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BACK AT THE TRACK OF CHAMPIONS

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Stewart Friesen returned to his home track at Fonda Speedway Saturday night to sign autographs for fans during the on-track Meet and Greet before Saturday’s race program. Friesen is coming off a third place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday ...

Strong-closing Somebyay wins G3 Sanford

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Starlight Racing’s Sombeyay closed with a flourish to win the 104th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford for juveniles by a neck on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The bay colt by Into Mischief benefitted by a patient and confident ride by Hall of Famer Javier ...

Sistercharlie gives trainer Chad Brown his fourth G1 Diana victory

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ultra Brat nearly pulled off a 15-1 upset in the first Grade 1 of the Saratoga Race Course meet, but it was even-money favorite Sistercharlie who prevailed under a perfectly timed ride by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, nailing her rival on the wire to give trainer Chad Brown ...

Friesen wins fifth main of the season

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FONDA — Stewart Friesen lapped up to the fifth-placed finisher as he picked up his fourth-straight and fifth modified feature win of the season Saturday night at Fonda Speedway. Josh Hohenforst was second under the checkers, while bobby Varin was third, Tim Fuller fourth and Jeremy ...

Mohawks hold off Stallions for win

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AMSTERDAM — In a close game at Shuttleworth Park on Saturday night, the Amsterdam Mohawks beat the Saugerties Stallions to clinch the season series. The game was back and forth all night as the Stallions scored first, and then the Mohawks took a 3 run lead. They eventually gave up the ...

NYRA to honor service members and veterans

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will pay tribute to the nation's service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Day, presented by JDog, at Saratoga Race Course on WednesdaY. The day will feature free grandstand admission for all United States ...

McClelland posts ace at Holland Meadows

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VAIL MILLS — Bob McClelland recorded a hole-in-one July 15 at Holland Meadows Golf Course. He used a 9-iron to ace the 110-yard second hole. It was the fourth hole-in-one of his career. The shot was witnessed by Sandy McClelland.

Bartholomew record first career hole-in-one

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CAROGA LAKE — Dave Bartholomew of Gloversville recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday on the 140-yard 13th hole at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Bartholomew used a 6-iron to record the ace that was witnessed by Stef Schwed, Jim Donovan and Don Hahn.

SHARPSHOOTERS

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The Pine Tree Rifle Club hosted the IBS-PTRC Club 200 Yard Match recently featured 25 shooters traveling from as far away as New Jersey to Maine. The PTRC is considered the birthplace of International Benchrest Shooting dating back to the first matches held in 1947. Local shooting enthusiast, ...

Baseball Hall of Fame to host induction weekend

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COOPERSTOWN — The legends of the game are coming to Cooperstown. And when they return to the home of baseball, they’ll have six new members of the club waiting for them. Hall of Fame Weekend is scheduled for July 27 to 30.  More than 50 Hall of Famers are scheduled to be in Cooperstown ...

Gloversville to host youth field hockey

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville field hockey program will host its youth league on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on the turf field a the high school. The program will continue through Aug. 14. The program is open to players in third- through sixth-grade. Players will learn ...

FMCC soccer camp slated for August

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College will host its annual youth soccer camp Aug. 6-10. The camp welcomes players of all ages. Campers can participate in this popular camp in half-day (9 a.m. to noon) or full-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) week-long sessions. The camp’s instruction ...

Gloversville to host volleyball camps

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Huskies volleyball program will host volleyball camps this summer.   The fundamentals camp is for all girls entering grades seven to 12 and of all levels of ability. It runs Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Gloversville High School and costs ...

HOOPIN’ IT UP

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The Next Level Basketball Camp will take place at Gloversville High School on Monday through Friday. The camp was for boys and girls entering grades three through nine. The focus of the camp is to improve players ball handling, shooting, passing, footwork, speed and basketball IQ. The camp ...

Catherinethegreat storms home in G3 Schuylerville

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies, the first of 69 stakes worth $18.85 million in purses during the 40-day Saratoga Race Course meet, was captured by John C. Oxley’s filly Catherinethegreat, who stormed down the stretch to win by 4 ¼ lengths in ...

Johnstown to host girls hoop clinic

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JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown girls basketball team will host a basketball clinic on Mondays, starting July 9 and continuing July 30. The free clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at Glebe Street Elementary School gymnasium. The clinic is open to third- through eighth-graders in the ...

Mohawks hold off Glens Falls, 9-8

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AMSTERDAM — Not all wins can be picture perfect. The Amsterdam Mohawks squandered an early six-run lead before fighting back in the late innings to pick up their third-straight win, 9-8 over the Glens Falls Dragons. “That was one sloppy baseball game played by the Mohawks tonight. We ...

Several area riders post wins at Royal

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CAROGA LAKE — Four area riders were among those posting wins during Monster Energy Supercross competition Wednesday at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Fort Plain’s Spencer Mang won the 122-250cc expert class and was second in the 122-open expert class. Fonda’s Carter Petersen won the ...

GETTING READY

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The main track and infield were quiet Wednesday but that will change Friday when Saratoga Race Course in saratoga Springs opens for its 40-day meet.

Racing Around: Point races tight with five weeks remaining

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It’s hard to believe there are only five Saturday nights of racing left in the chase for the track championships at Fonda Speedway. With a solid second-place finish last week Bobby Varin has regained control of the points race in the modified division. Varin entered the night with a ...