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TITLE QUEST

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The top-seeded Amsterdam Rams baseball team will be playing No. 2 Queensbury Tuesday for a chance at winning their first Section II Class A championship since 1974. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Joe Bruno Stadium on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

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Gloversville’s Tristana Quinones, right, poses with Johnstown Women’s Bowling Association President Mona Cole, left, after receiving one of three Lucille Solar Junior Scholarships on at the association’s banquet at Perry Lanes in Johnstown on May 17. Quinones will attend either Keuka ...

HUDSON VALLEY BOUND

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Four members of the Johnstown boys lacrosse team recently committed to play lacrosse next year at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Garrett Way, Andrew Sitterly, Tanner Fahr and Tyler Bump all plan to play for the Vikings next year.

Hilltoppers claim Class D crown

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TROY — With a roster that features no seniors and just four juniors, the Fort Plain baseball team earned what may be the most unlikely of its 11 Section II titles Saturday at Joe Bruno Stadium. The second-seeded Hilltoppers overcame a three-run deficit with a four-run sixth inning and ...

Racing season kicks off at Royal

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CAROGA LAKE — A field of 409 riders competed Saturday during Monster Energy motocross action at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Johnstown’s Maxx Miller won the 51cc open 4-to-8-year-old class and 51cc pee wee senior 7-and-8-year-old class. In addition to Miller, four other riders claimed wins ...

Friesen picks up win at Fonda Speedway

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FONDA — With three weeks of racing in the books at Fonda Speedway, Stewart Friesen has established a strong hold on the point battle in the modified division. Saturday Friesen rallied from his eighth starting spot to chase down race leader Josh Hohenforst and lead the final 13 laps to ...

SUCCESSFUL SHOWING

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Caitlyn Fagan, graduate of Johnstown High School, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, and Skidmore College, was the champion rider in alumni equitation over fences at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zones competition April 8, in New Jersey. Fagan also competed at the IHSA ...

MOVING UP THE RANKS

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The American Zen Do Kai recently tested students from its Beginning Junior and Intermediate Junior Programs. All students who tested worked hard on learning their test material, working on their martial arts homework and showing determination and self-control in class. The following students ...

TOURNEY CHAMPS

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The Caboose softball team recently won the 2018 Ephratah unlimited arc spring softball tournament in memory of Duffer Heroth. The co-MVP’s were Ray Nellis and Jordan Hill.

Cougars come up short in Class C title game

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TROY — With upset victories over third-seeded Waterford and second-seeded Rensselaer already to their credit, the Canajoharie baseball team set its sights on top-seeded Maple Hill in the Section II Class C championship game Friday at Joe Bruno Stadium on the campus of Hudson Valley Community ...

Dolgeville seventh at sectionals

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NEWPORT — The Dolgeville boys and girls track and field teams both finished seventh at the Section III Class C2 Championships on Friday at West Canada Valley. In the boys meet, Beaver River claimed the team title with 156 points. Tully was second with 117 points, Weedsport was third with 90 ...

Fort Plain loses in Class D semifinals

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MOREAU — Fort Ann’s Kayla Bailey threw a four-hitter at the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers to advance to the Section II Class D championship game with a 5-3 victory Friday at Moreau Rec. The second-seeded Cardinals will take on No. 5 Whitehall for the Class D title at 5 p.m. Tuesday at ...

Rams earn berth in Class A title game with win over Lansingburgh

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ALBANY — Getting to the Section II Class A semifinals has not been the problem for the Amsterdam baseball team; but leaving Bob Bellizzi Field at the College of Saint Rose with a win has been. The Rams have lost four-straight semifinal games at Bellizzi Field, however the fifth time was the ...

Castelluccio, Relyea double winners at Group 4 meet

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STILLWATER — Fonda-Fultonville’s Brittany Castelluccio and Mayfield-Northville’s Madison Relyea picked up two individual championships at the Group 4 Sectional Championship track and field meet Thursday at Stillwater High School. Castelluccio, a senior, won the triple jump with a leap ...

Gloversville loses in Class A quarterfinals

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SCOTIA – Through the first three innings of play, Gloversville’s Aaron Dona and Scotia-Glenville’s Andrew LeMorta locked in a pitcher’s duel with both allowing only one baserunner. When the Tartans capitalized on a pair of fielding errors in the top of the fourth Gloversville battled ...

H.S. Softball Roundup: Fort Plain rallies past Germantown

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FORT PLAIN — Falling behind proved to be the best way for the Fort Plain softball team to get ahead in its Section II Class D quarterfinal game with Germantown on Wednesday. The fourth-seeded Lady Hilltoppers scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth after giving up four runs in the top ...

JHS boys lacrosse loses in semifinals

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GREENWICH — Chris Albrecht finished with three goals and two assists to lead top-seeded Greenwich to a 13-2 victory over fourth-seeded Johnstown in the semifinals of the Section II Class D boys lacrosse tournament Wednesday. Ellis Pemrick registered three goals for the Witches, while Luke ...

AHS girls place third at sectionals

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AVERILL PARK — The Amsterdam girls track and field team placed third Wednesday at the Section II Group 2 Championships at Averill Park High School. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won the girls team title with 143 points, host Averill Park was second with 100.5 points and Amsterdam was third with ...