seemed so impossible, but nothing is impossible. We came here and tried to have it, and, we did it, so we’re very happy to be here.”

– Jockey Luis Saez, on September 6, won the Saratoga Riding Championship after brothers Irad and Jose Ortiz had won the last six.

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“He started out as a pitcher in Little League. Batsmen were afraid to face him. He would throw too hard. Not very accurate, but very tough. In football, he could throw the ball 70 yards into the air, and The little passes were like a Scud missile coming at you.

— Former Mont Pleasant High School athlete Rhett DiCaprio reminisced on September 8 about his longtime friend Joe Zelezniak, a star shot putter who was inducted into the Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame on September 13 .

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He said, ‘I serve where the ball wants to go. But, sometimes, the ball goes to good places. I let it live.”

– Neomo Rogers of Schenectady Girls Volleyball after their match against Guilderland on September 14.

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“I don’t know how my dad really feels about it.”

– Union men’s hockey freshman Tom Richter opted not to play the same position as his father, former New York Rangers goalkeeper Mike Richter, on September 16.

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“Oh yeah, every day. It’s brutal. It definitely leaves you with a lot of bruises. We spent so many hours, the three of us, sisters, outside kicking the wall, beating each other– To death, who wins.”

—Ulebany freshman Megan Krohn laughs, September 22, as she describes a backyard kickboard game she and her sisters Carrie and Katie engage in regularly at their showy home.

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“At the end of the day, I work for the kids.”

–Michaela Miranda McBride, on her new role as athletic director of Schenectady High School, on September 23.

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“We’re all here screaming. We’re going to come tomorrow without a sound.”

– Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons beat girls’ volleyball player Julia Jarowski when her team won over Mechiel Christian Academy on September 23 to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fifth set.

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“We were swinging and missing. I’m not even sure he played a trick.”

– UAlbany football coach Greg Gattuso, on September 24, describing how Syracuse’s Sean Tucker hit third and 27 on a small screen for a 72-yard touchdown as part of Syracuse’s 62-24 win at the Career Dome Took a pass

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“I could never see myself throwing on another jersey” [and] Sometimes playing for another school. Everything that this school and this program has done for me, and to change who I was as a person and all things like that – it’s cliche to say, but I really changed from a kid to a man . “

– Josh Cossack of Union College men’s hockey, on September 29, about why he returned for last season with the Dutch after the team’s canceled 2020-21 campaign.

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