Community Sports

OESJ to host alumni hoop game

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville’s class of 2017 and All-Sports Booster Club are staging an alumni basketball game Wednesday as a benefit fundraiser for Georgia Shaffer, a senior recovering from injuries suffered car accident this fall. Proceeds from Wednesday’s event, ...

Gloversville to host hoop-a-thon today

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville boys and girls basketball programs and cheerleaders will host a hoop-a-thon event today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gloversville High School gymnasium. There will be no admission to the event. There will be a concession stand and there will be a DJ. All ...

Rocky Warner (1J) leads Mark Mortensen (1M) during sportsman action at Fonda Speedway on June 18. Warner won the track title in the division at both Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Fonda, Glen Ridge banquet scheduled

FONDA& FULTONVILLE — This year will be the first time that the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedways will share the same night and venue for their awards banquet. Buck Gasner, the manager of the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Car Series and his drivers, will also be joining us ...

Cusack, Sandel top two finishers in 5k walk/run

GLEN — Daniel Cusack was the top overall finisher in the 5k walk/run for music at Bellinger’s Orchard on Sept. 25. Cusack finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 20:05. Christian Sandel  (21:00) was second, while Ian Coyne (21:37) was third. Mariah VanAvery was the top female ...

Frostbite 5k race slated for Saturday

MAYFIELD —The Mayfield nordic ski program will host the Frostbite 5k run/walk Saturday. The race will begin at 10 a.m. at Mayfield High School. Prior to today, the entry fee will be $20 for adults and $15 for students. On the day of the race, the entry fee will be $25. There will be ...

Johnstown to host Madness event

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown boys and girls basketball teams will host the Sir/Lady Bills Madness event Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Johnstown High School gymnasium. The teams will compete in skill challenges, a 3-point contest, dance competitions and other events. There will be no admission ...

Meet-the-coaches night slated at JHS

JOHNSTOWN – The Greater Johnstown School District athletic department will host a meet-the-coaches night Tuesday. Team pictures will be taken at 6:45 p.m. in the gymnasium, followed by the meet-the-coaches event at 7:15 p.m.

Thanks4giving run slated for Nov. 24

AMSTERDAM — The Thanks4giving 5k run/1.5k walk will take place Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at Shuttleworth Park. The entry fee will be $17 until Nov. 23 and $20 on the day of the race. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 entrants. The top three males and top three females will receive ...

Maile to speak at hot stove event

AMSTERDAM — Former 2010 and 2011 Amsterdam Mohawks catcher Luke Maile will serve as the keynote speaker at the Amsterdam Baseball/Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame Dinner on Jan. 28.  The 10th annual event will take place at Saint Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam. Maile is the catcher for the ...

Dave Lape stands next to his restored 1977 Tobias chassis modified that he drove to the 1977 Mr. DIRT championship and 10 feature wins at Fonda Speedway on June 25 at the Fonda Speedway Museum at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Lost Speedways event set for Nov. 26

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Before the formal presentations begin at the Lost Speedways program, Saratoga Automobile Museum on Nov. 26, visitors can enjoy a variety of memorabilia other fans and racers have brought to share. Leading the way will be modified legend Dave Lape, who has promised ...

Area bowlers compete in tournament

SCHENECTADY — Hunter Kempton of Buzzard’s Bay, Mass., edged Tom Hankey of Great Barrington, Mass., 258-257 to win the Capital District Youth Scholarship Tour tournament at Broadway Lanes on Oct. 29. The stepladder finals began with third-seeded Andrew Hall of Westborough, Mass., ...

Fort Plain schedules fall sports reception

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain fall varsity and junior varsity sports teams will be recognized at a reception Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The reception will take place in the high school auditorium. Family members and friends of the fall varsity sports teams are invited to attend this gathering.

Hales Mills C.C. to be open today

JOHNSTOWN — Hales Mills Country Club will be open today and for golfers. Today will be burger day and the club will run a men’s day game Wednesday if there are enough players. Anyone is welcome to play.

YMCA set host basketball program

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County YMCA will host its basketball program for boys and girls for ages 7- to 9-years-old. Players will work on their basketball skills through various drills and positive competition with their peers. The league promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, individual ...

Royal Mountain to host junior skiing

CAROGA LAKE — The Royal Mountain Junior Ski Racing Team is a program designed to give the aspiring skier an introduction to the sport of ski racing. It provides both technical and tactical training for youth skiers in a fun atmosphere. Saturday practices are scheduled to start on Dec. 10 ...

Nethaway rolls 300 game at Arterial Lanes

GLOVERSVILLE — Jeremy Nethaway rolled a 300 game during Premiere Scratch League play Friday at Arterial Lanes. Nethaway finished with an 804 series.

Mike Hauser, left, is pictured with Michael Dante, right, and his wife, Mary Jane. (Photo submitted)

Upstate N.Y. Sports Lore: Vitti goes from Glovers Park to Hollywood

How do you connect bandleader Tommy Dorsey, Elvis Presley, Paul Newman, Star Trek, Bonanza, Days of our Lives, Jimmie Foxx and Franco Harris to Gloversville Baseball? It is done through a former Gloversville Glover baseball player named Ralph Vitti. In 1949, 17-year-old Ralph Vitti from ...

Basketball programs slated at YMCA

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County YMCA will host its basketball program for boys and girls for ages 4 to 9-years-old. Players will work on their basketball skills through various drills and positive competition with their peers. The league promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, individual ...

Johnstown set to host open swims

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will host open swims at the high school pool. The open swim will run Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. when school is in session. There is no charge for admission. Children age 12-and-younger must be accompanied by ...