Old newspapers are always interesting! This is from Freedom’s Sentinel, Schenectady, 1837. It comes from the NYS Historic Newspapers Project, http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/.
A much better version of those clippings!
As many are following basketball right now, here is a photo of the 1918-19 Scotia team. They would have attended the first Scotia High School, built in 1905 on First Street (where the St. Joseph’s parking lot is now).
A note on the back reads:
Date: c. Jan. 1919
Left to right: William Gillespie, Lewis Dunn, Hiram Cornell, Joseph Howard, Leland Campbell, Adrian Tracy, Carlos Grundhoeffer
And, to tell a little about the team, here are a couple of newspaper clippings. (They are from http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html, a site with many old newspapers you can search.)
From the Schenectady Gazette, Jan. 18, 1919
And a follow-up from the Schenectady Gazette, Jan. 20, 1919