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Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Nick Suits (42) hauls in a pass from Nick Kocjan the ball during Friday's Class D Division II game against Hoosic Valley at Canajoharie High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

C-FP falls short in battle for playoff spot

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie/Fort Plain Cougars shrugged off a slow start to outscore Hoosic Valley 20-14 in the second half of Friday’s key Class D football game against Hoosic Valley. However, the second-half rally was not enough to erase a 14-0 halftime score as Hoosic Valley held on ...

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville's Jack Brundage (7) drops a pass toward the top of the box while under pressure from Northville defender Michael Dickey during a Section II Class D quarterfinal match Friday at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville blanks Northville, 3-0

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Jack Brundage finished with a goal and an assist to lead second-seeded Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a 3-0 victory over seventh-seeded Northville on Friday. The Wolves led 1-0 at the half before sealing the victory with a pair of second-half goals. Braden Frederick ...

Johnstown's Tanner Fahr is tackled by Fonda-Fultonville's Brady Miles (12) during Friday's Class B/C crossover game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Johnstown rolls past Fonda-Fultonville, 40-13

JOHNSTOWN — The Sir Bills of Johnstown traveled to Fonda-Fultonville to take on the Braves in a Section II Class B/C Crossover game Friday night. Both teams were looking for their second win of the season and, in the end, it was Johnstown getting that win by a score of 40-13 over the ...

Mayfield's Drew Snyder, left, controls the ball in front of Berlin's Connor Douglas during Friday's Section II Class C quarterfinal contest at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Boys Soccer Roundup: Top-seeded Panthers stunned by Berlin

MAYFIELD — Heading into the postseason as the top seed, the Mayfield boys soccer team seemed primed for a deep playoff run. Instead, the Panthers were stunned in their opening contest, dropping a 1-0 decision to ninth-seeded Berlin in the Section II Class C quarterfinals Friday at Mayfield ...

H.S. Football Roundup: Schalmont rolls past Broadalbin-Perth

ROTTERDAM — Shane O’Dell passed for 319 yards and six touchdowns to lead Schalmont to a 48-7 victory over Broadalbin-Perth in a quarterfinal game Class B football tournament Friday. O’Dell threw TD pass of 7 and 29 yards to Darnell Green and 44-yard, 63-yard and 26-yard TD passes to ...

H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Mayfield outlasts Gloversville, 3-2

MAYFIELD — Mikayla Myers piled up 19 kills, 16 digs, 11 service points and three aces to lead Mayfield to a 3-2 victory over Gloversville in a non-league volleyball match at Mayfield High School on Friday. The Lady Panthers won by scores of 25-18, 25-19, 16-25, 23-25 and 25-14. Emily ...

Area players competing for Sage

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ women’s volleyball hosted the Wildcats of SUNY-Polytechnic on Wednesday in a non-conference match. The Wildcats posted the 3-1 win to improve to 9-12 overall, while Sage falls to 7-19. The Wildcats took the first two sets, 25-16, 25-12, before Sage won ...

Johnstown's Taryn Ringer, left, shoots on Greenwich goalie Kylee Masse during Thursday's Section II Class C quarterfinal game at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Lady Bills beat Greenwich 5-0, advance to Class C semifinals

JOHNSTOWN — For the first time since 2013, the Johnstown field hockey team is headed to the sectional semifinals. The fourth-seeded Lady Bills posted a 5-0 victory over 12th-seeded Greenwich in a Class C quarterfinal contest Thursday at Knox Field. “We finally got that monkey off our ...

Postseason begins for some area squads

For two area teams, the postseason begins this weekend. For two others, the playoffs don’t officially begin until next weekend, but both face must-win games this week to earn a sectional spot. Broadalbin-Perth and Dolgeville open the postseason this weekend, with the Patriots travel to ...

Patriots, Lady Dragons, Lady Blue Devils fall in quarterfinals

VALATIE — Top-seeded Ichabod Crane got goals from Kevin Winglosky and Anthony Carlucci to defeat eighth-seeded Broadalbin-Perth 2-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Section II Class B tournament Thursday night at Ichabod Crane High School. Winglosky’s goal came just over eight minutes ...

