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Amsterdam’s John Valente (5) attempts to beat the throw from Utica pitcher Garrett Keough, right, as Utica first baseman Zane Harris awaits the throw during Tuesday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Amsterdam edges Utica in 13 innings

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AMSTERDAM — After extending their win streak to nine games with a 7-4 win over the Utica Blue Sox Monday night the Amsterdam Mohawks hosted Utica in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Tuesday at Shuttleworth Park in an effort to extend that streak. By virtue of Eric ...

McCreadie claims win at Big Show

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MALTA — Larry Wight took the lead from Stewart Friesen on a lap 74 restart, but Tim McCreadie pounded the cushion to go from fourth to the lead on lap 77. McCreadie then led the final 23 laps of Brett Hearn’s Big Show 9 to claim the $10,000 winner’s share at Albany-Saratoga on Tuesday ...

Gage honored by Eastern League

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RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball announced that left-handed pitcher Matt Gage, a Broadalbin-Perth graduate, has been named Pitcher of the Week for the period of June 19-25. Gage is the first Squirrels player to win ...

Dan Parslow, left, was named the Fonda-Fultonville Central School Male Athlete of the Year, while Avery Cook was named the Female Athlete of the Year at the FFCS spring sports awards night June 7 in the high school auditorium. Both were also among those honored as triple threat athletes, who are student-athletes that participated and completed three seasons of a high school sport for the 2016-17 school year. (Photo submitted)

FFCS names triple threat honorees

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District hosted its annual spring sports awards night June 7 in the high school auditorium. Dan Parslow was the Male Athlete of the Year, while Avery Cook was the Female Athlete of the Year. Both were also among those honored as triple threat ...

Mayfield names physical fitness award winners

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MAYFIELD — The Physical Education Department at the Mayfield Junior-Senior High School recently announced its 2017 President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Award winners. The National Winners are the students who finished the testing above the 50th percentile as compared to students across ...

Two members of the Johnstown field hockey team, Emily Fleming and Kalena Eaton (at left) were selected to represent New York State at USA Field Hockey's National Futures Championships. Fleming, who will be a freshman in the fall, was the starting center midfielder on varsity last fall and this was her second year being selected to the National Futures Championships. (Photo submitted)

Johnstown players represent New York

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JOHNSTOWN — Two members of the Johnstown field hockey team, Emily Fleming (above) and Kalena Eaton (at left) were selected to represent New York State at USA Field Hockey’s National Futures Championships. Fleming, a current eighth-grader, was the starting center midfielder on varsity ...

Amsterdam summer camp to begin July 5

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AMSTERDAM — The City of Amsterdam’s 2017 Summer Camp will run for six and a half weeks starting July 5 and ending Aug. 18. Camp will be held at the Youth Center at Bacon School at 40 Henrietta Blvd. in Amsterdam from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday each week with pickup ending at ...

Holland Meadows offers junior golf

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VAIL MILLS — Holland Meadows Golf Course will conduct a Junior League, an eight-week summer golf program, each Friday starting this Friday. Golfers can sign up Friday for tee times at either 8 or 10 a.m. The league is for golfers ages 7 to 16. There will be an opening day clinic Friday, ...

Amsterdam's T.J. Collett (44) is greeted by teammates as he crosses home plate following his three-run home run in the second inning of the opening game of Friday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader against the Saugerties Stallions at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. Collett and teammate Liam Wilson shared PGCBL Player of the Week honors. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Amsterdam’s Collett, Wilson share PGCBL honors

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AMSTERDAM — The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has announced Amsterdam teammates T.J. Collett (Kentucky) and Liam Wilson (Canisius) as co-Player of the Week honorees and Elmira’s Houston Roth (Ole Miss) as the Pitcher of the Week for Week 3 of the 2017 summer season. Since ...

Mohawks’ win streak hits nine

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UTICA — Liam Wilson had a two-run home run, a double and went 3-for-3 to lift Amsterdam to a 7-4 victory over Utica in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Monday at Donovan Stadium. The Mohawks out hit the Blue Sox 11-5 and got on the board quickly, grabbing a 4-0 lead, ...

Large field competes at Caroga Creek

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EPHRATAH — The month of June concluded last Saturday night at the Caroga Creek Speedway with 128 karts filling the pit area. A total of 16 different divisions competed with the Winged Champ Kart Series at the 1/5-mile track in the final feature of the night staging their third series event ...

