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Scotia-Glenville’s Mikyla Mitchell steps in front of Gloversville’s Harmony Philo (10) as she drives to the hoop for two of her game high 26 points during Thursday’s Section II Class A quarterfinal game at Averill Park High School.
(The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Gloversville girls basketball team reaches Class A semifinals

AVERILL PARK — After falling to Mohonasen in the opening round of the Section II Class A tournament last year, the Gloversville Lady Dragons made it a priority not only to qualify for postseason play, but to win a sectional game. Mission accomplished. Thursday, the fourth-seeded Lady ...

Amsterdam’s Lucia Liverio (14) controls the ball as Lansingburgh’s Nylasia Sutton (10) defends during Thursday’s Section II Class A quarterfinal game at Amsterdam High School.
(The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Amsterdam girls basketball team reaches Class A semifinals

AMSTERDAM — In the postseason, it’s all about winning and advancing. The Amsterdam girls basketball team accomplished both goals Thursday despite a less-than spectacular shooting night in a victory over Lansingburgh in the Class A quarterfinals at Amsterdam High School. The ...

FMCC, MVCC split conference games

JOHNSTOWN — Mohawk Valley Community College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College split the Mountain Valley Conference basketball games Thursday night at the Route 67 campus. The Raiders worked overtime to defeat Mohawk Valley 84-80. while the MVCC women rallied to defeat the Lady ...

Gloversville's Joey Rowback (23) jumps in front of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake's Jack Wyatt to grab an offensive rebound during Wednesday's Section II Class A opening-round game at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Burnt Hills ousts Gloversville, 72-58

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Dragons season came to a halt Wednesday night in the opening round of the Section II Class A boys basketball tournament at Gloversville High School. After earning a home game with the eighth seed in the tournament, the Dragons faced No. 9 Burnt Hills-Ballston ...

Northville's Andrew Klingbeil (21) puts up a shot as Loudonville Christian's Adam Mead defends during Wednesday's Section II Class D first-round game at Northville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Northville cruises into quarterfinals

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Falcons hosted the Loudonville Christian Eagles in a Class D Boys Basketball first-round match-up Wednesday. After a relatively slow start, the Falcon defense took over and led Northville to a 77-45 win over the Eagles. “I’ve been saying it all year, our ...

Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Rylie Smith puts up a shot during Wednesday’s game against Hudson Valley Community College. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

FMCC Roundup: Lady Raiders roll past Hudson Valley, men lose to Vikings

JOHNSTOWN — Rylie Smith connected on seven 3-pointers to lead Fulton-Montgomery Community College to an 81-55 victory over Hudson Valley Community College in a Mountain Valley Conference women’s basketball game Wednesday. Smith finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds for FMCC. The Lady ...

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Herrlett, Roten earn all-region titles

HERKIMER — The Herkimer Generals swimming and diving team brought home four all-region titles this season. Sophomore Cameron Roten, a Johnstown graduate earned second-team all-region honors in the men’s 50-yard freestyle stroke. Sophomore diver Nicholas Herrlett, a Gloversville ...

Dolgeville’s Fake wins for Morrisville

MORRISVILLE — The Morrisville State College western equestrian team completed the regular riding season schedule Sunday, earning high point team and reserve high point team honors in the double show. Morrisville State edged Cobleskill in the first of the day’s two shows for high point ...

Yevoli, Mowrey playing for Cobleskill

COBLESKILL — The SUNY Cobleskill men’s lacrosse team enters the 2017 season ranked seventh in the North Eastern Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll. The Fighting Tigers are coming off a 2016 campaign which saw them post a 3-11 overall record including a 1-7 record in conference ...

Broadalbin-Perth's Joey Ladipo, center, dives between Cohoes' Shelley Walker (35) and Dominic Costantini (44) as JP Person, left, and Dante Calderone (22) also scramble for the loose ball under the basket during Tuesday's Section II Class B first-round game at Broadalbin-Perth High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Patriots punch ticket to Class B quarterfinals

BROADALBIN — Playing on their home court for the final time this season, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots did not disappoint their fans. Sparked by a 23-point second quarter, the sixth-seeded Patriots defeated No. 11 Cohoes 55-37 Tuesday to advance to the the Section II Class B tournament ...

