Community Sports

Albany-Saratoga crowns 2016 champions at annual awards banquet

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Albany-Saratoga Speedway officially concluded the 2016 racing season just a few miles up the road from the four-tenths of a mile oval. The annual awards banquet took place at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. The evening started with a message from track promoter ...

JHS spring sports practice schedule set

JOHNSTOWN — Spring practice will get under way Monday for Johnstown High School teams. The girls varsity and junior varsity softball teams will practice at the high school from 5 to 7 p.m. The varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will practice Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the high ...

Meet-the-coaches night slated at JHS

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District athletic department will host a meet-the-coaches night March 28. Team pictures will be taken at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, followed by the meet-the-coaches event at 7:15 p.m. in the performing arts center.

Johnstown to host volleyball tourney

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown High School Student Council will sponsor its fourth annual volleyball tournament on Thursday. The JHS student tournament will take place from around 3 to 5 p.m. in the high school gym, and the district-wide staff tournament will directly follow. There will ...

Fort Plain to honor winter sports teams

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain varsity and junior varsity winter sports teams will be recognized at a reception at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the junior-senior high school auditorium. Family members and friends of the junior varsity and varsity winter sports teams are invited to attend.

Streeter promoted to seventh-degree black belt

JOHNSTOWN — Robert Streeter, the Chief Instructor at the Zen-Do Kai Karate and Self-Defense Studio in Johnstown, was recently promoted to seventh-degree black belt (shichidan) by the ZDK Martial Arts Association International. Streeter, a native of Tribes Hill, came to the ZDK with a ...

Jake Spraker, left, poses in Victory Lane at Fonda Speedway with Ronnie Johnson after Johnson won the 2016 modified track championship on Aug. 20. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Fonda drivers honored at annual NYSSCA banquet

FONDA — On Jan. 28, the New York State Stock Car Association celebrated its 48th annual awards banquet at the Polish Community Center in Albany. More than 350 people filled the banquet room as drivers, owners, fans, and sponsors celebrated the accomplishments of their race teams for the ...

Local bowlers post solid showings at CDYST Tournament at Sportsmans Bowl

SCHENECTADY — Andrew Hall of Westborough, Mass., defeated Andrew Kopec of Auburn 268-212 to win the Capital District Youth Scholarship Tour tournament held at Sportsmans Bowl on Feb. 11. The stepladder finals began with third-seeded Tom Hankey of Great Barrington, MA defeating ...

Royal Mtn. racers compete at Willard

GREENWICH —  The Royal Mountain Junior Racing team participated in the Willard Cup race at Willard Mountain on Thursday.   In the 10-and-younger boys division, Brady Cotter (22.40 seconds) was first, Jakob Hana (25.02) was second and Noah Stock (26.05) was fourth. Samantha Sandel won ...

Family fun night set for March 8

JOHNSTOWN — A family fun night will take place at Johnstown High School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 8. There will be several kinds of family fitness activities for all, including an open pool. Other activates include a rock wall, basketball, obstacle course and community information ...

Marshall rolls 300 at Arterial Lanes

GLOVERSVILLE — Jimmy Marshall rolled a 300 game during Hump Day Hellers league action Wednesday at Arterial Lanes. Marshall rolled games of 247 and 198 to go with the 300 for a 745 triple.

Nathaniel Andersen of the Amsterdam Sea Rams swims the freestyle at the Cabin Fever Invitational at Ballston Spa High School on Jan. 21. (Photo contributed by Sarah Dzikowicz)

Sea Rams compete at Cabin Fever Invitational

BALLSTON SPA — The Amsterdam Sea Rams swim team competed in the Cabin Fever Invitational at Ballston Spa High School on Jan. 21. In the boys 13-and-older division, Thomas Knack won 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.18 and the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:58.64. He also was ...

Johnstown schedules make-up physicals

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will host make-up sports physicals March 1. Physicals will take place at Knox Junior High School from 9 to 10 a.m. and Johnstown High School from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Those who do not have a current physical should make arrangements to ...

YMCA set to host boys lacrosse league

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County YMCA is now accepting signs ups for its lacrosse league for boys in fifth- through eighth-grades. The YMCA league, under the direction of coaches Scott Petrie and A.J. Sainato, promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, individual improvement and fun at all times. ...

Royal Mtn. racers compete at meet

ROME — The Royal Mountain Junior Racing Team competed in the two-run paneled slalom at Woods Valley on Sunday. Isabella Fluty was second in the 8-and-younger girls division with a two-run time of 57.59 seconds. In the 8-and-younger boys division, Carson Cheney (55.17) was first and Tanner ...

YMCA to host youth golf lessons

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County YMCA will host youth golf lessons on Wednesdays, March 8 to 29. The lessons will be conducted by certified teaching professional Mike Iannotti. The program will cover all aspects of the game from swing to proper etiquette. The 6-to-10-year-olds will meet from ...

Royal Mountain racers compete

SPECULATOR — The Royal Mountain Junior Racing team competed at Oak Mountain for a two-run super combined race Sunday. This was the third race of the season. The team has also competed at Royal Mountain and Whiteface Mountain this year. Isabella Fluty was third in the 8-and-younger ...

Harvey Donaldson, right, presents a trophy to Darce Crowther during a 1951 competition. (Photo courtesy of Pine Tree Rifle Club archives)

Upstate N.Y. Sports Lore: Pine Tree Rifle Club

When you think of the origins of International Sports with their beginnings in the United States, baseball has Cooperstown, football has Canton and basketball has Springfield. And when it comes to the sport of benchrest shooting (shooting very accurate & precise rifles at small paper ...

Area bowlers compete in CDYST tournament at Alpha Lanes

TROY — Katie Lynch of Troy edged Jeh’ron Cherry of Albany 192-189 to win the Capital District Youth Scholarship Tour tournament at Alpha Lanes on Jan. 28. The stepladder finals began with fourth-seeded Jenna Lemke of Delmar finishing with nine consecutive strikes to defeat third-seeded ...

Rorick rolls 300 at Arterial Lanes

GLOVERSVILLE — Rob Rorick finished with a 300 game during Hump Day Hellers League play Wednesday. Rorick finished with a 711 series.