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HAIRCUTS FOR A CAUSE

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Evan Darling, who races motocross at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake, joined with his brothers to donate their hair to help either the Wigs for Kids.

PLENTY OF POINTS

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A total of eight area boys and girls basketball players scored their 1,000th career point during the 2018-19 season.

Opalka competing for Sage track team

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Sage’s men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams opened the new season Saturday, competing at the Wesleyan University Classic, a non-team scoring meet. The day marked the coaching debut for Sage’s David Taranto as well. Senior co-captain Victoria Opalka ...

Jen Hazzard making a name in the world of powerlifting

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Jen Hazzard enjoyed training and running distance races until an injury forced her out of competition. Instead of giving up, Hazzard looked for a new avenue in which to compete. With the encouragement of a friend, Hazzard tried powerlifting and it was just what she was looking for to keep ...

GHS grad Vickery earns league honors

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ROCHESTER — Freshman catcher Jennifer Vickery (Gloversville) of the RIT softball team, was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week on Monday, for the week ending March 17. It is Vickery's first weekly honor of her collegiate career. Vickery hit .471 (8-for-17) with a .526 on-base ...

Girard leads Indians into Federation final

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GLENS FALLS — Joe Girard III poured in 42 points, and improved his 5-year varsity career total to 4,720, to lead Glens Falls to a 77-70 overtime victory against PSAL champion South Bronx Prep Saturday at the Cool Insuring Arena. The NYSPHSAA champions rallied from a 37-29 halftime deficit ...

Wells’ Stuart named boys MVAC MVP

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Several Wells players were among those named to the 2018-19 Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball all-star team. Wells’ Coby Stuart was named Most Valuable Player, while Wells coach Adam Clute earned Coach of the Year honors. Tre Zimmerman and Shane Kennedy ...

Flying Fish post solid showings at state YMCA swim meet

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EAST MEADOW — The Fulton County Flying Fish returned to the Nassau County Aquatic Center to compete on Long Island in the 2019 New York State YMCA Championships. Led by head coach Kevin Capobianco and assistant coach Eric Dillenback, a total of 12 swimmers from the Flying Fish qualified ...

Gallup scores 13 for Patroons in loss

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ALBANY — In a rivalry between two minor league championship teams, a rivalry that spans nearly 30 years and three different leagues, the Yakima Sun Kings fought back from a 55-43 halftime deficit on the strength of Robert Duncan’s 26 points, winning a TBL contest against the Albany ...

Dillenback, Helou named first-team all-stars

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Several Gloversville-Mayfield swimmers were among those named to the 2018-19 Foothills Council boys swimming all-star team. Dane Dillenback (50-yard freestyle) and Danny Helou were named first-team all-stars for the Sea Dragons. Helou also was named to the second team in the 50 freestyle, ...

Benton helps Sage softball to sweep

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TROY — Sage’s softball team hosted the Owls of Westfield State University in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Robison Field. The Gators swept the Owls, 5-0 and 3-1 to make the home debut for Gator head coach Erica Li a success. With the wins, Sage is now 5-7 overall, ...

George Washington hires Siena’s Christian

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jamion Christian has been hired by George Washington as its men’s basketball coach after one season at Siena. Christian’s hiring was announced Thursday, less than a week after GW parted ways with Maurice Joseph following three years in the job. Siena went 17-16 under ...

Brundage, Atty chosen as WAC MVPs

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Several area players were among those named to the 2018-19 Western Athletic Conference boys basketball all-star team. Fonda-Fultonville’s Jackson Atty was named the Hudson Division Most Valuable Player, while Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville’s Jack Brundage was named the Mohawk Division ...

2019 FMCC Baseball Preview: Raiders head south to open season

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball team is kicking off its season with a trip south over spring break this week. The Raiders are coming off a 2018 season where they finished with a 15-13 overall record and a 14-6 conference record.  The Raiders earned a spot in ...

STRONG SHOWINGS

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Royal Mountain Racing Team members Jill Sandel of Gloversville and Carson Cheney of Johnstown competed in the Kandahar Championship races at Toggenburg Mountain in Fabius last weekend. The competition consisted of skills training on Saturday and one run each of Giant Slalom and Kombi on Sunday. ...

FMCC baseball drops season opener

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Michael Brown had a solo home run for Fulton-Montgomery Community College in a 12-1 loss against the Methodist University junior varsity team. Dan Parslow, William Newcomb, Alex VanDeusen and Derek Lee all had singles for the Raiders, who trailed 6-0 after the first ...

POWERING UP FOR THE PURPLE AND GOLD

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JOHNSTOWN — Students and athletes of the Greater Johnstown School District got together Saturday for a Lift-A-Thon, sponsored by the Purple and Gold Sport Booster Club, in an effort to raise money to help equip the new weight room at Johnstown High School. The machines currently in place ...