Fonda-Fultonville's Alyssa Duval drives to the basket as Voorheesville's Rebecca Clair defends during Tuesday's Section II Class B first-round game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

FFCS shakes off slow start, tops Voorheesville

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves hosted the Voorheesville Blackbirds in a Section II Class B first-round game Tuesday night at Fonda-Fultonville High School. The Blackbirds jumped to a commanding first-quarter lead, literally from the tip-off, but the Lady Braves weathered the ...

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville’s Tyler Leon, left, looks to shoot as Salem’s Matt Braymer defends during Tuesday’s Section II Class D first-round game.  (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Boys Basketball Roundup: OESJ cruises past Salem, 57-26

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Fifth-seeded Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville jumped out to a 37-16 first-half advantage and cruised into the Class D quarterfinals with a 57-26 first-round victory over No. 12 Salem Tuesday at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville High School. OESJ (14-7) will face No. 4 ...

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville’s Alexis Romeyn (5) looks to shoot over Loudonville Christian’s Chantel Burnett during Tuesday’s Section II Class C first-round game. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Girls Basketball Roundup: Lady Wolves defeat Loudonville Christian

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Merari Freeman and Fontana LaCoppola each scored 15 points to lead eighth-seeded Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a 56-39 victory over Loudonville Christian in a Section II Class D girls basketball first-round contest Tuesday. Abby Mosher scored 11 points for the Lady ...

Mayfield's Brendan Gifford (3) drives past Mechanicville's Kendrick McCann (4) during Tuesday's Section II Class C first-round game at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Panthers lose to Mechanicville

MAYFIELD — Heading into Tuesday’s first-round Class C contest with 11th-seeded Mechanicville, the sixth-seeded Mayfield boys basketball team knew the pace of the game would go a long way toward deciding the outcome. The Panthers were held to less than 50 points for just the sixth time ...

Wells' Rebekah Weaver dribbles past Lake Placid's Graci Daby during Tuesday's Section VII Class D first-round game. (Adirondack Daily Enterprise/Lou Reuter)

Wells advances to Class D quarterfinals

LAKE PLACID — Sierra Mauro connected on three 3-pointers as part of a game-high 15 points to lead ninth-seeded Wells to a 39-32 victory over eighth-seeded Lake Placid in the first round of the Section VII Class D girls basketball tournament Tuesday. The Lady Indians trailed 34-23 heading ...

JHS grad Bartlett wins SUNYAC titles

BUFFALO — Johnstown graduate Meghan Bartlett, a senior on the Fredonia State women’s swimming and diving team, swept the diving titles at the SUNYAC Championships at the Burt Flickinger Aquatic Center last weekend. Bartlett won the 1-meter springboard title Saturday to go along with the ...

Parslow helps Sage post playoff win

ALBANY — The Sage College’s women’s basketball team hosted sixth-seeded U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in the first round of the 2017 Skyline Conference Tournament on Tuesday night. Seeded third, Sage posted the 64-47 win to advance to the semifinals which will take place on Thursday at ...

Corrigan competes for Saint Michael’s

MIDDLEBURY — The Saint Michael’s College alpine and nordic skiing teams combined to place seventh among 15 schools as the two-day Middlebury College Carnival came to an end on Saturday. With 361 points, the Purple Knights held off Saint Lawrence University by 10 points, claiming their ...

Fake competing for Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE — The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team resumed the 2016-17 riding season Saturday, earning reserve high point team honors at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Morrisville State compiled 34 team points to earn reserve honors, as Skidmore claimed high point ...

Fonda-Fultonville's Emma Rhodes competes in the long jump during a Tri-County Indoor Track League meet Jan. 21 at Union College in Schenectady. Rhodes was fifth in the long jump at the Section II Division 4 Championships at the University at Albany on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

FFCS girls place fourth at sectionals

ALBANY — The Fonda-Fultonville girls indoor track team placed fourth the Section II Division 4 Championships on Monday at the University at Albany. Greenwich won the team title with 109 points, while Maple Hill was second with 62 points. Rensselaer-Doane Stuart was third with 55 points and ...