They said it: the best sports quotes of September 2021


Each month this year, The Daily Gazette’s sports department compiles the 10 quotes from our interview topics that most impressed us, based on how they made us think or laugh – or a combination of the two. .

The selected quotes come both from reports for stories in The Daily Gazette and from interviews associated with episodes of “The Parting Schotts Podcast”. Not all quotes used have been published previously.

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“It was a difficult sight to see in your first college shot as a quarterback. It was only from there.

– Christian Brother Academy sophomore football player Donald Jones on September 3 recalling both his first quarterback snap resulting in four different fumbles on one play, and the rest of his night against La Hall Institute which saw Jones rush for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

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“When one of our horses can win at such an event in the last race of the day, the loyal fan base, we even get them for the day. We take them out. This is when you walk around the picnic area and you are the real hero. Not winning the Travers, not winning a high stakes race, none of that. When you win and you have a $ 20 horse, a Chad Brown horse, in the last race of the day. . . . You have to do your victory lap, walk around there, because there are so many happy faces. All ages. It’s “Thank you”, “I still have today”, “earn money today”. It’s a very good feeling.

– Coach Chad Brown on September 5, referring to a long range shot two days earlier that was one of 41 winners the Mechanicville native saddled while winning his fourth practice title at Saratoga.

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“It seemed pretty impossible, but nothing is impossible. We came here and tried to get it, and, well, we did, so we’re so happy to be here.

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

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“He started out as a pitcher in Little League. The hitters were terrified to face him. He would throw very hard. Not too precise, but very hard. In football, he could throw the ball 70 yards into the air, and the short passes were like a Scud missile coming towards you.

– Former Mount Pleasant High School athlete Rit DiCaprio remembers his longtime friend Joe Zelezniak, a star shot putter who was inducted into the Schenectady School District Sports Hall of Fame on September 8 September 13.

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“I serve wherever the ball wants to go. But, sometimes the ball goes to beautiful places. I just let him live.

– Niomo Rogers, of the volleyball girls from Schenectady, on September 14, after a game against Guilderland.

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“I don’t know what my dad really thinks about this.”

–Union men’s first-year hockey forward Tom Richter on September 16, choosing not to play the same role as his father, former New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter.

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“Oh, yes, every day. It’s brutal. It certainly leaves you with a lot of blue. We spent so many hours, the three of us, the sisters, outside, kicking the wall, fighting to the death. At death, who wins.

– Albany rookie Megan Krohn on September 22, laughs as she describes a game of backyard kickboard that she and her sisters Carrie and Katie regularly indulge in at their Schoharie home.

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

– Michaela Miranda McBride on September 23 on her new role as Athletic Director at Schenectady High School.

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“We’re all here screaming. We will enter tomorrow speechless.

– Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons second-year volleyball player Julia Jaworowski after her side recovered from an 11-point deficit in the fifth set to rally to a September 23 victory over Mekeel Christian Academy.

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“We were swinging and missing. I’m not even sure he made any moves.

–Albany football coach Greg Gattuso on September 24, describing how Syracuse’s Sean Tucker provided a short screen pass to third and 27 for a 72-yard touchdown in the 62-24 win from Syracuse to the Carrier Dome.

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“I just couldn’t see myself putting on another jersey [and] never play for another school. Everything this school and this program did for me, and change who I was as a person and stuff – that’s a cliché to say, but I really went from a kid to a man. .

– Union College Men’s Hockey Josh Kosack on September 29, explaining why he returned for one final season with the Dutch following the cancellation of the team’s 2020-21 campaign.

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