Weather washes out racing at Glen Ridge

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FULTONVILLE — Glen Ridge Motorsports Park was forced to postpone Sunday’s racing card due to wet weather. A total of 16 crate modifieds, 10 limited sportsman, 10 pro stocks, 14 slingshots, 11 POWRi midget sprints, and nine four-cylinder mini stocks were in attendance. Glen Ridge will ...

Johnstown's Tanner Fahr pases the ball as Amsterdam's Riley Mahoney (16) and Francisco Alejandro (35) close on the play during non-league action Saturday at the Lynch Literacy Academy. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Johnstown lacrosse players earn Wasaren League all-star honors

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Several Johnstown players were among those named to the recently announced Wasaren League boys lacrosse all-star team. Garrett Way, Kerry Blackwood, Andy Sitterly and Tanner Fahr all were named league all-stars. Way (attack) and Fahr (defensive midfield) were named to the second team, while ...

Tony Farone (18), Mark Mortensen (1M) and Rocky Warner race through turns three and four during sportsman action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Friesen claims modified victory at Fonda

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FONDA — Tim Fuller may have got the best of Stewart Friesen in the opening round of the Bill Anagnostopulos Elimination Race but at the end of the night Friesen parked his No. 44 in Victory Lane for his third modified feature win of the season Saturday at Fonda Speedway. While Friesen ...

Mohawks roll past Saugerties

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SAUGERTIES — TJ Collett finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored to power Amsterdam to a 9-3 victory over Saugerties in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Saturday at Cantine Memorial Veterans Field. Collett’s effort included a home run and a double to help the ...

Vlainich top finisher in Mule Haul race

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FORT HUNTER — The Fulmont Roadrunners Club’s 34th annual Mule Haul road race, an 8-kilometer (4.96-mile) event, took place June 18. Glenville’s Gavin Vlainich won the race with a time of 29:25. Ian Thane (30:34) was second, Matthew Raponi (31:14) was third, Isaac Menis (31:31) was ...

Amsterdam's Cody Russell, left, won the Lexington Run on June 10 in Johnstown. Russell finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:26. The Lexington Run was the third and final race in the 5K Triple Crown presented by St. Mary's Healthcare. The first race took place May 6 with the Run for the Roses 5K in Johnstown and the second took place May 20 the Mountain Valley Hospice 5K at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Broadalbin's Ashley Wilson, right, was the top female finisher in the Lexington Run, placing fifth overall with a time of 20:02. (Photo submitted)

Lexington Run

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JOHNSTOWN — Amsterdam’s Cody Russell won the Lexington Run on June 10 in Johnstown. Russell finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:26. The Lexington Run was the third and final race in the 5K Triple Crown presented by St. Mary’s Healthcare. The first race took place May 6 ...

Dolgeville’s Barnes, George honored

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SYRACUSE — Section III honored the area’s top scholar-athletes June 12 at an awards dinner at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Dolgeville’s Sarah George and Hunter Barnes were among the honorees. George played girls soccer, girls basketball, and girls track and field, ...

Some of the Rifleman's Challenge competitors pause for a photo at Pine Tree Rifle Club in Johnstown. Pictured, from left, are Lance Hicks, Ken Benton (fifth place), Dr. Richard Maretzo (IBS world record holder), Harold Miller (champion), Blaine McRay (second place), and John DelSavio (third place). Missing from the photo is Mark Duesler (fourth place). (Photo contributed by Harold Miller)

Miller wins Rifleman’s Challenge

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JOHNSTOWN — A total of 17 shooters descended upon the Pine Tree Rifle Club’s rifle range June 10 to participate in the Rifleman’s Challenge. The Rifleman’s Challenge event was first hosted at the PTRC in 2002 under the direction of John DelSavio and it was very well attended. ...

Pictured, from left, are Ben Russo, Ben Wager, Sam McInnis, Charlie Osborne, Brandon Mraz, Payton Sardella, Claire Guzielek, Chloe Salisbury, Michael Fraser and Johnstown athletic director James Robare. (Photo submitted)

Wells Home Visit

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown High School Captain’s Council recently went on a field trip to the Wells Nursing Home to enjoy a luncheon.