Fort Plain baseball coach Craig Phillips, far right, poses with his team after winning the state Class D championship game in 2016. Phillips was named a 2017 National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association last week. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Phillips named national Coach of the Year

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FORT PLAIN  —  Fort Plain baseball coach Craig Phillips was named a 2017 National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association last week. Philips is the only baseball coach and one of just 23 high school coaches from across the ...

Dolgeville coach Barb Allen, back row, left, poses with her team after picking up her 600th career coaching victory Wednesday at Dolgeville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Major Milestone

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DOLGEVILLE — After their 3-0 victory over Cooperstown Wednesday, the Dolgeville girls volleyball team rushed to the locker room, leaving coach Barb Allen standing at midcourt alone talking with the Hawkeyes’ coach Rich Jantzi. Moments later, the team returned to the floor wearing blue ...

Dolgeville's Frankie Jenison (23) drives the ball over the net against Coopertown's Natalie Johnson during Center State Conference volleyball action Wednesday at Dolgeville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Dolgeville cruises to seventh straight victory

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DOLGEVILLE — When Dolgeville and Cooperstown met in a Center State Conference volleyball match earlier this season, the teams battled through a five-game match before the Lady Blue Devils pulled out the victory. Wednesday, the teams squared off again at Dolgeville High school and this time ...

Boys Basketball Roundup: Mayfield gets past Fort Plain

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MAYFIELD — Garret Delaney finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead Mayfield to a 66-46 victory over Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Wednesday. Delaney connected on seven 3-pointers for the Panthers, who led 36-18 at the half. Trevon ...

H.S. Bowling Roundup: Cougars sweep Hilltoppers, 4-0

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CANAJOHARIE — Cian DiMezza finished with a high game of 249 and a 685 series to lead Canajoharie to a 3-1 victory over Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference boys bowling match Wednesday at Iroquois Lanes. Braedy Sickler finished with a 213-534 for the Cougars, while Brandon King ...

Girls Basketball Roundup: Gloversville tops Hudson Falls, 61-58

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HUDSON FALLS — Harmony Philo finished with 24 points to lead Gloversville to a 61-58 victory over Hudson Falls in a Foothills Council girls basketball game Wednesday. Kendra Lavery scored 15 points for the Lady Dragons, while Kerri Hauser added 11. It was the fourth straight win for ...

AHS wrestlers win Foothills title

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AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam won nine of 15 weight classes to post a 46-28 victory over Hudson Falls in a Foothills Council wrestling match Wednesday at Lynch Literacy Academy. The win clinched the first-ever Foothills Council title for the Rams, who improved to 14-10 overall and 6-0 in Foothills ...

FMCC bowlers open league slate

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SCHENECTADY — The Fulton-Montgomery Communuty College men’s and women’s bowling teams began their conference portion of their schedule Wednesday at Boulevard Bowl with mixed results. In the opening match, the women’s team finished second overall among the five teams. Freshman ...

Girls Basketball Roundup: Northville gets past Canajoharie

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NORTHVILLE — Kerrigan Groff finished with 17 points to power Northville to a 44-33 victory over Canajoharie in a Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game Tuesday. Hannah Coupas scored 16 points for Northville (6-6 overall, 2-4 WAC), which has won three straight and six of its ...

Winter weather alters local slate

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Tuesday’s winter weather forced the postponement of several high school athletic contests. The Gloversville boys basketball team had its game at Glens Falls moved to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Johnstown bowling team had its home match with Gloversville moved to Monday at 4:15 p.m. The ...

Dolgeville volleyball tops Clinton, 3-2

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CLINTON — Frankie Jenison finished with 19 kills, 15 digs, eight aces and two blocks to help Dolgeville posted a 3-2 victory over Clinton in a Center State Conference volleyball match Tuesday. The Blue Devils won by scores of 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 25-12 and 25-20. Emma Bilinski posted 15 ...

Dolgeville wrestlers defeat Cooperstown

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COOPERSTOWN — Dolgeville-Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville won 10 of 15 weight classes on its way to a 58-30 victory over Cooperstown-Milford in a Center State Conference wrestling match Tuesday. Oscar Lozada (126 pounds), Seth Richardson (132), Jacob Null (152), John Monk (195) and Riley ...

Parslow nets 24 in Sage victory

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UTICA — Sage’s women’s basketball team used a strong second half to remain perfect in the Empire 8 on Tuesday as the Gators beat Utica, 72-65. With the victory, Sage is now 10-3 overall and stays perfect at 4-0 in the Empire 8 and has watched their win streak grow to six games. ...

Dukes scores 14 points in Sage loss

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UTICA — The Sage Colleges’ men’s basketball team travelled to Utica College for an Empire 8 match-up with the Pioneers on Tuesday night. In a game that featured six ties and 13 lead changes, Utica triumphed, 79-75. Senior center Barceem Dukes, a Gloversville graduate, collected a ...

Gloversville girls varsity Coach Molly D'Arcy presents Harmony Philo with a basketball commemorating her reaching the 1,000-point career scoring milestone with 10.1 seconds left in the first of of the Lady Dragons Foothills Council game against Glens Falls Monday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Gloversville’s Philo hits 1,000-point mark

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GLOVERSVILLE — With 10.3 seconds left in the second quarter of Monday’s Foothills Council girls’ basketball game against Glens Falls, Gloversville’s Harmony Philo etched her name in the annals of Gloversville High School sports history. The junior sharp-shooter connected for a short ...

Johnstown's Anna Lee (24) drives past South Glens Falls' Mackenzie Collier during Monday's Foothills Council game at Warren Street Elementary School in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

South Glens Falls gets past Johnstown

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JOHNSTOWN — After playing three games in three days last week, the Johnstown girls basketball team returned to action Monday against South Glens Falls in a Foothills Council contest at Warren Street Elementary School. The game was a tight one throughout and the Lady Bills had plenty of ...