Three Albany High student-athletes earn all-area recognition
Times Union recognized three Albany High School
student-athletes with all-area honors following the 2016 fall sports
Seniors Jarrell Chaney (football), Badi Smith (boys'
soccer) and Ky'ere Tillery (football) each were recognized among the
best in their respective sports in Section II. All three also were among
15 Albany High fall student-athletes to earn
conference recognition earlier
In the newspaper's all-area selections, Tillery (pictured
bottom left) earned first-team recognition at running back for the
second consecutive season. He ran for 1,142 yards and 13 touchdowns
during the fall to help the Falcons to a 5-4 record, their first winning
season since 2005.
He finished his two-year varsity career at Albany
High with 2,521 rushing yards and 30 total TDs.
Chaney (pictured bottom right) earned
second-team recognition at receiver. He finished his senior season with
nearly 600 receiving yards and led all Section II receivers in TD
catches for the secodn year in a row with nine. Over the past two
seasons, Chaney caught 21 TDs and accumulated nearly 1,500 receiving
Smith (pictured at right) was a three-year
varsity starter for coach Dave Weiss. He served as the team captain as a
senior, leading the Falcons from his attacking central midfield
Congratulations to all three student-athletes
on their achievements!
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to educate and prepare all students for college and career,
citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The
district serves more than 9,600 students in 17 elementary, middle and
high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes
several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative
academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at
Albany High School.