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If you’re looking at the photo above this post and wondering which local field it’s from, don’t bother.

I was home on family business Wednesday, the first day of the Foothills Council girls soccer season, and realized I didn’t have an image to put on top of the blog post. So I snapped a quick picture at dear old Cortland High School, home of the coolest nickname of any high school, anywhere. Go Purple Tigers.

Foothills openers: This was a North vs. South day for the Foothills and the northern schools went 3-2.

Defending North Division champion Schuylerville was dominant in its 9-0 win over B-P under the lights. Emily Valley, a 22-goal scorer last year, scored all three first-half goals and Amy Moreau added two in the second half.

The Q started its season with a 3-1 victory over Gloversville. Sophomore Izzy Dennison scored the Spartans’ two first-half goals and ninth-grader Christina Cummings struck in the second half on a Dennison assist. The shots were 43-7, so Gloversville goalie Alex Benfatti was quite busy keeping the game close.

South High, coming off an 11-6 season in 2016, started out with a 3-0 road win in Amsterdam. Aly Fish, Amya Naja and Brooke DelSignore were the goal-scorers. Karlee Taber made three saves in the shutout.

Hud Falls got an early goal from Brinley Inglee, but Johnstown came back for a 2-1 victory. And it doesn’t look like Scotia will sneak up anybody this year after a 16-0 win over Glens Falls.

Scheduling comment: The Foothills will play the same regular-season schedule as last year, with each team playing divisional opponents twice and out-of-division opponents once. They will end up with two divisional champs at the end but won’t bother with a championship game, which makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.

Season preview: Working on it, but it won’t be any time soon. I still…

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