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The Brittany’s Diner softball team topped Partner’s Pub in the best-of-three championship series to win the league title at Meco Ball Park. The team included Brittany Edwards, Heather Zugzda, Netta Briscoe Fray, Jennifer Shenton, Jennifer Carter, Kristen Lansburg, Ashley Ostrander, Ashley Fischer, Julia Lull, Emily Chrisman, Emily Bradt and Jamie Carrero. (Photo Submitted)

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

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The Brittany’s Diner softball team topped Partner’s Pub in the best-of-three championship series to win the league title at Meco Ball Park. The team included Brittany Edwards, Heather Zugzda, Netta Briscoe Fray, Jennifer Shenton, Jennifer Carter, Kristen Lansburg, Ashley Ostrander, Ashley ...

Northville Falcons varsity soccer player Joey Grega, who missed part of the 2016 season with a head injury, sports the protective headguard that will be wore by the Northville soccer teams this season. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Heads-Up Play

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NORTHVILLE — The Northville soccer teams are taking a pro-active approach to concussion management this season. With the help from the Northville School District’s Board of Education, all the Falcons teams will wear during games and team practice. “We saw quite a few head injuries and ...

Midnighters league practice scheduled

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JOHNSTOWN — The Midnighters bowling league will hold a free practice night Sept. 12 at Perry Lanes with the regular season starting the following week. The league is a 5-person per team, 27 week league with hi-lo’s and a roll-off. Anyone interested in joining the league are asked to ...

Jared Cordero scrubs off the tabletop jump en route to winning the 122-Open AM division at STR/Monster Supercross Wednesday night at Royal Mountain. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

STR/Monster Energy Supercross winds down at Royal Mountain

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CAROGA LAKE — Six local riders picked up division victories on the final night of points competition for the STR/Monster Energy Drink Supercorss season at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Johnstown’s Casey Battisti and Todd Cleveland won the 122-250 Amateur and Plus 30 Expert victories ...

Tim Fuller poised to win first Fonda title

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As an invader, Tim Fuller was always a threat to leave Fonda Speedway with a victory, but he never did. This season he made the Track of Champions his Saturday home driving the Graham Racing No. 19, Fuller picked up his first career modified feature win and is poised to add his first career ...

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Broadalbin-Perth head football coach Jim Pelneau talks with his players during a water break during practice Tuesday at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

PATRIOTS GETTING PREPARED

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Broadalbin-Perth head football coach Jim Pelneau talks with his players during a water break during practice Tuesday at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

Yamaha Demo Day at Royal Mountain

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CAROGA LAKE — Royal Mountain Ski Area and Outdoor Motorsports of Amsterdam will host a Yamaha Demo Day Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Riders will be able to test ride Yamaha’s 2018 line of dirt bikes as well as ride their own bike on practice day. Sunday will be Royal Mountain’s final ...

Gloversville head coach Jared Bongo, center, works a drill with the Huskies linemen during the opening day of practice for the 2017 season Monday at 
Park Terrace Elementary School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

OPENING DAY

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The first day of fall sports practice took place Monday at area high schools.

Jeremy Pitts poses in Victory Lane after winning the 25-lap Crate Modified feature Sunday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Pitts holds on for Glen Ridge modified win

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FULTONVILLE — In 2010, Jeremy Pitts found Victory Lane at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park twice in a pro stock. Since then he has moved up and has been shut out. Sunday night, Pitts and Brian Calabrese went wheel-to-wheel on the front end of the caution-marred crate modified feature with Pitts ...

William "Buck" Galster, black shirt, Jared Malagisi, center and Zach Alikhan lead members of the Gloversville Huskies through stretches as they prepare for practice on the first day of the fall high school sports season today at Park Terrace Elementary School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

THE BOYS OF FALL

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The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis William "Buck" Galster, black shirt, Jared Malagisi, center and Zach Alikhan lead members of the Gloversville Huskies through warmups as they prepare for practice on the first day of the fall high school sports season this morning at Park Terrace Elementary School.

Dylan Swiernik (7C) races with Kelly Hebing (10) during an Empire Super Sprints heat race Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Side-by-Side Sprints

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FONDA — Despite afternoon showers, Fonda Speedway fended off Mother Nature on Saturday. The racing card featured the regular division, plus a visit by the Empire Super Sprints. Three features were completed as of press time and the winners were Billy August (limited sportsman), John Young ...

Saratoga Roundup: World Approval claims victory in Fourstardave

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Live Oak Plantation’s World Approval found the yielding turf to his liking on Saturday afternoon, notching his third stakes win of the year with a 2 ¼-length victory over 2-1 favorite Time Test in the 33rd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap for ...

Mo Diddley set for Saratoga Special

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mo Diddley will step up to stakes company looking to build on a winning debut as part of a nine-horse field in the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special for 2-year-olds on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Gary Barber and Cheyenne Stables, Mo Diddley overcame a ...

McGuire records ace at Amsterdam Muni

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AMSTERDAM — Kevin McGuire recorded a hole-in-one during the Swing Fore Kids Tournament at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course. McGuire used a pitching wedge to ace the 110-yard fourth hole. His shot was witnessed by Barney LaGrecca, Mike Smith, Ed Niski, Ron Barone, JP Barone, Frank Riley ...

Empey posts ace at Fox Run

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JOHNSTOWN — Derek Empey, formerly of Johnstown, recently recorded a hole-in-one at Fox Run Golf Club. He used a 50-degree wedge to ace the fifth hole.

Pedrick registers ace at Fox Run

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JOHNSTOWN — Nelson Pedrick recently recorded a hole-in-one at Fox Run Golf Club. Pedrick used a 9-iron to ace the fifth hole. His shot was witnessed by Debbie Pedrick, Gail Dougherty and Pete Dougherty.