Community Sports

Britten, Romano team up to race at Albany-Saratoga

MALTA — “I’ve never seen him race. Not once,” declared Andy Romano, owner and retired driver of the famed no. 97 out of Andy’s Service in Johnstown. The “him” Romano was referencing is competitor Peter Britten, the driver who will be behind the wheel of the Romano no. 97 Big ...

Renovated courtyard to be named in honor of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In recognition of a $250,000 gift from prominent racehorse owner, philanthropist and Saratoga icon Marylou Whitney, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will name its courtyard in honor of Mrs. Whitney’s late husband, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. The ...

Gloversville to host free throw event

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Knights of Columbus Council #265 will host a free throw competition Jan. 29. The event will take place at 3 p.m. in the Gloversville High School gymnasium. The competition is for boys and girls from ages 9 to 14 in the Gloversville Enlarged School ...

Bowling association set to meet Sunday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County USBC Bowling Association will host a special meeting Sunday at Arterial Lanes at 11 a.m. Many important issues will be discussed, including the local association tournament. The association is open to any bowler that wishes to get involved. The ...

Wilson rolls 300 game at Arterial

GLOVERSVILLE — Alex Wilson  rolled a perfect game Thursday at Arterial Lanes. Wilson’s 300 game was rolled as part of his league-high 762 triple in the Premiere Scratch league.

Meher posts 300 game at Arterial

GLOVERSVILLE — Joe Meher rolled a 300 game in Space League bowling action Tuesday at Arterial Lanes. Meher’s combined games of 202 and 174 with his perfect game to finish with a 676 triple.

YMCA set to host indoor box lacrosse

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County YMCA will be holding an indoor box lacrosse class for girls in seventh through 12th grades and boys in ninth through 12th grades on Sunday evenings. The class is slated to begin Sunday and run through Feb 19 at the YMCA. The boys will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. ...

Rulison rolls 300 at Starlite Lanes

GLOVERSVILLE — Martin Rulison rolled a 300 game during Gloversville Merchants League play at Starlite Lanes on Tuesday. Rulison finished with a 705 series.

Pazzaglia's Kenpo Karate owner and chief instructor Joe Pazzaglia, a fifth-degree black belt, was among the presenters at the 2016 International Instructors Martial Arts Conference in New Jersey. Pazzaglia (back row, 11th from left) stands among those who participated in his class. (Photo submitted)

Pazzaglia attends martial arts event in New Jersey

JOHNSTOWN — Joe Pazzaglia of Pazzaglia's Kenpo Karate recently presented at the 2016 International Instructors Martial Arts Conference in New Jersey. Joe Pazzaglia, owner and chief instructor of Pazzaglia's Kenpo Karate on 40 W. Main St. in Johnstown, was recently invited to teach at ...

Thane tops field in Thanks4giving 5k run at Shuttleworth Park

AMSTERDAM — The Thanks4giving 5k run/1.5k walk will take place Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at Shuttleworth Park. Amsterdam’s Ian Thane was the top overall finisher, covering the 3.1-mile course in a time of 17:44. Broadalbin’s Alex Hitrick (18:03) was second overall, Amsterdam’s Daniel Bublak ...

Johnstown to host food drive at events

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will collect non-perishable food items for entry at all of its winter concerts and winter sporting events.

Ambrosino rolls 300 at Starlite Lanes

GLOVERSVILLE — D.G. Ambrosino rolled a 300 game at Starlite Lanes Friday night. Bowling in the Friday Nite Combos league, Ambrosino rolled the perfect game along with a 245 and 205 to finish with a league-high 750 triple.

Nethaway rolls 300 at Arterial Lanes

GLOVERSVILLE — Jeremy Nethaway rolled 300 game during Premiere Scratch League play Friday at Arterial Lanes. Nethaway finished with an 807 series.

Emily Miles of the Amsterdam Sea Rams swim team competes during the Pilgrims Pride meet at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy on Nov. 12.  (Photo contributed by Sarah Dzikowicz)

Sea Rams compete at Pilgrims Pride meet

Several Amsterdam Sea Rams swimmers posted solid finishes at the Pilgrims Pride meet at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Nov. 12. Sebastian Carmichael was 15th in the 50 backstroke (1:08.88) in the boys 8-and-younger division and 16th in the 50 freestyle (1:09.10). In the girls ...

Febbie tops Frostbite 5K field

MAYFIELD — Josh Febbie was the top overall finisher in the Frostbite 5K race Nov. 19. Febbie finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 19:00. Madison Relyea was the top female finisher, placing second overall with a time of 19:32. John Furgele (19:48) was third overall, Brian Williams ...

Area bowlers compete in CDYST tournament

SCHENECTADY — Jenna Lemke of Delmar and Hunter Kempton of Buzzard’s Bay, Mass., capped off a wire-to-wire victory by defeating Cody Faggiano of Queensbury and Michael Boyce of Gansevoort 615-596 in the position round match to win the Capital District Youth Scholarship Tour Doubles Classic ...

Winter Wimp race slated for Jan. 14

HAGAMAN — The Fulmont Roadrunners Club's annual Winter Wimp foot race will be held "snow or shine" on Jan. 14, 2017, at 1 p.m., in Hagaman. This will be the 31st running of the race, at which competitors may run 2.2 or 4.4 miles (one or two loops around the Hagaman course). The Hagaman ...

Four to be inducted into Hall of Fame

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2017 inductees into the Amsterdam Baseball / Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame.  The four will be honored at a dinner Jan. 28 at St. Mary's Institute. More than 350 guests typically attend the dinner and this year's event is ...

Yale's Larry Kelley was the first winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1936. (Photo submitted)

Upstate N.Y. Sports Lore: First Heisman winner’s area connections

In 1935, a private social and athletic club located in lower Manhattan called the Downtown Athletic Club recognized the best college football player east of the Mississippi River. The recognition included a trophy called the “Downtown Athletic Club Trophy”, which was a bronze figure of a ...