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Lady Falcons advance in Class D sectionals

NORTHVILLE — In the postseason, surviving and advancing are all that matters. The Northville girls basketball team did both Friday. The sixth-seeded Lady Falcons survived a two-point third quarter and advanced with a 41-37 over 11th-seeded North Warren in a Section II Class D first-round ...

Section II Basketball Tournaments: Area hoop teams set for sectionals

The Section II postseason tournament will get into full swing this week for nine local boys teams with six of the teams hosting opening-round games. The Foothills Council champion Gloversville Dragons are seeking their third-straight trip to the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, while the ...

Johnstown, Fonda-Fultonville, Mayfield girls host games today

A total of six area teams will be in action in the Section II girls basketball tournament today. Three of those teams will be at home for their playoff openers. The group includes Johnstown, Fonda-Fultonville and Mayfield. Johnstown earned the seventh seed in Class B and a home game with ...

Hoosic Valley tops Mayfield, 54-46

SCHAGHTICOKE — Kyle Capparello connected for 18 points but it was not enough as the Mayfield Panthers fell to Hoosic Valley 54-46 in the opening round of the Section II Class C tournament Friday at Hoosic Valley High School. Tyler Eddy had four 3-pointers in his 24-point performance for ...

Area skiers medal at Empire State Winter Games

LAKE PLACID — The 2020 Empire State Winter Games featured a record number of athletes-more than 2,600 from New York, throughout the United States, and internationally-who competed in approximately 30 events. This year's Games were held Jan. 30-Feb. 2.  "We had eight sports have record ...

Hall of Fame seeking candidates

The Greater Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame, already sporting an impressive list of Olympians, state and national champions and long-time record holders, is now accepting nominations for its third class of inductees. Eligible candidates include track and cross ...

Lady Patriots top Cohoes in sectional opener

BROADALBIN — It may not have been their best game of the season, but when crunch time came, the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots responded. After falling behind midway through the fourth quarter, the 13th-seeded Lady Patriots rallied with a 10-2 run in the final four minutes to defeat No. 20 ...

Gloversville boys seeded fourth, Northville earns second seed

Six local boys basketball teams received high seeds and will have the privilege of playing on their home courts one more time in the opening round of the Section II boys basketball tournament. Gloversville, Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth, Fonda-Fultonville, Fort Plain and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. ...

Amsterdam girls seeded third, Lady Braves seeded second

The Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves started last year's Section II Class B tournament with a play-in game as the No. 13 seed and advanced to the championship game before falling to Mechanicville. The Lady Braves are looking for another shot at the championship, only this time starting as the ...

Johnstown drops season finale, 76-47

JOHNSTOWN — Thanks to a postponement Tuesday, a long season became a day longer for the Johnstown boys basketball team. The Sir Bills were scheduled to host Queensbury in their regular-season finale Tuesday, but the game was moved to Wednesday. The extra day just prolonged a season that has ...

FMCC women top Hudson Valley, 78-59

TROY — Niaimani Marshall finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead Fulton-Montgomery Community College to a 78-59 victory over Hudson Valley Community College in a Mountain Valley Conference women’s basketball game Wednesday. The Lady Raiders jumped out to a 45-30 lead ...

FMCC men lose to HVCC, 92-68

TROY — Luke Bourgault scored 15 points to lead Hudson Valley Community College to a 92-69 victory over Fulton-Montgomery Community College in a Mountain Valley Conference men’s basketball game Wednesday. The Vikings led 45-33 at the half on their way to the win. Brandon McKenly finished ...

McGillin earns conference honors

JOHNSTOWN — Brendan McGillin of Amsterdam was named first-team all-Mountain Valley Conference for the Fulton-Montgomery Community College bowling team. “This is a nice honor for Brendan. Our numbers were down this year and we literally pulled him off the baseball team to come bowl for ...

Kowalski’s buzzer beater lifts Braves to win

JOHNSTOWN — With the sectional tournament just around the corner, the Fonda-Fultonville boys basketball team was looking to end the season with a statement win. The Braves did just that, avenging and earlier loss to Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons with a 51-48 double-overtime victory in the ...

Mekeel Christian avenges loss to Fonda-Fultonville

JOHNSTOWN — After losing to Fonda-Fultonville earlier this season, the Mekeel Christian Academy girls basketball team had to wait nearly two months for a rematch. The Lions made the most of their second chance, posting a 74-49 victory over the Lady Braves in the Western Athletic Conference ...

Higgins left his mark on Section II

Mentor, coach and friend were all words that were used to describe local sports icon and administrator Bill Higgins. Higgins died Monday night at the age of 83, just days before the start of the Section II boys’ basketball tournament that he was a major part of for many years. Higgins ...

Boys Basketball Roundup: Bouchard hits milestone in Dragons’ win

HUDSON FALLS — Dante Bouchard passed the 2,000-point barrier for his career to help Gloversville to a 72-52 victory over Hudson Falls in a Foothills Council boys basketball game Tuesday at Hudson Falls High School. Bouchard reached the milestone with a layup late in the first ...

Girls Basketball Roundup: Johnstown loses to Oneonta, 60-34

JOHNSTOWN — Ava Eichler scored 29 points to power Oneonta to a 60-34 victory over Johnstown in a non-league girls basketball game Tuesday at Johnstown High School. Oneonta led 12-3 after one quarter and 32-11 at the half on its way to the win. Anika Buzzy scored 11 points for ...

Area skiers compete at Snow Ridge

TURIN — Collin Cotter of the Royal Mountain Racing Team finished ninth overall and fourth in the U16 boys division at the 60th anniversary Silversmiths Race at Snow Ridge on Sunday. The event was a two-run slalom race. Cotter finished with a time of 49.17 seconds on his first run and ...

Broadalbin-Perth boys second at sectionals

ALBANY — The Broadalbin-Perth boys indoor track and field team placed second Monday at the Section II Division III Championships at the University at Albany, In the boys meet, Scotia-Glenville won the team title with a total of 130 points. B-P was second with 79 points, Ichabod Crane (72 ...