Gloversville's Damian Bruce (3) nd Hudson Falls' Justin Fenton battle for control of the ball during first half action in Wednesday's Section II Class A opening-round match at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Dragons edge Hudson Falls in OT

GLOVERSVILLE — For the first time since reaching the Class A semifinals in 2009, the Gloversville boys’ soccer team is moving on in the Section II tournament. After squandering a 3-1 halftime lead to Hudson Falls, the Dragons’ Damian Bruce finished off a hat trick to lift Gloversville ...

Gloversville goalkeeper Brittany Johnson makes a save on a close range shot by Emma Willard's Isla Lyons as Kat Fousek (7) looks for a rebound off the pads and Gloversville's Jenna Carbone and Nia Person prepare to clear the ball during a Section II Class B first-round match Wednesday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Gloversville loses in Class B quarterfinals to Emma Willard

GLOVERSVILLE — A season of firsts continued Wednesday for the Gloversville field hockey team. After a long absence from postseason play, the Huskies returned to sectionals with the sixth seed in the Section II Class B tournament to host No. 3 Emma Willard in a quarterfinal match at ...

Boys Soccer Roundup: Northville cruises past Germantown, 4-1

NORTHVILLE — Nate Reidell scored twice to lead seventh-seeded Northville to a 4-1 victory over 10th-seeded Germantown in a first-round Class D matchup Wednesday. Michael Kalkbrenner and Lucas Jetty each had a goal and an assist for the Falcons, who led 2-0 at the half. William Salas ...

H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Broadalbin-Perth defeats Johnstown, 3-1

BROADALBIN — Cassy Bown finished with 10 kills and four blocks to lead Broadalbin-Perth to a 3-0 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council South Division match at Broadalbin-Perth High School on Monday. The Lady Patriots won by scores of 25-18, 18-25, 25-20 and 25-9. Eliana Fraser ...

Hudson's Monsur Choudhury (9) challenges Broadalbin-Perth's Zach Monks (7) as he sends the ball forward during first-half action of a Section II Class B first-round match Tuesday at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Patriots blank Hudson in sectional opener

BROADALBIN — Using a relentless first-half attack, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots were able to get a leg-up on Hudson Tuesday night and come away with a 2-0 victory in the first round of the Section II Class B boys soccer tournament at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School. “We had ...

Girls Soccer Roundup: Dolgeville rolls past Onondaga

DOLGEVILLE — Rylee Lamphere finished with two goals and an assist to lift eighth-seeded Dolgeville to a 5-1 victory over ninth-seeded Onondaga in a Section III Class C first-round contest Monday. Paige Crum, Isabella Nichols and Patricia Cool also scored for the Blue Devils, while Gabby ...

Fonda-Fultonville's Aiden Zenzen (329), Shane Viscosi (328) and Myles Anderson (321) lead Galway's Holden Decker during Tuesday's Western Athletic Conference cross-country meet at Sand Flats Orchard in Fonda. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Cross Country Roundup: Fonda-Fultonville boys, girls sweep WAC meet

FONDA —The Fonda-Fultonville boys and girls cross-country teams both picked up a pair of wins during Tuesday’s Western Athletic Conference meet against Galway and Mayfield at Sand Flats Orchard. In the boys meet, Fonda-Fultonville topped Galway, 19-36, and notched victory over an ...

Galway volleyball loses to Hudson Falls

GALWAY — Carlee Horstmann finished with 10 kills and five blocks for Galway in a 3-0 loss to Hudson Falls in a non-league volleyball match Tuesday. The Tigers won by scores of 25-21, 25-20 and 25-18. Sydney Crawford finished with six blocks and five kills for Galway (10-3 overall).

Johnstown's Molly Lake (2) pushes the ball past Germantown's Leah Foster during Monday's Section II Class B first-round game at Knox Field in Johnstown. The Lady Bills won, 7-0. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Lady Bills blank Germantown in playoff opener

JOHNSTOWN — After earning the No. 4 seed for the Section II Class C field hockey tournament, Johnstown opened the postseason Monday at Knox Field. The Lady Bills scored three times in the first 20 minutes on their way to a 7-0 victory over No. 13 seed Germantown. “We were hoping to get ...